Dopa Hostel

Via Irnerio,41, Bologna, Italy, Distance from city centre: 2.3km

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We travelled all over the world visiting lots of Hostel, and we think to know what are necessity of our guests. We work hard to make you feel welcomed, and we want to make you fall in love with Bologna.
We speak English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, German, Arabic, Romanian and Greek.
How do you care about an hostel feel?
Dopa Hostel furnishing has been built up 99% handmade inside an old and fascinated building of Bologna downtown, using mainly wood and iron. Almost any piece was designed and carried out with love, using relaxing colours, respectful of Dopa logo and mission. Dopa Hostel wants to be an home more than an accommodation, where guests could feel a warm sensation just from their pass in. Dopa Hostel is an harbour.

Dopa Hostel is the only downtown hostel of Bologna. Located in the worldwide famous Universtiy area of Bologna (the first university of the world), Dopa Hostel is surrounded by historical Bologna's building just 10 minutes walking distance to all its historical point of interest, like Piazza Maggiore (Maggiore Square), Torre degli Asinelli (Asinelli Tower), MamBo (Contemporary Art Museum), Palazzo Fava (Fava Palace), Palazzo Albergati (Albergati Palace). In just 10 minutes walk you can also reach Bologna Stazione Centrale train station (where you can also take a bus to Marconi Airport), and Stazione Autolinee bus station.
Dopa Hostel is located in one of the most vibrant area of Bologna, where nightlife goes on 24/7.
You'll find lots of restaurant, live music club, cocktail bar, pub just in our surrounding streets, and you can spend your time going shopping on famous Via Indipendenza, or getting lost in one of the medieval streets of Bologna city centre. If you ask our reception, we'll be a pleasure for us to give you usuful tips, update on events and info about transportation.

Are privacy and safety important for you? We do.
At Dopa Hostel we really have special big bunk beds, made up with wood and iron, where any guest do not just have a bed, but he get a real private space, thanks to the closable curtain. You can spend less, sleep with other people, but creating your own space! Every guest has his own private cabinet, clothes hanger, locker with electricity socket inside and bed-light. Every rooms have private keys to improve safety. It's also possible to leave a luggage in our luggage storage for free.
Do you want to spend less but have more?
Italy just offer lots of things to do and lots of venues to visit, but sometimes it may be a bit expensive and not easy to move through.
For this reason we include lots of facilities and services for free in our price, like:
- Free vigorous breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 o'clock including coffee, tea, juice, milk, yogurt, cereals, muesli, fresh fruits, fruit jams, nutella, fette biscottate, bread, biscuits, mortadella or ham, eggs, cheese and more
- Free coffee and tea all day long
- Free use of common kitchen equipped with useful utilities and appliances
- Free and fast WiFi (100 mb) usable in any area of the hostel
- 2 personal computer free of use in common area
- Air conditioning in every rooms and common areas
- Reception open 16 hours a day (but if you want to check in at a different time, just ask in advance)
- Lounge area with board games, book and musical instruments
- Library with book swap
- Free city map and events update
- Free lockers with electric sockets in dorms
- Free cabinet with clothes hangers in dorms
- Free luggage storage
- Free high quality linen and big beds equipped with electric sockets
- Free towel (just in private rooms)
- Free Hairdryer
- Free Print & Copy service
You can even request those services for a small price:
- Cold beers, wine and drinks
- Laudry and Drying service
- Bike rental
- Towels
- Call wherever in the world with our phone
- Battery pack
- Shampoo & soaps

Dopa Hostel's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 (even after 23:00 if arranged in advance).
Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. (This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival).
Taxes not included - occupancy tax 0.50 EUR per person per night.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Breakfast included.

General:

No curfew.
Non smoking.
Reception available from 08:00 to 23:00.

Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Café
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Dopa Hostel's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 (even after 23:00 if arranged in advanced).
Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. (This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival).
Taxes not included - occupancy tax 0.50 EUR per person per night.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Breakfast included.

General:

No curfew.
Non smoking.
Reception available from 08:00 to 23:00.

Directions
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BY CAR
Coming from motorway follow “Fiera” route and take the exit ”Fiera”. Follow the “Centro” road sign now and once arrived at Bologna’s beltway, just turn left and then turn right when you pass over “Porta San Donato”.
Now you are in Via Irnerio and Dopa Hostel is located at number 41 on the left side of the road (400 meters from beltway).
Just park here (not easy to find an available parking) or keep driving on via Irnerio and park below Piazza VIII Agosto. In Bologna's downtown you have to pay 2,40 euro for hour (from 8:00 to 20:) and you have to pay in one of the several machines located closedby and put the ticket in the car over the dashboard, before leave it.
You can also buy a 7,50 euro daily parking ticket if you leave the car just a bit outside the beltway (10 minutes walk from Dopa Hostel).
We sell park ticket at the hostel. Parking is free everywhere in Bologna from 20:00 to 8:00 weekdays and saturday, and all day free on sunday

BY PLANE
From Marconi Airport catch an “Aerobus” to Bologna Centrale train station and once there just cross the square, turn left and then turn right on Via Indipendenza. Walk along Via Indipendenza and turn left on Via Irnerio at the crosswalk. Then keep walkibng on via Irnerio for 400 meters.
You’ll find Dopa Hostel on the right side of the street at number 41 (it’s a yellow building overlooking the famous building “Casa Editrice Zanichelli). You can also reach the hostel by bus from Bologna Centrale train station: just cross station square and go to the opposite side of the road (this is beltway of Bologna), then catch the bus number 36 (Ospedale Bellaria direction) or even number 37 (Bombicci direction). In both case you have to get off the bus at the 3rd stop.



BY TRAIN
Get out from Bologna Centrale train station (downtown side) and once there just cross station square, turn left and then right on via Indipendenza. Walk along Via Indipendenza and then turn left at the crosswalk with Via Irnerio. Keep walking for 400 meters and you’ll find Dopa Hostel on the right side of the street at number 41 (it’s a yellow building overlooking the famous building “Casa Editrice Zanichelli). If want to reach the hostel with bus from Bologna Centrale train station, just cross the square in front of the station, go to the opposite side of the large road and catch the bus number 36 (Ospedale Bellaria direction) or even number 37 (Bombicci direction). In both case you have to get off the bus at the 3rd stop.


BY TAXI
Ask to the taxi driver to bring you to Dopa Hostel, or Ostello Dopa (italian translation of “Hostel”) in Via Irnerio 41, just in front of famous building “Casa Editrice Zanichelli”. You can catch a taxi in one of the several taxi hub located in front of main transport station or even call at +39 051 372727.


BY COACH
From Stazione Autolinee coach station, take Via Indipendenza exit and turn left on it. Walk along Via Indipendenza and after 300 meters turn left on Via Irnerio. Now walk straight on for 400 meters and you’ll find Dopa Hostel in a light yellow building on the right side of the street (number 41).

Located Near

Dopa Hostel is the only downtown hostel of Bologna. Located in the worldwide famous Universty area of Bologna (the first university of the world), Dopa Hostel is surrounded by historical Bologna's building just 10 minutes walking distance to all its historical point of interest and from Bologna Stazione Centrale train Station and Stazione autolinee Bus station.
The area is the most vibrant of the city with many pubs, bars, nightclubs, live music clubs, theatre and cinema.

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