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1527 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
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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. ******

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Sep 18, 2023
Excellent location! About 2 mins away from Riomaggiore station which is great as a base for exploring Cinque Terre. Met some really great people here. The only downside is the kitchen facilities - there is a very weak stove and I couldn’t boil water for pasta so was having to eat out regularly (the stove would be able to heat already cooked food). The door to the hostel building is open on the street, but the hostel door itself is locked - not the most secure though
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Female, 25-30
Very Good
Sep 17, 2023
The location of this hostel is PRIME. that’s about it. The views from the balcony are great and it has all of the basics but that’s it. The beds are unbearably uncomfortable and anytime anyone moves in the slightest, the entire bunk bed squeaks very loud. Got next to no sleep. Also all of the reviews about the cleaning lady are very accurate. Staff is almost never found if you need anything.
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Female, 25-30
Very Good
Sep 13, 2023
We had a great stay in Riomaggiore. The owner who we met on arrival, seemed to be a nice guy. The hostel itself was basic, no AC and a few basics missing. The shower door was completely off, only one stove worked for cooking & I could feel the mattress springs. The place needs an update overall. But we didn't care because we adored the location.
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
  • Services

    • Express check-in / out
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi