When I arrived I was told my room was in a different building near the top of Via Messina. They drove me up and showed me the room. There was a smell from the room but this went as soon as the air conditioning was switched on or the window was opened. It was an old building and the smell was probably from the drainage system within the building. Initially it was off-putting but was really not an issue as it disappeared so quickly. The room had a hot-plate, microwave, fridge, television and a sink and cupboards with plates and cutlery. There was a garden/yard where you could sit out, leave a bicycle and hang clothes to dry. It was pretty much the equivalent of renting a one bedrooomed apartment for a very low price. If you want to experience what it is like to live in Italy this would be perfect.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. I rented a bicycle from them which was not in good condition (they gave it to me for half price as the wheel was buckled). I prefered this as it meant I did not have to worry about it being robbed as much as I would have had to if it had been a better bike. I stayed at the end of July/begining of August and I paid 30 Euros a night. This included breakfast in a local bar. The breakfast was coffee and a brioche which is a typical Italian breakfast which added to the experience. The breakfast was available from 7.00 to midday so even if you wanted a lie in there was no rush (I was given tokens to give to the people in the bar to get breakfast).
It was a residential area but there were bars nearby selling drinks and ice cream and a kebab shop, which were open until late. There were also two supermarkets and a couple of restaurants nearby (when I say nearby I mean less than 5 minutes walk).
All in all if I would stay here if I was coming back to Cagliari, I was impressed.
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