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Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, Rome, Italy

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3499 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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If you are doing interrail trip. You dont want to walk long time to arrive hostel. Thats why you should stay here. and staff is very helpfull. Enjoy

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel overall, I highly recommend it. Very clean and conviently located. From the hostel it's only a five minute walk to termini station which has both a metro stop and buses to the airports. I Would stay here again.


Nice dorm room, but bathroom was really dirty. Also had issues with the wifi on the first time night of our stay.


It want anything particularly special, but I would probably stay here again if I came back to Rome. The location isn't very good, although it is close to Termini station, but since it's so cheap, I'm not complaining.


Bad news was that they overbooked our room. Good news was that they gave my friend and I a private room instead. The wifi at this place was awful and we had to haul our luggage up 5 flights of stairs because the elevator was not working. Maybe it was just an off night but overall this place seemed to be very disorganized.


The staff is really good at getting people staying there to intermingle. They also host great parties

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice and close to the station. The staff was friendly. The public showers were kinda gross though.


This is the second time I have stayed at this hostel and it was a pleasure. Nice service, clean and excellent staff.


The hostel was in a great location. It is an older hostel but well maintained. The lockers in the rooms were smaller - couldn't fit a suitcase or big bag in them. It was great they had AC because it was very hot. The first two days we were there the elevator was broken and we had to walk up and down five flights of stairs. But it was fixed by the time we left. The daytime staff were helpful and helped us with tours, food and bank locations. Took about 15 minutes to walk to the colosseum.


It is a great hostel when you want to meet new people. The staff is great and always in a good mod. It is very near from the train station and you can walk very easy to the city centre. When you want to cook your own meal in the hostel is that no problem there is a big kitchen with a fridge. The beds are good and the rooms are clean.


Starts at good: it's spacious. I booked 4 bed dorm, but when arrived, they gave me a bed in 7 bed dorm without informing and charged me the same price. After I found that out, I ask them to redound the extra money (no staff ever mentioned they would do it, after my questioned, they offered me free breakfast at first but I've already have my own ). The kitchen was so poor that you can't find an appropriate kitchenware and anything you need.

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent location; a 5 minute walk to Termini station. Staff were friendly and eager to help.


Staff very friendly and helpful, the breakfast is not for free but its not expensive, and the place is quite nice!

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Rooms are spacious, bright and clean - which is a great start. Location is central to the train station and easy to get around to key attractions. Was great to have the kitchen and a fridge, however there seemed to be different crockery etc available on different days, plus there were large groups in using the kitchen for a big cook up and made it difficult to access at times. All in all was a lovely stay and enjoyed the hostel, would recommend.


I'm not sure that's it's because I'm Brazilian and waiting everybody happy, or everybody was not in the mood to talk xP but the hostel is really nice! Nice shower, near termini station, so, no problem :)


The location is pretty good it's a 5 Min walk from Termini station. The staff is really cool, they help you out when you need them, and they tell you what are the coolest things to do in Rome. The rooms are quite big, and they have AC witch is perfect, and it was always clean. The showers and the bathrooms were also clean and i never had to wait for people so that was pretty cool. They have a big room where you can eat and prepare your food and chill with people even late at night! Good hostel


Staff was very help and enthusiastic. Our 6 bed dorm was a good size and I was very happy that they had lockers. (You have to bring your own lock). I would definitely recommend this hostel for others looking for a nice and cheap place to stay..


The hostel is in a very good location so that is the main advantage (close to the train station). What's more, in our room was air conditioning so I don't have to tell that it was a great facility. Definitely worth to stay!!!


They overcharge for tours. I found some tours cheaper than the hostel . Transport from the airport to the hostel cost 55 Euros charge by the hostel, but by bus cost 14 Euros and by train cost 15 Euros. What a rip off by the hostel !!!! The kitchen is poorly equipped, such as no kitchen towels, no pot holders, not enough plates and cups, handle of pots an pans are loose and is dangerous if hot food is spilt on someone, causing burns. Have you thought about this? Breakfast cost 5 Euros !!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for your feedback but we are afraid your review is written for some other property but us. First of all for the airport transfer, we usually give suggestions and recommendations on it but we do not offer service itself and never charge on it. If you used a taxi, the price seems to be quite normal. It costs more than public transportation. Also our breakfast costs 4 Euros (breakfast ticket from vending machine). It is not 5 Euros. Please kindly correct information. Thanks.


Really liked this place! Great rooms, lockers which is always a good thing! Great social area. In fact a very social hostel. Great pub crawl activities if you're a single traveller. Very good rooms and great shower. Can only say 2 negative things - this place is in the ghetto of Rome. It's very close to the main train station, so very conveniently located, but you have to walk past a heap of homeless people/drug dealer types to get to the hostel. Also, poorly equipped kitchen.

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