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Funny Palace Hostel Reviews

Via Varese 33/31, Rome, Italy

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85%

Rating
2598 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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91%

We originally booked a triple room with shared bathroom however got upgraded to a triple with private bathroom which was lovely and basically like staying in a hotel room. The room was clean and comfortable and we had clean towels each day. The location was easy to find and very close to Termini train station but far enough away to not be too loud at night. All in all the room was perfetc for the three of us to stay and explore Rome and we would definatlety stay again.


94%

Only stayed here one night before my flight from Rome early in the morning. Location was excellent, right by Termini station. The staff was so helpful for planning my transportation to Fiumicino, and the value was great as well.


89%

The location was great. The free breakfast was nice, the recommendation of the Restaurant was great, and the office being a laundromat and internet point for printing was amazing.


60%

The greeting from the hosts was great on day 1. Very helpful guys. Gave all the necessary information about the city including a map. But go to the room and you realise what a scam this really is. With rent close to 30 eur a night, the air conditioner is a show piece. Rome being so hot during the summers, it was very difficult to get any sleep at night! For the same price there are great alternatives even closer to termini.

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Funny Hostel was awesome! The staff was so friendly and accommodating! Should advertise "Funny Palace" better on the outside though!


86%

A bit expensive but a very nice hostel. Safe clean and overall very nice. Would reccomend!!


91%

Be sure to let them know what time you're arriving if you plan on getting there before 8:30 am. We arrived at 6:30 am and they weren't open yet. If this happens to you, there's a little coffee shop around the corner that was open and had free wifi. However, once we were able to check in, the staff was very friendly and helpful. They mapped everything out for us so we could figure out where to go. They also gave us a free bottle of wine upon check in, so that was a nice touch! :)


100%

So helpful! We had lost luggage coming into Rome and the staff at Funny Palace helped us track it down and get it delivered right to us.

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great hostel close to the city center and right next to the the train terminal. Wonderful staff too. Was a bit too pricey though. 30 euro for one night at a 5 bed mixed bedroom isn't what you'd call a deal. I did however book less than two weeks before arriving, so I imagine that booking earlier will get you a better price.


94%

The man that checked me in was easily the most helpful hostel staff I dealt with while in Europe. He gave me great information on how to get to all of the locations I wanted to get to in the city as well as great tips for seeing certain tourist attractions. Free bottle of wine at check in and coupons for free breakfasts each morning at a cafe around the corner! Hostel was very clean and comfortable in a safe location.


83%

Staff isn't there at the hours they claim they are. The place can be cold, dead and lifeless at times. The location is fantastic for hopping on a train or bus. Very safe, clean, and spacious.


94%

Great people, really friendly and helpful.

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Mabri, the manager was extremely helpful!


91%

Great deal for what you get. The rooms are very nice, looks more like a hotel than a hostel. The biggest drawback is the common area....there is one but it's not convenient to hang out in. I'm aware that some floors had their own common areas whereas others did not. It all depends on what you get but it would have been nice to meet people in this huge city. There are so many things to do here so having people to explore the town with would be nice. The laundry service was helpful.


80%

Bit expensive at nearly 30EUR a night, but it is Rome after all. Great location, once you get your bearings it's about a 5 minute walk from the Termini Station. Great reception, the host mapped out 2 days worth of attractions and bus routes, with a route planned that would be easy to follow using the bus system. Also got a bottle of wine! The initial reception area looks a bit run down, but not to worry, you will be led around the corner to the comfortable, clean, apartments shortly after arriv


100%

Very Helpful Service! Easy to find! Very Accommodating! Clean! Good quality people! Reliable!


100%

The staff was so helpful!! They told us great trips and always took time to chat with us and answer our questions.


86%

More like a hotel than a hostel. No common area so this place is better if you just want a base to explore from. No lockers in the room but there are those small room safes they have in most hotels.


69%

Funny palace had good staff who were happy to help. The location was good and the rooms were clean. However the showers were luke warm at best and there wasnt much of an atmoshphere, as the accomodation was more like a cheap hotel with no common rooms or bar. So i cant say I met anyone but my very quiet room mate. To me, meeting new people at the hostel and making friends is half the experience. In summary good location and comfy bed. Not a whole lot of atmosphere.


69%

Nice wifi, they nake your bed and clran every day. Has no common areas or other services.


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