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Camping La Sfinge Reviews

Localita Gea 5, La Spezia, Deiva Marina,19013, Cinque Terre, Italy

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695 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Very basic place, a bit far away but great access to the free shuttle. Had everything we needed. No power in the cabins (wasn't an issue for us). Would've been nice if there was some sort of camp kitchen, the have a mini food store with ingredients but nowhere to cook anything. Wifi only works in reception area but we barely used it anyway and it worked well when we did. Other than that we had a great stay. Cheap accomodation if you're wanting to see the Cinque Terre, much cheaper.


I stayed 3 nights at La Sfinge and really enjoyed the atmosphere of the campsite, the facilities in my little cabin and the helpfulness of the staff. The showers are great - very spacious and clean.The shuttle bus was efficient and connected well to the train that connected the Cinque Terre villages. I'd have appreciated it if the camp office had more information about the CT walks and activities available in the area - just a small point as there were tourist information points in other places.


Camping La Sfinge was the best of surprises. We expected to rough it for a couple of nights, based on their pictures, only to arrive to this sweet, clean, friendly place. We slept in little cabins with cooking facilities, electricity, dishes, etc. that were very clean! The staff was very helpful and understanding. We really recommend staying here if you are looking for time in nature in Italy! We left joking that we should be their marketing directors and photographers. Stay here!


Great camping! The staff is super friendly and helpful and the free shuttle to the train station is great. It works the whole day till around 10pm! And Deiva Marina is not that far from either of the five towns. The facilities are usually clean as well as the tent we stayed in. There's no wifi throughout the camping, only at the reception and in a little cabin next to it. But that was ok! It was enough for us! Great place! Definitely recommend!


There was a little confusion about the free shuttle which resulted in us waiting an hour and a half at the station. The yellow public bus is considered the free service, with La Sfinge's mini bus offering later trips. The staff here were really lovely, and took us to the station early on the day we left. The pizza restaurant across the road is great! The facilities in the campground were kept very clean, and our room and linen was also very clean.


Chose this place for its price as we just needed a place to sleep and thought sleepin g in the wilderness would be smth new on a vacation which it was. What you get is just a tent with 2 beds and no electricity so no lights as well. Wifi only at the reception counter so you will always see a bunch of people there on their phones, tablets etc. Location isn't ideal as its a good 30 mins train ride away from the nearest cinque terre town and that's factoring in the bus journey and waiting times.


This hostel was very cool; loved the camping and the huts that we got to stay in. However, the campground is not easily accessible to Cinque Terre. You have to take a shuttle to the train station (free but runs infrequently, and there were no public buses or taxis the week that we stayed), then wait for the train (also semi infrequent) then take a 15-20 minute train to the first town in Cinque. If you want to get to Riomaggiore, the train is over 30 minutes away. Good hostel but inconvenient.


Great stay! Very relaxing atmosphere. Great for a quiet, relaxing stay. Great free shuttle service that takes you to the train station where you an catch a train to any of the towns of cinque terre. Great facilities. The lady who runs the mini market is so lovely and helpful. Could do with some power points in our perma tent but other than that it was a great stay!


Amazing place !!


The two person 'cabins' were nice and clean. I wish the location was a closer to the main villages. The free shuttle to the train station was super nice, however it stops at 9pm. We wanted to see the villages at night so we had to walk the 30 minutes to the camp grounds and when we arrived the gates were closed and locked (which we were not informed about). Only wifi and outlets available are at the main entrance computer cabin (small) and it closes.

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had a little cabin that had a fridge, sink and stove top. very cute cabin and loved the location if you don't mind not staying in a cabin and roughing it then this is the place! bathrooms weren't the cleanest but the shower were.


A beautiful place to stay, the bungalow had everything we needed and more: including a little 2 burner stove! Waaaay more than I was expecting. The shuttle from the station is a great service, but is limited to by-the-hour, which can make it a little bit too far away to walk comfortably with heavy bags from the station. Otherwise, excellent staff, beautiful area, free shuttle to the station and regular trains to the 5 Terre, there's not much that could make it any better!

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