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Via Cavour 136, 00184 - Roma, Rome, Italy

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76%

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766 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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97%

Security: to get into your room you have to go through 3 locked doors. You and your hostel mates will be the only ones getting in there. Location: this is located right around the corner from the coliseum and the Roman forum. It's also about 2 blocks away from Termini (the train station you can use to get ANYWHERE in the city for only 1.5 Euro. Staff: Incredibly helpful and even hooked it up with an extra night for €25. You really can't ask for a better place to stay for the price.

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

This hostel is located in a really busy street and the colosseum is just a few mins walk, so the location is great. The hostel itself was fine as a place to sleep but wasn't very sociable. I don't know his name but the staff member that checked us in and showed us around was really nice and helpful. I would stay here again!


89%

The hostel is in a great location. Things to remember is that there is no kitchen, city tax needs to be paid at arrival and you have to walk up four flights of stairs to get to the hostel. On the positive side. Beds where comfy, staff was great as he told me where to go and cheap eating places!. Four set of keys to get into the building so you don't have to worry to much about people stealing your stuff. Ps its Rome, you are barely going to spend any time in the hostel anyways.


20%

AWFUL BOOKING SERVICE. STUFF DID NOT KEEP OUR RESERVATION AS THE GIRL IN THE RECEPTION WAS CLAIMING THAT WE WERE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN THE MORNING AND AFTER 3 HOURS SHE WAS WAITING SHE GAVE THE ROOM. HOWEVER WE HAD THE EMAIL CONFIRMING THAT OUR ARRIVAL WAS SCHEDULED AT 10 O'CLOCK IN THE NIGHT. TO OUR SURPRISE WE LEFT WITH NO ROOM AND NO HELP SO WE HAD TO SEARCH FOR ANOTHER HOSTEL IN AN UNKHNON CITY DURING THE NIGHT. OF COURDE I WAS GIVEN BACK MY PREPAYMENT BUT IT WAS DISAPPOINTING.STAY AWAY

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


66%

the hostel's staff was so good, so friendly. the hostel is in average. not many facilities in the room ex. hair dryer, towel,microwave. but in room nr.9 there are many facilities in this room so hair dryer, microwave, fridge.


51%

There wasn't any signs for the hostel, just a name badge on the buzzer. The door to the street stayed open

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


89%

If I come back to Rome, I will definitely stay here! Check in was easy. Location is perfect!! And the rooms were clean with comfortable beds. Ivan and Chilla were incredibly kind, and let me keep my stuff there for an extra day so I didn't have to carry it around with me after checking out!


60%

The private room was fine and they had it cleaned as soon as we got there. The location was great, near the train station. But the bathroom was filthy. They said they cleaned it but there was dirt all over the shower floor. And the water was cold the whole time we were there. And the only time we spoke to any staff was when we arrived, they were no where to be found the rest of the time.


80%

Cold showers sometimes snd no common area, but awesome location, really clean and awesome staff.


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.


97%

The location, the atmosphere is perfect. It's close to Termini station, colosseo and many attractive places in the central district. Also, the staffs are really friendly and kind. I had fantastic time here for a week with them and nice room mates.

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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


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