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Hostel Stargate

Via Palestro 88, 00185 Rome, Italy
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we booked a room for 5 person. besides the good location (termini station, one of the main station in Rome), there is nothing special about our stay there. the room is standard hostel with 2 bunk beds and 1 bed. the bathroom was clean and neat at first, but when we took a shower, the drainage was clogged and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Five of us stayed at the Stargate hostel/ hotel, on the 20th November for 3nights and we got given 2 separate rooms, the rooms are big but dirty, and there was no heating, it was cold, when we complained, they told us that the heating is always off, they gave us extra blankets, BUT the blankets were awfully dirty, yak!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was a great, affordable place to stay in a location that made it easy to see the best sites in Rome! The staff were extremely friendly, patient, and catered to the requests of my traveling group. The rooms were clean and quiet, I slept great, and I left with nothing but positive thoughts about the Stargate Hostel!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

five of us were here for two nights. Upon checking in, we have checked the price and booked the room via hostelbookers website. However, we were asked for extra 4 euro "city tax" per person upon checking in (2 euro per night/per pax). When I checked with other hostels in Rome, most of them have included the tax in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stayed here with four friends for three nights and booked a five-bed-room with private bathroom several weeks in advance. Despite this, we were told on arrival that it "wasn't available" and were given a four-bed-room and a single, which were apparently much nicer. Both of these rooms stank of sewage and the air conditioning didn't work in either. We insisted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We only stayed here for one night and couldn't wait to leave the next morning. Dirty smelly bathroom, furniture falling apart and pillows with the thickness of a teabag. No wifi or tv. Our room was on the second floor and the lift wasn't working, and nobody helped us out with luggage. The breakfast ladies don't even pretend to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

After arriving here, the staff was friendly with us (at least the man from the mornings), the rooms are big and clean, and it is located well, near the train station and close to many restaurants. The only downside is that the wifi works only at the reception and you need to pay for it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We visited this hotel in march this year. The name in the booing said Hotel Montestella which it was not. Very small room to fit 5 people. It's in the same old building as other 3 or 4 hotels - some of them with more than one name. Staff was too rude specially one serving the breakfast which was mere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here in July 2013. The manager was really helpful, he pointed us in the right direction for getting our laundry done, good food and so on. He was also really nice and polite to my girlfriend and I. The rooms are really cheap and basic, but they are excellent value. They have a fridge and air conditioning. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The rooms are basic but clean and the street is quiet so we slept well, especially with ac. Wifi is not available in the rooms, only in the lobby and only for one hour and only between the hours of 8am to 10pm. What a joke! Staff were unfriendly.

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