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Hostel Alessandro Palace & Bar Reviews

Via Vicenza 42, Rome, Italy

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5576 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Great hostel. I really enjoyed the pub crawl. One really annoying downside was that you needed a key to keep the lights and sockets on in the room. So if the person whose key card is in the wall leaves, someone else has to put their key card in. A little annoying but nonetheless a great hostel.


Bed was ok. shower was good. aircon was awesome! Lockers weren't big, but they were good. Was good for what I needed. Nothing special, but then not bad either.


Alessandro had everything a euro traveller needs. Good bathrooms, beds, wifi, location and an awesome atmosphere. The pub crawls are great fun and the staff are very it going.


The staff was not helpful.


Friendly and helpful staff welcomes you with a free drink. Clean and new rooms, free towels, everything was great. But the price could be cheaper.


Nice place, air conditioner, clean. Some of the staff are very friendly and helpful some really no.


Nice place. Convenient location close to the train station. Decent room/bathroom. Luggage storage (if you're leaving your luggage before check-in/after check-out) was not very secure, although this didn't end up being a problem for us. Staff was mostly helpful and friendly. A/c didn't really work for most of our stay, in spite of staff coming to look at it on several occasions. Also, the power went out twice for long stretches--no lights or a/c and only one outlet that randomly worked.


Unfortunately disappointing for the price, even for Rome. Very old facilities (beds, bathroom, no lamp/power socket) and no kitchen or breakfast other than a deal at the expensive restaurant next door. Also experienced ongoing power outage during the heatwave, however we were kindly upgraded when it became unbearable with no a/c overnight. Also very pushy for the expensive pub crawl. However was in a good location close to the station, shops and restaurants. Ok but rather stay somewhere else.


Convenient location near train. Private room and bathroom were nice, great AC - but power went out a few times (heat wave). Only common area is the bar, but its quiet most of the time. Cool secure bag storage in lobby area. Staff nice but not really helpful. Pretty decent walk to get to sights (but metro isn't too far).


Bartender was neglectful and would not be available for their happy hours.


We had a great time here, the pub crawl was awesome! Staff were really helpful and always around to get everyone involved! Liked that the bathrooms were in the dorm room and were clean.


The location is close to the Roma termini station and another metro station too. However as soon as you enter the hostel, it stinks a lot. The room is unclean & gloomy. The bathroom was stinking all the time. The room doesn't have many charging points, nor does it have essential things like dustbin. Theres a tiny bin in the bathroom (which stinks). The bramble bar is useless. Pathetic service. They made me wait 45 minutes before serving. Another 30 min before the cheque. Worst place so far.

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel was good, location is close to the train station and it's a short walk everywhere. Our lockers were broken which was frustrating, and the eight bed dorm has an ensuite so that could cause delaya... otherwise staff were lovely and rooms were clean.


Because of the events we had the opportunity to meet other people and had a really good night out in Rome! Mostly clean although the bathroom wasn't amazing but overall a good hostel.


There is no kitchen, what is really terrible for low cost travellers. At least a fridge would be nice.


Fun place to stay, with a good location in the city. Wifi didn't work in the rooms, only at the lobby. Make sure to bring a lock for the lockers. They have paid lockers that are pretty good, only 2 euros for the whole day and have good capacity.


The staff were pretty moody and when I checked out told me to pay for a locker to leave my bag - but when I came back to collect my bag I saw a sign by the toilet door saying 'we store your bag downstairs for free after you check out'...thought that was a bit mean! Other than the staff the hostel was ok and I was happy to be close to Termini...wouldn't stay again though because of the unfriendliness :-(


Pros: air conditioning, working elevator, overall clean bedroom/bath, near the train station. Cons: staff (need to debrief clients verbally or with list on wall; ie towels cost 2 EUR, hours of the bar, bkfast deal, etc), no breakfast, dark room, downstairs bar has poor atmosphere


The value for money totally unreasonable. The staff was not nice (don't want to say rude). The staff didn't identify my room mate when he asked to be let in into the room while I was sleeping inside (so they could let in anybody). They shouldn't say that they have wi fi, the reception was so poor. During the night was very loud and noisy, hard to sleep. The Bramble Bar and Kitchen it's really nice place with excellent food. However the staff in Bramble Bar tried to charge us nearly double.


Great location. So close to Termini Station. Staff was superhelpful. The paid locker system is amazing! Gets loud at night, though, coz most guests are getting drunk in the bar. Elevator needs replacement. It's squeaky and too slow.

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