Hostel of the Sun
Open for more than ten years, Hostel of the Sun has long been a favourite with travellers in Naples. Thanks to our great location, incredibly warm atmosphere, spacious and comfortable rooms and welcoming and friendly staff, Hostel of the Sun is also often voted amongst the best hostels in the world at the annual Hoscars awards.
We are also proud to have been recently selected as a member of the Europe's Famous Hostels network.
As soon as you arrive at Hostel of the Sun one of our staff will sit down with you and explain everything there is to know about and do in Naples, including suggesting places to visit and the most delicious places to eat. We can help you plan out every moment of your stay in and around Naples.
We're is located in the safest part of Naples city centre, just a few steps from the ferry terminal in the port and bus terminal for Pompei and the Amalfi Coast. We're also just a short bus trip away from train station.
We provide all the help you need to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Amalfi Coast and Vesuvius as well as organising amazing boat trips around the beautiful island of Capri.
What they say about us...
Lonely Planet: 'constantly winning awards and accolades for what is practically a hostel perfection. Hostel of the Sun has achieved an enviable balance between social and relaxing.'
Let's go Italy: 'First Rate Hostel with good spirited and helpful and dynamic staff.'
Guide Du Routard : 'auberge de jeunesse, aussi sympathique que son jeune propriétaire, idéalement situe dans le centre historique.'
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Card Phones
- Ceiling Fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Reading Light
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Taxes not included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis 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 InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We have a 48hrs cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made by 08am two nights prior to your scheduled arrival date. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. No exceptions.
Please note that the city tax of € 2 is not included in the rates.
Guests older than 60yrs must book a private accommodation.
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From the central train station by metro:
REMEMBER: You need to buy the ticket (1,10 euro) BEFORE you get on the metro, and then stamp it when you get on. You can get the tickets at any newsstand or tabacchi shop.
Walk outside the station on the left part of the square and take the Linea1 ( be careful not to get onto the line 2) direction PISCINOLA. Tickets cost 1,10 euro and can be bought inside the station tabacchi .
Get off at UNIVERSITA is the first stop
Exit the station universita and you will see a statue of a horse right outside, in the middle of the Piazza Bovio. Look in the opposite direction the horse is looking and you will see that the street splits in two. Take the left street, Via Depretis (not the uphill road).
You'll see a huge castle at the end of the street. Walk towards it on the left sidewalk. Before arriving at the castle, you will see a coffe bar call "Mavi Caffe" and a small street on the left, this is Via Melisurgo, our street. We are number 15, the last building on the left hand side, right after a bar with a green sign called 'Bar Seccia'
On foot from the train station:
Your journey should take about 25 minutes. Refer to the map and walk towards the city center on Corso Umberto. At end of Corso Umberto starts Via Depretis; walk on this until you are approximately 100 meters from Castel Nuovo. The last street on the left is via G. Melisurgo (there's a newspaper stand at the corner). We're at number 15 on the left.
From the airport:
Take the Alibus from outside the Arrivals terminal (follow the signs). These buses leave every 20mins from 6:00am to 23:40. Tickets cost 5 euros and you can buy them from the bus driver. You need to get off at the last stop called 'Molo Beverello', which is inside the port. From here the hostel is about 100m walk. With your back to the sea, you will see the Castel Nuovo to your left, Piazza Municipio directly ahead and on the right a number of tall buildings. The third from the left is the hostel building, with the big glass-fronted Hotel Romeo on the right side.
You need to exit the port directly ahead, cross the road (Via Colombo) and enter Via Melisurgo (the street next to the AGIP gas station). We are the first building on the right, number 15. You need to buzz to reception by pressing 48 and the bell symbol so we can let you in!
By Taxi: From the central station a taxi costs €13.50; from the airport it's €21.
To get into our building, please press 48 on the buzzer to ring reception. Then walk inside, turn left and take the elevator to the reception on the seventh floor. The lift works with a 10 cents coin. If you don't have it let us know when you buzz.
Located near Pompei, Capri, Ischia, the Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius, Maschio Angioino, the ferry port, Piazza Municipio and Piazza Plebiscito.