Paradise Beach Hostel
We’re here to stop you doing anything too extraordinary!
Beach backpacker life in the turquoise Mediterranean is simply not like that.
Lounging… in volcanically heated springs with a glass of wine, BBQing… at sunset among our fruit trees and jasmine gazebo, playing… with our super-friendly dogs, Tequila Boom Boom, Lupo Luppolo and Betty Boop, tanning… a gorgeous bronzed colour over a beer…
… these are the things that we’re about.
When people reach us they have seen some pretty amazing sites in this fabulous old country.
Well, you won’t here…
... unless beautiful Italian beach bodies are your thing. We're on the 'the most beautiful thermal island in the world', overlooking Capri, Mt Vesuvius, and the Sorrento Peninsular. One reviewer said, we are your “Holiday’s Holiday” Hostel… a real review from a real reviewer – I guess, that’s an extraordinary find in a tourist area!
But we’re not just about sitting on your arse doing nothing though…
... the island has beautiful mountains to climb for the adventurous or the casual stroller, ancient Greek villages and archaeology , running water (just like in Canada), and fabulous restaurants and nightlife. Then there are group trips to clubs, restaurants, hot springs, archaeological sites, pubs, and the mountaintops. Strenuous, eh! Sometimes you even have to make your own coffee at breakfast on a terrace overlooking the Gulf and watched by an ancient volcano. Extraordinary? No, it’s just a wretched part of the daily island grind.
The Romans sunbathed here; the Spanish bathed, the Greeks and French did, um, Greek and French things. Life really hasn’t changed much in 3,000 years – and you will do what they did. But, we have free WiFi, as well.
So, where the bloody hell are you, mate?
We’ll recommend the best foods and wines in Italy on top of the island, at one of the many cheap, local, hidden gems. 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, noisy, centre of some city. What you’ll hear is the sea lapping against the beach, the ice clinking on your glass and those symphonic Australian accents of your fellow travellers. We really are here to stop you doing anything extraordinary!
Our rooms face seaward towards dream-like, distant islands in the 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, a cosy bed, clean bathrooms, sassy social socializing spots, help with your bookings, travel plans, and excursions. You really won’t regret sleeping with us!
We're 40 minutes by boat from Naples, and you can reach us easily (and cheaply) from Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri, Pozzulli, Procida and Rome (depending on the boat schedules and time of the year). Buses stop right outside our gate.
Then, sitting with friends, a cocktail and a BBQ, watching the sun dip into the sea, you'll appreciate this irony... at Paradise Beach, the sun never truly sets!
So, hurry up and 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
- Express check-in / out
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Rooms
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Safe Deposit Box
- Swimming Pool
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Wake-up calls
- 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.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
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 or the full amount will be charged
Payment upon arrival by cash or credit cards
Check in from 14.00 to 24.00 Check out before 11.00
Taxes are included, except the Forio Touist Levy of 1 € per night per order person
NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKINGS – With these, we discount the amount you pay and in return, you pay for you booking when you book. You agree to us charging your credit card when the booking is made. For people booking on Hostels.com, Hostelworld and Hostelbookers, you will be charged their commission when you book, and the balance within the next 48-hours
If your credit card is does not work, we’ll ask you to provide a new number within 24-hours. If you don’t and your credit card still fails, you agree to us cancelling your booking and to your commission payment not being refundable
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
TO NAPOLI (NAPLES) – Italo & Trenitalia trains leave from Rome every half hour and, depending on how much you spend, it takes between 1 and 4 hours. For about 20 Euro there's an easy, comfortable, 2-hour Italo train, and the ones for roughly 10 Euro leave 4 times daily.
By plane, you can fly directly to Napoli 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, Pozzuoli, Sorrento, Procida, Salerno, Positano, Amalfi or Capri and sail to Forio (which is then only 5 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 Spring to Autumn.
See the two timetables at
FROM NAPOLI, POZZUOLI, PROCIDA AND SORRENTO
FROM CAPRI, POSITANO AND AMALFI
FROM NAPOLI CENTRALE RAILWAY STATION – follow the signs to "M (Metro) Linea 1" inside the railway station.
* Buy your ticket from any ticket office near the entry barrier gates, saying "Un biglietto", said like "On billy-et-toe" (1 ticket), and please, please, DON’T say “please”!. You can use the machines to buy your ticket, but there's no guarantee the machine will actually give you one! Napoli Centrale is an exceptionally safe (albeit bustling) station, so relax. Outside the station is safe too, but can seem a little chaotic at nights.
* Follow the signs, after passing the barrier gates, to the “Binari” (platform tracks) in the direction of PISCINOLA.
* You must get off the train at UNIVERSITÀ for Porta di Massa (for the cheap, slow ferries (traghetti) to Ischia Porto or Casamicciola),
or MUNICIPIO for Molo Beverello (the more expensive fast boats (aliscafi) directly to Forio).
* It’s difficult to describe the next part on the street outside the Metro station, but it’s best to walk towards the water or port… ask people for directions to whichever port you are going to. The people of Napoli are among the most friendly and helpful, and generally they speak English or will find someone who does.
TO THE CHEAPER BOATS – if you unwittingly end up at Molo Beverello, go behind the cafes, away from the fast boat terminal, and catch the free, blue shuttle bus to Calata Porta di Massa (about 5 minutes away by walking)...
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 through Forio –
1 LOOK for the big sign on the top of a hotel saying “SORRISO Thermae Resort” on the right of the bus (5-10 minutes out of Forio). Beware of the various small directional signs for Sorriso… the sign you want is huge and on a hotel building. 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 “PARADISE BEACH”. Walk 30 seconds or so down our original, historically ancient, island path to the big white building. And don’t worry if the doggies bark… they are just happy to see you!
We’re here to help, and while you’re probably a fit backpacker, if you’re not, leave your bag at the TOP OF THE STEPS and come down to get some help.
We're on the main street and close to everything on the island... which really isn't that huge.
* Beaches - sandy & free
* Boats & boat-trips
* the oldest Greek village outside Greece
* Cafes, restaurants, clubs & 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...