Overall, a fairly average hostel, not the kind of hostel that inspires passions one way or the other. That´s why I was so surprised to read that this hostel has been voted one of the best worldwide.
Open for more than ten years, Hostel of the Sun has long been a favourite with travellers in Naples. Thanks to our great location, incredibly warm atmosphere, spacious and comfortable rooms and welcoming and friendly staff, Hostel of the Sun is also often voted amongst the best hostels in the world at the annual Hoscars awards.We are also proud to have been recently selected as a member of the Europe's Famous Hostels network.As soon as you arrive at Hostel of the Sun one of our staff will sit down with you and explain everything there is to know about and do in Naples, including suggesting places to visit and the most delicious places to eat. We can help you plan out every moment of your stay in and around Naples. We're is located in the safest part of Naples city centre, just a few steps from the ferry terminal in the port and bus terminal for Pompei and the Amalfi Coast. We're also just a short bus trip away from train station.We provide all the help you need to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Amalfi Coast and Vesuvius as well as organising amazing boat trips around the beautiful island of Capri.What they say about us...Lonely Planet: 'constantly winning awards and accolades for what is practically a hostel perfection. Hostel of the Sun has achieved an enviable balance between social and relaxing.'Let's go Italy: 'First Rate Hostel with good spirited and helpful and dynamic staff.'Guide Du Routard : 'auberge de jeunesse, aussi sympathique que son jeune propriétaire, idéalement situe dans le centre historique.'
We have a 48hrs cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made by 08am two nights prior to your scheduled arrival date. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. No exceptions.Please note that the city tax of 1 is not included in the rates. Guests older than 60yrs must book a private accomodation.
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Overall, a fairly average hostel, not the kind of hostel that inspires passions one way or the other. That´s why I was so surprised to read that this hostel has been voted one of the best worldwide. I don´t know who was voting and what were the critiera, but I can think of a good number of hostels that easily beat this one on location, cleanliness, quality of breakfast, or value. The hostel is not extremely dirty or overpriced - on the contrary, it has just the level of grunge (i.e. faucets that vacillate between trickle and geyser, balconies overlooking back alleys) that I expect from an average hostel. In only one respect is the Hostel of the Sun truly superior (and I suspect that this is the category in which they won their award): their staff really is very friendly and helpful, going out of their way to welcome guests and give them an orientation to Naples. In no other hostel have the staff volunteered to look after my bags after checkout while I look around town. Go expecting an average hostel with an above-average staff.
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Luis from Spain was very helpful with my requests, helping me in some phone calls i needed to get..very important for me..plus he was trying to help me with information etc...i have been traveling for a while...but believe i would love to have one of those places everywhere...i have been in others lately....what a disgrace....honestly
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I did only stay 1 night but it is sufficient enought to notice the quality of that Hostel.
A warm welcome, precise advices for directed in the city and full of cheerfulness. The rooms are Okay and shower-rooms are clean.
For a single person the price is perfect. On the other hand, in couple, there is some charming bed and breakfast in the historic center, for +/-the same price.
Anyway, I'll recomand the Hotel of the sun.
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 93% for this property is based on ratings provided by 411 guests.