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Viadeibanchi Reviews

Via Colombo 148, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

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113 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 99%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Very nice place - the location was ideal and the room was very clean and comfortable. The wifi only worked in the hallway and there was no place to sit out there and the bar was very loud at night but it didn't last all night - those are the only two criticisms.


Viadeibanchi is located in the main street above a bar/restaurant. The entry door is very close to this, as is a lot of other accommodation. Barbara is a lovely lady who is most helpful. Our accommodation was on the 3rd floor above the bar but it was not a problem as the room had airconditioning and double glazing on the windows which stopped any noise. The room was quite large, nice bathroom tho fairly small, tea/coffee facilities and a shared bar fridge up on the next level. Stairs STEEP!

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Would love to have given this place a perfect rating-- affordable, great location, wifi, very clean. However, after we checked out, our bags were stolen from the safe storage space. The rest of our trip was spent getting a passport replaced. Barbara was very helpful, coming to the police station with us, refunding our money, bringing us lunch, and her husband drove us to La Spezia to get on a fast train to Rome. They were very lovely, but I hope this warning alerts other travellers.

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Once again, we apologize profusely for what happened to your luggage. Luckily, this was an isolated incident (we have never before experienced a theft in our properties) and we have taken provisions and care to prevent it from happening again. Thank you for being such understanding and lovely guests!


Very nice hostel


Very pleased with this room! Right in the centre of Via Colombo the Main Street. Cleaner and owner extremely friendly, let us leave our bags while our room was getting ready and allowed us an early check in. The room is cleaned every day with new towels. Room contains aircon as well. Will definitely be recommending this!


Beautiful spot, we were so impressed, amazing location in the centre of town, beautiful and clean room. Thanks so much!


The room was just what we expected in a fantastic location. Barbara was very friendly and accommodating and made us feel welcome. We enjoyed having access to the rooftop terrace, use of the fridge upstairs, and wifi (although the wifi connection was a little spotty in the room). I would definitely recommend staying here and absolutely stay here again myself. If you stay in Riomaggiore, be sure to visit 'A Pie De Ma' for amazing local wines, foods, and views.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Beautiful location. Great views from window. Walking distance from everything. Very clean and comfortable room. Staff is very friendly. Bed was very comfortable.


The location is perfect! In the centre of Riomaggiore on the main road where all the action happens and a stones throw from the station and the marina. The only thing to be aware of is that it is above the Bar Centrale which can be quite loud. Barbara the owner is absolutely lovely and gave us a bottle of her homemade wine which we enjoyed on the lovely roof-terrace from which you can see the hills and the sea. I have never stayed in such a clean hostel and the cleaner was also really lovely.


We had a lovely stay at Viadeibanchi. Barbara is very kind, helpful and welcoming and our room was clean, warm and comfortable. The location is great, right on the main street in Riomaggiore, with great connections to the rest of the Cinque Terre. There was a fridge upstairs to keep food and drink in which was great, and we enjoyed sitting on the roof terrace every evening. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a budget-friendly alternative in the Cinque Terre.

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