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Sul Porto Reviews

via Colombo 25, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

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181 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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We were left in the parking lot for 3 hours while the manager assured us every 10 minutes he was going to come tell us where to park and stay. This is the kind of hotel where they are scattered all over the city and you don't know where you're going until they tell you. We were only in Cinque Terre for the evening and it kind of ruined our chance to see it. They only said, "What do you expect? This is busy season." We have been traveling for 6 years and have never had such a bad experience.


Great staff, location of where we stayed was in a dingy alley so wasn't that great. Air conditioning didn't work so hot and stuffy Also new fan needed.

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I think this hostel goes through other sites with a different name, and has multiple locations that you don't choose between (some may be much better or worse than others) but we had a pretty darn good spot. It was just up the steps from the beach. Almost no contact with the owner, but nice kitchen pretty well stoked. Very small space for 8 people and dark but would recommend especially for the cost and last notice we booked.


The accommodation was at the top of the hill, which was quite a hike. However, it was beautiful and had a great view of Riomaggiore. I would definitely stay there again, but if someone isn't able to climb lots of steps they may wish to request a room closer to the harbor. Overall a great place and had a great time, even got some exercise!


STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE! Riomaggiore is fantastic, but you holiday will be ruined by this Hostel. We were three couples that had booked a 6 pers. apartment with kitchen and balcony, but when we arrived we were put in buncbeds in seperate dorms, without kitchens OR balcony, one even without windows. No apologies. Though it was weekdays, they tried to charge us weekend prices when leaving, directly theatening not to give our passports back if we didnt pay the amount they told. Worst experience!

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


At night there was a lot of noise, people talking and a bell sound almost every half and hour, it was very difficult to sleep. The room was just a bed


A simple hostel that, as many have described, is really an agency that owns various houses around the town. It is just luck whether you stay in a good or bad one. Mine didn't have a view but was also quite clean, no mould and had fast Wifi. The lady who worked there was super nice and very helpful. It is up quite a steepish hill (the main road) so if you don't want to walk up a hill every day to get to your bed then probably best to give this one a miss.


Access of place not easy for elderly people and young children should be noted as many stairs to get to house, and inside house, again many stairs that are not easy to get to beds. Otherwise a nice location and a very hospitable owner,


First, it's important to preface the review by acknowledging that very little time should be spent in the room, as Riomaggiore and the surrounding Cinque Terre area is absolutely breathtaking. The apartment that we stayed in was near the boat loading zone, which was a great location, but the room was packed with beds (and no lockers). The bathroom was ridiculously small and served 8 people. Wifi is only available at the place you check-in, which is at the very top of the steep hill.


Was not really a hostel and more of an apartment that he shoved 7 cots into. There were no lockers to lock up your valuables and though the door technically had a key, it was not needed and the door could be opened easily without it. It was not very clean either.

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


DO NOT book this hostel. Emailed them 2 weeks ahead to inform of 1 day early arrival. Got no response and when I arrived was told that a no response to my email meant that no room was available. Decided to stay with them regardless, came the next day for my original reservation of 2 nights, but asked if I could stay for just 1 night instead since I only planned for 2 days in cinque terre. The lady became very hostile and threatened to charge me regardless if I went to another hostel. Terrible.


We stayed as a cpl for 3 nights in riomaggiore. The staff were nice, but had a mix up so she upgraded us for free for the 1st night for no extra charge to an awsome apartment overlooking the harbour. Buuut for the other two night she changed us to another room which was in an awsome location BUT it was seriously damp and mouldy! the dehumidifier stopped working and we both got really chest sick from the first night staying in the room... I'd stay again but not in the 2nd room!


It's one of the worst experience in hostel. I felt that I was sent by agency. We stayed in a simple house rather than a professional hostel. It's totally different from the picture shows without any view. Room is not so clean and had no Wifi.


Easily found the office. Trekking to our room was another story! Was located about 1km up a hill and steep stairs. House was lovely though. Spacious. Private room with shared bathroom and lounge room. Small garden. TV. No wifi in rooms though. Nice couple gave advice and info on the national park (some of the walking tracks were closed).


Staff was very friendly. Location was as good as it gets. Balcony overlooking the marina. Steps from the beach and restaurants. Only criticism is with the bathroom (bathroom door is a towel, no lock).. Overall I was very happy with my stay and accommodations.


Most disappointing accommodation out of a 6 week Italy trip. Sul Porto's description of facilities on internet accommodation sites were misleading and lacked informative detail. We had no access to a kitchen. Our room was located in a random building well away from reception and had only a small window that let little light and air in, needless to say no view. Stayed for 5 nights and our towels were never changed, mini fridge was room-temperature and wifi worked sporadically at reception only.


Location was absolutely incredible. I was in an apartment turned dorm located in an alley/stone stairway which lead right down to the small harder ...you could hear the waves... Amazing!!! Bathroom was good staff was ok. All in all definitely worth it!


Being in the town of Riomaggiore, it is advised to spend as little time in your room as possible due to the incredible town and atmosphere that surronds you. Sol Porto was a decent place to stay, a little hard to find. There was no wifi in our room but that didn't pose a huge challenge for my group. In my opinion could've been cheaper for what we got, but the experience I had in the town could not be ruined my an average hostel experience.


This was the best experience while in Italy. Friendly, helpful staff and the most amazing location. Highly HIGHLY recommend.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This was not a hostel it was an apartment with a ton of beds placed randomly. The apartment was small due to all the beds in it. In the apartment there was a full equipped kitchen which was nice to have. The location was perfect but did not have a view of the water but was located 100 yards from the water. I wouldn't recommend this hostel to anyone because it was not comfortable with that many people in a small apartment.

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