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Il Castello Reviews

Via Porta di Castello 4 Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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84%

Rating
449 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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91%

Hard to meet other people but the beds are super comfortable and bathrooms are very clean. WiFi was difficult to connect. located right in the centre of Bologna


89%

El Hostel il Castello está centrico, limpio y con habitaciones y duchas agradables y limpias. Las actuales recepcionistas son dos chicas muy guapas y simpáticas. Lo peor sin duda es una wiffi a todas luces inapropiada para tanta gente que básicamente NO existe como tal. Si puedes pasar unos dias sin i ternet iL Castello es una buena opción. Ojo no es un hostal de esos para hacer la fiesta y su hall de entrada es más bien pequeño.


97%

Excellent hostel, provides all that is required


86%

Really enjoyed my stay here. Was in a great location, just a few minutes walk from piazza maggiore. Was clean and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Absolutely loved this ! Super propre, personnel très sympathique, on s'y sent vite chez soi! C'est litéralement à 2 minutes à pieds de Piazza Maggiore( la place principale). On nous fourni des grands garde robes aussi dans les chambres et le café est très bon le matin. J'ai été franchement très satisfaite de mon séjour et j'y retournerai définitivement!


77%

It was the cleanest hostel that I stayed in on my trip but the staff was not very helpful when I asked about places to hear live music or anything unique about Bologna. There wasn't a common area so the hostel felt empty and it was not easy to meet other people. It is more like a bed and breakfast than a hostel. Good for couples, not for single travellers.

  • 18th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Not a hostel in the classic sense, but rather a large flat with a central room/bar where people eat and hang out. That can get a bit noisy and you have to pass the crowd to go to the bathroom/shower, but the private double room was great. It was great that the towels were included in the price, alas they were a bit smelly.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


40%

Staying at this hostel is a risk to your life. At 1am the front door broke and no one could enter or leave the hostel. With 3 of us outside the door and two people inside trying to open the door for half an hour, we eventually abandoned the hostel and stayed in the streets until 7am. If there had been a fire in the hostel, the guests inside would have died. When we told the owner, he claimed that we used the key incorrectly and refused any refund. Do not risk your life. Stay elsewhere.

  • 13th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Il Castello was a really nice place. You definitely get what you pay for. The staff was nice, atmosphere was good, place was clean. If I ever happen to be in Bologna again i know where I'll be staying.

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Extremely well located, staff was nice and the rooms are big and clean. Would return.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The location was excellent, right in the centre of Bologna. The place was clean except for the fact the shower was clogged up. There wasn't much of a atmosphere but that depends on the people there and not the hostel itself. The girl working there was competent.


91%

Hostel is a little difficult to find, look for number 4 - 'Fashionline' on the outside. It is in a really central location. Great room, lovely. Air-conditioning and clean. I would happily stay again.


83%

Nice B&B. Downside: There is only one shower and we have to pay to leave our luggage for the afternoon after checking out. Otherwise, overall very good.


71%

It's clean and nice, but definitely too expensive and there is absolutely no hostel atmosphere (no place to meet and chat with other travellers).


94%

Impecable, la verdad un lujo, no es un hostel y de verdad que esta buenisimo para visitar bologna. El ambiente es raro, ya que mucha gente esta ahi por trabajo, asique cero joda.


74%

Café da manhã fraquissimo. Staff simpático.


83%

The hostel is in an excellent location in that it's 5 minutes away from Piazza Maggiore. But it's actually very difficult to find as there are literally no signs around the place (not even on the doorbell). Apart that very nice place.


86%

Better directions and warn people of the bicyclis the who told me he knew where you where located and road around. Then dropped me off and I had to pay for a taxi and him. Got ripped off. It is simple yet difficult and no sign pointing to this hostel. Fashion did not fly with me. You need a sign or leave map at train station.


91%

Great, clean and cute! Although its hard to figure out how to get in, the staff is kind and friendly. Rooms and bathrooms were always clean and the vending machine was convenient. Definitely will book on my next visit!


100%

O hostel está localizado em um otimo lugar. Tudo muito limpo e organizado.


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