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The signboard was NOT obvious at all, and it took us more than 2hrs to find it from the train station. The interior was pleasant and very comfortable. Perhaps it was more homely due to the fact that there werent any other people staying other than us. The owner was very friendly to us even though we made her wait for 2hrs past our stated arrival timing.
i had a very positive experience. the owner, which is also the staff checks you in, does your beds and cleans your room, is very helpful and kind and sometime beyond the duty of hostel. the day when i checked in, there were one guy and one girl left very early in the morning on their checkout date and left a note to the owner said that they would return that night and needed to one more night. but all beds were booked, so the owner prepared an extra bed in the reception for them. recommend
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The hostel is really near by the termini station,which is convenient if U r flying out and wanna go to airport next day or so...and there are some main attractions nearby as well..I recommend it.
I actually was not able to check in to Sunshine Hostel, because although it claimed a 24-hour reception, I was told that I was arriving "too late" to check in, since it would only be a one night stay, and so my reservation was cancelled for me, leaving me without a hostel for the night in Rome. Other classmates of mine stayed at the hostel and had interesting things to say about it. Definitely would NOT recommend, based on their treatment toward me via email and my classmates' experience.
Location is NOT that close to Termini, and the directions are confusin at best, if not just plain useless. And I'm really trying to be objective here. Staff wasn't welcoming or keen on helping with directions and recommendations. The only 'facilities' to speak of are your bed and the toilets. The 'breakfast' consists of bad coffee, by Italian standards, and a croissant that runs out early. For the price, you can find others at a much better location.
We stayed 2 nights in Sunshine Hostel. Although we arrived quite early our beeds were ready. The owner explained us everything, I noticed He cares a lot about security and cleanliness. The room was spacious and clean, we met really nice people there ;) The breakfast on the terrace is a great idea. Only the minus is no kitchen for the common use.. To sum up its a nice Hostel for a short stay!
staff was so rude. check-in time is wierd. poor facility and poor breakfast.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
this hotel located really close to the main station, really convenient. close to subway station and tram also. Easy to wander around. The location also save. they serve good coffee and fresh pastry in the morning, at their cute backyard, which is great. The room was good and clean. For the sensitive ear, better bring your earplug, the noise of tram go through the room. Hot shower available all the time, eventhough the shower room was quite narrow, but all still consider as good.
The office man (we called him Mr. Sunshine) was great! He helped us out a lot, gave us good directions and suggestions. The rooms were nice, fun meeting new people and breakfast on te patio was nice. No safes but the rooms lock.
Very characterfull hostel. Very cheap, so of course there is no luxery to except, but you have you bad and a kind of specail accomodation with very nice people. If you come walking down from Termini, the hostel is on the left side. As there are some big buildings before the hostel will appear late, keep walking the number 208 is coming ... :-) San Lorenzo is near, there were also a lot of nice bars & Co. Enjoy. Katrin
This is in an apartment building, there are 3 rooms total. It is run by a lady and a man, they are only there from 8am to 2pm unless you inform them otherwise. It's 20 minutes from the station, just walk down Giovanni giolitti and it's on the left. The breakfast is good, it kind of felt like we were staying at our long distant aunts house her personal effects are everywhere. It is pretty central and she lets you borrow her maps. No lockers no kitchen no common room 2 outlets in room poor wifi
our stay was fine, the room was clean , the bathroom was not perfect, but it is worth 22€/night. nice lady at the reception. recommended for short stays.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Pretty decent. Sunshine was a bit hard to find, and the location could have been a bit better, but no complaints on top of that.
I only stayed 1 night there, really quick. The reception guy was not happy with me, because my flight got delayed and I could not tell him I would be late. I should have arrived 18.30, but I got there 20.00 - he received in a quite angry way. Apart from that, it is a normal hostel. Location is not the best, but it is close to Termini - if you need to get a train, it is a good place. If not, I would not stay there.
Nice hostel. No safes for valuables in rooms, although you can lock rooms when you leave, but it doesn't make much of a difference when your group doesn't fill the whole room. Location is a bit far out upon arrival but fairly close to the metro which makes it easy to get around. Free breakfast was nice, arrives around 8:30 (if I remember correctly) so remember to make alternative plans if you need to leave the hostel earlier. Reception not open 24/7 ask for towels upon arrival and be on time.
Worst stay we've ever had, staff are beyond rude I cant believe they still operate. Everyone in the hostel agreed and were a shocked as well as the residents within the building. She told us off for arriving late, someone had died on the train tracks but she didn't care, she left a note on the door naming me and said "if you had bothered to show up" .. I had spoken to her that morning.... She also interrupted me while I was showing to yell at me. Worst stay, rudest people, will never be back.
Only stayed one night but was a clean and friendly hostel. Quite difficult to find on first getting there but close to the train station and within walking distance to the colosseum. Security was very good and staff were helpful.
The room and the facilities were good value for money, it's close proximity to the train station made it convenient to catch early morning trains. One thing to improve on would be to install some holder to put shampoos and shower gels.
awesome staff, very clean and quite cheap for Rome...all you need.