The Amalfi Coast is very popular with tourists from all over the world.
In summer, almost all hotels are fully booked and prices are considerably higher, but cheap options can be found everywhere. For a cost-effective stay on the magnificent Amalfi Coast, avoid hotels and opt instead for bed & breakfasts, which are plentiful, clean and well-equipped.
Cheaper towns on the Amalfi Coast
If you want to spend as little as possible, the best solution is to sleep in the upper part of the coast, away from the sea, such as Agerola, Bomerano and Scala.
Even Nocelle is less expensive, although it has recently been discovered by the Americans, who have driven up prices. The season also has a major influence on prices, especially in spring and around September or October, when good prices can be found. In these villages, or in many less emblematic centers such as Vietri sul mare or Agerola, for example, you can sleep for less.
- Vietri sul Mare: This small town is located at the eastern end of the Amalfi Coast. Accommodation here is generally less expensive than in the region’s more famous towns, while offering easy access to beaches and local attractions.
- Minori: A charming coastal town, less crowded than some of the more touristy destinations on the Amalfi Coast. Here you’ll often find affordable accommodation options while enjoying a peaceful atmosphere.
- Maiori: Just off Minori, Maiori also offers more affordable accommodation than places like Amalfi and Positano. You can still enjoy superb beaches and delicious local specialities.
- Agerola: If you prefer a more rural stay, consider accommodation in the mountains of Agerola, overlooking the coast. Accommodation rates are usually lower here, and you’ll be able to explore some wonderful hiking trails.
- Praiano: Although Praiano lies in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, it’s generally less crowded than the other towns. Here you can find affordable accommodation options, while remaining close to the main attractions.
- Ravello: Although Ravello is best known for its luxury accommodations, there are also more economical options. Ravello offers stunning coastal views and a particularly tranquil atmosphere.
Staying near the Amalfi Coast
By widening your search area, you’re more likely to find a low-cost home.
The nearest towns to the Amalfi Coast are Sorrento and the surrounding area (Piano di Sorrento, Meta, Massa Lubrense and Sant’Agnello). In about half an hour by bus, you can reach the first town on the coast: Positano, and then continue around the coast to Ravello and beyond.
The Salerno option should not be underestimated: although it’s not one of the most picturesque spots on the coast, it’s an attractive destination in a strategic position, not far from the main center of the Amalfi Coast, which will save you quite a bit of money. It would be wonderful to be able to stay in one of the most beautiful villages on the coast, perhaps on the top floor with a spacious terrace overlooking the sea, but your pockets would be empty, so why not consider Salerno’s waterfront? Or a charming little apartment in its historic center?