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Via Cairoli 115, Rome, Italy

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369 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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Sorry but filthy bathroom made it all unpleasant, urine smell all over and wet floor with people's hair, worst than public toilet in the street. Room was big but TV didn't work, dust all around the room and house. I would also avoid the neighbourhood. 4th floor and no lift also were exhausting to get up plus dirty place so we just stayed all day out.


Great place if you seek room that is cheap and near the center (walking distance to Termini and Colosseum). Neighborhood is a little bit sketchy and rundown, with lot's of Asian shops. The building is quite old. Room and bathroom could be cleaner. There was TV and a fridge. It was quiet at night. Power sockets were huge downside. One was almost two meters above the ground (to the TV) and the other was barely contacting so it was quite tricky to power on a cellphone.

  • 2nd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lack of internet and wi-fi in the 3rd millenium ! Hostel is an improper name because it is a 2 star(maximum) hotel with shared toilette. A hostel should have a common space with sofas for socializing, computers(even if no wifi), and a common kitchen. This is just a private apartment, transformed for booking, in an old block of flats. The view of my room was terrible, in a narrow inner courtyard, humid and quite rundown. Anyway, you need 2-3 days to get used to it. It should be a lot cheaper.etc

  • 25th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It is what it is. Is cheap, so you can't expect a five star hotel. The guy is kind, everybody is in their own business. Is a good place for not spending so much, and have a place to sleep. There is no Internet, but they are clear about it in the add. In the add say that they offer breakfast, but they seem to have forgot about it or maybe I went out too early, I don't know...


Even though this hostel was close to the centre, the room for 4 people was a bit pricey for what we got. I would only recommend this hostel for people with a budget who want to stay only a few days. Overall - below average.

  • 9th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great service from the staff!


Poor area and no real common area Other than that this hostel was great, had no problem getting around - it is right next to the train station


Place is on the 3rd floor apartment in a gorgeous old building. Shared bathrooms were cleaned everyday by the couple who live there and they were very nice. Also we had the balcony and it was beautiful to eat breakfast on! Very easy to find, near termini station and near a metro :) Would defiantly stay there again.


I would like point out that staff have not heard about breakfast. Except breakfast everything was fine.


The room needs ventilator when it is hot. Refrigerator in the room only lookes nice but it is not working..Place is on the excellent position, nearby Termini station and metro.


We didn't feel very safe getting to the hostel and were mislead by the description of the location. The owner smoked at the main door to the floor we were on and it drifted into our room which was unpleasant. It was too hot in the room to even sleep and on the last night we left much earlier than we anticipated because of the discomfort. I'd suggest at least a fan since the temperatures in Rome are quite hot during the summer.


It doesn't have a hostel atmosphere and the location is in a zone that seems quite dangerous but the staff is nice and is in walking distance to the Colosseo


We enjoyed our stay. Lovely and comfortable room. Friendly caretaker.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


The price was too much for what they offered, they have no WI-Fi, that also bothered us a lot, it had just basic stuff


There was breakfast?? Because we certainly weren't offered any at all for all. Inaccurate description, it was at least a 15 minute walk from Termini about 20 to Colosseum. Streets were dodgy along the way at night. The hostel is within a damp housing complex, three steep flights of steps up. The owner gave us a nice enough welcome but mostly he hung out at the stairwell smoking. We had a big room, that and bathroom were clean enough. Can get noisy. NO WIFI. Would spend more to stay elsewhere.

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