The city of Parma is familiar to foodies as the birthplace of some of the most famous edible Italian exports – especially parmigiano-reggiano cheese and prosciutto. But the city is also home to one of Italy’s big universities and has a pretty historic center that’s absolutely worth a visit.
Perhaps partly because of the univeristy in Parma, there’s a variety of budget-friendly accommodation. Unfortunately, not all of it is within the old city walls or the historic center. If you can’t find a hostel in Parma in a location you like, be sure to check out the other places on the map below that aren’t traditional hostels – budget hotels may be the right price and have better locations.