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La Controra Hostel Rome
Ranked #41 of 1,170 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

La controra is the perfect hostel--clean, great location, and lovely people. I met a bunch of Kiwis last summer in their lovely hangout area, went out with them 4 or 5 times, and it made my experience in Rome spectacular. 5 stars.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Staff is very nice.let me borrow their adaptor.very helpful.got the 2bed ensuite.looks new,very clean.looks like hotel.comfy bed.theres small cabinet/drawers.quiet.our floor has own kitchen very clean.maybe because we got the most expensive room they have?
location is hard to find though.15 min walk fr termini but theres another station closer..make sure to review map when your first time to go.no sign on door.breakfast is just cereal and bread.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

My friend and I booked La Controra Hostel one month before our trip, and just a few days before we begin our trip our booking has been cancelled and "claimed" to be due to a system error! We were hugely disappointed and were rushing to find another hostel, with almost a double price! We really hope this is REALLY a special case and REALLY a system error, since I haven't seen any comment by others about cancellation of booking. We have suffered and we really hope that this case would not appear again.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank Ivan C
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

This was my first hostel experience at the ripe old age of 47 and I was massively impressed. Lovely rooms, great decor, spacious bathrooms and scrupulously clean. The bed linen and towels were sparkly white and the staff were really pleasant, helpful and efficient. I'd recommend this to anyone. Great to have free wifi and a good breakfast too.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Anthea P
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Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Easy to get to, has a great common area, the rooms are clean and confortable, the breakfast is great and the people working here seem ti be happy all the time and know a lot about the city and all ita attractions.
Great hostel for a great city!
Would definitly come back

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Marcoswith
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I had a great experience staying here! The hostel was very clean, the rooms were spacious and the staff were very welcoming. The common room was great and made it easy to meet other travellers and make friends :) Breakfast is pretty basic but you cant really complain! There are lockers in your room which is really handy. Location is great - it's within walking distance to all the main attractions (trevi fountain etc) it's also an easy walk from termini station. I have been recommending this place to all my friends who are planning to travel to Rome.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

This would be a great wee place to stay, except for a few annoyances. Breakfast was fine, the location is excellent for walking to most of the attractions - and xlose to the Metro. On balance I would recommend it with the following issues to note. The staff were not particularly knowledgeable on the area, or clued up on customer service. The air con was broken and we were told it was working fine - only for them to test it again and realise that we were right. The room we were in was only just finished - so it was bare walled, with one harsh light and absolutely no fittings or decoration. Plus there was nowhere to hang clothes. This was a 1st floor room - so the other floor was no doubt fine.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Additional Information about La Controra Hostel Rome

Address: Via Umbria 7, 00187 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #41 of 1,170 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Price Range: $42 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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