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 Sant'Agnello. To help you make friends with Sant'Agnello before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Sant’Agnello is a small town in the Campania region of southern Italy, near Naples. It is on the Amalfi Coast, known for its clifftop towns and clear blue waters. The town borders Piano d’Sorrento and Sorrento; Sant’Agnello is considered a quieter suburb of Sorrento.
To get here, you can fly into Naples from most European destinations and take a train to Sant’Agnello. If you are already in Italy and travelling by train, the Trenitalia rail line from from Rome and Florence to Naples. In Naples, you need to switch trains for Sorrento and Sant’Agnello.
Budget accommodation in Sant’Agnello is minimal; there are only a few hostels in the suburb and its advisable to book in advance, especially in the summer. There are more hostels in Sorrento, which is about a thirty minute walk or a ten minute tram ride from Sant’Agnello. Hostels in Sant’Agnello are similar to hostels in most European cities; they can be boisterous and crowded. If you prefer quieter accommodation, consider a guesthouse or bed & breakfast.
While the beaches and the rugged hiking trails lure travellers to the Amalfi Coast summer after summer, Sant’Agnello has more than just outdoor activities. The town is full of history, with magnificent villas on the cliffs overlooking the sea that date from the mid 19th century and a Capuchin church and friary from the 16th century. Today, the villas have been converted into luxury hotels. Sant’Agnello is most well-known for the American writer, Francis Marion Crawford, who lived here in the late 19th century; his former villa is now a guesthouse run by the Daughters of Maria Ausiliatrice. From Sorrento, travellers can take a short ferry across to the Isle of Capri. In the winter, Sant’Agnello is the perfect base to get into the nearby mountains for skiing and snowboarding. No matter the time of year you are here, there is something exciting to do.
Written by local enthusiast for Sant'Agnello hostelsJakob Lombardi