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Property Description

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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1587 Total Reviews
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Very Good
Jul 07, 2024
Great location close to the train station and beach, towels included, beds comfortable, we were in the 14 dorm it is an apartment style set up with a small common room and kitchen, we were very comfortable here. Check in is at the bar.
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Female, 18-24
Jun 20, 2024
AMAZING LOCATION. Perfect spot to stay if you’re wanting to hike or train to nearby villages. The place is full of light and air which I appreciate as most hostels are dark and dingy. The vibe of this place is what you make of it and I LOVED it! 2 bathrooms shared between 14 people which actually worked very well for us all. The floors of the bathrooms get quite gross after multiple showers which is to be expected so perhaps extra towels or shower mats would be helpful.
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Female, 25-30
Jun 20, 2024
Although this is a great location the property is in a poor condition. The area is too small for the number of people stuffed into it. Most of the time there was no hot showers and with so many people the bathrooms become a mess. TV did not work because batteries need replacing. There were little cooking equipment and appliances. Not kettle to boil water. No microwave. Very few utensils. Just large pots.
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Male, 41+


  • 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

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