Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Established in 1990, Sandy Hostel has come to be one of the most popular accommodations in Rome and a well-known place to stay for young travelers. Since its opening it has been recommended in all the main guide books.

The structure is located in Rione Monti, a lively neighborhood close to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Just down the hill you will find the charming cobble-stone streets, Monti proper, complete with fountain for nighttime gatherings. A trendy area, it boasts artisan and vintage shops, a plethora of dining options and cafes, and bustling crowds comprised of residents, artists, tourists, and other colorful folk.

Sandy is a calm, clean, budget-friendly place to crash in the heart of Rome. It is located on the fourth floor of a 19th-century townhouse on Via Cavour, one of Rome’s main roads. Despite being a small property, with no common room and no kitchen, our guests appreciate the cozy, homey atmosphere.

Sandy Hostel is easily accessible from Termini central train station, just a few minutes' walk from the structure. Termini hosts bus and train transport to and from Rome's airports.

Surrounding Facilities:

A variety of shops, supermarkets, banks, laundromats, a pharmacy and diverse dining options nearby.

Public parking garage, metro, buses, trams, taxi stands, and tour buses at your fingertips.

- Close to ATM and money exchange.

- Monuments, museums, and most major attractions within walking distance.

International staff happy to assist with reasonable requests.

Off-site café for karaoke times.

We offer:

Central location

- No curfew

- English-speaking staff

- Sharing and private rooms

- Female-only dormitories

- Individual lockers in dormitory--no pad lock needed!

Safes in private rooms

Air conditioned private rooms

Personal bedside lamps

- Books on tourist information and free maps

- Book exchange

Complimentary linens and blankets

Unlimited hot showers

Complimentary towels

Shampoo and shower gel available

- Luggage storage

Our welcoming atmosphere, supported by energetic international staff, makes us a young travelers’ heaven.

Please read the Things to Note section carefully.

- City tax is not included in the invoiced amount.

- Starting September 1, 2014, Roma Capitale levies a city tax of 3.00 Euro per person per day, payable in cash.

- Check-in times: 14:00 to 21:30.

- To request alternate check-in times, please contact us per e-mail, voice, message, or WhatsApp prior to your arrival. We are happy to accommodate early/late check-ins if possible:

- Should you be delayed, please contact us and we will gladly accommodate your schedule, if possible.

- Sandy Hostel is recommended for guests under the age of 45.

- Dormitory is designated female only.

Booking Conditions:

- Sandy Hostel only accepts guests arriving and checking in before 22:00. Your arrival must be no later than three (3) hours after the time indicated on the reservation. Indicated arrival times are based on 24-hour European time.

- Upon arrival at the property, the full remaining balance is payable in cash, due during check-in.

- There is no refund on the deposit and booking fee paid to for any reason.

Cancellation/alteration policy:

- If a reservation is not cancelled at least 72 hours in advance, the guest will be charged the amount of the first night’s accommodation.

- If you wish to change your reservation, please modify directly through

*****Please bear in mind that if a property cannot pre authorize your card for any reason, they will email you to ask you for further details. Should they not receive a response from you within 24 Hours they would be then entitled to cancel your reservation due to insufficient card details. ******

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Mar 2019
    Sorry for the delay Franco! I must say that this stay was one of the best stays I’ve ever had. It was clean, good location and felt very safe. Franco was a breath of fresh air, his hospitality was genuine and sincere. Rooms were basic but had everything you need, even has a feminine touch for the female dorms with bright colours. Thankyou so much Franco for your kindness and making my stay a short but sweet one. I will return with a big number next time ;)
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2019
    I can't rate this hostel highly enough! The staff that we worked with was an incredibly kindly and accommodating elderly gentleman, the facilities were exceptionally clean and secure, and the location was absolutely perfect for walking to some of Rome's most famous historical sites. We were allowed to store our luggage in the hostel BOTH before and after our checkout times with no extra charge. I 110% recommend staying here for your time in Rome!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Nov 2018
    This is a great hostel in a great location. (Some directions on finding it from another review that saved my trip: “Look for the sign ‘hotel valle’ the sign is visible walking up or down Cavour street. There is a metal door right next door... press the buzzer and you’re in.” Otherwise its almost impossible to find from the street!)The bedrooms are nice and have real lockers for your things, and the host is wonderful. Just make sure you note that there is no kitchen if this is important to you!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Oct 2018
    Csilla is absolutely amazing! She is friendly, warm and gave us great tips on places to visit in Rome. My room was clean and well kept. I loved that the bathroom had shower gel and body lotion...🤗 Amazing place! God bless you Csilla! ❤️
    Kenya, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Mar 2019
    For a hostel to be good, it needs to be clean and have big storage lockers to keep all your stuff in. Sandy Hostel was great. The rooms, bathrooms, and the hostel as a whole were clean and tidy, there were nice big lockers for each bunk bed, and it only had a few rooms and so it was never busy (we were there in the off-season though so there were only 2 of us in the whole hostel, but it didn't feel overwhelmingly empty)
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    The hosts were very helpful and friendly. The location very convenient. I will come back to stay at Sandy's hostel in my next visit to Rome.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2019
    A great location. Easy walking distance to many sights. Friendly guests and staff. I would recommend this hostel to others. X
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    17 Nov 2018
    As it was the off season there was only one other guest at the hostel. Staff was not on-site when I came to check in, but came after 30 min. He prefers to be paid in cash. It is a 4th floor walk up. There is an elevator but it is after some stairs, making this not a handicap friendly place. Very clean, very close to the Colosseum and Tremini station. No sign out front, you have to call the number and get in touch for check in as the staff might not be there when you arrive. Comes with locker.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Apr 2019
    Was alright for a few nights stay
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    20 Oct 2018
    The room wasn’t very spacious. It has 4 single beds, chairs, tables, fridge, lockers all jammed into one room. Would be better if they setup two bunk beds and arranged the furniture around better. The pillows where terrible and so hard/lumpy. But the location is fantastic just a short walk to colosseum. And the staff were really friendly
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage