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Via A. De Gasperi, 57, Moconesi, 16047, Italy

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Overall Rating 59%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 67%
Cleanliness 53%
Location 53%
Security 73%
Service 60%
Comfort 47%
Green rating 60%

Surrounded by lush green countryside, this quiet hinterland is the ideal base to see Genoa, Portofino and Cinque Terre.

  • Private
    From $49.01
10 or more people?

Moconesi Hostel

Hostel Moconesi

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Welcome to Fontanabuona: located in the verdant, quiet and relaxing Ligurian vicinity halfway between Genoa and the Cinque Terre, this is a comfortable base which gives wanderers of Italy the perfect opportunity to recuperate, especially owing to friendly staff speaking English, French and Spanish.

This is a modern building offering simple, spacious accommodation with warm, bright fixtures. Rooms here provide comfortable mattresses, bed linen and towels, and the shared bathrooms are close to rooms. With free parking and Wi-Fi available in the lobby, you are also conveniently within walking distance of two local restaurants and various hiking trails.

Just 30 minutes by car from Rapallo, or Chiavari, guests can also visit the Cinque Terre and Tigullio area from here, along with the Mountain of Portofino, slightly further afield but a popular breath-taking destination for hikers from all over the world.


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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Vending machine
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • 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 20:00
From 15:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +39-3403604504

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cinque Terre (More than 10km)
  • Mountain of Portofino (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Soggiorno essenziale come ci si aspetta da un ostello. La nota negativa era la presenza di persone che fumavano e sporcavano di cenere per terra nei luoghi comuni.


Avatar for renato


Thu 04 Jan 2018

l'ostello appare in condizioni decisamente precarie. necessitano lavori di risrtrutturazione, pulizia e adeguamento soprattutto dei servizi igienici. sconsiglio l'utilizzo


Avatar for adriana


Thu 05 Oct 2017

buogiorno . Prendiamo atto dei vostri commenti. saremmo interessati a capire meglio a cosa si riferisce quando parla di ristrutturazione. Cordiali saluti ostello fontanabuona

Manager avatar

Moconesi - YH Ferrada,

Sat 07 Oct 2017

L'ostello non si trova vicino al mare e le strade per raggiungerlo sono tortuose. In compenso si può vedere la Liguria interna che è abbastanza disabitata e molto verde e ricca di fauna selvatica. Il borgo dove si trova l'ostello offre dei servizi basici come bar, supermercato e farmacia. L'ostello è dotato di camere ad uso esclusivo abbastanza comode, non è frequentatissimo ma per il prezzo che ha va bene per un soggiorno no frills. L'auto e indispensabile.


Avatar for Mauro


Fri 14 Jul 2017

Auberge pas très propre, dommage car il y a du potentiel (belle région, etc.)


Avatar for Christian


Wed 24 Aug 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (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 (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Genova Airpor is 35km away from the hostel
From airport: Bus to Genova Brignole Station then Bus ATP line 15 (to Chiavari) and drop at Ferrada.
Alternate Transport
BY CAR: exit Genova EST left (SS 45) for 14 km right (SP 225) for 10 km arrive to 30 mins) Alternatively: exit Lavagna right to Carasco Val Fontanabuona upto FERRADA (total 30 mins) Private free parking is available at the hostel.
Free private parking is available at the hostel
25km to Chiavari rail station. From Ferrada you can reach Chiavari with BUS ATP line15 (about 40mins)

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