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A Scalinatella Reviews

Piazza Umberto 1 5/6, 84010 Atrani, Amalfi, Italy

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776 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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The owner is nice. Have a great time with him and the beautiful town there.


Great spot in Atrani just outside Amalfi. I reckon it's better to stay here than in Positano which is super touristy. From Atrani it's easy to reach Ravello and Amalfi. Make sure to do the Sentiero degli Dei walk. Great breakfast and the two Italian brothers who run it are fantastic. Only downside is the rooms are very basic - eg Our only window opened onto another room and the shower has no curtain so water goes everywhere. Hence not ideal for a honeymoon!


We had a lovely stay in A Scalinatella. No wi-fi or a/c in the bedroom and no kitchen was frustrating, but the wi-fi was strong by main reception. The hostel is situated in Atrani (rather than Almalfi), though just 10 mins round the corner/in the next bay. We preferred it here, as it allowed for a much quiter breakfast / evening drink, and only venture into more tourist heavy Almalfi for certain restaurants, or when desired. Staff were lovely. Overall stay was lovely, minor gripe on facilities

  • 16th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A Scalinatella means 'little stairs' and this town and hostel has plenty of them so if you are carrying heavy suitcases bear that in mind. Atrani is a small town with a lovely village plaza and a real feeling of community and the hostel also has this lovely part of the community feel. Philippe is an excellent mine host and went that extra mile fir me when Ii was leaving early to catch the first bus out by giving me my breakfast in a paper bag. Highly recommended.


The location was great but this hostel lacks a common area and a kitchen to socialise with other travellers. I was travelling alone and only met people on my third and last night as I didn't have anyone else in my room.


Check in was until 6pm so I called the guy to tell I would be late and he told me if I wanted a 24 hs reception I should look for a hotel. Finally after calling them and the travel agency I was doing the tour with called them they waited. Breakfast is small but nice. Internet doesn't work in rooms, only at a piazza about 100 metros from the rooms and there is no common area. There is no air conditioner but it gets cooler at night. Location is great, 10 mins walk to Amalfi as it is in Atrani


This was one of the most basic hostels I've stayed in, but I did appreciate that it was not advertised as anything other than what it was. The location really wasn't so bad after we figured out the fastest route to Amalfi. The security could have been better. We shared a key that was left outside the room with the other people who stayed in our room. Also, there was no internet in the building. The best part of the hostel were the brothers that ran it and their yummy breakfast in the morning.


Love this Hostel, amazing location


shared room only had 1 outlet and no wifi within the rooms. But great atmosphere and staff.


This hostel was exactly what I was looking for on my vacation. It's steps away from the beach and a great location overall, just a short 5-10 minute walk to Amalfi. The brothers who own the place are super nice and helpful and were accommodating when I wanted to stay an extra night. There isn't anywhere to lock your things, though the doors to each room do lock with a really old key. But still, I felt like my things were safe. Breakfast was also good. Wifi only worked in square, away from hostel


The two brothers were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was a plus. The wifi works in the reception room which is located in the town square but the actual rooms are scattered a short walk from the square.


The two brothers who run this hostel were absolutely fantastic! Very helpful and accommodating. Location was good, very close to the bus stop and only a short walk to amalfi. Personally I actually preferred atrani beach! Absolute gem! Only downside was no common areas in the hostel so no where to really hang out with other travellers, but overall a great place to stay :)


The hostel workers were all very nice and the breakfast was one of the best ones we have had. No kitchen, which is a bummer, and the wifi only works outside of the hostel in the square, but on vacation in a place like this, staying in your room on wifi would be a waste. A little pricier than the other hostels we stay at, worth it for the villiage though. GO HIKE THE WATERFALLS! The stairs are worth it.


We had a nice stay overall. The hostel is located in Atrani, about 500 meters from Amalfi. 2 of us booked a 4 person female dorm and it was only the 2 of us for 2 of the 3 nights so that was nice to have some privacy. The social atmosphere is not super nor is the WiFi. Our room was about 100 meters from the WiFi hot spot, so basically there was no WiFi in our room. Nonetheless, the room was sufficient and breakfast was nice as well as the staff (who carried my suitcase).

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This was a great hostel to stay at. Little tricky to get to, but the desk guy, who was also one of the brothers that owned it, was awesome. Had planned on staying in amalfi, but glad I found this place instead. Only problem was having to go to the courtyard for Internet or meeting people, but breakfast was a huge plus in the morning


Wifi only works in lobby. Lobby is only open until 11 am. Rooms are up the street from lobby. Bar in the square is awesome. Not affiliated to hostel buy luigi is awesome and gives you wifi password. Atrani is a cool town.


The room wasn't very nice and the bathroom was kind of weird. But we had a lovely terrasse just around the corner from the main square and the beach. Internet wasn't working at all, but at the square you could connect...


We had a wonderful stay at A Scalinatella. The brothers that run the hostel are very accommodating, friendly and helpful. We even had breakfast packed and delivered to us as we were checking out early! Highly recommend staying here.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I wished that there was somewhere secure for my passport and computer. Otherwise, the brothers who ran the hostel are LOVELY and the breakfast was amazing.


Enjoyed being in quieter Atrani, next to Amalfi. The hostel is a little older but comfortable. Would have like to have a common area to hang out a meet fellow travellers more easily, but did meet a few people at breakfast.

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