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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation policy for high season(from March 10th to October 31st):

No show: full charge
Cancellation and reduction in numbers: less than 2 weeks, penalty 50% of the total amount.

Cancellation and reduction in numbers: less than one week, penalty 100%;

Cancellation policy for low season(from Nov.1st to March 9th):

No show: 1 night accommodation charge.

Cancellation and reduction in numbers: less than 3 days,
1 night accommodation charge.

Note: the high season cancellation policy will be applied for festival and holiday days.

Additional Terms and Conditions

1)In the past we have experienced some problems with underage drinking and also indecent behaviour of guests in groups, therefore the hostel reserves the right to determine the departure date during the reserved period.
2) All damages to the facilities caused by a member/s of the group must be paid for in full.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Alessandro Downtown & Bar

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostel Alessando Downtown is located between Termini station and the Colosseum, setting it near the metro, inter-city trains and night buses as well as within walking distance of many of Rome's sights. Hostelworld guests say 'they really care about the traveller at this hostel', with staff who are frequently described as helpful, 'extremely knowledgeable' and friendly. Our visitors say they 'would recommend this to any traveller looking for budget accommodation in Rome even with a nice onsite Bar!'.

Property Description

NEW 2019
- Downtown Bar
- Rental pocket WiFi device available (now on winter promo: 5€ per day!)
Weekly bar events
'Pasta Party': MON, WED, FRI, SUN
Beer pong tournament & Cocktail party: SUNDAY
Happy hour: Mon-Sat.

Continuing the same high standards of the original Alessandro Hostel, Hostel Alessandro Downtown was designed expressly for budget-minded backpackers.
We have large, clean dorm rooms with shared bathrooms. All rooms have air conditioning and heating units (on energy-saving timers). Linen and blankets are included and lockers are available in all dorm rooms.
Free Wi-Fi (hotspot) available throughout the building. Our large common room has a widescreen TV.
Offering a wide variety of services at reasonable prices, our exceptional location provides a safe, convenient base to explore and enjoy Rome's sites.
Designed expressly with the budget conscious traveler in mind, our hostel boasts free city maps, a tourist info stand, vending machines and free luggage storage before check-in. We also organize parties to entertain evenings.

basic services and facilities:
- FREE WIFI at common space and in bed rooms
- FREE city map
- Bed linen INCLUDED in price
- All rooms air-conditioned
- Very close to Termini station ( 5 minutes walk )
- Lockers in dorm rooms (FREE to use it but please bring your own padlock size 25-32-38)
- Coin-lockers (2€ for a max of 12 hrs) available in storage room if you would like to feel safer.
- Video surveillance system
- Fire alarms and fire proof door
- Large common rooms
- Kitchen available (open 12:00pm-10:00pm)
- Self-service laundry available in house. (4€ wash/4€ dry/1€ soap)
- Towels available to buy: 2.50 € cash only ( included in the double rooms )
- Full breakfast (5€)
Includes: Bacon, Scrambled eggs, Cheese, Fruits, Bread, butter, jam, chocolate, and drinks: Fruit juice, Espresso coffee, American coffee, Tea, Milk

Also convenient location
Alessandro Downtown is very close to Rome’s main station, Termini. It is in 5 minutes walking distance.
The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, and San Pietro in Vincoli are very close, less than half-an-hour away on foot, and all parts of the city are accessible with public transportation by Metro, bus and tram.
The shopping mecca of Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the classy Via Veneto can all be reached on foot in approximately half an hour. Our central location means we’re close to Termini station, bus stops, the metro, supermarkets and historic sites. We have discounts agreed with Laundromats and restaurants nearby!

staff members are happy to:
help you and give travel tips and advice for the best deals and places in Rome.

In dormitory rooms, we accept guests at age up to 50 years old. For double/twin rooms, this does not effect.
Also there are exceptions for supervisors who accompany school groups.

Pet's are not allowed to enter.

guest's advantage:
We now have a new family in our group, a brand new restaurant, the Bramble Bar & Kitchen.
You are a “privileged” while you are staying at either of the Alessandro Hostels.
The Bramble Bar & Kitchen is waiting for hostel guests with fantastic offers & discounts!
The Strada Romana Restaurant is waiting for hostel guests with fantastic offers & discounts!
(The Bramble Bar & Kitchen is in 10 min walking distance from the Alessandro Downtown)
Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

Please note:
1. We do not accept group bookings for Easter and new year’s, etc.
2. Important: Max number of guests for a reservation is 8 persons. We do not accept group reservations through online reservation system.
3. Pets are not allowed to stay in the hostel. View House Rules


Ciao! Alessandro Downtown Hostel & Bar is ideal if you're on a budget and looking to meet some super friendly people. Our daily happy hour and cocktail parties are perfect to break the ice and help you get to know other travellers. We've also got a common room where you can kick back and relax, as well as a laundry room where you can freshen up your clothes. 


Rome's main train station, Termini, is just a five-minute stroll from us. Flying into Leonardo da Vinci airport? A bus or taxi will get you to us in about half an hour (we're less than 30km away). Nearby, you'll find modern supermarkets and historic sites. Take a 30 minute walk to famous spots like the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and the Spanish Steps. If you want to discover more of Italy, the Termini station has plenty of handy links via train, bus and metro that'll take you to popular tourist spots outside Rome. 

Rooms and Dorms

We've got spacious dorm rooms with shared bathrooms – and we'll sort you out with fresh sheets so you can travel light. Plus you can rent a towel for just 2 euros. For a small charge, you can also use our laundry facilities. Coming in summer? Our air con will keep you cool and comfortable. You'll also have access to your own locker – just bring a padlock. 

Extras and activities

Relax, watch a movie or get to know fellow travellers in our large communal areas – we also put on events like karaoke and beer pong. On a budget? Get creative with your cooking skills and treat new friends to dinner in the guest kitchen. If you fancy eating out, we'll give you a discount at the Bramble Bar & Kitchen – just down the road from us. Grab one of our free city guides from our reception or use the free Wi-Fi to plan your Rome tour.  

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    Wonderful value for money - I have not stayed at many hostels but my friends and I all agree that Downtown Hostel is one of the best that we have stayed at. It is a short walk away from Rome Termini, and their receptionists were super friendly and helpful. The room was clean and modern and had huge lockers for our cabin bags, as well as individual reading lamp. The shared lounge bar was cosy, and their shared kitchen was spotless & contained basically everything you need. AMAZING!
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    Awesome hostel. Clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and happy to provide recommendations about the city. Location is pretty good. You’re near the Termini station and theres a lot of restaurant and supermarkets around. Definitely recommend it.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    An incredibly convenient location, close to the central station Roma Termini and theres a lot of restaurants around the hostel. The staff are all nice and helpful, happily got upgraded to a 6bed ensuite. The common room and little kitchen were amazing, clean and it made you feel like home, so warm and comfy. Great experience
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2020
    Staying at this hostel was an amazing experience. Staff are nice and very helpful. I visited out of the season but there were still lots of guest from different countries which meant it was still a sociable hostel. Breakfast was fantastic (egg and bacon).  All in all I would recommend and I would stay again.
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Feb 2020
    I had a lovely stay at this hostel. The Staff are nice, always there to help, so polite and respectful. The buffet breakfast with egg and bacon + the espresso was really delicious. Well located and nice facilities for a cheap price. Would stay again for sure.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Feb 2020
    The hostel was nice in all terms from cleanliness to the staff and the location. There is a bar, kitchen and laundry room so you dont need to go out and save your time. Walking distance to everything I wanted to see like the Colosseum. Probably the best hostel on my holiday. I would definitely stay there again.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Feb 2020
    Front desk employees were nice and very helpful on behalf of getting around Rome. It is a decent 20 min walk to the Colosseum through the beautiful city and a quick metro ride away. It is very close to the Termini for quick access upon arrival at the airport. If you like to enjoy a good group chats Bar is a great place to meet people with a great crowd, but not loud enough to keep you up if you just want a quiet nights rest.This Hostel was amazing!
    Guatemala, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Feb 2020
    The staff is friendly and helpful and the facilities are clean and comfortable. That being said, this is a very good hostel and not fancy, but that is part of the charm. If you're looking for something more upscale or with amenities that exceed basics, this may not suit you; however, I had a wonderful stay.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    01 Feb 2020
    The accommodations were extremely reasonable. Bathrooms=clean. There was always hot water ( I showered during the day after 10 AM). Location=amazing. You are 2 blocks from Termini station and 2 blocks from the grocery store. You can walk comfortably to all the major attractions. Staff=dope. S/o to the bar tender who has an amazing voice and is hella cute This was my 1st hostel stay and they set the bar high. NB: There is a tourist tax in the amount of €3,50 per night that must be paid in cash.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    03 Feb 2020
    The hostel failed to mention prior to booking of additional costs/fees. The location is very central, close to Termini station, but it's quite in the dark and hard to find. THe place itself is nice and clean, but upon my arrival, my bed and the rest of the room were still dirty (sheets included) from the previous guests who'd slept there. When I made them notice, they changed my room, but the staff didn't really help in the transition. Overall okay stay for a couple days.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi

Alessandro Downtown & Bar says

Hostel Alessando Downtown is located between Termini station and the Colosseum, setting it near the metro, inter-city trains and night buses as well as within walking distance of many of Rome's sights. Hostelworld guests say 'they really care about the traveller at this hostel', with staff who are frequently described as helpful, 'extremely knowledgeable' and friendly. Our visitors say they 'would recommend this to any traveller looking for budget accommodation in Rome even with a nice onsite Bar!'.