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Downtown Bologna Hostel
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Nosadillo Hostel

Your home away from home in the Bologna's city centre

Make your next stay a memorable experience! If you are seeking a peaceful accommodation in downtown Bologna with an easygoing staff, you should choose Nosadillo Hostel. We provide you with beds in shared rooms, along with a full-equipped communal kitchen and a delicious breakfast free of charge. Once you drop your backpack in your dorm, Nosadillo Hostel will welcome you in its home feeling and warm spaces with a unique and creative style, a cool and friendly environment created by the staff and like-minded travelers.

Downtown Bologna is just around the corner

The closest hostel to the must-see destinations

Easily reachable from the train station by walk or public transport, the strategic central location of this Bolognese hostel fits well with backpackers on a shoestring budget. Piazza Maggiore, san Petronio’s cathedral and the two towers are within a walking distance, less than 10 minutes from via Nosadella, the street which inspired the name of our business.

It’s the only hostel in the southern area, the most beautiful, ancient and sweetest part of the whole city centre and there are many discoveries to make in this neighbourhood. The Nosadillo is also ideal to start the hike to Florence (Via degli Dei) where you take the trip to san Luke’s sanctuary under the longest portico in the world, one of the most visited places in town and has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

Everything backpackers need is here

Beds in 4 big shared rooms, daily housecleaning and fast wi-fi

We provide the basics for your stay

8 bed-mixed dorm, located at the ground floor, this room is furnished with 4 bunkbeds, each one of them with a curtain to ensure your privacy.

4/5 bed-mixed dorms, located on the upper floor, these rooms are furnished with single beds providing more space and comfort.

5 beds-female dorm, as well located on the upper floor is likewise furnished with single beds and a private bathroom, the perfect place for our solo female travellers.

Every single single guest is offered a fresh towel and a key for a large locker.

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Functional communal areas for your needs

Smart tricks for travellers

Bologna is named “the fat” for a reason: its excellent food. Whatever typical product you are going to purchase in the “Quadrilateral”, the old market area, you will be able to cook inside Nosadillo Hostel in order to save some money. Our kitchen is the beating heart of the hostel, it is fully equipped to ensure a communal cooking to dish-out our family-dinners. But not only that, it shines on a social level: socializing and creating shared experiences and memories is easier than you think in this area!

The spacious living room with view under the porticoes is good for boardgames sessions, reading breaks or just chatting with the other guests. Our speedy wifi connection is all around the property and getting bored is impossible!

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Self-service breakfast to start the day off on the right foot

Delicious food included in the price

Every morning guests can taste a full breakfast with italian and seasonal products. Take care to separate your waste with the help of our handcrafted bins. For those who need a gluten-free breakfast, please notify the staff in advance. dIf you need to leave the Nosadillo Hostel before breakfast time (8am-10am), just point it out to the staff and a Breakfast box will be prepared for the day after.

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You will fall in love with Bologna

The city of porticoes, towers and the oldest western university

Well located in downtown Bologna, Nosadillo Hostel is near to the most famous touristic destinations. Our city is the place where the oldest western university in the world was founded in 1088 AD. It’s the cradle of well eating, full of a wide range of traditional and innovative restaurants. As dynamic as peaceful, Bologna can change its face from the friendly street life of the day to the lively nightlife in its crowded streets, via del Pratello and via Petroni. This balance of souls has allowed Bologna to gain the top of the italian Quality of life index in 2020.

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Book a tour of Bologna

1. Free Walking Tour Bologna
[Free] All ages • Tour of Bologna • 2 hours • Tip-based
2. Walk Bologna - Private tour
[€90 - €175] All ages • min 2 people • 2 hrs • Price per group. Available in English, Spanish, Italian, & German
3. Eat Bologna - Food tour
[€65] All ages • Min 2 people • 2 hours • Available in English and Italian


We are waiting for you!

I was born and raised in Bologna, I began Nosadillo Hostel with any former experience in this business in 2011 but with a great desire to do things and none to get bored!Sharing time and stories is one of the best things in my job, every travellers’ stories inspire me to do better day by day. So what better job than this?! Here is an ever work in progress, there’s always a challenge, surprise or ongoing task.If you don’t meet me at the hostel, it is likely I am in a do-it-yourself store.


You'll be like at home

I can’t bear boredom! Being part of Nosadillo’s humdrum allows me to have fun during work time, just need a quick joke and guests turn into new friends.
This warm hostel is continuingly changing and this is thanks to my creativity too!
I’m always happy to take a tour in Bologna’s downtown, if you are a solo traveller, don’t be shy!
By the way, I almost forgot, I am learning ukulele, I will play something for you one day.