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Manena Hostel Reviews

Vico alla Chiesa della Maddalena 9/1, Genoa, Italy

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90%

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330 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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94%

Loved this place! It's surrounded by UNESCO sites and is a great place to meet people. The staff are incredible and even called TrenItalia for us during the train strike to find out about our tickets. Kitchen you can use to cook if you don't want to eat at the restaurants they get discounts at (which you should-pesto!!) lots of bathrooms so you don't have to wait to use them. So many great things about this hostel! I'd stay here again and would recommend it!


97%

Hostel Manena is just fantastic, from the moment you arrive, Julio was super friendly and took us through the hostel rules and places to go in good detail and this was so helpful for us as we had not visited Genoa before. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the atmosphere was great. We met some nice people and the hostel , although not being at the centre of town was close enough for an easy walk. One of if not the best all round hostel we found on our stay especially for the money.


77%

Good kitchen facilities, calm hostel (so not much atmosphere), good location but it took me 40 minutes from the train station (heavy backpack and got a little lost with the directions from their site)


100%

Loved this hostel, best atmosphere of my stay by far. The common room lends itself to creating conversation between people, so within minutes everyone gets to know eachother, I loved it. Had great nights out in Genoa the 2 days we went out with the other random people from my dorm.

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

This is the best hostel i've ever stayed in. When you arrive, you arrive in the common room, which automatically includes you in the hostel and the other people staying in. Also I love the staff! They work very long shifts to be able to open the door for everyone, every time (there is no curfew). Also i recommend to book the 12 person-dorm. It's such a nice room. I will defenitly come back to genova, only to stay in this hostel again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow, such a great review... Thanks a lot girls, you were wonderful as well! Kisses Giulio Talamanca Manena Hostel Manager

94%

Very good hostel, the atmosphere is great and the two guys who worked there we're very cool. Only bad things is that there's a lot of noise in the morning sometimes so you really need earbuds in this hostel!


100%

Our favorite hostel in Europe so far! Great atmosphere, location and staff!


97%

Was only there one night but staff was great. My flight was delayed by 1/2hr


100%

Perfect location and great facility. The staff was so nice and accommodating. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. I would definitely recommend staying here when you are in Genova.


100%

Do not skip out on Genova, don't miss out on Manena! This was the best hostel I have stayed in. A fun, relaxed, intimate environment with the cleanest amenities I have ever seen. The staff was very helpful, friendly and chill. The walking tour was AMAZING and I am not into tours for the most part. The pub crawl was very fun and there is so much to do in Genova, you just have to do a little research and ask. Day trips to Italy's best beaches are very easy from here. Tried to go back but full :(

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

The staff were really friendly and helpful and always more than happy to advise on where to go and sight see. They organised FREE pub crawls and walking tours which were both brilliant and highly reccommended. I did not appreciate being forced to leave at 11AM till 130PM every day.


100%

We loved this hostel the best one we have stayed in while we have been travelling. The rooms and bathrooms are tidy and there is a nice common area, awesome cooking facilities and they have walking tours and pub crawls which you pay for through a donation, also good location. Stay here if you go to Genoa!!


97%

They've got very nice & kind staffs and they were all very helpful to give us any of informations that we asked for. The 12 mixed dorm room where i was staying was very very spacious and it has 2 huge windows which i liked very much. Very clean place. Kitchen is good. A good location from both train stations as well. I went there by a bus from the Genoa airport and it was easy to find by myself. I had so much fun at Manena and i will definitely go back there to stay if I go to Genoa later.


74%

This place was fine, nothing special. The staff were friendly enough, the bathrooms were decent enough, and the rooms were the standard-issue big dorms you find in Italy with rickety bunk beds. The lockers in the room weren't functional, which was a bit annoying, and you have to pay for breakfast, but it was pretty clean, and there was a good, spacious, well-stocked kitchen.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thanks for taking time to write a review on our hostel, we appreciate it! I apologize for any problem you could have experienced by using our lockers: on high season when they're used everyday they just can get broken sometimes... Please let me also add that we try do something special: the only hostel with no curfew, free walking tours and pub crawls and many discounts at the best bars/restaurants nearby! Best regards, Giulio Talamanca Manena Hostel Manage

86%

Best part about the hostel was that there was always a member of staff in the office to let people in and out and sort out any problems. Mornings were a bit of a bottle neck for showers (only 2 or 3) but for the rest of the time it was fine and cleanliness was adequate. Location was good but I would not recommend coming back by the lanes late at night (although nothing ever happened to us). Well worth the money and all the staff were great!


80%

Good location. Staff was very friendly. Overall a good experience.


97%

I had an excellent stay in the hostel. The staff were very friendly, and had several events available to sign up for. Extras were available for an additional cost including towels, breakfast and a laundry service. The hostel includes a common room, and with the possibility to sign up for a pub crawl the hostel was excellent for making friends!

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Located on "Strada Nuova" part of Genova, it's a great place to stay in Genova, which is the LEAST touristy city you'll encounter in Italy, but still has its own charm. The hostel was clean and the host was nice, I only wish there was free breakfast provided. Would stay here again if I return to Genova.


94%

We were upgraded to 5 person dorm. Friendly reception and welcome. Great kitchen. Clean and spacious room. Wished we could've stayed longer.


91%

A lovely hostel in the centre of an underrated city! The friendly staff, positive atmosphere and brilliant location mean I would recommend this place to anyone, and will probably return myself. I guess one thing that might bother some people is the enormous dorm which I shared with 13 others - not really an issue, I just got unlucky because most of them snored - but other than that a great place with some good tips on the city itself.


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