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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 looking for an easygoing and peaceful accomodation in downtown Bologna you should choose Nosadillo Hostel. We provide beds in shared rooms, along with a full-equipped communal kitchen and an included hearty breakfast. Once you leave your backpack in the dorms, Nosadillo Hostel welcomes you in its homely and snug spaces with a unique and creative style, full of homemade details created by the staff or link-minded travellers.

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 at a walking distance, near less than 10 minutes from via Nosadella, the street which inspired the name of our company.

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 via degli dei to Florence or to take a trip to san Luke’s sanctuary under the longest portico in the world, one of the most visited places in town and nominated to be 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

Beds in the mix and female dorms can host to a maximum of 5 travellers each. The vintage style of the vaulted ceilings and wooden floor will plunge you into the medieval background of the city centre. You will have in place a security locker, personal socket and light, white bed linens and a ready-to-use towel. Shared bathrooms are outside the rooms. A simple and affordable accomodation to reconnect with lots of backpackers!

In the huge mix dorm at the ground floor we can host on bunk beds up to 8 travellers who can make use of an ensuite bathroom. Once you get inside, look up and you will be amazed by the colorful painting on the ceiling.

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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.