Map of hostels in Italy and the Italian-speaking cantons of Switzerland

Published on:  | Last updated: 3 March 2018

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Click on the icon for contact details and the website address of the hostel you are inter­ested in. This is simply a map of hostels that I know about and I've been able to confirm. Inclusion doesn’t imply any recom­mend­ation (or the opposite if a hostel hasn't been included). I have tried my best to make sure this listing is accurate using the hostels’ own websites or an the official local tourist inform­ation website. I have also tried to confirm that the location given is accurate, but I can’t guarantee that all the locations given are absolutely exact.

The Italian hostels associ­ation is the Associazione Italiana Alberghi per la Gioventù, it offers a booking service, as do Hostels International but many hostels are not members of either group. Check these sites for inform­ation about hostels that don't have their own website.

Many hostels are now listed on and this is probably the most compre­hensive listing (except for this one!).

Bear in mind that in more remote places, hostels may only be open in the summer. Some may only be available to groups. Also hostels can and do go out of business. So it's a good idea to check their websites and to ring ahead.


Download a POI file with coordinates and contact details for hostels and campsites in Italy and the Italian-speaking cantons of Switzerland.

  •  Italy Points of Interest

     About POIs

    POIs are like waypoints, but while you can usually only store a limited number of waypoints on a device, you can store thousands of POIs. These files include inform­ation about campsites and hostels, bike shops, train stations, drinking water sources as well as warnings for tunnels and roads where bikes are banned. Please check the ReadMe file for instruc­tions. Updated March 2017.

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