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Da Luciano - Backpackers Reviews

via Colombo 25, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

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66 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 62%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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The apartment is actually at the top of a hill, so be prepared to walk up there with luggage. The view is wonderful, the facilities good and staff reasonably helpful. Definitely enjoyed my stay!


The day we were supposed to arrive we had serious transportation issues (our train hit a person and we were delayed 4 hours). We called the hostel and notified them several times that we were still coming and each time they were very rude, as if we could have somehow prevented our train from massacring an innocent person. When we finally arrived at 1 AM the man charged us extra money for a "city tax" even though our confirmation page said that it included all taxes.

  • 10th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Seeing that cinque terra is not exactly cheap it seems the staff did not endear themselves much to you once you paid, no wifi in rooms only a office, when it's open ! Shower head was broken , window did not have a lock. Power points weren't exactly secure including the one with just wires. A shame though such a beautiful place


Our experience here was great! We were expecting a hostel room with a shared bathroom, but instead were put in private apartment with amazing harbor views. I would definitely book with Da Luciano again.


Like what has been said by other reviewers, this is not truly a hostel. We were placed in a small room that seemed like it had two extra cots added in order to accommodate our group of 4. If booking through this company, I believe it is a bit of a gamble on what sort of room you will end up with. However, there are not many options in the Riomaggiore area. Wifi was very poor - worked less than half the time, and the staff was not overly helpful. AC was very good though.


We had a great stay in Cinque Terre! We originally booked a private room for 3 people, we ended up having an extra guest and the staff was more than helpful to put us in another room to accommodate 4 guests. The room was not clean when we arrived, however they weren't expecting us to stay in that room, so it is understandable. We dropped off our bags, changed, and headed down to the beach, and the room was tidied up when we returned. No air conditioning or wifi was a bummer. Great location!

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


No wifi except in the office from 10am-8pm (up the hill from where the room was). The room was not ready when I arrived so I had to wait around for someone to come clean it. When they did clean it, they only changed the sheets. There was still dirt & hair all over the floor. The shower head was broken in the bathroom. I've stayed in many hostels around the world & this was one of the worst, especially for the $$. It was a terrible, grossly overpriced experience & I would never stay here again.

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