Best Hostels in Pisa

3 Best Hostels in Pisa – Leaning Into Pizzas in Pisa

If you’re planning on checking out the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, you’ll eventually need a bed to lean in and drop your body onto… and this guide has the best hostels in Pisa where you can do exactly that.

Italy is, obviously, an incredibly famous destination. But, although its hostel scene is slowly growing each year, it is still not as diverse and impressive as that in the rest of Europe.

Fear not: our best hostels in Pisa guide is here to rescue you, your expectations, and your wallet.

The hostels we’re recommending are near the best sights in Pisa, well-connected to transport, and wrapped in friendly and warm atmospheres.

Your Shortcut:

  1. Hostel Pisa Tower - best for Solo Travelers
  2. Safestay Pisa Hostel - best for Social Butterflies
  3. B&B da Debora - best for Couples

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

If you’re backpacking throughout Italy, we also have guides on the best hostels in the nearby town of Florence and for most major cities like Rome and Milan.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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Quick Introduction to Pisa

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Pisa have an average price of about €30 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average price of around €80 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). 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.

Food tip: Some restaurants in Pisa charge you for the bread (or breadsticks), so if you’re on a budget, ask if the price is included and if it isn’t, maybe pass on the bread.

Things to see in Pisa: You’re probably coming here for the tower, but the city actually has around 20 other historical monuments, including medieval palaces, bridges, and churches.

While they might not be as famous as the tower, they are still very much worth a visit!

When to go to Pisa: Most people in Europe tend to travel during summer, as this is when they usually take their breaks. But if you can, we recommend visiting right before or after, in either spring or autumn.

The weather will still be nice, and you’ll notice that accommodation prices are going down (as well as the crowds).

Some of the best Pizza in Pisa: We don’t really think there is such a thing as ‘the best pizza in Italy’ because everyone has wildly different tastes.

But, if you want to try some of our favorite Pizza in Pisa, head over to La Taverna di Pulcinella or Il Pizzomane. Your taste buds and stomach will thank you (unless you’re lactose intolerant… in which case, good luck).

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The 3 Best Hostels in Pisa are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Pisa.

  1. Hostel Pisa Tower – best for Solo Travelers
  2. Safestay Pisa Hostel – best for Social Butterflies
  3. B&B da Debora – best for Couples

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Hostel Pisa Tower
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel:B&B da Debora
👫 For Socializing:Safestay Pisa Hostel
🎒Backpacker:Safestay Pisa Hostel
👯For friend groups:B&B da Debora

1. Hostel Pisa Tower

Hostel Pisa Tower is a small and cozy independent hostel that is wrapped in a blanket of familiarity – this means it’s perfect for solo travelers of all types.

This Pisa Hostel has the following facilities:

  • A cozy shared living room
  • A library
  • A fireplace
  • A games room (with board games, ping pong table, and play station console)
  • BBQ facilities
  • A terrace
  • Vending machines
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Check prices at:
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Hostel Pisa Tower Dorms

We really like the overall Pop Art design of this hostel as well as the fact that, although it’s small, there always seems to be something going on – from a chess game to a guitar session near the fireplace.

The staff here is incredibly friendly and will give you great tips on things to do in Pisa, and they even have an adorable resident dog – say hi to Biro for us.

Location: The Pisa tower is a 2-minute walk from this accommodation, and you can actually see it from the street outside the hostel. A bit far from the station but well-connected to buses.

The best choice in Pisa for

  • Solo Travelers
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 Hostel Pisa Tower Kitchen Hostel Pisa Tower Terrace

2. Safestay Pisa Hostel

Safestay Pisa Hostel is one of the larger hostels in Pisa, which means it’s perfect if you’re looking for a place with a good number and variety of people to socialize with.

Here, you’ll find:

  • A bar and restaurant
  • A large common area (with a microwave)
  • 24/7 reception
  • Billiard
  • A very big outdoor area
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Safestay Pisa Hostel

Although we really like their dorms, we’re not big fans of the personal lockers they come with: they’re very small and won’t fit more than a small backpack.

The dorm space is also not large enough to comfortably put suitcases in, and it can get cramped quickly.

We mainly like this hostel because of the highly social atmosphere it has. Here you’ll find travelers of all ages, from couples to solo travelers and groups of backpackers. 

They have very large loungers both indoors and outdoors, and it will be very easy for you to meet new people and interact with them.

Location: A 5-minute walk from Pisa Central Train Station and a 10-minute walk from Galileo Galilei Airport.

Many travelers to Pisa stay here overnight to catch a flight the next day – if that’s your case, note that a taxi ride from this hostel to the airport shouldn’t cost you more than 20 euros. 

A great choice for

  • Social Butterflies
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Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Safestay Pisa Hostel Dorm Safestay Pisa Hostel Kitchen 

3. B&B da Debora

As its name suggests, B&B da Debora isn’t a hostel; it’s a bed and breakfast. We really tried to look for a third Pisa Hostel to recommend to you, but the truth is: apart from the two we mentioned above, hostels in the area are pretty bad.

This is why we’re recommending this accommodation instead. The good news is that it is still relatively budget-friendly – especially if you’re splitting the bill with a friend or significant other.

Here, you’ll find: 

  • A shared lounge
  • A terrace
  • A beautiful garden
  • A shared kitchen
  • A delicious Italian breakfast (included in the price)
Book B&B da Debora here

Check prices at:
Booking.com |

The rooms come with shared bathrooms that are fully equipped with free toiletries. We really like the place’s owner, as she’s incredibly caring and accommodating to both her house and guests.

Although this one is located further off from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you’ll have the opportunity to rent a bicycle from the B&B. As we said above, Pisa is quite easy to explore via bike.

Location: 15 minutes via bicycle to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The general area is less touristic than what you would expect, and this B&B is near a good variety of non-touristic bakeries and bars.

This is one of the best hostels in Pisa for

  • Couples
Book B&B da Debora here

Check prices at:
Booking.com |

 

Best Hostels in Pisa for Solo Travelers?

The best hostel in Pisa for solo travelers is Hostel Pisa Tower. This is because we think it’s small enough to provide an intimate atmosphere that won’t be hard to integrate and promotes easy socialization.

The staff at this Pisa hostel is also great and will ensure that you have a great stay. They will also come in handy if you encounter any issues during your trip or need help.

Book Hostel Pisa Tower here

Check prices at:
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Hostel Pisa Tower Garden

What about the cheapest hostels in Pisa?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Pisa.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Pisa
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Pisa best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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All Top Hostels put on a map + sights

We’ve put all of our Pisa hostels’ recommendations on a map to help you visualize the distances between sights you might be interested in.

Custom maps are a great way to organize a trip, and this one should help you get started with yours – especially if you’re backpacking all over Italy.

FAQs

Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Pisa?

The best hostels in Pisa are:

What is the best hostel for solo travelers in Pisa?

The best hostel for solo travelers in Pisa is:
Hostel Pisa Tower

What is a great social hostel in Pisa?

One great social hostel in Pisa is:

Safestay Pisa Hostel

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Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Pisa and the best Pisa hostels that are available.

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Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Pisa guide.

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

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