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Il Nosadillo
via Nosadella, 19, 40136 Bologna, Italy (Saragozza)   |  
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“At Home In Bologna!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This hostel is situated in central Bologna, about a twenty minute walk from the train station (which became a hike when I was carrying my backpack, but still doable). For what you pay, it's excellent value; a comfortable bed in a home-like environment with wardrobes and bedside tables, a kitchen and breakfast, which isn't trip-making, but it's a pleasant bonus. The laidback atmosphere of the place makes it easy to get to know the people staying there as well.
The staff that run the hostel are very friendly and love giving you advice on what to do and see and where to eat/drink/shop in Bologna. While, as mentioned, they're not at the hostel all the time, this does add to the laid-back atmosphere, and they have their phone numbers plastered all over the place, so had I needed them for any reason, it wasn't any difficulty to contact them.\

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nosadillo, Manager at Il Nosadillo, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
David, thank you for so detailed review. It is very useful for others:after reading you feedback is easy to imagine what Il Nosadillo is.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The hostel is clean and spacious. As I was here in summer, although there was no air conditioning, the place was very cool and not warm at all. I love that there is a wardrobe with hangers and a bedside table with a table lamp for every bed! There is a self catering kitchen and you help yourself to breakfast which consists of cereals, bread and milk. When you check in, all the info you need would be given to you.There is usually no one manning the hostel but everything is sufficiently provided so you just feel like you are staying in your own house!

It is a little difficult to spot the hostel as there are no signs on the street but if you have the address, there would not be a problem. One of the rooms faces the street so it is very noisy when you are trying to sleep but just close the window and all would work out fine.

Room Tip: Choose the other room that is not facing the street
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nosadillo, Manager at Il Nosadillo, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for giving so useful tips for other travelers about Il Nosadillo. We hope to see you again!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Nice central place and friendly staff, guests were also very nice. Too bad, they were works from 8am in the building next door, bad luck i guess. If the staff was there more often, it would be perfect.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nosadillo, Manager at Il Nosadillo, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Nico, thank you for the reviews. We apologize for the noise from the building next door.
The works were a a few days only. We hope to see you again, there are still many places to see and the food to try;)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

It was an absolutely lovely stay - all the people at this hostel were so friendly that we hung out in the evenings all the time, the rooms were neet and clean, great kitchen and living room, the bathroom could be better maybe, but all in all - I would totally recommend this to my friends.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nosadillo, Manager at Il Nosadillo, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Буква, спасибо большое за такой замечательный отзыв. Bookva, thank you so much for so sweet review. It was a pleasure to host you.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I was here 4 nights. The operators (2 staff) are nice and try very hard. However they have another property elsewhere and were only around to check us in. On Sunday morning 5 guess left and the kitchen was very untidy from Saturday night. By Sunday night when I returned no cleaning had been done. I am giving 2/5 because of this reason.

Not having a staff at the hostel is an inconvenience. In a hurry to catch the train I left my keys inside. It was 1 hr 15 minutes before I was rescued, exacerbated by language problems. Result, I had to buy another train ticket.

I hope they can resolve the staffing issue. Location is 25 minutes on foot from front of central train station. Rooms are spacious but floors creak loudly. The front door to the main building is hard to open with the dated keys. Lights to illuminate the corridor to the first floor entrance of the hostel hard to find. Breakfast is what you get from the shelf.

Room Tip: The front room gets traffic noise, inside room is quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nosadillo, Manager at Il Nosadillo, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for sharing your opinion. Your feedback is very useful for us.
We apologize for the inconvenience with the key. We try to open the reception for as many hours as possible. But being a small hostel is a challenge in this case. We work on it.

In any case, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Il Nosadillo. We hope to see you again There are still many places to see in Bologna;)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Two rooms with 4 beds each, two baths and a kitchen. Not too big, but very nice. Good location, I ended up walking from the train station and it really is a straight shot, but does take 20min at least. The rooms overlook a busy street, and since you're only a floor up...everything sounds like it's happening right next to you - pretty noisy all night.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nosadillo, Manager at Il Nosadillo, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Kinsey,

Thank you for choosing Il Nosadillo and for the review. It was a pleasure for us to host you.

We apologize for the noise during some busy hours on the road. The historical medieval center has pretty narrow roads, it might cause an additional noise.

We hope to see you again at Il Nosadillo!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

I found this charming hostel whilst sorting out living arrangements for my university year abroad. I found it completely by luck, since there was little information available online about it at the time. I'm very glad I did because during that time, not only did I have a more than comfortable roof over my head, but I also met many people who I've stayed on with during my university experience.

Il Nosadillo is still in its early days. There wasn't any reception as such, so guests often arrived at the door a little lost and wondering where the owners were. However, this and any other issues were quickly rectified by the two sisters who run the place. They made me and everyone else feel at home straight away. It is such a homely place that it was very difficult to leave!

The bedrooms have an up-to-date, cosy feel, as does the kitchen/sitting room which is the hub of the hostel. During my stay, many people of many ages used this room as a place to socialise, making dinner together, watching films, playing games; but it was never too noisy and it is easy to have a quiet night in if that's what you want. The historic centre is quite literally a stone's throw away, and the hills in the south are a short walk down the road. For its atmosphere, location and the experiences which it provided me with, Il Nosadillo was amazingly good value, and I'm sure it will suit you, whether you're a student, a traveller or on business.

Room Tip: In the main hostel, there are two dorms: one with 5 beds, and one with 4 beds. Both are spacious, ai...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nosadillo, Manager at Il Nosadillo, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Paul,

Thank you a lot for your help during the early days of Il Nosadillo.
It was a big pleasure to host you.

You are always always welcome!
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Address: via Nosadella, 19, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > Saragozza
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 45 Specialty lodging in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Nosadillo is the first Room & Breakfast in Bologna where you can make a reservation for a single bed! It is a cozy place where you feel like at home after your trip. In Il Nosadillo you can get an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy an international environment. It has 1 mixed 4 bed dorm and 1 mixed 5 bed dorm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living room. In each room there are personal wardrobes with lockers and little tables equipped with a personal light for each bed, ventilator in each room during the summer; blankets are provided during the winter. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen facilities (fridge, stove and kitchen equipment) and enjoy their free time in the living room. Free WiFi in all rooms. Public PC. ... more   less 
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