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Via Cavour 136, 00184 - Roma, Rome, Italy

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76%

Rating
741 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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77%

This is a small hostel with 6 rooms. Minimum facilities. Very good wifi. Near with Roma Termini train station and also with other sights such as Colosseum, Roman Forum.


71%

The doors are not very safe. I didn't want to leave anything in the room. The whole check-in and check-out procedure was uncomplicated, but also not very organized. The location is great. Keep in mind, that you have to walk up 6 flights to get to the hostel, which can be exhausting after a day of sightseeing. Also keep in mind, that you have to pay additional 3€ of sleeping tax per night in rome.


57%

Only cold water ! No cleaning of the room (in 4 days). The only strong point of the hotel is the location.

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

This is bascially a hotel containing dorm rooms. Not really a hostel feel but close to the Colosseum/central andthe sheets were clean. So if you just need a place to sleep it is fine. No common room but fridge, kettle and microwave but no utensils/cups unless you ask staff. When there wifi was not working for 2 days, very inconvenient. Additionally hot water was not on and so the shower water was cold. Shower pressure & heat could be improved. Also, recommend making 1 room just for females.


51%

Internet was poor, i used internet only 1 day for 3 days.They wanted me to pay extra 3 euros per night(Taxs).Location is close to Rome Termini


91%

Besides for the place being incredibly difficult to find (no big signs directing you to the front door) this place was AWESOME. First and foremost, the lady that runs the place was amazing! Super friendly, always welling to help out, super chill and relaxed, and just an all around great person! The place was also very clean. Location is pretty good too as it is only a 5 minute walk to Termini station. Oh and big lockers and closet space in the room, which was great. (bring your own lock)


91%

This is your average European, apartment-style hostel. 4 beds to a room and a shared shower. All was generally clean and the woman was very friendly. ONLY thing I would ask is that they put a sign out front! You have to look for the building number and then guess which floor, there are no signs or markings to let you know where you're going. Otherwise, a good place at a good price, and right around the corner from the Colosseum :)


74%

Only disappointment was the lack of hot water. Unbelievable location.

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Super friendly staff! I would recommend


26%

This hostel was the most terrible hostel that I've ever seen. 1. no hot water 2 .no print 3. bad bed 4 only 1 shower room for about 7 rooms(about 20 people) 5. no trash can inside room


49%

They don't have any service, there's no common aerea. No kitchen , a microwave and a fridge, just to boil a tea (but does not work well). The internet is not so good. The hot water only works at 7:30. I couldn't get a hot shower in the night or at 9am.


77%

The staff were wonderful, and the hostel is only a short walk from the train station and the Colosseum, which was convenient.


97%

Clean bathroom and clean rooms. Hot water. Excellent position, 10min by walking from Termini station. Good price.

  • 22nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Only stayed for a night but it wasn't a too badder hostel. Staff were very friendly and spoke English. Real close to the central train station, good restaurants and bars nearby. Good wifi, no kitchen. Could lock the room doors and the hostel itself was secure. Good for a short stay!


51%

I booked a 4-bed-dorm, and was in a 5-bed-dorm (with 5 people). City tax was 3 instead of 2 euros/night. So they should renew their website. You can't lock the toilet.

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Hostels World should ensure what is published and what is actual provided.The booking confirmation mail says the check-in is available from 7.30 hrs to 23.30 hrs but the actual is that if you land up between 11.30 to 2.30 pm you will be denied check in on the pretext of cleaning up.Secondly it says about city tax of 2 euros per day but they actually charged you 3 euros per day. Also lift usage is charged extra. And if you questions these things with the staff it leads to ugly humiliating talks.


54%

well the staff was very good and helpful but the property and facilities itself was pathetic. 1) Foul smell always - not so clean 2) No pressure in shower or basins tap 3) You have to climb f***king 100 odd stairs to reach the hostel (located at 4 floor), the lift requires 5 cent coin (which is hard to get) 4) Bed makes noise when you move 5) Rooms were very small for a 5 bed room - hardly any space 6) there are no charging points next to bed (only 2 entire dorm room) Location is okay

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Location is perfect,near termini,staff is helpful,facilities is average,no kitchen,sometimes the hot water is no really hot.


74%

We only stayed for one night in a 2-bed room. The hostel is located very close to Termini. It is clean, small and there isn't a common room. There is an elevator but you need a key and change to use it so you have to climb 4 floors with your luggage. Very friendly hostess!


83%

The location of the hostel is just simply awesome. The Monti area is the best and you can practically walk everywhere, the Colosseum is just a block away. Our room was great, clean and the beds were comfy (the pillow could have been a bit thicker, but that's just me ;)), it was great to have a bathroom just for us three and you even get a little workout to get up to the fourth floor if you don't want to pay the five cents for the lift. Next time I'm in Rome I will definitely go back there!

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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