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Hostel Beauty
Ranked #827 of 1,148 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Reviewed April 15, 2009

We were quite dissapointed by this hostel, despite the fact that it was quite a good location and we had a simple room situated to the courtyard not to the noisy room, the staff was nice and helpful. But the toilets and bathroom were crap, really bad, not enough or no hot water, dirty. The hostel itself has no charm, it was too plain, just a place where you can sleep at a very low standard - beds were noisy and hard, people were talking loud late. And no breakfast included. Really do not recommend. You get too little for your money here!

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 18, 2007

My friend booked this hostel few weeks before we left for Rome. But, only one day prior to checking in, a staff emailed us to say that the rooms were fully booked and they had to move us to another hostel (which is run by the same owner). We checked the website they gave and saw that the hostel was okay so we agreed to move. However, we found out when we arrived that the nice room on the website was not for us. The room we were given was on the upper floor which was really dark, dirty and terrible. Everything in the room was completely ruined. There was no lock on the door (actually, the door cannot even be shut properly). We had to use a rope to tie. The only bathroom (which was very very very dirty, full of hairs) was to be shared among almost 30 persons. There was no electricity, the mirror was broken, the toilet didn't work and the water from the tap was just dripping. Please please..stay away from this place. You'll never know when anyone's going to break into your room! This place is dangerous, dirty, and completely worn out!!!

  • Stayed: March 2005, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2007

We stayed in a twin room with en-suite bathroom in October 2006. The place was terrible. The room was tiny, there were hardly any blankets on the bed, so we got terribly cold at night. The bathroom stank, and everything was run-down and shabby.
If you want my advice - stay away!!!

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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Scotland
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Reviewed November 18, 2005

Most rooms in the hotel have 'broken' bathrooms thus the occupants are required to walk past reception everytime they want to go to the one working bathroom in the hotel. The 2m by 2m room also doubles as a shower. Try walking past people booking in in a towel - its fun. The price of our room was negotiated by the receptionist scoring off sample prices with the room keys into the paint on the walls of our room. Everyday the loud owners woke us up before nine and as a leaving gift someone with keys to the room stole my shaver. If you are going to Rome stay some where else.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 24, 2005

We booked into this hostel for two nights along with our daughter, and were expecting our own bathroom. There was in fact only one room containing three very dirty, slimy, dark showers. The toilets infrequently flushed, toilet paper run out every evening, and there was no soap provided. The only single shower was out of order, as was the telephone. The kitchen resembled a bomb site. In fact the only thing that worked efficiently in this whole establishment was the cash register. The noise from the street was horrendous and the place dirty. We would not put our family dog in this place and certainly would not recommend this as a place to stay for anyone.

Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed April 29, 2005

We booked this hostel about 2 months ago. We were expecting a room with four beds and ensuite. We arrived and were shown a room with a bunk bed and two single beds.there was a cupboard but a bed was blocking it and there was a stool,but no ensuite.The place was dark and gloomy the kitchen was dirty (I had a good look) and there was a terrible smell coming from somewhere. We complained and the receptionist shrugged and admitted they were overbooked.At my insistance she made a phone call to someone and absolutely refused to speak to this person in Italian or English even though she admitted that she spoke both languages.We couldn't have stayed there for even one night.Hostel beautiful needs to consider changing it's name.

Stayed: April 2005
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Seville, Spain
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Reviewed April 22, 2005

After traveling through Northern Italy we finally made our way down to the big city, Rome. We stayed in Hostel Beautiful for two nights. This hostel was not clean. The kitchen was not kept up and the utensils provided were in very poor condition. For example, the frying pan, with it´s black chunky bottom, had to be lifted off the stove with tongs because the handle was broken off. The bathroom rarely was clean and the showers dark and moldy. The staff was not particularly friendly and usually in competition with the clients for use of the kitchen. Although it did have a good price, I would recommend taking your money somewhere else.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Address: Via Napoleone III 35, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
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Ranked #827 of 1,148 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Price Range: $25 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostel Beauty 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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