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Papaya Female Hostel

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Via Castelfidardo, 31, 00185 Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We came to this hostel immediately after checking out of another hostel which we'd had a terrible experience at. The rooms were big and spacious, the bathrooms were very clean and the showers were good (not the best water pressure but definitely decent). Staff were incredible and very helpful. Only downside was that the stove does not work.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The hostel is just half of floor of a building, it really doesn't have a reception, so the check in and everything you have to do it with hotel across the street, and prepare yourself because they're not the welcoming type. Basically the hostel it's just 4 rooms with 3 shared bathrooms, that aren't really clean. It's near to the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The location is within walking distance (even with luggage) from the Termini Train Station, but far away enough that there are not lots of random people hanging around it. I walked from the hostel to all of the main sites, including the Vatican. It is a very small hostel, it has 4 rooms of 6 (I think). So not the... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

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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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 7, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

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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