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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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • 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.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 May 2019
    Amazing hostel in the Cinque Terre! Great location in Riomaggiore. Very clean bathrooms and common area. Check in was easy and they let us in early. Would definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 May 2019
    Great vibe and location. Was really lucky to meet some awesome people.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 May 2019
    I had a lovely two night stay at Mar-Mar. The rooms are spacious and there is lots of locker space to store your things! The kitchen is also very well-equipped. There is also a beautiful balcony overlooking the town where you can spend some time chatting with your roommates. The location is great too, right in the centre of Riomaggiore and only a few steps away from an ATM, restaurants, and grocery stores. The train station is very close by too!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Jun 2019
    AMAZING location & place to stay for a few days in cinque terre!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Jun 2019
    Hostel is in a great location near the train station. It is very large and spacious and also has lockers to keep your things. Nice common area and terrace as well. It is also very clean.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 May 2019
    I absolutely loved my stay at Mar-Mar! It is super close to the train station and right in the heart of Riomaggiore. The towns of Cinque terre are super easily accessible by train from Riomaggiore! The 14 bed dorm set up was incredible for making friends! I met the loveliest people and we enjoyed the balcony with the beautiful view so much! Would highly recommend staying here!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 May 2019
    This place is more like an apartment than a hostel, but I had a great experience! There is a balcony with a great view and the location is great. The room is 14 bed, but it was never completely full the whole time I was there like others have said in previous reviews. Towels provided & room is cleaned every day. Only cons are no soap in the bathroom & spotty wifi, but overall I think it's a great hostel and I would stay here again in the future.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 May 2019
    No hot water in shower, it’s painful as water is Ice cold. But they fixed it on later part of our stay. Rest is very good.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2019
    No hand soap in bathrooms, no paper or dish towel in kitchen. One bathroom very small and difficult to get dressed in, the other the shower makes a mess all over the floor and it's unavoidable. It's fine but you feel bad after leaving such a mess! Otherwise plenty of hot water and there was wifi contrary to other reviews. Overall I enjoyed my stay 😊 Thanks Mar Mar, please don't take this critically as I did enjoy the hospitality. Lockers were huge.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Jun 2019
    Their "things to note" state breakfast was included but when I asked for it the staff told me no and it wasn't until I showed them it states it as included on their booking page they ended up giving me a croissant - it was incredibly awkward. No hand soap in the bathrooms and barely any power sockets so first in first served. The balcony did have a really beautiful view over the city though. Lockers are large but you need a certain sized lock to be able to use them.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Self-Catering Facilities