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Good location. Very close of the beach. The breakfast could be better.
Opening hours not very good Wifi still need to be worked out Not enough bathrooms for the dormitories (9 people for 1 bathroom)
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- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Decent enough place but not up there with the better hostels in Europe. Complete lack of atmosphere both inside the hostel and in Levanto (especially at night); the underside of the bunks threatened to take your eye out, and the supplied towels were pretty much bed sheets. It was easy enough to get to the 5 towns and an easy walk to the train station.
Jaqueline at the front desk was very nice and helpful. Directions said to follow the white signs once you cross the bridge. The only white sign for the hostel or the camping was in front of the hostel once you arrived. Had to ask two local shop owners for directions to find the hostel.
wifi only in a small room in the common area downstairs, weak and often drops off. breakfast is quite poor.
A quiet little hostel that was a great value compared to staying in one of the cinque Terre villages. A quick train ride or longer hike and you are there. Staff recommended the restaurant at the camping just 2 minutes away and the pesto was delicious! Not a very social hostel but it was fine for 2 nights. Had lockers and clean sheets and a basic breakfast. Recommend.
The hostel is a bit out of the way from the five towns, but its not too bad traning in. It's more of a hotel than a hostel, so if you want to meet people and all that its not the place. We also were not impressed by the breakfast.
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.
This has a very cold and sterile in atmosphere. The hostel was very roomy and very clean, but there it did feel like a very unfriendly atmosphere. It doesn't have the usual outgoing atmosphere of Hostels where you would meet lots of people. The Breakfast is appalling!!! I would rather pay 1€ less and forego the breakfast. However, this place serves it's purpose, if your staying here you will spend all day out exploring the Chinque Terre, it is a place to lay your head and no more.
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.
Massive room with heaps of space for bags. Very Clean. Nice outside area. Perfect place to explore Cinque Terra without staying in one of the actually villages which are over priced. Nice beach that's very close as well if you don't feel like heading to one of the other villages. Wi-Fi doesn't really work in the rooms but is good in downstairs common area. Would definitely stay here again.
Good hostel, nothing too special but I enjoyed my stay there. Lockers weren't very formidable. Staff was fine but reception kept odd hours. Wifi worked only very near the reception desk. Breakfast was awful, reminded me of stuff I've been served on buses and trains. But it was "free" I guess... meaning it was part of the price for a bed. Not too much atmosphere, but then again I spent nearly all my time at the beach and in the Cinque Terre. Everything you need, but not much more.
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 :)