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Cortona - San Marco

Via Maffei 57, Cortona, Arezzo, 052044, Italy

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Overall Rating 30%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 20%
Cleanliness 20%
Location 60%
Security 40%
Service 20%
Comfort 20%
Green rating 40%

Housed in one of the most splendid ancient building's in this city of art; an ideal place to immerse yourself in the local culture.

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Cortona Hostel

Hostel Cortona

Welcome to our hostel

The San Marco hostel in Cortona is a refurbished convent with a friendly atmosphere, welcoming individual wanderers, travelling groups and families alike. This is a perfect spot to stay if you enjoy cultural breaks, reconnecting with the Renaissance, and remarkably beautiful natural landscapes.

Open all year long, you can take advantage of Cortona – San Marco’s fantastic facilities including local trips horse riding in the hilly countryside, and Italian language courses at the hostel.

Staying here will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting the town and its surroundings: grand buildings, numerous works of art, and great connections; you can use Cortona as a springboard to nearby towns such as Pienza and Montepulciano, and other destinations in central Italy including Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Rome and Trasimeno Lake.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Non-members are required to purchase full membership on arrival at hostel.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 22:00
From 07:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +39-0575-601392 / +39-335 315987

Fax. +39-0575-601392

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Museum of the Etruscan Academy (At or next to the hostel)
  • Fortezza Medicea (Less than 500 m)
  • The Convent of St. Francis (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



Couldn't really rate this hostel as it was over-booked, time period for check-in on the website is not correct and we had to wait for a few hours for the owner to arrive at the premises. After all the wait, the owner took us to a nearby accommodation place and said the price was the same. However, the new place tried to get more. The situation spoiled my experience in Cortona.


Avatar for Su-Ying


Mon 09 Jun 2014

The owner (?) had fully booked the hostel to a party for the duration of my stay. He put me up in his hotel (including breakfast) not far away for the same price as the hostel. I therefore can't comment on the hostel but apart from not letting me know he was fully booked and saving me a steep walk I have no complaints.


Avatar for Michael


Fri 01 Nov 2013

Etwas schwer zu finden, aber genial und günstig, komme gerne wieder.


Avatar for Hauke


Sun 01 Sep 2013

Excelente ubicación. Lugar tranquilo y hermoso


Avatar for José Antonio

José Antonio,

Wed 28 Aug 2013

We loved this hostel and city so much we almost don't want to tell people about it so it stays a wonderful secret. One of our favorite places to stay was Cortona.


Avatar for Sheralyn


Thu 01 Aug 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (More than 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

100km to Florence Airport. 220km to Fiumicino Airport
Bus from Camucia train station stops 70m from the hostel.
Alternate Transport
Private bus can be arranged for luggage transport
Parking is available near the hostel
3km to Camucia station. 6km to Terontola station

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