The Top Hostels in Italy

Updated On October 9, 2023
A view of rooftops in Italy

Ah, Italy! What else to say except ‘Take me there, now!’?

Fantastic diversity of cultures, nature, rich history, and incredible culinary experiences- yes, just pack your bags and go to Italy.

Of course, there is so much to see that traveling on a budget can be quite of a challenge.

One of the best ways to save money while taking a trip around Italy is to find traveling companions who would like to experience as much as possible of the journey even if that means to pinch cash by sleeping in budget-friendly hostels.

Check out our list of hostels in Italy and start planning your dream journey!

Generator Hostel, Venice

When it comes to Venice, let’s just say- thank god for hostels as they financially ease the travel to this exclusive European destination.

If you opt for Generator Hostel Venice, you will enjoy a stay to remember. 

Located in a vintage warehouse on the Giudecca Island of Venice, this hostel will enchant you with its relaxed atmosphere and regular art exhibitions.

It is just a water ski ride away from the most popular Venetian tourist sights like Doge’s Palace, the Grand Canal, San Marco, etc.

The hostel offers private rooms and dorms, i.e. shared rooms.

The dorms can host up to 8 people in the small rooms and 16 in the big rooms.

Although this might sound cramped, the dorms can be quite a pleasant experience after all as they have bunk beds, individual electrical outlets, and reading lights.

Bathrooms are shared.

Private rooms, on the other hand, can be used by a family of 4 or if you need a smaller room, then you can choose one that is for 2 people or the sky suite.

In the hostel, you can have breakfast, lunch, or dinner or maybe just relax with a cocktail or a drink

The Generator Hostel offers guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as cocktails and drinks in the evenings.

A gondola ride in Venice
A gondola ride in Venice

The Yellow Hostel, Rome

A place that will leave you speechless!

One of the pillars of our civilization, full of marvelous sites, rich history, and culture, not to mention the food- the Eternal City has it all.

When in Rome, we recommend you to stay at Yellow Hostel- it is modern, central and fun!

Yellow Hostel is marked as a party hostel that guarantees great music, cool DJs, and party lovers that are up for mingling regardless of the day of the week.

The rooms in this hostel are clean, stylish, and cozy.

There are 10-person dorms which will save up your budget, but also 4 and 6-person mixed dorms with bunk beds and shared or private bathrooms.

This hostel also offers a 4 and 6-person female-only dorm and private rooms with two twin beds.

A city view
A city view

Ostello Bello, Milan

The name itself says- Beautiful Hostel.

Ostello Bello is located in Milan, Northern Italy and you better consider it as you will be visiting one of the most high-class, and therefore most pricey cities in Italy.

This hostel is a great chance to save up a bit more money to add more to your shopping bags.

You will find it downtown, via Medici 4, just a few minutes away from Piazza Duomo and other popular spots for sightseeing.

This hostel includes a bar, a rooftop terrace, a garden with a barbecue area, and a number of activities for socializing.

The common areas offer convenient entertainment systems with games and ping pong tables.

Each room goes with USB plugs next to individual beds, air conditioning, and free access to towels and luggage storage.

Free WiFi, 24-hour reception, and security are included and you can borrow laptops or Ipads, so all you need to do is lay back and enjoy your stay.

A street view
A street view

Hostel Ospitalia Del Mare, Levanto, Cinque Terre

Is there any sight more quaint than the fishermen’s coastal villages of Cinque Terre?

Colorful cities, cobblestone allies, and cheerful chatter at outdoor markets- food for the soul!

This place offers a variety of choices when it comes to accommodation, however, our favorite is Hostel Ospitalia del Mare.

You will find it in a 12th-century building built on the coastline, offering great views that will enrich the stay of any backpacker.

Ospitalia del Mare has both private rooms and dorms that can host 2-9 guests and each room has a private bathroom.

One of the nicest things is the common terrace where you can enjoy your meal during the daytime or in the evenings.

Breakfast is included as well as discount coupons for local restaurants and access to safe.

An old town view
An old town view

Youth Station Hostel, Rome

Another hostel option in Rome is the Youth Station Hostel which is super nice and totally convenient as it is right by the train station.

Another advantage is that is close to many metro stops as well as appealing museums and parks.

Youth Station Hostel offers 24-h check-in, free WiFi, several common rooms with entertainment systems, individual electrical outlets and reading lights, etc.

This is a modern and stylish hostel and each room was designed to provide comfort, regardless of whether it’s a dorm or private. 

The hospitable and kind staff is another reason why to stay at this wonderful friendly place.

A bridge over a river
A bridge over a river

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