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M&J Hostel Reviews

Via Solferino 9, Rome, Italy

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1528 Total Reviews
  • 64%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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All this hostel needs is a working lift, hot water, wifi, air conditioning (or at least a fan) and more than one set of power outlets in each room. The beds were also made in 1963 and are so loud and squeaky they somehow manage to drown out the man snoring in the bunk next to me. Apart from that I guess I should be thankful that, unlike other people who have stayed here, I didn't have bed bugs. Only stay here if you can't afford anything else, hate sleep or really like walking up stairs.


I would not recommend this hostel. I went in the summer and Rome has unnatural heat. The hostel says it has air conditioning but its ONLY in the lobby. Due to this we had to sleep with the window OPEN and it is next to a main, busy road. BRING EARPLUGS IF YOU STAY HERE. The wifi is also ONLY in the lobby and its not a big lobby where everyone can sit. The kitchen has all needed but they shut down the stove gas in the mornings until 3pm so you have their 3euro breakfast. Not for me.


I was bitten in the night by some kind of insects that are infesting the rooms,I think I can forgive any discomfort except this.

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Close to station and easy to find are the postive points for this hostel. However, overall the hostel feels overcrowded, with no wifi in the rooms, in addition, a lock out from the common area (where wifi access is) at 11pm. In addition, cold showers!!! And lots of stairs as the elevator is for private use only. The breakfast included actually costs some euros.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


There seems to be a lot of unfarily harsh reviews of this place. it was much better than I expected. The beds are pretty terrible to be honest (loose springs and soft mattresses) but it's generally clean and the staff are really friendly. It's fine if you want to stay central and meet


very good location

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Was very good everyone very friendly good atmosphere only ting was got bit by bedbugs staff was apologetic and refunded me a nite !

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


Some of the staff were very nice and they made sure they provided me with all the information I needed regarding the city of Rome and anything else, thank you! However, the sink in our room was clogged up and it stank really bad. I told the girl at the desk about it and she said that she would send someone to fix it however for the entirety of the stay nothing was done about it. It stank of sewerage the entire time.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really good hostel to stay in! Staff were all very helpful and knew a lot about the city! Literally down the road to Rome Termini - made life easy Would recommend to everyone


It was in a good location close to the train station. I suggest the Hostel do something about air quality in the rooms. The room window was left open for fresh air and in the morning I woke up with bites all over my exposed skin. The staff was friendly and helpful, except for the Brazilian that was upset about the World Cup score against Germany!

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The staff wax really helpful and nice! All clean and the location is good, you can walk everywhere


The atmosphere was great, but I would've liked to have a little more security for my belongings. Lockers of some sort would have been nice.


Bed bugs and the place sucked. I moved to the DEM guesthouse around the corner which was excellent.


My stay here was okay. Good location right near the main train station. The staff were relatively helpful, although the general atmosphere was pretty average. The stairs weren't too bad, being on the top floor would have made things a lot worse though. The wifi didn't work in the rooms so you have to sit downstairs in the reception/common area to use the internet but there is limited seating. All in all not the best hostel but also not the worst!


There was no hot water in the shower, traffic outside was really loud, you have to pay deposit for everything and no wifi in the rooms. This hostel is not worth of the money.


The hostel was a small distance from the city centre, however in Naples that's not such a bag things. Enjoyable stay and some great nights had in the bar.


Bed Bugs! We stayed for 2 nights, first night was okay, but the second night we started getting bites all over including all over my face! We were in a 8 bed mixed dorm, and one of the guys next to us had gotten eaten alive, bites everywhere. We told the reception about the problem, and they told us they knew about it, but the owner wasnt doing anything to fix it! They gave us a refund for the 2nd night though. Other than that, good location next to Roma Termini and good bar downstairs.


The location is really good as its by the train station and all the metros to get to the tourist spots. If you want a quiet stay this is not for you as its pretty noisy at night with the bar downstairs. Beds are okay but a few people slipped on the ladders as they move so people just gave up and jumped down. Also, the staff are really good (especially the blonde girl) apart from a guy on the night staff and the luggage rooms a bit dodge but it locks so its okay. Overall good stay.


The kitchen Opening time are ridiculous. Only from 3 to 10. So u cant have breakfast Or lunch, And if you come back late from a long day, you might not have the kitchen open. Wifi only works on the first floor, not in rooms. The water from the shower might be cold. People are nice there, but it is very expensive for what it actually is.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location was very good, close to everything! :))) the hostel by itself its ok... But there is no elevator for the guests!!!! And you need to up four floors with your own luggage! Well...beside it... Its ok.. And also the bathroom...you can not take a shower without making everyrhing wet!!!! But the staff was great!!! Carolina, "Jeonan"...all great people! Faruhk from the kitchen too!! He s soo nice!!! :))))

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