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“This place really knows it's stuff” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostel of the Sun
15 Via Melisurgo, 80123 Naples, Italy (Porto)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Naples
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“This place really knows it's stuff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I've stayed in hostels all round the world, from the poshest with double beds and ensuites to the down right aweful. For me this place has got the balance right, everything you could possibly require is sorted from the most welcoming staff on the planet to the simple touches as shelves & individual lights at bunkers.

There is a great vibe in the hostel with cheap drink, an awesome breakfast and a good kitchen. Honestly couldn't say a bad word about the place they are a great traditional hostel and they do everything excellent at a super price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The hostel was in a good location, although some of the perks listed on the website i.e. air-conditioning, renovated rooms and bathrooms weren't present... at least on the second floor where we were staying. The room was comfortable enough until I started getting bites on my arms and legs... which turned out to be from bed bugs. Unfortunately it really soured the experience and has left me with a negative lasting impression.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great location if you are trying to go to Capri. Visit Pompeii, and the pizzarias. The person working there was very helpful with telling me where to go and what to avoid. This was one of the best hostels I have stayed in. I would recommend staying here but there was only one elevator only big enough for about two people and it is on the 7th floor it takes a little bit for the elevator so just put your patience cap on.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This was a very fun and social hostel. The staff were all very helpful..with maps, helping to plan day trips, and with their own recommendations of what to do/see/eat while in Napoli. If you plan to walk here from train station, it is about 20-25mins. Napoli is a fine city and we had no problems while traveling here.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

When you get into the building, it doesn't look good.. But when you get on the 7th floor it's a whole new deal! I just felt like home after a few days, atmosphere was great and staff very helpful and seemed like they really had fun with each other, enjoying the job! The bar was like your own living room where you just go and have a good time with your friends. Only minus I found was the showers, just a new shower heads would fix that, I'd say. Brekky was simple, but filled me up. Definitely would go back to this hostel!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Hi, my name's George Clooney, You may know me for my TV and film work, however I also love to get away and indulge my passion for travel, especially in Italy. Notably I spent the last weekend with 5 male friends, exploring Napoli whilst staying at the Hostel of the Sun. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, offering great advice on restaurants, excursions and bars suitable for a group of males out on the town. They even joined us for drinks and got involved in our home made pub quiz in the hostel bar (watch out for Harriet, she's not your typical Worcester lady!). All in all a great hostel, staffed by great people in a great city! Thanks to all and tickets to the premiere of my next movie are in the post.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Hostel of the Sun continues to win international awards ... as expected staff are energetic, knowledgeable, young and friendly.
I stayed in one of the private rooms which was spacious and affordable. No view but clean, with a good-sized bathroom & TV/DVD. Free DVDS (in many languages), communal kitchen, books, washing machines, a small bar, lots of colourful posters in loud colours and 90s decor.
Located near the pier, it's a 15 minute uphill walk to the old part of town where all the happening bars and restaurants are located. The location is the perfect spot to catch the bus to the Amalfi coast or the train to Pompeii.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Hostel of the Sun

Address: 15 Via Melisurgo, 80123 Naples, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Naples > Porto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel of the Sun is located in the safest part of Naples and just a few steps from the ferry terminal and bus station. Experience our award-winning service yourself with a warm bed and 5 min walk for an easy day-trip to Pompeii, Capri, Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Mount Vesuvius and Hercolaneum. ... more   less 
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