Budget Accommodation in Naples
If you’re travelling on a shoestring, you’ll find plenty of affordable one-star hotels and B&Bs in Naples. The historic centre offers a couple of budget choices, from where you can walk to most of the major attractions. The majority of cheap accommodation options, however, are located in the area around Stazione Centrale, the main train station. Choose a one-star hotel here and enjoy easy access to the historic centre by bus, train or on foot.
Sightseeing on a Budget
You don’t need deep pockets to enjoy what Naples has to offer. This is a city where many major attractions can be accessed for free. Naples Cathedral, for instance, is free to enter and features a trove of sculptures and frescoes as well as exquisite gilded detailing. It’s also free to wander around the medieval fortress of Castel dell'Ovo on the waterfront.
Explore Naples’ Historic Centre
Wandering the streets of the UNESCO-listed Centro Storico is another cheap but entertaining option. Historic churches, such as the San Lorenzo Maggiore, are often free to enter. The waterfront is an atmospheric place for a wander, with superb views out across the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Enjoy Neapolitan Food on a Budget
One of the best things about Naples is the food. Tasty low-cost options are ten a penny here. You can grab a great slice of pizza for just a few euros, and gelato is similarly inexpensive. Even the wine, often sourced from nearby Italian regions, is available at bargain prices.
Getting around Naples
Good news for the cash-strapped: Naples may be a sprawling city, but most of the major attractions are within walking distance of each other. Where they aren’t, there is always the metro and buses, both of which are extremely affordable ways of getting from A to B.
With so many free attractions lining the city’s historic streets, Naples is perfect for travellers who are watching the pennies. Use Expedia’s search filters to find one-star Naples hotels that fit your budget.