Trieste, capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia, it is a border town, within which multiple traditions and influences come together, such as Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Slovenian ones! It is in fact located on the Gulf of Trieste, washed by the Adriatic Sea and near the border with Slovenia. Trieste is an important maritime city, which in the past has been disputed several times it is very extensive and develops between climbs and descents, so to better organize your stay the choice of accommodation becomes a priority!
Here is a guide on where to sleep in Trieste: best tips and neighborhoods to stay!
- Useful tips: the best neighborhoods to stay
- Trieste area guide
- Historic center / Old Town, Borgo Teresiano and Borgo Giuseppino
- Sea area / Barcola
- Hilly area / Guardiella and San Giusto
- Towns near Trieste where to stay
- Trieste accommodation price map
- User questions and comments
Useful tips: the best neighborhoods to stay
Trieste is a city that develops between the sea and the Karst, so as you move inland the roads have ups and downs and some are even very narrow.
In the Old Town, many streets are pedestrian only! For these reasons, the center is definitely the best place to stay! Here you will be close to the main attractions, you can enjoy a walk along the streets or along the seafront and you will have many bars and restaurants within walking distance for the evening.
If you are looking for nightlife, the most suitable neighborhood is Borgo Teresiano, also called New Town. This is the beating heart of commercial and by night Trieste, with clubs, shopping streets and it is also very close to the historic center.
If you are looking for one instead quieter and more romantic accommodation, maybe between the green and a wonderful view, then we recommend the San Giusto district, which develops on the homonymous hill.
For those who want to save something without sacrificing comfort, the Station area is ideal, which develops around the railway station, very quiet and clean (1,2 km from Piazza Unità d'Italia, 15 min).
- Recommended areas to save: station area, Grignano (Miramare castle)
- Recommended areas for families with children: historic center, San Giusto district, Barcola
- Recommended areas for young people: Borgo Teresiano, Borgo Giuseppino
- Best accommodations: we have selected the best hotels, b & b and hostels in Trieste. Discover our advice and book on Booking
If you are in Trieste for work or as a one-day stopover to other destinations, consider sleeping near the airport. Find the best solutions and selected hotels on Booking.com
Trieste area guide
This city it is very extensive, although the main attractions are located near the historic center. IS' divided into 7 new districts and 28 historic districts. Those of tourist interest are the most central, included between the new districts 4 and 5, while the district 3 develops along the coast, also including the historic district of Barcola, where you can stay if you are mainly looking for a quiet area close to the sea and All the services.
Le main areas of tourist interest and ideal to stay in they are the historic center, where the Old Town, Borgo Teresiano and Borgo Giuseppino are located, ideal for their proximity to the main attractions, for the nightlife and the many clubs to choose from; the Barcola, near the sea, with places like the beach of Barcola and the promenade; and finally the hilly area, with the Guardiella district, where the San Giusto district is located, with a wonderful view over the whole city and the sea!
Areas to avoid: the port is a purely commercial area, there are not many accommodations or people living there, so at night it is almost deserted. For the same reason, and as they are not very touristy, it is better to avoid the suburbs of Altura, Valmaura and Servola.
Historic center / Old Town, Borgo Teresiano and Borgo Giuseppino
The historic center area mainly includes the Old Town, Borgo Teresani and Borgo Giuseppino, where it is there is an extended ZTL and some streets are pedestrian only.
This it's the best area to stay, especially if you have little time, as you only move on foot.
The main attractions are all close by, as are the districts of Trieste's nightlife. Moreover, it is full of accommodation of any type: hostels for the youngest, small apartments for those who want more autonomy, family hotels with all the services and large luxury hotels, such as those near Piazza Unità d'Italia!
The average prices in the neighborhood range from around € 40,00 per night for low cost accommodations to over € 150,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking
Sea area / Barcola
Moving north from the historic center you arrive in the Barcola district, also very popular with Trieste, especially in summer. This because here you will find the promenade and the equipped beach, where you can relax, swim and sunbathe in the establishment! Obviously there is no shortage of clubs and beach bars. But be careful: this is not a beach with sand, but it is characterized by rocks, pebbles and gravel, therefore recommend the special shoes!
Here you will find many b & bs and hotels with wonderful sea views! It is the ideal area for those who want to relax and not find themselves in city traffic, but at the same time easily reach the center of Trieste! You can in fact take the direct bus line 6 (10 min) or travel by car (5 km, 10 min). Also recommended for families with children, so as to alternate days at the beach with visits to the city.
The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 40,00 per night for low cost accommodations to € 150,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on Booking
Hilly area / Guardiella and San Giusto
If you are not primarily interested in the sea, but prefer a quiet neighborhood and perhaps surrounded by greenery, then we advise you to move to the hilly area of the city, inland. Here, in the historic district of Guardiella, is the district of San Giusto, which develops on the homonymous hill overlooking the city: this will give you a wonderful view over Trieste and the gulf!
This neighborhood is one of the most renowned in the city, don't miss a romantic walk in the Villa Revoltella Park! There are also several accommodation options to choose from, although obviously smaller than the historic center. The area is also served by numerous bus lines and to reach the historic center you can take bus line 25, which will take you to Corso Italia (15 min).
The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 50,00 per night for low cost accommodations to € 120,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking
Towns near Trieste where to stay
Trieste offers enough solutions for all needs, even in terms of price, and it is not even a chaotic city or a metropolis such as to prefer quieter neighboring villages to escape from the chaos. Moreover, even the movements are well guaranteed, and if you have your own vehicle, it is a good base for both a seaside holiday and for crossing over to Slovenia or even Croatia.
Rather, if the intention is to visit more inland areas of Friuli, then it could be convenient to base in Udine. From there, the mountain areas such as the Friulian Dolomites, Carnia or the Julian Pre-Alps are certainly closer, but it is a different type of holiday.
Trieste accommodation price map