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Hostel Alessandro Downtown Reviews

Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, Rome, Italy

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84%

Rating
4360 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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97%

I loved the hostel. It was clean, the staff were very helpful and located right beside the train station. Only negative wifi didn't work in the rooms at all.


80%

Very friendly staff. Love the building sercurity. The area it is located in is OK at night, however can be a little sketchy for two females coming back late. They have cheap lockers available to store luggage for 2EUR for 12 hours since we showed up before our room was ready. Provided towels and a blow dryer in the room! Downfall - paid for private room and it was located beside an all male 8 person room which ended up breaking out in fist fight at 3AM and no staff member came to settlle it down

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Wifi kept cutting out in the rooms. Staff was helpful though. Noise wasn't controlled well as there are multiple stories that the hostel is on. Breakfast not worth the 4euro as there are tons of great restaurants right around the corner. Great location though, within 30minute walking distance from most attractions such as the colosseum.


74%

Had a little trouble finding the place because it's called a Downtown Hostel, not Alessandro, but no big deal. Great place to begin exploring Rome from, walkable to everywhere. Good expat scene. Cheap food nearby. Not so great for doing tours through the hostel. Staff nice but not overly professional. Card key in door a real problem for everyone.


91%

Very nice hostel! Clean, helpful staff, right next to the train station. Only thing is it's not by any of the main attractions so it's quite a walk to get anywhere!


86%

Good location near Termini. Staff was helpful. Rooms locked with 24 hr staff so felt safe. Beds were old and flat with no cushion. 6 people and 2 outlets near the door so charging your phone is hard.


74%

Conveniently located near Termini station, although not the best area for walking around at night. Very clean rooms and bathrooms, hot showers, and overall great value for money. I wish the staff had been a little more friendly/outgoing.


37%

Avoid!! The staff are unwilling to go out of their way to help. A mix up on their part meant that I came home to someone sleeping in my bed and they offered no clean one. I had to stay in a hotel that night and the manager refused to give me any contact details to complain saying "it's not my job". It is no where near the town center and the 20 euro pub crawls they offer are a rip off. The bathrooms smell and the wifi doesn't work. All in all, by far the worst hostel I have stayed in.


100%

It was a great price for a room, it felt very secure and was very close to the center of town. It was clean and the girl at the desk was very nice.


60%

Very average hostel. Not worth the price. The staff was rude and you could tell they were not happy with their jobs. There was no sense of atmosphere or a good place or activities for solo travelers to meet. The location is convenient because it's so close to termini but it's loud and the locals there didn't seemed thrilled with the tourists. Spend your money elsewhere!


86%

Everything a hostel needs to be - no bad comments

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

good value for money and the services they give made this hostel really popular free kitchen to used staff is willing to help everyone,added a restaurant 7 mins away from the hostel bramble is a very cool cheap typical italian foods will definitely comeback thank you guys for my unforgettable expirienced

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

very good staff"s specially the afternoon filmer and jerry they are really helpful and informative they made my stay so brilliant will definitely comeback like there new restaurant bramble good value for money thank you guys

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Decent place to stay for a short period only. Very convenient to termini station, which is good for getting into/out of Rome and accessing metro. Bit of a walk to the major sites though. Not a whole lot of atmosphere as this is an outpost of their main hostel. Neighborhood can be a bit iffy at night, though I did notice a number of police patrolling at night so maybe they are trying to fix that. Mattresses not the best I've slept on but also not the worse. stay here for easy transport options

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

a very good rooms with air condition your own locker and comfortable bed location is really near in city center tour and party organized a really recommended place

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

the staff is very nice i like the party thing and sangria will definitely comeback 1st favorite hostel you can asked them in in any places in rome the staff in the morning give me a free alessandro shirt cool!!

  • 14th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

Very sketchy location, did not feel safe walking back to the hostel at night. Not close to any sights. Hot showers, secure lockers. OK staff that were forward and efficient but not friendly. There was a 50-year-old man in my 8 person dorm which was VERY uncomfortable. There should be age restrictions on at least the mixed dorms. Did not like my stay here.


66%

We stayed in an 8 bed female dorm which was huge. Good air conditioning and good locker space. Our basic needs were all met but the hostel was nothing special. Bathrooms weren't particularly clean and there were only 3 toilets and 3 showers for a whole floor. Probably wouldn't stay here again to be honest.


63%

Wifi was not available.


69%

Really enjoyed my stay! Convienant location close to the train station. In kind of a strange part of town but we stayed here one night because we had to catch a late train Unfortunately, the night we stayed there ALL the water stopped working so the toilets weren't working and neither were the showers and sinks. The problem got fixed after a few hours but it was still a bummer. Other than that glitch it was a great place, great atmosphere and great staff!!

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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