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Funny Palace Hostel Reviews

Via Varese 33/31, Rome, Italy

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86%

Rating
2721 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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.


100%

Mabri is a very welcoming and hands on owner who goes out of his way to ensure that Funny Palace is the best it can possibly be. The location is brilliant and the price is great value, with very clean, comfortable rooms. The Palace isn't designed in any way to be a party destination so if that's your thing maybe stay elsewhere, but it is a great base to explore Rome from. I stayed here for a second time when flying out from Rome to Greece and the location made it such a smooth trip. Recommend.


97%

Excellent, it was great to meet with the manager and he had an excellent knowledge of the local area. Really lovely triple room with en suite at a great value. My only improvement would be that the mattresses were very hard on the beds- if better then the hostel would be perfect!


89%

Super friendly and helpful staff great room included a tv. Was given breakfast vouchers for coffee and croissant and a free bottle of wine. Location was perfect and they looked after luggage on the day of check out. Where you check in has internet which was useful, also free wifi. would stay here again


69%

The hostel Looks like a Hotel because there is no kitchen and there is no living room where you can meet up People and have fun! But it is very clean, safe and the Location is excellent.


57%

You have to check in a dirty laundry room. There is no sign outside. I had to drag two suitcases up three flights of stairs after I was told I could check them downstairs. Uncomfortable beds and pillows. Water doesn't stay hot.

  • 11th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff welcomed you with a guide about Rome highlighting on a map where to go how long it will take, the room was really clean and a good size enough room for each person to have their own space. Had own safes. Bathroom was clean! Good stay very good value for money! :)

  • 8th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This is one of the best hostels I have stayed in. Your greeted with a bottle of wine and a staff will recommend itineraries with a map to maximize your stay in Rome. It is conveniently located just two blocks from the Termini so mobility is not an issue.


80%

By far the best parts of this hostel are the staff and the room. We booked a 2 person & private bath and the room was pretty much a hotel room with all you could ask for. The best hostel room on our entire trip. Cleaned every day, hot water for showers every day, no theft or missing items. The staff helped us immensely. When we arrived at 1030pm with a late flight, they took us through a map of the city and how to plan our 3 day tour with recommendations for when to show up and where.


51%

This is a room...not a hostel. The reception is at a nxt door laundry. There is no common area for guests to meet, share ideas & make friendships. Amri was a welcoming and generous host but that didn't offset the atmosphere I have come to enjoy & expect.


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