Ostello Il Gruccione

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Overview of Ostello Il Gruccione

Ostello Il Gruccione

Family-friendly hostel with spa, near Scipione Castle

8.8/10 Fabulous

7 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
Località San Genesio, Vernasca, PC, 29010
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Breakfast available
  • In-room childcare
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park

Getting around

  • Parma Airport (PMF) - 38 min drive
  • Fiorenzuola Station - 19 min drive
  • Castione dei Marchesi Station - 21 min drive
  • Fidenza Station - 23 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Ostello Il Gruccione

Family-friendly hostel by the river
Consider a stay at Ostello Il Gruccione and take advantage of 9 holes of golf, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace. Active travelers can enjoy hiking/biking, fishing, and ecotours at this hostel. Take some time to relax at the onsite spa. In addition to a garden and a playground, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Free self parking
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and outdoor furniture
  • Access to a nearby health club, an elevator, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast
Room features
All guestrooms at Ostello Il Gruccione have amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Changing tables, highchairs, and baby baths
  • Down comforters and cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Showers, bidets, and free toiletries
  • Children's dinnerware, children's books, and musical instruments


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site


  • Airport shuttle from 8 AM to 9 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 9 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Musical instruments
  • Baby bath
  • Changing table

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Winery release events
  • Fishing
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (538 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Built in 1950
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 9 holes of golf
  • Full-service spa


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hostel's full-service spa. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7 for adults and EUR 5 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 80 per person (roundtrip)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 10 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 10
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 6 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per day


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Hot springs access available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Ostello Il Gruccione Hostel Vernasca
Ostello Il Gruccione Hostel
Ostello Il Gruccione Vernasca
Ostello Il Gruccione Vernasca
Ostello Il Gruccione Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Ostello Il Gruccione Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Vernasca

Frequently asked questions

Does Ostello Il Gruccione offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ostello Il Gruccione does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ostello Il Gruccione?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ostello Il Gruccione?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 10 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Ostello Il Gruccione?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Ostello Il Gruccione?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8 AM to 9 PM. The charge is EUR 80 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ostello Il Gruccione?
You can check in from noon - 11:00 PM. There's a charge of EUR 10 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 6 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Ostello Il Gruccione and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking, fishing, and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a picnic area and a garden. Ostello Il Gruccione also has access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Ostello Il Gruccione?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Castello di Vigoleno (3.2 mi), Ristorante La Cantinaccia (3.2 mi), and Trattoria Cavallo (3.4 mi).
What's the area around Ostello Il Gruccione like?
Ostello Il Gruccione is located by the river. Popular attractions include Thermae Di Salsomaggiore, which is 12 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Room spacious and super clean. A very hot day but fresh wind through the room at night was welcome. Marialaura was welcoming and friendly. Menu in Restaurant was huge. Better to have less choice with better cooking as carbonara my husband ate was poor. Chicken dish was fine.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best hostel we’ve stayed in.
Incredible place to stay. When we booked this “hostel” we weren’t expecting anything too grand. However, as you drive down the small road to the place, you instantly notice how beautiful the building is. We were warmly greeted by the hosts and given a little tour. We arrived quite late so we worried they wouldn’t serve food but she said it was no problem and to come down for food whenever we fancied it. We came down, ordered some lovely wine (which was really cheap too!) and some freshly made tortellini. The food and the drink were great and the service was incredibly warm. For the money we paid during or stay, we couldn’t have been happier. Breakfast was waiting for us both mornings and we even took some bikes out for a little ride! In all fairness, it felt more like a hotel to us as we managed to get a double room to ourselves with an en suite. This place is a MUST if you’re considering going. Can’t recommend it highly enough. The hosts are extremely friendly and do all they can to make you feel at home!
Joe, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Nächstes Mal gerne länger...
Ein ruhiger Aufententhalt auf dem Land, großartig für Naturliebhaber. Großartiges Preis- Leistungsverhältnis, insbesondere zur Hochsaison.
Thomas, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

boubacar, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Immersi nella natura
Buon Ostello, nella natura, a due passi dal fiume e relativamente tranquillo, tranne alcuni schiamazzi la sera. Stanza semplice e funzionale come da descrizione. Al wi-fi ci si collegava ma non si riusciva a navigare (zero tacche). Dovrebbero correggere la descrizione, si nomina una Piscina che non ho visto da nessuna parte.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Posto molto bello, immerso nel verde. Peccato per la camera, con i muri comunicanti a tutte le altre non c è privacy! Rilassante, e da prendere con molta, molta calma.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Soggiorno in piena natura
Persone molto ospitali accoglienza eccezionale... Il cibo più che ottimo servizio ottimo
Casy, 1-night family trip
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