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Alessandro Downtown Hostel

Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, 00185 Rome, Italy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did not enjoy my time here. Beds are clean so that was a plus but the door handle to my 8 person dorm was broken, either meaning you couldn't lock the door or you would get locked in. My key never worked and had to go to reception about 6 times in the 4 days I was there to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area of the hostel is definitely downtown but this isn't much of a problem if all you do is walk quickly through it to get elsewhere; this is made up for by the fact it is so close to Termini station. Our experience with the staff was terrible as they were very rude but they changed around a lot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is extremely easy to find. It has a big signboard, it is just 5 minutes away from Roma Termini and it is also famous enough for people in the area to show you the right direction, in case you are lost. The staff comprises of very nice and quite rude people, depends on your luck. Wifi is fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find from the train station. No more than a ten minute walk to the coliseum. Also within walking distance to Vatican City. A map was given up entry, with details for Wifi, breakfast, laundry, free wine and sangria on certain nights and information on decent restaurants. A convenience store around the corner. Put up in a room that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The hostel is nice and clean and Is walking distance to the Colosseum. They have lockers for your stuff and the showers are good. Private bathroom and shower in room as well as community bathroom and showers. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great location and staff. The location is very close to Termini station... but the street is very dirty... i saw many rats walking close to the garbage on the streets... typical downton and close a terminal... but we could visit all points of Roma without bus, taxi or any other kind of transport. we just walked! visited on May 2013... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Bad staff wouldn't really help out, all they were focused on was you checking out... Even the wifi password was based on checkout, I find that rude. On top of that, no working AC, and it was hotter in the room than out, so open the window and we were all greeted by Mosquitos. If you need a cheap place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Water didn't work for the first day being there. Witnessed them not changing the sheets in beds. Scooter alarms going off outside all night. Smelled like bug pesticides in all the hallways. Not a good experience. In the ghetto. In china town

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were not impressed at all with this hostel. The desk staff were great, but that's about it. They don't have an age limit so unless you're okay sleeping with old men (as in 65+) in their underwear, I wouldn't recommend staying here. Two nights we shared a room with two different elderly men sleeping naked. On the first night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The amazing feature of the hostel is the location and security. The staff is really courteous. We needed to upgrade our rooms and it was done very smoothly. Do participate in the events organised by the hostel every night like the Sangria night, free sangria for all. Good eating joints in the vicinity of this place. Loved the stay.

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