Best Places for Backpackers in Palermo, Italy.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Palermo, Italy.

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Top 39 hostels in Palermo, Italy.

These are the 39 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Palermo, Italy.

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B&B La Fenicia

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B&B La Fenicia

B&B La Fenicia is the ideal place for a stay in Palermo, great free WIFI connection throughout the property, air-conditioned rooms with soundproofed windows, free public parking under the structure, great Italian breakfast, convention with local restaurants and pizzerias make the B & B La Fenicia an...
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Kemonia

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Kemonia

Rooms: Our rooms are extremely comfortable, spacious and well illuminated, with two of them having access to a lovely balcony. The rooms have the private bathroom is in front of the room. COMMON AREA: Whilst relaxing in the dining room, you will be able to use our brochures to discover the wel...
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Al Giardino dell

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Al Giardino dell'Alloro

In the historical centre of the city, inside the quarter of the Kalsa, just opposite Villa dellAlloro, our apartment is different from the others. In the rooms and the common spaces you will find paintings, photographs and sculptures of contemporary Sicilian artists. You will find not only well-fur...
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Balarm Hostel

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Balarm Hostel

The Balarm Hostel offers comfortable air-conditioned dormitories, large and bright soundproof windows with balconies overlooking the city, all rooms also have clothes racks, reading lamps, near the beds and comfortable mattresses (20 cm). Our structure was born in 2018 offers all guests free use...
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Tukory, Flat For Rent

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Tukory, Flat For Rent

Tukory, Flat For Rent is a newly renovated and well-equipped apartment with internal Garden. This apartment is conveniently located at the historical city center only 5 mins to Palazzo dei Normanni, Catedrale di Palermo, Ballarò and Vucciria markets. In the apartment, you will find Kitchen,...
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Ai Vicere

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Ai Vicere

The Bed and Breakfast Ai Viceré is located in the historical center of Palermo, it is in a prestigious building of the XX century. Rooms are spacious and elegant, tastefully furnished and each one has a private bathroom, air conditioning, wifi and TV Breakfast is always included in the price...
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Da Mary Guesthouse

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Da Mary Guesthouse

Da Mary Guesthouse is in Palermo city center, located on the third floor of a building with lift, overlooks a beautiful and prestigious pedestrian street full of shops. Da Mary Guesthouse offers accommodation in five spacious rooms furnished in a simple and graceful style, defined by some small a...
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Castelnuovo B&B Palermo

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Castelnuovo B&B Palermo

An ideal starting point to discover the old world charm of Palermo, the elegant b&b Castelnuovo boasts a most convenient central location which offers ready access to some of the city’s most emblematic sites, only a few steps away. Very cosy and comfortable rooms will be awaiting your return at t...
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Camelot Bed and Breakfast

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Camelot Bed and Breakfast

Air conditioning, heating, digital tv and wi-fi connection. With city views, the classic-style rooms come with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer and shower. Guests will enjoy an Italian breakfast served daily. It includes hot drinks, croissants a...
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Bed and Breakfast Alla Vucciria

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Bed and Breakfast Alla Vucciria

Welcome to Bed and Breakfast alla Vucciria ! ! Hello I am Claudio, the owner of Bed and Breakfast alla Vucciria. I am happy to host you in my B&B, where I also live, close to my guests. Alla Vucciria is the right place for you if you would like to get to know the real Palermo and live for some...
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Liola

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Liola' B&B Palermo

An ideal starting point to discover the old world charm of Palermo, the elegant b&b Liol boasts a most convenient central location which offers ready access to some of the citys most emblematic sites, only a few steps away. In fact, it is located in the very heart of the historic center of Palerm...
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La Dimora del Capo

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La Dimora del Capo

Our La Dimora del Capo, very central, is located right in the historical center of the city, a few meters from the court of Palermo. The property is in the immediate vicinity of the Teatro Massimo (700 meters) and the Capo market at Porta Carini (300 meters), Palace of the Normans (1200 m) and th...
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Jonathan Hostel & GuestHouse

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Jonathan Hostel & GuestHouse

Jonathan Hostel & GuestHouse offers dorms a private room along with a fully equipped kitchen and a large shared dining area with a big balcony and a beautiful terrace, 3 shared bathroom with shower, and a lounge area where you can relax reading a book, watching TV or listen music. We offer offers...
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Bed and Breakfast D

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Bed and Breakfast D'Angelo

ATTENTION - - - BREAKFAST INCLUSIVE FOR STANDARD RESERVATION NO BREAKFAST FOR NON-REFUNDABLE RESERVATIONS DOUBLE BEDS OR SINGLE ROOMS DO NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING BUT CEILING FAN The Bed and Breakfast D'Angelo is located in the heart of the historic center of Palermo. (5 minutes from the t...
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Vado al Massimo

91 /100

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Vado al Massimo

Vado al Massimo is a Bed and Breakfast situated in Via Donizetti n.19, in the city centre of Palermo. Guests who come from the airport or from the railway station or the port can easily get it. The flat has been recently restored and is on the fourth floor in a building of the fifties and it...
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Mamamia Hostel and Guesthouse

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Mamamia Hostel and Guesthouse

Mamamia Property and Guesthouse is the structure you were looking for your trip to Sicily! The Guesthouse offers the possibility of different types of accommodation . The palace of Mamamia, built around 1900 by the family Biondo and therefore has the classic characteristics of a stately, high ceilin...
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Al Galileo Siciliano B&B

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Al Galileo Siciliano B&B

Located in a building of 800 completely renovated site in the center of the city, the B&B offers you a comfortable stay to discover Palermo. The location of the B&B Al Galileo Siciliano it allows you to reach on foot the main monuments of the historic center like the Cathedral, the Royal Palace...
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Sunshine Hostel

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Sunshine Hostel

Sunshine Hostel offers WiFi and a restaurant in Palermo, only 1.3 km from Palermo Cathedral.The hostel has a terrace and views of the city, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Situated in a historic building, we are in the city centre of Palermo near the train station; from our hostel, you c...
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Hotel Joli

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Hotel Joli

Hotel Joli is a smart building dating back to the twentieth century, recently restored with harmony and sobriety style, it is situated in the city centre, on the corner to Piazza Ignazio Florio, just a few steps from the most important cultural, tourist and commercial interests. It benefits of a pri...
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A casa di Amici Boutique Hostel

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A casa di Amici Boutique Hostel

“A casa di amici” Boutique Hostel is a contemporany art museum. we exhibit the collections of musical instruments, sculptures and paintings, belonging to the Vitale family. Easy to reach, located 350 mt from airport bus stop in “Teatro Politeama”. You can choose between dormitories or private ensu...
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ACasaMia

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ACasaMia

Very elegant and comfortable mini apartments you rent in a historic building, located in the heart of the historic centre of Palermo, a few metres from the four quarters, close to the most beautiful historical and artistic testimonies of Palermo, exactly in via Marotta. ACasaMia comprises of: bedroo...
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Hostel Agata

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Hostel Agata

Nice rooms located in a building of the XIX century in the principal street in the heart of the city. The big rooms have all their own bathroom and on request there is the chance to add an extra bed, just contact us after you booked. Easy to reach by car for both people arriving via plane or f...
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On the way Hostel

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On the way Hostel

Dear travelers welcome in Palermo, welcome in “On the Way Hostel”! Situated on the first and second floor of a19th-century building in the dynamic historical center of Palermo, our hostel offer private and dormitory rooms equipped with simple furniture, ceilings fan, balconies and safe boxes....
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Exclusive Dependance

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Exclusive Dependance

Exclusive Dependance has many different room... From private rooms with private bathroom, private rooms with shared bathroom and finally hostel rooms with a lots of privacy (two beds for room). Position of maximum privilege in the heart of the historical center of Palermo. A few steps from the ma...
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Casa Giuditta Palermo Apartments

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Casa Giuditta Palermo Apartments

No curfew -Free WIFI- breakfast, Towels and lines included. Air con and washing machine included. Your own city central apartment of the 17th century near the sea...FREE WiFi in Room. Fully furnished of all modern commodities, air-condition, washing-machines, kitchen with oven, freezer, and dishw...
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Welcome Sicily

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Welcome Sicily

Welcome Sicily is a Hostel that offer WIFI, Sheets included, Towel service, Atmosphere with music, Tourist guides, Free tourist maps. Welcome Sicily is perfectly located in the center, in the main street of Palermo, walking distance there are the most important monuments, the main railway stati...
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Casa Lucrezia

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Casa Lucrezia

HOLIDAY APARTMENT in BALESTRATE- Distance Palermo 40 km- Airport Palermo 23 km- Airport Trapani 45 km beautiful fine sandy beaches distance 600 m, good starting point to visit many famous places in SICILY by train, bus or car. We sorted out for you timetables for daily trips by local bus or train...
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ArtePalermo

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ArtePalermo

Artepalermo is for people who want an authentic experience instead of an impersonal hotel. It is situated in the historical center, in a lane, at the top floor of an old house and surrounded by squares, terraces, lanes, churches, washing and markets. There are two guestrooms, both with balcony or te...
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B&B Federico Secondo

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B&B Federico Secondo

Located in the Capital city of the Island, among Islamic influenced markets and beautiful baroque churches, Federico Secondo Bed & Breakfast provides every comfort to his guests. In fact, B&B Federico Secondo is located just in the historic centre of Palermo in the vicinity of the Cathedral, from wh...
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Casa Degli Artisti

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Casa Degli Artisti

Enjoy your holiday in the city centre of Palermo, there is nothing better than spending a few days in the ancient heart of the city. Our guests will be woken up by a palatable breakfast in a warm and pleasant dining room. Come to our B&B. Discover how welcome we can make you feel.You will find...
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B&B White

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B&B White

Modern and quiet for the rest of the guests. Totally renovated in 2010, the B & B WHITE has three spacious bedrooms and large, all with independent personal balcony overlooking a downtown street. Equipped with TV, air conditioning, desk, Wi-fi and private bathroom equipped with color. Comfortabl...
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Le Casette Di Lulu

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Le Casette Di Lulu'

Le Casette Di Lulu' are three brand new cosy independent two-room flats in Palermo. Designed to offer maximum comfort and peace during your stay, they are modern and functional as well as exquisitely and carefully furnished. The small houses are ideal to lodge from 1 to 4 persons, both for sh...
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B&B Teatro Massimo

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B&B Teatro Massimo

Bed and breakfast Teatro Massimo is an elegant mansion in the heart of Palermo, situated only 50 meters from the famous Teatro Massimo, in the pedestrian area of the center. The area is served by numerous restaurants and cafes in the pedestrian narrow streets of Old Town. The port, bus station...
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Ocean Club Palermo

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Ocean Club Palermo

Ocean Club Palermo is located in one of the oldest urban areas of Palermo, whose name derives from the Arabic word Elected. The location is ideal for your holidays with family, with friends or a romantic trip together. One of the jewels of the main area is the Church of Santa Teresa, is a brilli...
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My House Palermo

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My House Palermo

My House Palermo apartment ideal for a family holiday, for a group of friends, young couples or business travelers. Available for daily or weekly. Its strategic location is ideal for visiting the sights. The apartment sleeps up to 4 people, consists of a spacious living room furnished with a tabl...
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Hostel Josef D

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Hostel Josef D'Angelo

It is situated in the heart of historical Palermo at the second floor and close to Palermo's Central Station (5 min. from the Railway station) Thanks to its position, you will have the chance to visit the beautiful monuments situated only a few minutes walking from the B&B (the Cathedral, piazza...
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Residence Hotel Gloria

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Residence Hotel Gloria

The Residence Hotel Gloria is housed in an independent building developed in 3 floors, the ground floor as well as the reception area there is a small office and a common room, rooms, 4 on the first floor are precisely and second floor, while the third addition to the breakfast room there is a large...
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Palermo Rooms & Suite

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Palermo Rooms & Suite

During your stay you will appreciate the care that we put into every detail to make you experience a 5-star hotel in the historic capital of Sicily. Comfortable, warm, elegant and at the same time simple, fresh and familiar, 'Palermo Rooms & suites' is ideal for enjoying a relaxing holiday. 'P...
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Antadia B&B

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Antadia B&B

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Things to see and do while backpacking in Palermo, Italy.

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Here is an example of nearly all the points where we have stopped for a break or stayed for 1 to 2 nights. Sicily is divided in 9 provinces: Palermo (capital), Agrigento, Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Syracuse and Trapani. For our planning we visited 6 out of the 9 in which Caltanissetta and Enna were excluded. Our trip started in Catania (see Fiat500 icon on the Western side of the island) and ended at the same place (finish flag).

Ayumi Kuramae Izioka

Arriving in Ezeiza airport

If you haven’t prearranged transportation with your hotel, your options to go downtown are not that many. Except for one bus, there’s no public transportation to the city. You can either take the shuttle to Retiro / Puerto Madero area or you can take a private cab (which will be more expensive, obviously). If you arrive in the daytime and you are on a budget you can take the shuttle, walk to Retiro train station and find your way to your hotel. Considering that you are staying in the neighborhood of Palermo, which is the most popular nowadays, walk down to the San Martin train terminal. You will need to buy a SUBE card which is the unified electronic payment system for all the public transport in the city, similar lo London’s Oyster card. You can buy it in any kiosk around the station.. just top it up with some bucks, get a ticket to Palermo and jump in the train. It should be a 10 minutes ride.

Alejo De Gennaro

That is my favorite quote by Goethe and I can say I totally agree with it!

For me Catania is number 1 sicilian city but if you have more time to spend on the island you have also to visit Palermo ( it is the “capital” or the chief town of Sicily). Close to Palermo you can find also an amazing beach called Mondello.

Dessy Ivanova

North Sicily: Definitely not Italy!

We spent 9 days in Sicily, for 5 days we were in North-Sicily and for another 4 days we were in Southeast-Sicily. Being March, we wanted to travel a warmer place, which could be reached relatively easily by plane. We landed in Catania, where we rented a car. It was a nightmare. We wanted to reserve the car online from home, but somehow we missed it. At the airport there was a real rental car paradise, where –as we saw it- they asked astronomical prices for the cars, not to mention the deposit (it can be 1000 Euro, which must be paid with a credit card). After they made some offers we said goodbye to our imaginary small sun-yellow Fiat 500, and we accepted a cheaper car. That was our dingy sweet child, the Tata Indica. As the end of the trip revealed, it was a great choice. After 2 hours misery at the rental jungle we headed towards Palermo.

Nata

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