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Via Urbana, 50, Rome, Italy (Monti)
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Ivanhoe Hostel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I visited Rome in Oct-14 for four days. It was turoutro be nightmare basically because of this placw. Room condirion, customer service, staff behaviour, hygiene, breakfadt quality; everything was nothing nut shambles! Don't waste yout money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ignore the bad reviews! I've stayed here twice whilst travelling, coming back the second time purposely because of how fun the first time was. Owner was friendly, amazing atmosphere and great location! Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Good place, a lot of atmosphere and the staff and owner are great.... Nice party atmosphere and i got lucky,,, a ha h.... centrally located a fewe minutes from colissium and many major sites. The owner came in and cooked real Italian meal for me... hot water and bed not bad... The price is liveable for Italy...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Ivanhoe Hostel is a party hostel, so if go in expecting a full 9 hours of sleep it may not be the hostel for you. That being said, the staff is really nice and full of helpful tips about the city. They like to host beer pong and pasta nights so that the guests can socialize. I met some really... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was the first hostel I stayed in while traveling Europe. I thought all hostels were going to be like this - thank God they weren't. The hostel is in a decent neighborhood, which I did appreciate - a lot of center city Rome is tourist seedy. My friends and I were exhausted and elected not to go out on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Literally the most disgusting place ever, have stayed in a few hostels in my time and this is definitely the worst. Words can't describe the lack of cleanliness in the hostel, it's not even basic. You should go there with anti-bacterial, would go as far as saying bleach. Don't know when they last changed the bed sheets, got bed bugs... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

To start things off, this place is disgusting. I went in not having high expectations because it is described as a "party hostel." However, it still went below my expectations. If you want to be hot and sweaty, afraid to walk around without shoes, have disgusting bathrooms, and what seemed to be a place that was never cleaned. Here ya... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I didnt have high expectations for rome hostels and it was what i expected a funny door with no sign it was an actual hostel, and it was one corridor with a few rooms and that was the whole hostel it was so strange and random but it was something different. They do pump the music till about midnight but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Having travelled before, I have to say this is the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. They had a weird illogical rule where you are locked out of the hostel between 11-4pm every day for "cleaning". This is obviously a lie as the hostel is DISGUSTING, the bathrooms were never cleaned in the duration of my stay, I felt... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

In six weeks of backpacking this was my worst hostel experience by far. It was hot, noisy, dirty and an overall bad experience. The bathroom constantly had standing water on the floors, the rooms were over-packed and extremely stuffy. The place was not particularly clean and perhaps most annoying of all is that they lock you out of the hostel... More 

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Address: Via Urbana, 50, Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.