Sorrento, Italy Hotels
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With its wonderful position on a clifftop, with Mount Vesuvius across the shimmering bay, Sorrento is blessed with one of the best locations in the world. At first glance, the wonderful views seem to come with a hefty price tag attached. But if you dig deeper, you'll find there are plenty of affordable options. There are a couple of hostels, like homey Ostello Le Sirene and Hostel Sorrento, and some wonderful budget hotels that offer great value for money, like pretty Hotel Linda and B&B Gocce di Limone. And with pizza on every other streetcorner, you can indeed stay in Sorrento without breaking the bank!

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Sorrento, Italy

La Vue D'Or
La Vue D'Or
|
8.9
Excellent
Via Nastro Verde 88, Sorrento
from $81
Ostello Le Sirene
Ostello Le Sirene
|
7.5
Good
Via Degli Aranci 160, Sorrento
from $21
Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
|
8.9
Excellent
Via A Califano 18, Sorrento
from $233
Hotel Villa Fiorita
Hotel Villa Fiorita
|
8.6
Excellent
Via Nastro Verde 96, Sorrento
from $103
Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto
Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto
|
8.3
Excellent
Via degli Aranci, 108, Sorrento
from $129
Continental
Continental
|
9.0
Excellent
Piazza della Vittoria 4, Sorrento
from $211
Hilton Sorrento Palace
Hilton Sorrento Palace
|
8.8
Excellent
Via Sant' Antonio 13, Sorrento
from $169
Hotel Del Mare
Hotel Del Mare
|
8.5
Excellent
Via Del Mare 30, Sorrento
from $105
Il Nido
Il Nido
|
8.8
Excellent
Via Nastro Verde, 62, Sorrento
from $57
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
|
8.3
Excellent
Via Nastro Verde 7, Sorrento
from $170
More About Sorrento, Italy Hotels...

Sorrento Hostels

Ostello Le Sirene is a great budget option, more a budget hotel than a hostel despite its name. It's located in a residential building a short walk from the town center and it offers free breakfast with a variety of delicious pastries and freshly-made coffee. Rooms are compact but comfortable and the hostel doubles up as tour operator, offering a variety of tours to Amalfi, Pompeii, Capri and Naples.

Hostel Sorrento is even cheaper, but it's further away, 4km from the center of Sorrento and 2km from the beach. However, if you're ready for a long trek to the center, its prices can't be beaten; a bed in a 4 person dorm goes for under €10!

Budget Hotels in Sorrento

B&B Casa Laura is the more upmarket branch of Ostello Le Sirene, a step up in comfort and style just a few steps away from Sorrento's town centre. Every room has a private bathroom with hair dryer, air conditioning (a blessing in the sweltering Sorrento summer!) and wifi. The location is superb; you're right in the center of Sorrento life. 

Another great find is Hotel Linda, where an unassuming building hides an absolute gem of a family hotel. Rooms are lovingly tended, with flowered bedspreads and long, flowing curtains. The friendly owners will be happy to point you out to their favourite restaurants to taste wonderful Sorrento cuisine or to give you tips to make the most of your time in the area. 

Gocce di Limone is a great boutique B&B at a great price, with rates starting from €75. It's located right near the center of town, a short distance from the beaches, and its decor is inspired by Sorrento's most famous produce, lemons. There are a variety of services on offer, from tours on request to transfers and laundry. The pretty breakfast room is a great place to start the day with a freshly-made cup of coffee but if you prefer having breakfast at a café, you can get a discount on your room rate. 

Airbnb options in Sorrento

One of the joys of Sorrento is the wonderful food on offer at markets and small shops. You'll surely miss out if you eat all your meals at restaurants; self catering is great, budget-friendly fun. Not to mention that there are over 200 Airbnb listings in Sorrento and surroundings, offering much better value for money than hotels and hostels. 

For example, €40 would get you a double room on the beach, and for €64 you can stay in a room in your very own palazzo right in the city centre. If you're after a whole apartment, prices start from €60-70, but if you're willing to stay a bit further away from the city centre, you can have your own apartment in a lemon grove for just €50! 

Getting to Sorrento and away

Most people will be coming to Sorrento from Naples. The easiest and cheapest way to get to Sorrento is on the 'Circumvesuviana' railway, departing from an underground station just below Naples's Central Station. A one-way ticket is €4.20 and the trip takes about an hour, with great views as the train circles Mount Vesuvius. Be careful of your belongings, as pickpockets often travel the route. 

You can also travel to and from Sorrento by bus. Curreri runs six buses daily from Sorrento to Naples's Airport, and SITA buses serve Naples, Amalfi and Positano. You can ask for info and timetables at the Sorrento Tourist Information office at the station. 

To get to Sorrento in style, opt for a crossing from Naples in a ferry or hydrofoil. They depart every 15 minutes in summer, less frequently in winter, from the main port of Naples to Sorrento's Marina Piccola.

Cheap Sightseeing in Sorrento

One of the pleasures of spending time in Sorrento is walking around, which won't cost you a penny. From Piazza Tasso, the main square, you can peer over the balcony to a crack in the cliff, and descend from there to the beaches, and spend some time people-watching. Or you can head north for a couple hundred meters to the viewpoint over the Valle dei Mulini, the 'Valley of the Mills', a sealed-off ravine tuned into a fairytale kingdom of ferns and carnivorous plants enveloping the shell of an old mill.

Another great idea is to wander the maze of streets of the historical center, then get to one of Sorrento's six viewpoints for a spellbinding view over the bay and the two peaks of Mount Vesuvius. One favorite is the vantage point by the Villa Comunale Park. 

At night-time, it's great to wander down to Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, Sorrento's two ports, for a glass of wine or a meal at one of many picturesque beach restaurants. 

When to book for cheap rates

Sorrento is very much a seasonal destination, overloaded with tourists from May to September. Prices consequently rise by about 50% and it's very hard to find a bargain, even at budget hostels or hotels. Winter in Sorrento is often wonderful, as long as the weather is cooperating. The town is devoid of tourists and you'll have the pretty back streets streets to yourself. Autumn and spring are also great options, as long as you avoid Italian public holidays when prices climb to summer standards.

 

 

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