Hostels in Naples
Naples is the capital city of the region of Campania in southern Italy. With its impressive historical significance dating back to the Roman and Greek times, Naples is the perfect destination for an Italian getaway, with accommodation to suit all from cheap hostels to luxurious marble clad hotels. Naples sits in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, famous for its eruption 2000 years ago over the ancient city of Pompeii that now stands as one of the best Roman ruins the country has to offer. To the other side of the city the Bay of Naples swings round and is a good place from which to take a day trip out to the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. The Campania region is home to many of Italy’s best delicacies such as mozzarella. Naples city centre boasts splendid architecture such as grand palaces, churches, monasteries and castles. Don’t miss the Duomo (cathedral) that was built between 1294 and 1323, the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) and the Teatro San Carlo - an Opera theatre whose rear wall falls down to reveal the Palazzo Reale gardens.
Alternative hostel accommodation
When evening descends Naples comes to life with a myriad of restaurants and bars that offer spectacular views of the mountain and the bay. The city has accommodation to suit all needs and some of the cheaper hostel rooms can be found around the Piazza Garibaldi and the Mercato quarter. For independent travellers who want a more personal experience of the city and perhaps are intending on a longer stay your own apartment might be a better solution. On the website Wimdu you can search through a list of privately owned apartments available for rent from local Italians. With all the comforts of home and a local host to point out all the hot spots this new way to travel offers a more personal way to see the city and the freedom to explore!