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“Friendship = beautiful.”
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Friendship Place
Ranked #536 of 1,069 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Calgary
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10 reviews
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“Friendship = beautiful.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

So first off, hotel friendship or whatever is the same thing as hotel beautiful. When you walk down the street you will not see a sign for hotel friendship, but only one for hotel beautiful. When you sign in, they will ask you though and we got located in the side of the hallway for friendship hotel. It was so cute. Small 6 bedroom dos but the rooms were super clean and so were the bathrooms. The wager was hot and they had soap in both the sink and shower. Major plus having long hair. It was my first time in hostel and my boyfriend convinced me to go since it would save us money and it was so worth it. The reception guy was really nice and knowledgable and although the common room was really small, it did the trick. Great 3 nights in my first hostel!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at friendship place for one night as we had plans for the other nights in Rome, if we hadn't we definitely would have stayed for longer! We were greeted with a warm welcome from Andrea and made to feel at home, a bright airy room with AC was ready hours before the official check in. No complaints at all, immaculately clean and breakfast included in the price! Good value for money and great location! We think it must have changed since the reviews on here as only just read them and strongly disagree with the negative ones! In 2012 Friendship Place double room is a great place!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed here with 2 friends in July 2012. Unlike some of the other reviewers, we had a great time! This place is definitely geared toward young travelers, but I would most certainly recommend it to any of my friends visiting Rome.

The elevator was a bit cramped and old, but the insides of the hotel were nice, air-conditioned, and clean. We had perfectly working wifi and hot water, and our room even had a TV! We were greeted at the elevator by a nice lady who took our information and we paid up front (€25/night/person in our case). She even remembered our names when we checked out! Breakfast is included and is located at a small cafe around the corner.

I definitely recommend this hotel for young travelers and those on a budget.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Stayed here with 5 friends so had a six bed dorm to ourselves. Asked for extra bedding etc and it was no problem to the guys at reception-they were really friendly, and although you have to pay upfront they gave us a really good rate compared to other hostels around the area. The bathroom/shower is seperate from the rooms, but clean and did the job.
The hostel is relatively loud-although admittedly our group did contribute to the noise a fair bit! This hostel is great for a group who wants to party but even still the night security guys were absolutely lovely, and made sure that nobody sleeping was disturbed while allowing everybody to have some fun.
The location is one of my favourite for bargain trips in Rome-not a fancy area but in walking distance to all the main sites!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

I would not recommend this place to anyone. We stayed at this place for 2 nights in May 2011 and unfortunately could not leave after the first night because we had to pay the full amount at check-in (we quickly knew why). The only positive is the location close to Termini. A first mild negative point are the stairs: rooms are on 4th floor with the elevator much too small and not working most of the time. A more negative point is the bathroom: the shower floods, and there is no hot water. Based on other reviews (also at other websites), there seems to be no hot water in this place for months (and it is not being fixed, contrary to what staff keeps saying). Although the website says there is free wireless internet, it has never worked during our stay either. Although one staff member was friendly, most other staff members were arrogant to say the least, did not care about their guest's comfort, made ill-placed jokes and even plainly lied to new guests about the amenities (as we witnessed at checkout). Given the above, the price for a room (about 100 euro/night for 3 people) is ridiculous; if you are with a group, you can get a budget hotel room for the same amount of money.
Additionally, the hostel has a lot of different names, such as Friendship Palace, Friendship Place, Beautiful Hotel, Beautiful Accommodation (as shown outside on a sign) etc. The different names are probably used for different websites on purpose, in order to reduce the chance that (negative) reviews are seen by potential guests. This confusion tactique is used by several hostels in the Termini area.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

I reserve a room for four people with bath.
Positive things: very close to Termini station. Good breakfast in a bar and 30 minutes of internet
Negatives things : The hostel name and address do not correspond to real, it is difficult to find.
The staff demanded me more money for my reservation and try to fool me. I had to threaten him with a claim form and call the police.
The bathroom is dirty, does not flush the toilet, the shower flooded. The wallpaper on the walls is old and broken, and at night there are insects.
The heater does not work and the staff did not want me to blankets.
You can not use the kitchen to cook your own food. Taxes not included in the reserve, 2 € per person per night.
I do not recommend this hostel .

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2010

Stayed for 1 night as we just needed a place to crash before going to the airport early the next day.

We had a double en suite and it was NOT worth the €80 they asked. Shower literally sprayed all over the bathroom, which was covered in moldy wood (presumably from othe shower sprays). The door was open a crack and it sprayed out into the room itself. No AC and it was hot in there too.

Best thing I can say about this place is that we only stayed there one night. There was a girl at the front deck who was friendly, but it didn't make up for the lack of service from the guys behind the deck most of the time.

There is no ground floor entrance, nor is the address easy to see. When you do find it, climb 3 stories and look on your left.

Also, despite the fact that you can book and pay a 10% online deposit with a credit card, if you show up to pay the rest it is cash only!

This place is a little sketchy, it also has like 3 different names like friendship hostel, holiday hostel, and something else, but don't be fooled, they are the same crappy place.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Thank Studynot
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Property: Friendship Place
Address: Via Dei Mille 41/A | Scala A, Piano Sesto, Interno 18, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #536 of 1,069 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Friendship Place 1*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 200 metres from Termini Train Station, Friendship Place is a family-run property. It offers colourful rooms with wood floors, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access.Rooms at Friendship Place all come with a minibar and a private bathroom with hairdryer.An Italian breakfast is available each morning from the café 20 metres away, one of many in a neighbourhood packed with small restaurants and bars.Being so close to Termini means you have excellent public transport links around Rome. With easy access to both Metro lines, the Coliseum and Trevi Fountain are only 2 stops away. ... more   less 
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