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.
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.
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).
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.
As its name suggests, B&B da Deboraisn’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 beautiful garden
A shared kitchen
A delicious Italian breakfast (included in the price)
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.
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.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Pisa
add your dates
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.
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.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
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!
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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.
Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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