The hostel is well located - about 15 mins from the Termini station and about 5 mins from the Manzoni metro station. There is a tram stop at the Manzoni station which takes you to Colosseum. There is also a super market nearby for groceries.
We had a private room in the basement of the 'Secret Garden' which is another property of Ciak and about 2 mins away. The room also had a small garden attached to it and was clean and cozy. There was no traffic noise and we had a good night's sleep on all the three days. There was a lady who cleaned the rooms everyday so the bathrooms were tidy throughout. The breakfast however is extremely functional - cereals, biscuits, cake, coffee and juices.
We had limited interaction with the staff as there is no 'reception' at this property but they were quite friendly during the check-in/check-out.
Couple of tips:
- There is a potable water 'fountain' on the way to the Manzoni station which we used very often
- Ask for the gelato store near the hostel; its flooded with locals and has phenomenal varietyMore
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included