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“La Controra” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Controra Hostel Naples

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La Controra Hostel Naples
Ranked #3 of 148 Specialty Lodging in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“La Controra”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

The La Controra hotel has a lot of charm. Near the lobby of the hotel, there is a large common area with couches, a clean communal kitchen, computers and DVD's available for rent. Just outside the common area, there is a large courtyard that is probably very nice in the summer, but was cold, wet and virtually unusable when I was there in November.

On the contrary, the room my friend and I stayed in was less charming. It was a bit chilly, with only one outlet. It would have been a much different experience had we been there during the warmer months because our room walks out into the courtyard and would have been a great place to hang out outside the room.

The staff is very friendly, patient and helpful.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alisa R
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I was very impressed with the cleanliness, security and service and this hostel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, the beds and facilities were all clean and in good condition and the common area was welcoming. The garden courtyard and the clean kitchen available for use are definite attractions; there is also a piano hidden in one corner which is rather lovely! Free wi fi worked well in the common area. The are very limited showers, but they are clean and well kept. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Very Good place, a lot of space, Huge kitchen and courtyard with a bar... The room was a big surprise with a balcony, very clean and excelent individual wardrobe. Safe place to stay! The guys from reception and the bar are friendly and easy going... So, i already miss this place...

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fcalegari
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

two words BED BUGS!!! this place is disgusting with very unaccomadating staff. stayed there two nights first night experienced a broken bunk bed, extremely bad bed bugs, and ended up having to move rooms 3 times. if i wasnt on a very tight budget would have never stayed here. please read my other reviews as there are actually some very nice places to stay in naples. breakfast was also below average, the staff were absolutely terrible, and location is not fantastic. this place has great potential but the staff and cleanliness completely ruin the experience. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

This place is lole the Italian Version of Stepford. It looks clean and beautiful, but it is actially disgusting! This was my first stop on our European tour. We have never had bed bugs before. The first night we had bites all over. When we told the manager/owner he said that was "impossible". He still didn't believe it the second day until we showed him the bugs on the beds.

Add to this the fact that their key to our room broke off in the door and they made us pay for the locksmith which was about $200.

There aren't enough bathrooms so they were constantly used, therefore very dirty. Other patrons are pretty cool and some were fine with bed bugs because they had them at home anyway. Good place to meet douchy frat guys too. There were still some cool couples there though.

Location is good though. It was a quick ride to Mt. Vesuvius which was pretty insane.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shap21
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Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2011

But in Naples...
Great, young and dynamic place. Fun people out there, lots of room, free lockers, nice bar. Not enough bathrooms, though.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EmieP
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Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2011

best hostel in naples, staff is so helpful, enrico the owner is a great man and if you need somenthing, he takes care of you! room are very big and clean.location is execellent,metro is just 50 meters from hostel and nightlife area 5 minutes walk.don't dubt go in la controra hostel.and inside you have a beautiful patio .

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aldoboomboomshakalak
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Property: La Controra Hostel Naples
Address: Piazzetta Trinita alla Cesarea 231, 80136, Naples, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Naples
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 148 Specialty Lodging in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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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