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Ciak Hostel

Viale Manzoni 55, 185 Rome, Italy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nantes, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in Nov 2014 with two friends. Pros: We had free pasta dinner on our first night (Thursday) which was nice. Having a kitchen to cook in (very small though). Rooms were clean. Close walking distance to Colosseum, Turini, metro. (also G. Fassi - the best gelato!) Breakfast is free. Cons: front-desk staff gave us the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stayed here in November 2014 and it was an amazing stay. The location is really good as it is a walking distance to a metro station. The room was nice and clean and well ventilated. Would love to be back of course. Manuel.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Been here in August, with a friend, two days. Unfortunately, our rooms where in a different place ( I didn't noticed that while booking) but the lady at reception (very nice, like all staff) gave us for the second night two rooms in the same palace! Place is very clean, and position is perfect. Also, you can have pasta some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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 August 3, 2014 via mobile

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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Rolim De Moura, RO
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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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

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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