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Alessandro Downtown Hostel

Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Alessandro Downtown Hostel
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Ranked #206 of 716 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you can find anywhere else to stay .... do it. We were placed on the first floor of the hostel which I thought would be great, I was mistaken. The bathrooms were beyond disgusting with hair clogged in the drains and a sewer like smell coming from the toilets. The beds did not seem clean and the blankets were... More 

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Corrientes, Corrientes, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the room is spacious and ventilated, the bed is comfortable and the bathroom is clean, I only have problem with the hot water the last day. the area where the hostel is located is not very good, but is near from termini, which is important because every bus or metro goes to there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a classic hostel. The room was as we expected to be. Spacy enough, lockers inside with bathroom. There was only one bedsheet for the bed and one blanket but not in a very good condition. Unfortunately we had to pay for towels which should be included in the high price.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in Alessandro Downtown Hostel 2 times. I would say it is a nice place for backpackers to spend a night at. Rooms are pretty big and every guest has a locker, so make sure you bring your padlock. Other than that, it has a big dining area with wi-fi where people hang out during the evening time.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My standards are not very high when it comes to hostels: my friend and I were just looking for a bed to sleep in for our last night in Rome. However, Downtown Hostel failed to provide even that. When we got into our room, it became clear that there were not enough available beds. After talking with the man on... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were spacious, everything was very clean. I went on my own and met some really wonderful people who kept me company! Great value for money and convenient location for getting from the airport although a little far out from the centre after days of walking! Breakfast was the only downside being not really worth the money. would definitely return!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Location: This hostel is located like 5 min walk from Termini station and at the cheap price it was totally worth it to us (stayed 1 night) since we arrived and left from Termini. Dorms: The dorms are clean and had a radiator which was appreciated because we came in a colder season. In the dorm there is also 8... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The website shows it better than it really was. The breakfast is not included and you can find better options outhere for the same price. The staff needs qualification. The building is old, with an scaring elevator that you have to use, once the hostel is on the 3rd floor. The bathroom is not very clean, but the shower is... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've stayed at 5 countries and 7 hostels, and here is the best. good: perfect location to walk to Termini station in 2 minute. there are many ristorante and pizzeria around here. reception can understand English. clean bathroom, and shower room was too. bad: need to push a buzzer and wait till reception opens the lock to open the gate.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved the hostel. The front desk staff are not the most friendly, but the hostel makes up for it. Lots of space, light and color with common areas and a pretty nice breakfast spread (costs extra). The rooms were nice and warm, beds were comfy and they provided big comforters to sleep with! Key card access to rooms so it... More 

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