My husband and I stayed at the Ulisse with our two children when visiting Sorrento for a wedding. I was nervous about the hotel due to the hotel referring to itself as a "hostel." I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and size of the rooms, the friendliness and service of the staff and the nice lobby area. The rooms are definitely utilitarian in decor but comfortable. The setup fit us perfectly with a separate bedroom and second bath for the kids. The hotel was within easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants and even a (rocky) beach. We stayed two nights at the Ulisee for less than it cost us for one night in the other hotels where we stayed in Italy. In short, stay at the Ulisee if you want to save money, want a convenient location and excellent service but not if you require luxurious accommodations.