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Ciak Hostel

Viale Manzoni 55, 185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino / Termini)
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Ranked #179 of 577 Specialty lodging in Rome
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't stay here. Rome is awesome but this hostel sucks. During my stay I was bitten at least 25 times by bed bugs and was horrified when I woke in the middle of the night to scratching. I went to the front desk (which was sleeping on the couch out front) to tell them about my bites and the lady... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this hostel to be really well located if you want to go and see the sights of rome, breakfast is included and the free pasta on Tuesday and Thursday makes it perfect for Interailing. The room was quite small but very clean. Overall a good place to stay for its price

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were in Rome for a few days in 2013. Ciak Hostel was our choice after looking through hostelworld. As a couple traveling along with a friend we chose the room with 4 beds, but when we got there we were assigned to a room with 6 beds without any further explanation (this was my biggest disappointment, because there were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Of all the hostels I stayed in during my month's backpacking in Europe, Ciak ranks among the top. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms are nice and clean, the bathroom was great, and free breakfast in the morning was delicious! Will definitely visit again if I make it back to Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

ciak hostel is everything a young person would want in a hostel. Helpful service, outgoing people, and low number of people per room. Downside is the location which is a bit out of the way and not exactly the most upscale part of Rome. Still it is easily accessible on the metro. However the receptionist here is the most wonderful... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

They charge an tax upon arrival that was not clear by the time we were booking and the staff was so disorganised we had to change our room because a bigger group was arriving. The toilet was tiny and smelled bad, the shower didn't work well. The breakfast was awful and if you're thinking of staying here because you'd get... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The location was very close to the metro and Colosseum. Good Italian coffee, you can use the kitchen. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is worth the value. I was in a girls dorms, but the beds were not that comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The room was nice an clean, heat worked great in the cold end of November, as well as the hot water. There was breakfast included as well as lockers for valuables (had to have my own lock). The room I was in was a 6 female dorm and it was cleaned daily and the wi-fi worked perfectly in there. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Ok hostel. Great location. The two of us shared a double room with 4 other people, not a problem as we paid really cheap for the beds. Toilet/Shower for each room. Kitchen available for use if you want to cook. Awful breakfast, but hey its free! Staff was really helpful, also, WE'VE BEEN EATEN BY BED BUGS!!! at first we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Now after some traveling and comparing I can see that this hostel is superb. We booked a 4 bed room. It was super clean, nicely furnished, very cosy. Staff was very helpful, we used their kitchen a lot. The last day we checked out in the morning, but we were leaving in the evening only, we had some rain as... More

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Address: Viale Manzoni 55, 185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino / Termini
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