Ok, so unlike the other reviewers I went during the hot season to Italy and this hostel has no air conditioning so I sweated like I never have before. This hostel is located on the 8th floor (I lost count after the sixth flight of stairs though) so you are carrying your luggage up a million stairs and sweating your balls off. Then you get to the hottest part of the building which is the hostel and its even more boiling up there.
I had to take multiple showers in the evening, middle of the night and in the early morning to cool down my body and to get any kind of sleep!!!! I slept terribly and not at all sometimes.
The cleanliness is well below standard. They clean nowhere near enough for the amount of guests that they have at the hostel. There was little toilet paper, the showers were blocked so the water didn't drain properly and had hair in all over the place. Our shower didn't even have a shower door so after your shower you would get water all over your feet and all over the floor in your room-eww. Furthermore the bathroom was tiny so you were smacking yourself against the wall and shower and door all the time while drying off. It was soooo annoying.
Also there is one computer for the whole hostel and the Internet connection is sooooo slow and the room is sooooo hot. No window or anything!!!! I think they keep it so hot so that no one is tempted to stay on the computer for too long!! I know it stopped me from using it. Also the connection is soooo slow. Meaning that the words you type don't actually appear on the screen until like four seconds later. I used the Internet for the bare minimum in terms of emails and got out of there as soon as possible.
The ONLY redeeming factor was that the staff were friendly. They were helpful and advised us of how to get around town. Also the hostel is in a good location, close to the metro and to the main Rome train station, however once you get to the hostel, remember 8 flights of stairs!
I'm so glad we only stayed there for 2 nights!!
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