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“Budget best for Rome” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostel Starlight
Via Cairoli 115, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino / Termini)   |  
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Ranked #378 of 632 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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“Budget best for Rome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2005

We paid 35 euro a night for the double room which would have to be the cheapest legitimate room in Rome. It's a quite adequate base to explore Rome - just don't expect 5 star service at this price.

The Hostel is in a typical old European building which is neat if not slightly charming. It is essentially a residential building with a few floors at the front housing the more upmarket Hotel Starlight, however, Hostel Starlight is on an upper floor reached via stars in the inner courtyard - there is no lift for the hostel. Our room was the only double and it shares two bathrooms with the other 3 or 4 bunk rooms. As others have written, the manager does indeed live in a nook behind a curtain in the kitchen. If you can get over this, the place is clean and quiet plus the staff are polite and easygoing. As with many hostels the breakfast service remained a mystery, so factor in a couple of euros to get coffee and croissant out.

However, I wish we halved our time and doubled our daily budget in Rome.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2004

I stayed in this lovley small hotel, in September / October this year.
It's a very small, but spotlessly clean and tidy hotel, in a appartment block, about a 5minute walk from the main Train and Bus terminal in the very heart of Rome.
The staff (of which there are only two) are very attentive and cant do enough for you, breakfast in bed is always appriciated!
Just dont be put off by the 4 flights of stairs you have to climb! but dont worry there is a lift, for the less athletic amoung us!

Well worth staying here, just dont let onto everyone how good it is, otherwise it will be spoilt!

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2003

I stayed at the Starlight for two months in 2002, and it was the best.
A very small 4 room hostel with only one guy working. It was like having an apartment in Roma, not like camping with half of ohio in some other hostels. Highly reccomended, just dont tell too many people

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Address: Via Cairoli 115, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino / Termini
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Ranked #378 of 632 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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