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5 Terre Backpackers
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“The most amazing place we stayed- easy! ”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

This hostel has such a great set up!
Francesco is such an awesome guy! His hard work is definitely apparent in every aspect of this stay. Location is breathtaking with the views that you get from the common area.
Can't fault & will be back.
Thank you so much!!
Love the Aussies, Shay & Laura!

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This place is the perfect environment to meet new people. Francesco provides amazing dinners and everyone eats together so you can chat to everyone at the hostel. 5 Terre Backpackers has a great atmosphere, it was nice that it was a bit more secluded and away from the tourist area. The shuttle bus makes it easy to get to the main centre during the day but it was good that everyone came back to the hostel in the evening to hang out and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Would definitely recommend this place!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

5 Terre Backpackers was hands-down the best hostel I have ever stayed at (and I've stayed at many). Francesco, the owner, and his staff are all wonderful people and so helpful and friendly. While this hostel is not located in one of the Cinque Terre Towns, there is a free shuttle that takes you to Riomaggiore in the morning and picks you up in the evening. The drive through the winding roads is beautiful, and there is a nice patio area with amazing views of the mountains. The facilities were very clean and modern, with nice beds and bathrooms. Francesco cooks dinner for 10 euro a person every night, and the food is amazing. Everyone eats together family-style, and it is a great way to meet people. The hostel only has around 20-25 beds, so there is a very welcoming and family atmosphere. Francesco is very attentive to everyone's needs and passionate about his job. Staying at this hostel for four nights is one of the main reasons my stay in Cinque Terre was amazing, and I will definitely be returning to 5 Terre Backpackers. If you can, definitely book a room here. You won't regret it!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This place is hands down magical! An amazing host who welcomes you in like family and creates the most wonderful atmosphere. The hostel itself is clean, modern, and so comfortable. But moreover, you feel at home. The host (Francesco) cooks amazing family style meals where everyone sits around drinking wine, eating, and talking about the day's adventures. While some might worry about the location-- Do not!! It is a wonderful way to see the beautiful costal mountains, and is so relaxing after a day spent at the beach (if anything it is nice to get away). There is a free shuttle to and from, offering total peace of mind. A MUST DO if you are traveling to Cinque Terre, or even an excuse to go to Cinque Terre just so you can stay here. Cannot wait to come back!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This hostel is the greatest hostel I have ever stayed at. Located just a short 15 minute drive out of Monterosso, the owner organizes a great shuttle service where he drives everyone to and from Monterosso. The drive is beautiful, and the hostel is located in a quiet village- one that most tourists don't see. The owner cooks homemade meals for everyone for a very reasonable price, and eating dinner together makes the hostel feel more like a family.

We had an unforgettable and personable experience here, thanks to the amazing service provided by the owner Francesco, and we highly recommend staying at this hostel!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This was hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed in. 3 friends and I stayed here for Easter weekend, and we all loved it! It's in a little town just outside Monterosso (the northern most land in the Cinque Terre), but the hostel offers a shuttle to and from Monterosso - just let them know ahead of time when you want it based on when their van will run. You even get a welcome drink (a small glass of red wine) out on the patio when you arrive! But the hostel is gorgeous! As of April 18th, it was only 17 days old, and everything is brand new because they just completely renovated it. The place was super clean and it was really nice! My friends and I stayed in a 7 bed mixed dorm that had 3 sets of bunk beds and a single bed. The room had lockers, but you must provide your own lock. (No big deal.) There's a nice patio out back with cushioned benches, tables and chairs, and a great view of the mountins! This is the only place (besides the breakfast room) where you can get wifi, but it was so nice and quiet to sit out there that it didn't even matter! If you get cold out there, just let the owner know and he'll get you a blanket.
The owner, Francesco, is really accomodating and super friendly! The hostel offers a free breakfast of coffee, tea, cornflakes, and milk, but then you have the option of purchasing (for example) a hot breakfast. My friends and I did this Easter morning and it was awesome! It was only 5€ and we got toast, eggs, tomatos, salsa verde (like pesto - but with parsely instead of basil), freshly squeezed orange juice, and an espresso. It was amazing! It was all fresh ingredients, and Francesco prepared it for us personally. We also ate dinner at the hostel the night before, and it was just as wonderful! He made hamburgers with meat that he bought from the local butcher that had been cut that morning! It was awesome!
The whole experience was really wonderful, and don't let it's lack of reviews turn you away because as I said, this was the best hostel I have ever stayed in. They really made you feel like you were a part of their family. (:

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Perugia, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I have stayed in my fair share of hostels over the past few months, but the 5 Backpackers was by far my favorite! It is away from the crowds of the main towns in Cinque Terre, and sits on top of beautiful mountains. The owner made us feel like part of his family. He would shuttle us to and from the main town of Monterosso daily, cooked delicious home-cooked Italian meals, and checked up on us regularly to be sure that everything met our expectations. The room was clean, the bathrooms and showers were immaculate, the linens were freshly washed, and the service was friendly. I would recommend this quaint, house-like hostel in the woods to anyone traveling to Cinque Terre.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: 5 Terre Backpackers
Address: Via San Michele 5, 19020 Corvara, Beverino, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > Beverino > Corvara
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