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Il Castello Reviews

Via Porta di Castello 4 Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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517 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Il Castello está muy bien ubicado, a menos de 200 metros de Piazza Maggiore. Las habitaciones son muy cómodas y cada uno tiene su propio locker con llave para dejar las valijas. La limpieza es excelente. El precio incluye desayuno, toalla y sábanas! La relación precio-calidad es óptima!

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The staff were really welcoming and friendly, the place spotless and it's in a great location!


Firstly, this place is neither a BnB nor fits the criteria of a hostel. It's a small apartment with 10 rooms and a tiny communal area with TV and kitchen and 2 shared bathrooms/toilet amongst 10 X 4 inhabitants. I absolutely regretted staying there as the place is noisy both inside and outside.So only good to stay if you are really short as neither would you have any sleep and be prepared to queue up for the bathroom/ toilet. There is no reception do if you are checking in after 7, nightmare.

  • 24th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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your rudeness, arrogance and ignorance are world-leading. if hotels had everyday customers like you should quit. you knew very well that our check-in is normally open until 19, and after by appointment. In fact you booked your arrival at 4 pm, then instead arrived at 2 am! your behavior with us and with all the staff was the utmost rudeness possible. you spent all day to disturb us and the customers with your screams and your whims as spoiled little girl, even though you are much older


Buen lugar para descansar. Todo limpio y el personal buena onda


No atmosphere whatsoever, not a great place to meet people as a solo traveler. Beds were comfy but the AC was terrible and was super hot and stuffy in room. Probably wouldn't stay here again if I was solo


Great location near the centre. Breakfast in the morning was very basic, but can be expected in Italy. Good place for a quick drop by.


Bonne auberge très bien située ! En revanche , l'accueil n'était pas chaleureux comme j'avais pu le voir sur les commentaires.

  • 11th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good to know that you need to ring the Fasion Line to get into the hostel. The rooms are good with lockers and free towels and the massage showers is beyond for a hostel this price!!! Breakfast could be a bit more since you only get to choose between one piece of toast or a croissant and an apple or a plum. The team is very nice and helpful though. Bathrooms got really dirty overnight.


Great hostel and great facilities!


The directions to get to the hostel where not clear enough. So if you are going search your way in maps in advance.


The II Castello was a wonderful experience. A prime location, (close to the Bus Station, but also the centre of Bologna - more importantly, in close proximity to many Ragu outlets) with extremely helpful staff & breakfast provided. The building is modern inside, but retains its original charm on the exterior.


Ambiente tranquillo, posizione ottima nel cuore della città. La mia camera era una singola ariosa e luminosa. Colazione scarsa ma nel complesso una buona soluzione economica.

  • 5th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good location, only a few minutes to the main square. Good breakfast, however small.. Only a drink, a piece of fruit and a small croissant or toast. Big lookers enough for medium luggage.


It's really difficult to find, some instructions when you book would be awesome . Otherwise it's pretty good although a couch wouldn't go astray


I left this hostel covered in small little bites from the beds! Clean all the blankets and bedding please! But.. Really loved the showers and the free breakfast. The girls working there are all so sweet but the manager guy seems pretty rude. The place is clean and the kitchen is a hangout spot for meeting people but it would be great if there was a couch, and if we could actually use it to cook. I almost killed myself a couple times cuz the ladder and rail aren't screwed into the beds... Yikes.


Three full bathrooms (shower + toilet) can be filled up very quickly in the mornings. If three people decide to shower, then that means everyone else doesn't have a single toilet to use. The set up is efficient but kind of awkward. Instead of a lounge-like common area, everyone sits on bar stools around a large counter. (This is where breakfast is served.) All rooms lead out to this counter, so privacy doesn't feel like it's there. Also, the walls let in all conversations from the next room.


Die Unterkunft ist von Aussen nicht angeschrieben und daher schwer zu finden. Das hat auf uns im ersten Augenblick einen merkwürdigen Eindruck hinterlassen. Tagsüber (beim Check in) haben wir keinen Menschen angetroffen und waren von dieser Armosphäre irritiert.Am Abend war die Unterkunft mit vielen Backpackern besetzt und es kam gute "normale Jugi Stimmung" auf.


El lugar esta bien. Por fuera parece lujoso. Pero la habitacion q nos toco era extremadamente chica. Con dos catres que apenas dejaba lugar para pasar entremedio... el desayuno es rico pero poco...


More of a b&b than a hostel, no kitchen facilities, not even a fridge. bathrooms are awesome, but not nearly enough, longest wait for toilet in any of our travels. Common area pretty sterile. Our air con shut off at 11pm each night, making a very hot dorm. Location excellent. No signs at all so check your map carefully before arriving (look for castello fashion line on door buzzer). Also the spa next door is closed permanently :(


Hostal en pleno centro. Mas que hostal parece un hotel, muy lujoso, duchas de hidromasaje, limpieza absoluta y la seguridad inmejorable. EL precio incluye ademas el desayuno, que no es abundante pero siempre te salva de un aprieto. El wifi funciona a la perfeccion y el personal es muy atento. Lo peor fue la gente con la que dimos, cero ambiente y poca comunicacion, muy poca solidaridad y ganas de compartir. pero el resto lo compensa sin duda.

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