Salvador is quite a disappointment for myself....perhaps because of the high expectation I had due to the positive review of this hotel.
I wouldn't recommend this place to travelers who are unfamiliar with Rome and who can't speak Italian, as the owner couldn't converse in English. To be fair, I was fully aware that he can't speak English, but did not expect it to be such a hassle. Even communicating the time that breakfast would be prepared was difficult, much less about asking for available transport we can opt for to certain places around Rome. Those who expect to meet other travelers in the hostel can also forget about it....the owner was ticked off every time we strike a conversation with other guests, to the extent that he scolded and ordered us to return to our room on several occasions. We were also ticked off that he would knock on our room door and barge in to off the light in the bathroom whenever it's on...despite us explaining that we need to use the washroom. On occasions that these incidents happened, yes, we were greatly annoyed to the extent that we have considered to move out. The only thing holding us back was the hassle to find another decently priced hostel.
However, if you do not mind the occasional intrusion of the owner on your freedom of speech ;) and the fact that it is not professionally run, this hostel really what you have paid for. It is cheap, and despite the initial impression that its location is not ideal, the hostel is actually very near to a busy area of Rome and to a metro. The other good thing is that despite the high level of annoyance that the owner posed, he is a honest fella...and as such we felt safe staying here (as opposed to certain places whereby owners keep bugging you to spend on tours etc).
Personally, if I were to come back to Rome, I will spend an extra 20 euro or so per night for a better, more professionally-run alternative. If you have a strict budget however, this hostel may be an option - but just make sure that you do not have any expectations at all.
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