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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.
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  • 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)
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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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    The location is just perfect, the place was cleand and tidy, the kitchen is well-equipped. Perfect for demanding backpackers.
    Hungary, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Jul 2019
    100% perfecto! I have nothing but positive feedback! Location, bed/huge lockers, big fully equipped kitchen & fridge, dining table & lounge. Mario is a welcoming host. Bar O’Netto below the hostel is perfect for a quick coffee or a cheap drink! Good wifi in both the hostel & the bar. 5mins to beach, 5mins to train station, super well connected to surrounding villages. CoOp’s/Tababbi/Bar/Restaurants all 2mins away! Highly recommend Mar Mar for the solo backpacker or small groups of friends!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Aug 2019
    Great hostel with a beautiful balcony. Only downside is that it’s one big room for 14, but only 2 bathrooms. I got lucky in that all the other travelers and I became friends. Beware though, if you go out on the balcony and make noise in the night, the lady down the street will come and yell “silence” at you :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2019
    Great location and easy to get around. The lockers were huge and the room was super large. It didn’t feel crowded! I would definitely come back and stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Aug 2019
    This place was amazing!!! The balcony views of the town was beautiful and it is so so close to everything. The guy was lovely and would help out with anything you asked. Everyone in the room would always say hello, it was like a big family. Yes the beds are squeaky and one of the showers flood if not used properly but best hostel so far!!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Jul 2019
    We LOVED this hostel. It is in the perfect location if you want to visit Cinque Terre. The hostel itself is basically just an apartment with the bedrooms filled with bunk beds. There is the most precious balcony and a decent kitchen for cooking. We met some great people and would absolutely stay there again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Aug 2019
    Great Hostel!! The staff is super friendly and easy going. We were actually shocked by how good the view was from the balcony at the hostel. The location was superb as you were right in the heart of the town and near both the ocean and train station.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Jul 2019
    Mar mar will always have a place in my heart! Its an easy walk from the train. You get signed in and are pretty much left alone, but the kids of the owner work at the bar and can help. Balcony, good sized kitchen, met some lovely people and watched some gorgeous sunsets from Rio. Would go back!! Only downside is 2 bathrooms for 14 people and one hot plate... But you make it work!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    31 Jul 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at Mar-Mar. It's a super convenient location in Riomaggiore, which is just one train stop away from La Spezia. The hostel is basically one large room with most of the beds, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a small living area. The kitchen is not ideal for cooking but it can get the job done. Large lockers are provided but you need to bring your own locks. There's also a nice balcony where you can relax. Overall pretty glad I chose this one.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2019
    Positives: PERFECT location. 5 min walk or less from beach, a few grocery stores, ATM, food. Towel & soap provided. Kitchen & refrigerator inside, basically a giant apartment. Suuuper laid back, young vibes. Lockers. Negatives: One shower is really screwed up so 14 people have to share one shower. Sucks really bad in the morning. Beds are super squeaky / loud. Neighbor lady yells at you every night if you’re on the balcony past 11. In my opinion, you’re really just paying for the location.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Self-Catering Facilities