Cinque Terre Holidays Reviews
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The owners were very friendly and polite =)
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
It was a great place to meet other travelers, since it was more like an apartment than hostel and people can hang out at the living room. The reception and the apartment I stayed in located right at the town centre so everything was within reach. But the apartment offered no lockers and the doors/ gates all looked a bit run-down, so it could be worrying when you go out. You also have to be able to trust other travelers, trust honest system. Washing machine was broken in the apartment.
Although the office locates at main street, the rooms (house) locate at a dark alley. Quite scary when returning at night, especially for single traveler. But inside the house, everything including decoration is localized. You can sense you are living in a Italian house but not just like staying in a hostel. Really love it.
The balcony area had not been cleaned and therefore could not be used.. Nothing could be sat on or touched without wiping it down first. In our room you could hear the noises from the adjoining room very clearly. I had the pleasure of enjoying a neighbors bath as I tried to sleep. Terrible set up. The room smelled of mildew. Not a serious effort at providing quality accommodations. I don't have inordinately high standards, but this room was way over priced for what was delivered.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
We had the private double room with an ensuite at the top of the spiral staircase. The room had a partial view of the water. The room is tiny. Only big enough for the double bed. We had to store our backpacks under the bed. The toilet and shower are also tiny rooms. Only big enough for one person. There is a verandah also which was nice. It was almost bigger than the room. The location is amazing, 2 minutes and your on the street where all the shops are. For the price its a good stay.
The absolute worst I ever want to experience. The toilets didn't flush and the shower was completely gross. There was literally a hole in the bathroom wall filled with trash and goodness knows what else. The bedding was questionable and wasn't even changed before we arrived at the hostel. The location is the only positive if you ignore that there are between 10 and 15 flights of steep stone stairs to some of the apartments. The owner was rude and the price was INSANE for what we had. Thumbs down
The hostel was a bit of a hike up Riomaggiore, but definitely could have been worse. The people were helpful, just very busy and took a while to get to us when we were trying to check us in. My only real complaint was that there wasn't a locker or any place for me to lock up my stuff while we were gone for the day. Overall, it was slightly expensive, but one of the cheaper options anywhere in Cinque Terre, so we were happy.
DO NOT TAKE SUITCASES HERE. the location is deceitful. Main office is right outside the tunnel from the train station, but the actual rooms are a hike away and if you have big luggage you're done. Wifi is only available in one of the little cottages so be sure to ask the staff where it is/what the login info is and they should give it to you. The view is amazing, the rooms are comfortable, but be aware of bugs. Enjoy it because it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Well located hostel, and the staff is awesome, always answered to all of our requests. There is no locker, but we felt really safe in Cinque Terre and that was not a problem. Sugestion: Let the wifi available all night long. It was not a big deal to live without wifi after 10pm, but it could be an improvement. Totally recommend it, keep the awesome work!
My dorm was super basic but the location was perfect. Bit sad there was no pretty view or anything but location was great... in the heart of riomaggiore and that's all that matters. Next time though I think I would stay in vernazza or manarolo...riomaggiore had less going on.
This hostel has a beautiful view of the ocean and a wonderful front patio. Although it is located not on the main road and it is quite the climb (about 15 min uphill) to get to it. Internet is only available during office hours and only at the main office, which is located far away from the hostel room. Great for a one night stay.
We were traveling in a group of 3 friends. When we arrived we were escorted to our room which was a 15 minute walk from the reception in the main part of town. The room was 1 bunk
We got a room with a sea view and kitchen which was nice! We had to walk 245 stairs to get to our room but I think anywhere you stay in cinque terre you would have this issue! You can only get wifi outside the main office between 10-8 which was a bit annoying, but otherwise was clean with good sized rooms.
Would not stay here for more than one night, we basically slept in a dorm in a room that was probably originally a dining room that got converted into a 3 bed dorm sleeper. Fairly unclean with drape-like bed sheets.
Very good hostel. Owners were friendly and relaxed, the rooms were good and cleaned everyday, location great. Thanks
Cinque Terre Holidays is close to the ocean blue. Because of its location, I'd recommend it to you. It's a mini apartment not a hostel but that is okay, because it has everything necessary for a pleasurable stay. The only complaint was the bathroom, which was a little small. But it was made up by the staff who really gave it their all. They went above and beyond to make my stay worthwhile, and their "hostel" has the best price values for many a mile.
If you are looking for a crazy experience this is the hostel, if you are picky dont go! The rooms are not in the main street but are close by. To get to our room, on the 8th floor we had to climb 12 sets of strairs (some very steep) counting from the street but I think this will happen in any appartment because the buildings are very old and have no elevators. We had a balcony in our room and the view was amazing. The toillet door didn't exist and there was no central air. The room was clean.
If you don't have any other choise here you'll find a bed to stay, but consider all this: 1. Rooms are spreader in several places and apartments in the town 2. WiFi only outside the small office of the owner, who doesn't allow guests to sit inside. 3. Don't expect any good answers of treat from the host. 4. Cleaness and maintenance are not well known here. The shitiest place I've been after 3 months around Europe. Anyway, still quite cheap
This isn't a great hostel but not terrible. It is really like a set of condos spread throughout town. It is very large, with a downstairs kitchen and bathroom, which is nice. However, it is not very well maintained. Many of the kitchen appliances were broken as was the bathroom door and duct tape on the shower. It is not very clean either. It is fine for a short stay though since you won't be spending much time at all in the hostel.