Best Hostel Rimini – Sunflower Beach Backpacker Hostel & Bar
Dreaming of your next sunny summer European holiday on the beach? Well, then Rimini has to be on your bucket list! It has one of the 49 Europe’s Famous Hostel Proud Members. Finishing up my trip in Europe in 2017 I stayed at Sunflower Beach Backpacker Hostel & Bar. This is the best hostel in Rimini. I had just had a packed month of travel prior where I visited 9 countries. I needed a rest and Sunflower Beach Backpacker Hostel & Bar was the perfect place. The hostel is a Party Hostel which is perfect for solo traveler’s wanting to make some new friends. Not only was it in Italy which I fell in love with it was really close to San Marino and right near the beach. At night you can go on a Rimini Pub and Disco crawl guaranteed not to disappoint.
Eliza and the team at the front desk were amazing. This was from the moment I checked in. My advice is to always book ahead since they can book out fast being the best hostel in Rimini! I was lucky visiting at the end of the summer and could extend on a daily basis with no hassles. I even got a discount for extending my stay in person as opposed to booking through Hostelworld. My recommendation is to just ask. They can only say no.
They have private rooms or dormitory rooms for 4 to 8 guests. Each room has an ensuite, free A/C and secure lockers – for me this is always preferable. Summer in Italy can get fairly hot and to find accommodation with A/C can sometimes be tricky. There is also a small balcony attached to all the rooms.
It is common to find Hostels that will offer a free breakfast but I finally found one that includes a free dinner. You are in Italy so it would be no surprise to learn that every night you can have free pasta.
There is a large outdoor area which I fell in love with. As a digital nomad, this was the perfect space to get some work done in the day. At night it transforms into a beer pong table and this is where the party can be found
The kitchen will make you feel like you are at home. It is fully equipped and you are able to get your Italian Mama on if you are on a tight budget. With free breakfast and dinner, you will hardly need it though. Sunflower Beach Backpacker Hostel and bar is right near the beach with plenty of cafe’s and restaurants reasonably priced.
It is a party hostel but if you are trying to get some sleep the music from downstairs will not disturb you. The party always wraps up at midnight and there are discounts for nearby clubs. The nightly Pub crawls are a must at least once!
How to get there
From Rimini train station get on Bus line 11 and get off one block away from the best hostel Rimini. Make sure you buy and validate a ticket first. If the Tabachi is closed you can always get one from the bus driver for 2 Euros.
The beach is walking distance so on perfectly sunny days this would be the place to be. A day trip to San Marino is a must do. You will also find ancient Roman sites and beautiful churches to visit. At night you HAVE to check out the nightlife (something Rimini is renowned for). Luckily if you booked in at Sunflower Beach Backpacker Hostel & Bar you will already have some new friends to hit the town with!
Overall this was the perfect hostel for me to get some rest. I also got to experience Rimini and visit San Marino. Want to book then just click HERE!
- Interesting Fact about Hostelworld: They take 12 percent!! I have spoken to heaps of hostel owners directly now and at times it is really hard just to break even. In future go to the hostel’s website directly and book with them. If you are a long-term traveler like me the extra money owners can invest on the hostel itself can really make the difference to your stay. Instead of supporting commission start supporting locals who run amazing hostels!!
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