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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)
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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 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    Felt more like a communal Airbnb since there wasn’t a reception area in the hostel itself, but it worked well for the vibe of this area. The dorm room is huge and was never full when I stayed there. There’s a decent kitchen and balcony. The location was EXCELLENT! Train station is right around the corner, just expect a lot of stairs. The staff were really nice. I met some amazing fellow travelers here, it’s a great place for solo backpackers. Probably my favorite place in Italy! Would recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Oct 2018
    The only negative thing I have to say about this hostel is because it neighbors what seems like a winery, the staircase leading up to the rooms has a funky smell and sometimes has some gnats. However, it was just a minor inconvenience, not a big problem at all. The owners and the bar employees were also very kind. My friends and I loved the croissants and cappuccinos that they gave us for breakfast!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Oct 2018
    I had no problem with finding the place. I didn’t see the fountain & mural at the train station, but found the tunnel right away and there was a sign for the hostel by the bar. There’s about 40 stairs to get to the hostel. Great location - close to the train, the harbor, lots of restaurants & shops. There were only about 6-7 people while I was there, so only having 2 bathrooms was not a problem. The smell from the business downstairs was awful tho & there were a lot of knats & bugs because of it
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Apr 2019
    Met some amazing people here, the room was really good sized with some areas you could find some privacy, picture perfect balcony in a great location, will never forget my trip to Mar Mar
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Apr 2019
    Checked in easily at the bar downstairs and Mario gave me a full tour of the hostel. Unfortunately, when I booked, I was told that I would receive complimentary breakfast every day, but Mario said this had changed when I got here, so I got no breakfast, which was a bit annoying, since this was part of the reason I chose this place. Also, it was absolutely FREEZING in the airbnb a few of the nights, as the heat did not seem to be working. However, beautiful terrace in a great location
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    08 Oct 2018
    Awesome location, awesome breakfast, super clean, only thing that I have to say is one of the bartenders was very rude but other than that it was an awesome place!!!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Oct 2018
    Good location, pretty clean place. Cinque Terre is great.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    26 Oct 2018
    Mar-Mar is a reasonably priced hostel for those looking to stay in Riomaggiore or any of the Cinque Terre towns for that matter. There are no staff available at the hostel itself, but Bar O'Netto, where you check-in/check-out, has a friendly and helpful staff. The sheets and linens provided for my three nights in Mar-Mar were clean, as well as the two toilets and showers available within the hostel. I will recommend Mar-Mar to anyone seeking hostel accommodations within the Cinque Terre.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Apr 2019
    Super location and that’s what you are paying for! Very clean. Don’t pay extra tax as it’s actually included.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    19 Oct 2018
    It was difficult to figure out where to check in (you check in at a bar that says nothing about Mar-Mar on it). When you go through the doors to the hostel, they’re making wine so it reeks of vinegar throughout the hostel and it has a ton of bugs in the doorway. Otherwise, it was fine overall with a great location and view. The breakfast of a croissant and cappuccino at the bar was delicious.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Self-Catering Facilities