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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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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 8.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 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 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
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2019
    Loved my stay at this hostel! Although it’s a lot of people in one place to share the space, I never had a problem. The location is perfect and absolutely ideal for solo travellers looking to meet other people and explore the Cinque Terre.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Sep 2019
    I really enjoyed my time at this hostel! I was worried that the 14 beds were going to be a big deal, but it worked out really well, as the main room is big with 5 bunk beds and there’s sort of a smaller room attached with 2 bunk beds. The view on the terrace is amazing, especially for just getting to know people! The lockers were a good size. Kitchen wasn’t super well equipped and 1 of the 2 bathroom lights weren’t working so we really only had 1 bathroom available. Payment is in Cash!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Sep 2019
    One of my favorite hostels. Super bright and spacious and homey. There’s a lovely balcony with a great view of the city and the location couldn’t be better. I was super comfortable here. Make sure to bring your own lock for the lockers. My only complaint was that the kitchen was kind of poorly equipped.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Oct 2019
    Amazing location, overall highly recommended. More of an appartment than a Hostel. I slept in a big room with 5 squicky metal bunk beds. Hot water in showers was great. You get bed sheets and a small towel. Cool terrace where you can sit and see the village and some of the sea.
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Sep 2019
    Great Location right in Riomaggiore and the owner was very friendly. The balcony was a nice place to meet other people. Unfortunately the beds were quite uncomfortable and squeaky.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 Oct 2019
    Perfect for solo travellers. Perfectly located close in the centre of Riomaggiore.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Sep 2019
    Had a great stay at Mar Mar! The owner checked us in and then said 'go down to the bar if you have any questions'. The room was pretty clean the beds were comfy. The location is perfect and steps away from the train station. One of the bathrooms had the light broken so 14 of us were limited to one bathroom, which was a little frustrating. Other than that, very great stay. We felt safe the whole time and check out is pretty relaxed in the morning.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Oct 2019
    Very quiet place with a bar downstairs which has many locals flowing in and out, so it was a great atmosphere. Met some very friendly roommates, the location was incredible, the kitchen was inoperable for the most part however, and I was owed change that the owner did not have so he told me to get it from the bar downstairs that his son works at, they did not give me the change I was owed because they told me the manager needed to be there. So that was a shame. I really enjoyed our stay however
    USA, Male, 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