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Hostel Alessandro Downtown Reviews

Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, Rome, Italy

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83%

Rating
4442 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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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.


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.


86%

Stayed in 8 person female dorm. Not all the lockers would work with our locks and the bottom bunks were super close to the ground so if you're tall might be an issue. Aside, had a great time here, our bunk mates were awesome and made friend with many people here! Close to Termini which is a must and with in walking to multiple touristy places. Bathroom was very clean and well kept.


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)


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)


77%

This was a great hostel to stay in Rome. I was there for three nights thought it was over all a good host. Staff is very helpful and its at a really good location, with only a five min walk from termini train station. The breakfast is very good for the price. The only thing I could think of is that the private bathrooms could use a bit more cleaning.


83%

Everything was really great and the staff were super friendly. There were some big issues with water during our stay, but we think they handled it the best they could.


80%

Everything was organised and staff was professional.


80%

A nice clean place to stay in the centre of Rome within walking distance of the main tram lines and coliseum making site seeing easily accessible. The hostel provided many opportunities to meet new people for example a cocktail party on the roof of its partnering hostel with cheap drinks and very friendly staff who ran it especially Mike! Would recommend both hostels to all looking for a fun side of Rome!


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