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Alessandro Downtown Hostel

Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)
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Rosario, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

is a great hostel, a good environment, people from there are great and helpful. the rooms are clean actually the entire hostel..!!!! is not expensive, is near the roma termini just 2 blooks from there, the metro the buses. the food is amazing the night life is very good.

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Antony, Ile-de-France, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pros: -clean -secure enough -well located That might be enough for a hostel. The cons: -no atmosphere whatsoever and no attempt from the stuff to create one -some of them certainly lack manners; -you've got the impression to be treated as a cow to milk. Example: the wash and dry with a tiny soap will cost you a whooping... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing by Rome for one day, and wanted a cheap place to crash in we searched online and found Alessandro hostel, booked by phone and went there Frankly we didn't expect much, but what we found was surprising the place was very clean, rooms for 4 persons, (surprisingly with bathroom :) ) Free wifi Staff very friendly providing... More 

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Rosario, Argentina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember there was a button next to one of the bathroom's door that you could push down in case the bathroom was untidy, EXCELLENT IDEA!!! I haven't seen that in other hostel! it is well located and has good breakfast! The showers were amazing, too! I would definetely go back! I really enjoyed my time there!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a great hostel for anyone backpacking Europe, the hostel were very friendly and accommodating. They provided free maps, free breakfast and nights out. I would recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to experience Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Pros: Very close to train station (5 mins walk). Walkable distance to city centre & all major attractions. Ensuite - shower & toilet are separate - so 2 people can use it simultaneously. 24hrs checkin/checkout. You will get breakfast at 5 bucks in hostel & it is worth it. Free Wi Fi. Storage room to keep your luggage after checkout/before... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

I loved staying at this hostel. Me and a friend arrived without making a reservation and we were extremelly well received and they did everything they could to fit us in. We stayed in female rooms with 6 beds which were really good. We also stayed in a private double room, fantastic. It's a great value, the rooms have private... More 

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Oldenburg, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The hostel is located within walking distance from the main train station. The rooms were spacious and the bed size adequate and clean bathroom. The staff at the reception were helpful with directions to major landmarks in the city.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The highlight of the hostel is its great location: 5 minutes walking from the main train station in Rome. Aside that, there's not much to praise. The staff is rude, the kitchen lacks some important and basic stuff (there isn't enough silverware, stoves, glasses, etc., you end up queuing to prepare your dinner and the fact that there is no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This hostel provided the bare minimum, plus a lift. Security was very good but cleaning remained to be seen. I noticed that throughout my whole stay (4 days), a used bandaid was left in one shower and never, ever moved. I don't need things to be sparkling clean but that is just plain filthy. Wi-fi codes were handed out on... More 

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Address: Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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