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Sandy Hostel Reviews

Via Cavour 136, 00184 - Roma, Rome, Italy

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827 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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I booked this hostel, arrived at 7pm at the correct address and nobody answered the door. Not sure if they forgot that they had people coming or this is a fake hostel, but I RECOMMEND YOU DON'T STAY AT THIS HOSTEL.


Very strange little place.


The host was very kind and helped us in the how's and where's of the tour.


the staff is very friendly, the Location is good too. the worst part is that they dont have any common room for people to sit and socialize with each other, no kitchen only a small room with a table, fridge and a microwave. the hostel is too congested. The hostel is on 3rd or 4th floor, though it has lift, but to use the lift you have to put 5 or 10 Cents. if you find a more cheaper hostel in rome, then dont book this. on your first day with your lugage u will have to climb the stairs


This was my second time staying at Sandy (First time in Oct 2012 and second Oct 2015) and I can say this is the best budget Hostel in Rome ! The hostel has underwent very good renovations in the past 3 years making it an even better place to stay. The location is excellent but be aware this is a budget hostel so you get what you pay for: a bed, shower, and basic amenities. I will most definitely return for a third stay !

  • 18th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Appreciated the friendliness and helpfulness of staff, and also that the check-in process went smooth and quick. Had a few issues but they were about very small things. For instance, the shower was crammed and the walls were thin, so for people who are sensitive to noise when they are trying to sleep, noise outside the room can be quite bothersome. But overall in the end it is a well run hostel.

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


Great place if you look for something cheap and central, but beware of those stairs leading up to the place. It is located on the 4th floor, and that means 6 sets of staris to walk the first time. Once you checked in you get access to the elevator via a key. But before that, If you are a tired backpacker from travelling, you need to rest in those stairs half way. Nice staff. Clean beds, only one toilet, and only one shower. No common area to cook.


Very close to the train station. Staff very helpful and friendly. The doors were a little difficult to manage as were the four flights of stairs walking up to the hostel. They were kind enough to pay the €.10 to use the evaluator on the way out when I didn't have change. Economical option as this was way cheaper than any room in Rome at the time, but no real atmosphere aside from the actual dorms as there were no common spaces.


Keys didn't unlock doors, shower was freezing and no pressure, not a hostel just a guest room. No atmosphere. At all. Dodgy area.


I had a time here. Staff was very friendly and helpful and easy to get on with. Location in Rome was perfect as it was about half way between the train and the coliseum. One to the stay was the lack of warm available

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


Excellent hostel with more than helpful staff. The staff were so helpful with getting to places and helping us on returning to the airport in the early hours of our departure day. Very clean and secure!

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