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Via Palestro 49, Rome, Italy

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10813 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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The hostel was more like a hotel and worth the little bit extra cash, the facilities and the concierge made you feel like you were in a hotel, it was super central and easy to get to from the main train station as well as the staff, a young man Paul spent plenty of time answering all our questions about tours and with his help and the awesome FREE night tour we were able to smash out Rome in 24hrs! Would definitely stay there again!

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
What a great review, all we can say is thank you so much for appreciating all the work we do to keep our guests happy :) Glad to hear you had a great time with us! come back soon for more! Regards, Giannina


Loved it! So much fun. Great bar and restaurant, and perfect location super close to the metro.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Very glad you enjoyed your stay at The yellow, Thanks for the positive feedback and and hope to see you back in the future! All the best and safe travels Massimo


Got upgraded to a private room. Didn't see the hostel much. Friendly staff though. Need to take better care of the holding bags. Anyone can go in there and grab a bag. Otherwise good hostel would stay again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Bruno, You were one of our lucky guests that get free upgrades! glad to hear you thought we were friendly, we really try to make our guests feel comfortable once they stay with us ;) you should definitely come back again to live more of our hostel. Thanks for the constructive criticism about our luggage room storage, we will see how we can make it better. Hope to see you soon! Giannina


Staff were very helpful! Definitely not the place to stay if you want to get a good nights sleep but great if you want to party!

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We are always glad to help, also good to hear you enjoyed the party. Being a Aussie, was most likely your choice to party and not sleep, hahaha Regards Massimo


Overall a great hostel! Really big but you feel like you start to know everyone after a few days. The bar is fun and the food is pretty good too. Nice beds, clean facilities, great staff. Bit of a walk to the main sights but definitely doable, Rome is a big city so you can't be right next to everything.


I stayed in a 10-bed dorm but it was actually a dorm consisting of two rooms with 6 and 4 beds so it definitely didn't feel like a crowded dorm which I really liked. The walking tour was amazing! Shout out to Tom who made the five hour walking tour feel like one!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there! Thank you for your review and the comments about the walking tour and Tom, he is a great tour guide and a great asset to our team :) feel free to come back anytime soon! - Amparo, reception the Yellow


Loved this hostel. great location next to the main train station, Termini. Atmosphere is the great! Great bar! great food! Great roommates! Great beds! I loved everything about this hostel. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Great Review!!! thank you so much! hope you come back soon :) Regards, Giannina


I guess it's a good enough hostel. I only stayed for a night but the rooms were alright, power outlets and lights for every bed. It was a bit too spread out for my liking, so it was harder to connect with other travelers imo. The staff at the restaurant right next door (which is recommended) was sadly very rude to me so I decided to leave again) but breakfast at the yellow pub/bar was good and not too pricey.


Good hostel bar, nice people, amp is a legend ;) hahaha

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Z! Haha thanks so much about the comments, have to say you're a legend as well!! Come back anytime soon! :) Amparo


Thank you for all during my 4 night stay in your hostel. Your all staffs and guests were nice and friendly. I stayed like home.

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Hello! Thanks for your nice review, but I have to thank you as well, it was great to meet you!! Come back to The Yellow soon! :) Regards, Amparo reception team


The stay at the yellow was great. The rooms are clean and safe and the staff are all very helpful. Definitely take the night and day walking tours. Tom is a great tour guide!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for your review! Great to hear you liked how clean and safe the rooms were, and that you liked the staff! The walking tours are awesome, our guides are very passionate about Rome so that is even better for our guests :) see you soon hopefully! Regards, Amparo


This is the hostel to stay in Rome if you want to party with fellow travellers. Can be a little too lively in the evening if you want a quiet drink and conversation. If you stay here make sure to do both the night and day tours with Tom to really get an entertaining snapshot of the cities history

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there! Thank you for your review. We'll pass the comment about the tours to Tom, he'll be very happy to hear you liked the tour! Come back soon to have some more fun with us, and hopefully a quiet drink and conversation as well :) See you soon, safe travels! Regards, Amparo


The staff is amazing and is very secure.

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Love to see reviews like this! Hope to see you at The Yellow again soon! Michael.


I guess it depends on what you're looking for but the yellow just wasn't for me. If you like hanging out and chilling with interesting people. It's hard to do that here. They close the outside portion of the bar at midnight and force everyone inside or down the block. I get it, people are loud. But the bar is a disaster. So many inconsiderate people so little space. Location is good but could be closer to the sights. Imagine staying inside a nightclub, if that sounds fun enjoy the yellow.


The Yellow is a good party hostel if you want that. The room I stayed in was in the reception building and was quiet and clean. The staff kinda sucked. The bar across the street gets busy at night and the outside patio closes at midnight so you're squished into the already crowded bar. The breakfast is good in the morning though. Coffee isn't bad.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We try and keep our rooms separate from the party hostel atmosphere so we're glad to hear you found the rooms pretty quiet! At peak season when we're fully booked the bar can get pretty crazy, but we are working on extra lounge and game areas (and a wine-bar!). So drop by if you're in Roma again! Ta, Michael.


I will never stay at The Yellow again. On my first night I receive bed bug bites. The staff moved me to another room but did nothing to resolve their bed bug situation. Even when I told one of the cleaners about my bed, she said ok changed the sheets and left the same blanket on the bed! I know they gave that bed to another traveller that night and did not inform the rest of the room. Beware of room D57 on the 5th floor across the street from the main office. Showers are clean disgusting too.


If you are looking for a place to party with other young travellers than this is the spot for you. It's hard to sleep though if you want an early morning and are skipping on the 24 hour bar. The female staff were very friendly. The rooms are big but pretty much the bare essentials. I did like though that they had lockers under the bed big enough to fit my whole pack. The bouncers were also super nice there. I would go there again. Especially since it's a 5 minute walk from the main train

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Hi Adrian! We're glad you like our hostel and bar, you can actually request an upper level room (when available) in advance if you want it to be a little less noisy. And we're glad you like our bouncers and female staff! But I'm awesome too! Ta, Michael.


the location was awesome just a few block from the main metro/bus/train terminal. the hop on bus stops were down the street and plenty of places for shopping or walking or eating very close by. staff was great, place was clean and wifi was a little iffy at times but it got the job done. love the yellow, love rome, would totally come back!


I paid for a private room and was charged for double the cost. Ok I understand that double rooms require I pay for 2 buy this place costed more than some nice hotels. OK maybe I didn't read the find print somewhere but I got charged $700 for 5 days in Rome at this hostel. Seems a little high.. I believe this needs to be made more clear on the website. Place was quiet enough after midnight when the bar closed with the windows closed. I had a room on the streett side. Room was small.


Feels more like a hotel due to its size but it's an awesome place to party as there's a downstairs bar and club with a great atmosphere and good food too. There is also something to do everyday organised by the hostel, shout out to Kevin for the best walking your eeeeveeeeeer

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