It is hostel, so you can not expect some comfort for your stay. Recommend it for young people. The furniture in the rooms are very modest and worn. The biggest problem was that room was high in the hill with many narrow steps and it is not in Via Columbo Street. Address in Via Colombo is mainly reception because the owner has a lot of rooms distributed in several locations in Riomaggiore.
Directions: Just 3 minutes walk from the train station.
We rented two apartments in Riomaggiore through this service. The owner and his brother were very nice but wanted to keep our passports until we paid at the end of the trip. This wasn't a problem but made us a little nervous so we paid up front. Late, they stored our luggage for us. The apartments were nothing fancy but were well furnished and fairly comfortable. One was on the second floor and had an amazing view of the town and the sea. The other was up a long flight of stairs which were a little hard to navigate in the dark after a grappa!
Our apartment was clean, sheets and towels were provided and we had dishes to use. I'd recommend this to students traveling but not to adults looking for a five star.
Unique Quality: Having our own rooms with no curfew and only the neighbors around made our long weekend so much nicer!
Directions: From the train station, walk through the tunnel to the other side of town. The office is on the left as you head up the hill and found under a bright pink canopy.
Using tourist offices or online providers is the only way I've found to secure a hostel bed in Riomaggiore. Through "Cinque Terre Holidays" you can get a bed in a 10-person dorm on the main street of Riomaggiore.
Unique Quality: Prices are steep for what you're getting, but it's really the only hostel option here. 22 Euro gets you a bunk bed in a shared apartment. Full kitchen, one shared bath. Two flights of stairs up from Via Colombo.
Directions: Walk into town from the train station. The tourist offices line the right side of the street, while this apartment is on the left.
Could anyone point me to a good resource(web site) for holiday flat/apts/self-catering in any of the Cinque Terre villages. I would need a place for end of June for 1 week, 2 bedrooms (1 double/1 single). We don't have a preference of village however we won't have access to a car so it can be too far out of town.
might be worth a look.
in Manarola, Andrea is the best and he has a wide variety of rooms and apartments. We have stayed there twice and I would not stay anywhere else.
Thanks for your responses. I haven't gotten quotes and I hadn't realized the area would be so expense to stay. In my experience flat are usually much cheaper than hotel but I was getting prices £900+ for 1 week.
Looks like we'll have to try elsewhere
It is a very popular area for Italian holidaymakers as well as those from elsewhere (especially the US), and prices reflect this I think.
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Address: Via Colombo 94, Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, 19017, Italy