Welcome to the only guide you need for planning your epic hostel experience.
This beautiful city that sits on the Bay of Naples is also home to nearby Mount Vesuvius. And yes, it is still active!
We’ve worked hard to find safe, social and stunning design hostels worth every penny. This collection is specifically for solo travellers, backpackers and couples.
- NeapolitanTrips Hostel & Bar – best for solo travelers
- La Controra Hostel Naples – top pick for couples
- Tric Trac Hostel – perfect for female solo travelers
Oh and there is also a fun party hostel in this collection.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
Not too far away from Naples you can also find the best hostels in Rome.
Make sure you take a look at the 40 best hostels in Italy – map and 5 star hostels included.
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Comparison chart of 3 best hostels
- cheapest hostels in Naples
- best hostels in Naples for solo travellers
- fun party hostels in Naples
- best hostels in Naples for backpackers
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Naples
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Naples cost 11€ – 16€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 22€ up to 85€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Naples
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Naples.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Neapolitan Hostel & Bar
NeapolitanTrips Hostel & Bar is a boutique space designed by young people who live in and love the city.
It’s such a wonderful hostel to start with, and by far the best choice in Naples.
“The furnishings of the hostel are inspired by the recovery of the Neapolitan industrial area.”
As you walk down the corridors, you can admire the works of 10 young Neapolitan artists and enjoy vintage design.
It’s quite obvious that the main aim of NeapolitanTrips is to entertain and integrate its guests.
Let us show you why:
- On-site bar
- A games area (darts, chess, monopoly)
- A corner for music and
- A reading area
The bar doesn’t just serve up tap beer and wines, but also cocktails and delicious Neapolitan coffee.
Super cool: Play something good on the piano or guitar and enjoy a free drink!
In the guest kitchen there is a beautiful pantry for you to use. It includes olive oil, salt, pasta, rice, fresh vegetables and tomatoes. How good is that?
Another great common area is the splendid outdoor terrace.
The up-cycled design is super cool and it really helps create a carefreeness vibe.
What about the room choices, we hear you ask?
Mixed dorms come with 4, 6 and 8-beds. There is also a 12-bed female dorm available.
If you’re travelling in a small group you can book your stay in the triple room which has one double bed and one single bed.
As you’ll notice, the rooms are big and each person gets a huge locker, light and plug socket by their bed.
Location: It’s less than a 5-minute walk on foot from Via Toledo. The centre of Naples and the port are within a 10-minute walk.
This is one of the best hostels in Naples Italy for
- Solo travellers
2. La Controra Hostel Naples
Live the Italian dream at La Controra Hostel Naples. It’s simple once you see what they have to offer.
For example, there is…
- A big, grassy courtyard with seating
- Palms and citrus trees to sit under
- A cafe bar (with free breakfast) and
- Free Wi-Fi
The shared kitchen here is certainly ideal for testing out your pizza skills. Either that or enjoy the snack machine as a fall back.
Good to know: you’ll actually be surrounded by amazing pizza places, so no worries there.
Looking for some fun trips to join? You’re in luck!
The team here specialises in walking tours and boat journeys in the bay. Just ask at reception for some options, prices etc.
We have to say, we’re quite impressed with the room choices on offer here.
It’s the kind of hostel where you’ll come across all sorts of traveller types, from every corner of the globe.
From double and family rooms, to mixed dorms and a twin for friends that enjoy some space.
The smaller 4 and 6-bed mixed dorms come with an en-suite for that added comfort.
Though the rooms are basic, the sheer size and lovely big windows make up for it. The beds come ready-made, too.
Location: Certosa di San Martino is around a 25-minute walk, and the airport is only 20-minutes from La Controra. The closest trainfr station is Salvator Rosa station.
This is one of the best hostels in Naples Italy for
3. Tric Trac Hostel
Let’s continue on a high and introduce our third hostel in this guide; Tric Trac Hostel.
Aside from the fun name, this accommodation is full to the brim with great social spaces for anyone that enjoys taking advantage of staying indoors.
For one thing, there is a wonderful terrace and solarium for enjoying the fresh air and views.
There’s also a handy kitchen, modern living room and dining area.
Because of the set up, we reckon this is an ideal space for catching up with work and emails.
But first things first; you’ll need to drop your bags by your bed before the exploring commences.
Here are your room choices:
- 4 and 8-bed mixed dorms
- 4-bed female dorm
- Family room w/ private bathroom (4 people)
Quirky fact: some of the bunks have a stack of 3 beds, so we hope you’re ok with heights!
A good thing to note is that staff are at hand 24 hours a day, and there is no curfew.
It’s the little details that really go a long way, right?
We thought you’d agree. So to make you even happier let us mention the free breakfast, board games and musical instruments for you to use.
Whether you’re looking to socialise or enjoy time alone, you can’t go wrong at Tric Trac.
Location: Located in Piazza Santa Maria la Nova, in the heart of the historic center of Naples. This super handy location makes it easy to reach all of the main attractions.
This is one of the best hostels in Naples Italy for
- Female solo travellers
- Older travellers
What about cheapest hostels in Naples?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels!
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Naples.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Naples
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Naples for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Naples for solo-travellers?
Let’s make this super simple for you:
- Best hostel in Naples for social solo travellers: NeapolitanTrips Hostel & Bar
- Best hostel in Naples for female solo travellers: Tric Trac Hostel
Personally, we can’t recommend NeapolitanTrips Hostel & Bar enough and we suggest you go for this hostel if you’re not sure.
Party Hostels in Naples
Alrighty readers, are you ready for a party hostel recommendation to get those feel-good-vibes flowing? No problem.
Naples Experience Backpackers Hostel is your best bet for meeting people and having fun.
There is an age restriction of 18-35 years. We don’t normally like this, but at least when it comes to party hostels you know exactly what crowd to expect.
The team do their best to get everyone involved in games, activities and daily tours to all of the nearby hotspots.
For a small fee, why not join in the family dinners? This is certainly the best way to break the ice.
Enjoy a handy location just 15-minutes from Central Station and 2km from the airport.
Wind down after all in the in either a mixed dorm, female dorm or double private.
But wait a minute, we have one more option!
Take away the age restriction and add in the word budget, and you get Hostel of the Sun.
Communal dinners, on-site bar and a free breakfast to kick-start your day – what more do you need?
This isn’t your classic wild party hostel. Rather, it’s a creative space for socialising over a beer in a colourful environment. The foosball table and board games support mingling and fun.
Oh and the kitchen rustle up some delicious meals, including pizza!
Best Hostels in Naples for Backpackers
There are a few more cool hostels in Naples worth a mention.
In fact, this extra collection is especially for backpackers in the area. We’ve included these because they offer a no-frills stay that helps you stick to a budget, whilst also meeting people in a good and safe city location.
Hostel Mancini Naples
First up is Hostel Mancini, a place that specialises in bringing people together.
It’s so easy to meet people here as a backpacker. Especially thanks to the…
- Free walking tours
- Free Sangria Thursdays
- Free daily breakfast (with croissants!)
When you’re not busy swapping stories, enjoy the living room with DVD’s, a playstation and book exchange.
Alongside the free wifi there are also a few computers you can use.
Mixed dorms, female dorms, family, double and single privates – all these room choices are here, and more!
Giovanni’s Home Naples
Giovanni’s Home is exactly that; the home of Giovanni!
“He knows every guest by name, and really makes you feel like you’re at home.”
This budget accommodation in the heart of Napoli is perfect if you want to get to know the city from a local’s point of view.
Honestly, it’s worth staying here just to get to know Giovanni over a pizza (which he will cook from time to time).
Be aware that there is a minimum booking of two nights to stay here.
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
6 Small Rooms Naples
Don’t let the name fool you, the rooms at 6 Small Rooms are actually huge… and there are no bunk beds!
This hostel has been in the game for over 20 years, and they really know what they’re doing.
FYI: you’re welcome to BYOB (bring your own booze) and use the shared kitchen as you please.
Get ready for great staff, free walking tours and a complimentary breakfast to kick start your day.
There is not one but TWO common areas in the building. One of which is a quiet area if you’d like to read or catch up with work.
There is a total of 6 dorm rooms and 3 private rooms spread over two floors. Each single bed has a little cabinet with reading light next to it. Cute.
Naples Pizza Hostel
Naples Pizza Hostel is a top choice for budget backpackers that aren’t too bothered about a fancy design.
This hostel has more of an emphasis on creating a family atmosphere. It’s all about the company, and not just a place to stay.
Enjoy amenities such as a guest kitchen, common area, free Wi-fi and TV room with flat screen.
This is the best hostel in town for access to the main nightlife squares such as Piazza Bellini and Piazza San Domenico.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- NeapolitanTrips Hostel & Bar: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- La Controra Hostel Naples: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Tric Trac Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Naples best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Naples. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Naples hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Mount Vesuvius
- Naples National Archaeological Museum
- Royal Palace of Naples
- Ovo Castle
- Piazza del Plebiscito
- Castel Nuovo
- Museo Cappella Sansevero
- San Carlo Theatre
Flights to Naples?
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Naples and the best Naples hostels on offer.
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At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries