Located in the antique town centre, the 'Ave Gratia Plena' hostel represents a meeting-point between Italy's cultural and architectural tradition, thanks to its multifunctional nature which embodies the regeneration of this historically important 17th-century conservatory. The internal cloisters, lined with archways, features a historic fountain which acts as a beautiful focus-point around which are found the various areas accessible to guests including a restaurant, a coffee bar, an internet point and a tourist information area.
This sensitively converted hostel of the future offers 110 beds including comfortable 'hotel-style' double-bedded and four-bedded rooms, all with private en-suite bathrooms. The building is also well organized for the needs of groups and is fully accessible to disabled members.
As an exclusive centre for social-cultural promotion, the 'Ave Gratia Plena' Hostel also provides its guests with two comfortable conference rooms fitted with high speed data lines available for meetings and conferences.
Salerno is conveniently located 50km south of Naples. It is a Mediterranean city perfectly placed between the Amalfi Coast and the lesser known but equally beautiful Cilento Coast. From the Hostel, it's possible to reach the excavations of Pompei (open in the evening as well) and the Valley of the temples at Paestum in less than thirty minutes by train. At ten minutes walking distance from the Hostel, there is Salerno's tourist port from which depart the ferries and hydrofoils for Amalfi, Positano and Capri with connections for Sorrento and Ischia. The Amalfi and Cilento Coasts are also easily accessible by taking advantage of the many coastal buses which pass near the Hostel.
In summer, the services of the new Hostel include boat tours, canoe trips, trekking and diving outings accompanied by expert staff, together with amazing tours to nearby Pompei, Paestum, Capri and the Amalfi Coast.
If you still have energy after a day's sightseeing, take advantage of the Hostel's central location by strolling along the seafront esplanade, window-shopping (the shops don't close until after 9pm), eating in one of the many nearby restaurants, or mixing with the locals on the "movida" (the main road which becomes a mecca of nightclubs and bars after 11pm!