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Piazza Indipendenza 13, 185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Booked a room at Salus for two of my friends and I because it was the cheapest, most-centrally located hotel in Rome. The hotel was a joke, even for the price. When we walked in, we were "greeted" by a grumpy receptionist lady and her dog. We were given directions to our room and walked ourselves there, through a corridor... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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101 reviews 101 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I can't believe the Hotel Salus is still in business. As a college student, en route to my final destination of Oxford, I stayed here with a girlfriend in 1971, actually spent New Year's here. Even back in the day, this was a low rent hotel, recommended by Frommer's on $5 a day- yes sad to say a student could... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were redirected by "The place in Rome" that has cancelled our booking and took us to Salus and had no choice. It looks like they get their customers this way. The place is terrible. that no one looks after for very long time. Bed was a folding one, very uncomfortable with a hump in the middle. No toilet paper,... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

First of all, hostel supposed to have 24hrs reception but hadn't! We had unpleasant situations with the staff because somebody had to wake up in the middle of night and open the doors for us...Rooms are very poor, I'd say basic but specious and clean, have to admin that. Bathroom is a disaster! Shower almost didn't work and flush in... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

That was terrrible.... we didn't even book a room to the Salus! They sent us from an other hostel, from the Vesta Residence to here, to the hell... Cold room, no hot water, bad keys to the door, mould on everywhere!!! one thin blanket for 1 people in an absolutely cold room... great! and the breakfast....dry and old bread with... More 

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Westport, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

My God!! I have never stayed in a place like this.NEVER in my life.Its a very old building, last time updated probably 70 years ago.Nothing was working.Bathrooms very dirty, all ceiling covered in dump, but wait for this - No hot water in showers and sink!!!!! And thats normal there. Reception doesn't see that as a problem. Breakfast? You will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

This was the first stop on a school trip to italy. I had been on a school trip to italy & france about 4 months prior to my stay at Salus, so I was fully aware that we wouldn't exactly be staying in 4 star property. However, hotel Salus was terrible! Not a single light in my room worked and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I just can say that I was woke up by a drop of water falling on my face...it was raining during the night and the water was falling down the walls..it was all wet inside...there was a big puddle under the bed...Our floor was partialy closed and seemd that it was about to collapse...the roof..there was just something what used... More 

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41 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

Luckily enough I had to stay only one night in this horrible hotel. Though the location is very convenient (close to Termini train station), it is really not worth going here. The hotel is very dirty and the room I stayed in was in very poor conditions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

this hotel is in a excellent location and is extremely cheap,friendly staff and breakfast was free.air conditioned rooms help you escape the insane heat of rome and its location next to the train station help it become a handy one. if you are backpacking around europe it is excemptionly recommended to come here.everything here is excellent for a cheap traveller... More 

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Address: Piazza Indipendenza 13, 185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Number of rooms: 237
Also Known As:
Salus Hotel Rome

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.