If you are thinking about traveling to Italy, this is a good guide to help you plan your trip. Here you can search for the best hotels in Italy for the lowest price.
Some people ask me for advice about low cost travel. Well, I guess low cost travel doesn’t mean going to hostels. Unless you are really young and want to feel the experience of sharing a room with people from all over the world, I suggest you to book a hotel. If you are traveling with at least one other person, you’ll probably find a good hotel for the same price you would pay for a hostel. Besides, with I have been to some of the best 5 stars hotels around the world without spending the agency fees (and sometimes the price was lower than when I called the hotel!).