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Il Castello Reviews

Via Porta di Castello 4 Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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84%

Rating
649 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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49%

This hostel has many hidden costs. Be very wary of the €10 checking fee after 7pm. Receptionist showed just general apathy toward the guests. WIFI was terrible. No power plugs near the beds. Breakfast was fit for a pigeon but not an adult - tiny!


77%

An expensive annoyance to have to pay 10€ just for arriving after 7 pm! Also kind of rigid staff about checkout and more. But also some super sweet staff! :) No couches, just bar stools around the breakfast counter. So breakfast is only real mingling opportunity. Good location, good rooms.


74%

Good hostel, amazing location, not enough bathrooms, no kitchen for guests, & no lounge to hang out in & meet people, so have to make do sitting around a kitchen bench


74%

The location is good. The staff is kind. The facilities are also OK. But there are still some problems: for the breakfast, it is not "all you can eat", as in many other hostels. They only give you one croissant and one cup of drink. If you want more, they will reject. Besides, the reception closes at 19:00, which is too early. If you arrive later than 19:00, they will take you 10 euro! From the above things you can clearly find that they are very very stingy.


91%

Really enjoyed time at this hostel. The walls were a bit thin though so you hear a lot and I would recommend to put a bed light in the private room instead of just having one big light. The showers were great and there were floor mats for when you get out! (Something so simple but that so many hostels don't do!) Location is great. Stay here. Oh and staff are really friendly and helpful!


74%

It's not an easy find with no sign. But it's close to main sq and great for getting round as a base. Decent lockers and good beds. Only my laundry couldn't be done in the time I was there. Not sure why it takes more than a few hours to do some laundry. Even with bed sheets needing done. That and no kitchen facility I think are basic for any hostel. But as an overnight stay with the ability to see the city it's great. Its cheaper than most places,but lacks some basic stuff. Staff friendly enough.


77%

Crazy that the hostel wouldn't let us use the kitchen. This is a standard feature of any hostel and to not do so is crazy. Also hidden costs- ie check in after 7pm is extra 10 euros ?!?? Also no common room. 5 euros to leave bags after 2pm?! I met some cool people here. Cleanliness is good and beds are very comfortable. Bologna is a great city and the hostel is good, just watch out for the hidden costs and you'll have a good stay.


97%

The property is very well located, the staff is friendly and helpful! I have to admit, this was one of the best experiences I got for the money I paid! The only problem I found about my room was the thin walls, so you could here very well what your neighbours had to discuss. However, this did not affect the sleeping time.

  • 23rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belarus
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Very clean and nice place and lovely staff, breakfast was wonderful and healthy.


69%

The staff is helpful and the location is great! No atmosphere and very little rooms! And we cant use the kitchen :(


100%

I love Il Castello, very well located and amazing to stay in Bologna

  • 14th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Namibia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I really appreciate this hostel! Really good position,clean, free baggage locker! Hight ratio quality price


89%

Brilliant location. Breakfast was pretty basic, but okay. The place was very clean, and the staff were nice. The walls between the four bed dorms however is basically a sheet in places so you can hear everything in the neighbouring room. However all the guests were respectful when I stayed here so it wasn't really an issue.


89%

Located In the centre of town. Easy to get around on foot. Breakfast, toast, coffee, fruit included. Not too big, plenty of hot water. Really no negatives. Enjoyed my stay, loved Bologna.


66%

No bed light and no plugin on the upper beds. No hanger for clothes/jackets/towel. The personal locker must be bigger, there were different sizes and I got the smallest: too small. There are just 3 toilets for all the guests.


86%

Location and atmosphere are great! 2 small disadvantages: no kitchen space and very thin walls between rooms.

  • 9th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Was hard to identity it from the outside

  • 9th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


31%

Seriously, rudest people ever. Amazing that they could find staff that could make a person feel so unwelcome. Definitely would NOT recommend.

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97%

Great location, staff, and convenience. Bathrooms were clean and plenty. Enjoyed my stay. Highly recommended.


94%

It was a very nice and clean place situated just 5 min walk from main square and other attractions. The staff was very cooperative and polite in receiving guests and their requests. The security was very good with a cupboard with lock given to every guest. The breakfast was served on time. May be the mandarin can be a little big bigger as was a lil disappointed when I chose mandarin over apple haha. But overall a nice experience and I will definitely stay here if am coming next time to Bologna.

  • 30th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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