Home to the world's greatest Hostels

33,000 properties, 170 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Friend House Hostel Reviews

Via Napoleone III 58, Rome, Italy

Reviews & Ratings Explained


185 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


It was a nice place to stay, the staff is very polite and kind, the hostel is in a good zone near from train station and has good facilities. A good place to stay when you visit Rome.

  • 19th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Our stay at Friend House Hostel was fantastic. We arrived in the evening and had a difficult time finding the actual entrance but it is definitely there. We stayed in a private room with its own bathroom for a great price. The two men that ran the place were very friendly and kind. It put us at ease after a hectic day of travel. The room was very clean. The location was good. It is slightly in a "not so exciting neighborhood" but two blocks away are fun areas.we would stay here again

  • 13th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Run by one guy, he is very friendly and is able to recommend places to eat, and easiest ways to see the sights (train lines/stops etc)


If you want to meet people and socialize this isn't the hostel for it. Rooms get very hot, location is about 15minute walk from the colosseum in not the nicest area of Rome. Served its purpose for the 4 nights we spent there just using it as a base.


We really enjoyed our stay in this hostel. Victor and his Chinese friend are so kind, friendly and helpful. They are always ready to help and do something good for you. It was very hot outside but we didn't feel it because of the air-conditioner. Very clean and comfortable hostel with perfect location.


So close to termini railwaystation, excellent for interrail! 30 min walk to Colosseum, 50 min to vatican, so be prepared for a lot of walking. So friendly staff, they help you with everything! Breakfast is a desertcrossaint and coffee/juice. No lockers in room, and i think the standard of the room varies, i think we were lucky to get the one room with aircon! Good to meet people, a bit mesay kitchen but everyone greeted you hello:)


Although it is far away from the Vatican and some other attractions, it is really near Roma Termini. The owner is the go to guy if you want information on where to eat and to know a little more about the city. He doesn't speak english very well but make the effort to understand him and you won't be disappointed. The rest of the staff is fluent in english. Great value for money.

  • 30th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We were 5 people in a private room and it was good, it had a bathroom and air conditioner, and they even gave us free towels and soap samples. They also tidied the room during our stay, which we didn't expect! We had keys to our room so we didn't have to worry, and at the end of our stay they kept our baggage for many hours while we went sightseeing. We checked in late and he was very kind, so thank you for being so nice to us, we felt very comfortable at the hostel. Grazie mille, a la prossima!

View all Rome Hostels

Please give us your feedback