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Good place to stay in Manarola. Need to climb a little bit uphill but it was worth it. The dorm was clean and comfortable, the heater and hot water worked fine, friendly workers -they allow us to put our luggage in the hostel after check out so we can take a walk a little bit before leaving Cinque Terre. Nice view from the window. When we came the restaurant facility was closed because it was winter, so it was a little bit unfortunate for us but then we still could find other places to eat.
EXCELLENT location in Manarolo. A little run down, but everything is functional. Comforters looks a little old, but clean sheets. Bring your own towel? Weird.
Spacious room....nice view....the whole village together with the hostel was so quiet at night....
The hostel was great! Myself and two others studying in Rome ventured off to Cinque Terre to find this hostel and it was just what we needed. The website provided great directions in finding the place. The staff spoke English and were very friendly. The rooms were big with locks! (Bring our own locks and towels) The only downside was the fact that if you're a light sleeper, the bells on the church ring every hour after seven and can be heard clearly from the hostel.
Manalora, one of the beautiful town in Cinque Terre, nice scenery and good view from the window. The stairs on upper bed is annoying, keep shaking when you climb up. The shower operated base on button, time limitation, the push button is outside the shower room..It is an environment friendly hostel. Wifi only work on ground floor, locker and room is spacious. Staff is very friendly and helpful, they even give recommendation on the hiking trails, excellent!
Cinque terre was my favorite part of Italy. Good hostel. Manerola is nicest town out of the 5.
Basic style accommodation. We stayed in a private room which was spacious. Good hot water but shower in the middle of the bathroom is a bit annoying. Long walk up the hill if you have heavy luggage but nice town to stay in. No lounge area, restaurant not open very much and wifi only in the lobby. Ok if you just want a bed.
Pretty okay hostel. No kitchen access kind of sucks, especially because you have a few shops near by selling nice produce. The showers are annoying as hell with the push button/time limitation operation.
No facilities beside the kitchen. Wifi signal is weak at 2nd floor so you must go down to the reception to receive it. It locates at the very uphill side and behind a church. I used an hour to find it out pulling my heavy baggage. Generally it is ok.
This was my first time staying at a hostel and I had major concerns about the security, cleanliness, language barrier etc. But turned out that Hostel 5 Terre was easy to find (though a bit of a climb), the staff spoke very good English, there's wifi, its dorm room and bathroom were extremely clean, and I was given my own locker! Upon my return, they even helped me get in touch with a friend that I'd made during my stay there.Thank you, Hostel 5 Terre for the most fantastic hostel experience!
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The staff were very nice. Allowed us to check in early. Although up a hill I was very happy with the location. Nice and relaxing. Also has a restaurant with was handy- prices average
Manarola is the place to stay in cinque. It's beautiful and more quiet than the other villages. The hostel is in a perfect place and you can't go wrong in cinque. The staff is friendly and the views are unreal. A great stay!
No wifi in the room. Have to go downstairs to the dining room to get wifi, so imagine we stay at the 2nd floor. Dining room/kitchen closed on Mondays (or was ot Sundays?) so we have to sit on the stairs to get wifi, and it was really poor as the modem is in the room. I'd stay at a hostel in La Spezia if I ever come again to CT to save myself from the hustle of goin up and down the steep hill to this hostel. Variety of food too in La Spezia, can get to the villages easily by train!
We stayed for 3 nights in October. Pos - wifi, lockers, power plugs, thick blankets, pretty view. Neg - shower block you get changed in view of others, or else in shower, up top of hill, creaky beds, lockout between 10am and 4pm. Staff moderately friendly. Can get food there but we ate in town. Rooms were good size.
Great hostel! Located on the top of a hill, so be prepared to hike up with your bag(s) (which shouldn't be a problem since you go to Cinque Terre to hike anyway!). Staff was very friendly and helpful. Large lockers in the room for your stuff. Spacious rooms, large bathrooms. No kitchen for guest use, and WiFi only works on the ground floor. Very clean place too! I would stay here again if I ever pass through Cinque Terre again.
I found that this hostel provided a lovely space to enjoy the beauty of Manarola and Cinque Terra. While rustic at times (e.g., time limited showers and Internet available only in common areas), the atmosphere, Riccardo's enthusiasm and the wonderful staff, the views and town, and the kitchen and reasonably priced tasty food, made this place a great place to stay! It's a place for early nights and early mornings - perfect for those wanting to hike and explore. I would stay again!
Hostel 5 Terre was great! It's located in my favourite of the towns, Manarola. The hostel meets all your basic needs - the bunk bed was comfy, lockers are provided (bring your own lock), and the bathrooms are clean. There's a great little cafe/restaurant on the main floor where you can buy coffee or a meal (and both are really good!) and a patio with great views of the town and sea. And Ricardo - one of the reception staff - is one of the friendliest people you're ever going to meet!
It was a great hostel! I had thought I booked 4 nights instead of 3, and they went completely out of their way to find space for me. The food in the restaurant was great and the patio was lovely to watch sunsets. I had a great time here!
Although you have to walk up a giant hill to get to the hostel it's definitely worth it. It kind of prepares you for all the hiking you'll be doing anyway. The staff was so great. They went out of their way to accommodate my late arrival and to make sure I knew how to arrive to the hostel. The showers are a bit annoying bc you have to keep pushing a button to start the water again but other than that the hostel is a awesome. They also have an elevator! Woohoo!
Alright hostel. nothing fantastic but it was pretty much our only option. clean enough, timed showers, church bells clanging over 30 times at 7am every day outside the window. didn't eat there so can't comment on food. but who really care about that stuff when cinque terre is the most beautiful place ever!