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 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    I always love staying at Sandy Hotel. The staff is great and so is the location of the hotel It’s only a 5-minute walk distance from the Colosseum. My room was clean, big and very quiet. I can’t wait to return
    Hungary, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    The hotel is in a fantastic location, within a few minutes walk to the Colosseum and the main, Termini train station is extremely convenient to reach. The staff was great and helpful. The place is clean and quiet just perfect for relaxation and good sleep. All in all, our stay was wonderful. We would love to return one day.
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    Franco is the most hospitable hostel host I have ever met. He showed me the main attractions and how to get there. When I asked about restaurants, he gave me some names and even took me to one of his favorite and a gelato shop for dinner! The hostel is in between the Termini and the Colosseum (~10 minute walk from each). My dorm room was in a different building but still in the same block. It was clean with a bathroom, 4 lockable wardrobes, a fridge, microwave, TV,... I had a great time there!
    Vietnam, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2019
    Hostel Sandy is clean and comfortable. Franco is very hospitable and kind. We had a lovely stay.
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    Franco is a great host! He is very accommodating to your schedule in regards to check in and check out time. The space was lovely and clean with good wifi connection, nice rooms, and access to multiple appliances such as a hair dryer in the restroom, kitchen access (free coffee in the morning), a small library, and best of all LOCATION! I was able to do 'Rome in a day' as they say hitting all the major tourists sites in the city. I highly recommend this hostel and would definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Jul 2019
    Thank you Franco for the amazing stay! Sandy Hostel onky has a few rooms and is really quiet. Probablly not ideal if you are traveling alone wanting to make friends. We had booked a female dorm and, apart for one night, we had the whole room to ourselves. Franco gave us great suggestions and was easily reachable by phone.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    30 Aug 2019
    Awesome location!! Everything was clean, the private room had towels, a safe, a fridge, Air conditioner and more. You need to let the staff know when you are arriving because they’ll meet you at the door to let you in and give you keys. It feels a bit more like an air b n b or hotel, so if you’re looking for a social environment this spot isn’t for you. Overall, nice place. 10 minutes to the Colosseum and other central spots.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Jul 2019
    This is a great place to stay for a visit in central Rome. It is a little small and the ventilation if it is really hot could be better. The kitchen area was a little smudgy-- could have been cleaner. The bathroom was clean and so was the room itself and the hallways, etc. The only problematic thing was the front door seemed to have trouble clicking shut so that it stayed shut. Sometimes it was open when I came back to the hostel. Otherwise, very good accommodations.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 4.0


    11 Jun 2019
    The hostel was a bit far from the main attractions. When I arrived the owner was sleeping (although he had asked me to text him the time of my arrival) and one of the visitors opened the door. The place was like a big flat with a couple of rooms with bunk beds. It felt as if we were staying at someone’s apartment. Facilities were very basic. The bunk beds were not properly attached to the wall and they were moving a lot. Only good think was the large personal storage. I wouldn’t stay there again
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    14 Jun 2019
    Lack of communication when I emailed several times about late check in after midnight. The place was difficult to find and the accommodations were poor. Basically an apartment building converted into a hostel. Not a proper set up. I would not recommend again.
    USA, 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