2 Star Hotels in Genoa
Genoa has a wide choice of comfortable two-star hotels offering you great value in some top locations close to its major sightseeing attractions. If you’re looking for pocket-friendly accommodation in Genoa, look near Via XX Settember and in Pre for everything from family-friendly hotels to budget-friendly independent accommodation, many of which offer free internet and breakfast.
Exploring Genoa from Your Two-Star Hotel
Most of Genoa’s major sights are within walking distance of one another or are reachable by bus or funicular.
The best-value way to explore Genoa is by walking through its atmospheric streets. Begin at the city’s main square, Piazza De Ferrari, which is famous for its bronze fountain. The square is surrounded by grand buildings, including cultural centre and museum Doge’s Palace and opera house, Teatro Carlo Felice.
Step back in time in Genoa's UNESCO-listed Medieval centre, the largest of its kind in Europe. Stroll along the historic quarter’s narrow and winding alleyways, known as caruggi, dotted with bars, churches, bakeries and independent boutiques.
Nightlife near Your Genoa Hotel
Lively Genoa is crammed full of bars, pubs and wine rooms thanks to its large student population. From cosy, historic taverns in the old town to open-air waterfront bars in the Old Port, you’ll have plenty of choice for somewhere to drink in Genoa.
Things to Do in Genoa on a Budget
Walk down the laneways to the old port area, which was revamped in 1992 by star architect Renzo Piano for the 500th anniversary celebrations of local hero Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the New World.
Porto Antico is bursting with big-hitter attractions that are worth blowing the budget for. Great for families is the Aquarium of Genoa, where you can see dolphins, seals, sharks and penguins. The maritime museum, Galata Maritime Museum, is another must-see gem as it features a life-size reconstruction of a 17th-century galley ship and a real submarine, moored in the port.
Good-Value Places to Eat Genoa’s Two-Star Hotels
There are plenty of budget restaurants in Genoa, especially in the old town. For a great lunch option, head to one of the historic quarter’s fabulous bakeries that sell delicious focaccia bread, topped with cheese, tomatoes, olives and more.