Castle is a relaxing oasis close to the city center.
Castle is the new university residence from the chain The Hostel. A fifteenth century villa, surrounded by green.
Castle Hostel is located in the beautiful area of Castelletto, just a few minutes away form the Historical Center, Genova Aquarium and Piazza Principe train station.
It is located in a historical mansion born inside city walls in the seventeenth century which is visited today by people from all over the world, as in the past. Residence’s rooms, double and single rooms, green area surrounding all the Villa, open common spaces and a breathtaking view.
Come to find us.
Where we are!
Castle Hostel is very close to the city centre, 15 minute walk from Piazza della Nunziata, Acquario di Genova, Porto Antico, Piazza Principe train station.
From Genova piazza principe train station you can choose between:
On foot! (free) 15 minutes walk from the center in the direction of the hill.
Exit the station in the direction of Piazza Aquaverde, walk towards Via Balbi and follow it until the end.
Turn to the left and in the end of the street pass the big white church on your right, reaching Via Dino Belluci.
Turn to the road and once at the top you’ll reach Via Brignole de Ferrari. Turn left and up the road you will find two staircases, take the right one.
Once at the top, on the right corner of the university building, there is an uphill pedestrian road. Take it and after two curves you will see a small grey gate on the right with our sign.
Autobus (1,50€) 15 minutes.
In front of the Piaza principe station go to the stop 0568 Principe Fs and take the line 36 in the diretion of the hill(linea diretta a piazza Merani), exit at the 0551 Firenze/San Nicola stop.
Just a few steps behind the bus stop you will find a pedestrian road on your right, going down (Salita S. Nicolò), walk down for about 50 meters and on your left you will find a small black gate without sign.
On foot +Funicular (1,50€) 20 minutes.
Leave the station towards Piazza Acquaverde, walk towards via Balbi and go to the end of the street. Stay on the left sidewalk and walk past a large white church.
Cross the street and follow via Bensa.
Once on the other side of the road turn left and walk for two hundred meters. On your left just before the tunnel you will find the funicular station Zecca Righi. Take it and exit at San Nicolò stop.
Cross the street and just before the bus stop you will see a brick pedonal road going down (Ascent St. Nicholas), take it for about 100 meters and on your left you will find a small black gate with our sign.
From Christopher Colombo aeroport to piazza principe station
Volabus+ multiple choice after Principe station 45 minutes aproximatley
Leaving the aeroport take the volabus.
Get off the bus oin the stop Principe station.
Follow the instructions of how to reach the hostel from Genova Principe Train station (read above).