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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)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 by cash only, please.

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 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    What a lovely relaxing and friendly loved every minute
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    All the staffs are very nice and helpful. The facility location is perfect. Most attractions are within walking distance...
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2019
    I absolutely loved this hostel. A great location, wonderful rooms, availability of the kitchen, and its friendly staff made my stay very enjoyable. It’s located just the right distance from all the major attractions, and it offers an amazing neighborhood to explore just down the road. I appreciated the lockers and the cleaning my room received each day. Would recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Mar 2019
    Had an amazing time and was really happy with the whole experience! Would highly recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    05 Apr 2019
    Mi piaceva restare in orsa maggiore per 2 sere. Le persone erano molto piacevoli e amichevoli. La posizione era situata molto bene. Solo un problema era con la chiave e che c’era solo una chiave per la camera per 10 residenti. Penso che ci dovrebbe stato un PIN con un codice per le porte delle camere. Un soggiorno molto bene per l’uso di un ostello.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    24 Mar 2019
    I had a pleasant stay at Orsa Maggiore. Everything was clean, the staff was kind, and the other guests were kind. I read an earlier review that said the hostel felt like a prison, and though I wouldn't go that far as to actually say that, I do understand why that was an opinion. Everything felt kind of private, with no real encouragement of collaboration among the guests. However, if you're looking for a hostel that is cheap, yet quality, definitely book here.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    04 Apr 2019
    Dorms were very spacious and nice. I stayed in a triple room and every person has a nightstand, closet and lamp. Beds were made in the morning which was super nice. Only thing was that you need to ring a bell to be let in the building, so it was a little inconvenient if you came back late because you have to wake up whoever is on call that night so I felt obligated to come back early. There was also a lack of outlets in my room, I had to unplug my lamp in order to charge my phone...
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    30 Mar 2019
    A women's hostel is a luxury. Women without the company of men are so much more open and free. This part was great The running of the hostel was grim almost like a prison The rooms were spotless but the fa ciliates and generocity of this hostel was non existent Take a look at other hostels in Italy for inspiration
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    08 Apr 2019
    Not enough information about place location and facility's on line and on premices: one cannot know that the street has building numbers that start and end at the same spot; right side has end numbers and left first numbers - I was looking on my right and circled the street with heavy laggage at night. The hostel name is also in it's sight. There is no indication of elevator (inside the garden) just a sign that says hostel is on the second floor - I went up four starcases till the ended in the d
    Israel, Female, 41+
  • 5.4


    16 Apr 2019
    Security was non existent. Anyone could walk right in through the door and go up the elevator to the hostel. You didn’t have to show any proof that you were staying at the hostel. Shared keys, so often the keys were just left in the door. Which meant that any stranger could wander in off the streets and go into the hostel. The average age was much older than expected. Around 40. The WiFi didn’t work in the 10 bed shared room and when i told the receptionist it Didn’t help. unfriendly.
    USA, 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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • 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