even though Nápoles not being the largest city in Italy, it is a sufficiently diverse destination to justify some caution when choosing where to stay in naples. Not that public transport doesn't solve a less convenient location, but few things have as much impact on the urban travel experience as the hotel's location. Especially in a city with the Neapolitan soul.
So whatever your plans about Things to do in Naples, it's worth trying to stay in the neighborhood that best suits your expectations.
From the experience of a recent visit to the capital of Campania, here are my recommendations on where to stay in Naples. I include only those that I consider to be the three best regions to stay in Naples (the Historic Center, Via Toledo / Plebiscito Square and the Chiaia neighborhood). And I explain the reasons. Let's do it.
In this regard, note that despite the increase in tourism, there are still cheap hotels in Naples (unlike Capri and the Amalfi Coast). I will therefore try to help you decide where to stay in Naples.
Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Naples: Hotel Tips
There is no denying that Chiaia is a sophisticated region. Imagine a neighborhood with modern buildings and an upscale environment (think of green spaces, good restaurants and designer stores). In addition, Chiaia has good public transport access (metro and bus) and is a stone's throw from the city center.
All in all, it is surely one of the best neighborhoods to stay in Naples. I don't say there are many good, cheap hotels, but they are guesthouses excellent value for money. I recommend, for example, the extraordinary Artisti Bed & Dreams. It is surely one of the best guesthouses from all over the city of Naples!
Alternatively, the beautiful and intimate Isa Guest Rooms, or Mergellina Relais or the very nice Madà B&B These are excellent accommodation options in Chiaia. If you are traveling for two and looking for a more luxurious hotel, you will not regret booking the elegant Palazzo Alabardieri.
For a family or group of friends, instead, the Anna Home in Chiaia é one of the best apartments in Naples. Also because it is at the eastern end of the neighborhood - that is, near Plebiscito Square.
Why stay in Chiaia, Naples
Choose Chiaia as your base in Naples if the words charm and sophistication make you smile; and if you prefer to be by the sea and the marina rather than the hubbub of the historic center. If you don't like any of these hotels but want to stay in Chiaia, check out other great options at link below.
Chiaia hotels are marked in green on the Naples map.
Via Toledo / Plebiscito Square
The urban area around Via Toledo is a very diverse region; and of great contrasts.
The Spanish Quarter, for example, is a neighborhood with a giant soul, where residents have open doors and windows and a sincere smile. But right next door is Via Toledo itself, which ends at Plebiscito Square and is one of the most emblematic streets in the heart of Naples; is, for example, where is the famous Galleria Umberto I.
It is precisely around Via Toledo that you will find many of the best hotels in Naples. That said, the area has a problem: housing prices are a bit higher. But the location is virtually unbeatable.
So if you are willing to pay for location and environment premium and decide to sleep in Via Toledo (do very well!), know that among the best guesthouses of the neighborhood meet the stylish and colorful ToledoStation B&B; the elegant That's Napoli, B&B Priezza e Antica Capri B&B; the very nice Rest to Napoli e Montecalvario 41; the modern The Boutique Napoli Suite; and the superlative IstayinToledo Luxury Guest House. You can consider any of them as an excellent hotel to stay in Naples, because they are all recommendable and very well located.
Finally, if you are looking for excellent service (and a terrace as a bonus), the NeapolitanTrips Hotel Royale (four stars) may well be the ideal choice for staying in Naples.
Why stay at Via Toledo, Naples
Choose Via Toledo to stay in Naples if you prefer to be relatively close to everything (by public transport) but away from mass tourism. Search for more good hotels in Plebiscito using the link below.
Hotels near Plebiscito Square are marked in blue on the map of Naples.
Naples historic center
Authentic, disorganized, crowded with graffiti walls and rubbish, the historic center of Naples is certainly not for everyone. But it has that undisguised authenticity that makes Naples exciting. More Italian is difficult. I love!
Another advantage is the prices. For those who dispense with great luxuries, the historic center is where you are most likely to find cheap accommodation in Naples.
All in all, if you want to escape the environments hipster so common in other Italian cities and having an unfiltered experience, the historic center is most likely the best area of Naples to stay in. It can't be said to be a quiet, tourist-free area, but just choose a less busy street to get a good sleep.
Note, however, that the hotel offer in the historic center of Naples is centered on family B&B and old houses transformed into small guesthouses. I, for one, chose the Rosy's, literally Rosy's house, located right on Duomo Avenue. For those who like this type of accommodation, it is perfect (only pity not having breakfast included).
Within the same concept, other guesthouses with great quality and charisma are the Megaride House, in Domus San Biagio 14 and Symposion B&B Apart. Or even the Dilemma which no longer looks good in the historic center but probably has the best location of all. It is as close to the Spanish Quarter as it is to the Plebiscito or the attractions of the historic center. And it is one of the best B&B where to stay in Naples.
If you are looking for some luxury and are willing to pay for it, see also the enigmatic Artemisia Domus. Very very good!
Finally, if you prefer less family-friendly hotel units, the elegant Hotel Piazza Bellini & Apartments e Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel (four stars) are immaculate options (though a bit more expensive). You will not regret it.
For who is the historic center of Naples
For those who appreciate authenticity and can live with the typical disorganization of southern Italy. If you like, you can see all the accommodation options in the historic center of Naples at link below.
Hotels in the historic center are marked in orange on the map of Naples.
After all, what is the best area to stay in Naples?
All in all, I think for most visitors the Plebiscito / Via Toledo area is the best place to stay in Naples. The location is very central, with easy access to many churches, museums and tourist attractions, and the atmosphere is one of the most authentic in Naples. The main disadvantage is too much tourism on streets like Via Toledo.
In short, if you're not looking for peace and quiet, choose a hotel near the Via Toledo. That said, for those looking for more authenticity, maybe better housed in the heart of the historic center. That was my choice.
When does it cost to sleep in Naples? (average hotel price)
Due to some tourist pressure, the capital of Campania is no longer the bargain of the past, and this is naturally reflected in the price of Naples hotels. I would say that for a middle-aged couple who value location but don't want to sleep in a hostel basic or luxury hotels, the average daily cost will be around 50 €.
In particular, for a good bed in a guesthouse family, the price per double room varies widely depending on location, but can range from 30 € to 100 € (two people); and one night in a luxury hotel easily exceeds 150 €, although there are cheaper four star units.
How many days does it take to get to Naples?
I recommend a minimum of three days (but ideally four or five if you like museums and want to go to Herculaneum and / or Pompeii). By way of introduction, see the 21 things you really have to do in Naples.
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