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Not to far from the trainstation. It works great to live here and use the trains to go to Cinque terre. Breakfast wasn't much but over all I liked staying in this hostel! Levanto was cheaper and much better to stay in than the cinque terre villages, according to me.
Bedrooms and bathrooms were quite big for hostel rooms. Everything was obviously cleaned regularly. Not the most comfortable beds, but after hiking all day you are too tired to notice. The staff was nice, but managed to turn smoke breaks into a 30 minute afair. The wifi was horrible. Didn't work anywhere but reception and even then it cut out frequently. Lavanto is a nice place to stay, and it's a good home base. Just make sure you don't need to use the internet while here.
great hostel. I've been there twice and i would go back again
The dorm was gorgeously spacious and clean, with an ensuite bathroom and a view over the town. The beds were comfortable, huge cupboards are provided to lock your stuff away (byo padlock) and wifi worked in the rooms. Staff were courteous. BUT there is no kitchen (except for a fridge and microwave) and the place is so big you don't really get to meet other guests except your roomies. Breakfast was pretty average- but hey- its thrown in :-) A great base for exploring an amazing area.
The rooms were big and the beds were comfortable. I liked the outdoor balcony although it would have been nice to have lights outside when it got dark. Not the best place for meeting people because the common rooms were just tables and there was nowhere to relax (couches, tv, etc.) Still great facility!
A nice place to stay in a little town, lacking a bit of athmosphere and information about the area though.
I'm so glad I found this hostel. Levanto is a sweet, lovely place! I spent most of my evenings at the beach and late nights at bars. It's away from the 5 towns of Cinque Terre but also very near the starting point of the hike to Monteresso. The staff are helpful. Their wifi was pretty bad in the rooms but I had decent reception in the common rooms which might be a good way to meet fellow travelers. No curfews but silence is expected after 11pm. I'll definitely recommend anyone to stay here
Large, beautiful rooms; big bathrooms. Breakfast is limited.
Great location in the beautiful town of Levanto. It's a bummer to not be in the exact Cinque Terre but it's so easy to get there &Levanto is a beautiful place to be in anyways. The hostel was clean, with great facilities. Breakfast was the worst I've seen, but at least it's free I guess. However, there was a field trip full of kids there when we stayed. They were loud, and took up the entire breakfast space &ruined the atmosphere for the other guests. Still would stay again if going to Levanto.
Loved our stay there. Super spacious 6 bed dorm and massive bathroom! Very clean. The Dutch lady at reception was really helpful in helping us work out our walking tracks. Really understanding staff with our undecided length of stay (due to train strikes). Perfect place to retreat to after full days of exploring the Cinque Terre villages. Loved the safe family feel of Levanto. Just a pity there's no kitchen facilities :)
Pretty good hostel, close to the beach, nothing bad to say!
This hostel is in a great location for hiking the cinque terre, and grocery stores, restaurants, beach, etc. are all nearby. However, the kitchen facilities are lacking; there is a microwave, but nearly no dishes to microwave with, and no sink to clean up. The internet is slow and only available in certain areas of the hostel. The common room has a light timer, so you need to keep clicking the button every minute. Breakfast is limited and reception has weird hours, so look that up before.
Lovely place. Would recommend highly.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
This place is in a great location, just up into the hills so views are amazing. It's very close to the beach and shops as well, and a 15 min walk to/from the train station. Decent free breakfast too! Great spot to hire bikes from and cycle to fremura along the converted train line! It's now just for pedestrians and cyclists and goes right along the coast through tunnels along the way - highly recommended!
the frogs scream at night but with earplugs they didn't bother me at all. The breakfast was a bit meager but the staff and facilities were great. Would definitely recommend
Good location and the breakfast was decent. Lady at the front desk was very helpful.
Great place, location is amazing less than 5 min walk to beach or restaurants. Great hostel to do hikes from or lazy days at the beach. Didn't interact much with other guests but everyone was very friendly. I Definitely reccomend this hostel
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
This hostel was just what we needed. It was a fifteen minute walk from the train station, but it was right in the middle of Levanto (definitely the town to stay in if you're visiting Cinque Terre). They had good wifi and nice staff. We had no complaints (except that breakfast was measly).
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great place to stay when going to Cinque Terre. The place was clean, the staff was friendly, and the breakfast was a great way to start our hikes in the morning! Definitely worth the money! The location was great as well!
Thumbs down for the kitchen, which more or less just consisted of a microwave. A boiling plate would be nice... Apart from that I really liked the place! Close to some of the hiking trails and the beach and fairly close to the train station. Recommend!