This was truly wonderful. So wonderful in fact we stayed two extra nights! We loved having a full kitchen for meal prep and breakfasts, and the bedroom and living areas were also fantastic. Sandra met us at the Port when we got off the bus from the airport and she was a Great tour guide and reference. The location is about a 5 to 10 minute walk to everything you'll need - bus station, Egadi ferries, historic center - and a 15 minute walk to the far western point, which is Beautiful at sunset!
This was a nice place to stay in the historic part of Lucca. The main piazzas and shopping areas are a walk, but no more than 10 minutes. The rooms were large and clean. The bed was not in anyway comfy, however. There were plenty of bathrooms for everyone and they had a kitchen that was open for use by everyone which was a nice feature. Some other travelers had a big issue with the check-in policy and arriving too late - they are firm on the policy and it is written in the directions section!
This was a nice place to stay in Vernazza. It's very close to the train station but wasn't so close that the trains woke us up or bothered us during the little time we were there during the day. It isn't Exactly in the heart of Vernazza, but that was great - it's a bit lively until late and it was far enough away to minimize the noise. The beds were nice, the room was clean, the shower was nice and the staff were kind. The little boy Martino was very fun too!
Lisettarooms was wonderful! Margherita was a very welcoming host and we appreciated her kind nature. We can't comment on her lack or ability to speak English, as we communicated with her just fine in broken Italian.The room is small and quaint, but there is everything you could want for a few days in Vernazza. She even included beach towels! We did have a little trouble finding the place - streets in Vernazza are not well marked - so be sure to ask a local for Via Mazzini if you need help.
This was a nice hostel, but very much a hostel. We stayed during the days before and after the Palio and it was very busy - this was a plus and a minus. Overall the staff was excellent, very accommodating and spoke quite a few languages. They clearly knew their policies and could anticipate problems for the guests. Unfortunately there was an occasional smell of sewage and the bathrooms were not always the cleanest. They gavw linens but no bath towels - plan accordingly!
Fabrizio is a great proprietor and makes a Great frittata!! We stayed during the days before the Palio horse race and had many good conversations about the event and other Siena historical facts. We met other nice people and are a Great breakfast every day. The location is prime, right between Piazza Gramsci and Il Campo. If you like to make your own sandwiches, Connad is Very close. It's not a cheap stay when compared to a hostel, but the value is extremely good and it's money well spent.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (7 reviews)
Christina is very welcoming and speaks English better than she thinks! She also is a great conversation partner if you want to try your Italian. The rooms are cute, clean, but ours was not air conditioned. We didn't mind, but it's something to be aware of. The bathroom is small and old - it's Italy - but was clean. The breakfast is a Great value and a good way to meet other people. If you can find it the first time, you'll see that you're in the absolute heart of old Bologna - explore it!