Everyone has heard of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, but the landmark is just the beginning of what this amazing city has to offer. Churches, palaces and museums are scattered around town, each possessing new secrets and stories for you to discover. It's situated in the Tuscany region of Italy which boasts a charming city with hints of Medieval architecture and an abundance of modern attractions like great food and nightlife.
If you're a budget traveler looking to plan a trip to Pisa then you'll definitely want to check out the cheap hostels that you can stay in. If you do decide to stay in a hostel you'll be greeted with a friendly social atmosphere and very affordable accommodation. Instead of booking an expensive hotel or Airbnb you can take that extra cash and go explore Pisa!
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Pisa Train Station Hostel
Not only is this one of the cheapest places to stay in Pisa but also one of the most convenient. As you might have guessed from the name, you'll be situated just steps away from the Pisa Central Train Station which will be your gateway to exploring the city center and surrounding area. You can also admire views of popular landmarks like the Botanical Gardens of Pisa, the Pisa Cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa right inside the property.
Included in your stay will be linen and a comfy bed in a cozy dorm that will do just fine for sleeping in. Dorms are either mixed or female-only, giving a bit of extra security for women who are traveling here. There is also an on site kitchen that you can use to cook your own meals, and tea and coffee are always available.
What makes Pisa Train Station Hostel unique
The Pisa Train Station Hostel features a TV room where you can hang out and chat with other travelers. There is also a lovely balcony where you can go to admire the views.
Pisa Train Station Hostel pricing
You can find some cheap hostel prices at Pisa Train Station Hostel, with dorm rooms starting at just €35.00 per bed each night.
Hostel Pisa Tower
Just like its name suggests, you'll find this hostel right next door to the impressive Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's a 10 minute bus ride to the train station and airport giving you the freedom to get anywhere else in town with ease. It's the perfect hostel for people who want to go sightseeing but also for solo travelers thanks to its friendly and social atmosphere.
It's a very well equipped hostel that has a shared kitchen and BBQ facilities, air conditioning and heating in every room including common areas, free wifi and a computer that you can use at no extra cost. Included with your bed are private storage, power socket and reading light.
What makes Hostel Pisa Tower unique
There are lots of places to make friends or just hang out on your own here, like the common areas or charming outdoor garden and solarium terrace space. There is also a library and games room equipped with a ping pong table, board games and PlayStation.
Hostel Pisa Tower pricing
This Pisa hostel has affordable prices with a spot in the 6 bed dorm costing about €36.00 per night and a 4 bed room priced near €37.00.
With both shared dormitories and private rooms to choose from, this is the best hostel for solo travelers, groups, couples and families. Women traveling alone can also book a female only dorm room if they desire. No matter which room you choose you'll have access to the 24 hour reception, free internet access, storage lockers, and even bicycle hire which is a great way to explore the city.
There are lots of restaurants and shops around the area, and the Pisa Centrale Train Station and Galileo Galilei Airport are not too far away either.
What makes SafeStay Pisa unique
Here at SafeStay Pisa you'll have lots of opportunities to meet other vacationers and will also have an upper hand at getting to know your way around the city. The friendly staff are always hosting fun events like pizza parties and can often hook you up with free walking tours. The bar and restaurant, as well as the indoor and outdoor lounges, are always buzzing with guests so grab a drink and make new friends. Musical instruments, games, ping pong, foosball and more are available in the common rooms.
SafeStay Pisa pricing
The average price for a bed in a 6 person dorm room is €37.25 per night. Traveling as a group and want your own space? You can book a 6 person private room with an ensuite for around €170.00. They also have smaller private rooms available.
B&B da Bora
Although not technically a hostel, this property has many similar amenities that will remind you of the hostels in Pisa. Most rooms have shared bathrooms and a personal coffee and tea maker, plus parking is available for free. You'll also have access to more private facilities like your own kitchen and dining area. This is a great location for guests who want to have a room to themselves but still want the opportunity to socialize as well, and family rooms are available, too.
The hostel is located not too far from the Pisa International Airport and is a couple of kilometers away from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Piazza dei Miracoli and the Pisa Cathedral.
What makes B&B da Bora unique
This property has a lovely garden and courtyard where you can relax outside, and included in your stay is a yummy free breakfast. They also have bikes for hire and offer yoga classes.
B&B da Bora pricing
At B&B da Bora, the average nightly price ranges between €40.00 and €75.00 per night for a double room with a shared bathroom.
Helvetia Pisa Tower
This is another option located right under the Leaning Tower of Pisa so you can be just a short walk away from the city's most famous attraction during your whole trip. Piazza Garibaldi is also within walking distance so you'll have access to shops, places to eat, and nightlife at any time. On top of that the beach, airport and basically anywhere else can be reached using public transit, which is a breeze with the Pisa San Rossore train station just 5 minutes away by foot.
They offer only private rooms which are all clean and comfortable. Included in your stay are the following amenities: free wifi throughout the building, bicycle parking and housekeeping.
What makes Helvetia Pisa Tower unique
Hang out at any time in their comfy common room which is equipped with soft drinks and snack machines. There is also a welcoming bar and an outdoor courtyard where you can enjoy the nice weather.
Helvetia Pisa Tower pricing
Prices vary depending on how big of a room you want but they are all quite affordable. A superior single private room with a shared bathroom is priced around €55.00 per night and a 3 bed private room with an ensuite ranges from €110.00.
Hotel Moderno is a friendly and welcoming family run hotel situated within walking distance to the Galileo Galilei Airport. Despite being a hotel it does have flexible choices for rooms, so you can choose one that suits your travel style.
Single, double and triple rooms make it a good place for solo travelers, couples or small families, and both shared bathrooms and ensuite rooms are offered so you can choose an accommodation that fits into your budget. On top of that guests can enjoy air conditioning, luggage storage, and internet access.
What makes Hotel Moderno unique
You'll find the lobby of Hotel Moderna extra charming. It's a unique ambiance that'll remind you that you are in amazing Italy every time you walk into the building.
Hotel Moderno pricing
At Hotel Moderna, a basic single room with a shared bathroom is priced at about €55.00 per night, and a basic 4 bed private room can be booked for around €85.00.
Welcome Bed & Breakfast
This option is located in a cute Tuscan farmhouse that dates back to the 1800s and is filled with character. Staying here you'll be close to the Congress Building and can walk to the historical city center of Pisa in no time, with the Leaning Tower and Pisa International Airport reachable in about 20 minutes.
You can also walk to the train station in 15 minutes and can get anywhere else you desire from there. Enjoy free parking plus air conditioning and internet access in the rooms, and they have laundry facilities, too.
What makes Welcome Bed & Breakfast unique
When you've come back tired from a busy day of exploring Pisa you can take it easy and relax in their lovely garden.
Welcome Bed & Breakfast pricing
At Welcome Bed & Breakfast you can find spacious and charming private spaces for just a bit more than most Pisa hostels. For example, a superior 3 bed private ensuite costs about €120.00 per night.
Window To The Tower
Although a little more expensive than a hostel in Pisa would be, this accommodation offers a nice location, spacious private rooms and all of the amenities that you could need for a comfortable stay. Guests can take advantage of free wifi, air conditioning and other self-catering facilities. Bikes are available for hire if you'd like to explore nearby neighborhoods.
You can have a nice view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa from your room and since the hotel is located in the heart of the city you'll be able to walk to many of the other major monuments as well.
What makes Window To The Tower unique
The staff members at Window To The Tower are happy to take you on a free walking tour of the area each Tuesday or Thursday morning, just ask about it at the reception. There is a restaurant and bar here, and a free breakfast is offered every morning so you can wake up well rested, fed and ready to get out into Pisa.
Window To The Tower pricing
Their lowest available accommodation is a standard single private ensuite which is priced at about €140.00 per night. Those who are traveling as a group or family can book a standard 4 bed private ensuite for around €297.00 per night.
Staying in the best Pisa hostels
Listed above are some of the best hostels in Pisa, and although there are only a few choices you'll also find many budget hotels that backpackers and vacationers who want to save money can stay in. Many of them have added services like free breakfast, common rooms, walking tours and more that can make your trip incredible.
Wherever you decide to make your booking we're sure that you'll have a great time in Pisa, but when planning a vacation being well prepared is key. Take a look at this guide on 3 Days in Pisa: Everything You Should Know which will help you plan your trip so that you can get out and start sightseeing as soon as you check in. The Best Time to Visit Pisa: The Ultimate Guide can give you a good idea of what is happening around the city throughout the entire year.