As Christopher Columbus left Genoa in 1492 to discover the world … Now is the time for you to discover Ostello Bello Genova!

Climb aboard our Marine-Hostel and enjoy your stay in a completely renovated historic building with a nautical theme. Equipped with a bar open 24/7, a common kitchen where you can prepare a real Genovese pesto and a large terrace with barbecue corner, hammocks and a – real – boat!!

Ostello Bello Genova is located a stone’s throw from Genova Principe Station and therefore at the gates of the historic center. You can reach us comfortably by train, subway or bus and stay in the ideal position to visit the city but also to discover the most fascinating villages and beaches of Liguria.

Starting from the Hostel you can explore the city up and down. Be amazed by the picturesque old town, enjoy a walk through the iconic alleys – the “caruggi” – discover the ancient port area and get excited looking at one of the many views that can be reached with the city’s funiculars. You will soon realize that in Genoa there is no need to look for art: the city is so full of it that simply by walking you can come across historic buildings, architecture and frescoes. Finally, visit the largest aquarium in Europe and get ready to get to know the marine world up close.

This is the city of pesto, focaccia and fried fish, it would be worth visiting us even just to take a few kilos in the historic trattorias.

Come visit us, we’ll wait for you!*

*Some services offered by Ostello Bello Genova are temporarily suspended due to law restrictions for public health protection – Covid-19

The Hostel

  • Reception and Bar open 24/7
  • Free WI-FI in every room and common area
  • Lift and key card access
  • USB plug near each bed (You don't need to bring your adapter with you!)
  • Pets are more than welcome in private rooms
  • 10% VAT included
  • 93 rooms
  • 6 floors
  • All shared and private rooms with ensuite toilets and showers
  • Air Con in all rooms and common areas
  • Lockers in every shared room
  • Linen in every room

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All facilities are free!

  • Luggage storage
  • Earplugs
  • Shampoo and soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box at reception
  • Iron
  • Laptops and iPad
  • Power Banks
  • City maps
  • City Guide
  • Travel Guides
  • Free small guide for your next destination
  • Printing of your next boarding pass or ticket

  • Free welcome drink (pint of beer, glass of wine, coffee, cappuccino, juices, softdrinks...)
  • Free flow coffee, tea and water 24/7
  • Guest kitchen available 24/7

  • Terrace with hammocks, vegetable gardens and BBQ
  • Boardgames
  • Book crossing
  • Free tours and Infos
  • Musical instruments (piano, guitar, ukulele)

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Via Balbi 38, 16126 Genova
+39 0102470800


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Il Bello di Genova – first part

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