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Via Giovanni Costanzi 120, Genoa, Italy

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746 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 54%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 54%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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As it's the cheapest hostel around town it's worth your money if you are not bothered to hike up and down for around 30 min to the city centre. If you are not on a budget there is a perfect bus connection right up to the hostel. It's clean and neat, but not very charming. One great thing is the view over the city!


Hard to find, difficult to drive up but good view once you find it

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


place has a nice view but is too far from main part of the coty. weird vibe around the plae, no atmosphere except heaps of school kids hanging out... i think it's a school as well or something.


A bit of an odd location - way up on top of a hill, so it takes a while to get to (especially with Sunday buses) but the views are stunning. It's a converted school, I think, so big and quite sterile building. Very cheap but when I was there mostly populated with families and older people, so not great atmosphere. Staff were helpful, it's secure, but the location made it harder to make the most of the time in Genova.


The toilets need cleaning every once in a while. It smelled and looked like the facilities have never seen cleaning equipment.


Mattresses were stained, the staff appeared bored and were unhelpful, the facilities were bare and the atmosphere was that of a mental hospital in the 50s. Thoroughly unsettling.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel has an amazing view of Genoa. However, the staff were not friendly and tried to charge me more than the Hostelworld listed price. The hostel is in the place of a closed school, and it feels like a ghost town with large size to small number of guests. Still, it is a good value for how cheap it is.


Staff was very unfriendly. The check in was very slow and the staff insisted that none of us pre booked the hostel when we did. No soap (anywhere). So far out of the way of the city centre so it's not easy to go out at night.


Extremely far from anything worth seeing. The staff was generally quite unhelpful, and in terms of atmosphere the hostel felt like a ghost town. Maybe good for a one- or two-night stopover, but certainly not the right kind of hostel for someone looking to see the city.


The hotel was 40mins away from the city center in an extremely difficult location to get to. Besides, it was located in a neighborhood that was really scary and te building itself was kind of falling apart. We had a car (the main reason why que booked the hostel as it had a parking lot), but we turned around and went somewhere else because we were scared to leave it there during the night. Would not recommend it to anybody, it really took down or stay in Genova.


The bathrooms stunk and I couldn't feel clean even if I took a shower. Lucky I only stayed one night. Location is quiet a bit out of town.

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The price was another one than the one written on the website. Mistakes happen, but one has to take on the responsibility. They added 2 euro charge for a customer card, for which I didn't even receive any receipt, but I had to pay - and there is nowhere to see that there will be this extra charge. And they forgot to remove the upfront that I have paid online (small amount). Everything was OK, not too expensive even so, but this tiny add here, add there, forget there are not that comfortable.

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location is quite out of the center, up to a hill... but it is in a natural park, so perhaps it's worth to take a transportation way to come and go to places.


We were 4 people and stayed 1 night. The hôtel is located quite far from the center but you can use the parking and take the bus form there (15 minutes). It was probably the silly season since the hôtel was empty. The night was quiet and the bedroom with minimum of furniture but comfy.


The hostel is located on a big mountain, so commonly you should to use bus for 1.5 euro. the breakfast is not included but you can pay 1.8 euro for cruassan with tea or coffee or pay 4+ euro for peace of pizza. wifi works only in first floor on kitchen. there is no lift but building has 4 floors and you have to up by himself. From the window you can see wonderfull view of Genova.


There is a balcony outside the hostel where you can get amazing view of the whole city. The location is not too convenient however, since it is on top of the hill. But still you can reach the hostel by taking bus 40 (bus 640 at night). Staff are friendly. There is no wifi in room but you can get internet access in the canteen.


To be honest, we didn`t expected much because we were just staying there for one night but it was better than we thought! And the view over Genua was really amazing!

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


For me it was all good. Very nice staff. I came with my motorcycle so the Location, which is right on top of a hill above the centre was no problem for me. It takes about 10 mins to get down, but the view from the hostel with their big terass is just amazing. You can basically get as many lockers as u wish, which is very cool, and they have a big parking place. Wifi only in the lobby, which is not an actual problem of cause. But here it looks a bit more like a cantine haha But all good for me

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This seems to be one of the only hostels in Genoa. It's quite far from the centre (15mins by bus) but the location is fantastic. It's on top of the hill overlooking the city, with a great view. It's a nice walk down but coming up the hill from the city is a little tiring :) It's not exactly a social hostel but it is possible to meet other travellers, for example over breakfast or lunch in the canteen. Lockers need a padlock but I couldn't figure out how to lock mine so didn't use it.


Clean, good facilities, free wifi. It's a bit hard to get to though, as it's far up the hill, you need to get a bus from town, but it means you get a good view from the top though!

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