La Controra Hostel

Naples is an amazing city! Absolutely unique town in Italy and all Europe!
Our hostel is one of the best structures of the city, with a lot of chilling spaces (bar, tv saloon, working spaces, big garden...) and it is raw to find this kind of place in the city.
Volunteers will be able to meet a lot of people from all around the world, have fun and party, but also learn about the napolitan culture with our local staff!

We are already a "big" structure with more than 60 beds but we always try to keep a family vibes! So volunteers will be part of our team as a complete member of it! We communicate a lot between us and think that this is very important for the good ambiance!

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My experience at La Controra Hostel has been simply amazing. It's a well-located place with a team that knows the city well, always equally friendly and ready to help you discover Naples. The volunteer activities were simple, there is a lot of flexibility, and the relationship among us was always great. It wouldn't have been such a spectacular experience without them <3

On the other hand, the place has an incredible garden and a fun bar that will make it easy to meet someone and have a chat; you will always feel welcome!

Long story short: I highly recommend it!

11 days ago

Christophe replied

Thank you for staying with us Daniel, you were a great addition to our team.
Always open-minded, helpful, reliable and very freindly. We enjoyed working with you.
You brought so much joy and warmth, not only to the staff but also to the guests. You are always welcome to come back whenever you want to :)

All the best!
La Controra Staff



I had such a great time in La Controra, the tasks were clear, I had time to explore the city and do my personal stuff. Had so much fun with the staff and the guests, definitely recommend :)

27 days ago

Christophe replied

We also had a lovely time with you Alice! Thank you for staying with us and helping us out. You were not only reliable and very helpful, with your positive nature you also brought an extra ray of sunshine to this hostel.

Enjoy your further travels, all the best! :)
La Controra Staff



It was my first experience with Worldpackers and it turned perfect out. All staff was really friendly and I met two amazing volunteers, who made my month more fun. The hostel is cozy, you can meet every single day with new people from around the world. I would recommend totally the hostel!! Small tip: learn more about Naples before you go there! It is a great city to explore but also has a different vibe and culture than other Italien cities:)

about 1 month ago

United Kingdom


La Controra is a peaceful little haven in chaotic Napoli! It has the usual set up - you sleep in a room with the other volunteers (a great way to get to know them), the work is as expected and fair, and the hostel is a great place to get to know plenty of solo travellers.

But the best thing about this place is the team working there. Everyone is lovely: super happy to chat, give advice, joke around etc. I liked every member of staff a lot, that’s pretty special. Of course, the biggest of shout outs to our main man Chris, who really is a legend. If you can go to La Controra, go <3

about 2 months ago



I really enjoy the time that I spend in La Controla. The tasks is very easy and sometimes I had fun doing the drinks in the bar and helping in the breakfast. I want to say thanks for Chris that always helps and support the time of volunteers. The only thing that could be improve is the room and the bathroom cause it still in maintenance so we must to use the baths outside.

3 months ago

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