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Orsa Maggiore for Women Only

Via San Francesco di Sales 1/a, Rome, Italy
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  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Orsa Maggiore for Women Only is centrally located in the Trastavere neighbourhood, near the Vatican, Palazzo Spade, Corsini Palace and more. Hostelworld guests say this hostel is ideal for 'those who like a place to rest after exploring Rome by day and/or night'. This warm and inviting hostel has a highly-praised free breakfast, dedicated female staff, clean and fresh toilets and one traveller said it's 'ideally situated, spacious, clean and quiet, providing a wonderful respite from the bustle of the city'.

Property Information:

We’re 15 minutes’ walk from St. Peter’s Cathedral. Located in the heart of Rome (Trastevere) this women-only hostel is set in a 16th-century ex-convent inside the International Women's House (Casa Internazionale delle Donne).

We offer beds in dorms or private rooms. All the rooms are very large and quiet and overlook the inner garden or the typical red rooftops. There are no bunk beds. Each room features ceiling fans and include linen and towels.

Our tasty expanded continental breakfast features espresso, tea, milk, butter, yoghurt, jam, corn flakes, orange juice and cheese. It’s served in a comfortable room and is included in the price. The breakfast room also features a microwave, fridge and boiler.

Our amenities include free Internet and Wi-Fi in the lobby and garden, free hot showers, 10 toilets, a wash-and-dry service and a book exchange/library. We also have maps and tourist information and can help you with museum reservations.

Guests can relax in our large garden under the centuries-old magnolia and taste the menus offered at the Restaurant Luna e l’Altra, or in the bio-snack place Bio&Bio. Ask at reception to avail of our special €8 dinner menu at Luna e l’Altra, served between 7pm and 8pm.

New! With our Association Card included in the rate you will have discounts in some museums such as the Capitoline Museums, Traiano Markets, Ara Pacis, GAM, Macro, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Scuderie del Quirinale and many more.

Orsa Maggiore is located in a quiet and relaxing spot in the very centre of Rome. Our characteristic neighbourhood, Trastevere, is one of the attractions of ancient Rome, full of cinemas, theatres, bars, small restaurants and artisan shops; hence, it’s an ideal spot for a taste of everyday city life. We’re also just a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, Synagogue, Gianicolo Hill and the Botanical Gardens.

Please note that this hostel is only for female guests. Read our Things to Note below before making a booking.
Best For: Older Travellers, Young Travellers

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  • Orsa Maggiore for Women Only says

    We offer a lot of important extras to guests, like our famous Lavazza espresso coffee, daily cleaning, huge and bright dorms, and staff who speak English, Russian, Spanish and German between them. We provide all the tourist information, museum bookings and tips on local restaurants and places off the beaten path. Our district is very typical so you can see the true local life, small artisan shops, bakeries and street markets. I like that it's a very trendy area, too, so those who like to be in the centre of the nightlife can find the hottest restaurants, bars, cafés and meet locals and people from all over the world.
    For fun our guests can use the beautiful courtyard, have a drink at our Bio&Bio Bar listening to pleasant music, or try the special €8 menu dinner at Luna e L'Altra. During the summer we put on music events and parties in the garden for free.
    Our private rooms and one of the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Wonderful place, generous berakfast, wonderful coffee, lovely staff.
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      Anonymous, Germany, All Female Group, 41+
  • Latest Review

    Everything was very good. I liked that there was a kitchen to cook our food, the breakfast was excellent, place was very clean and wonderful location, five minute walk to the Vatican and everything else within walking distance. Staff very nice
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      Anonymous, Canada, Female, 41+
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  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

Check-in: 10am-10pm. Check-out: 10am. Curfew: 3am. You are welcome to leave your luggage here if your bed is not yet ready when you check in. Payment is due upon arrival by cash only, please. Please note that rates do not include a city tax of €2 per person per night. We have a 36hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations, late changes and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night’s accommodation. Cancellations must be made via fax or email; phone cancellations will not be considered. We do not send or fax letters for visa document applications to embassies and/or consulates. Towels not included in specials or last-minute deals. Breakfast is served from 8am to 10am. Please note that from June to the end of July there could be some music or theatre events in the garden strarting from 9 pm.

Orsa Maggiore for Women Only Located at Via San Francesco di Sales 1/a, , Rome.
Orsa Maggiore for Women Only
Rome 00165 Via San Francesco di Sales 1/a
90% 1522
41.8946585 12.4655127
Orsa Maggiore for Women Only
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