Where To Stay In La Spezia, Italy: 12 Budget-Friendly Options With Majestic Views - Updated 2024

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La Spezia is a port city in Liguria, Italy. The city is well known for its seafaring heritage, with its 1800s maritime arsenal and the Technical Naval Museum that boasts of ship models and navigational instruments. Meanwhile, La Spezia’s hilltop St. George’s Castle is home to an archaeological museum featuring artifacts from prehistory to the Middle Ages. If you’re more into the arts, there is the nearby Amedeo Lia Museum which exhibits illuminated miniatures, bronze sculptures, and paintings in a former convent. In short, the city, which is accessible by air, land, and sea, has so much to offer, be it for history buffs or art lovers. If your main concern is connectivity and easy movement, book one of these La Spezia hotels near the train station.

For those traveling by land via the railway, take the local train towards La Spezia and get off at your destination and take a cab ride to the city or take the express directly to La Spezia. Major Italian cities with trains that lead to La Spezia include Palermo, Lucca, Siena, Turin, Pisa, Genoa, Florence, Venice, Rome, and Milan.

If you don’t know where to stay in La Spezia, book into one of these budget-friendly hotels!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 13, 2024.

1. Giuliana's holiday home (from USD 97)

The holiday home owned by Giuliana is located in the central piazza facing the City Theater, and is a 15-minute walk from the central rail station. It’s also close to ‘My Sailing Week,’ an agency that provides daily cruises in sail boats or a nice evening on board in the Gulf of La Spezia (Gulf of Poets). The host and her husband also offer a picnic with a panoramic view, wine tasting, mountain biking and trips to hidden spots. They’d even organize your personal tour with PakoBike, where you get to explore Cinque Terre off the beaten track with their E-mountain bikes.

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La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
9.17 km (5.7 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park
373 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
once we rearranged the furniture we were more comfortable
we loved the small a/c (perfect) and washing machine (didn't even have to check bags
when we centered it to face the tv we enjoyed and were comfortable
the apartment was very nice and fit with the pictures and description
the apartment was in a good location lot's of shops and cafes
it's clean and very spacious
the apartment was clean and well appointed
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
the apartment itself was clean and perfectly sized
it is perfect sized very clean with big windows and such a comfy bed
giuliana was a wonderful host
giuliana was a great host
she was very accommodating and welcoming
giuliana is a great host
giuliana was a great host
location is a great spot to jump from village to village
apartment was in good location close to shops boats station
it was a great location very central
a great location - real easy to find and walk to from the train station
great location very convenient
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2. Cinque Terre Sea Sensations

Located in the heart of La Spezia, Cinque Terre Sea Sensations is a best-selling guest house featuring nicely decorated rooms that match a five-star hotel. As a guest, you’ll be treated to a free WiFi and toiletries throughout your stay. The closest airport is Pisa International Airport, which is about 64.8 kilometers away. Some of the activities here include village exploration, hiking, visiting Cinque Terre and shopping at La Terrazze.

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AwesHomeItaly - Cinque Terre Sea Sensations

7.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Salita Quintino Sella 7
8.94 km (5.6 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning

3. Grand Hostel Manin (from USD 30)

Grand Hostel Manin is a 15-minute walk from La Spezia Centrale Train Station and 300 meters from the ferry port, both offering links to the UNESCO Cinque Terre National Park. Some rooms feature private balconies with shared bathrooms and a kitchen. Free WiFi is available for all guests. If you’re staying here, don’t forget to do some village exploration, hiking, visiting Cinque Terre and shopping at La Terrazze.

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Grand Hostel Manin

Address: Via Manin 8
9.2 km (5.8 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park

Luggage storage Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Fax/photocopying Cashless payment available Face masks for guests available Internet services Live sport events (broadcast) WiFi available in all areas

4. Allesandro's medieval house (from USD 97)

At Allesandro’s medieval house, you can relive the medieval Italian royalty life with modern facilities while enjoying the majestic view of the sea. Located in the hilly area of Castellazzo, above the city of La Spezia, the property is a portion of an old castle, carefully restored to preserve the structural characteristics of the time. The room is in the old stables with the ceiling vaults partially open to give you the chance to see the sea while sitting on the bed. While there, you can go biking, alfresco dining and exploring the villages.

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La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
8.13 km (5.1 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park
487 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice room with a beautiful view
once we arrived the room and view were very nice
no wifi but a good way to disconnect from technology and enjoy the view
relax there in your own sky-apartment:-)
the room was clear and well decorated and the view was fantastic
room was very clean and tidy
great room and bathroom - clean and great standard
tastefully decorated sparkling clean with lovely thoughtful touches
room is very nice clean and well equipped with a modern bath room
it is very comfy and clean and offers everything you need
alessandro is a wonderful host
alessandro is a wonderful host
alessandro is a wonderful host
alessandro was a super host
such hosts make travel a special thing
great place near la spezia
access and travel from this location is much better suited to guests who have a car
alessandro's apartment was the perfect location to explore the cinque terre region
we will definitely stay in this location every time we'll have the chance to visit this region
we stayed for two nights which was in our opinion the ideal time for this place
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5. Maurizio's apartment (from USD 73)

Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a chic attic, overlooking the city? Maurizio’s apartment is just a five minutes walk from the train station and the city center. Also ideal for day trips to the Cinque Terre and exploring the wonderful Gulf of Poets, the place offers a romantic setting for couples to enjoy alfresco dining.

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8.75 km (5.5 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park
13 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment had a beautiful view everything we needed and much more
wonderful apartment and welcoming hosts made our vacation feel like home
maurizio was an amazing host and had great recommendations
maurizio is the best host
a great week with an excellent host
he gave us lots of suggestions for our trip that we ended up using and were very helpful
probably best to purchase tickets on-line to save time at stations
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6. Villa Nina Residence (from 98 USD)

Villa Nina Residence is a family-run hotel offering eight studio rooms for two to four people to stay in. Here, you get to relax on the terrace with a small garden with benches and tables where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the Gulf of La Spezia. Don’t miss out on sailing and exploring the villages.

Villa Nina Residence

Price: from 98 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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7. Miglia (from USD 102)

88 Miglia has lovely views across Golfo dei Poeti gulf, which can be seen from the terrace. The gardens are set around about and it’s nice and quiet. Rooms are air-conditioned and there’s a minibar in each one. The private bathroom has a shower and basic toiletries are provided. Free Wifi and TV are available. La Spezia Harbour is 2.2 km (1.4 miles ) and the station is 1.3 km (0,81miles) away. The area is pleasant just to take a stroll around the neighborhood. Free parking and daily maid service, along with delicious breakfasts will make your stay pleasant.

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88 Miglia

Wifi Available

Address: Via di Murlo 68/a
7.19 km (4.5 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services

8. Affittacamere Casa Dane' (from USD 168)

Affitacamere Casa Dane is a nice and well-kept guest house that is suitable for any traveler, solo or groups. This spic and span accommodation is also pet-friendly! So, if you’re worried about traveling without your furry loved ones, you can take them along with you! At Casa Dane, you can borrow a bike at no cost and explore the city center, where you’ll find several restaurants, bars, and stores. This rental is a short minute of walk to La Spezia Train Station!

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Affittacamere Casa Dane'

Wifi Available

Address: Via Paleocapa 4
8.51 km (5.3 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box Heating

9. Valerie (from USD 130)

One of booking.com’s bestsellers in La Spezia is the Valerie guest house. Getting to the city centre is the least of your problems at this property as it’s only a 3-minute walk! Saint George’s Castle, La Spezia Port, and Amedeo Lia Museum are only a few of the many La Spezia attractions that are located near this guest house. Its central location makes it easy to navigate the city and nearby areas like Cinque Terre. If staying right in the bustle of La Spezia is what you prefer, you should definitely consider Valerie!

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Wifi Available

Address: Via Vanicella 15
9.24 km (5.8 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park

Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Internet services Safety deposit box Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

10. HH Il Gabbiano (from USD 56)

HH Il Gabbiano is a hotel with a view over the town and ocean in La Spezia. There is a rooftop terrace as well. A buffet breakfast is served and there are vending machines for snacks and drinks. Room comforts include a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. There’s also a desk, free WiFi, television, and a phone. Rooms are cleaned daily. Pets are allowed (cats and dogs). The hotel is just 0.7 km (0,4) miles) from La Spezia Harbour where you can find the ferry lines.

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Case Per Ferie Il Gabbiano

3.75 User Rating

Address: Piazzale Giovanni XXIII
9.34 km (5.8 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park

11. Ostello Tramonti

Set on the northwestern hills above La Spezia, Ostello Tramonti lies in the village of Biassa with free WiFi and parking space. The cheap and chic hostel offers simple rooms with a shared bathroom, tiled floors and functional furnishings. There is also a shared lounge with a TV and small library for your entertainment. For added comfort and safety, female-only dorms are also available here. Some of the activities here include hiking, visiting the local library, playing table tennis, shopping at La Terrazze and visiting Cinque Terre.

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12. Giovanna's apartment

The property features a large terrace with panoramic views and is nestled in a quiet residential area within walking distance from the historic centre of La Spezia. The apartment is about 300 meters from the central station, 500 meters from the small harbor for boat trips to the Cinque Terre and is 6 kilometers away from the Gulf of Lerici Poets. You can also do some village exploration and biking.

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La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
8.79 km (5.5 mi) from Cinque Terre National Park
485 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
giovanna's comfortable apartment has a wonderful balcony & terrace to relax on with a beautiful view
the house is very comfortable and warm and it has a nice view to selfie
this apartment is so stunning it’s a very stylish space with an amazing view
the apartment was on the 2nd floor and there is an outdoor patio with a great view
nice appartment including a fully equipped kitchen
the apartment was as very clean & comfortable
the apartment is very clean and well equipped
the apartment is even cuter in person and giovanna keeps it so clean
everything was beautiful and clean
the appartment was very clean et confortable
the hospitality was really friendly and nice
the host is very nice with warm hospitality
the hosts really care to make sure you have the best possible time
thanks our hosts so much
wonderful host and loved our stay
great location near the train station
an easy 15 minute walk to train station or port
nice appartement near the station and the center
free parking close to appartement
great location - 10min walk to the station/centre and 10min walk to free public parking
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Make your stay worthwhile

Traveling comes with its own set of expenses and at La Spezia, the law requires you to pay a tourist tax of 1.5 EUR (1.6 USD) per person per night for a maximum of five nights. This is a fee that you will need to pay to the host or owner at the end of your stay. If you’re staying at a budget-friendly place, you no longer have to worry about spending too much! Make your stay in La Spezia or Cinque Terre friendly to the wallet with these accommodations.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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