We reserved a double room (twin beds) with private bathroom directly through their website, the room rate was 46 Euros each night, if you do not have the AIG card (International Hostelling Membership Card) you need to pay 5 more Euros each person, the card last one year from January to December. The rate include breakfast, bed linens and blankets, they do not provide towels and toiletry.
They have cheaper rates for dorms(17 Euros) or double rooms with shared bathroom (38 Euros).
The hostel require check in before 5pm, if you plan to arrive later you need to call them on the day of arrival before 5pm and inform them about your time.
There is no air conditioning so we brought a fan with us as we visited during a hot summer time.
The Hostel is not in the center, it is located in a very scenic position overlooking the sea, in a historical building near the Miramare Castle main entrance. There is free parking along the street, during summer it is a bit hard to find a spot as people park there to go to the beach, but around 6pm they start leaving and it is easier. The bus to the center (nr.36) stop 200 mt away, the ride to the train station take about 20 minutes.
Bus timetable is available here
For later hours check bus number 6, the stop is a bit further.
The reception sell bus tickets.
Check-in 15:30-23:00, check-out 7:30-10:00. Even if it is not advertised in their site they have a midnight curfew witch was fine with us but might be a problem for somebody else. Also from 10am to 3.30pm the Hostel is closed and all guests have to be out of the building. When we checked in they asked us if we wanted a key to enter later than midnight, so the curfew is not so strict after all.
Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 9.00, during the summer in the terrace. It was pretty basic, it consisted in fresh bread, jam, and milk with coffee or tea. It was possible to have espresso or cappuccino paying it at the bar.
There is also an automatic coffee machine that works with coins near the reception.
The hostel is equipped to serve people with special need, there is a wheel chair escalator and rooms with ramps and appropriate bathrooms.
They do not accept credit card, you need to bring cash to pay the whole stay
Unique Quality: The hostel share the terrace with a fancy fish restaurant with high prices, but the hostel's guests can have lunch and/or dinner there between 7pm and 8pm for 10,5 Euros choosing from a limited menu.
When we were there we had dinner once and the menu was about this:
a first course choose between: spaghetti with red sauce, spaghetti with mussels, spaghetti with garlic, oil, cherry tomatoes and pepper flakes and penne with eggplant sauce.
a second course choose between: Milanese cutlet, fried anchovies, grilled ground beef.
salad and water where included.
Our meal was very good, so I think this was a big plus.
The position is outstanding, from the hostel terrace you can see the whole Trieste gulf and a piece of the Miramare castle.
The hostel was very clean, the staff nice and helpful. The terrace made a great shady spot to spend some time relaxing looking at the sea and the boats headed to the port in Trieste.
This hostel turned out to be a bad choice and the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. Physically it was OK, clean and adequate, like most other hostels. Also the staff were helpful. But, it's in a bad location, a good 6-7 km from central Trieste, and buses to it stop running quite early.
My main problem was that this hostel has a midnight curfew, which means you have to cut a night short. This fact is not advertised on the HI website, nor did the manager tell me this when I booked. If I had known it had a curfew I would never have booked. This is the only hostel I've stayed in which imposes a curfew.
If that wasn't bad enough, you are also required to leave the hostel everyday between 10 am and 3 pm. Again, I have never encountered this in any other hostel. So kiss you chances of a decent lie in goodbye. If it was for one hour or two, fair enough, but five hours?
This place truly felt more like a prison camp than an accommodating hostel ('be in for midnight, then get lost during the day'). Certainly not what I expect in a hostel.
Unless you don't mind being in by midnight, and then booted out at 10am, I would say avoid this hostel. It would be worth spending more on a hotel in central Trieste without restrictions.
I was very pleased with the location of this hostel-right on the beach.
It's 12 Euros a night with an HI card and 14 without. There is an 11pm curfew and you are supposed to be out of your room 10:30am-1pm. Breakfast (and linens) are included in the price. You are only supposed to have one roll and a cup of coffee, but it's pretty easy to get away with a little extra. Plus, if you consider the price, a roll and coffee seems pretty reasonable. The rooms are all dorm style and either boys or girls-no mixing. Our room had 6 bunkbeds (12 beds total) with one very large balcony and one small balcony. The bathrooms are very clean, each with two shower stalls (not flimsy plastic) and two sinks.
I would just like to say that I realize this information differs from that which was provided by another member, but I feel that I am giving an accurate portrayal of this hostel.
Unique Quality: Since it's directly on the beach, you get a great view of the bay right from your window-or balcony.
The hostel has an one internet station. I can't remember the exact price, but I think it was 2 Euros/hour, which is pretty cheap. Since there is only one, though, you might have to wait in line.
One note of caution: the stretch of beach right in front of the hostel is a private beach that costs 5 Euros, but if you just walk down a little bit further, there are miles of public beach.
Directions: Take bus 36 (the stop is across the street from the trainstation) and get off at the ostello stop
Once you have arrived in Trieste, buy at least two bus tickets called tratta from the newpaper kiosk inside the station, with the main entrance to the train station behind you, cross the road and catch a number 36 bus Once the bus leaves the coast and starts to go up the hill you must get off straight away.
Once off the bus walk back down the hill and turn right to continue along next to the sea for about 300yds there on the right is the Hostel.
Huge dorm style rooms with clean showers. but since it is with the HI (Hostel international) is does have a curfew. showers and breakfast (read: bread and jam) included.
Unique Quality: Located on the water, and a clean safe place to stay located "next door" to the castle and park.
Directions: take the 36 buss West across the street from the train station, exit Ostello, and walk along the water.
The Youth Hostel in Trieste is a true rarity among cheap accommodation in the city. It's surrounded by the pictureque scenery of the Castle of Miramare, and it looks over the crystal-clear water of the marine preserve.
Unique Quality: The hostel is open all year (booking strongly advised) 7.00 - 10.00; 13.00 - 23.30 (summer schedule). It has 80 beds .
- Bed and breakfast: 11.36 Euro (bedsheets included) and
- Full meal: 7.75 Euro
It's required membership: that costs 15.49 Euro for a year (foreigners may pay for their membership by instalments, with a 2.58 Euro additional fee per night, for a total of six nights)
It's 5 km from the railway station.To go there you can catcht the bus no. 36
The hostel is in an historical building, with garden, TV and bar (open during the summer in the garden, 16.00 - 1.00 weather permitting), bicycle rental, beach, solarium, parking space, restaurant, lounge.
Ostello Tergeste is Trieste's Youth Hostel, situated a few kilometres along the coast, between the marina of Barcola and Miramare castle. The location couldn't be better, and it is housed in a historic villa right next to the sea, but the inside does not quite live up to the outside.
A night in snorers' paradise costs €12 with an HI card, or €14 without. This is far cheaper than the cheapest Pensione in town, so if money is a concern, then this is where you'll be!
Unique Quality: The complete lack of privacy...20 bunk beds in a room (single-sex, of course!), with hardly an inch between beds. Although the view from the rooms over the sea is nice enough, intense snoring from all corners at all hours and an abundance of smelly feet tend to cancel that out. Two showers per dorm, although again there is no privacy as all that separates you from the next shower is a flimsy transparent curtain!
Breakfast is included, but it is a strictly no-talking affair, beginning at 7.30 and finishing promptly at 8 when you are expected to vacate the hostel until 1pm. One bread roll per person, one butter portion, and no more than one hot drink per person...and don't think you can get away with a refill - if the staff don't catch you topping up your weak Nescafe, then the dirty looks and complaining mutterings from the other guests will make you feel like the most guilty of criminals! Curfew is at 11pm, but seeing as the last bus to pass the hostel is at 9pm, this is a fairly easy rule to stick to.
Directions: Between Barcola and Miramare on the coast. Take any bus heading to Grignano and ask for "ostello" or "Miramare". The airport shuttle also passes the hostel.
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