September 20, 2020

Best hostels in Naples for every kind of traveller

How to find the best hostel in Naples for your trip

The southern Italian city of Naples is our dream getaway – full of culture, history, flawless beaches and out-of-this-world pizza – so it needs to be on everyone’s radar, pronto. Plus, if you’re wanting to visit nearby ancient sites like Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, then a stay in one of the best hostels in Naples just makes sense! Naples is a very walkable city, so even if your hostel is not in the city centre, ride the metro or put on your trainers because there’s plenty to see, like Ovo Castle, the National Archaeological Museum and the Royal Palace of Naples. But if sightseeing isn’t your thing, then we think chilling on the beach with some gelato is a good shout. Get your backpack ready because we’re pasta-tive you’ll love our list of best hostels in Naples…

Jump straight to:

  1. Overall best hostels in Naples
  2. Best hostels in Naples for solo travellers
  3. Best party hostels in Naples
  4. Best cheap hostels in Naples
  5. Best hostels in Naples in the city centre
  6. Best of the rest hostels in Naples

Overall best hostels in Naples

  1. Hostel of the Sun – Best hostel in Naples for solo travellers
  2. NeapolitanTrips Hostel – Best party hostel in Naples
  3. 6 Small Rooms Naples – Best city centre hostel in Naples
  4. Hostel Mancini – Best cheap hostel in Naples

Best hostels for solo travellers

If you’re a solo traveller who likes to wander around and enjoy your own company, then Naples is a good fit. Here you can explore the ancient landmarks, walk along the beach and feast on as much Italian food as your body can hold. When the day is done, any of these hostels in Naples will have you hanging out with similar solo travellers.

Hostel of the Sun

best hostels in naples, hostel of the sun lounge area with sofas

This hostel is ideal for the weary solo traveller who just needs to chill and socialise with other like-minded adventurers. Not only will you find a warm and fun environment, you’ll be close to all the action! The colourful atmosphere, the games room and on-site bar will satisfy the heart of every backpacker. The hostel is only a 10-minute walk from Piazza Trieste e Trento and the Galleria di Palazzo Zevallo Stigliano, so feel comforted that you won’t have to rush around to see everything. Throw in friendly staff and free breakfast, and it’s a winner!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Common room
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bar
  • Games room

? Address: Via Melisurgo 15

? Neighbourhood: Borgo Orefici 

? Nearest stations: Municipio, or ANM – Capolinea Stazione Marittima Alibus stop

Book your stay at Hostel of the Sun now

Ecohostelfloreale

best hostels in naples, terrace at Ecohostelfloreale

This wonderfully eclectic and eco-friendly hostel in Naples will make all your hippy dreams come true. Located in the trendy Ercolano neighbourhood, rotate between vintage shopping at the nearby Resina Market and exploring the ruins at Scavi de Ercolano. After your busy day, chill in the hostel with activities like yoga and capoeira courses, or just a nice refreshing drink at their funky on-site bar with the resident hostel cats! Previous guests have commended the awesome staff and fun common areas. If you choose to just lay on their hammocks and watch time go by in this beautiful Italian city, we definitely won’t judge.

Hostel highlights:

  • Terrace with BBQ
  • Common room
  • Bicycle hire
  • Shuttle bus and airport transfers
  • Bar

? Address: Via Gabriele D’Annunzio, 28, Ercolano

? Neighbourhood: Ercolano

? Nearest station: Portici-Ercolano

Book your stay at Ecohostelfloreale now

Giovanni’s Home

best hostels in naples, rooftops of naples

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Just like the name suggests, you’ll be staying in Giovanni’s home! Feel welcomed into this local chef’s house where you’ll get to experience the authentic Naples cuisine and culture. Indulge on Giovanni’s pasta and pizza that he makes specifically for his guests, or even learn to cook a pizza or two yourself! This hostel is perfect for solo travellers that need a place to call home while they’re on the road, as all the guests gather each night to savour the incredible food and get to know each other. If you’re a foodie, then we’ve found your ideal hostel in Naples!

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Book exchange
  • Home cooked dinners

? Address: Via Sapienza 43, Naples, Italy

? Neighbourhood: Centro Storico  

? Nearest station: Museo

Book your stay at Giovanni's Home now

Best party hostels in Naples

Naples is a stylish place for a night out with a mixture of vibes. If you head to the historic centre of Naples, you’ll find a young crowd particularly around the Piazza San Domenico where hip bars draw in students. If you want to mix food with dancing, the Chiaia Riviera does both well, with lounge bars open late. For the party animals, the neighbourhood of Bagnoli is where the city’s best nightclubs are at. All of the best party hostels in Naples are in easy reach of the nightlife hotspots, so don’t be afraid to keep exploring when the moon comes out!


NeapolitanTrips Hostel

best hostels in naples, NeapolitanTrips Hostel common room with piano and marble floors

This boutique hostel takes bougie to the next level. Layered with traditional Italian flair combined with sleek touches, you’ll be shocked by the affordable price (hostels, we love you!) If you’re looking for a classy party hostel in Naples, then this is your place. Drink the night away at the on-site bar and restaurant while the room fills with tunes. The common room also has a piano and a guitar and if you’re willing to play, you’ll get a free drink! Throw in some drunk karaoke and it’s a solid night out. Once the sun rises, walk 5 minutes to the shopping district of Via Toedo for some much-needed retail therapy.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Terrace
  • Book exchange
  • Bicycle hire
  • Café, bar and restaurant

? Address: Via dei Fiorentini 10

? Neighbourhood: Montecalvario

? Nearest station: Toledo

Book your stay at NeapolitanTrips Hostel now

Fabric Hostel & Club

best hostels in naples, band at Fabric Hostel & Club

Come listen to some smooth jams at this former fabric factory turned hostel. As a guest you’ll have free access to the guitar and piano throughout your stay, and at night the hostel is a restaurant, wine bar, live music club and theatre all in one (from October to May). Take advantage of this incredibly unique place to stay by taking part in their many activities and events, like performances and film viewings. From here it’s 20 minutes to the centre of Naples, and sights like Pompei, Amalfi Coast and Capri are all easily accessible. You’re also by the beautiful Portici harbour, where clubs, bars and restaurants await.

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Café, bar and restaurant
  • Games room with pool table

? Address: Via Bellucci Sessa 22, Portici

? Neighbourhood: Portici

? Closest station: Portici-Ercolano

Book your stay at Fabric Hostel and Club now

Best cheap hostels in Naples

Watching your money can be tricky in a country like Italy, thanks to its awesome food and great shopping. But amazingly, Naples has some quality hostels (with a few freebies thrown in) that will make you forget all about the stresses of backpacker budget life.

Hostel Mancini

best hostels in naples, bunk beds ina dorm room at Hostel Mancini

Want to know a secret? For a steal of a price, you can stay in a hostel in Naples that has free walking tours, free sangria and free daily breakfast. Yep, it’s true! We can’t believe this hostel isn’t on everyone’s radar given its great reviews and excellent value. There are pastel colours abound, and amenities like Netflix, PlayStation, computers and a book exchange for when you need to chill out. The hostel is a 5-minute walk from Napoli Centrale train station, which can get you to iconic landmarks like Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius in no time.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free city tours
  • Common room
  • ATM
  • Games room

? Address: Via P S Mancini 33

? Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo

Closest station: Garibaldi and Napoli Centrale

Book your stay at Hostel Mancini now

Hostello Felice

best hostels in naples, girls sitting on a terrace at Hostello Felice

Attention all history lovers – this one’s for you. Located in an 18th century building, the hostel was once used as a retreat for Neapolitan noble people. Now it’s a modern hostel with an onsite bar and relaxing rooftop terrace. Have afternoon drink or two while you take in the dreamy Italian views. It’s in a great location for those wanting to sightsee – only a 3-minute walk to the UNESCO Ercolano site and 5 minutes to the Pugliano vintage market. Plus, Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii are close by!

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Shuttle bus and airport transfers

? Address: Corso Resina 308

? Neighbourhood: Ercolano

? Closest station: Portici-Ercolano

Book your stay at Hostello Felice now

Best hostels in the city centre

While Naples is very walkable, it never hurts to be right in the centre of town. It’s no stress when you know that the sights are right outside your door. Instead you can grab some gelato and relax…

6 Small Rooms Naples

best hostels in naples, 6 Small Rooms Naples common area with sofas

This modest hostel is perfect for backpackers who want to make the most out of their time in the city, while having a tranquil place to return to at the end of the day. For a very affordable price, you’ll get free breakfast and a free walking tour. The super central location means that you have heaps of attractions right at your fingertips – including the beach! Once you and your new hostel mates are ready to hit the town, just step outside the door to the lively piazzas for a killer night!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Book exchange

? Address: Via Diodato 18

? Neighbourhood: Montecalvario

? Closest station: Toledo

Book your stay at 6 Small Rooms Naples now

Best of the rest hostels in Naples

One more plate of pasta hostel… we simply couldn’t resist.

La Controra Hostel Naples

best hostels in naples, bunk beds in a dorm room at La Controra Hostel Naples

For those wanting the most of Italy’s sunshine, you’ll love the massive outdoor courtyard at this Naples hostel. An Aperol spritz from the on-site bar in one hand and a good book in the other – it’s the recipe for a perfect Italian afternoon. Why rush when life is really that good? When you’re ready to explore, tag along on one of their tours, like a boat trip around the Gulf of Naples to fuel your ultimate wanderlust dreams. Can we come too?

Hostel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Terrace
  • Common room
  • Café and bar
  • Games room

? Address: Piazzetta Trinita alla Cesarea 231

? Neighbourhood: Avvocata

? Closest station: Salvator Rosa

Book your stay at La Controra Hostel Naples now

It might be even harder to choose between these hostels than it is for what toppings to have on your pizza, but hopefully our list of the best hostels in Naples will get inspired. As you head to this southern belle, don’t forget to grab an Insta of the Italian seaside, explore the sights and savour the food. Ciao!

Have you been to the beautiful city of Naples and stayed at one of these hostels? What did you think? Tell us in the comments!

Keep reading:

? The ultimate guide to backpacking Italy 

? The best hostels in Italy

? Where to stay in Rome: a neighbourhood guide

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