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Alessandro Downtown Hostel

Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, 00185 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)
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Oldenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Terrace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Thanks to the awesome staff who helped me with belongings forgotten on the property! Additionally, the rooms were clean and spacious with enough outlets for everyone and the awesome night out on the pub crawl! Visited with my sister in October, good social hostel for everyone.

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Oizumi-machi, Japan
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I stayed only for 2 nights and it was very good, I went to the pub crawl they do and It was so fun, I got to meet a bunch of people and have a bunch o f drinks. The room was in the 4th flour and the wifi only worked in the hallway. It's a really good location, near... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had the most wonderful time at this hostel! They had events every night that allowed all of the residents get out and meet each other and see the city! The breakfast is trash, but that's typical across most hostels in Italy. The wifi is a bit annoying as well, but overall I would give this hostel 5 stars because... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stayed at the hostel on 21,22&23rd August. Location is great as it's located right next to train station. The common kitchen is well equipped and u can do good socialising in the common room. They also keep organising events on daily basis and staff is well informed about guided tours & tourist attractions What the hostel lacks is good Wi-Fi... More 

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The only good thing about this hostel is the location. The facility is old. Moreover, the wifi system is hard to use and not work all the time. There were probably some problems with the generator. The light and the hair dryer in the bathroom was not working sometimes. Staff were trying to sell the trip to Vatican when checking... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This hostel is located right by one of the biggest train stations which was very helpful. The rooms an bathrooms were all clean. Staff were helpful an there was free wifi in the rooms. There were also lockers in the room to secure your things.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The hostel has good location e good Price, about 5 minutes by walking you will go to station Roma Termini (The principal station from Roma). By underground 2 or 5 station do you stay the Colliseum and Vaticano. I recommend for my Friends.

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