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 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2021
    I only stayed for a brief time but while I was there I met some great people - I was hesitant but this hostel is really homey and clean. I loved the energy of it and the location is really safe. I was scared I wasn't going to meet people based on the previous reviews but you totally can. Its def smaller than bigger hostels but I thought it was lovey. Franco gives you a towel and there are plugs by every bed. You also have a locked tall locker which is great! I would stay here again
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2021
    Franco was a really nice and warm host. He was available and even allowed us a late check out. The location is perfect, very close to all the important spots. It’s on the fourth floor but there is an elevator. Good neighbourhood and good place to stay a few nights. Thank you Franco
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Jan 2020
    Enjoyed my stay. Host very accommodating as we arrived on an early train. He let us check in early. Very spacious and clean room. Fridge in room was an added bonus. Walking distance to train station. Very quiet. Comfy bed. Would recommend. Not wheelchair friendly as had steps to climb before getting lift. It was fine for us but just so others are aware if booking.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2019
    Very central location close to historical monuments, shops. restaurant and public transport. Friendly Staff
    Malta, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Nov 2021
    The owner was so, so nice. He was always around if you had a problem, and he has a karaoke bar which is great for groups. Such a welcoming stay, with all that you need.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2021
    We had a really warm welcome, Franco was really nice to us even though we made a last minute reservation. It is really well located, everything (specially the colosseum) is really close by. You can walk everywhere from there. Each one has a individual locker with individual keys. Excelent place to stay!
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Feb 2020
    Great Staying. Franco was very nice. I recommend communicating with him, while you still have wifi as he is not there the whole time and I had to wait 45 minutes before realizing it and calling him from the hotel nearby (I traveled without local SIM card). Other than that, great location, nice room, place was clean. Highly recommended!
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    24 Jan 2020
    Very nice and comfortable stay! Will be back!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    31 Jan 2020
    The staff was kind and helpful. The location of the hostel was very good but the Hostel itself was hard to find. It was on the 4th floor of a random building that only had a door with no sign on it. There was no breakfast or hang out area, but other than that, it was good! We had our own bathroom and the room had a small fridge and microwave. That was helpful!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 3.1


    16 Nov 2021
    Refused to turn the heat on while it was 12C in the room and made it seem like I was being unreasonable when I asked for it to be turned on. Only accepts cash which sucks in 2021. Locker and safe in room were both broken and the drain in the room smelled of sewage.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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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