Ostello Tramonti

Via Fabio Filzi 110, Biassa, Cinque Terre, Italy, Distance from city centre: 17.4km
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Rating: 83%from 15 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 82%Staff
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 88%Value for money
  • 81%Facilities
WINNER Most Improved Hostel Worldwide 2014!!!

Ostello Tramonti is situated in Biassa – an ancient town set in the lush green hills that surround the gulf of Poeti (Golfo dei Poeti). Biassa is the gateway to the breathtaking coastline of Cinque Terre and to the many pathways that cross the hillside. Cinque Terre is accessible from the hostel by foot or we offer a shuttle service. The hostel is also very close to the city of La Spezia (5-10 minutes) and to the road to Portovenere (5-10 minutes).

Newly renovated, Ostello Tramonti is the cheapest accommodation in an expensive area and was the most popular hostel in Cinque Terre on HostelWorld last year! We opened to guests in April 2002 and have since hosted thousands of visitors from around the world. We have 14 rooms with 4 beds in each as well as one double room – a total of 58 beds. Both floors have ample bathroom and shower facilities.

All parts of our hostel are accessible by wheelchair, including bathroom and shower facilities. Ostello Tramonti is especially suited to large groups and for people that are travelling with their own form of transport, there is free parking available.

Ostello Tramonti has a restaurant and bar on site where delicious meals are prepared from scratch by our Italian chef for very reasonable prices. The property boasts a large terrace and garden area, as well as a lounge room with books to read, TV and DVDs available to watch and board games to play. We have a ping-pong table and sun lounges in the garden. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the hostel and we have computers available for guests to use that are connected to the Internet. There is also a washing machine available to guests.

Our multi-lingual receptionists will be happy to answer any questions you may have as well as give you information on the hiking paths, sightseeing, activities you can do in the area and getting around Cinque Terre.

We offer an efficient shuttle service from the hostel to Riomaggiore - the first village of Cinque Terre. From the shuttle, you can admire the first part of the coastline, with spectacular views from the road. The journey takes about 8 minutes and costs only 1€, one way. For guests that stay 3 nights or more, we offer the shuttle service, free of charge! The shuttle bus runs numerous times from the hostel to Riomaggiore in the mornings and from Riomaggiore to the hostel in the evenings. The Ostello Tramonti shuttle can be booked at reception. Between the 14th of March and the 1st of November, there is also a public bus service from the hostel to Riomaggiore. From the hostel, you can hike to Riomaggiore and to Portovenere (a gorgeous town by the sea) with stunning views along the way.

A touristic tax of 1.50€ per person, per night applies but we'll pay for you from the second night of your stay!

Please read all the information carefully before booking - including how to find us!

VERY IMPORTANT: Please do not arrive at the hostel to check in or to drop your bags off before 2pm! Facilities in the hostel will be closed for cleaning during this time and restaurants and shops in the town are closed and there are no public buses in the middle of the day. If you arrive in the area before 2pm, we recommend leaving your bags in one of the secure luggage stores at either La Spezia Train Station (Platform 1) or opposite the train station in Riomaggiore. This means that you can enjoy some time in Cinque Terre or La Spezia first and then catch either of the public services to the hostel later in the afternoon or contact us to book a shuttle from Riomaggiore in the evening. We want to ensure you enjoy your time here and make the most of it. As there are no public buses leaving Biassa until late in the afternoon, you will not have a way of leaving once you are here and everything in the town is closed during this time! If you arrive in La Spezia and wish to head to Cinque Terre, you can catch a train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore and leave your bags there. It is only one stop by train and about a 8 minute journey. From there you can arrive at the hostel easily, later in the day.

This is not a party hostel - for the comfort of our guests, we have a curfew and ask for silence after midnight.

Please do not book this hostel if you are planning on catching an early train from La Spezia or Riomaggiore (before 7:00 am) as there is no public transport at this time of the day. Taxis cannot be booked the night before and are not available at this time of the morning.

ATTENTION PLEASE!
TIMETABLE:
Check in: after 2 pm
Check out: until 10:30 am
Curfew: 1 am
Lock out: 10:30 am to 2 pm
Reception: 7 am – 10:30 am, 2 pm – 1 am

CANCELLATION POLICY:
We accept cancellation or modification of your booking by e-mail only (not by phone) 48 hours before your arrival.

On the northwestern hills of la spezia, aside the breathtaking coast of the 'cinque terre'(2 km), the hostel 'tramonti' is situated in the ancient hamlet of biassa. The village is situated on the verdant hills surrounding the gulf and it is the main doorway to the 'cinque terre' and to the several pathways crossing the hillside.
We also are very close to La Spezia city (5-10 minutes) and to Portovenere's street (5-10 minutes).

This is one of the most booked hostel in Italy, cheapest accomodation in a expensive area!!!
Especially suitable for groups, or people that travel around the area with their own way of transport, or rented car. Free Parking
We offer a shuttle service from the hostel to the sea (Riomaggiore - the first village of Cinque Terre), on this trip you can admire the first part of the coast, journey about 8 minutes and it costs 2 euro per person roundtrip, find an arrangement with the staff for the time of departure and return.
IF YOU STAY HERE THREE OR MORE NIGHTS YOU HAVE THE SHUTTLE FOR FREE EVERYDAY!!!
The hostel was opened to guests in April 2002 and we hosted thousands of tourists since 2002, from around the world..There are 13rooms with 4 beds each and 2 private rooms, with a total of 56 beds. Each floor has bathrooms and showers facilities. Washing machines operated by coins in the Laundry Room. We have a large terrace and a garden.
.Vending machines for hot drinks. WI-Fi is free and you can use two public computers.
We offer special arrangements with local restaurant-pizzeria and it is pretty convenient for our guest.
Our reception has a multilingual receptionist. You can do on-line booking, and use our public telephone. Free parking, information service as well as organised excursions and sightseeing.
We also offer a living room with a television and DVD videos, table games and a library.
For people with disabilities all parts of the hostel are accessible, including restrooms and shower facilities.

Please, before booking, read carefully where we are, how to reach us, rules, directions and facilities. Thanks
Timetable (Attention Please!)
CHECK IN: after 2:30 P.M. TO 12:00 P.M. (not in the morning)
CHECK OUT: until 10.00 a.m.
CURFEW: 01.00 a.m.
Lock out and cleaning from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. wc and showers are kept closed and guests are asked not to stay in the hostel
Opening time from 07.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 01.00 a.m.
Cancellation Policy:
We accept cancellation or modification of your booking only by E-Mail (not by phone) 48 hours before your arrival.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Lock Out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • 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.

THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOSTEL,WE HAVE A CURFEW AND A SILENCE TIME AND WE ASK TO RESPECT .

The price for bed/room doesn't include city tax 1,50 euro (city tax per person per night) We'll pay for you this tax from the second night of your stay.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO READ:
Why you shouldn't come to the hostel before 2:00pm:
1) The first public bus from the hostel to Riomaggiore (the first village of Cinque Terre) leaves at 2:55pm.
2) After noun shops and restaurant in the village are closed.
3) We have to clean the hostel, so we cannot do the check in
4) There is a shift of the staff, so the hostel may be empty.

Curfew: 1am. Lockout for cleaning: 10.30am to 2 pm. During lockout the WC and showers are closed and guests are asked to leave the hostel.
If you have to catch an early train from La Spezia train station or Riomaggiore (before 7:00), please,don't book in this hostel.
Don't try to walk from the train station,use the public service to the hostel (from La Spezia or Riomaggiore).
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Notice of cancellation by email only, please.

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Please do not book this hostel if you are planning on catching an early train from La Spezia or Riomaggiore (before 7:00 am) as there is no public transport at this time of the day. Taxis cannot be booked the night before and are not available at this time of the morning.


BY BUS FROM LA SPEZIA TO THE HOSTEL:

From the main exit of the train station, go down the stairs, just to the left of the water fountain and the taxi rank.
When you arrive at the bottom of the stairs, cross the road and turn right, following ‘Via Fiume’ for about 50m.
Turn left at the first street you come to which should be ‘Via Castelfidardo’.
Follow this street for about 300m until you arrive in Piazza Brin. Piazza Brin is a square with trees and a fountain in the middle. It is situated at the corner of Via Castelfidardo and Corso Cavour.
The bus stop is on the left side of the square, near the newspaper kiosk.
If you have time, we suggest you buy the ticket before getting on the bus as it is cheaper. The ticket can be purchased from the Tobacco shop which is just across the road to the left and you need a Code 00.
Take bus number 19. The journey time is about 15 minutes. Please ask the driver for ‘Ostello Tramonti’ so that they can tell you where to disembark. The bus stops directly out the front of the hostel.

Monday to Saturday the bus departs at 6:25 am, 6:50 am, 7:41 am, 11:26 am, 12:26 pm, 1:20 pm, 4:25 pm, 5:16pm, 6:16 pm and 8:10 pm.
Sundays and public holidays the bus departs only at 1:26 pm and 7.36 pm.

There are also additional services from a different stop. At 8.25 am, 2.10 pm and 7.05 pm (From Monday to Saturday only). The bus stop is in ‘Viale Garibaldi’, near the traffic light at the intersection of ‘Corso Cavour’ and ‘Viale Garibaldi’. To get there from the bus stop in Piazza Brin, follow Corso Cavour to the left for about 300 m until you reach the intersection.

If you arrive on a Sunday or Public Holiday, as there are limited buses, we suggest you catch the public bus from Riomaggiore. Riomaggiore is one stop by train (approx. 8 minutes) from La Spezia Centrale. Buses depart from Riomaggiore at 2:20 pm, 4:10 pm and 6:30 pm.
The bus stop is in ‘Via Colombo,’ close to the train station's tunnel (continue reading below).The journey takes 15 min. Ask the bus driver to stop at ‘Ostello Tramonti’.
Please note that there are no buses on Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, the first Monday of May, the 2nd of June and the 15th on August. The schedule of this bus is the same on Sunday.

Sunday morning and public holidays, on request, we can drive to La Spezia Central station (1.50€ per person, one way) at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. This service must be booked in advance as we have limited space available. From Monday to Saturday you can reach the train station of La Spezia by public bus.



BY BUS FROM RIOMAGGIORE TO THE HOSTEL

ATTENTION: This service only runs from the 14th of March to the 2nd of November!
If you arrive by train to Riomaggiore, (the first village of Cinque Terre) you can reach us easily by public bus. The bus is generally white but can be blue or green.
When you arrive at the train station in Riomaggiore, exit the train station and turn right, taking the tunnel into the town.
At the end of the tunnel you will arrive at ‘Via Colombo’ (the only road in the town). The bus departs from the bottom of the town. You should see a ‘Fermata’ sign near the bottom and the bus will stop here.
Everyday the bus departs from the bottom of the village at 2:25 pm, 4 pm and 6:40pm.
It departs from the top of the village at Lavaccio Carpark at 2:29 pm, 4:04pm and 6:45 pm however we suggest taking it from the bottom of the town as it is often full by the time it arrives at the top.
Alternatively, you can also book our shuttle service from Riomaggiore the day before your arrival by email. Our shuttle departs from ‘Lavaccio Car Park’ which is at the top of ‘Via Colombo’ (the only road in the town). When you arrive at the top of the street, you will notice a small roundabout and a carpark. This is where you need to wait for out shuttle. It takes about 7 minutes to walk from the bottom of the town.


BY TAXI:

From La Spezia Centrale to the hostel, the taxi service costs 20€.
From the hostel to La Spezia the taxi costs 25€.


FROM THE HOSTEL TO THE SEA:

We offer a shuttle service to and from Riomaggiore - the first village on the sea. The journey takes about 8 minutes and costs only 1€, one way. For guests that stay 3 nights or more, we offer the shuttle service, free of charge!
Times for the shuttle service change depending on seasonal demands but are generally between 8:30 am and 10 am in the mornings and 8 pm and 10 pm in the evenings.
If you would like more information or need to book this service for your arrival, please contact us my email.

We are not able to drive to Riomaggiore in the afternoon - you will need to use the public bus. The public bus departs for Riomaggiore from outside Ostello Tramonti at 2:50 pm, 4:50 pm and 7 pm.


BAG DROP OFF

We ask that guests do not come to the hostel before 2 pm to leave bags. This is for your convenience only. Facilities in the hostel will be closed for cleaning during this time and restaurants and shops in the town are closed.

What to do instead: If you arrive in the area before 2pm, we recommend leaving your bags in one of the secure luggage stores at either La Spezia Train Station (Platform 1) or opposite the train station in Riomaggiore. This means that you can enjoy some time in Cinque Terre or La Spezia first and then catch either of the public services to the hostel later in the afternoon or contact us to book a shuttle from Riomaggiore in the evening. The luggage stores are inexpensive. We want to ensure you enjoy your time here and make the most of it. As there are no public buses leaving Biassa until later in the afternoon, you will not have a way of leaving once you are here and everything in the town is closed during this time!
If you have arrived in La Spezia and wish to head to Cinque Terre, you can catch a train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore and leave your bags there. It is only one stop by train and about an 8 minute journey. From there you can arrive at the hostel easily, later in the day.



BY TRAIN TO LA SPEZIA:

Railway lines Roma, Turin, Bologna, Parma, Genoa, Florence, Pisa, La Spezia Central Station.

BY CAR:

From Milan: (via Genoa) Take the A7 Milano to Genoa then the A12 from Genoa to La Spezia, or (via Parma) the A1 from Milano to Parma then the A15 from Parma to La Spezia.
From Turin: Take the A21 from Turin to Alessandria then the A26 from Alessandria to Genoa then A12 Genoa to La Spezia.
From Ventimiglia: Take the A10 from Ventimiglia to Genoa then the A12 from Ventimiglia to La Spezia.
From Roma: Take the A1 from Rome to Florence, the A11 from Florence to Pisa and then the A12 from Pisa to La Spezia.
For all: exit: La Spezia/S. Stefano Magra, direction La Spezia.

Located Near

On the northwestern hills of la spezia, aside the breathtaking coast of the 'cinque terre' (2km), the Hostel Tramonti is situated in the ancient hamlet of biassa. The village is situated on the verdant hills surrounding the gulf and it is the main doorway to the 'cinque terre' and to the several pathways crossing the hillside.
We also are very close to La Spezia city (5-10 minutes)and to the Portovenere's street (5-10 minutes).

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