It's a nice hostel but very impersonal. There's not a common place for people to meet except in the bar/restaurant area, which isn't the most pleasant place. The hostel is very big and feels more like a hotel. I like the beds since they have curtains over them and little strips for you to plug things in and have a reading light. The bathroom floor was always covered in water from the showers. It was an OK place and was pretty inexpensive. Good location, right by train station. Easy to get around
A perfectly good little hostel. Val, the guy who runs it, is very nice and helpful. There are towels and beach mats to borrow, and Val is happy to give suggestions of places to go and eat. Really close to the beach. The bathrooms are a little bit unappealing and small, but otherwise it's a nice place. Everyone's friendly and wants to hang out, go to the beach. Nice place.
Perfectly good place. Location is really good, close to the Coliseum and the metro/train station is only a couple blocks away. Easy to find. The bathrooms kind of smell like urine, but I was told that is common in Rome due to all the buildings being old and having old plumbing. There's a couple of common areas, but no one really talks to each other, so it's hard to meet people in the hostel. Also I had both an en suite and a regular room. Bathroom in en suite is much better than shared bathroom.
Staff is super nice and I really enjoyed talking to the people there. The city was just ok, but I really liked all of the people there. There's also a little dog and he's adorable. Everything's clean and nice, and there's a cool system on the TV that has a bunch of movies to watch for free. Great place, great people.
The staff is super nice and friendly, but there are a couple of draw backs. I've stayed 4 nights and every night my room has been super hot. Also there isn't any internet in your room, only in the reception and basement. This makes skyping or talking to family virtually impossible without background noise and everyone hearing your conversation. The location I'm told is kind of a sketchy area, but I didn't have any problems. Overall it's a perfectly OK place, but the staff is exceptional.