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Carlito's Way Hotel and Hostel

Via Villafranca 10, 00185 Rome, Italy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room we stayed in, was perfect for us. It was a reasonable size with twin beds, a mirror and a wardrobe and dressing table. The location of this hostel was incredible. It was just a short walk to Termini metro line and train station and Castro Pretorio metro. The neighbourhood was quiet enough however we did hear some noise... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Carlito's Way Hotel and Hostel is located in perfect location. Its very close to bus, metro stations and the central railway station. Its also based in posh and quiet area, close to the American Embassy and expensive hotels. What we really liked about the hostel was the lounge where you could meet other travelers from around the word, well equipped... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

On arrival the staff were awful, they didn't even look up from the desk. The room was pleasant enough and the bathrooms were good. Stay was totally ruined by the manager being incredibly rude to me after I misunderstood a cleaner who spoke no English. The manager treated me like a destructive childish guest. I wouldn't recommend it if you... More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even if the guy who worked the night shift wasn't very friendly, he was apathetic and treated us poorly when we arrived, the room was more than we expected. The price was really good too! The place is central and it's only a 5 min walk from the nearest metro station and it's no problem if you wanna walk into... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I booked for 1 person for Carlito's Way but was upgraded (for free!) to stay in their sister hostel Des Artistes, so I am not in a position to comment on the room and such. Extremely close from termini station. However, the staff is extremely helpful throughout my 1 week stay there, and that's definitely a thumbs up from me.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hostel was not at the same location as reception; We felt unsafe in and around the hostel. No common room or kitchen yet shared bathrooms in a quiet and errie hallway. Not a hostel or a hotel. Felt very threatened. DO NOT STAY stayed June 2014

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I walked into my room, at first I thought the red stuff on the wall was a mural, in fact it was some random girls period blood staining my bed and the wall which it was against. I turned to look at my fellow unfortunate travellers in their beds, they were dead. I tried to poke them to wake them... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We booked a 2-bed room with shared bathroom for 2 nights. It was in an apartment that was 3 blocks away from the hotel's reception. For that price, the place was beyond expectation. Clean and neat room. 8 minutes walk to metro station and surrounded by restaurants and shops. Everything seemed secure.

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San Francisco, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When my friend & I arrived to Carlito's Way Hostel back in April of 2004 to start our European trip, we were greeted with open arms at the front desk. The staff was super friendly. We actually went out with a few of them and it was fun. They are there to make your stay enjoyable and easy as much... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The staff at the sister hotel where you check in were so friendly and gave us great advice on where to visit. We were shown to our hostel and were pleasantly surprised by our room which was plenty big enough for the two of us. We felt happy leaving our things in the safe when we left the room and... More 

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Address: Via Villafranca 10, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Castro Pretorio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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#14 Best Value Hotel in Rome

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