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Via Gaeta 70, 00185 Rome Italy
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#56 of 2,130 in Rome
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
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4.6
Value
4.5
Welcome to Hostella Female Only- modern accommodation for women travelers in Rome! Our small accommodation is a clean, comfortable and well located place where, after a strenuous day sightseeing in the eternal city , you can sit back and relax. We are located on the first floor of a residential 19th century building, surrounded by restaurants, supermarkets and Laundromats, a few minutes walk from the main station Termini and not far from the main tourist attractions. In our cosy guesthouse you can trully feel at home: enjoy the comfort of cooking your own meals in our spacious and colourful kitchen, sit on the couch and watch telly or read in our common area , chat with the other guests. The nicely decorated terrace is the perfect place to put your feet up and relax with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. We prepare a small breakfast in the morning and we are there for you to provide you with any information you may need and we are dedicated to insuring your time with us is enjoyable.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Sydney E wrote a review Dec 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
One of a kind experience and after the nightmare I had in France, I couldn’t have been happier. Lovely staff, lovely rooms, and all around wonderful atmosphere. Definitely stay here!! Perfect for groups and solo travelers, I’d like to come back with my friends.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled
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7MSully7 wrote a review Sep 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania70 contributions51 helpful votes
First of all, the staff is amazing. You are greeted with a warm smile as soon as you walk in! Sarah and Florence were extremely helpful, and gave me great advice on local bookings for the sights and also great food recommendations :) The rooms are small and cozy, very clean, and the AC works well. No bunk beds are a plus! Breakfast is small but the coffee is good and strong. This is a great place for a solo female traveler, but not a party hostel by any means. The Terrace was nice and we sat out there at night to enjoy some wine and conversation :) I would highly recommend!!!! Thank you Sarah and Florence. I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled
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hkolano wrote a review Feb 2019
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions7 helpful votes
Great experience! The place was pleasantly clean and very close to the Termini station, which was super helpful for transportation. The neighborhood itself was just alright, but I never felt unsafe. Towels are available for rent at a reasonable price; small lockers are in each room, and locks are available on request. Friendly and helpful staff as well. I would stay here again if I ever come back to Rome!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Iman Z wrote a review Oct 2018
Doha, Qatar94 contributions28 helpful votes
I love everything about this hostel, first it has a very convenient location next to Roma Termini since i had a lot of train trips planned. They’re affordable compared to hotels since i was staying for a whole week it was well worth the stay. Last but not least and the most important element is the staff, they were extremely friendly especially Sara. She’s very sweet and nice to chat with, she made my stay that much more enjoyable. I never stayed in a hostel before and it was weird for me staying in a room with strangers. I stayed there for 7 nights and I met ten different girls from all over the world. Few things to keep in mind, you need to go with an open mind and heart, not everyone has the same plan so sleeping and waking up at different hours will be a regular practice, make sure you bring a sleeping mask to help you fall asleep if you can’t do that with the lights on. The other thing is some will be courteous and greet you, some will chat with you lightly, some will be so friendly you will end up sharing pictures and stories about how your day went and some wont even recognize your presence; so please take it all with an open heart. The place has a very lovely terrace where i spent most of my free time when i had any. The wifi worked perfectly but not at the terrace. And they have Netflix which was a plus.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Lauriane M wrote a review Sep 2018
Nancy, France15 contributions6 helpful votes
This is definitely a great place to stay in Roma! The staff is really nice and helpful (good food recommandation :)) The hostel is small so it’s really quiet and cosy, it’s also clean. The free breakfast is small but it was enough for us. We had a really nice stay and I surely recommend it :)
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Jessica G wrote a review Sep 2018
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Location: Hostella, is located about a 5 min walk from Termini station. I walk at a slower to average speed, with minor impairments to mobility due to body size and ability, and timed, it took me 5 mins, door to door. When traveling with my 25 lbs pack and other bags 7-10 mins max. Hostella is situated above La Familia Restaurant on Via Gaeta. There is no large signage indicating location, however the name is clearly marked on the buzzer for entrance to the building. The facility is on a true, first floor level (2.5 flights of stairs, no lift) and easy to navigate if you do not have major mobility or access barriers. The steps are gentle with a soft incline and significant step depth and width to accommodate various body types, mobility situations, etc. It is within a walking distance (20-30 mins) of the Colosseum and various other Roman ruins in that area. Both Metro service and bus service are easily accessed from Hostella and Termini Station depending on your destinations. Grocery, restaurant, coffee shops, and other travelers needs are notably short, walking distances from the hostel. Facility: This facility could not have been more perfect for my personality and travel needs. To me, it had more of a feel of staying with friends. It is a 3 bedroom flat, with 2 full bath/shower rooms and one toilet specific room. It has a nicely equipped kitchen in which breakfast of fruit, sweet pastries, coffee and tea are served fresh daily, and is included with the price of your stay. The two bath/shower rooms are accessible to all body types ranging from very small to quite large ( I am 330 lbs and had no trouble navigating in the space). Toilets are in accessible spaces for all, so if you do have a larger body type or mobility issues in that regard, utilizing the toilet facilities should not present with any difficulty. The 1st shower room, appears slightly smaller in size than the second with regard to shower space, but shouldn't present much of an issue for travelers of my size or smaller. During our stay, we did not run into any situations having to wait for toilets or showers at any point. I can see how this could present an issue in theory being a facility that has a capacity for 11-12 guests (i cannot remember the exact capacity) however, we did not encounter this. The bedrooms are dorm style, NO BUNK BEDS, and are a decent size (traditional single) the beds are made of material that is sturdy and able to withstand larger body types (again, 330 lbs, no issue) and the mattresses were comfortable. Bedding was clean, space was WELL maintained, with a communal feel. If you have privacy concerns, there is not a significant amount in the bedroom, however if you are uncomfortable you can always dress and the like in the bathrooms. Privacy was not a concern for me, so i found the arrangements to be quite acceptable. The rooms to the left of reception (that line Via Gaeta) can experience a bit of noise at times when the windows are open, from the restaurant below and general big city life, but again, this is easily remedied by closing the window. I came from a larger city, so the noise was something that didn't bother me. Bathrooms, toilets, common areas, and bedrooms, were ALL VERY WELL maintained, clean and free from offensive odors. Kitchen is usable for cooking meals, and storing food items and is well equipped for such things. There are two dining tables to eat at, and a large couch to relax on. There is a delightful terrace out back to relax on and have a smoke or a glass of wine, or simply just to enjoy the sights and sounds. The terrance furniture is comfortable, however if your body type is larger than mine, be gentle with the furniture. It is made of wood and probably does have a max weight limit. The Vibe: This is a space where all female identified individuals can find a home. It is a judgement free environment, welcoming to all sizes, identities, cultures, religions, etc. I am a self identified, fat, queer, feminist, abortion care activist, and have never felt so at home and accepted in a single space. There is something in this space that creates and promotes feelings of safety, respect, relaxation and comfort. My experience in Italian culture in a fat, female body, was a little more difficult/unexpected than i'd been prepared for (there are some very real size-ist, fat-phobic attitudes and ideals that are pretty obvious and prevalent in both Rome and Florence) and I was able to find a bit of emotional refuge inside the doors of Hostella. This was priceless. The Hostess: Harriet... Is made of candy floss, rainbows, and crystals. She is the most magnificent human I've encountered and a very long time. With regard to travel and our time in Italy, she was informative, and helpful, and had great suggestions. Beyond the travel expertise, she was one of the things that made our 10 day European adventure unforgettable. Her sense humor, candor and insight were all remarkable. She is the type of human, I could literally talk with all day. I don't know that I will ever be able to properly thank her enough for creating a space that is so welcoming to all. People travel for many reasons, some of them are deeply personal, and cathartic. The space that Hostella provides allows an individual to live inside their experience without having to sacrifice personal authenticity.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Jaime L wrote a review Aug 2018
Oxnard, California48 contributions29 helpful votes
This hostel was in a great location near termini station. It had all of the amenities you would need. Since it’s a small hostel, it was always really calm and there was never a wait to take a shower. There are plenty of other party hostels nearby so I recommended you party there, but then sleep here at hostella
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Jill S wrote a review Apr 2018
Marburg, Germany165 contributions93 helpful votes
This hostel was very homey and felt safe. It's a short walk to the main station as well as metro and bus stops, so it's extremely easy to get around the city. It's on a side street lined with a few restaurants and other hotels, and feels like a secure area. Reception staff was always very helpful and friendly. We stayed in room 1, which was kind of a bisected room (three beds in the first part, then two beds in an adjoined room with no door). We also had a balcony that overlooked the street. Small lockers are available, about 1 foot square, not big enough for actual luggage. Towels are not provided and laundry service is not available in the hostel. Housekeeping tidied the rooms (and beds) daily. The hostel is quite small. The area next to reception has 3 rooms, and there are 3 bathrooms in the same section (2 shower/toilet combos and one just toilet). This doesn't seem like it would be too few, but this is an all woman hostel so backups were common at all hours of the day (even at midnight once!). The kitchen is adequate but only has a small stove top and they request that you only use it while reception is open (8 am to 10 pm). The kitchen, with its two tables and a couch, is also the only indoor hangout area. There's a small patio (again only open during reception hours) but was too cold in April to use. Overall, a great place, but suffers a bit from limited amenities.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled
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cherryredtoenails wrote a review Feb 2018
64 contributions74 helpful votes
First of all, this hostel is so close to the main train station--it's super easy to get there even with a bunch of luggage, and it's walking distance to almost all of the main sights in the city. (I only had to take the metro to the Vatican--everything else I covered on my own two feet.) The room was delightful--there were only three beds, no bunk beds, so it was very quiet and comfortable. The reading lights have these gorgeous pink shades, so the glow is bright enough for one person to see by, but muted enough that it doesn't wake everyone else up. There was a nightstand at each bed, big enough to hold all my stuff. The room also opened up onto the terrace, which I didn't use at all in the winter, but I bet it's amazing in summer! The staff are wonderful, especially Sarah. I'm not much of a morning person, so I was usually doing my hair and makeup while she was cleaning the room. She didn't mind that I was in her way, and we chatted a lot--I really enjoyed her company. I actually got quite a bad cold for several days of my stay, and ended up mostly just staying in bed for 3 days straight. The staff were so sweet and always asked if I was feeling better or needed anything. They also helped me figure out how to get back from the Vatican after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, which I appreciated. I wouldn't have liked to be stranded in the cold in the middle of the night! Breakfast was croissants and fruit--not too much but just right for me! Moreover, even though breakfast technically ends at 10, any leftover croissants stay on the counter all day. So non-morning-people like me can still enjoy them! Huge plus in my books! The bathrooms were close to the front door, so I had to walk through the kitchen/reception area to get to them, which I didn't really enjoy doing first thing in the morning, in my pjs with bedhead and no makeup. The bathrooms themselves are so nice though--clean and beautifully decorated. The shower doors seal well, so the floors stay clean and dry. Each bathroom is private and individual--no stalls. Reception is not 24 hours, but I actually liked that. The common room lights get turned off at night, so I could sneak out to go to the bathroom, without waking everyone up by opening the door. The wifi was pretty terrible, unfortunately. I tried to Skype my parents on Christmas and it was a huge pain. The internet wasn't completely unusable, but it was very frustrating. This is honestly the only negative thing I have to say about this hostel, so don't let it discourage you from staying here. There aren't laundry facilities at the hostel, but there's a great laundromat just one block away. It's 7 euros for wash and dry, and the staff there are super helpful and speak English well. My stuff was always ready within an hour, and they took very good care of my dark delicates.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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travelnibbles wrote a review Jan 2018
Carlisle, Pennsylvania35 contributions34 helpful votes
I loved this hostel because it was so quaint and comfortable. Seriously, I felt totally comfortable waltzing back to my room in my towel after my shower knowing that it was female-only and everyone was so respectful of each other. Beautiful high ceilings, nice kitchen, and good showers!!! Also, the provided breakfast of bananas, apples, and croissants was the perfect way to start the day. The location was truthfully a little far from the big tourist attractions, but it was fun to stroll through the city on the way to them (the metro is close too, if you're not so into walking).
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostella Female Only
Which popular attractions are close to Hostella Female Only?
Nearby attractions include Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme (0.2 miles), Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri (0.2 miles), and National Roman Museum - The Baths of Diocletian (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostella Female Only?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Hostella Female Only?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hostella Female Only?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostella Female Only?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostella Female Only?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pinsere, Ristorante Nerone, and D'Angelo - Gastronomia Caffe.
Is Hostella Female Only located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Rome.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostella Female Only?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostella Female Only?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (0.5 miles), St. Peter's Basilica (2.3 miles), and Colosseum (1.1 miles).