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Sunshine Hostel Reviews

Via Giolitti, 208, Rome, Italy

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830 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Florinda is awesome and felt like a mama watching over us. It was nice to have a 4-bedroom that wasn't even full. The showers weren't that clean unfortunately but with the friendly staff and fresh croissants every morning, I didn't care. It may be a little out of the way but I enjoyed my time nonetheless.


Wonderful hostel and charming hostess! We spent great nights at this little place in old and massive-bult house. Thanks to your hospitality and kindly support (and morning croissants, too ;), Florinda!


The hostel was very very hard to find and the directions need to be amended! It is a good 15 minute walk from Termini and the numbers on the road make no sense. You pass 207 and 209 and then even though the directions tell you to continue you don't imagine it would be 10 more minutes and into a new part of town. As the area around termini is very run down. Otherwise the hostel owner is extremely nice and helpful and the hostel is a good location and value for price (once you find it)!

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


There are a lot of mixed reviews about this place. Let me say it's pretty fantastic. The woman, Florinda, who runs the hostel is very motherly and friendly. It is more like a Bed-and-Breakfast than most Hostels. It's also only a ten minute walk from the major juncture for all Rome trains and buses, so that makes it easy to get to when you arrive, and to grab the Metro. KEEP walking though. The odd numbers will reach 400 before you hit 208, since Termini takes up so much of the street.

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


uncomfortable bads, no comum area, no staff most the time I stayed there, when appeard a guy he was very moody, asked a information about bus he got angry.


Overall a great place to stay. It is so clean and linens are provided. The only downside is trying to go home late at night. The neighborhood is a little sketchy. If in a group it would be fine!

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The place is exceptionally clean. It is located in a but of an unsafe neighborhood but i experienced no issues. The staff is very helpful and she let us use her printer to print off our bus tickets which was very nice. Overall it was a very nice stay and comfortable. It's not luxurious by any means but it's a great place to sleep after a long day in Rome.


A hostel which is like home. The hostel owner is like a big mother, who takes care of everyone. A very warm and cool hostel.


This is a really nice place with good atmosphere. The light breakfast in the morning is pretty nice with great croissant. Close to train station, but not that close to other attractions. But metro and buses always work. Definitely recommennd.


So the price is very good for Rome. However, you need to consider if it is worth it , if any of the following bullet points bother you, spend a few more euros . - non standard check in, you need to tell them your exact arrival time and they will not be happy If you deviate from that (god forbid your transport was delayed or you get lost ) - loud trains throughout the night as it is next to the main line - no common area, bad for sleeping, bad for socialising - no toilet seat in bathroom


Apart from the location (surrounding areas not very good), I had a good time. Very clean and comfortable.


There are no lockers in the rooms and no space to unpack for a longer stay. It is a long walk (approx. 30 minutes) from the center. The owner (it's an apartment that she uses as a hostel, more like a bed and breakfast) is very friendly, but a little too restrictive. There is no communal area (since the little courtyard is locked after the owner leaves at 2pm) and so the atmosphere is bound to suffer.


The woman, was nice and very helpful. Man was very rude, started stripping our beds before we'd even checked out of the room and was generally unpleasant. City tax 7euro per night. Staff aren't around after 2pm No common area outside of rooms, poor atmosphere but shared the room with lovely people. Showers abysmal, slightly awkward as you'd have to get changed etc. in the main bathroom area. The room had a weird smell. But did provide us with fresh croissants/tea/coffee in the morning.


far from the center but close to the train station breakfast croissant and coffee large rooms


Within walking distance of the best sights of Rome. Very safe hostel but there are no lockers. Staff were friendly and the breakfast and coffee was a nice touch. Area is a little rough but nothing too severe and the hostel itself is locked down tight. Get there before 2pm too but a very quaint and homely hostel!


The best thing about this place is the woman who owns it. She does the best with what she has. That being said this is a downtown rome hostel. That means high price for very basic acomodation. All the componants are there (exept lockers) but none of them are very good. If you're only staying 1-2 nights then definitely go for it. Otherwise go to wiki hostel, same price for a ressort rather then a bachelor apartment.


Rooms are as large as a football pitch, very airy and spacious. The whole hostel is clean and has a nice atmosphere. Especially Dany, who is the owner of the hostel, is very friendly, kind, smiling and helpful. The only negative point is the environment of the hostel. Streets around it are a bit scary at night, but it's worth staying there.


It feels like home. I've been there for 5 days and it was really awesome! I didn't want to go out, i wanted to stay at the terrace and talk to Florinda and Dany (the owners) all day long. When I arrived, I felt bad for something I ate at the trip and Florinda was so worried about me that my mom would be jealous. It's ok to come back at night, but you may pay attention around Termini, mostly if you are a woman. If you're in a group, it's very good. There's a bus and a metro station very close.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pros: - The lady who worked there was very friendly - The morning cappucino and croissant was very delicious - Very secure and nice building -Well located for walking to the Colosseum -Decent WiFi Cons: -The men's bathroom toilet has no toilet seat and no lock -No public space -No 24 hour reception -Having to arrive before 2PM unless you notify them is strange, the man who checked us in after 2PM was quite rude Overall an OK hostel if you're just interested in somewhere to rest your head

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