Looking for inexpensive, decent hostels in Italy.
July 6, 2011 11:07 PM Subscribe
Traveling to Italy/Paris in the middle of August and looking for hostels.
posted by AMWKE1984 to Travel & Transportation around Italy (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I will be traveling to Italy in the middle of August and I am looking for Hostels in Rome, Venice and Florence. I have scoured the usual sites (hostelbookers, etc) but I am weary of the reviews posted. I am looking for relatively inexpensive hostels ($15-$30 USD) a night. Please recommend any hostels that you have stayed with. Ideally, I would like a hostel with a locker. I could care less about the condition of the building, although I wouldn't complain about a well-furnished hostel. I will be in Italy for roughly 3 weeks, and I am debating what is the best option for me to take a 3-5 day trip to Paris in between. I am curious to know what railroad option is the best and most affordable. I would also like to know who makes the best maps for traveling around Europe (I have a Steves, but am interested to know if there are better) Finally, what are your suggestions for taking trains from Italian city to city? Should I book ahead of time? Thank you so much. Please feel free to throw in any other comments or suggestions on my upcoming trip.