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Hotels or B&B's in Bologna, Italy

I need a budget hotel or B&B for 4 or 5 nights in Bologna
Italy. Any recommendations?

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We considered staying there but it's a convention city and we had difficulty finding budget accommodations. We went to Verona instead.

Here are some previous discussions about Bologna:

Link to Bologna Discussions

Posted by
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I recommend against Albergo Delle Draperie in Bologna, despite its excellent location and reasonable prices. Our room, at least, had a terrible smell of sewer gas, and there were other problems. Nice enough staff, though. This was one year ago.

Posted by
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I have not stayed there yet so cannot vouch for it personally, but have a room booked at the Hotel Paradise in June. Only 50 Euro/night for a double with breakfast and it got a number of good reviews on Tripadvisor and Venere.

Posted by
1449 posts

stayed at the Albergo Delle Draperie in June 2008. Wonderful location, helpful staff, and no smell of sewer gas in our room :-)

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We just got back from Italy and stayed at the B&B Miramonte for 2 nights. It is on the edge of the historic area, on the opposite side of the center from the train station. So you must take a bus to get to it. It is a nice place, there are 2 rooms that share a common eating/cooking area. Since we were there only 2 nights we didn't buy any food to prepare there. The cost of the room with 2 single beds was 75 euros a night and did not include breakfast. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. Bologna is a great city, very beautiful with its covered walkways and it has the oldest university in Europe. The Via Pescheria (where all the food markets are) is great. We loved the feel of the whole city, not so touristy as other cities in Italy. The couple that owns the B&B is very nice and we were happy with the accomodations. The website is The street that the place is on is not well known so make sure you get good directions on how to get there once you get off the bus. The man who sold us the bus tickets when we were at the train station knew where it was and so was able to tell us which train to take.