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Via Principe Amedeo 132, 00184 Rome, Italy (Esquilino / Termini)
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Ranked #444 of 629 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

In short this place is total rubbish, never staying there again! Everything everyone else states on trip advisor is true, we got moved from a supposed decent hostel that we chose through tripadvisor (being the chianti hostel) to Freestyle. The place is ridiculous, only 2 bathrooms with showers in them (so not a separate toilet even) for more than 30... More 

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Oxford, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

We had booked Chianti Hostel in Rome for Easter weekend. 2 days before travel we were told the hostel was closed due to "hydraulic problems" and would be shifted to Freestyle at the same rate. Due to the short notice and it being Easter weekend we didn't have time to check out Freestyle or to look for new accommodation. The... More 

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Namur
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

Freestyle is close to the termini station, this is only good thing about this hostel but the rooms ware really bad. there was only 2 bathrooms for three 11-bed rooms. beds were squeaking and blankets were smelling like they have never been washed. we only stayed there as we had paid the money. even if u r looking for a... More 

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Cluj-Napoca
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

Originally we booked Happy Days Hostel, but theysent us to this hostel as there was overbooking, or so they said. The place turned out to be a disaster. It has three 9 bedded rooms, and only two tiny bathrooms. The window in our room couldn't be closed. There is no reception, they use one of the dorms as their office.... More 

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Romania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

Freestyle" was close to the termini station so the location is quite good, but the room we got there was really bad. The window was broken, it was cold outside and very cold in the room. There were no electricity sockets inside the room and no heating equipment. Our group of 10 people were split among the rooms. The rooms... More 

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Denver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

If i had to sum this experience up in one word it would be NASTY! This place was gross, i have to admit i am picky with cleanliness, but this place was bad. The room was packed full with 12 beds that were falling apart. The mattresses were old and smelt so bad I could barely manage to sleep on... More 

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

I recently visited Rome and had the unfortunate experience of staying at the Freestyle Hostel. Unless you are EXTREMELY strapped for cash, do not stay at this dump! The only reason we managed to stick it out was because we had already paid, and had met a nice Australian couple who was staying there. The place is falling apart (paint... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2005

Let me give you some background about myself. I have worked as a paramedic for over three years, and I have seen some pretty horrendous places. This hostel ranks among one of the worst. Calling this place a hellhole would be a compliment. For the first two days, there was no running water in the only bathroom. The electricity would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2005

I stayed at this hostel with a friend, first of all we were met by a rude man who didn't care about us. The next is that there are not enough lockers per person. The beds all sqeak really badly and the matress could only be slept on one side as it had a indent which made it only able... More 

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Address: Via Principe Amedeo 132, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino / Termini
Number of rooms: 14

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