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The reception address is not the actual hostel, but a another brand (Hotel des Artistes).The place you stay is 2 streets away in a dark, wierdest place ever, which has no reception, just a place that feels like an illegal immigrants' hideout. The room itself is good, but the place... The staff sent us with the wrong key at arrival so had to go back to H. des Artistes in the middle of the night. Cleaning staff took & lost my clothes with bed sheets and then said they couldn't do anything.Terrible
Overall a good place to stay, definitely one of the cheapest with good reviews and good conditions. I was only there for a day, so didnt make much effort to meet people, but there was a nice place to hang out on the 5th floor. Lots of bathrooms available and nice place under the beds to store and (if you have a lock) lock your belongings. Wifi cost extra and towels extra. The room was quite warm at night, but feel like I got what I paid for-- an ok night's sleep at a good price. Would stay again
Normal hostel. Very good shower. Very clean. Quiet.
It's well located, near Termini Station, rooms are clean. No wifi for free in the room, you have to pay for that. All in all, it's ok.
I felt more like being in a hotel rather than a hostel. The common room is very small and not very nice for socialising. Otherwise it was nice.
The lift was pretty inefficient, it didnt stop by each floor and one went down or up once. The roof area was nice except it was too dark at night.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Our stay was short but great! Check-in and check-out were super smooth and the hostel was thankfully just a short walk from Roma Termini station. Rooms were very clean and the hostel was quiet - more like a hotel than a hostel. Everything a traveler needs is nearby including laundry and great food, and anything else is a short bus or Metro stop away. Thanks again!
If you book here you will stay at one of two locations: the first in the hotel as advertised; the second next to the Russian Embassy (where we all want to stay given recent events...). You are taken there by a random person who you then never see again. The hotel reception is a 5 minute walk away. You pass through military guards (Russian) to get there. No kitchen, not even a fork to use. No common room. Bathrooms flood when you use them. Staff not overly helpful. Will not return.
The room was great and the bathrooms were amazing. Individual shower rooms and toilet rooms made for a good set up. Rooms were clean and there are lockers outside each cluster of rooms to lock valuables. Only downside was there was no real kitchen and the only common room was on the 5th floor. It's a good part if town, away from tourist central but easy to get to everything. A little noisy within the building in the mornings from things echoing but overall a great, tidy hostel.
It looks like a hotel. The cleanliness and confort are so great and it's really close from metro station.
More of a hotel with hostel rooms. There's no common area so you'll only get to know your roommates at most. However, the hostel is in a really nice building and a very good location. It's also probably the most secure hostel as it's located in the embassy district of Rome and as a result, most roads are guarded by soldiers. The rooms are clean and the fans do a fine job of keeping the room cool on hot Rome nights.
Staying here I felt like I was living like a king, the rooms were luxurious and I wasn't left wanting for a thing. It is close to the subway and a few cool places to eat, but this place wasn't set up in a way that encouraged people to meet. Though this hostel has a rather unappealing price, you get what you pay for and it's really rather nice.
street noise :(
- Novice Nomad
- South Korea
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Good little place, and nice and close to the train station and the sites! The bathrooms were pretty unsatisfactory, and weren't cleaned regularly enough. Nice to have a TV in our room though, and a safe to keep our valuables
At reception I got the impression you had to pay for wifi but I only realised afterwards you have to pay for wifi in your room but it's free in the common area. That was a bit annoying but other than that it was good. It's about a 10 min walk from the main station, so it's not the closest but it's okay.
Stay here 3 days. Big and clean hostel. Friendly staff, good place. Everything good, a little problem that wifi coust 2 euro. I recommendet it in Rome.
Like everyone said before, this definitely feels and is a (former) hotel. The facilities were good and properly cleaned every morning. I was on a 2-month Euro trip and found the front desk staff rather on the apathetic side but the cleaning staff was very nice. It took a while for me to receive assistance from the front desk to resolve a problem with the wifi throughout the hostel, in particular to the top floors. There is not much interaction with the other people staying given the layout.