Where to stay in Naples: best areas and neighborhoods

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Naples is a beautiful city, lively and hectic at all hours of the day and night. For this reason, each district is able to offer different services and attractions, according to what sort of holiday you want: from the centre to solutions with sea views, Naples is full of accommodation that can satisfy any traveller.

Are you thinking of a trip to this city? let's find out where to sleep in Naples: tips and the best neighbourhoods to stay.

Useful tips: the best neighborhoods to stay in Naples

//wheretosleepinnaples Naples is a very large city, in addition to the centre, it boasts several very central areas which can offer services and attractions suitable for various types of traveller. The choice all depends on the type of holiday you want to experience. If you are visiting Naples for the first time or if you have little time, for example if you are staying on a weekend break, the best solution is the centre, the area that develops around the Spaccanapoli and the Decumani areas.

If you are traveling as a family, we recommend the areas of San Ferdinando and Chiaia, those are neighbourhoods overlooking the sea and include the famous Promenade Caracciolo. Ideal for families and those traveling on a high budget are the Vomero and Posillipo districts, the most exclusive in the city, with wonderful panoramic views across the gulf.

If you are looking for nightlife or accommodation at lower costs, then we recommend the neighbourhood of Porto, also known as the university area, due to the presence of the famous University of Naples. Another good option is Via Toledo, due to its very central location.

  • Recommended areas to stay on a budget: Port, via Toledo
  • Recommended areas for families with children: Historic Center, San Ferdinando, Chiaia, Vomero, Posillipo
  • Recommended areas for young people: Historic Center, Port, San Ferdinando, via Toledo
  • Best accommodation: we have selected the best hotels, B&Bs and hostels in Naples. Check out our recommendations and make your reservation on Booking

Guide to areas of Naples

Naples is a big city, divided into 10 constituencies, in turn divided into neighbourhoods, each with its own attractions. In addition to the actual centre, each area can be considered central, thanks to the places of historical, cultural and landscape interest.

In any case, there are peripheral areas of the city, which include neighbourhoods with no tourist significance and mostly residential attractions, such as Fuorigrotta, Arenella and Bagnoli, but they are still well connected to the centre by public transport.They are, however, not recommended areas to stay, as in the centre of Naples it is possible to find many solutions suitable for any type of budget.

Not recommended areas: certainly Scampia, Secondigliano, Barra, Ponticelli, San Giovanni a Teduccio, Rione Traiano and Poggioreale. In the centre, some iconic neighbourhoods such as the Rione Sanità or the Spanish Quarter can be affected by petty crime, so it is not recommended to visit them at night.

Centre / Spaccanapoli, San Gregorio Armeno

spaccanapoli napoli centro storico 1 The city centre of Naples is the best area to stay, especially if you are visiting Naples for the first time, but it is not easy to spot. It develops around the Decumani area, namely San Gregorio Armeno, Spaccanapoli, Piazza del Gesù and via dei Tribunali. Here you will find attractions such as the Cloister of Santa Chiara, the Sansevero Chapel and the Cathedral of San Gennaro.We advise you to avoid the easternmost area, the one near Piazza Garibaldi and the railway station of the same name, and the area around Piazza Cavour in the evening

It is a central and quite hectic area, lively in the evening. Ideal for everyone, but especially recommended for young people. It is still a safe area, offering many types of accommodation, from simple apartments or B&Bs to the most luxurious hotels with all comforts.

Thanks to the numerous metro stops, you can reach other areas of Naples easily, quickly and comfortably. The main stops are Piazza Cavour, Museo and Dante (all L1 line).

Average prices in the neighborhood range from about €33,00 for low-cost accommodation to €400,00 for more expensive options - compare the best accommodation on booking

Accommodation Description
B&B Core Napoli 400 metres from San Gregorio Armeno, rooms come with a lounge area, TV and private bathroom. Terrace, parking and family rooms. Ideal for families and couples
B&B Domus Sansevero B&B a few steps from Sansevero Chapel, rooms with balcony, air conditioning, TV and private bathroom. Ideal for families and couples
Affittacamere Caesar Napoli Small accommodation facility ideal for young people, rooms with shared bathroom and living room. Parking available
Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel Just 500 metres from the Cloister of Santa Chiara, it has parking, WiFi throughout the hotel and room service

San Ferdinando / Lungomare San Lucia, Piazza del Plebiscito

castel nuovo napoli The other area of the city centre that extends towards the seafront is San Ferdinando, a neighbourhood that includes the famous Piazza Plebiscito and the Santa Lucia sub-district, completely overlooking the sea. Here you can find attractions such as the Maschio Angioino, the Bourbon Gallery, the San Carlo Theatre and the characteristic Borgo Marinari with Castel dell'Ovo.

It is a perfect place to enjoy a quiet stay by the sea. It is therefore ideal for families and couples looking for a romantic atmosphere. Young people can stay in the northeastern part of the neighbourhood, after the Galleria Umberto I, towards the port area, with numerous clubs and a more lively nightlife.

This area is ideal for exploring on foot, but also great for moving to other neighbourhoods, thanks to the Municipio metro station (line L1). It is also located near the Naples Terminal, the port where cruise ships arrive or ferries leave for visiting the nearby islands.

Average prices in the neighborhood range from about €29,00 for low-cost accommodation to €105,00 for more expensive options - compare the best accommodation on booking

Accommodation Description
WE House Naples Apartments near Piazza del Plebiscito, 55 sqm, max 4 adults and 1 child. Equipped with parking and pets allowed. Ideal for families and small groups
Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto Wonderful 4-star hotel inside the historic Galleria Umberto. Elegant rooms, marble bathroom and air conditioning. Ideal for families and couples
Hotel Royal Continental On the seafront in Santa Lucia, 4-star hotel with a wonderful view of Castel dell'Ovo. Ideal for families and couples. Large rooms, parking, swimming pool and pets allowed

Montecalvario / Pignasecca - Via Toledo

via toledo panoramio 3 Within the district Montecalvario, Just 400 m from Montesanto station, is the Pignasecca neighboorhood, starting point of via Toledo, the famous shopping street which leads to Piazza Plebiscito, the Maschio Angioino and the port.

A few steps from the centre, It is a very elegant street and one of the most interesting areas to stay. It is also quieter and has a more relaxed nightlife, which makes it ideal for those seeking tranquillity. It also has cheaper prices than the city centre, ideal for those on a budget.

The area is very well served by public transport, above all thanks to the Toledo metro stop, a real attraction of the city of Naples, as well as a station on the L1 line.

Average prices in the neighborhood range from about €30,00 for low-cost accommodation to €200,00 for more expensive options - compare the best accommodation on booking

Accommodation Description
Appartamento Casa Toledo 50sqm appartment for up to 5 adults plus 1 child. 2 bedrooms, living room, equipped kitchen and bathroom. Ideal for families and groups
Toledo Boutique Studio Apartments Refined apartments equipped with kitchen and city views, in the centre. Very spacious, suitable for families and small groups
Albergo Principe Napolit'amo Near the Toledo metro station, in the pedestrian area and a stone's throw from shops and restaurants. Suitable for couples and families
NapoliMia Hotel Refined hotel, inside a historic building in the centre, near metro line 1. Excellent breakfast and friendly staff. Recommended for couples

Chiaia / Mergellina

napoli mare sole vacanza lungomare Chiaia is an elegant area directly overlooking the sea, and is located between the Vomero district and the famous Promenade Caracciolo. Staying in this area, you can walk along via dei Mille, a street with luxury boutiques and famous jewellers. A few steps away, there is access to the Villa Comunale and Caracciolo street. In the westernmost part is the small sub-district of Mergellina, one of the most luxurious in Naples, overlooking the harbour and numerous trendy clubs.

This area is ideal for couples and families on a higher budget and those looking for a quiet, relaxing neighbourhood with beautiful sea views! In fact, right on the seafront is the Rotonda Diaz viewpoint, with Mappatella Beach. Here, you will find some of the most exclusive and luxurious hotels in all of Naples!

The area is very central and well connected to the rest of the city. Here there are the Amedeo Square metro station (line L2) and the Mergellina train station, connected by trains that arrive directly at Cavour Square station in the city centre.

Average prices in the neighborhood range from about €47,00 for low-cost accommodation to €320,00 for more expensive options - compare the best accommodation on booking

Accommodation Description
Mergellina Relais Wonderful B&B in Mergellina, with views of the sea or the city. Rooms with private bathroom, air conditioning and TV, some with lounge and / or balcony. Ideal for couples and families
Domus Luigi Leone Aparthotel in the heart of Naples with large rooms . A microwave and toaster are also available and breakfast is included in the price. Suitable for families and large groups
Grand Hotel Parker's Luxurious 5-star hotel on the main street, it boasts a range of services including gym, room service, restaurant and indoor parking. Suitable for exacting or business customers


castel sant elmo napoli Elegant district of Naples located on a hill that can be reached by funicular. The main attractions of this area are, undoubtedly, the Certosa di San Martino and Castel Sant'Elmo, from which you can admire a wonderful view of the whole city. It is also home to the popular Scarlatti street and Vanvitelli square, full of trendy shops and numerous clubs.

Once upon a time, it was the neighbourhood of the upper middle class, here you will find elegant streets and numerous cafes, wonderful views across the Gulf of Naples and a romantic atmosphere! Vomero is therefore suitable for families and couples or anyone who wants a quiet and romantic stay. Due to its characteristics it follows that the area is quite pricey, therefore not entirely recommended for those on a budget.

A little further from the centre, to go down to the other districts you need to use the sloping railway, with several stops around the neighbourhood. The area is still served by the metro, with the stations of Vanvitelli and Quattro Giornate (both line L1).

Average prices in the neighborhood range from about €46,00 for low-cost accommodation to €150,00 for more expensive options - compare the best accommodation on booking

Accommodation Description
Charming Vomero Apartment with garden, a few kilometers from Naples Museum. The rooms also have microwaves and dishwashers. Suitable for families
Hotel Residence Confalone Inside an elegant building, it offers both hotel service and apartments. For this reason it is suitable for both couples and families, but with a high budget
Villa San Martino Naples In an ancient Art Nouveau building, elegant rooms with TV and private bathroom. Terrace and garden. Ideal for couples and families

Porto / University area

barche nel porto di napoli Between Corso Umberto I and via Nuova Marina develops the district of the port, which in turn includes the university district, due to the presence of the University of Naples Federico II. It is a youthful and lively neighbourhood, precisely due to the presence of numerous university students. There are no particular attractions but it is an excellent strategic point to get around.

This area is therefore recommended for younger people. Here you will find numerous clubs and a particularly active nightlife! We advise you to look for accommodation in the part around Corso Umberto I and Nuova Marina. It is best to avoid Stazione di Napoli Porta Nolana, especially in the evening.

As already mentioned, this district is located in a strategic position, as in a short time you will be in the Plebiscito Square or in the city centre. The area is served by the Università metro stop (line L1).

Average prices in the neighborhood range from about €35,00 for low-cost accommodation to €150,00 for more expensive options - compare the best accommodation on booking

Accommodation Description
Molo 33 Napoli 66 sqm apartment for up to 6 people, ideal for groups of friends or families. Parking, lift and city views
2naples Room&Breakfast Guest house with rooms equipped with desk, TV and private bathroom. Buffet or Italian breakfast. Ideal for couples and young people
Hotel Nunu 4-star hotel on Corso Umberto I, rooms with balcony, TV, minibar, safe and private bathroom with slippers. Ideal for couples and families, pets allowed
Romeo Hotel 5-star hotel, rooms with designer furnishings, Tramontano leather elements and Nespresso coffee machine. Spa and wellness centre and swimming pool overlooking the gulf. Ideal for couples and families

Posillipo / Marechiaro

posillipo napoli notte posillipo The other VIP district of Naples is Posillipo, full of wealthy residences, and a spectacular view of the Gulf. It is the natural continuation of Mergellina even if, due to its elevated position, Posillipo is more panoramic. More than for museums or monuments, it is appealing precisely for the view and tranquillity.

It is therefore an ideal neighbourhood for families and those seeking tranquillity, away from the city and the nightlife. Being a very exclusive neighborhood it also has higher prices than in the centre of Naples.

It is not recommended for those on a budget, young people or those only staying for a short time because it is quite far from the centre and the main attractions. Furthermore, the whole area on the coast is not served by the metro, instead you will have to use the train station (Naples Piazza Leopardi-Naples Piazza Garibaldi direct train or metro L2, 25 min). It is more recommended for those arriving in Naples by car.

Average prices in the neighborhood range from about €75,00 for low-cost accommodation to €410,00 for more expensive options - compare the best accommodation on booking

Accommodation Description
B&B Vista Mare Naples Located on the third floor of a building with a view, breakfast is served in the elegant lounge overlooking the sea. The rooms have private bathrooms. Ideal for couples and families
PrimoPiano Posillipo Small structure with modern rooms equipped with every comfort. Rooms with private bathroom and shared lounge. Suitable for couples and groups of friends
LHP Suite Posillipo Elegant apartment with sea view balcony, also equipped with satellite TV. Very spacious, it is recommended for families or groups of up to 6 people

Places to stay near Naples

//wheretosleepnearnaples For those who want to visit the city of Naples and dedicate their trip to it, the best advice is to stay in the city given the varied accommodation options suitable for any budget. Furthermore, since Naples is full of attractions, it is advisable to be immediately in the centre, so as not to waste time on transport.

However, for those who have several days available and also want to discover the surroundings of the Neapolitan capital, which includes the wonderful Amalfi Coast and the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, we suggest you stop in these locations, to create different itineraries based on the type of holiday you want to experience:

  • Pompei (25 km / 25 min): the site of one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world and, therefore, worthy of a visit. Moreover, due to its importance and its geographical location, it can be considered a base for discovering the attractions that surround the Vesuvius Natural Park. It can be reached with the Circumvesuviana trains, Sorrento or Poggiomarino line and with Trenitalia, towards Salerno. - Hotels and B&Bs from €35,00 per room
  • Pozzuoli (22 km / 27 min): the ideal destination for those who want to stay close to the sea, but do not want to spend lots. Furthermore, it is the heart of the Campi Flegrei, a lively area characterized by small ports, beautiful landscapes and important archaeological remains. It can be reached with the underground line 2, or with the train, direction Pozzuoli - Hotels and B&Bs from €39,00 per room
  • Sorrento (48 km / 53 min): in the centre of the Sorrento Peninsula, it is an elegant city, ideal for those who want to stay in luxurious hotels, but far from the chaos of Naples. Naturally, it is suitable for anyone wishing to discover the beauty of the coast, among picturesque villages and renowned beaches. It can be reached with Circumvesuviana trains- Hotels and B&Bs from €59,00 per room

If you are in Naples for business or as a one-day stopover to other destinations, consider sleeping near the airport. Find the best solutions and selected hotels on Booking.com.

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