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Sunshine Hostel

Via Giolitti, 208, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #313 of 710 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I stayed at Sunshine for 4 nights in October. It is cosy, central and the owner Florida looked after me and my friend. This is the perfect place to stay in central Rome, 10 minutes walking from Termini Station, very close to San Lorenzo artistic area. Highly recommended.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

It was a great stay in Rome -3 nights. The rooms are very clean, the beds are confortable and there is wifi in the hostel. A disadvantage is that the bathroom is very small. The hostel is located near the train station (~10min walking) and tram line,so it can be a little noisy. The breakfast is taisty and the staff... More 

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Kajang, Malaysia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Me and my friend arrived Rome almost at 9 pm. Thus, we sent an email ahead of our arrival and called upon our arrival (as it says no check in after 2 pm). Finding this place it totally irritating. The numbers on the street are not in order making it more frustrating for us to find. Although so, we managed... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was slightly worried after reading some of the reviews but you get exactly what you pay for. For the price you wouldn't find anything better than this so close to the centre of Rome. The hostel is clean and welcoming, it does have a rather strange choice of decoration! You get a drink and a lovely fresh pastry for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The hostel's offer is basic (standard rooms, shared shower, Roman style breakfast), but it was clean, comfortable, and the folks who run it are very accommodating and happy to help with things like storing luggage. It was a little bit hard to find as the road numbering system is not straightforward and there was minimal signage (just a small sign... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I will start off with the bad to get it out of the way for there wasnt much..To start off, it took us a long time to find this hostel, probably an hour, and our other friends that were coming late it took them 3 hours to find it, and not one of the locals had heard about it before.... More 

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It's inside a big building so I had to wait until the opening time of the building to get inside, since I came on an early train. The owners come and open the door at 8am, so if you arrive earlier you have to make phone call, and still have to wait outside. Room is spacious and clean, however it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Spent a long time travelling and definitely the poorest hostel I've stayed in. Though clean, due to odd rule of 'no check in after 1400', we arrived late to a locked door and directions of how to let ourselves into the hostel. No owners around for most of the day and night. A lone young guest got denied entrance and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in an eight person dorm for three nights. We found sunshine hostel accommodating, and the staff really friendly! The room was comfortable and not to hot, especially being summer we thought no aircon would be horrible, but it wasn't overly warm at all. The beds are comfy and easy to sleep in, they don't make... More 

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Campinas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

If you look for a cheap place to take a shower and sleep, that`s the place. If you want to meet people, have someplace to prepare some food/lunch... it`s not for you. The place looks like an old appartment that have been transformed in a hostel. They don`t have many rooms, no commom area or kitchen. The price is very... More 

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