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Via Villafranca 10, 00185 Rome, Rome, Italy

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837 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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It is a good place to stay. Staff are nice, and good at English. But the internet is not good.


This has really clean rooms and shower and bathroom. The hostel is really quite. If you wanna get to know ppl, you will not like it. This hostel has no facilities for any food, and no breakfast included. You can't cook neither keep your food. But for sleeping, the best place. Free wifi, works well! If I go Rome agian, Id love to stay here again.


they must to change them staff! HORRIBLE


perfect stay, bog rooms, very good location, very helpful and polite staff


The staff were quite unfriendly and did not seem to want to be there - particularly the younger brunette woman. Everything seemed to cost extra money - WiFi, breakfast, towels. And not a reasonable price for a hostel either. The cafe across the road was wonderful for cheap breakfasts and friendly service.


Welcoming and helpful, multilingual staff.


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.


Rooms are in poor condition


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.


It's more like a hotel that happens to have a couple dorm rooms (rather than a hostel) but it still had great beds, bathrooms, and I luckily met some awesome people here so I'd recommend it


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.

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • 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.


The 4 bed bedroom was vary nice and it really looked like a hotel. The building was half hotel half hostel indeed. The free wi-fi stopped working for a couple of days but the staff gave us passwords to use the paid one. Nice people over there.


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.

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