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La Controra

Listed under Hostels in Naples, Italy.

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This hostel calls itself a backpacker’s resort, which is a nice way of putting it. The building probably deserves to be a called a bit more though, it was built in the 17thCentury as a hunting lodge and looks like the set of a large scale dramatic Italian opera. It’s decorated to match with heavy vintage furniture and arty touches, like hand made tiles inlaid with local auspicious objects like shells, coffee beans, chilli peppers and garlic, which lead you towards the gallery or lounge bar space and the huge garden grounds.

All the mod cons you expect from an upmarket hostel have been added, a DVD library, Cable TV, wifi, kiosk, games room, library and of course a barbeque to take advantage of that big backyard.

Private doubles with ensuites are available, but if you’re dorm-ing it you can stay with anything between three and nine others.

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