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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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

No refund for cancellation/modification after the credit card is charged

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please nothe that our Hostel is WOMEN ONLY

We will charge the credit card for any damage caused to our properties

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

Additional Info:

Women Only

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


Orsa Maggiore for Women Only

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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

This warm and inviting hostel has a dedicated female staff, clean and fresh toilets and one traveller said it's 'ideally situated, spacious, clean and quiet, providing a wonderful respite from the bustle of the city'

Property Description

We’re 15 minutes’ walk from St. Peter’s Cathedral. Located in the heart of Rome (Trastevere) this women-only hostel is set in a 16th-century ex-convent inside the International Women's House (Casa Internazionale delle Donne).

We offer beds in dorms or private rooms. All the rooms are very large and quiet and overlook the inner garden or the typical red rooftops. Each room features ceiling fans and include linen.

The living room features a kitchen corner and a fridge for the guests' use.

Our amenities include free Internet and Wi-Fi (in the garden as wel)l , free hot showers, 10 toilets, a wash-and-dry service and a book exchange/library. We also have maps and tourist information and can help you with museum reservations.

Guests can relax in our large garden under the centuries-old magnolia

Orsa Maggiore is located in a quiet and relaxing spot in the very centre of Rome. Our characteristic neighbourhood, Trastevere, is one of the attractions of ancient Rome, full of cinemas, theatres, bars, small restaurants and artisan shops; hence, it’s an ideal spot for a taste of everyday city life. We’re also just a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, Synagogue, Gianicolo Hill and the Botanical Gardens.

Please note that this hostel is only for female guests. Read our Things to Note below before making a booking.

Check-in: 12am-10pm.
Check-out: 10am.

You are welcome to leave your luggage here if your bed is not yet ready when you check in.
Please provide your own padlock to lock your locker.

We inform you that we preauthorize your credit card. Payment is due upon arrival. We prefer cash payment thank you

Please note that rates do not include a city tax of €3,50 per person per night.

We have a 72hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations, late changes and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night’s accommodation. Cancellations must be made via fax or email; phone cancellations will not be considered.

We do not send or fax letters for visa document applications to embassies and/or consulates.

Towels not included.

No breakfast, but we offer you: american coffee, tea and a cake. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Best hostel I've ever stayed in. Everything is SO clean and the beds were really comfortable. It felt more like staying in someone's home (in a good way) than in a hostel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jan 2020
    I had a good company with staff and room mates nd what's you expect them for it! Rome is a big city in Italy but you could feel that still you can feel a small city of air there ! I enjoyed staying there and will be back sometimes with a friends of mine. Yumi
    Japan, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2020
    Hello! A very loving atmosphere and a perfect location. Thank you.
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Jan 2020
    The showers were hot and lovely, the room spacious and comfortable. The area was easy to get around from and despite other reviews the windows all had curtains and the neighborhood was not scary. The staff was very helpful. This was the best hostel I have been to thus far!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Nov 2019
    We had a great experience on our visit to Rome in November! One of the highlights of our visit REALLY was staying at Orsa Maggiore! The staff were fantastic, we stayed for several days and they would recognize and greet us! And a major plus was that everything was SO clean-they were great at cleaning throughly everyday!! I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this place! What a gem! Thanks again to all of the staff that made our stay SO great!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2019
    I loved my stay! The staff were welcoming and accommodating, the location couldn’t have been more convenient, and the chive was safe and comfortable. Love meeting other women when I travel! I highly recommend. Note that dorms don’t have locks on the doors but you get a locker (just remember to bring a lock!).
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Oct 2019
    Lovely place close to everything. Staff are wonderful. Thank you!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    01 Nov 2019
    The hostel has a very nice location, in Trastevere, one of the safest neighbourhoods in Rome. The staff is super kind. The atmosphere is very calmed and friendly.
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    17 Nov 2019
    I have mixed feelings about this hostel. On one hand, the all female atmosphere is really pleasant and I loved the history of the place! But the internet was terrible, and didn't work in the bedrooms. So you had to go to the common area to even check your socials and things. The showers aren't ideal, but there is a sign saying that they're planning on fixing them up soon - so you can't hold that against them. The location is a really pretty, but really far away from tourist stuff.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    13 Nov 2019
    This hostel is basic, and a nice hostel. Although I would not recommend staying here, it doesn’t feel safe as there is one key for a bedroom and no swipe cards. The bathrooms were okay but there is a big glass window with no blinds or anything so anyone can look In if they are in the same level. The location is okay but it is hard to find and In the dark It can be scary walking back for the hostel at night.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi

Orsa Maggiore for Women Only says

We offer a daily cleaning, huge and bright dorms, and staff who speak English, French and Spanish between them.

Our guests can use the beautiful courtyard, have a drink or try the menus at the restaurant. During the summer we put on music events and parties in the garden for free. Paola, Direttrice