We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carpe Diem - Ostello della Gioventu

Via Nicola Brandi 2 | Brindisi, Puglia, Italy, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
Hotel amenities
No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Write a Review

26 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2
    8
    2
    4
    10
See reviews for
2
5
8
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 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
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (26)
  • Mar-May only
    (3)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (12)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (9)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (2)
All months
Bari
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The other bad reviews are spot on. It's the kind of place which was probably OK many years ago but is now badly neglected and in need of serious investment and attention. If you enjoy dogs barking all night you'll probably want to book an extended stay, if you don't appreciate such things...stay well away! Air conditioning is something you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed here in August 2012 en chose the hostel because it was the only one in Brindisi and because it offered a free pick up from the port where we would be arriving. Unfortunately our stay was rather disappointing. First of all, all 3 vans the owner used for pick ups were broken which meant that it became our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Brindisi hotels

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

The hostel had a warm and friendly atmosphere with helpful staff. It was clean and I saw no signs of bed bugs. the rooms were comfortable , I spent a few nights there and had no problems at all! Very relaxed and a great place for a cheap place to stay. it was very local to evrything I needed and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Montriond, France
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Unfortunately, this hostel has seen better days. It's dilapidated, outdated and in serious disrepair. The beds were horribly uncomfortable, the sheets of questionable cleanliness, and I was accosted by all number of biting insects while I was there (no evidence of bedbugs, but the blanket was definitely full of fleas) The hot water seemed to be nonexistent, when there was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I spent 2 nights there with my wife and little boy. We called and got picked up from the trainstation and dropped off at the airport the following day for free. The room was basic but clean, the bathrooms were not in the room but my son could use the ladies one that has just been rebuilt. No signs of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Split, Croatia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
68 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

stayed in the dorm and haven't seen the rooms. it was out of season and there were only 2 of us in the dorm. it is basic but works. i had no bed bugs problem but other lady did (although she was actually complaining about everything). there are lockers. they provided small heater. bathrooms were ok. you can see that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paris, France
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

This hostel has bedbugs. I even caught one as proof, and informed the management. I notice that another guest complained on a hostel booking site nearly a mohth ago, and the owner responded by denying it. That is not good enough. The bedbugs nearly ruined my trip (bitten all over, scratching for a week) and I now have to take... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

It is exactly what I was looking for... I have payed ~17E (?) for one night + breakfast. It is very close to the Brindisi airport, so it is easy to get there even without the public transport (1.00E or 1.50E). Very kind, english speaking stuff. The time I was there (september), there was just a few more guests, so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

This hostel was disgusting. Smelly dogs that sniff your 'regions' and try to hump your leg, all staff appear to be stoned & very vague. It appears the owner has possibly been the only author of all good reviews for this accommodation. Room was gross. Sheets were dirty & hadn't been changed. (had to sleep on a sarong/in travel sleeping... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

no running water in the evenings, airco is not working, almost all the toilets are broken, dirty everywhere and everything smells of dogs. the curtains in the shared bathroom are see through and sticky. the worst part of our stay was that there was a BIG PILE OF POO IN FRONT OF OUR DOOR in the morning we woke up.....not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

3 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay