Hostels in Sorrento, Italy

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Get to know Sorrento (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Sorrento. To help you make friends with Sorrento before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Sorrento (no more

The name Sorrento originates from the ancient name Surrentum and the myth of the sirens. According to the legend, only Odysseus and his companions were able to resist the charm of the siren song, and then the sirens turned into the rock. Whether this happened is not completely certain, but it is a fact that Sorrento still exists and prospers unlike other small towns. Sorrento is popular because of its location as a connecting point of the surrounding attractions. You can easily reach Naples and Pompeii from Sorrento, while enjoying quieter atmosphere.

For centuries, Sorrento was a target for northern European countries that wanted to invade Italy. Writers and painters have immortalized the city in words and pictures. Today, the town is quite small and its population barely exceeds sixteen thousand people. Not very far from the town, you can enjoy the beaches of Italy. The monuments and other places of tourist interest in Sorrento are the Museum of Correale di Terranova in a former noble palace displaying furniture, inlaid wood, porcelain, paintings of the seventeenth to nineteenth century; the Franciscan Monastery; the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine; the Basilica of Saint Antonino; and the Greek and Roman arch city gate to the old city Maue.

Sorrento hostels are spread throughout the town and it is good to have a look at the city map before you book your Sorrento hostel, as some are located in the very center of the town while others are almost out of Sorrento. A lot of the hostels in Sorrento are way below average standards, but there are some very good hostels in the city. Hostels in Sorrento are by no means cheap -- even the bad ones -- so price is not a very decisive factor for the quality of your hostel in Sorrento.

Written by local enthusiast for Sorrento hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Sorrento hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Sorrento Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Sorrento. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Sorrento. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Sorrento costs on average $39 for a dorm. A hostel in Sorrento with private rooms costs on average $146. shows all 5 Hostels in Sorrento. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 5 hostels in Sorrento, Italy. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Sorrento such as
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Your Packing List for Sorrento

Your Packing List for Sorrento

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Sorrento and Italy.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Sorrento Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Sorrento, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$39 Average dorm price
$146 Average private room price
$21 Cheapest hostel in Sorrento
Seven Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Sorrento
Ulisse Deluxe Hostel is the best rated
Most Sorrento hostels are located in
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Sant'Agnello (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Massa Lubrense (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Meta (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Piano di Sorrento (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Nerano (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Vico Equense (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Positano (9 Km / 5 mi.)

Travel Tips for Sorrento - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Sorrento. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Sorrento. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Sorrento is class! Had the best holiday ever there. Food is really nice too!


I have visited Sorrento twice. I absolutely love it there, it is one of my favourite places in the whole world. I would strongly reccomend anyone to visit Sorrento and the surrounding area, as it is beautiful and the culture is fantastic! I can't wait to go back!


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