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Via Riccobaldi 21, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

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213 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Apart from being up a steep hill I thought the location was good. Great views of the town and ocean. Staff were not the friendliest and weren't always accommodating. Fairly secure, you get a key to to the room and a large locker for your belongings. Beds were basic but fine enough. Bathrooms were pretty grubby. The kind you'd expect to find at an old camping ground, showers even used a timer. They also had the dinner menu in the rooms but there was never anyone in the kitchen at dinner time.


I really liked how close it was to the main street of Manarola-one of the best towns. Although the walk uphill to the hostel is definitely a struggle but i embraced the challenge! The beds were a let down for me. I felt very unsafe in them as they were ducktaped together at some parts and I recieved bed bugs. I felt itchy whenever i was in the room and in my bed - so i am very distgusted. Toilet could have been cleaner. The breakfast is super cheap - get the crossaint's fresh!


The man at the front desk is so helpful and nice! Our train got delayed and we missed checkin hours, and he stayed late to wait for us to make sure we got a room. Everything was clean, lockers were provided you just needed to bing a lock. Wifi didn't work in the rooms but worked well in the common areas. Overall it was very pleasnt.

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is located in a beautiful spot. The hostel itself doesn't feel like a hostel, it feels more like a resort due to the setting

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Everything was good, only be out pass 10 because the cleaning lady is not very nice if not.


A view of the town and a view of the sea from the rooms make this hostel an excellent location. Manarola is one of the quieter towns in Cinque Terre but this makes it excellent for a relaxing base. I would stay here again.


Nice hostel located right up the top of the town. Bit of an uphill walk but nothing too difficult and probably good for you with the amount of gelato eaten throughout the towns! Good facilities, seemed to have a big variation in ages 18 - 40 plus some families. Staff were helpful and definitely provides value for money considering the popularity of the area. Would definitely stay again


Great hostel, splendid views of Manarola. There is an in-house restaurant which makes breakfast and dinner easy and not too expensive, and the food was good. Nice terrace to hang out with other travelers, generally a good atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff, the only complaint I have is that the bathrooms were 1) dirty, 2)very small. However, the rooms were kept very clean. It would really be great if the bathrooms could be improved though.


Perfectly acceptable hostel, although nothing special to give it a wow factor. Hostel is in a great location with epic views though, and the town of Manarola was so, so, so lovely!


We spent 3 nights at this hostel. Its quite nice friendly people. the only downside to it is its the location at the top of the village. Its not far from the center like a 5min walk but its all uphill you need to stop and catch your breath before climbing a set of stairs in front of the hostel. There is an elevator to move your backpack/suitcase up to the first and second floor. They offer dinner and breakfast, sell icecream juice and drinks which makes things easier.


Very nice hostel in the hills of Manarola. It's right next to the church so be prepared to be woken up by the bell chimes in the morning!


Great hostel, loved my experience there.


Friendly and accommodating staff and nice location.


The location of this hostel really made up for its flaws. Located in the most beautiful cities of Cinque Terre, with a spectacular view from the hall, so that was really nice. The staff was okay, they were nice, but nothing special. They seemed to be really proud the showers were for free, but they weren't quite clean, unfortunately. The WiFi didn't work for me..


This hostel was wonderful! Quaint, and very chill. Good common space and patio are to meet other travelers, and a beautiful view of Manarola. I absolutely loved staying here! And it was kept very clean and they had big lockers for backpacks (I fit a 70L backpack and a day pack in there with room to spare!)


All i can remember is that the shower and bath is gross! You have to press a button outside the shower stall so if you're in the mddle of your shower and water runs out, you would have to go out to press the stupid button. Shower was so dirty. Yuck! Bathroom stalls were stupidly tiny. You would have to sit down first before you can close the door. Who in the hell designed it that way?What were they thinking? Location was horrible. You would have to hike a very steep road then haul your luggage..


Hostel 5 Terre has the most beautiful views from the rooms. The location is perfect, just up the hill from the train station but the town and hostel itself are super safe. The hike starts around the corner and every one at the front desk can help answer your questions, should you have any. Great, great stay!


It was an amaaazing stay here :) The staff were friendly and the 5 euro breakfast was both delicious and filling! It had a very laidback vibe. Perhaps I'm just lucky but everyone I met at this hostel was friendly and chill. The al fresco breakfast area was lovely in June - nice cool weather, and a charming view of the surrounding town. It was a great place to talk to people. A baby falcon also wandered into the breakfast area one morning lol. Everyone made a huge fuss over it.


The hostel is at the back of Manarola. It is definitely more than a 200m walk. The rooms were a good size and there was lots of space. The showers and toilets were really small so you had to change in the toilet cubicle. The wifi was playing up so you could only go downstairs to use it which was okay for me. It's quiet at night time so you can get a decent nights sleep.


There is always no water for bathing. The system will automatically stop u from bathing regularly. The bathroom is shared and very dirty and wet. Also someone occupied our beds. Thre location is not bad.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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The fact the bathroom is shared is clearly stated in the room description and they're cleaned every day before 1pm; during the day, according to guests' behaviour, they can get more or less wet. To avoid this, we could do another cleaning also in the afternoon, but this would mean another bathroom lockout and to increase the daily rate. There's no lack of water, but showers have a system to avoid water waste,according to the rules of Parco 5 Terre, and to reduce the waiting time to have a shower

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