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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 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 9.0

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    I could not speak more highly of this place. The staff are amazing & go way beyond anything I could have hoped for without me even asking. I would like to send a shout out to Francesca, Jo & Candela all, of who made my stay extra special. The location couldn't be better and there are multiple cool spaces to hang in. Hard to beat value, a fantastic breakfast, welcome drink & fruit, vegetables, pasta etc are all included. The energy is great and everyone staying there seems super relaxed & happy.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    Traveling alone can be very scary, especially in a country where the men are notoriously predatory. I booked a stay at this hostel because I wanted to feel safe and be surrounded by women. And honestly- it was the best experience I've ever had at a hostel! Being surrounded by an only female staff is very empowering, and I felt much more welcomed by the other women who were staying there. If you are female identifying I highly recommend staying here. It is a great bang for your buck.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 May 2019
    Really great atmosphere here - the staff are all lovely, friendly and helpful. There is only one key for the room so you have to leave it in the door when you're there, but there are lockers you can keep your stuff in. Location is awesome - Trastevere is such a cool area and I was able to walk absolutely everywhere - it's only about 55 mins to the Colosseum, and 20 mins to the Vatican. Generally would definitely recommend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 May 2019
    Very good location within walking distance of the Old City and most attractions, also close to bus and train station. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I did not use the kitchen but the bathroom facilities were clean, and there are extra bathrooms besides the en-suite in each room so there was never a wait. I stayed for 5 nights and slept well the whole time. Beds are fine as long as you do not move around too much as they are squeaky bunks. Highly recommend for solo travelers!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Apr 2019
    Fantastic location -clean. staff friendly and helpful
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    19 May 2019
    Fantastic location! Nice quiet place to stay. Good kitchen & peaceful relaxation areas, including a courtyard. Computers with internet access were handy too. No hesitation in recommending this hostel.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    01 May 2019
    Fantastic location in Rome’s cutest neighborhood. Good water pressure in the showers and cool environment being an all womens hostel. Sadly, mattresses were not comfortable
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 May 2019
    Great location in one of the prettiest neighborhoods in Rome. The facilities are basic but clean, like a college dorm. Showers are kind of meh but overall felt safe and comfortable. And the decor is really cute.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    02 May 2019
    Shared old showers, wifi doesn’t work in rooms, felt a bit like a prison.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    14 May 2019
    The best thing about this hostel is the location; Trastavere is an amazing neighborhood and I’m really glad I was nearby and got to spend lots of time there. However, overall I didn’t really enjoy my stay at the hostel. While I appreciated the women-only aspect, I felt like it had no middle ground between “noisy and hectic” and “no atmosphere whatsoever”. It also sort of smelled weird and I oftentimes felt like I was in the way or an imposition, and tried to spend as little time there as possi
    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