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Where to stay in Naples

Napoli or Naples and mount Vesuvius in the background at sunset in a summer day

To some, Naples may sound like a quaint Italian village, but in fact, it’s Italy’s third largest city, with over three million people living in the surrounding area. Naples and the entire Campania region, are filled with tourist attractions and a rich history dating back centuries. With so many areas to choose from, finding the best area to stay in Naples can be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the best districts to stay in Naples, from family friendly to budget friendly, with specific recommendations for Naples accommodation in every price range. Keep reading to find out where to stay in Naples Italy.

We will cover off all types of Naples accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Naples hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Naples, the best Naples hotels, best places in Naples to visit, the best places to stay in Naples, hotels near Naples attractions, Naples neighborhood guide and many more.

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Historic Centre / Decumani- Where to stay in Naples for tourists

The historic centre of Naples is also called Decumani, and is the best area for tourists visiting Naples for the first time. The Old Town, or Centro Storico, is one of the best places to stay in Naples Italy because of the abundance of tourist attractions in the area, the central location, and Metro within walking distance of many shops and restaurants.

Near Piazza Bellini, you’ll find a lively, charming neighborhood to call home. With comfortable accommodation like the Hotel Piazza Bellini Hotel Napoli, this is a great area of Naples. If you are seeking where to stay in Naples Italy for one night, it’s best to stay in the center of everything, so you can see as much as possible in a short time. For travelers arriving into Naples Central Station, the historic center is just 15 minutes by taxi.

Best places to stay in Naples Historic Centre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Naples Historic Centre
Naples Pizza Hostel
Hostel Mancini
Alloggio di Luna
Youthhome B&B

Budget Hotels in Naples Historic Centre
Antico Seggio
Il Miracolo Bed and Breakfast
Robby’s House B&B
B&B Al Centro Storico

Mid range Hotels in Naples Historic Centre
Caravaggio Hotel
Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli MGallery by Sofitel
Hotel Piazza Bellini

Family Friendly Hotels in Naples Historic Centre
Eurostars Hotel Excelsior
Parthenope Suite
Zia Maria Home

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Naples Historic Centre
Duomo Luxury Suites
Nap Luxury Guest House
Romeo Hotel
Grand Hotel Vesuvio

NAPLES, ITALY - Classical romantic small street in the historical center of Naples, Italy.

Chiaia – Where to stay in Naples with family

One of the safest place to stay in Naples is the waterfront district of Chiaia. This is where locals and travelers come to shop. From designer goods by Louis Vuitton to independent fashion boutiques, you can buy just about anything in chic Chiaia. Villa Comunale is a very popular public park in Chiaia, and once served as a royal garden.

Within the park are many tourist attractions, including the Naples Aquarium and the Naples Antiques market. Between the park and the sea is Via Caracciolo, sometimes called Lungomare, a pedestrian-only street lined with seafront restaurants, which you can stroll all the way to Castel Dell’Ovo. There are several family friendly Naples hotels in this area, in addition to flat rentals. With convenient bus and metro routes, other areas of Naples are easily accessed.

Best places to stay in Chiaia

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Chiaia
Bella Napoli Hostel
Hotel Bella Capri and family rooms
HI Hostel Naples Mergellina
Hostel of the Sun

Budget Hotels in Chiaia
Relais Piazza Vittoria
Morelli 49 B&B
Il Salotto di Nonna Cornelia

Mid range Hotels in Chiaia
Mareluna Suite de Charme
Partenope Relais
Hotel Palazzo Alabardieri
Hotel Plebiscito ApartHotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Chiaia
Royal Continental Hotel
Hotel Miramare
Caruso Place Boutique & Wellness Suites
Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Chiaia
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Hotel San Francesco al Monte
Grand Hotel Parker’s

Naples, Italy - famous Via Chiaia street view in Naples, Italy. Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe, and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Quartieri Spagnoli – Where to stay in Naples on a budget

For a taste of the true Naples as locals live every day, you must head to Quartieri Spagnoli. It’s not as polished as Chiaia, not as touristy as Decumani, but it’s authentic, and gritty at times. This area is cleaning up after a recent history of being a dangerous area, but travelers looking for budget friendly accommodations near the city centre may want to consider staying here. This area is rich with churches and is well known for art, and street art in particular. The southern end of this district puts you in walking distance of Piazza Plebiscito and the famous Opera House, or Teatro di San Carlo.

Best places to stay in Quartieri Spagnoli

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Quartieri Spagnoli
Hostel of the Sun
Bella Napoli Hostel
Art Hostel
Royal Dante

Budget Hotels in Quartieri Spagnoli
Hotel Siri
Hotel Europeo & Flowers
Hotel Le Orchidee
The Fresh Glamour Accommodation

Mid range Hotels in Quartieri Spagnoli
Hotel Toledo
Hotel Il Convento
Hotel Principe Napolit’amo
Grand Hotel Oriente

Family Friendly Hotels in Quartieri Spagnoli
Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo
Caruso Place Boutique & Wellness Suites
Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto
Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Quartieri Spagnoli
Hotel San Francesco al Monte
Romeo Hotel
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Grand Hotel Parker’s

Naples Italy - The neighborhood called Quartieri Spagnoli in Naples in a typical day with colorful streets and fessed are a world attraction.

Naples Harbor / Porto – Where to stay in Naples for first timers

The Naples harbor area, or Porto, has undergone a recent revitalization project, making this a desirable location to stay in Naples. The strategic location made Porto a target in WWII, however some historic ruins remain. Castel dell’Ovo is a fortress set on a peninsula at the mouth of the harbor, and Castle Nuovo is a medieval fortress that now serves as a museum. With many ferry lines departing from the harbor, this is a great place to stay for visitors planning to arrive by ferry from Porto Vecchio, Palermo or Cagliari.

Best places to stay in Naples Porto

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Naples Porto
Bella Napoli Hostel
Crianza
Naples Pizza Hostel
La Controra Hostel Naples

Budget Hotels in Naples Porto
Hotel Le Orchidee
The Fresh Glamour Accommodation
Hotel CineHoliday
Hotel Suite Esedra

Mid range Hotels in Naples Porto
Mercure Napoli Angioino Centro
Hotel San Marco
Palazzo Turchini
Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo

Family Friendly Hotels in Naples Porto
Hotel San Marco
Caruso Place Boutique & Wellness Suites
Grand Hotel Oriente
Culture Hotel Centro Storico

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Naples Porto
Romeo Hotel
Hotel San Francesco al Monte
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
Grand Hotel Vesuvio

NAPLES, ITALY - View of the marina and touristic harbor of Mergellina, in the city of Naples, Italy

Vomero – Where to stay in Naples for a local experience

On a hill overlooking Naples sits the neighborhood of Vomero. It’s a lovely residential neighborhood, with great views of the surrounding areas. Just adjacent to Chiaia and Quartier Spagnoli, the central location is perfect for anyone wanting a more “local” experience without too much time commuting to other areas of Naples. Tourist attractions here include the funicular to the top of the hill, as well as Castel Sant’Elmo. This upper class neighborhood is one of the safest place to stay in Naples.

Best places to stay in Vomero

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Vomero
La Controra Hostel Naples
Royal Dante
HI Hostel Naples Mergellina
Hostel of the Sun

Budget Hotels in Vomero
Oasi
Ausonia Hotel
Green Park Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Vomero
Hotel Exe Majestic
Pinto-Storey
Week-end a Napoli
Hotel Cimarosa

Family Friendly Hotels in Vomero
Hotel Toledo
Hotel Plebiscito ApartHotel
Chiaja Hotel de Charme
Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Vomero
Grand Hotel Parker’s
Hotel San Francesco al Monte
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia

Naples, panorama from hills of Vomero quarter

Posillipo – Where to stay in Naples for with kids

Further west along the Naples coastline, past Chiaia, is the expensive residential area of Posillipo. Spread along a waterfront hillside, this neighborhood features several beaches, seafood restaurants and a bit of upper class nightlife. For some of the best views of Mount Vesuvius, be sure to climb the hill in Posillipo; Virgiliano Park offers incredible 360-degree views of Naples. This park is also home to the Posillipo Market, which offers designer clothing at rock-bottom prices. The market is only open on Thursdays, so don’t miss it! This area is a great family friendly neighborhood of Naples.

Best places to stay in Posillipo

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Posillipo
HI Hostel Naples Mergellina

Budget Hotels in Posillipo
Chiatamone B&B
Ausonia Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Posillipo
BW Signature Collection Hotel Paradiso
Metro 900 Hotel
Hotel Mergellina
Hotel Micalo

Family Friendly Hotels in Posillipo
Hotel Cesare Augusto
Hotel Serius
Hotel Palazzo Esedra
Royal Continental Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Posillipo
Grand Hotel Parker’s
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Hotel San Francesco al Monte
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia

Naples panoramic view of Posillipo hill at sunset Italy

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Where to stay in Naples

Where to stay in Naples

Where to stay in Naples

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