Paradise Beach Hostel
Paradise Beach Backpackers Hostel wants to STOP you doing anything too extraordinary!
Life at an island beach backpackers in the magnificent Gulf of Naples is just not like that. Lounging by the pool to the scent of our herb garden, BBQing at sunset among our fruit trees, getting a gorgeous bronzed look over a wine or beer while taking in the breath-taking Mediterranean; that’s what we’re about.
When people reach us they have seen some pretty amazing things in this fabulous old country. Well, you won’t here. Unless beautiful Italian beach bodies are your thing. We're perched on the 'the most beautiful thermal island in the world', overlooking Capri, Mt Vesuvius, and the Sorrento Peninsular. And, as one reviewer said recently, we are your Holiday from your Holiday Hostel… a real review from a real reviewer – I guess, that’s an extraordinary find on a popular tourist resort!
But we’re not all about sitting on your arse doing nothing… we have a games bar, a communal kitchen, groups events to bars and restaurants, hot springs, archaeological sites, pub crawls, boat trips and mountaintop adventures. Sometimes you even have to pour your own coffee at breakfast on a terrace overlooking the sea and the pool and watched by an ancient volcano. People say some of this is extraordinary, but it’s just part of the daily Mediterranean grind we are forced to suffer.
All our rooms face seaward towards distant islands in west, with the summer sun shining on us for 16 hours a day! When you arrive you'll get fresh, sundried 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. You really won’t regret sleeping with us!!!
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 4,000 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 one of the many hidden, cheap, local restaurants. We don’t own a restaurant so we have no axe to grind; our recommendations are as impartial as they are delicious, from tried and true experience. And, we’re not stuck in the stuffy hot centre of some noisy city. What you’ll hear is the sea lapping against the beach and the ice clinking on your glass. We really are here to stop you doing anything extraordinary!
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 bus from the port – 5 minutes down the street – stop right outside our gate.
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, mate??? 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.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Age Restriction
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Currency exchange
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Room
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Safety Deposit Box
- Swimming Pool
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 7 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: 7 days advance notice
Payment upon arrival by cash and credit cards
Check in from 14.00 to 23.30 Check out before 11.00
Taxes are included, except the Forio Touist Levy of 0.50 € per night per person
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
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” (Thermae Resort) 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.
We're on the main street and close to everything on the island... which really isn't that huge.
Some local attractions...
* Beaches - sandy & free
* Boats & boat-trips
* the oldest Greek village outside Greece
* Cafes, restaurants & bars with fabulous island flavours... we know the best, with the best service, prices & food
* Roman & Greek ruins
* Mountains with amazing panoramas
* Churches... soooooooo many churches
And lots, lots, lots, more...