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Papaya Female Hostel

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Via Castelfidardo, 31, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Papaya Female Hostel
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Ranked #118 of 748 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015
Diana E Bonn, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bonn, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Clean, cheap, staff very friendly! What more could I ask for? The wifi work really good, they make the beds every day, day have a clean kitchen that you can use as you wish. Really marvellous! I recommend!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

So I cannot stress enough that this location is so great, within 10 minutes walking distance to Termini station. There are many buses here as well with very convenient routes, e.g. bus 64 would go straight to Vatican City. There are also grocery markets nearby which are helpful to stock up some water and snacks in your room. All in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Throughout travelling Europe this was one of our favorite Hostels, because they had fair sized rooms with only 2 bunk beds to a room which was a lovely change to the 12 people per room hostels we had been in previously. The hostel was pretty easy to find too which was helpful. the rooms are very old but have personality,... More 

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Girls only. I stayed there for 4 nights, I had only booked 3 but had to arrive early so we had the chance to book one extra night with no problem. My friends and I stayed in a room with a private bathroom - hair dryer included! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hostel is close to Roma... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I stayed three nights in the room closest to the entrance door (lower bunk bed closest to the window, in front of lockers), and got bed bug bites on my feet and torso area. Rome was the last leg of my one month trip to Europe and I did not get bed bugs in the other hostels I stayed in.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for 5 nights and it was a really good decision. The satff was friendly, the hostell and especially the baths were super clean and the beds were comfy. We had lockers in the room and a bathroom with a shower for each room with 4 girls. The location is good, you can walk to the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Small hostel with only a few bunkrooms but friendly atmosphere,close enough to roma termini and another metro station. Hadnt stayed at a female hostel before so wad pleasantly surprised with the hairdryer and straightener on offer. less impressed with checkin being across the road,bit of a mission to fit in the elevator with pack on,but got there in the end.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

They had staff that came in to clean and make your bed daily. The bathrooms were pretty nice. They have a decent sized kitchen so that backpackers can make and store food. I met several lovely ladies while staying there. Easy access to buses and not far from the train. The only down side was there were not enough outlets... More 

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Macau, China
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I like it because it's female only. You'll meet many girls traveling alone and can meet friends this way. It's very clean and safe. Easy checkin and checkout. Location is close to the train station (10 min walk). Only downsides are my keys didn't work very well and room 1 I stayed in was noisy at night.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It was the first time all by myself in a hostel and I was a bit worried for what I was facing but the hostel was perfect. The workers are very nice and professional. The hostel is very clean and there is a small common area and kitchen but it wasn't any inconvenience. I think they should try to improve... More 

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