Busy, beautiful and bursting with everyone’s favourite – FOOD (glorious food), Naples is literally full of things to do. But it’s also an amazing base to get to Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and a whole load of other places dripping with culture and heritage.

But it is a bit of a mad city. There are zillions of tiny streets and there’s sooo much stuff to see and do, so many historical sights, museums, palaces, castles… the list goes on. How can you know the best place to stay?

Well, don’t you worry. We got it sorted. We’ve collected and categorised the best hostels in Naples so you can find the one that most suits you – and your wallet.

So whether you want to be well connected, or if you fancy somewhere staying calm and quiet, there’ll be something for you. Let’s have a look, shall we?

Quick answer: The Best Hostels in Naples

Best Hostels in Naples
This is the definitive guide to the best hostels in Naples, Italy

Best Hostels in Naples

If you’re wondering where to stay in Naples on a budget, then you’ve come to the right place!

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Naples Experience Hostel – Best Party Hostel in Naples

Naples Experience Hostel best hostels in Naples
Naples Experience Hostel is the best party hostel in Naples

Party time! Well, at a place that calls itself Naples Experience you know you’re in for an, um, experience – that’s for sure. It’s easily the best party hostel in Naples since the staff arrange lots of fun social activities, nightly events – usually always involving a drink or ten.

Though this recommended hostel in Naples is quite far from the nearest metro (20 mins!) it is however located in a cool neighbourhood. You can wander around with your hangover soaking in all the Neapolitan atmosphere, and eating all the amazing local food that’s literally within steps of this place.

6 Small Rooms – Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Naples

6 Small Rooms best hostels in Naples
6 Small Rooms is the best hostel for solo travellers in Naples

Six small rooms? What? It’s not very… appetising but bear with. Travelling by yourself isn’t always easy but at this place, it’s literally a haven. It’s, without a doubt, the best hostel for solo travellers in Naples. Why? Cool, friendly staff who take you on fun excursions and make you feel welcome. Top-tier for those backpacking Italy.

The atmosphere at this top hostel in Naples extends to the guests too, everyone gets along and makes friends and it’s all so wholesome, you’ll love it. Also, there are no bunk beds here, so there’s no one creaking above you every 5 minutes as you’re trying to nod off.

Hostel of the Sun – Best Hostel Cheap Hostel in Naples

Hostel of the Sun best hostels in Naples
Hostel of the Sun is the best hostel cheap hostel in Naples

This budget hostel in Naples doesn’t just have a great location – which is basically 10 mins, by the power of feet (no money for public transport!) from most top attractions in the city – it’s close to the metro as well, if you do wanna get around that way.

It’s easily the best cheap hostel in Naples, not just cause you can walk everywhere from here, but they also offer free walking tours and low prices. Best of all is the FREE FOOD. YES, FREE. 3 Euro cocktails at the bar also strikes us as a right bargain.

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Eco Hostel Floreale – Best Hostel for Couples in Naples

Eco Hostel Floreale best hostels in Naples
Eco Hostel Floreale is the best hostel for couples in Naples

You might get scared off by hippy vibes (is someone going to start playing the guitar?) but hold up: this is Naples backpackers hostel is a colourful cove of not only of eco-friendly delights and handmade signs but also of spacious dorms and surprisingly boutique flavoured private rooms.

We think it’s the best hostel for couples, however, as there’s loads of space for couples to lounge around, make romantic dinners for each other in the industrial kitchen and chill out with a drink on the rooftop terrace.

NeapolitanTrips Hostel – Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Naples

NeapolitanTrips Hostel best hostels in Naples
NeapolitanTrips Hostel is the best hostel for digital nomads in Naples

It’s a bit of a man cave – there’s a piano, eclectic furniture, a mini ping pong table (how does that work?) – but on the other hand, it’s pretty stylish. There’s plenty of tables and chairs and all that jazz so anyone with a laptop can get their head down for some online work.

So it’s pretty much the best hostel for Digital Nomads in Naples. The bar’s also pretty good here. Location wise… you can’t get much better. It’s close to loads of Naples’ historic sights, plus it’s super close to a metro that’s got a few different lines, and we’re down with that.

La Controra Hostel Naples – Best Hostel with a Private Room in Naples

La Controra Hostel Naples best hostels in Naples
La Controra Hostel Naples is the best hostel with a private room in Naples

Well, well, well – here are some pretty swanky private rooms, we gotta say. White washed brick walls, metal frame beds, cool artwork, a minimalist vibe. It’s literally more like staying in a boutique hotel or an Airbnb than a Naples backpackers hostel.

It’s the best hostel with a private room in Naples, that much we’ve established, plus it’s surrounded by chill gardens where you can enjoy some wine in the evening. The prices are reasonable – they even include breakfast AND dinner. AND! If that isn’t amazing we don’t know what is.

Giovanni’s Home – Best Overall Hostel in Naples

Giovanni's Home best hostels in Naples
Giovanni’s Home is the best overall hostel in Naples

This is the kinda place you stay that really goes above and beyond to help its guests out – and we really like that. The owner makes sure he gets to know every guest, which is a nice touch; he might even cook you up some authentic Italian food. Tasty.

It’s our top pick for the best overall hostel in Naples, of course. Alongside an amazing welcome from the staff, it’s got a huge outdoor terrace, is located not far from two metro stations, and it’s great for meeting other travellers. What more do you want from the best Naples backpackers hostel?

Giovanni’s Home is one of our favourites in Naples but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

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More Best Hostels in Naples

Are you looking to stay in specific neighborhood? Check out our guide on the best areas to stay in Naples!

Hostel Mancini

Hostel Mancini best hostels in Naples
Hostel Mancini

Thank god this place isn’t pronounced Hostel Mankini. But if you’re looking for a place that’s really near the central train station, this is the best hostel in Naples for you. The local area is pretty poppin’, full of busy markets and the historic centre is a stone’s throw away.

The free breakfast (yes, free) is always a bonus. You can also continue to stick to your budget by rustling up some grub in the well stocked communal kitchen. There’s also a supermarket next door for supplies and snacks when you need ’em.

Fabric Hostel & Club

Fabric Hostel & Club best hostels in Naples
Fabric Hostel & Club

Fabric is a hostel… and a club. Apparently. But it’s not as vibey as you think it’s gonna be. There’s a guitar and a piano at this Naples backpackers hostel. It’s a good place to get to know lots of local creatives, as they put on performances in the bar and restaurant area.

When it comes to location, it’s a bit of a quiet one, but if day trips is what you want, you can travel to the Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and the amazing Pompeii from here: the trains are ace.

Naples Pizza Hostel

Naples Pizza Hostel best hostels in Naples
Naples Pizza Hostel

Pizza Hostel! PIZZA HOSTEL! How can you go wrong with a place that calls itself Pizza Hostel? We can’t even. Anyway. It’s located next to the main street for pizza (that is a thing, correct) in Naples so pizza-lovers will absolutely love sampling every single place.

More on the food theme (this is Italy) – the friendly staff at this top hostel in Naples will fill you up with a tasty free breakfast and a strong Italian coffee to go with it. Plus they’ll get you clued up on tips for the local area, meaning you’ll never wander into a tourist trap pizza place. One of the coolest hostels in Naples for the name alone.

Bed and Boarding

Bed and Boarding best hostels in Naples
Bed and Boarding

Wanna stay near the airport cause you gotta catch an early flight, or you’re a stress-head when it comes to navigating to a transit point on the same day as checking out of your hostel? Then you need the best hostel near Naples Airport.

This place is… podular, is how we’d describe it. Not capsules, but like… little space pods. It’s such an airport hostel that they even do hourly rates – you don’t even NEED to stay the night to be able to have a few hours’ kip before jumping on your plane. Convenient, in a word.

Art Hostel

Art Hostel best hostels in Naples
Art Hostel

Yes, it’s another hostel called Art Hostel (yawn) but there’s actually a reason why it’s called that, aside from the usual scrawlings and daubed walls of other places. It’s actually really close to the Academy of Fine Arts, which makes for a very fun and arty wander around.

The hostel itself is set inside a historic building, which is cool. And though it might not be the chicest hostel you’ve ever stayed in, but if you’re looking for a decent all-round good place to stay close to public transport, this is a solid choice for a budget hostel in Naples.

Art Hostel is one of our favourites in Naples but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Hostello Felice

Hostello Felice best hostels in Naples
Hostello Felice

Literally overflowing with that warm Italian hospitality (think accents and food), this cool hostel in Naples has a really great host which is basically its main attraction. It’s amazing how the management of a place can really change the vibe, and here’s a good example of that.

He’s really caring and will go out of his way to make sure you know where you are, what you’re doing, what you should do, and all that. The hostel is clean and tidy too. It’s a littttle far out of Naples, but you do get a local experience with cheap local food to match. Pizza anyone?

Hostello Felice is one of our favourites in Naples but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Hotel Bella Capri

Hotel Bella Capri best hostels in Naples
Hotel Bella Capri

Owned by a local family, this recommended hostel is located right next to the ferry terminal. So if you need to catch a ferry – to Capri, for instance (it’s in the name) – this one’s for you.

The rooms are pretty sweet, we gotta say. There are big doors that open onto balconies and all that kinda stuff, making you feel like you’re in a classy film or something. Sure, you may not make friends with other travellers but you will be living the dolce vita.

Hotel Bella Capri is one of our favourites in Naples but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Hotel La Locanda dellArte

Hotel La Locanda dellArte best hostels in Naples
Hotel La Locanda dellArte

A little bit old school with its dark wood furniture, random paintings of landscapes, kitsch bedding, general B&B sorta vibe, this budget hostel in Naples is nevertheless a decent place to stay. It’s chilled and quiet: the perfect antidote for too much partying.

There’s a restaurant on the ground floor so you can get yourself some food when you’re hungry (that IS when you’re supposed to eat, right?) and the location is good – right next to a metro station. All-round pretty decent.

Hotel La Locanda dellArte is one of our favourites in Naples but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

What to Pack for your Naples Hostel

Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from me, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straightforward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art I have perfected over many years.

Don’t Let Snorers Keep You Awake!
Don’t Let Snorers Keep You Awake!

Ear Plugs

Snoring dorm-mates can ruin your nights rest and seriously damage the hostel experience. This is why I always travel with a pack of decent ear plugs.

Keep your laundry organized and stink free
Keep your laundry organized and stink free

Hanging Laundry Bag

Trust us, this is an absolute game changer. Super compact, a hanging mesh laundry bag stops your dirty clothes from stinking, you don’t know how much you need one of these… so just get it, thank us later.

Stay Dry With a Micro Towel
Stay Dry With a Micro Towel

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Hostel towels are scummy and take forever to dry. Microfibre towels dry quickly, are compact, lightweight, and can be used as a blanket or yoga mat if need be.

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Why you should travel to Naples

So there you have it: the best hostels in Naples!

From hostels right next to the central train station to ones further out of town set in local areas that brim with life and colour (and good food), we’ve found the top budget hostels in Naples to suit any traveller.

There are even places that are located next to famous pizza streets (Pizza Hostel, anyone?) which make exploring this Naples’ food scene even easier.

But if you can’t decide on a place to stay? No worries. Just go for Giovanni’s Home – our choice for the best overall hostel in Naples. All you need to do now is get packing!

Giovanni's Home best hostels in Naples

FAQ about Hostels in Naples

Here are some questions backpackers ask about hostels in Naples.

How much do hostels in Naples cost?

The average price of hostels in Naples starts from $20 – $26+ per night. Of course, the private rooms are on the higher end of the scale than the dorm beds.

What are the best hostels in Naples for couples?

Eco Hostel Floreale is a charming hostel for couples in Naples. It has lovely private rooms and a rooftop terrace.

What is the best hostel in Naples near the airport?

Bed and Boarding is the best hostel near the Naples International Airport.

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More Epic Hostels in Italy and Europe

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Naples.

Planning an epic trip all across Italy or even Europe itself?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Naples has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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