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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 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
  • 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 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 8.9

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Amazing! Loved it and the staff were so lovely x
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    We were so surprised by the happy atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and perfect location. We recommend this to our friends for a stay in Rome. I hope they can keep this place going as is for many years to come.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2019
    Good time here thank you!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Aug 2019
    Nice place with helpful staff in a great location. I didn’t love the lack of social atmosphere but I only stayed one night so maybe I just missed out.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Aug 2019
    Stay was great, felt comfortable, its in a great location for the main attractions which are within walking distance, Close to many shops and amenities. Wish they provided toilet even at a fee.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    30 Jul 2019
    This hostel made me feel very safe. The reception was practically open 24/7 with someone who safely kept the keys while I was out. The bedrooms are very large and clean and come with ceiling fans which help with the heat. However, the spring beds were very uncomfortable and the reception was a bit rude when I was confused about how the keys worked. Other than this one time, everyone was helpful and kind.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Aug 2019
    This was a nice hostel! Located right in Trastevere and it was easy to walk to a lot of the major attractions from the hostel. It’s very quiet and relaxed and great to stay in an all female environment. Great for female solo travelers! They also helped me arrange travel to the airport which was really nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Aug 2019
    It was very clean, lots of showers and toilets with good privacy. The kitchen was fully equipped, though I do wish they served breakfast. The room was good, the locker was the biggest I have seen in a hostel so that I could keep everythinbg in there, as well as the 4 drawers and bedside table. There was a plug for my phone and a lamp, and I felt like I had all I needed. The location is GREAT for travelling Trstevere and wandering back tipsy, but you have to like walking for reaching central Rome
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Aug 2019
    Lovely comfy hostel, feels like a dorm room more than a hostel room. Also good location, very close to Vatican and along an easy bus route (40/64) for Central Rome and Station. There is a gentle curfew at 12 when they close the door downstairs, you have to buzz to enter. If you're a party person maybe try another hostel, I gate crashed a lot of Alessandro Downtown hostels events - I recommend doing this if you want to explore Roma nightlife. Also there was mould on the wall next to my bed.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Aug 2019
    Breakfast was advertised but only coffee and one very small cake was set out. Wifi was turned off at night so I couldn't pull up my train ticket the next morning before we left and had to buy a new one. Otherwise it was as expected.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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