Hostella Female Only

Hostella Female Only

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4.5
#8 of 178 hostels 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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Property amenities
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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Safe
Clothes rack
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Hair dryer
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian

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Via Gaeta 70, 00185 Rome Italy
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7MSully7 wrote a review Sep 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 solo
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Canela* wrote a review Nov 2014
Bern, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a warm and cozy place where you feel at home. There are possibilities to watch tv, wifi is working very well in common area and in the bedroom. The breakfast is provided and good, the whole place is very clean. I would stay there again. Staff was super helpful and friendly.
It's well worth the price!
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Annie C wrote a review Jan 2014
Cambridge
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
- LOCATION: 5min on foot from Termini, 2min to the Conad supermarket and terminal stop of bus #85, which runs to/from central attractions.
- ALL FEMALE, which was mainly why I initially decided on staying here. After getting here, though, I found out that the hostel is actually owned by two guys, who sometimes staff the front desk themselves, so don't expect being completely free from the sight of men if that's a concern.

Cons:
- STAIRS: the hostel is on the "first floor", which really means you have to carry your luggage up twenty-some steps of stairs; there is no elevator.
- NO LAUNDRY: there is no laundry. (I believe there is a laundromat a couple blocks away, but that's not really helpful.)
- NO STOVES: they don't have a full kitchen for cooking-- only a microwave, an electric kettle, and a fridge.
- COLD: the rooms could get really cold at night! The room I was in had a window (as did other rooms, I think) and a feeble three-leaf heater, and the staff said they could do nothing to turn it up. The extra blanket was thin. I had to wear my down jacket to sleep, even though I never needed it during the day (I was there Dec/Jan).

Points of mediocrity:
-BREAKFAST: minimalist-- croissants were delivered the night before, and even the milk and yogurt were the kind that don't have to be refrigerated; only the coffee was fresh.
- HAIR DRIER: only one of the two common bathrooms had a hair drier, which was quite weak. I later found out that the front desk had slightly stronger hair driers that I could borrow.
- LOCKERS: they are small-- would fit a medium backpack, but not a "backpacker's backpack" or a suitcase. No locks provided-- bring your own.
- CASH payment only.

All in all, this was good enough for a short stay especially given the location, but if I were staying any longer than 5 nights I would have looked for a place that had a real kitchen and laundry.
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Date of stay: December 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Whitney A wrote a review Jun 2013
Los Angeles, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel has a lock out between 11-2pm so they can clean. They have 1 employee during the day which takes care of the reception while juggling the cleaning. Managing the whole place ALONE. They need more staff. They give you FOUR jets to get in and out of the building. VERY annoying. And bathrooms are inconvenient. Only 3 showers. So if all are busy, you can't even pee because the showers and sinks are not separate. I will not recommend this place.
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Date of stay: May 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Iman Z wrote a review Oct 2018
Doha, Qatar
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 solo
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Valerie J wrote a review May 2015
Prague, Czech Republic
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here alone for two nights. Upon arrival the woman at the front desk, who's name I unfortunately can't remember but is from Germany!, was so helpful and friendly. She explained everything to me, gave me suggestions, brought me to my room and made sure that everything was ok. The room was 3 beds with a private bath. Both were very clean and quite large. I was the first to arrive in my room so I had my choice of which bed I would like and chose the loft with a spiral staircase. It was quite a large space with a lot of storage and felt like a private room. I would highly recommend this place to anyone, especially people traveling solo because the staff is really nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Traveled solo
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MC_HKG wrote a review May 2015
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this hostel in March 2015. I hesitate to write this review cos it will mean that it will be very hard for me to book this hostel next time when I go to Rome again. You know, people tend to stay in hostels that are reasonably priced, in an excellent and convenient location, very clean and provide nice breakfast with very friendly staff. So, have I made myself clear enough? ok, in point form like I always do then :-)

1) conveniently located
It's close to the Terminus. i took a bus from the airport, and then followed the instructions provided on the website of this hostel. At first, i couldn't find this place but after navigating, finding my bearings and with the help of some local people, i found it. once you get there, you will realise that it's not that hard to find. it's also opposite to a luxurious hotel and above a nice Italian restaurant (i can still remember the taste of the carbonara). there is also a supermarket round the corner in the same street.

2) room itself:
bright and spacious. 4 beds (bunk) in my room. well, true. some reviews here say that if you sit on the lower bunk bed, you can't really sit up, you have to hunch your back. i had the same experience too. but i don't mind. the beds are comfortable and clean.

there are four lockers inside my room. you have to bring your own padlocks. but if you forget, they can lend you one. (it's written on their website too). But the lockers are small, well, enough for my day pack but not big enough for my backpack.

there are enough sockets for you to charge the batteries of your phones / cameras, etc.

3) cleanliness
yes, very clean. after all, it's a hostel for girls only. (but i heard from the staff that some girls can be very messy). lucky that i didn't meet any one of them. but the staff tried to make it so clean that i didn't dare to use the toilets after they cleaned them. i was afraid to make a mess. haha! that's a compliment.

4) complimentary breakfast:
yummy! ok, some French people i met said the croissants were not as good as those ones in France. well, i have to admit that i forgot the taste of croissants in France. heehee! so i found them really yummy. other than croissants, there were yoghurt, juice and fresh fruits. i had a few croissants (sweet ones with chocolate, and plain ones, etc.) and i tried every single food item on the kitchen table at breakfast very morning. yummy. (yes, i stayed there for 4 nights. i am sorry, the hostel may go bankrupt because of how much i ate. haha!)

5) reasonably priced!! no need to elaborate. check the price on their website.

6) their website:
the only thing that i am not comfortable with is the security of their website. i had to leave my credit card details on their website but there is no 'security lock' image on the payment page on the website.

7) there is one computer in the common room. it's free. and there's free wifi.

8) friendly and nice staff
no need to elaborate. they can recommend you to nice restaurants and some other stuff. they give very useful travel tips around Italy too. they love to talk to their guests so any questions, just ask them. they are truly helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ivonette C wrote a review Apr 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great staff very attent to all of our needs. Clean, and centrally located. If i am back in Rome that is where I would stay for sure. The reception give us tips on where to each and what is worth seeing or not.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I stayed in room #2 which are beds and not bunkbeds which I much prefer.
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Zayana I wrote a review Sep 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place for female backpackers who absolutely travel on budget. Kudos for the warm hospitality: from the pretty girl at the counter, the room, the shower and everything. Definitely will stay there when am in Rome. Chiao
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Date of stay: November 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: read the reviews.
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Sophie Brooks wrote a review Aug 2013
Essex
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is such a lovely hostel. The rooms and bathroom were very clean and a good size. Breakfast was lovely croissants and other cakes and coffee :) location is perfect to 10min walk from the main station and is easy to get the metro to the main sights. Would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Xiao T asked a question Jan 2019
Los Alamitos, California14 contributions2 helpful votes
How do I book one bed for myself?
Answer from Iman Z
Doha, Qatar93 contributions30 helpful votes
All the beds are for single person and each roon has 3 beds, if you need a whole room to yourself then you need to boom all 3 beds but make sure to send an email to the hostel to know that it is for 1 person only so they can keep a room for you.
Mckenzie J asked a question Nov 2018
26 contributions1 helpful vote
Is it possible to check in late?
Answer from Hostella-Rome
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Hello, We do have ironing facilities, no problem. Looking forward to have you stay with us. Daniel, Hostella.
Welshexplorer337 asked a question Jul 2016
Wales, United Kingdom296 contributions11 helpful votes
Hello, Do you provide towels?
Answer from Sophie B
United States112 contributions53 helpful votes
According to my recent visit in June this year, they didn't provide towels and you should bring your own.
Answer from Hostella-Rome
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Hello! Our place is a typical hostel(except that it is for women only), where you will find dormitories for 2, 3 or 4 persons (depends on the availability of course). The reservation has to be done online, where you will find the exact types and prices available for the period that you want to accommodate yourself. If you do the reservation on our own website you will also get a 5% discount. Hostella is situated near the most important hub of transportation in Rome. So in 5 minutes of walking you can reach the trains, shuttles, buses or subways, which gives the possibility to travel everywhere you want. On the other hand the main touristic attractions are situated within walking distances. From Hostella to Colloseum you will walk just 15-20 minutes (for Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain as well). And the Vatican is reachable in 15 minutes by metro. Hopefully we cleared things up a bit for you and maybe we will get to meet you!
Terrylia wrote a tip Jul 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia139 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The mezzanine in room #6 was nice that you had privacy but the ceiling just fitted for a person who is 155 cm high :p"
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CarmenGLiz wrote a tip Apr 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is worth to pay for a smaller room"
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Ivonette C wrote a tip Apr 2015
16 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in room #2 which are beds and not bunkbeds which I much prefer."
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Grace wrote a tip Apr 2015
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room I stayed in had 3 beds, but one was up a set of stairs in a private loft area. That one was the coolest!"
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LuckyLaney wrote a tip Mar 2015
San Diego, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms across from reception seem quieter."
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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 (0.1 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, Vero Food - Ludovisi, and Ristorante Pizzeria Andrea.
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 Foro Romano (1.1 miles).
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