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Tell people you’re going to Naples, Italy, and you’ll probably hear something along the lines of, “Don’t go to Naples. It’s chaotic and dangerous and there is garbage everywhere!” Truth is, Naples is busy, but it’s all part of the city’s beauty. Know what else is a thing of beauty? Hotels for $45/night, like B&B Dei Decumani, in the centro storico (historic center) of Naples. For an authentic Italian travel experience, ignore the naysayers and include Naples on your Italy itinerary. Stay in centro storico and enjoy all the beautiful chaos that is Naples.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Naples, Italy

Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
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4.4
Via Partenope, 45, Naples
from $194
Hotel Eden
Hotel Eden
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3.4
Corso Novara, 9, Naples
from $49
Starhotels Terminus
Starhotels Terminus
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4.1
Piazza Garibaldi 91, Naples
from $70
Le Cheminee Business Hotel
Le Cheminee Business Hotel
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3.8
Via Stadera, 91, Naples
from $44
Mercure Napoli Centro Angioino
Mercure Napoli Centro Angioino
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4.1
Via Depretis 123, Naples
from $84
Romeo Hotel
Romeo Hotel
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4.1
Via Cristoforo Colombo 45, Naples
from $200
Renaissance Naples Mediterraneo
Renaissance Naples Mediterraneo
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4.3
Via Ponte Di Tappia 25, Naples
from $97
Exe Majestic
Exe Majestic
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4.2
Largo Vasto a Chiaia, 68, Naples
from $61
Hotel Piazza Bellini
Hotel Piazza Bellini
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4.5
V. SM di Costantinopoli 101, Naples
from $69
NH Napoli Ambassador
NH Napoli Ambassador
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3.9
Via Medina 70, Naples
from $79
More About Naples, Italy Hotels...

When to Find Lower Rates and Smaller Crowds

Naples is considered southern Italy, and it gets hot there in the summer months. Along with the temperatures, hotel rates also rise, especially in May and June. However, August can see deep hotel discounts in Naples. Many Italians go on holiday in August. They flee the cities and head to the beach or the countryside, so places like Naples can empty out. Hotels lower the rates to attract non-Italian visitors. Overall, to avoid the highest prices and biggest crowds, the best times to visit Naples are March, April, and October.

Affordable Alternatives: Airbnb Apartments

In a city as busy as Naples, after a day of seeing the sites, it’s nice to return to surroundings that afford a bit more privacy. With the Airbnb options in centro storico, travelers can look forward to having more personal space and, at the same time, living like locals. Entire 1-2 bedroom apartments average about $50/night. Private rooms, some with private bathrooms, start as low as $30/night – perfect for couples or solo travelers.

More fashion-forward travelers would appreciate the Chiaia neighborhood of Naples. Its location, facing the Bay of Naples, makes it one of the most picturesque and desirable areas of the city. It’s also where high-end shops like Armani and Ferragamo can be found. The Airbnb rental prices, however, are not high-end. It’s possible to stay in a 2-bedroom loft in Chiaia for $78/night.

Seeing Naples on a Budget

With Mt. Vesuvius looming and numerous monuments throughout, the city of Naples is often referred to as an open air museum. The great thing about this museum is that, for most sections, admission is free. Stroll down the ancient Spaccanapoli alongside the Neapolitani, popping in the local shops, and walking to the rhythmic beat of Neapolitan life. Literally meaning “split Naples,” Spaccanapoli is a 20-foot wide street that slices Naples in two and cuts through centro storico.

To get a look at picture-perfect Naples, saunter along the seaside Lungomare. The promenade stretches for almost 2 miles with the Bay of Naples on one side, and the beautiful Villa Comunale Park on the other. Rent bikes and ride the length of Lungomare, then relax at one of the four cafes at Villa Comunale. Or, continue on to Castel dell’Ovo, Naples’ oldest castle, where admission is free and the views are priceless.

Save with the Campania ArteCard

The ArteCard provides discounted admission to museums and other cultural sites within Naples and the Campania region. There are different levels of cards available; which ArteCard is best for you depends on whether you plan to stay in Naples proper or venture further out into Campania. There are 3- and 7-day passes that include public transportation, and even an annual pass that allows for multiple entries to certain sites.

Many visitors pay top dollar to hire private guides to take them to the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, but it’s not necessary to do so. For a fraction of the cost of a private guide, the sites are easily accessible from Naples via the public train system known as Circumvesuviana. Travelers can reach the Circumvesuviana station from Naples Central Train station (Stazione Centrale) via an underground walkway. There, board the Napoli-Sorrento line and hop off at stops just steps away from Herculaneum and Pompeii. Added bonus: ArteCard holders received discounted admission to both sites.

Delicious Naples

We can’t talk about Naples and not mention food. After all, the city is the birthplace of pizza! Arguably the most famous of them all is L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele. There, pizza goers will find only two types of pizza on the menu, marinara (tomatoes, garlic, and oregano) and margherita (tomato, basil, and mozzarella), but both are as authentic as it gets. Despite the notoriety, da Michele is quite inexpensive: one pizza, which is enough for a one-person meal, will set you back approximately 4 Euros. Want to stay close enough to da Michele to smell the pizzas as they cook in the wood-burning ovens? UNA Hotel Napoli is the place for you. Rooms start at $86/night.

Almost as famous as the pizza are the Neapolitan pastries, especially sfogliatelle. The ridged, shell-shaped pastry can have a variety of different fillings as recipes vary by location. Another staple are zeppole, delicious balls of fried dough often sprinkled with powdered sugar and sometimes filled with custard or cream. Street vendors sell sacks of these delightful little treats for just a couple of Euros. Travelers to Naples should not pass on trying zeppole!

Easy Access to City Center from Naples Airport

Capodichino Airport is located approximately four miles from the city center of Naples. The airport services 9 domestic and 16 international destinations. The easiest way to travel between Capodichino and the city center is via the Naples Alibus Airport Shuttle. The shuttle’s pick-up and drop-off point at Capodichino is a bus stop located less than 200 feet away from the airport’s main entrance. To and from Capodichino, Alibus has two stops: the Central Train Station and Molo Beverello Port. Tickets cost €4 if purchased on board; €3 if bought ahead of time from an authorized agent.

City and suburban buses also run to and from Capodichino. Public transit information and maps can be obtained from the airport’s Tourist Office, located on the ground floor of the Arrivals Concourse. Other transportation options at Capodichino include rental car companies and taxis. Inside the airport, a number of services are available, including complimentary WiFi, a VIP lounge, and an interfaith chapel. 

It’s been said that Naples is like a beautiful woman wearing a dirty dress. Let her show you her vivid colors and undeniable charm and there’s a good chance you will fall head-over-heels in love with her.

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