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 8.1

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 May 2022
    Great! Very close to the coliseum and museums, clean and not so many people
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 May 2022
    I loved staying at this hostel, it’s 15 minutes away from the coliseum which is perfect to go catch the sunset. The owner was really nice and helpful, he even give me a ride to the train station to be sure i wasn’t late for my train. Overall i really recommend this hostel !!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Jun 2022
    This is a great place to stay! The owner is very friendly and our room was quite comfortable. I'd recommend staying here for people looking for something relatively cheap but a close walk to many of the interesting historic parts of the city.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 May 2022
    Great place. Fan, fridge, and towels provided. Location was amazing too. Would stay here again
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 Jun 2022
    A good place if you just need somewhere to stay. No communal areas but it’s clean, air conditioned and in a central location
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 Jun 2022
    I enjoyed my stay at Sandy Hostel Rome. It is a modest place but very flexible, quiet, great location, and affordable. I was traveling alone and chose to stay in one of the 4-bed female dorms and had a very good experience. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for something simple - it doesn't have a common room so it's not quite like typical 'hostel culture,' but that was fine for me as I already had my weekend planned and didn't go with the intention of meeting people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Jun 2022
    Our stay was very pleasant, but I have to say it is not a hostel as you may have in you mind. There is not space to meet the other visitors. We stayed in a private room which had its own bathroom- which is a plus for many. The check in was not ideal, we had to wait for half an hour outside despite the fact that we went exactly when it was said. With a 10 minute walk we could reach Colosseum and there are many bus stations and a metro station nearby.
    Greece, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    28 May 2022
    Sandy Hostel is at a great location, but there are few problems. First, there is no elevator from ground floor, and the stairs are steep till the 1st floor. So if you are carrying heavy luggage, you need to carry your luggage up for 2 flights of stairs. Plus, there is no permanent reception counter, so you might need to wait outside the main door for quite sometime. Franco is an amiable gentleman, always there to help. The dorms are clean, and since it is female only, it is safe and pleasant.
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    15 Jun 2022
    The hostel was at a good location and clean but check in was extremely frustrating. There is no clear marker for the hostel, when we finally found it we buzzed up to no answer. Someone coming out of the building let us in but when we got to the hostel floor there was no one there and no check in counter. It took 4 calls over 30 mins to inform staff we were there waiting to get our room, then 15 minutes for someone to arrive. Also is more of a hotel than hostel, no common area only rooms
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    12 Jun 2022
    Location is great, but there were 2 issues: we arrived at 2.30 pm and there was nobody there to check us in. A neighbor was kind and called the owner for us. Long wait. The other issue was a bad smell coming from the bathroom.
    Germany, Male, 41+
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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