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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 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2020
    The hostel is walking distance from Zurich HB, or four stops on the tram, so easy to access. If arriving from airport the ticket to the HB is valid for the whole journey if you do it withing the time limit. The rooms are clean and the capsule-style dorm beds provide ample privacy which feels good normally, but especially in covid-19 times. The wash facilities are clean and well-maintained and there is a free coffee/tea facility should you require. Lovely stay.
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2020
    Nice place and nice owner
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Jul 2020
    Had a really great time in the hostel! Met amazing people. The location couldn't be any more central, it was super easy to get to everything! Especially the train station. Amazing balcony with a view. Rooms are your basic bunk beds, really clean and quite comfortable. Would recommend.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2019
    Great place, kitchen wasn’t working for a night when we were there but the landlord was a great problem solver and completely helped us out. Bring lots of wine , everyone is always done for a drink and a boogie. The 5 towns are spectacular and Mar Mar gives a great base in arguably the nicest one. Bathrooms were great, beds were fine, lockers were spacious as was the hostel, lovely balcony.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Aug 2020
    The bed were too creaky, if you are a light sleeper then don't bother. Also they should invest in a new electric hob/ cooker. It took 2 hours to make pasta, other than that amazing location, great wifi, great balcony and very sociable.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2020
    I enjoyed my stay here, the location was good, and it was easy to find. The balcony view was excellent
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Jul 2020
    Easy check in process with friendly owner who speaks brilliant english, he's a local so is always around if you had an issue. The location is perfect, you can stroll around the little town in the evening and easily access Cinque Terre's other villages by train. The hostel was quiet and spacious, very clean, not many kitchen utensils but had powerful hot showers!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Oct 2019
    As others have said, there are 5 bunks in one room and 2 in another. There’s two bathrooms, which are maybe a bit old and a kitchen with a single stove only. The magic of this place is the wonderful balcony and the overall location. There’s a really nice view and the balcony itself makes the hostel quite social - so it’s lots of fun! Mario, the owner, is really lovely and quite laid back. Entry is through the bar downstairs - and the staff there are equally as friendly. Couldn’t recommend enough
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    26 Sep 2020
    Pretty expensive compared to other hostels in Italy. But I guess you won't find better in Cinque Terre. Hostel is pretty good. Comfy, clean, balcony was great to chill with a nice view. It's really close to the train station, so rather perfect to visit all five towns.
    Colombia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Aug 2020
    As the only hostel in the cinque Terre, the value for money was pretty good. That being said, the beds were the creakiest thing in the entire world. I moved at one point in the night and my friend woke up thinking the bed would collapse and there probably weren’t sufficient numbers of bathrooms and people were waiting for a while. The email said there was free breakfast but turns out this isn’t true and there’s been a mix up. However he did give us free breakfast to apologise for the confusion!
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wi-Fi