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Ostello Corniglia Reviews

Via Alla Stazione 3, Cinque Terre, Italy

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805 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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A great hostel in the quiet village of Corniglia. Clean comfortable dorms with great large lockers. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Hostel has a bright and cheerful appearance. Very clean as well!


No one really goes to Cinque Terre to spend a lot of time in the hostel. The lockout was a non-issue really, because you go hiking all day anyway. Great shower.


A great place to stay in Cinque Terre, you're well situated in the middle town and can easily hike either north or south, depending on preference. The lock out really isn't a big deal, it's only 4.5 hours and encourages you to get out and explore! There's plenty to see that doesn't involve the inside of your hostel. No kitchen facilities, which is unfortunate, but there are reasonable restaurants in town. Staff is friendly and accommodating!


Last minute booked, the staff worker was very friendly told me places to go to. Big rooms huge locker to store all your stuff. Not far from the hiking trail but a hike from the train station, take the bus don't hike. A bit pricey but it's the cinque terre it's expected.


No kitchen facilities, but a breakfast is provided for extra. Good central location because it is in the middle village out of the collection of five.


Corniglia is one of the most beautiful of the five cities. However something to take into consideration is that the ferry cannot service Corniglia. So when the trains go on strike (which they always do) you either have to hike back or stay wherever you are. The hostel was great. Staff were wonderful. When I was stuck in Monterosso for the night the staff were very concerned for me.


Extremely clean, convenient and great for meeting other travelers.


The only weird thing was that you had to leave the key to your locker with all your valuables in it with the staff in the middle of the day so they 'knew who came in and out'. I didn't really feel comfortable with that!


Good base to explore cinque terre. Staff member on arrival wasn't very approachable, other members of staff were however. Place is kept very tidy, big lockers in room are good for storing belongings. Kitchen facilities, however like most of Italy it's for staff only and guests can only use kettle, microwave, cutlery, plates and bowls etc.


The location of this hostel is convenient, however the staff are very disinterested and not very friendly. The only staff member who was not short with me was Alessandro, when I made my payment. The staff make you leave your locker key with them, and the rooms and are very simple. The girls bathrooms have no privacy, as you walk out of the shower into the main bit of the bathrooms. Not the friendliest or nicest place I've stayed.


A very nice little town to stay in and the hostel is close to the start of lots of walks. Everything was kept really clean and the lockers were nice and big. No kitchen really, but there is a microwave, although strangely enough you can only defrost stuff and not cook with it! But there's lots of nice local restaurants to eat at anyway. Would definitely come again.


Good hostel, Strange rules regarding check in time and lock out period. The showers were interesting, not very private at all. The male staff were very helpful and polite but the female that we delt with came across very rude. The staff kitchen is right where the tables are for your use but you aren't allowed to use majority of the kitchen (kettle, utensils, plates).


Helpful staff, spacious lockers, the room itself was clean. A few small bugs in the bathroom and the hostel is hard to find at night for the first time so some clear directions would be helpful before arriving. Other than that it's good value for your money.


The woman that runs it made my stay unnecessarily unpleasant as she was rude, unfriendly and unhelpful. Booked an 8 bed dorm that was actually a 10 bed. Breakfast is awful. For anyone thinking of going take the shuttle and not the stairs of death from the train station to the town.


The hostel is located up the hill from the train station in the village. This hostel is clean and quiet but lacks atmosphere and the one lady who seems to run the day operation can be confrontational and tends to be a little rude. The other disappointing thing about this hostel is the ridiculous lockout period. Get with the times! With the many different activities in the area it is sometimes necessary to access your belongings during the day.


Hostel was in smaller village. But if you go to Cinque Terre you have to move long distances by your feet. Hostel was extremely clean. Staff seemed a bit angry to me but maybe that was just normal Italian. There is good washing machine. WIFI did not work in rooms. It was average hostel.


Basic and clean hostel in Cinque Terre. Good double room. Friendly staff. Enjoyed staying in the smaller and quieter town of Corniglia. I would stay here again if visiting Cinque.


I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It's located in the most quiet of the five towns but has a lovely calm atmosphere and great little rocky beach. I stayed in a dorm, each bed had a large locker, light and power outlet. Wifi worked well and the place was kept very clean. Church bells and roosters were noisy but that's just the town, not the hostels fault. Friendly staff that were very helpful about changing my booking. I would stay there again. Only fault, there's no common area


Here's the breakdown: - There is no port for the ferries and you have to hike up from the train station. This is awesome if you like quiet non-touristy,but bad if you hate hiking. - the staff are literally the sweetest people you will ever meet. - the wifi isn't spectacular. - they close for cleaning (not a huge hotel) but I was always out doing stuff. - breakfast is €5 and there are lots of little cafés. - I met amazing people there and loved it. would stay there again 100%


Nice to stay in a freshly painted, up to the minute private room with fresh clean towels and a comfortable bed.

  • 21st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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