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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 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    Orsa Maggiore was a peaceful, delightful place for my friend and I to enjoy at the end of a long day walking around Rome. The courtyard is beautiful and was our favorite part!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Jul 2019
    Stayed with my teen daughter for 4 nights. Hostel is an easy walk to all the main sites. The neighbourhood seems safe and there are many restaurants nearby. We booked a double room which had a double bed, huge window, ceiling fan, table and one chair. You have a key so you can lock up your stuff. There is a cleaner who comes around daily for housekeeping. The washrooms and shower areas always seemed clean and functioning. Will definately come back.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    01 Jul 2019
    Loved this all women’s hostel. Made me and my friend so much more comfortable roaming about common areas. Some have commented that there isn’t a lot of room for conversation at this hostel, but we had no issues making connections when we would plan our days out at breakfast in the kitchen in the morning. Totally would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Jul 2019
    Lovely hostel. Very quiet and a nice break from the more bustling hostels. All the facilities were very clean. I stayed in a 4 share and the top bunk was very low (thus unable to sit up in my bottom bunk... a small thing but if I was to return, i’d probably choose the 3 share as they were not bunk beds). Location is very close to the Trastevere neighbourhood which is just lovely (and a little less touristy), while still within easy walking distance to the Vatican and other Roman classics.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 Jul 2019
    Lovely place to stay. Quiet, friendly and mostly respectful clientele.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    01 Jul 2019
    We enjoyed Orsa Maggiore. The hostel is fairly utilitarian, but has everything one requires - kitchen/dining area, dispensing machines, leisure seating with books/magazines. We stayed in a room for two which had more than adequate space and storage available. Food and entertainment are within easy walking distance, as is the closest bus stop (although the buses in Rome are not pleasant!). Being close to the river is a bonus. We used an airport shuttle when we left - highly recommended.
    South Africa, All Female Group, 41+
  • 8.6


    23 Jun 2019
    Staff are very helpful. An idea: Have an unwanted food box and also in the fridge so none goes to waste. Also notice board for shared taxi to station.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 5.7


    16 Jun 2019
    Pros: Bed was very comfy. Individual toilet/shower rooms inside the bathroom. Cons: Laundry is done by the lady, not you. The only security of the place is that the entrance is hard to find. Elevator was right next to the room we were in and it kept dinging throughout the night. Take a shower early because hot water runs out fast.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    03 Jul 2019
    There were concerts all nights and I couldn't sleep. You have to pay in cash
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    22 Jun 2019
    Wouldn’t recommend, especially for younger travellers, me and my friend are 20, we found the atmosphere to have high tension, the little common areas that there were were quiet, guests weren’t friendly, staff weren’t around as much as they said they would be, bathroom wasn’t kept clean, expensive for what it was, we were looking to meet more people through hostels but there was nothing going on at the hostel to meet people. Also loud movies played outside. Good location is the only positive.
    England, All Female Group, 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