8 best hostels in Bergamo

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Welcome to Bergamo, Italy, a city that's home to an abundance of historical old buildings and interesting museums. Built on a mountain, the city is separated into an Upper Town and a Lower Town, and its ancient architecture and reminiscent medieval atmosphere are some of its most famous highlights. Since it isn't one of the most popular Italian cities, Bergamo is not too touristy, offering a unique travel experience with plenty of hidden gems for you to discover.

If you want to make your trip special and budget wise, try staying in a Bergamo hostel instead of spending more money on an Airbnb or hotel room. Hostels are great because they offer an exciting social atmosphere that will allow you to meet other travelers and make new friends. Some hostels in Bergamo even offer extra perks like planned events or freebies, and they are almost always more affordable than other accommodations.

The money you save by staying in cheap hostels can be put towards other things during your trip, including fun activities or useful services like luggage storage. Bounce partners with many restaurants, dry cleaners, hostels, stores and more but if your chosen accommodation isn't a partner, book a place for your things on the Bounce app. Taking advantage of Bergamo luggage lockers can give you peace of mind and freedom to explore the city without having to worry about your personal belongings.

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Bed and Breakfast Al Calicanto

Since this isn't technically a hostel you won't find any shared dorm rooms here, but they do offer pretty affordable single and double rooms. Each room comes with a TV, a desk, tea and coffee making facilities and free wifi.

The location is very nice as it's situated on a hill overlooking the city. From here you can reach the city centre and the Old Town using public transport or even by bike. Bed and Breakfast Al Calicanto is a very quiet property, having only 3 ensuite bedrooms available, and is great for people who want to relax and not party too hard during their trip.

What makes Bed and Breakfast Al Calicanto unique

Bed and Breakfast Al Calicanto knows how to show Italian hospitality. Start your day off right by being served a delicious Italian breakfast in the dining room or garden each morning.

Bed and Breakfast Al Calicanto pricing

The price for a standard single private ensuite is about €63.00 per night. Couples would be better suited to the standard double bed ensuite which has a nightly price of approximately €95.00.

Grem Bike Hostel

Made with bike lovers in mind, this Bergamo hostel is a great choice for all tourists visiting the city but especially for the ones who are planning on exploring the area on two wheels. They have everything needed to take care of yourself and your bike, including a washing area and tools for repairs. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a dining room, free wifi in common areas, and a guest kitchen that can be used for a small extra fee.

Their private rooms can sleep between 2 and 4 guests making it a great choice for families and groups, and the dorm room can sleep 5. All of the rooms have a balcony and a private bathroom which not many cheap hostels have.

As for location, Grem Bike Hostel is situated in Alta Val Seriana close to plenty of biking and walking treks in the Grem and Alben mountains and by the Serio River.

What makes Grem Bike Hostel unique

If you're visiting during the summer months your favorite place to relax will definitely be on the terrace. That is also where your free breakfast will be served each morning if the weather is nice. There are some other comfy common areas where you can hang out as well.

Grem Bike Hostel pricing

This hostel prices a bed in a standard 5 bed mixed dorm with an ensuite bathroom at about €46.00 per night. The average nightly price for a private 4 bed family room ensuite is in the ballpark of €207.00.

B&B Ai Prati

This is a cute traditional hostel that has dorms with single or double beds and no bunks. You'll be staying in air conditioned rooms with free wifi, a TV, direct access to the garden and either a shared or ensuite bathroom. There is a non-smoking policy in all of the rooms and they offer an airport shuttle to the Orio Al Serio Airport.

B&B Ai Prati has a convenient location with the Bergamo train station and city centre reachable in 5 minutes by car. Free public parking is available on site and there is also a shared kitchen.

What makes B&B Ai Prati unique

This Bergamo hostel has a small but effective aboveground pool that you can use to cool off when it gets too hot. Afterward, you can relax elsewhere in the private garden and there is even a restaurant on site. Don't forget to stop by the communal kitchen for your free breakfast in the morning.

B&B Ai Prati pricing

This is a fairly cheap hostel and a good option for budget travelers. The average nightly price for a twin bed with a private bathroom is about €44.00. If you think that you'll need extra beds, choose a quadruple room with a private bathroom for around €79.00.

Maison Castelli

This guest house property is pretty similar to the other great hostels on this list but offers a bit more privacy, since you'll be staying in a private single room, double room or triple room. There are some recognizable similarities between this guest house and Bergamo hostels, like shared bathrooms. This property offers air conditioned rooms that are equipped with a desk, coffee machine, microwave, fridge, and free wifi.

If you choose to stay here you'll be in a great spot close to some of the city's top attractions like the Cappella Colleoni, Bergamo Cathedral and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. If needed, they can set you up with transit on a paid airport bus that can bring you to the Orio Al Serio Airport.

What makes Maison Castelli unique

This accommodation is located in a great area close to many of the top landmarks. If sightseeing is what you want to do then this might be your best hostel choice, and the prices are very affordable for private rooms.

Maison Castelli pricing

A double room with a shared bathroom costs about €77.00 per night. A large double room, which comes with a private bathroom, can cost up to €113.00.

A Casa Mia

Located close to the Colle Aperto in the Bergamo Upper Town, or La Citta Alta, this property offers nice accommodation as well as beautiful views of the Lower Town and the Hills of Bergamo. Nearby attractions include the Accademia Carrara museum, and with the bus stop and train stations within walking distance, you can get basically anywhere that you would like.

While here you'll be staying in clean and cozy non-smoking rooms and it's much quieter than a hostel in Bergamo would be. You'll also have access to your own private bathroom outside of the sleeping quarters. Satellite TV, DVDs and board games, free internet access, as well as tea and coffee making machines are available for your use. On top of that, they also have helpful staff that can make your trip as comfortable as possible.

What makes A Casa Mia unique

You'll wake up fully refreshed in the mornings and won't have to worry about a thing since they offer a yummy complimentary breakfast for all of their guests.

A Casa Mia pricing

Although they don't offer dorm rooms, this property can provide you with a comfortable room for a good price. A standard double bed private ensuite costs about €99.50 per night.

Academia Residence

You'll get to experience history and culture when you check in to this bed and breakfast which is located in an 18th century building. It has been refurbished to offer you modern and convenient accommodation with a fantastic location right by the Lower Town. It's situated by Porta Sant' Agostino and the Old Town Venetian Walls. Right next door there is the Accademia Carrera museum, as well as the GAMeC museum where you can go see some incredible art.

Academia Residence only offers private rooms but has different sizes available making it a good choice for couples and families, too. Included in your stay is access to a private bathroom, free parking, wifi and toiletries, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.

What makes Academia Residence unique

With one of the best locations of all the hostels in Bergamo, this property is hard to pass up. Getting to all of the top sights in the Lower Town can't be any easier.

Academia Residence pricing

A basic twin room with its own bathroom comes to about €85.00. If you want a larger bed and breakfast room, book a 4 person family room ensuite for approximately €135.00 each night.

CityWalls Guest House

With a nice location and all of the amenities required to keep you comfortable from check in to check out, this option is perfect for anyone. It's mostly popular with couples or families since all of the rooms are private and can sleep between 2 and 3 guests. There are only 3 rooms available so it never gets too busy or loud. Two of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms and the other has a private bathroom that is located outside of the room.

It's also situated within walking distance of the funicular which can bring you straight to the historic city centre where you can explore all of its landmarks and sights. After a day exploring Bergamo, prepare your meals in the fully equipped kitchen with a terrace, and enjoy free wifi.

What makes CityWalls Guest House unique

CityWalls Guest House gets you ready for the day. Each morning you'll be given a packed lunch with some snacks that you can either eat in your room or take with you to munch on the go.

CityWalls Guest House pricing

Each type of room costs the same. Lodging is quite affordable, so you can choose the accommodation that is best for you without worrying about the cost. The average nightly price can be around €71.00, depending on the season.


Melpensata is another good choice for budget travelers to consider during their time in Bergamo. It's fairly close to the Centro Congressi Bergamo, the Teatro Donizetti Bergamo and the Accademia Carrara.

Travelers who book one of their rooms will get their own private space equipped with a flat screen TV, a private bathroom, toiletries, free use of towels, plus heating and air conditioning. They don't offer any kind of breakfast but there are some restaurants and cafes located just a minute's walk away from the property.

What makes Malpensata unique

At Malpensata, you'll have a true feel for the region. Each room comes with a balcony so you can admire the beautiful view of the city of Bergamo below you.

Malpensata pricing

At Malpensata, a private room for one guest starts at just €46.00 per night. They also have rooms that can sleep up to 4 people and cost around €107.00.

Finding cheap accommodation in Bergamo, Italy

Traveling can be expensive, but it doesn't have to break the bank. With the price of airfare, excursions and souvenirs vacation expenses can quickly add up, which is why saving money on your sleeping accommodation is a good idea. There are several good options around the Lombardy region, even though there isn't an abundance of actual hostels in Bergamo. Aside from the price, you should also consider the location and nearby attractions as well.

If you want to get out and see different parts of the city then you should prioritize properties that are near a bus station or a railway station since they will allow you to go basically anywhere. To find out where you should stay and what you should do, research more about Bergamo. These guides on The Best Time to Visit Bergamo: The Ultimate Guide and 3 Days in Bergamo: Everything You Should Know have useful information that'll help you make decisions.

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