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Riva del Garda - Benacus

Piazza Cavour 10, Riva del Garda, 038066, Italy

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Overall Rating 92%

From 9 Reviews

Hostel rating (9)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 100%
Security 98%
Service 90%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 83%

Only a few steps from Lake Garda and situated in Riva del Garda's town centre, the hostel has a private courtyard and it's own restaurant.

  • Dorm
    From €19.00
10 or more people?

Riva del Garda Hostel

Hostel Riva del Garda

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Riva del Garda hostel is located in the centre of this lively harbour town, only a few steps from the enchanting Lake Garda, with a stunning mountain backdrop.

The hostel boasts a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with common room, games room and TV room, which makes it a great place to meet people. You’ll also find a restaurant onsite for those that want to sit back and enjoy the local cuisine. Free WIFI is also available.

The Riva del Garda hostel is centrally located to the Northern part of Lake Garda. The town stretches along the harbour and spreads up to small streets that open onto piazzas. Whilst a popular holiday destination, the town still retains its old charm with plenty of bars and traditional pavement cafés. For watersport enthusiasts you can walk east towards the village of Torbole where you’ll follow a promenade that stretches for 3km along the lakeside, which is a popular spot for windsurfers. As well as a regular ferry service that will take you from the north to the south of the lake, Riva del Garda has a bus service that will take you to the east of the lake to Peschiera or the west to Densenzano.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 21:00
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in. For room keys
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax of 0,70 EUR is payable at check-in.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 20 km radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 20/03/2016 to 15/10/2016

From 15:00 to 21:00
From 15:00 to 22:00
From 15:00 to 21:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +39-0464-554911

Fax. +39-0464-244553

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lake Garda (Less than 500 m)
  • Inviolata Church (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Grundsätzlich war es ein sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt, allerdings war es ein bisschen störend, dass die Toiletten der Herberge von 10:00-15:00Uhr geschlossen waren. Somit musste man trotz der sehr guten zentralen Lage tagsüber auf öffentliche Toiletten umsteigen, die zwar auch sehr sauber, aber kostenpflichtig waren. Außerdem hätten die Äpfel beim Frühstück frischer sein können. Ansonsten hat es allen sehr gut gefallen😊.


Avatar for Lilli


Sun 25 Sep 2016

Zwischen 10 Uhr und 15 Uhr ist die Toilette bei unserem Restaurant-Saal geöffnet. An den Fluren können die gemeinsamen Bäder wegen Reinigungsarbeiten nicht geöffnet sein, das ist logisch (allerdings für manche deutschen leider nicht...) sowie ganz normal wäre, dass die Gäste einer Jugendherberge den Tag in der Herberge nicht verbringen - ein Youth Hostel hat kein Wellness Center bzw Pool usw - sondern die Zeit in dem wunderbaren Gebiet des nördlichen Gardasees.

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Riva del Garda - Benacus,

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Die Lage ist super und es ist eine wunderschöne Kleinstadt direkt am See. Das Hostel liegt mitten im Zentrum und man hat weniger als 10 min Fußweg bis man an den Strand gelangt. Es ist sehr sauber im Hostel und das Frühstück ist auch sehr lecker. Man kann sogar seine Wäsche zum waschen gegen Aufpreis abgeben. Es war ein sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt und ich kann das Hostel wärmstens weiterempfehlen. Gruß


Avatar for Ivan


Tue 20 Sep 2016

Herzlichen Dank IVAN alles Gute und beste Grüße vom nördlichen Gardasee ! Antonio & Team

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Riva del Garda - Benacus,

Thu 22 Sep 2016

Breakfast could be a bit more diverse — bread rolls are a bit dry. Staff was really friendly.


Avatar for Knut


Thu 08 Sep 2016

Thanks a lot for your review !! About our breakfast: a buffet which includes bread with honey, Nutella, jam and butter as well as cheese, ham, salami and speck; apples; croissant ; multivitamin and apple juice; hot drink (by machine delivered: coffee, cappuccino, cocoa, tea) - not bad for a Youth Hostel and that price isn't it? :-)

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Riva del Garda - Benacus,

Sat 10 Sep 2016

Very central location the staff were very friendly and helpful and the room and bathroom very clean and roomy. A quite location with an easy walk to transport and information centre, will definitely stay again. Great value for money


Avatar for Jeff


Fri 02 Sep 2016

Thank you really much JEFF ! Looking forward to meeting you again we wish you all the best ! Antonio & Team

Manager avatar

Riva del Garda - Benacus,

Sun 04 Sep 2016

Le patron et son employée sont adorables. Ils donnent de bons conseils pour profiter pleinement du séjour dans la ville et alentours. Les + : le dîner (pasta + une viande + accompagnement + dessert + boisson soft = 11€ !!). L'emplacement est idéal !! Les - : les matelas qui ont fait leur temps (très mous, ressorts vieux), pas de distributeur de savon aux lavabos dans la salle de bain, une poubelle sans pédale (pas hygiénique), l'impossibilité d'accéder à la salle de bain entre 10 et 15h.


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Mon 29 Aug 2016

Merci LEA nous vous souhaitons le meilleur !

Manager avatar

Riva del Garda - Benacus,

Wed 31 Aug 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

90 Km Verona 'Villafranca'
Bus to/from Rovereto 500 mt Ferryboat 500 mt
Parking near the Y.H.
21km Rovereto

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water-wise garden

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