It’s no secret that Italy is a must-see destination. Whether celebrating the New Year or creating memories for the whole year, Italy is a popular destination from summer to winter. Each city has its own unique charm informed by a rich culture and millennia of history – much of which remains. Luckily, to live the good life in Italy as a tourist, you don’t have to be fabulously rich. After all, the good life or beautiful life is an Italian value that permeates almost everything here, from a cup of espresso with the morning paper to an ice cream cheerfully served in a sunny square. Taste the magic of the Italian lifestyle on a budget with these 10 inspired hostels across Italy.
10/10 Roma generator
Located in the historic center of Rome, this trendy hostel is a good base for adventures throughout the city. The colorful and quirky interior provides a vibrant backdrop for meeting travelers from around the world. Featuring a well-stocked bar/lounge and rooftop terrace for socializing, Generator Rome is a social hostel with a selection of dorms and private rooms.
9/10 More Florence
This hostel, with hotel-style amenities and an enviable location, is a benchmark on the Florence hostel scene. Plus brings travelers from around the world together around its indoor and outdoor pools, hammocks, fitness center, and large bar/lounge with pool table and jukebox. Centro Storico’s prime location is minutes from Piazza San Marco and Pizza Della Liberta.
8/10 Anda Venice Hostel
The ultra-contemporary design of this grand hostel features repurposed shipping containers, modern art and murals. Few hostels manage to do many things well, but this one is an exception. Ideal for digital nomads and partygoers, Anda offers well-lit workspaces and an on-site nightclub. A range of room sizes are available — from cheerful, well-lit Single Rooms to minimalist dorms.
7/10 Ostello Bello Grande in Milan
For an intimate and relaxed hostel experience, the charming Ostello Bello Grande easily rivals Milan. From the sunny dining room to the leafy outdoor terrace with hammocks and comfortable seating, guests are immersed in comfort and in touch with nature while being immersed in the heart of Milan. In a few minutes on foot, travelers can reach the Breda Tower, the Stazione Centrale and the Palazzo Lombardia.
6/10 Artists Budget Rooms in Rome
Located at the eastern end of Rome’s historic center and close to Termini Station, this hostel offers simplicity and affordability in a prime location. You can quietly have breakfast or a coffee on the establishment’s green outdoor terrace. The intimate style adds to the charm and ambiance.
5/10 Ostello Bello Genova in Genoa
With a boat converted into a bench and a giant painting of a whale sprawling across the walls and ceiling, this hostel adopts a nautical theme in honor of Genoa’s rich maritime history. The location is just a two minute walk east of the Columbus monument. History aside, modern amenities include a communal kitchen, bar/lounge, and increased accessibility to help travelers with reduced mobility.
4/10 Torino Combo
Inspired by Asian minimalism, Combo features thoughtful, simple decor, a neutral color palette, platform beds, and Japanese-style bedrooms with floor mats for sleeping. The living room is spacious, with tables for working and sofas for socializing and relaxing. The on-site cafe and bar entice guests into a day of exploring and help them unwind afterwards. Savvy hostel guests looking for a memorable hostel stay would do well to book here.
3/10 La Contrara Hostel Naples
An excellent location and a warm stay are the characteristics that define La Controra. The renovated building retains its traditional design, including arches inside and a patio outside. Decor, however, is all modern. You can walk to Port’Alba and Plaza Dante in less than 20 minutes and find a delicious array of local restaurants along the way.
2/10 Ulisse Deluxe Hostel Sorrento
A hostel with a hotel vibe, this accommodation features a classic style, with traditional materials (like wood, stone, leather, and upholstery) throughout the property. Guests can take advantage of the cave-like indoor pool, spa with sauna and fitness center to unwind between Sorrento Coast adventures. The excellent location offers easy access to important local sites like the imposing and spectacular Chiesa di San Francesco.
1/10 Ostello Bello Lake Como
The beauty and charm of Lake Como needs no introduction. Luckily, Ostello Bello brings this Italian delight within reach of budget travelers — without compromising on comfort. This converted traditional style house offers a quaint and warm stay. Green terraces with tables and hammocks invite guests to relax and reflect in the shade. The scale of the hostel is intimate, bringing international guests together in the property’s many common areas. Additionally, the Inn’s location on the southern shore ideally positions guests between the lake and the town of Como.