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Mar-Mar Reviews

via Malborghetto, 4, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

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83%

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609 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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40%

Hands down the worst hostel I've ever stayed in!! The apartment is owned by a man who has heaps of rooms spread out so we got a dark dingy room with people who were paying 20 euro instead 30 which is what we were paying and none of them were staying with 'Mar Mar'! So dodgy!! And the wifi is only at the office but he turns it off when he's not there so it's only on maybe 5 hours I'm the afternoon, which is when you're out enjoying the day. No safety at all and the room was nothing like photos!!!


89%

Stayed here for 4 nights in late August. The place is more like an apartment which was fantastic. The facilities are pretty basic but al that you need. Has a fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. We loved how close we were to the centre of town in Riomaggiore - as soon as you come out of the tunnel of the train station, it's on your left. You do check in at a bar, which is also where you have brekky which is a pastry and a coffee. There is no wifi in the room but can be used in the bar.


80%

This isn't much of a hostel, it's more of a room with beds and happen to be a shower. I slept on a sofa bed that engulfed me like a tortilla at night. If the city wasn't so darn amazing I would have something different to say but your in Cinque Terre. Protect your things. We and the other current roomates had to kick out a man who was taking picture up past out girls skirts. So that was one for the books. Bring a lock for your bag and apparently your body.


86%

Mario is a great host and shows you plenty of places to go for hikes, and makes a great cappuccino in the bar downstairs! This hostel is in a great location too close to the train station. Only downer was some of the beds are couch pullouts


100%

Very cute! The staff there were beautiful and very friendly, made some great mates and is right next to the station.


86%

No real complaints, great value for your money. Only thing missing was lockers for valuables, though we were lucky to be staying with seemingly trustworthy people in the dorm.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great stay. The host was relaxed and laid back. Plus free breakfast and free amazing coffee. Would recommended a stay here.


66%

It's like sharing an apartment with a bunch of people. There isn't so much a common area as that the apartment is the common area. But, you're guaranteed to talk to your roommates as you all share a large space. It was kept clean. The staff is a little laxadasical in their practices, but that's Italy - and if you needed something, they'd certainly help. Just a really chill environment, which is Cinque Terre as a whole. Not a bad gig. Could use lockers.


89%

This was a wonderful hostel to stay at, and I would absolutely stay here again. Fabulous location and easy to find. No wifi in the rooms, but it is easily available at the bar just downstairs (and it is nice to be disconnected sometimes!). The hostel is a bit pricey, but partly that is just because of the location and being right in Riomaggiore. My one complaint is that there are no lockers, and I think that addition would really increase the value for money.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great location and friendly atmospherr. Far better than our friends hostels in the same price bracket

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Expensive for a 10 bed but it's the cinque terre and it's an apartment so it's not crowded at all. Great location at the bottom of the hill near all the restaurants and bars. My favourite was the terrace/balcony where you could sit with a beer and make new friends. Staff were down at the bar not that friendly but gave you everything you need. No lockers but with a bag lock I felt my stuff was safe and it was. No wifi but it was nice not to all be on our phones and play cards instead.


89%

Had such a great time at this hostel. staying in a bigger dorm was a great way to meet other travellers as it had a nice communal dining area. i found the staff were initially not very welcoming however became better as my stay continued. awesome location, not hills required to go up to the hostel and very close to the marina and swimming areas. would definitely stay again


66%

the location of the hostel is really good. there is not really a place to meet people. the shared rooms are not that nice but they are ok. the biggest negative point is the lack of lockers. the apartment which had 3 bedrooms did have a good lock but the independent bedrooms inside it don't have a way to leave the room closed.


86%

This isn't like ordinary hostels, it's essentially one large dorm room with loads of single beds in it and a kitchen & bathroom connected but it's great, I met a lot of awesome people here, there's a balcony you can chill on & you are 30 seconds away from the beach! I would 100% stay here again =)


89%

Great Hostel, friendly staff. Everything as advertised. Would recommend to anyone looking to visit Cinque terre on a budget

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Great place to stay in Cinque Terre, handy location and its more like an apartment rather than a hostel. Really enjoyed our stay.


86%

The staff was at first not very helpful but then when I had a problem and had to leave early they were extremely accomodating and very nice! The hostel had an amazing location and a terrific social atmosphere with a communal balcony that led to a great time. If you are looking to meet people, stay here!

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

great location in a cute small town perfect for hiking the cinque terre. wifi and check in is only at the bar downstairs, homemade pastry and coffee free for breakfast! Small kitchen but also good local pizza and pasta close by. Little terrace great for arvo drinks and chilling with the other roomies


83%

Great location in one of the 5 towns. Great kitchen area and balcony to eat and have drinks on. Well priced compared to other accommodation options on the cinque terre. Grumpy owner but overall a fantastic place to stay


57%

No locks on bedroom door. We shared the 10 bed mixed door and came home to our door wide open multiple times because other people hadn't locked it. No lock in the bathroom during showers. Staff wasn't very friendly. No lockers or dressers or anything to put your bags, so we had them on the dirty floor. Great location and good for students- it's worth the money, but we didn't want to spend much time in our room.


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