We weren't actually camping but were in the built accommodation. We were the only ones there so it was very quite. Nice balconies. Fantastic location, quite literally at the entrance to the archaeological site of Pompeii with regular buses to Vesuvius leaving from the entrance. The surrounding places that served food shut down really early (when the archaeological site closed) so we had to walk a bit further to find somewhere to eat. Not a major issue but something to consider if you plan to go.
We were in a room that was on the first floor and we had to leave this room, go up the stairs to the next floor and use the bathroom that was behind another locked door on the second floor. No ideal or in anyway convenient but we think the other rooms in the tenement wouldn't have had this problem but if you end up with this unusual room this is an inconvenience that may not be known to you before you arrive (as in our case). Great location though, very central.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (7 reviews)
This hostel is on the Giudecca island south of Venice proper. We were there for just under a week so bought the vaporetto ticket for a week which costed fifty euros. Make sure to factor in this boat cost when booking this hostel because it might not end up being as value-for-money as you might first think!
This, if you can fork out the money, is amazing. The man who runs it is so kind, funny and helpfull despite the fact that we knew very little Italian and knew as much English. We spoke in Spanish some of the time. Everything is wonderfully decorated and it feels like a home. Very nice place to stay and very close to the main train station.
Factor in to your decision about where to stay in Mantua / Mantova that this place is to the north of the city and across a lake. They do have some (very tired, worn) bikes that you can rent which is what we did and it was very pleasant because the weather was pleasant. In the winter it would be more of an inconvenience. The accommodation itself was a fairly high standard and well furnished, decorated and comfy.
This place is, if your budget permits, is amazing! It's like no other B&B I've been to before; it has its own kitchen (fully equipped and with ample food for breakfast) and a living room. Very well furnished, decorated and comfy. On the top floor but conveniently a lift to the floor just below. The owner was kind and friendly, sitting down to discuss good places to go and visit in accordance with our interest in Art History. He gave us great options where to eat good food that wasn't expensive.
We had no mirror in our bathroom as well as no bathroom bin. The breakfast is nothing, only croissants. However, the black and white themed decoration created a nice atmosphere.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (7 reviews)