Naples and the best beds we’ve slept in

Being one of the most visited cities in Italy, Naples has hundreds of accommodation options for you to choose ranging from the most lavish hotels to the budget hostels and everything in between. In this post I’m going to tell you about 5 places we’ve stayed and the reasons why you should consider them too.


B & B Monseratto

The first on my list is B & B Monseratto. We found this gorgeous B & B after accidentally (yes accidentally) landing in Naples without booking any accommodation first and it was an absolute delight to stay here.

Francesca, the owner, is extremely helpful and is invested in making sure you have a wonderful stay. We stayed in the double room with a small balcony and views over the harbour, which, on a morning, was a treat.

Breakfast was included and could either be delivered to the apartment or you could take it in a local cafe on the next street. You have to try the Neapolitan speciality, the Baba. Baba’s are delicious sponge cakes soaked in a sticky, citrus-scented boozy syrup and very much a local delicacy.

The B & B is extremely central and only a street away from the Metro Station Universita and an abundance of restaurants and cafe’s. Really excellent location for much of Naples and reasonably priced too. This would be my Number 1 choice when we go back to Naples.

B & B Monseratto Top 5 Best Bits

Lovely bright airy room, great wifi, great breakfast, gorgeous bathroom, balcony


B & B Terrazza Duomo

The next residence on my list is the one we stayed in most recently when we came over to Naples in February 2020, just before the Covid19 lockdown. The B & B Terrazza Duomo is ideal if you’re on a strict budget and don’t want to choose a hostel.

Cira is your host and although she speaks no languages she relies on her iPad translator to give you the information required for your stay and is really enthusiastic about making sure you have all the sights of Naples on your to-do list.

The room was basic with an opening out onto a large terrace which is shared with the owner and the occupant of the only other room in the residence.

Breakfast was included and was an array of fruits, breads, yoghurts and a toasted cheese and ham sandwich all prepared fresh by Cira.

This B & B again was really central, just down the street from the Duomo Cathedral and right next to the start of the Via dei Tribunali which is a street that is filled with history and takes you right into he heart of the old town. If you’re on a budget then this is the one to choose.

B & B Terrazza Duomo Top 5 Best Bits

Good breakfast, Centrally located, Terraced Garden, Cheap, Close to the central train station


HOSTEL OF THE SUN

Next is another budget friendly place, Hostel of the Sun, and we stayed here in 2013 for a couple of nights which was our first time visiting Naples.

This residence was popular with younger backpackers and had all that we needed this time which was a clean room, clean bathroom and a simple breakfast. It seems to be a popular hostel in Naples and gets some good reviews.

If you need somewhere cheap, simple and fairly central then this would work for you. It is located near the harbour and only a street away from some fantastic restaurants and cafes.

Next to Municipio Metro station means you can get anywhere across Naples really easily. As a last resort and somewhere cheap this is the one for you. 

Hostel of the Sun Top 5 Best Bits

Cheap, clean, good wifi, good location, comfortable bed


Apta Mihi B & B

Next I want to take you out of the city slightly to a little town just south of Naples called Vico Equense. We spent a couple of nights here at the end of a previous trip to Italy as we wanted somewhere we could relax and swim in the sea before flying home from Naples. This was the perfect little town.

We stayed at Apta Mihi B&B which was one of the only B & B’s available when we decided to visit. This was extremely basic but clean and the owners were very friendly and accommodating.

The B & B was run by an Indian woman and her son and it was basically rooms within their home, that they let out.

Saying that they were so friendly and happy to have us in their home the lack of facilities didn’t seem important. The breakfast was good and they were fairly central in the small town so it worked for us.  

Apt Mihi B & B Top 5 Best Bits

Cheap, clean, good wifi, good location, welcome drinks


LE GRAND BLEU APARMENTS, PROCIDA

Just a 10-minute walk from the beaches, Le Grand Bleu is a residence in the centre of Procida Island. A really lovely, light and airy apartment with a balcony, air conditioning, access to a roof terrace and a small kitchenette.

This really was a lovey little apartment and the kitchenette in the room meant we could shop at the local market and prepare some meals at home.

Chris bought some chestnuts on evening on the way home from the beach and once roasted we enjoyed them on the balcony with the sun setting, it was superb. It also meant we could make coffee in the morning before venturing out for the day.


Just a note however incase anyone else makes the same mistake. We hadn’t actually intended to visit the island of Procida. We had intended to spend the last few days of our holiday in Naples before flying home.

When looking for a B & B in Naples after arriving on the train from the south Chris found a B & B on Via Flavio Gioia, Naples so we headed off to find that street and the hotel only to discover there are 2 Via Flavio Gioia’s in Naples and one is on the island of Procida which, yes you guessed, was the one where we’d booked the B&B.

A very happy accident I might add as we hopped on the next ferry to Procida and spent a lovely few days there exploring the island. I do love unexpected adventures.


 Le Grand Bleu Apartments Top 5 Best Bits

Location, roof terrace, kitchenette, good wifi, large room


I hope you enjoy Naples and if you do stay in one of these residences let me know what you think. Happy Travelling.

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