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Il Castello Reviews

Via Porta di Castello 4 Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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85%

Rating
319 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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51%

The door lock was defective and if used in the wrong way the door became permanently locked. We got locked inside the building for an hour and a fellow on the outside couldn't get in. their solution to the problem was to hang a sign on the door saying do not lock the door! Just fix the door for crying out loud!!!!!! There was no hot water while we were there (fortunately only one night)

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


69%

Great location but bed in single room was very uncomfortable and the towel provided was stained. Breakfast was OK but nothing special


100%

This hostel is well located in Bologna, clean and the personnel is professional and very friendly. Definitely a good address!!


91%

The woman working there couldn't help much since she only spoke Italian and was actually a bit rude. Breakfast is just ok and the location is very good.


89%

Buono nel complesso, solo un po' impersonale, manca il contatto umano con i proprietari, cosa che connota un B&b in modo diverso da un affittacamere. Posizione perfetta!

  • 25th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel was absolutely wonderful! I would recommend it to anyone heading towards Bologna. :) The staff is wonderful, the facilities clean, and I felt very safe. Security is key for a solo female traveler and this place exceeded expectations.

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83%

Perfect if you're just passing through the city for one night.


49%

Nous sommes très mécontents de notre nuit à Il Castello. Contrairement à ce qui est écrit dans la confirmation de réservation (parking gratuit), nous avons été forcés à payer un supplément de 10 euros, sans aucune contrepartie. Le petit déjeuner n'est pas digne de ce nom. Les chambres ne sont isolées les unes des autres que par des placards. Il n'y a pas de véritable mur ni cloison avec isolation phonique. La chambre n'est pas isolée non plus de la partie petit dejeuner . (réveil obligé à 7h)

Owner Comment (Hide)
The garage is Always for paying. It is written everywhere. Furthermore it has no sense to think to pretend a free car parking in the heart of the medioeval center of Bologna, in a walking area where we are , at 1oo mt. from the main square. Is there any chance to park in a private garage at 100 mt. from Eiffel tower in Paris? Also, for your staying with us you have paid the incredible amount of 21,50€ each person! Think that we had to bear your incredible rude behaviour for this tramp amount

97%

This bed and breakfast is located less than a 5min walk away from piazza maggiore (central plaza of Bologna). It is a bit hidden, but once you find it and inside you will love it. It is extremely clean, secure, and the shower is great! The breakfast is small, you get a small ham and cheese sandwich, a fruit, oj and coffee. You can meet people in the common area, but people don't always hang out there... there's not really a couch or anything. Wifi is good and fast! Enjoy your stay!


97%

Clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated hotel. Didn't try the breakfast, I had to leave early. Make sure to try locking/unlocking ALL the doors while staff is still there. I had trouble opening the main door late at night and luckily a guest who had figured out the "trick" came to the rescue!

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Un po' scomodo per via del fatto che la camera era arredata con il solo letto, non c'era neanche un piccolo comodino dove poter poggiare qualsiasi cosa. Camera non molto pulita e colazione che lascia molto a desiderare. Non credo di tornarci.

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Stanza singola un po' piccola ma con tutto il necessario...soddisfatto del personale attento e disponibile.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

a pleasant surprise to how wonderful a place it was. a bnb really. they gave us bathrobes! I was in heaven. close to fun places to walk to


97%

The only negative aspect of this hostel is the walls are not very thick or sound proof. And you can hear every conversation taking place in the room next door.


100%

Thanks a lot for just a pleasant stay in your hostel and a exceptional obligingness of your staff!


100%

Great location, nice facilities, friendly staff.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ecuador
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

This place is nice but weird, hotel vibe not hostel. Breakfast is gross, just go out instead. The young girl from the Philippines is great but the Italian lady is mean and useless. Guests don't have access to the washing machine or computer even though they're both right there...


66%

Remasiado costoso para lo que ofrecen, la unica ucha para varias habitaciones no alcanza y para llegar a ella.se debe pasar por donde se desayuna. El espacio en la habitacion es mas que reducido. Y cobran hasta para dejar el Equipaje unas horas luego del checkout!


91%

I liked the staff. Both girls at the reception who were preparing the breakfast were nice (especially this from Phillipines:) Room was clean. Location very close to the centre.Only minus - no TV at the room.


83%

Ottimo ostello, pulito, in posizione ottimale.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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