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Ulisse Deluxe Hostel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Mare 22, 80067 Sorrento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #25 of 96 hotels in Sorrento
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good option to stay and explore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had read the reviews and were surprised for it to be called a hostel (apparently due to tax reasons...), there is not hint of a hostel element.

The rooms were more than suitable, double bed was two singles pushed together but plenty of space in the room. The room, and the bathroom was clean, and contained a bath/shower with flashing lights!!

Breakfast was simple but nice, a selection of cold meats, breads, cakes and we had that included into our price and was worth it.


The only problem we had was we thought we had paid online, so when we checked out we were presented with a bill for the full night, after arguing and checking our banks they had not taken the amount, but im sure we wouldnt be the only people surprised, better communication was needed on this.

On the whole we enjoyed staying here, and we would recommend it to other people.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, ireland
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed four nights in April. We enjoyed a lovely comfortable and clean room. The hostel is perfect for exploring Sorrento. We had planned to hire a car but were advised that this would not be necessary. We visited all the places we wanted to go to (Pompeii, Hereclineum and Capri) using bus and train easily. Staff in the hostel were very helpful with advise and information. Not sure why this is classified as a hostel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for four nights as a solo traveler. I did not stay in the hostel area: I had my own room and bath. In fact, I'm not really sure where the hostel part was: it must've been down in the basement. My room was very spacious, and so was the bathroom. It was very clean and kept up very well. I really have no complaints about my stay there. The people at the front desk were always very helpful, gave me directions and maps, and were able to suggest ideas of where and how to go. The only thing I would say is that it would be nice if the price included breakfast. However, there is a fruit store almost right next door, so every morning, I stopped and bought some fruit for breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My grand-daughter and I stayed for a week in March. From the moment we entered the marble lobby with sofas, and went through to reception, we had a wonderful time. The staff were ALL welcoming and so helpful, you felt nothing was too much trouble. We needed a gluten free (senza glutine) restaurant and 'La Fenice' just up the road under the bridge(watch out for mad scooter riders who are blind to pedestrains, and the barking shop dog) was great. A proper gluten free menu, really nice waiters and pleasant surroundings. The restaurant in the main square also produced gluten free rolls and pasta when we asked. And the great ice cream shop on the left as you walk towards the main square (not the first little square) with the masses of ice creams also produced gluten free pasta. The Spa at the hotel is only open from one some days and 3 others- and you need to be broad minded as Italian lovers think you can't see what they are doing if they are in water!! But you can. So avert your eyes and just enjoy the facilities - not cheap at 23 euros each. I would recommend this place to anyone - yes the breakfast is continental but that's where you are- and they give you plenty of cake /ham and enormous fresh oranges .

Room Tip: Room 204's shutters go up to reveal the opposite cliff with dwellings and two waterfalls, lovely...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Ulisse with our two children when visiting Sorrento for a wedding. I was nervous about the hotel due to the hotel referring to itself as a "hostel." I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and size of the rooms, the friendliness and service of the staff and the nice lobby area. The rooms are definitely utilitarian in decor but comfortable. The setup fit us perfectly with a separate bedroom and second bath for the kids. The hotel was within easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants and even a (rocky) beach. We stayed two nights at the Ulisee for less than it cost us for one night in the other hotels where we stayed in Italy. In short, stay at the Ulisee if you want to save money, want a convenient location and excellent service but not if you require luxurious accommodations.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

I can't understand why they short change themselves by calling it a hostel. This place is more of a hotel, very clean and new looking. Very tremendous value for the price we paid. The staff was very helpful and acoomodaring. The rooms were spacious and large. Best this was the breakfast was included and it was than fruit and cereal. A little further away from the more expensive hotels but not bad if you are a walker.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This hotel was located in the inner part of Sorrento. It was a nice hotel. It had a nice open lobby area. It didn't have a ton of amenities, but was a decent place for the price. It was less than $100 per night, if I remember correctly.

The two positive things that stuck with me the most were the friendly staff and the continental breakfast. There were a lot more items for this breakfast than many of the other hotels. And the fruit was very yummy, especially the watermelon, which looked off color, a lighter, dull red. But it was the best watermelon I’ve ever eaten. The espresso or coffee from the automated machine was also quite good.

Another cool thing was the shower head that changed colors, from red to blue, to green, to yellow. That was kind of neat. The bath and shower were one piece and the bathtub was very deep, deeper than most tubs, although not very wide or long. The shower also had good water pressure.

The biggest negative was the hard bed, but that doesn't necessarily seem to be unique to this hotel, but Italian hotels in general. We found the same hard beds in Rome and Florence as well.
Another negative was that there were no wash clothes. But again, this doesn’t seem to be unique to this hotel. And we had heard that Italians don’t really utilize wash rags, prior to our trip. So this was not an unexpected surprise.

Some other nice things : the AC worked relatively well compared to other hotels in Italy. Some of the hotels have governors on them, so they won't go very low, like below 75 degrees F. Italians aren't big on cool air. They don't mind things being hot. So having this AC working better than normal, was a plus for the Hotel Ulisse.
The room did have a fridge and free Wi-fi, which all hotels do not. The rooms were clean and the hotel was about a 10 minute to the train station and about 20 minutes to the marina.

All in all, this was a pretty nice place.
But if you're staying in or near Sorrento, you might choose a hotel that is nearest the water, as the ocean is beautiful.

Room Tip: Staff was very helpful and nice. Pretty nice continental breakfast. Beds and pillows were hard.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ulisse Deluxe Hostel

Address: Via del Mare 22, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Sorrento
#10 Business Hotel in Sorrento
#20 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#21 Family Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ulisse Deluxe Hostel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SET IN THE HEART OF SORRENTO, THE HOSTEL BOASTS A CONVENIENT LOCATION WITHIN VERY EASY REACH OF SORRENTO’S PREMIER SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS. ELEGANTLY STYLED, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED WITH ALL THE SERVICE OF A 3 STAR HOTEL: 50 ROOMS ALL AIR-CONDITIONED, MINIBAR, PERSONALISED SAFE, WI-FI , UNDERGROUND GARAGE, WELLNESS CENTRE AND POOL. ... more   less 
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