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Down duvets, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Down duvets, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Down duvets, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Ostello Il Gruccione

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGolf Club Castell'Arquato9 min drive
    Popular LocationScipione Castle11 min drive
    Popular LocationThermae Di Salsomaggiore12 min drive
    AirportParma (PMF)38 min drive

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Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

  • 269 sq ft
  • Hill view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Double Room, Ensuite

  • 269 sq ft
  • Hill view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Economy Shared Dormitory, Accessible, Ensuite

  • River view
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Single Bunk Beds

Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Hill view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Double Room, Accessible, Ensuite

  • Hill view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in Vernasca, Ostello Il Gruccione is in a rural area and on a river. Scipione Castle and Thermae Di Salsomaggiore are notable landmarks, and if an activity is on the agenda, visit Labryinth of the Masone. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby kayaking, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Golf Club Castell'Arquato - 9 min drive
  • Scipione Castle - 11 min drive
  • Thermae Di Salsomaggiore - 12 min drive
  • Salsomaggiore Convention Bureau - 13 min drive
  • Mazzini Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Salsomaggiore Terme Station - 14 min drive
  • Parma (PMF) - 38 min drive


  • Trattoria L'Oca Bianca - 4 min drive
  • Castello di Vigoleno - 8 min drive
  • Trattoria Cavallo - 8 min drive
  • Ristorante Osteria Castello - 10 min drive
  • Parmamenu - 12 min drive

About this property

Ostello Il Gruccione

Family-friendly hostel with full-service spa and restaurant
This smoke-free hostel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a business centre and conference space. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, down duvets and free bottled water. In-room massages, hairdryers and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Ostello Il Gruccione offers 6 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Beds feature down comforters. This Vernasca hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower, bidets and complimentary toiletries. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hostel's full-service spa, Lumen. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (free) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8 AM to 9 PM

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 9 AM–11 AM: EUR 7 for adults and EUR 5 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bike rentals
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Playground
  • Winery release events
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Art supplies
  • Baby bath
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Changing table
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's toys
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • High chair
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Musical instruments
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • Lift
  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Conference space (538 square feet)


  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 2 hot springs
  • Hot springs/mineral springs
  • Hot springs open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • Renovated entire property – January 2014
  • Smoke-free property
  • Telescope

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Down duvet
  • Heating


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from noon - 11:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: EUR 10
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: EUR 10 for check-in between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 6

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per day
Dogs and cats only
Pets cannot be left unattended
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 20.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: EUR 7 for adults and EUR 5 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 80 per person (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 10 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee: EUR 10 for check-in between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 6 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Hot springs access available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Ostello Il Gruccione Hostel Vernasca
Ostello Il Gruccione Hostel
Ostello Il Gruccione Vernasca
Ostello Il Gruccione Vernasca
Ostello Il Gruccione Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Ostello Il Gruccione Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Vernasca

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ostello Il Gruccione and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ostello Il Gruccione offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ostello Il Gruccione cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Ostello Il Gruccione?
As of 20 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ostello Il Gruccione on 21 Apr 2021 start from £53, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Ostello Il Gruccione have a pool?
Yes, this property has outdoor pool access.
Is Ostello Il Gruccione pet-friendly?
Yes, cats and dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of EUR 10 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Ostello Il Gruccione?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Ostello Il Gruccione?
Check-in is from noon - 11:00 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of EUR 10 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM for a fee of EUR 10.
What time is check-out at Ostello Il Gruccione?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM. Late checkout is available for EUR 6 (subject to availability).
Does Ostello Il Gruccione provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 80 per person applies.
Where is Ostello Il Gruccione located?
Located on the riverfront, this family-friendly hostel is 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Scipione Castle and 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Thermae Di Salsomaggiore. Labryinth of the Masone and Veleia are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Room spacious and super clean. A very hot day but fresh wind through the room at night was welcome. Marialaura was welcoming and friendly. Menu in Restaurant was huge. Better to have less choice with better cooking as carbonara my husband ate was poor. Chicken dish was fine.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best hostel we’ve stayed in.
Incredible place to stay. When we booked this “hostel” we weren’t expecting anything too grand. However, as you drive down the small road to the place, you instantly notice how beautiful the building is. We were warmly greeted by the hosts and given a little tour. We arrived quite late so we worried they wouldn’t serve food but she said it was no problem and to come down for food whenever we fancied it. We came down, ordered some lovely wine (which was really cheap too!) and some freshly made tortellini. The food and the drink were great and the service was incredibly warm. For the money we paid during or stay, we couldn’t have been happier. Breakfast was waiting for us both mornings and we even took some bikes out for a little ride! In all fairness, it felt more like a hotel to us as we managed to get a double room to ourselves with an en suite. This place is a MUST if you’re considering going. Can’t recommend it highly enough. The hosts are extremely friendly and do all they can to make you feel at home!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Immersi nella natura
Buon Ostello, nella natura, a due passi dal fiume e relativamente tranquillo, tranne alcuni schiamazzi la sera. Stanza semplice e funzionale come da descrizione. Al wi-fi ci si collegava ma non si riusciva a navigare (zero tacche). Dovrebbero correggere la descrizione, si nomina una Piscina che non ho visto da nessuna parte.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Posto molto bello, immerso nel verde. Peccato per la camera, con i muri comunicanti a tutte le altre non c è privacy! Rilassante, e da prendere con molta, molta calma.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

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