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I didn't particularly enjoyed my stay as much as I thought. The cleanliness of the bathrooms was very poor and the staff was not the most helpful for a traveller in a budget. I had to discover all the details of the city, as well as the areas to avoid, all by myself. However, the bed was good, the room was big and had air conditioning, which made my stay a little more comfortable. Wouldn't come back and do not recommend it for people on a budget.
I stayed 2 nights in a mixed bed dorm which was quite messy and on the first night there was a power outage and the wifi didn't have a great connection. I stayed again a week later in a different dorm and on a different level which was really nice and clean and the wifi worked really well. The location is great and it's easy to get to anywhere in the city on the metro or buses. The area can be a bit dodgy at night but I never felt too unsafe travelling on my own.
Staff were extremely rude-We were cooking when the kitchen closed (which we didn't know about as there were no signs posted) and instead of telling us the staff just took our pot of food and through it away. The facilities were extremely dirty, especially the bathrooms. Sheets did not feel clean either. We also had a phone charger stolen out of our room during the day. The location isn't bad but the neighborhood around Termini station can be a bit scary for girls walking around at night.
Hostel staff were rude and not helpful. Facilities were average to low relative to other hostels of same price. Internet and air con not working. Breakfast for 4 euros was a rip off - most hostels do better than this for free..
We only stayed one night but it was the best hostel we've stayed at! Large rooms, very clean, great breakfast but best of all, really lovely and helpful staff. Definitely recommend!
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great location right near the train station and about fifteen minute walk to the colosseum. The rooms are large and you have plenty of space in between beds and other travelers. The air conditioning was okay, sometimes it breaks and does not work, but everything else was good.
Very close to the Termini train station and easy to find. The hostel has all the facilities you would need including a kitchen and activity room. The hostel felt secure and safe and the other guests were friendly. The only thing I did not like were the bathrooms with their motion sensor lights and lack of changing areas. The pub-crawl was average at best.
Power went out multiple times. AC turned off more than half of the stay. Mold in bathrooms.
The directions to get to the hostel were really clear and it was in a good location quite close to a big super market. It was also a good hostel for meeting people negative there were araaranged activities like a sangria night and there was also the kitchen/eating area to hangout. The only complaint was that I had trouble with my rom key working and also sometimes I couldn't get the WiFi to work.
It was wonderful, but the staff could be more gentle...
No complaints here, value for money clean hostel. Great pub crawl! One of the best pub crawls in Europe. The only thing we noticed was the atmosphere was better at the partner hostel down a few blocks which has the bar and is the location of the start of the pub crawl.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Nice hostel located close to the Termini train station. Clean rooms and cheap bar at the sister hostel not far away.
It was the best hostel I have stayed at on this trip it looked good on the hostel world web sight And did not disappoint. I am so glad I booked. My stay in Rome
I really appreciated the storage facilities and the free printing. Staff were very helpful and told me exactly what buses I needed to take to see what I wanted to see. Good location for sightseeing, close to the buses and trains. NOTE: Wifi was not working.
Rooms were decent and had enough room, staff seemed nice enough but weren't enthusiastic with helping with directions and where to go in the area. Wifi was terrible, only works sitting in the lobby area not from the room. The aircon in the bedroom was also terrible, so so stuffy in the bedrooms. Hostel also did not provide towels.
A good hostel with an excellent location near train station. The rooms are big and quiet with AC. The kitchen stove took forever to heat(like over 30min to boil water when I had all stoves on max). Otherwise a good hostel, but like many it lacks recycling bins for bottles etc, which would be great since a lot of people drink water all the time.
Good hostel if you just need a place to sleep - air conditioning in the rooms was great! There was very little atmosphere so probably not the best place to meet new people. Very close to Termini station and about 15 minutes from Colosseum and the Roman forum.
Really loved our stay here and would recommend and stay again. Felt very modern, clean and sociable throughout the hostel and air conditioning as an excellent addition. This was our first mixed dorm experience and was very positive. Walking distance from the station and lots of places to eat nearby (try Elettra!). Regular socials which were fun and well managed. One of the best hostels we stayed in on our travels throughout Italy!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)