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La Controra Hostel Naples
Piazzetta Trinita alla Cesarea 231, 80136 Naples, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 47 Specialty lodging in Naples
Italy
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19 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“clean, easy access to underground”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

the place is very clean, in a good location. It is an hostel so you need to be prepared (especially the showers and toilet areas are very small), but it is a very good choice if you are travelling on a budget. Breakfast is not special.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This hostel was in a good location and the bathrooms and bedrooms were clean. However, the pillows were not in the best condition and neither were the big blankets on the beds. The wi-fi did not work in the bedrooms, only the common room area. The staff were not partiularly helpful and could not aid us in finding a taxi service or bus to get us to an area.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Naples is a crazy city! who would have thought that you could also relax?! After a long day of walking around coming back at the hostel, taking a shower with hot water and in a clean bathroom, going out in the garden to relax, read, hear the birds and no cars it's absolutely needed!

Room Tip: choose the 6 bed mix dorm ensuite or a double ! High class hostelling!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My experience with La Controra was really cool. They have all what it takes and its difficult for somebody to overpass them. I've stayed in Naples for various nights in different hostels, but this one rocks. BIG Pluses: big garden where everybody could meet up, hammocks, cool design& big spaces (not so common as usually all are coloured and really tidy) , bar.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights with a group of 10. It was a really friendly place with a cheap bar open from around 8pm - 1amish. There was a really nice garden which we ate breakfast in each morning. There were extra toilets/showers which was great if there are many staying in one room although the shared toilets weren't always the cleanest the showers were fine and the room was nice and clean too with a nice view over the garden.

There is also a metro station and supermarket/food shops really nearby which is really handy, would definitely recommend a stay here!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I stayed here late december 2013 and I'd say it is one of the best hostels I've been to in Italy. I liked that they had a 24-hour reception service, free breakfast and the room was clean and spacious. They even sent me back my id (exchange for room key) to me in Germany as it was forgotten about during check out. Sweet service even after the stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Naples, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

perfect! i loved it, great spaces and the staff is perect and helpfull...great kitchen, rooms and common areas such as the lovely garden. I stayed more than one month and i can say i felt like at home .. see you next time Toshy

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazzetta Trinita alla Cesarea 231, 80136 Naples, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Naples
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 47 Specialty lodging in Naples
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deep down in Naples, La Controra is a monastery transformed into a backpackers hostel. Better than a Stargate: La Controra with its garden is a place where you can relax yet right in the middle of the bustling town around you. La Controra's recently renewed rooms are decorated by art sculptures placed in the floor tiles featuring sea shells, Neapolitan coffee pots, garlic and chilli peppers, “ex-voto” and red coral horns (ethnic Neapolitan esoterica and good luck charms!). ... more   less 
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