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Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast

Landscape with Atrani town at famous amalfi coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast of Italy is one of the most photogenic locations in the Mediterranean, and that’s saying a lot! Chances are, you’ve been eyeing the stunning views and colorful cliffside homes for a long time and are finally getting around to visiting Amalfi for the first time. With over 50 kilometers of coastline, over 100 beaches, and dozens of quaint Amalfi coast towns waiting to welcome you, deciding where to stay in the Amalfi Coast can be overwhelming.

Once you’ve settled on the best base for Amalfi Coast, you then have so many Amalfi Coast hotels to choose from. Luckily, we’ve narrowed down your choices to help you find the best places to stay on the Amalfi Coast. 

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

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Positano

Positano is perhaps the poster child of the Amalfi Coast. When most travelers picture the coast, they are picturing the colorful cliffside homes of Positano. The Positano Amalfi Coast has become the playground of the rich and famous and is the best area for tourists who are looking for a luxury experience.

It’s one of the best Amalfi Coast towns for nightlife, as there are dozens of beachfront bars and nightclubs to explore. You’ll also find luxury shopping in Positano, and if a high-end Amalfi Coast villa is what you want, Positano will deliver. Beware, though, Positano is one of the steepest towns along the coast, so be prepared for a lot of hills as you walk around town. It is not the best area for those with mobility challenges.

Where to Stay in Positano

Budget Hotels in Positano
Maison Liparlati
La Maliosa d’Arienzo

Mid range Hotels in Positano
Villa Palumbo B&B
Hotel Gentile

Family Friendly Hotels in Positano
Hotel Smeraldo
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Positano
Hotel Eden Roc

Positano. Aerial image of famous city Positano located on Amalfi Coast, Italy during sunset.

Nerano

Nerano is a small fishing village located near the tip of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Best known for a variety of pebble beaches and offshore diving to underwater caves, Nerano is a nice quiet alternative to some of the busier towns along the Amalfi Coast.

Accommodation options range from budget-friendly to luxury, so there’s something for everyone in Nerano. The area is also a great destination for foodies, as there are many local specialties to try, such as Spaghetta alla Nerano, a spaghetti dish with zucchini. 

Where to Stay in Nerano

Budget Hotels in Nerano
Casa Maradona, Nerano
Sunrise Suite
Torre Turbolo apartments

Mid range Hotels in Nerano
Olga’s Residence Relais
Casale Villarena Relais
Villa Ibiscus

Family Friendly Hotels in Nerano
Relais Vittoria
Villa Quattro Stagioni
Hotel la Certosa

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Nerano
Punta Campanella Resort & SPA

Beautiful landscape, depicting the mountain called Punta Campanella, and its marine cliff, taken from the beach of Nerano, near Sorrento

Praiano

Praiano Amalfi Coast is said to have some of the best views, which makes it the perfect place for a romantic getaway. If you are wondering where to stay Amalfi Coast on a budget, Praiano is a good option.

As a smaller town, Praiano sees far fewer tourists than Salerno or Positano, so prices tend to be a bit less inflated. This is the best area for tourists who want a quiet destination, with a few restaurants and clubs to choose from, but are generally just looking to relax and enjoy the views. 

Where to Stay in Praiano

Budget Hotels in Praiano
La Divina
Villa Bellavista Hotel
Hotel La Perla

Mid range Hotels in Praiano
Albadamare Boutique Hotel
Villa Gianlica
CalanteLuna
Hotel Villa Maria Pia

Family Friendly Hotels in Praiano
Hotel Smeraldo
Ca’ P’a Casa Privata
Albadamare

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Praiano
Golden Vaults – Le Volte D’oro
Casa Angelina

Costiera Amalfitana, Salerno, Campania, Southern Italy: the coast at summer (July): view of Praiano

Conca Dei Marini

Even smaller than nearby Praiano is Conca Dei Marini, a peaceful fishing village with about 100 residents. This village is perhaps best known for the “Emerald Caves” offshore, where sunlight filters through the sea casting an emerald green pall upon the underwater caves.

Conca Dei Marini also has a signature dessert, Santa Rosa sfogliatella, which is honored with a festival each August. Access to other areas is limited, so this quiet retreat is the best option for honeymooners looking for a quiet getaway without interruption. 

Where to Stay in Conca Dei Marini

Budget Hotels in Conca Dei Marini
Bed and Breakfast (B&B) La Bellavista
Le Cicale

Mid range Hotels in Conca Dei Marini
Amalfi Residence
Hotel Belvedere
Amalfi Residence di Carbone Marianna

Family Friendly Hotels in Conca Dei Marini
Hotel Le Terrazze
Locanda Degli Agrumi

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Conca Dei Marini
La Conca Azzurra Hotel
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa

Stunning rocky bay and famous resort near Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Italy, Europe

Amalfi

At the heart of the Amalfi Coast is the town of Amalfi. As one of the largest towns along the coast, a central location and reasonable prices make this the best place to stay in Amalfi Coast for families. Accommodation options run the gamut, and you’ll have lots of activities including family-friendly sandy beaches to explore.

Amalfi has many historical attractions in addition to outdoor adventures and is only 40 minutes from both Sorrento and Salerno, making day trips a definite possibility. If your family has a wide range of interests, then Amalfi is the perfect town for you. 

Where to Stay in Amalfi

Budget Hotels in Amalfi
A’ Scalinatella Hostel and Hotel
La Valle Delle Ferriere
L’Arabesco
Hotel La Ninfa

Mid range Hotels in Amalfi
Terrazza Core Amalfitano
Villa Alba d’Oro – Historic Luxury Villa
Albergo Sant’Andrea
Lidomare Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Amalfi
Hotel Luna Convento
Hotel Fontana
Hotel Amalfi
La Valle Delle Ferriere

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Amalfi
Hotel Marina Riviera
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

Amalfi, Italy - Landscape with amazing beach of Amalfi town at famous amalfi coast, Italy

Atrani

Just a few minutes from Amalfi lies the tiny coastal village of Atrani. This is the best area for tourists who want to explore Amalfi by day and then retire to a quiet atmosphere in the evenings. You can walk between the towns in less than 20 minutes, so Atrani offers the best of both worlds for travelers.

Unlike some other Amalfi Coast towns, Atrani has been relatively untouched by tourism, so you can get a better sense of the local culture and spend time wandering the steep streets above the sea, free of the crowds you’ll find in nearby Amalfi. 

Where to Stay in Atrani

Budget Hotels in Atrani
Francesca House
Me.Fra Camere
Lae Domus

Mid range Hotels in Atrani
Eva Rooms
Amalfi Antica

Family Friendly Hotels in Atrani
Via Campo 6

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Atrani
Palazzo Ferraioli

Landscape with Atrani town at famous amalfi coast, Italy

Ravello

If you prefer culture over beaches, then Ravello Amalfi Coast is the perfect option for you. The cliffside town is perhaps best known for music and events, including the Ravello Festival. With no direct access to the beach, Ravello sees fewer tourists than other Amalfi Coast towns, which makes it an ideal destination for a romantic getaway.

The location above the sea offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Most Amalfi Coast visitors head to Ravello on a day trip, so the evenings are quiet and if you feel the need for a day at the beach, Amalfi is just 20 minutes away. 

Where to Stay in Ravello

Budget Hotels in Ravello
Duomo Attic Ravello
Palazzo della Marra
Il Ducato Di Ravello
Ravello Rooms

Mid range Hotels in Ravello
Residenza Sveva
La Dolce Vita Ravello
Ravello In

Family Friendly Hotels in Ravello
Maera b&b
Casa Dolce Casa
Agriturismo Monte Brusara
Casa Vacanze Da Birba

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ravello
Palazzo Confalone
Hotel Bonadies

View over Gulf of Salerno from Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Campania, Italy

Maiori

If you are looking for the biggest beach on the Amalfi Coast, look no further than Maiori. Better yet, it’s a sandy beach, unlike many of the pebble beaches found in this reason. The beach alone makes it a family-friendly place to stay on the Amalfi Coast.

As a mid-size town, there is a wide range of accommodation suitable for all budgets and travel styles, and there is a decent nightlife scene in Mairori as well. Just 20 minutes from Amalfi and about one hour from Salerno, Maiori is both budget-friendly and family-friendly, with an excellent central location. 

Where to Stay in Maiori

Budget Hotels in Maiori
Tizi Apartments
Hotel Miramare
B&B Vittoria

Mid range Hotels in Maiori
B&B Palazzo Montesanto
La Casa D’A…Mare
Meuble Casa Mannini B&B
Residence La Dolce Vita

Family Friendly Hotels in Maiori
Hotel Sole Maiori
La Casa delle Stelle
Casa Blu Cobalto
Residenza Sole

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Maiori
Reginna Palace Hotel
Maiori Luxury
Residence Due Torri

Amalfi Coast, Italy - View of beach in Maiori, Amalfi coast, Italy

Minori

Just 2.5 kilometers from Maiori, Minori has similar selling points, although it’s a better foodie destination and the beach is much smaller. A bit less polished than other Amalfi Coast towns, this is where you’re likely to find Italians on vacation. Fresh pasta has been crafted in Minori for centuries, back to when Naples was a Kingdom.

The Rheggina River powered several flour mills that allowed for pasta production, and limoncello is another popular product of Minori. True foodie travelers won’t want to miss Gusta Minori, an annual food festival featuring some of the best food of the region. 

Where to Stay in Minori

Budget Hotels in Minori
Hotel 7 Bello
Edenholiday Casa Vacanze
Hotel Europa

Mid range Hotels in Minori
Bed and breakfast Villa Marietta
Casa San Michele
Residence Torre Paradiso

Family Friendly Hotels in Minori
Hotel Minori Palace

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Minori
Villa Romana Hotel & Spa

Minori town in Amalfi coast, panoramic beach view. Italy, Europe

Cetara

While many fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast have given over to tourism, Cetara Amalfi Coast remains true to its roots. Home to some of the largest fleets of fishermen in the region, Cetara feels less touched by tourism than other Amalfi Coast towns. Even the town name is derived from the word for fishing nets. Suffice to say, if you want fresh seafood, you must visit Cetara!  If you want a taste of “Old World Italy” without the overwhelming crowds of other towns, Cetara is the perfect choice for you. 

Where to Stay in Cetara

Budget Hotels in Cetara
B&B Lemons Coast
Hotel Cetara – Albergo Diffuso
B&B Nonno Nini’

Mid range Hotels in Cetara
Casa Galano
B&b Mara
Sopra il Limoneto

Family Friendly Hotels in Cetara
Hotel Cetus
B&B Cetara Amalfi Coast

Scenic view of Cetara beautiful Mediterranean village on Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) in Campania Italy

Erchie

Next to Cetara is the even smaller fishing village of Erchie. With a population of less than 100, this is truly a town that is off the beaten tourist path. The town was allegedly founded by Hercules, and a large Norman tower looms over the village.

Two small beaches round out the tourist offerings here, so it’s safe to say that you won’t run into many travelers if you stay in Erchie. You also won’t have the services and amenities of other towns, but the larger town of Salerno is just 30 minutes away. 

Where to Stay in Erchie

Budget Hotels in Erchie
Casa Vacanze Bouganvillea
Limoneto di Ercole

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Erchie
La Pavoncella

Amalfi coast Erchie Maiori Italy - Cerniola tower near sea scenic view

Salerno

Salerno can be considered the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, and although it’s technically not part of the Amalfi Coast, it’s a great base from which to explore the smaller towns and villages. As a larger city, you’ll have better access to transportation, including a direct train from Rome. Vietri Sul Mare, home of brightly colored majolica ceramics, is just a few minutes from Salerno.

There are also tons of accommodation choices, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping. It’s not the quaint Amalfi Coast experience you might be picturing, but it’s a well-rounded home base from which to explore the Amalfi Coast on day trips.

Where to Stay in Salerno

Budget Hotels in Salerno
Bed And Travel B&B Luci Della Citta
Domus Garibaldi
Albergo Santa Rosa
Conte di Morelia

Mid range Hotels in Salerno
La Madegra Sea Suite
La Collina dei Ciliegi
Hotel Bruman

Family Friendly Hotels in Salerno
B&B Cherie
B&B Salerno Chic in Center
La Tartaruga B&B
Attico 195

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Salerno
B&B Le Terrazze

Salerno, Italy - Mooring for yachts and boats in the port of Salerno in Italy

Sorrento

Sorrento is not technically part of the Amalfi Coast, as it is on the north side of the Sorrentine Peninsula, overlooking the Bay of Naples. However, it’s still a good base for exploring all of the Amalfi Coast towns. If you want to know where to stay in Amalfi Coast without a car, Sorrento is well connected to other parts of Italy and you can easily take a bus or ferry to the towns along the Amalfi Coast.

Famous for seafood and lemon groves (and limoncello,) Sorrento is a lovely place to stay in its own right, and even more so when you consider the easy access to the Amalfi Coast. Day trips to Pompeii and Naples also make Sorrento an appealing Amalfi Coast base.

Where to Stay in Sorrento

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Sorrento
Casa Laura
Casa Religiosa di Ospitalita “Oasi Madre Della Pace”
Ostello Le Sirene

Budget Hotels in Sorrento
La Playa Apartments
Sorrento Flower Rooms
B&B Sorrento Central
MaLu’ B&B

Mid range Hotels in Sorrento
Casa Astarita Bed and Breakfast
Hotel Mignon
Suites Sorrento Elegance
Artis Domus Relais

Family Friendly Hotels in Sorrento
Sorrento Pool&Suites
Diana City
Magi House Antica Dimora
Hotel Astoria Sorrento

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Sorrento
Grand Hotel La Favorita
Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Maison La Minervetta

Sorrento, Italy - Old city street of Sorrento in Italy

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Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast

Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast

Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!