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Featured Hostels in Bologna

Dopa Hostel
Via Irnerio 41, Bologna
The price is $59 per night

Located in Historic Center, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Bologna Botanical Gardens and University of Bologna. Piazza Maggiore and Sant'Orsola Malpighi ...

4.3/5Excellent! (80 reviews)
Great option for Bolonga

"Great hostel. Super friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2019

Dopa Hostel
We_Bologna - Hostel
Via de' Carracci 69/14, Bologna
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $45 per night

Located in Bologna Fiere District, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Via Indipendenza, Piazza Maggiore, and BolognaFiere. University of Bologna and Ospedale ...

4.3/5Excellent! (258 reviews)

"Extremely clean and very helpful staff. Would stay there again next time I go!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

We_Bologna - Hostel
Il Nosadillo
Via Nosadella 15B, Bologna, Città Metropolitana di Bologna
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Located in Historic Center, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Palazzo Albergati and Piazza Maggiore. University of Bologna and Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute ...

3.8/5Good! (18 reviews)

"Very organised and cozy, and friendly helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Il Nosadillo
Ostello Aig Due Torri - San Sisto
Via Viadagola 5, Bologna, BO
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Located in San Donato-San Vitale, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of FICO Eataly World, BolognaFiere, and Parco Nord Arena. EuropAuditorium Theater and National ...

3.5/5Good! (22 reviews)
Far but good for meeting others

"There were lots of world travelers here so I liked that. But leaving from Via Imero was a crowded line! Mulit-lingual staff and good information available. I was surprised that there is hardly NO signage directing newly arriving guests to the hostel. At night, It's even harder to see a small IYHF ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2013

Ostello Aig Due Torri - San Sisto
Campus And Opera
Via dei Bibiena 3, Bologna, Città Metropolitana di Bologna
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Located in Historic Center, this hostel is steps from Via Zamboni and University of Bologna. Piazza Maggiore and Sant'Orsola Malpighi Hospital are also within ...

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Savoia Hotel Regency
Savoia Hotel Regency
4.5 out of 5
Via Pilastro 2, Bologna, BO
The price is $70 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (859 reviews)

"15 minutes by taxi from the airport (€20) and the same to town or a €2 bus ride. We went at new year and thought the New Years party was excellent value and great fun. Probably a good base in the summer if you wanted to tour Italy and visited Florence, Pisa etc. Close to the Ducati and Ferrari ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

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Hotel Corona d'Oro
Hotel Corona d'Oro
4.5 out of 5
Via Oberdan 12, Bologna, BO
The price is $122 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (579 reviews)

"Place is beautiful and staff so kind you will remember them. Location top notch next to pizza maggiore."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Hotel Corona d'Oro
Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni
Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni
5 out of 5
Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, Bologna, BO
The price is $324 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (455 reviews)

"A classical Grand Hotel. The location could not be better. The staff is very professional and friendly. This is not an easy period for any hotel so I wish the entire team to stay strong safe. Hope to be back and enjoy the beautiful city of Bologna."…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Bologna, a hostel might be a great option. These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of forms, but they all have a few qualities in common:

  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment
  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)

By choosing a hostel in Bologna, you can reduce your spending on accommodations and set aside more of your budget for sightseeing during your trip. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its historic sites and museums.

Hostels in Bologna

You might be curious, what are some top hostels in Bologna? Based on reviews from our guests, these ones have the highest ratings:

We_Bologna - Hostel - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a bar. You'll find towels, showers, and hair dryers in all rooms.

Dopa Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of University of Bologna and National Art Gallery of Bologna. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen.

Il Nosadillo - Located within a 10-minute walk of Communal Collection of Fine Arts and Museum of Giorgio Morandi. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. You'll find showers in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Bologna?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 67° F and nighttime temperatures average 32° F
  • April-June: 89° F is the daytime average and 47° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 92° F and nighttime averages are around 59° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 76° F during the day and 35° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 28.19 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Bologna?

Depending on what interests you, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Palazzo Comunale
  • Communal Collection of Fine Arts
Natural Features
  • Montagnola Park
  • Bologna Botanical Gardens
  • Margherita Gardens
Cultural Attractions
  • Museum of Giorgio Morandi
  • Archaeological Museum
  • National Art Gallery of Bologna

In general, Bologna is known for its:

  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Cafés
  • University life
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Churches

How to Get to Bologna and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi), 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city center. Once you're on the ground, you might want to make use of public transit. To see more of the area, catch a train at Bologna Central Station, Bologna Rimesse Station, or Bologna San VItale Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Bologna?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for exploring. You can check out the historic sites and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many forms, but they have a few things in common, including budget-friendly prices, a social atmosphere, and shared rooms (though many have private options too).
What are the best hostels in Bologna?
Based on our customers’ reviews, these Bologna hostels have positive ratings: We_Bologna - Hostel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with towels, showers, and hair dryers. Dopa Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of University of Bologna. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find lockers, hair dryers, and linens in all rooms. Il Nosadillo - Located within a 20-minute walk of Piazza Maggiore. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers. Campus And Opera - Located steps from University of Bologna. Property features include free WiFi and multilingual staff. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers.
What's the weather like in Bologna?
The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 77°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 45°F. Average annual rainfall for Bologna is 28 inches.
What is there to see and do in Bologna?
In general, Bologna is known for its historical sites, museums, and cafés. Major attractions include Piazza Maggiore, Lamborghini Museum, and Parco Nord Arena. Get out into nature with places like Bologna Botanical Gardens, Margherita Gardens, and Villa delle Rose. Cultural attractions include Ducati Museum, Museum of Giorgio Morandi, and Communal Collection of Fine Arts.
What's the best way to get around Bologna?
You can fly into the closest airport, which is Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), located 3.4 mi (5.5 km) away from the city center. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. To see more of the surrounding area, take a train from Bologna Central Station, Bologna Rimesse Station, or Bologna San VItale Station.

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