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Via magenta 24 | 1st floor,int 2(scala -A), 00185 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)
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Ranked #351 of 577 Specialty lodging in Rome
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

That was pretty close to Termini station , the owner was very helpful because I have made the reservation some hours before and he managed to give me a room. I do not know if I found it expensive because Rome is expensive, but it was really expensive for me , and it did not have breakfast (if i had... More

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Mieres, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went to this hostel because of its price, as we were a big group and it had big rooms. Rooms were not bad, WiFi worked, but only two toilets and showers for up to 18 people make it a bit cramped. It lacks anything ressembling a kitchen and common space, and there is no safe available. Best thing: it's... More

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We have chosen this hostel because in the photos it looks quite nice for price. I still think that we can find better even if you pay cheap. It was dirty and the room was so dark. The good point is that we didn't stay a lot of time inside the room, so we could enjoy our holiday outside. The... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great location - 1 min walk from the train station. The hosts were more than helpful, telling me the best options for transport around Rome and places to visit. I could drop my suitcase before 12, as the room had been vacated but not cleaned. Facilities for tea - just take the kettle in the room and when finish put... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed for one night at the beginning of our six week trip. We expected it to be basic what we didn't relalise that it would be very basic. The six bed dorm we stayed in was very small with little room, no room to store our bags only a very small locker was available (at a further cost) further... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights in September 2013, and it was not the best accommodation. I was in a 6 mixed room (although only girls stayed), where the room was very dirty and it looked out onto a very noisy street. The bathroom facilities were terrible - smelly showers and toilets, which were right next to the "reception" area... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

really really bad. i stayed here because it was very late and i had trouble finding another hostel, but i regret it. the room was not worth the money i paid (which was more than a hostel room usually is). the room seemed clean but the bathrooms were dirty and there was water all over the floor. there was no... More

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Hof, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I was in a backpacking trip in Italy earlier this June, and spent 3 nights at this hostel with 2 other female friends. First of all, there is no sign or anything which is very troublesome, so we had to check the number of the building lot one by one. I agree with some reviews that the owner (Monty) is... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed there for 5 days but since our documents were stolen at the Termini train station we had to extend our stay on extremely short notice; absolutely no problems at all with it. Monty (the hostel owner) was very helpful and kind trying to moderate our stress due to problems with our lost passport. He even recommended a good... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I wasn't a guest of the hostel but its owner, Monty, is a really nice person. I left my lagguage to his Washing Machine Self service for a couple of hours and I paid less than half of the price of Termini station deposit lagguage. We had also a nice conversation and he was really helpful.

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Address: Via magenta 24 | 1st floor,int 2(scala -A), 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Castro Pretorio
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