Best Places for Backpackers in Bologna, Italy.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Bologna, Italy.

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Top 28 hostels in Bologna, Italy.

These are the 28 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Bologna, Italy.

1
A Casa Fachin

99 /100

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A Casa Fachin

Near our B&B there is the most important and old place of Bologna 'Piazza Maggiore'.And for all the other monuments you can visit to walk. We have 3 rooms with ensuite bathrooms;we can give hospitality up to 9 persons (one doble room, one triple room and one with two single beds and one twin. Ou...
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Centro Turistico Cittá di Bologna

97 /100

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Centro Turistico Cittá di Bologna

We offer good quality accommodation, immersed in a quite greenery setting, a large free swimming pool (open from 01/06 to 15/9 and from 10h a.m to 1h p.m and from 2h p.m. to 7h p.m.) 4 km from the centre of Bologna. Apartment, shared room, mobile home,cafeteria ,pizzeria (from 15/5 to 20/9), resta...
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Ayhome B&B

96 /100

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Ayhome B&B

Our Ayhome B&B has comfortable, large and bright rooms that are all carefully decorated to meet the needs of our guests, The rooms are very comfortable with 2 well equipped and furnished bathrooms at our valued guests disposal. We offer an excellent quality at a competitive price: ideal for va...
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4
Dopa Hostel

93 /100

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Dopa Hostel

We travelled all over the world visiting lots of Hostel, and we think to know what are necessity of our guests. We work hard to make you feel welcomed, and we want to make you fall in love with Bologna. We speak English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, German, Arabic, Romanian and Greek. How do...
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Albergo Centrale bologna

91 /100

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Albergo Centrale bologna

Hotel Centrale is located in the heart of Bologna, just a few minutes walking to Piazza Maggiore, the two towers, shopping areas, museums and university. All rooms are equipped with a/c, television and telephone. Guests will find a reception open until midnight and the desk and pleasant lobby wh...
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Bologna Center Town

87 /100

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Bologna Center Town

From the experience of Bologna Old Town born Bologna Center Town B&B and Guest House. Three new comfortable and big rooms in the perfect style of Bologna Town Guest Houses. The appartment, totally new, is situated at 7 floor of the historical and futurist Palazzo Lancia at only 7 minutes by walking...
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B&B La Dolce Vita

86 /100

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B&B La Dolce Vita

This bed and breakfast it's an elegant and comfortable house in the historical centre of Bologna. The b&b is run and owned by Lella whose aim is to satisfy every guest's needs. The b&b it is not a Hotel , but a family Guesthouse situated in a typical bolognese apartment at 3 floor with lift, i...
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8
Astoria Hotel

86 /100

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Astoria Hotel

The Astoria Apartments, are located in three different addresses, not far from Central Station and in a central location, allowing you to easily explore Bologna on foot .The position is established on the day of check-in, unless prior and specific request. Check-in is at the Hotel Astoria Via Frate...
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9
Albergo Panorama

85 /100

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Albergo Panorama

Offering free Wi-Fi and rooms with LCD TVs, the Hotel Panorama with only 10 rooms and family but multilingual management is centrally located, just 2 streets from Piazza Maggiore. Rooms have a classic design and feature wooden floors and private or shared. Some are air-conditioned and overlooking t...
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10
Ostello We_Bologna

85 /100

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Ostello We_Bologna

We_Bologna is a hostel located just a few steps away from the central station of Bologna. It offers accommodation in two or four-bed rooms with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi connection. Other facilities for guests include a coffee bar, a communal kitchen, a laundrette, a TV room, a...
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11
Small Studio in the Old Town

84 /100

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Small Studio in the Old Town

Small Studio in the Old Town is in a wonderful ancient street full of atmosphere and nightlife, you’ll have at your disposal a beautiful and independent studio, fully furnished and equipped. Air condition and WiFi and a really new property (renovated in 2016) will help you to relax and enjoy a comfo...
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12
Il Nosadillo

84 /100

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Il Nosadillo

GREAT LOCATION: Il Nosadillo is a small homey rooms and breakfast in the medieval center of Bologna from where you can walk in 8 min (0,6km) to the main Square Piazza Maggiore and in 4 min (0,3km) to the famous hipster street Via del Pratello with a lot of places to go out to eat typical pasta and...
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13
B&B Hope

84 /100

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B&B Hope

Very close to railway station (500 meters) B&B Hope is a typical ancient house of Bologna, recently completely renew. It is situated in town-centre in safety and quiet area. It is available single room and double room with separate bed or quin bed. All room is equipped of bathroom inside room. Al...
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14
Albergo Pallone

84 /100

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Albergo Pallone

Located in a quiet area of the historical centre of the city, Albergo Pallone offers free Wi-Fi connection in all the building. Behind the scenes of Albergo Pallone beats its social heart, coming onto the scene every single day. Pallone means employment for people who are vulnerable, a space whi...
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15
Campus and Opera

84 /100

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Campus and Opera

Welcome to Campus and Opera! Check in time h. 13-19 to 19.00 NOT AFTER 19.00!! 400 metres to the 2 Towers 700 metres from Piazza Maggiore 50 metres from Opera theater 100 metres from University headquarters. PEDESTRIAN UNIVERSITY DISTRICT WITHOUT CARS ! You can come even alone and s...
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16
Hotel University

80 /100

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Hotel University

It is a real living in the city for who is looking for an elegant and warm atmosphere that only small structures can offer. On foot and in some minutes you can reach all the most interesting Monuments: the two towers, the churches of Santo Stefano and San Francesco, Piazza Maggiore, with its medi...
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17
Alle Torri

80 /100

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Alle Torri

At Alle Torri B&B, rooms have a classic design and wooden floors and bathroom, some are air -conditioned and offers discounts at a nearby car park . The B & B is also 300 meters from the Basilica of San Petronio and the Two Towers , the symbol of the city. It offers a corner available 24 hou...
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18
Hotel Brianza

79 /100

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Hotel Brianza

Hotel Brianza is a new, modern and beautiful structure. It is suitable for groups, business trips and concerts. The hotel is located in Calderara di Reno, only 1,5 km from the Airport Marconi of Bologna and 12 km from the “Fiera di Bologna”. In a few minutes driving you can reach the center of B...
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Il Castello Hostel Boutique

73 /100

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Il Castello Hostel Boutique

Il Castello Hostel Boutique It consists of a spacious and bright apartment of over 120 square meters, with 4 bedrooms, including 1 bedroom Japanese-style, large entrance hall, large pink marble floor of Portugal, like the American bar counter, to use breakfast, large room. Breakfast is included ON...
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20
Bologna Home

69 /100

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Bologna Home

Lovely and bright studio located on the first floor of an ancient building. Completely renovated in 2016. It is ideal for a couple with kids. It has a cooking area, a double bed, a double sofa bed and a bathroom with all comforts (toilet, bidet and shower). The studio is located in “Nazario Sauro”...
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21
Central Avenue B&B

63 /100

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Central Avenue B&B

Central Avenue B&B is a central structure built in the 50ies and recently renovated. It is characterized by a modern design, colorful decorations and elegant, but still modern furniture. The Guesthouse is located in a excellent position because you can reach Piazza Maggiore in 10 minutes and in 2...
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Bologna Bed and Breakfast

50 /100

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Bologna Bed and Breakfast

Bologna Bed & Breakfast is a small Guesthouse located at universiry area at porta dan vitale in the old city. This l flat is at the first floor on the left of a old style building,under the porks of the town Run by a gentle lady who hosts the young traveller with a cheap price This small guest...
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Arcoveggio Hotel

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Arcoveggio Hotel

We are a small family hotel situated in a peaceful area of Bologna. Our 23 rooms are divided in two separate three-storey buildings nearby (no lift). In the front of the hotel you can find a garden iwhere you can enjoy relaxing atmosphere and refresh yourself with a cold drink after a day of sightse...
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Hotel Marconi

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Hotel Marconi

The hotel is located in Bentivoglio, 10 km from Bologna city centre. The new Hotel Marconi has 75 standard rooms and 4 superior rooms, a modern conference room with up to 100 persons capacity, a wide green space with swimming pool, parking and private garage. Close to Centergross and Bolo...
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B&B Alla Corte del Picchio

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B&B Alla Corte del Picchio

A new residence has been opened near the medieval village of Castel Guelfo Bologna, restoring a country farm-house, surrounded with luxuriant vegetation. Style, comfort and quality are family tradition and offer a warm atmosphere to our guests. An ideal place for business trips and holidays, f...
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Studio Asiago

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Studio Asiago

Charming studio located on the third and last floor (with no lift) of an old building. The flat was fully renovated in 2013 and is ideal for a couple or a family with children. It is equipped with kitchen corner, table, double bed and bathroom with every comfort (toilet, bidet and shower). Th...
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Studio Palestro

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Studio Palestro

Small and charming one-roomed flat located on the second floor of a old building, built in the ancient art nouveau of Bologna. The flat was fully renovated in 2015 with fine finishes.it is the ideal for single or a couple. It is equipped with a living room with annexed double bed and sofa, a...
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Studio barca 36

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Studio barca 36

Studio Barca 36 is a small and charming one-roomed flat located on the fourth floor of an old building (without elevator). The studio was fully renovated in 2015 with fine finishes.it is the ideal for a couple or a little family. Here you can find all the amenities for a pleasant and relaxing stay w...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Bologna, Italy.

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The Renaissance City of Ferrara

Our last stop before reaching home was Ferrara, a lovely town surrounded by ancient walls, situated between Bologna and Venice. After finding our hotel where we stayed for the night, we were a bit tired from the journey, so we just took some dinner at a nearby restaurant and went to bed early. The next morning we had enough time to walk around the wide streets and learn more about Ferrara’s palaces, churches and castles. We visited some of the main attractions, like the Romanesque cathedral, Ferrara city hall and St Michael’s Castle (castello di San Michele).

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Rome is eternal, Venice is impressive, and Florence artistic, but currently they are all too touristic. However, there is an often neglected Italian city that is neither so famous nor so visited, but frank, charming, delicious and so worth seeing – Bologna. In Italy, it is known as La Dotta, La Grassa, La Rossa (the learned, the fat, the red) and after only a few hours spent in the administrative capital of the region Emilia Romana you will be falling in love with it and planning your next trip.

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Three Days in Bologna, Italy

Recently my fiancè and I had an exchange student from Belgium come and visit us in Italy for three days. The exchange student had been staying with my family in Australia whilst I have been in Italy and just recently returned home. So, we decided to take advantage of an opportunity to meet each other and Matteo and I did our best to give him a very special tour of only our very favorite places in Bologna.

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