Student's Hostel Estense offers schools an excellent accommodation for educational journeys. For those seeking culture, the city of Ferrara is steeped in history and a short walk from other beautiful Italian cities such as Mantua, Ravenna, Bologna, Venice and Verona.

Our management - if requested in advance - can provide package tours to the main centres of the region, consisting of bedrooms, train or coach tickets, restaurant agreement and tour guides in foreign languages. Groups staying in the hostel can enjoy a professional and friendly staff, ready to accommodate any request and make their journey a pleasant experience.


  • The hostel has a range of clean and basic rooms, from dorms to doubles (including some ensuite rooms), left luggage, free wi-fi and laundry facilities.

  • We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: the reception works from 7 am to 1 pm, but a system of automatic keys ensures no curfew and no lock out

  • Free secure parking located behind the hostel


Despite our rates are the cheapest in town, a special offer is given to schools in different solutions: Bed & Breakfast (B&B), Half Board (HB) or Full Board (FB).

RATES per person [including breakfast, reception, internet point and wi fi, bedding, luggage storage]:

    (Minimum 20 people in a 2 nights stay)





     BED in DORMITORY from 5 to 8 places
     (Shared bathrooms separed in men and women)




     (Shared bathrooms separed in men and women)




     (Shared bathrooms separed in men and women)




     (Shared bathrooms separed in men and women)




     APARTMENT - 2 Adjoining Double Rooms 





The Student's Hostel Estense Home Restaurant - opened in September 2009 - offers different courses of excellent quality. Each meal includes: starter, main course with vegetables, water, bread, fruit and coffee. The menus can be arranged by choosing from 4 different starters and 4 main course.

Below some exaples:

Lasagna with vegetable sauce Hamburger and french fries
Pasta with sicilian pesto Pork loin in mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes
Tortiglioni Pasta with mushrooms and cream sauce Baked chicken with salad
Farfalle Pasta with patatoes and peas creamed  Omelet of vegetables and cheese with fagiolina

All needs related to food allergies and special diets - if agreed - can be met. Packed lunches can be requested for trips and picnics

Ask us for a custom quote through the form

Our partner organization, according to the educational needs, customized itineraries to school groups of all levels: guided services, admission to exhibitions, museums and monuments, courses and workshops.

Below are some proposals:

Historical and artistic itineraries:
»Tour of Ferrara between the Middle Ages and Renaissance
»Tour of d'Este delights 
"The Land of Guercino and the Carnival
»Bologna and its history
»Modena city of art
»Parma and the castle of Torrechiara
»Mantua and Sabbioneta: the Gonzaga jewelry
»Ravenna and its history
»Cesena, the Malatesta city
"The Secret Venice
"The cities of Veneto
Archaeological itineraries:
"Archaeology in the Land of Po
"The historical and archaeological exhibition of Constantine and the archaeological sites of Ravenna
"The Roman Villas and the archaeological site of Russi
"Archaeology in Emilia Romagna: Among the Greeks, Etruscans, Romans and Gauls ...
"The art of Homo sapiens (Verona)
Discovering Nature:
"Between Land and Water: Ferrara and the Po Delta
"The Regional Park of the Po Delta: the navigation at the mouth, Comacchio and Pomposa
"The tradition of the eel (visit to Casoni di Valle)
"The 'Living Museum of Argenta
"Cycling the forest
"The river navigation
"The Mill on the Po