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Houston, Texas
Reviewed July 8, 2012

This hostel was okay. I enjoyed the look of it from the outside. There also an old elevator, the ones where you have to shut both the gates...enjoyed using that! At check-in, they were brutish and came off rude. Might be because they don't know too much English. Was upset a little because they wanted payment first (understandable), but we...

Thank jd3sai
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 13, 2011

How do I start... 2 friends and myself embarked on a Europe tour that took us to Rome and this place. We booked it on Expedia and in all honesty were ill prepared for what was awaiting us. In retrospect it's a funny story to tell but going through it there was anything but... The booking said ensuite bathroom, well...

Thank Marcell O
Reviewed October 2, 2011

Don't stay here! They have bed bugs and the place is really dirty. I booked September 23-28 here and I could only stay one night because it was really gross and I got bitten by bed bugs. When I arrived the person who greeted me was drunk as well and they don't speak very good english. They also didn't give...

5Thank Karizza C
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed September 6, 2011

we booked Astro but were moved to Cherry hostel across the street. Poor English of the staff, charged us with Roman local tax (2 euros per person per night!). Luckily we stayed only one night and it was close to Termini (10 min walk). Room very hot, no air conditioning but clean sheets and towels.

Thank Anita P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed May 19, 2011

I was on a school trip to Rome. When we arrived at Astro Hostel, there was nobody to help us. We had to wait for half an hour. After that, we were told that they overbooked, we were sent to a flat on 5-high. The persons who showed us the rooms said he had nothing to do with this and...

2Thank ImportantInformation
Reviewed April 19, 2011

Do NOT stay here!!!! They try to charge you a hostel tax fee, which does NOT exist in Rome for HOSTELS! It exists for Bed and Breakfasts, campsites, nicer hotels, but NOT for hostels! They will charge you 2 more euros every night for every person who stays there. Which is clearly a scam! They WILL overbook, and if that...

3Thank silver401
Santorini, Greece
Reviewed March 3, 2011

We were moved in Astro Hostel (or Alessandra on Via Napoleone III 58/ 59), but we havent got any problems. We were welcomed very well from the personal. Fiori made us cofee when we came, the others were also very kind. The location is perfect, but the noise from the street is annoying. The rooms were clean. We have a...

Thank Alexa37
Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed September 30, 2010

We had a 5-day reservation but it was useless.They made us sleep in a Chinese {more expensive)hostel for 3 nights and wanted us to move again... Don't trust them! For them people is only money and the place is disgusting even dangerous(in the Chinese quarter...

3Thank iki170856
Reviewed December 28, 2009

we were in November - the room was very cold and damp, heating didn't work and windows didn't shut ! At 3 a.m. we were awaken by garbage truck, and then it was hard to fall asleep as it is a very busy street with trams, buses... The kitchen itself is quite ok with useful utensils. But the cleaning lady...

Thank koralia35
Reviewed September 29, 2009

We spent 7 nights there. The staff, although nice, do not speak English so could not be of much assistance. The place is dirty. We got bitten by some insects during the sleep and on our last day we found a bug in the bed! The other thing is noise from the street (trams, buses etc.). It seemed louder than...

Thank martan43
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Staying in Esquilino

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established in 1999, the G&G Pension House Group is nowadays one of the most popular properties in Rome for backpackers & independent travelers worldwide with no age restrictions. The properties are cozy, with friendly atmosphere and centrally located. Termini train station, Rome's central transportation hub for buses, metro, taxi stops are in a short walk distance (5 minutes) and will get you anywhere you want to go. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Astro Hostel

Address: Via Napoleone III 58 | 1st floor, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
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Price Range: $32 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Astro Hotel Rome
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“It's just a luck of the draw, depending on the number of beds you book. You don't get a choice in which room you get.”
 of 5 bubbles jd3sai, Jul 8, 2012 | Read review
“Do not agree when you are sent to another building”
  • Bed bugs
  • the toilet when we arrived
 of 5 bubbles ImportantInformation, May 19, 2011 | Read review
“Might be worth it to stay just outside of Rome.”
 of 5 bubbles silver401, Apr 19, 2011 | Read review
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