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“Lovely place!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Giovanni's Home Napoli
Ranked #6 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Naples
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3 reviews
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“Lovely place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Not only an hostel, this place will teach you (if you're one with an open heart) one or two things about empathy and the importance of simple things in life. Giovanni lives for his guests, he takes his job very seriously, he is the perfect host. He will make sure you are safe, comfortable and that your experience in Napoli is worthwhile by telling you everything you need to know. But above all you will leave this place with the reassurance that you can feel at home even when you're away. You don't want to miss that!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Naples, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

I can't reccommend this hostel highly enough! When we arrived we were greeted with a smiling Giovanni and a glass of water. Giovanni creates such a great atmosphere in the hostel, it's easy to meet others and you feel right at home. Great facilities and the extra touches like musical instruments and the terrace go a long way. Great beds, great location, great people. Giovanni changed my perspective of Naples and made my stay here an experience I'll never forget! If you're going to Naples don't stay anywhere else. Thanks Giovanni!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

My sister and I spent 3 nights at Giovanni's and still have such fond memories! After climbing three flights of huge stairs we arrived tired and sweaty, but were welcomed with water and a huge bowl of pasta. Like everyone else's posts, Giovanni gave us the run-down of the town - places to go, avoid, etc. He never steered us wrong and we had a wonderful time! My sister and I are quite shy and normally keep to ourselves, but you couldn't help but feel a part of a family here and we went out for dinner with the housemates and were much more social. Giovanni offered to take us on his motorcycle one morning (we declined, but another girl went and said it was really fun) and he also bought us delicious little pastries at the place next door. I'll never forget how he affectionately referred to my sister as "Onion Head" because of her hair bun on top of her head :) I hope we can go back some day!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We loved our time at Giovanni's, even if it was just a few nights. We were welcomed with a glass of cold water and delicious pumpkin and rice risotto, and we're then given a full briefing of the town and it's history. How fantastic! Giovanni loves his city and wants everyone to experience all it's wonders. He also loves his guests and wants them to have the best time in Naples. We would go back again and again!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

When you come to Giovannis, it's not a hostel experience. It's like staying in the home of a close family friend, someone who will look after you and make sure your stay in Naples in nothing short of perfect. His pasta and risotto might be out of this world fantastic, that goes without saying, but it's the atmosphere of the place that really makes it. We made some amazing friends in the two days we were lucky enough to stay here, both in other travellers and in the man himself, and I will 100% be back to visit. Obviously to see the gorgeous sights of a true Italian town, but to see it's real highlight, Giovanni.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Bari, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

I have been lucky enough to stay in this hostel around 8/9 times. Of course you are only allowed to review on hostelworld.com once, so I thought I'd have my stay on here too.

This is not a hostel, it is a warm, friendly, safe environment where you will be looked after and given the best information about the beautiful city of Naples. Giovanni will personally give you all the necessary details regarding Naples, from the 'must see' to the 'no go' areas. There is free wifi, two fridges, the hostel is spotlessly clean and I've been lucky enough to try two absolutely fantastic dishes made by the man himself, my favourite being 'pasta, patate e provola', potatoes, pasta and a smoked local cheese, it is to die for!

Giovanni is a truly generous man with a wealth of knowledge regarding his city. You are paying for HIM when you pay for this hostel. You are paying for his knowledge, his hospitality, his interest in you and his caring, warm hostel. I look forward to being back as soon as I can.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We came from Rome to Naples on our journey through Europe as a young backpacking couple. We came to Naples basically for Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius (the volcano). Well, there is a lot more to do here then you think!
We caught a train from Rome and arrived around 12:30pm to Naples. We got to Giovannis by metro 1 train which cost around €1.30 per person. Then it is a short 5min walk from the train station. It is down a small long road so keep your eyes out for the number 43!
Giovanni was there waiting for us and gave us a lovely introduction about Naples and everything you need to know about the place!
We came also reading on the internet about the theft in Naples, we did not how ever see or come across anything and you do feel safe here.
Giovanni cooked for us (a delicious pasta dish) and made us feel very welcome!
We only had a short two nights stay but defiantly would of stayed longer if we knew how much there was too see! Due to a time schedule we could not however change for a longer stay.
For a wonderful hostel, great company and other guest, close to food and the train station how can you go wrong with this place with such amazing views!
We think Naples was more exciting then Rome!!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Giovanni's Home Napoli
Address: Via Sapienza, 43, Naples, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Naples > Pendino
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Ranked #6 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Naples
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Number of rooms: 24
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