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M&J Hostel

Via Solferino 9, 00185 Rome, Italy
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    4 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best point about this hostel is definitely how close it is to Roma Termini train station. Everything else, not so great. The bathrooms were often horrible with no warm water. Its located near the Reppublica area which feels outrageously seedy and overall not safe after dark. I was traveling alone and would definitely not recommend it to others who... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly I would give it a 0 if it were possible. I understand hostels are low quality because they are cheap, but this was awful. No AC in the room which I understand is a thing throughout Europe, but it was miserable. The slabs on my bed were broken, and my mattress collapsed to the floor as soon as I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The common room wasn't that exiting, and our room was clean but then again not that comfortable. The bathroom got a little bit dirty after a four days (as we were 6 people sharing it and no one cleaned it), and their was no cold water for a couple of days (but it got fixed when we asked!). It's definitely... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was soooo hot. There is no AC in our rooms or in the common room. There are no fans either and even the private rooms, that were suppose to have AC, it was broken. There are no lockers in your room to keep your stuff so hopefully you have sane roommates. There is an option to leave your luggage... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only best thing about this hostel is the distance to main train station. It's 5-10 minutes of walk. we stayed in private rooms. the price was fair. but it's very dirty. the bed was awful. wifi is only in reception. the bathroom is also dirty and the shower head was broken. We tried not to touch anywhere while having... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bags sliced open with a knife, no hot water for 4 days, tangy smelling bathrooms, no wifi in the bedrooms, unstable bunks - it's safe to say we will not be staying here again or recommending it to others. The only pluses about this place is it's close location to the train station and friendly staff members.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible place. I wanted to save money and get a location. Alrighty, I managed to do both. Having said that, this is a terrible place to stay and I think we could have found something better for the same price. The rooms are old (and so are the mattresses), crowded, and showers were for both men and women. This really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I guess you pay for what you get. This was the first time I was in a hostel. Quite different. The guys at the reception were very nice and welcoming. You do pay 10 extra euros for the card key but they give this back when you check out. The key did not work but the sheets were clean and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Arrived at M&J completely underwhelmed by the hostel as a whole. We booked into our 6 bed mixed dorm. No information was given on Rome or our proximity to any sights or amenities. We took our bags upstairs to the 3rd floor, the dorm room was in terrible shape. No space for luggage or lockers in the room. Blood stained,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

As soon I walked into M&J Hostel I knew immediately that their website had been very misleading. The lobby smelled awful, the lady working the front desk was extremely rude and unhelpful, there was no hot water, there was no air condition, the beds were in rough shape, and there were no lockers to put our belongings in our room.... More 

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