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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

***Attention: All guests are required to check-in no later than 6:00 PM on their day of arrival. Please do not book if you are not able to meet this requirement.

Check-out is at 10:00 am.

Payment only in cash.

Looking for the perfect place to take a step back from all the crowds, rushing around viewing churches, museums and monuments?

Mar-Mar offers dormitory-style accommodations in the Cinque Terre with a difference, offering you a slower pace of life that has changed little over hundreds of years. Local residents still maintain some of their traditional livelihoods of fishing and wine making, living on the steep rugged hillsides along the Cinque Terre coastline.

Riomaggiore is the southernmost village of the 'five lands', making it an ideal place to begin your exploration of the Cinque Terre National Park and the famous hiking trails. This is the ultimate location to relax with the locals, take some time out and experience the authentic rural Italian lifestyle.

Mar-Mar has traditional accommodations, full of character and home comforts, right alongside those of the locals so you feel part of the community right from the beginning.

Explore the remainder of the villages at your own pace either on foot or by train. Take some locally made wine down to the rocks and watch the sunset over the med, or enjoy a meal made with fresh local ingredients at one of the many little osterias. If you are a hiker, outdoors enthusiast or just want to switch off and chill out by the sea, Mar-Mar in Riomaggiore has the laid back atmosphere you just might be craving.

Free WiFi is available at the hostel and at the Bar O'Netto which is just a few minutes walk from the dorm.

*****Please bear in mind that if a property cannot pre authorise your card for any reason, they will email you to ask you for further details. Should they not receive a response from you within 48 Hours they would be then entitled to cancel your reservation due to insufficient card details. ****** View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    13 Aug 2022
    Excellent hostel , the best I have ever been. Only one thing. There was this family with us staying with us in the hostel who seemed to complain about everything. I would suggest website to not rent bunk beds to families.
    Bangladesh, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2022
    Second time staying at this hostel and same good experience. I stayed in the smaller 4 beds room which was great. It's such a central location and the best value for money you'll find in cinque terre in my opinion. Massive locker to put all of your things. Only downsides are the stove which takes ages to boil and the fact there's only two bathrooms.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Aug 2022
    Not sure what everyone is complaining about in the other reviews! We had a really nice stay at Mar-Mar. yea it’s basic compared with other hostels I’ve stayed in but that’s all you can expect for Cinque Terre and it’s all you need. My only issues were the fan didn’t work so it was a bit hot but the room doesn’t get any direct sunlight so it’s okay. One of the showers didn’t drain properly. Other than that very clean
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Jul 2022
    Overall ok stay for the money and location from the train was wonderful. Sleeping accommodations were ok however there needs to be fans to help circulate the air in the room with a lot of people in it. Repair of sinks needs to happen.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    10 Aug 2022
    The thought of a 14 bed mix dorm probably sounds kind of hellish, and when you walk in and it’s basically all in one room you think erm, HOWEVER!! We had a really nice time meeting people here chatting on the terrace, the location is perfect was exactly what we needed! Don’t really see why people say it’s all bad
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    14 Jul 2022
    My dormmates and I trauma-bonded over this hostel. The lockers and location were the positives (5 min walk to train station, 3 min down to ocean) but the SUPER squeaky beds, filthy floors, hot plates that barely work, no aircon (torture during summer), flooded showers and sinks, and not to mention the WORLD FAMOUS CLEANING LADY that wakes us up at 8 AM every morning to shake us out of bed if we’re supposed to check out in 2 hours and slam her broom handle into the bed posts sucked.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    12 Jul 2022
    Decent hostel in a perfect location for exploring the Cinque Terre. It’s all one apartment so can be a bit noisy and the bathrooms were quite a mess but it’s worth it for the location!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    16 Jul 2022
    Great location and value, but pretty bare bone place.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    09 Aug 2022
    The location is perfect, the room is pretty bare bones, but not bad. The bathrooms are okay, workable. The rumours are true about the cleaning lady, every morning she came in around 8am and I believe intentionally made as much noise as possible. Kind of bruised our rating. The morning we checked out, she asked us to move our things off all of the beds so she could change the sheets and mop, 2 hours before we had to check out. Very uncomfortable and we felt very rushed to leave. Not sure why we are paying mo
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    19 Jul 2022
    Would not recommend: there are no fans or AC so you are sleeping in a pool of sweat every night, kitchen stove doesn’t work and no microwave, no soap to wash hands with in bathroom, water in bathroom wouldn’t drain, house cleaner kicks you out of your bed at 8:00am sharp on checkout day even though checkout is 10am.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Express check-in / out
  • Wi-Fi