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  • 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.
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  • 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 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 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2019
    I like the place, its silent as compared to many other places. The corridors are big and friendly and the internet is cool. The garden is fantastic.
    India, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    Loved it! I felt super safe since it was women only!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2019
    Great place to stay! definitely recommend. The staff were kind and always there to help, the hostel was cleaned everyday, there was “free” food in the kitchen so you could make basic meals (pasta, rice etc). My only inconvenience was that my adapter plug prongs were too large and didn’t fit in the plug socket. But that was only by my bed, there were larger ones by other beds and in the kitchen.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Sep 2019
    I didn't stay very long, so can't review comprehensively. The staff at the front desk on night shift was *extremely* helpful - without her I'm not sure I'd have made my flight. The older woman seemed like she was always busy and I didn't feel comfortable asking her for help, even though I needed it. Luckily the girls in my room were helpful and guided me the right way. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Wi-Fi is horrendous. No signal in our room, so we had to hang out on the sofas at reception for Wi-Fi.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Sep 2019
    This place is really nice for a single female traveler. I always felt safe and the other women I met were really interesting. The rooms have large lockers that can fit a whole suitcase in them and you put your own lock on it. The wifi was fast and always working. There's even a small kitchen to use. My only complaint is that the bathrooms were dirty by nighttime and they should definitely be cleaned more often.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    23 Sep 2019
    I really enjoyed the location of this hostel. That was by far the best thing. The hostel itself is a bit basic. You have what you need but it’s not the best. The bunk beds are small and wobbly and the WiFi only worked in the kitchen (for me). The bathroom could’ve been nicer however the kitchen was clean and spacious. But again for the location, I think it’s worth it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Sep 2019
    I really love that this hostel is all-women, and I felt very safe and that my belongings were secure while staying here. The staff is not the friendliest, but they can help you if you need it. The facilities are on par for a budget hostel, and the bathrooms and showers were as expected. Great location, and super close to the Trastevere neighborhood, which has great restaurants, bars, and shops, although a little touristy. I've stayed here once 3 years ago and again recently.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Oct 2019
    Really amazing location. I stayed in the 6 bed room, with the bunk beds. The only reason I'd rate the facility quality low is because the beds rocked any time someone moved. I am a tosser in my sleep so I felt really bad that I'd bother my bunk mate that my sleeps weren't great. Otherwise, loved the location. Check out the little market area and plaza just a 5 minute walk away - my favourite spot in Rome!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    08 Oct 2019
    The staff was nice and helpful usually, but I wouldn't really recommend the hostel. It is very old (or looks old), the bathroom and toilet always felt dirty, with no windows inside and grime on the walls. The rooms were very basic, didn't even get a proper blanket - just a thin sheet. There is a ceiling lamp which lights very dimly and there were not enough sockets. Walls are paper thin and you can hear everything. OK if you look for something very basic.
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    06 Oct 2019
    The location is perfect, right next to the Vatican and 20 mn away from the main attractions. The area is safe and full of nice restaurants. But the hostel itself had a lot of downsides. Anyone could enter in our room, which was by the way located next to the bathroom and the pipes noise could literally wake you up in the middle of the night. Talking about the bathroom, the shower curtain kept falling off while showering and we were struggling to keep it close. Bad WiFi and rude staff.
    France, 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