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Via Osimo 61, Rome, Italy

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622 Total Reviews
  • 58%Value For Money
  • 55%Security
  • 44%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 49%Cleanliness
  • 49%Facilities

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This was definitely the worst hostel I've ever stayed. We booked a dorm with 10 bed and provate bathroom. The door of the bathroom was broken. The beds were 100 yaers old:(. The room was very humid. In brief, DON'T WASTE your money and your time. Find another place.


The hostel is middle of nowhere, with no signs, no numbers, anything. It is absolutely far away from everything. It is an old building with issues. The only good things are the price and breakfast.


We went to Rome to discover all interesting place. The goal was successful. :) The hostel's location is not the best, but the city centre is about 45 minutes from it by bus and subway. The breakfast was a very little portion, and the cafe mashine went wrong too. So the hostel is recommend, the breakfast isn't! :)

  • 10th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Toilets were not so clean.

  • 7th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


its a hostel so im not expecting the red carpet when i stay but im paying for a place.... i believe that should include a toliet seat. having to hover in public restrooms is one thing. having to also do it in a room you paid money for. not cool. the lockers didnt work well. it was close to the bus lines and easy to get to the metro. so overall it is an ok place to stay. clean and relatively comfortable bunkbeds. buuuuut i really missed the toliet seat.


It was very aweful. Very far with dirty and damaged equipments. Showers and many things in rooms was damaged. Every thing was old. The hostel doesn't have any sign to find it. We went to hostels in other countries such as German and Czech,they were same as the pictures in your website but it wasn't. It was without any air conditioner in such a warm weather of Rome. When we request,they give us a small fan. There were a lot of mosquito bitting us and really disturb us.

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iran
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The value for money is really good, I paid 20 Euros/night for a private room. The staff member are really kind, however the bathroom cleaning is not the best, there was always some water on the floor. The location is good, 30 min walking from the subway station, supermarket, drugstore and bakerys surrounding. Although the inside is not impressive, the outside garden is amazing. It is a perfect place to chill out


For the price is OK!


Bad location


Most of the facilities are too old or damaged...


The hostel is in sketchy neighborhood (especially the subway station looks super shady), but it's probably cheapest option to stay in Rome. It will take 20-30 minutes to get to Termini station. Facilities are worn, no amenities, sometimes no light in bathroom. Locks are provided which is good. Kitchen and common room is nice. Wifi is OK.

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