Paradise Beach Backpackers Hostel

Via Provinciale Panza, 387, Cuotto Forio, Ischia, Italy, Distance from city centre: 7.3km

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This Week at the Hostel:

4th Tuesday Monte Epomeo Pub-Crawl
5th Wednesday Cocktails at Sunset on the Mediterranean Terrazza
6th Thursday Pizza & Drinks on the Port
7th Friday “Cinema of the Shattered Crosses” – Classic film this week: “Corpo Celeste” 2011 – Lacco Ameno -
8th Saturday Wine in the Hot Springs
9th Sunday Ischia Club Night

Chilling-out is an art-form at Paradise Beach Backpackers Hostel.

The first authentic island beach backpackers in the magnificent Gulf of Naples, we're perched on the 'the most beautiful thermal island in the world', overlooking Capri, Mt Vesuvius, and the Sorrento Peninsular. The first real experience you'll find in your Italian travels - real friends, real activities, real views, real reviews, real atmosphere, real fun!

All our rooms look out over the sea towards distant islands in west, with the summer sun shining on us for 16 hours a day! When you arrive you'll get spotless linen, a secure place for your possessions, an energy-packed breakfast, a cosy bed, clean bathrooms, sassy social socialising spots, help with your bookings and travel plans. This island's just amazing, but our reputation is built on our attention to you and your holiday and the cool time you're gonna have.

Sit by the pool and listen to the music, meet friends, go down to the beach, and try the delicious island foods and wines. Ischia has miles of coast and has been doing tourism for 8,000 years. The Romans sunbathed here; the Spanish bathed, the Greeks and French did Greek and French things. You will do what they did. And, we have free wifi, as well.

Sip bubbly in hot springs, bbq on the beach, and enjoy the best bruschetta and wine in Italy at the top of the island, at a hidden, cheap, local restaurant.

We're 40 minutes by boat from Naples, and you can get to us easily (and cheaply) from Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri, Pozzulli, Procida and Rome.

And then, sitting with friends, a cocktail and a bbq, watching the sun dip into the Mediterranean, you'll appreciate this irony... at Paradise Beach Backpackers, the sun never truly sets!

So, what are you waiting for??? Book your sunset here today!

All our rooms have ensuite bathrooms, linen and we clean them each day.

You can pick female-only dorms (6 bed, 4 bed and 3 bed, depending on what's available) and mixed dorms of 6 and 4 beds (depending on availability). You can choose a twin room, a double or a single too.

During August, we have a minimum-stay requirement because the month is just so busy here and we have only a small (happy) staff to handle everything.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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Things to Note
Please note: The hostel is down an old village path which was not designed for modern bags. If you need help, let them know
Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice
Payment upon arrival by cash and credit cards
Check in from 10.00 to 23.30 Check out before 12.00
Breakfast included
Taxes are included, except the Forio Touist Levy of 1 € per night per person

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TO NAPLES (NAPOLI) – trains leave from Rome every half hour and, depending on how much you spend, it takes between 1 and 4 hours. For about 20 € there's an easy 2-hour train, and the ones for roughly 10 € leave 4 times daily.

By plane, you can fly directly to Naples from just about anywhere in the world. And it's much cooler than Rome.

FROM THE MAINLAND – catch a boat across the spectacular Gulf from Naples, Pozzulli, Sorrrento, Procida, Salerno, Positano, Amalfi or Capri and sail to Forio (which is then only 10 minutes by bus from our door), or to Casamicciola (about 20 minutes) or Ischia Porto (30 minutes). From Sorrento and Capri, the fast boats (aliscafi) leave from the Marina Piccola and, like the ones from Salerno, Amalfi and Positano, they operate from mid-Spring to mid-Autumn.

FROM NAPOLI CENTRALE RAILWAY STATION – cross the big piazza out the front, passing the eternal Metro construction site, and catch Tram '1' going left (when looking away from the station) to the last stop. On the port side is Molo Beverello where the fast boats (aliscafi) depart for Forio.

TO THE CHEAPER BOATS – from Beverello to Casamicciola or Ischia Porto, go behind the cafes, away from the fast boat terminal, and catch the free, blue shuttle bus to Calata Porto Di Massa (about 5 minutes away)...

On the island…

BUSES FROM ALL PORTS – catch the buses numbered 'CS' or '1', going left (when you are facing the sea). The bus stops are outside the port area on the same side of the street as the port, except at Ischia Porto. At Ischia Porto you must walk around the port to the main bus stop (la capolinea).

It’s easy to find us. After you leave Forio – all the buses go via Forio –

1 LOOK for the big sign saying “SORRISO” on the right of the bus (5-10 minutes out of Forio. When you see it, wait until you...

2 GO AROUND THE CORNER, then press the bell…

3 GET OFF at the next stop and look behind the bus. You’ll see our sign saying “BACKPACKERS”. Walk down our path there.

Located Near

We're close to absolutely everything on the island... which really isn't that huge.

Some local attractions...

* Beaches... loads and free
* SPAS... free volcanically-heated hot springs
* Boats & boat-trips
* A sweet village
* Cafes, restaurants & bars with fabulous island flavours... we know the best, with the best service, prices & food
* Roman & Greek museums & ruins
* Grottos... free
* Mountains with amazing panoramas
* Cliff-jumping
* Churches...

And loads more...

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