We_Bologna Hostel – 5 Star Hostel and Paradise for the Food-Lover

We love undiscovered destinations! And Bologna is certainly one of those destinations that has managed to keep its authentic vibe. Here a piece of Italian culture can still be enjoyed. Welcome to We_Bologna Hostel, a brand new Italian-handmade Hostel in the heart of Bologna. We at Hostelgeeks had a look at the WE_Bologna Hostel and love what we found!

We are keen to share with you the We_Bologna Hostel as the 5 Star Hostel in Bologna! The We_Bologna is part of We_Gastameco Hostels including We_Crociferi in Venice (find here our 5 tips to hidden Venice). For 2017 they are also planning a next opening in Milan.

The outdoor area and terrace in front of WE Bologna Hostel

The young and stylish We_Bologna Hostel combines a local student accommodation with a hostel. It brings together the two worlds of students and the new generation of travelers.

Let’s get a coffee at this stylish hostel kitchen and start walking around WE_Bologna. Why ticks it all the boxes of a 5 Star Hostel? Well, we had a close look.

We_Bologna Hostel is a 5 Star Hostel, because …

1. Eco-friendly and Sustainable: 100% Made in Italy

The We_Bologna Hostel in Bologna went the extra mile to make the hostel Eco-friendly right from the very start. The hostel building is qualified as Class A in energy-efficiency. This means it has the highest standard in isolation, and energy-saving installations.

The most incredible part for sustainability we enjoyed (and you will notice) is the breakfast. The breakfast is loaded with local products. From the milk, jam, coffee. Talking about the coffee: The coffee is one of the best coffees we had for breakfast – no kidding!

Breakfast at We_Hostel Bologna - one of the best breakfasts you will get at a Hostel

Healthy breakfast with local products? The WE Bologna Hostel has one of the best breakfasts we have seen!

Every guest receives a key card for their room. This key card is also the switch to turn on the lights. When leaving and closing the room door, the electricity turns off automatically after 10 seconds.

The design of WE_Bologna Hostel is fresh and young. Most of the furniture is tailor-made for WE_Bologna Hostel, and manufactured in Italy by the network Slowwood. What does that mean, we hear you ask? The WE_Bologna Hostel features a 100% tailor-made Italian design!

We Bologna Hostel - detailed and useful design

Bologna is not a very touristic city, such as Florence (find 5 non touristy things to do in Florence), Venice, or Rome (5 Secret Tips to Rome). It is still more authentic: you can feel the local vibe and live the real Italian experience. WE_Bologna Hostel tries to foster this by organizing culture-related events. Every month there is the cinema night. There are different thematic cycles of film such as Italian classics like the famous La vita è bella and other films. Highly recommended to join!

And for sure: the Italian cuisine cannot be missed! Bologna is one of the most important region for Italian cooking culture for sure. WE_Bologna Hostel also organizes different cooking classes in the hostel. Learn from a local chef how to make handmade pasta, how to prepare a delicious Italian Pizza, and how to cook healthy, yet tasty dishes.

Last but not least you can rent your own bike here as well. We recommend this so you can discover Bologna in no time!

Bike Rental at We Bologna Hostel

Enjoy the ride with WE Bologna Hostel

2. Fresh & young – We_Bologna Design

We already gave you an idea about the design of WE_Bologna Hostel. It is the creative product of WEG Studio, an architectural practice in Bologna. Their idea was to create an eye-catching modern building with the highest standards. A Place allowing people to enjoy the different spaces around the building.

We Bologna Reception Desk - a hostel design idea!

The furniture is tailor-made for WE_Bologna Hostel, designed and manufactured in Italy! The WE_Bologna Hostel has a big „made-in-Italy“ stamp on it!

As you can see in the photos, the interior of WE Bologna Hostel is dominated by different fresh colors. It gives the hostel this young vibe. Every room is spacious! Instead of filling up the rooms with as many beds as possible, they decided to only go for 2-bed and 4-bed dorms! This is refreshing as your bed is not squeezed in between an endless number of beds!

Even the facade got a make-over. The building pops out with its modern orange-anthracite house painting.

Hostel Book Exchange - we left a book at WE Hostel Bologna, and signed it. Who knows, maybe it returns one day?

3. Unique: Travelers extend their stay to taste Italy

Bologna is certainly an underdog around the Italian destination. No, wait: Bologna is a hidden gem! Many travelers that stop by here plan a one-night stay in Bologna. But instead of leaving after the first night, many of those travelers extend their stay without hesitating. Why is that?

We_Bologna Hostel engages the local and authentic vibe. Coming from the touristic destinations of Venice and Florence, many travelers enjoy this! They join the cooking classes, and enjoy the good, non-tourist oriented restaurants and bars in Bologna.

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In-House Cinema at WE_Bologna Hostel, not bad, right?!

4. Events: „Get to know the local culture“

This hostel is full of life! We_Bologna Hostel focus‘ on cultural events and this is what the guests appreciate! There are many different events happening such as the cooking classes, the movie nights and game nights.

The events are truly unique as WE_Bologna Hostel keeps an eye on the cultural events in the city itself. They are also hosting exhibitions of paintings by a local world traveler, sketching her travels around the world. This exhibition came with a typical Aperitivo. The guests can meet the painter, explaining the stories behind the sketches.

We recommend to join the Free Walking Tour in Bologna. It is fun, very casual and you learn some fun facts of Bologna. It’s also a great way to connect to your fellow travelers.

Free Walking Tour Bologna

One of the common areas at WE_Bologna Hostel!

For common areas they have a big lounge, a kitchen, an area just for relaxing, a study room, as well as a TV room and a garden. However, the main social area is the terrace and garden. When the weather allows, this is the place you should join.

Also, WE_Bologna is a student accommodation. So local students stay here and mingle with the travelers. So don’t miss out and try to join the students life when they go for a drink. This is a great chance to get to know some local bars.

A concert at We_Bologna Hostel

5. The extra mention about the staff

The window at the entrance behind the terrace welcomes you with a big, orange WELCOME. The staff at We Bologna Hostel is absolutely great. You can really tell: You enjoy their job.

Welcome to We_Bologna Hostel

Besides the great design and young vibe, the staff receives many compliments. Throughout the rating and booking portals, the staff of WE_Bologna Hostel gets an extra mention and thank you from previous guests! This really tells you something about the effort of the team.

As for insider tips for Bologna, make sure you ask the receptionist and team as well for their own bologna recommendations. They know their own city inside-out, so make use of this fact and ask!

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Location Advantage and Neighborhood of WE_Bologna

We Bologna Hostel is located just a 10 min walk away from the main train station. From here you can take the fast train to Florence which takes only 30 minutes. As Bologna is more of a hidden gem city, you can stay here, enjoy the local vibe and visit Florence on a day-trip.

The location is really great as you can really slow down and you don't have the traffic noise from the city. There is a shop nearby to get drinks for the nights, and you can order directly Pizza to the hostel (like many students do).

We_Bologna Hostel is also a 10-minute walk from the MAMbo Museum, the museum of Modern Art. By foot it takes you 20-minutes to the popular Piazza Maggiore Square, the University district and nightlife areas. The public transport is frequent and reliable, and we recommend that you either hop on the bus or rent a bike at WE_Bologna Hostel. We at Hostelgeeks highly recommend to rent a bike - the best way to get around!

STOP WAR....this street art sign is at the entrance of WE Bologna

Check out the exact location of We_Bologna Hostel directly on Google Maps.

Full address: Via dè Carracci, 69/14, 40129 Bologna, Italy

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