This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Reggio Emilia. To help you make friends with Reggio Emilia before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Reggio Emilia is an Italian city located between Modena and Parma in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Reggio Emilia has a beautiful, traditional Italian city center, with large plazas (with free Wi-Fi); many cafes, serving inexpensive, good quality coffee; restaurants selling local and international cuisine; and ice cream parlours selling yummy gelato (you cannot leave Italy without trying some Italian ice cream!). The city is both pedestrian- and cycle-friendly, with both cycle routes marked on many of the inner city roads, and pedestrian-friendly streets and plazas. There are also many good hiking trails in the nearby hills and mountains, most which can be reached within a few hours. The city also has many fashionable shops and a lively nightlife.
There are many different accommodation options for all budgets, including chain and boutique hotels, hostels in Reggio Emilia, campgrounds that are situated outside the city centre, and guesthouses. Most staff members working in tourism can speak a level of English, however some Italian is always appreciated. Some locals may also speak a good level of French. Hostels in Reggio Emilia are usually the cheapest option for inner-city accommodation, and if you are traveling solo. Reggio Emilia hostels usually have dorm and private room options, sometimes with shared or private bathrooms. Towels, linen, and breakfast as well as complimentary Wi-Fi are usually included. Most Reggio Emilia hostels also have common areas, and a communal kitchen, and are situated within walking distance of a supermarket or bakery. Not all Reggio Emilia hostels offer laundry services, and laundromats can be hard to come by. Overall, accommodation in Reggio Emilia is reasonable for Western European standards.
Written by local enthusiast for Reggio Emilia hostelsKelly Sheldrick