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“BEDBUGS, Bad Service, BEDBUGS” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Lilliput Hostel
Ranked #545 of 1,066 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Seattle, WA
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BEDBUGS, Bad Service, BEDBUGS”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2009

We made arrangements to be at this hostel when we arrived in Rome and confirmed our arrival time with the owner. When we arrived there was a note left on the gate telling us to call the owner. No one responded and we waited for hours. When we eventually met an employee they took us to another building a few blocks away. When we came back to the hostel at night we noticed black dots all over the walls. Upon closer look, we realized the room we were in was infested with bedbugs. They were everywhere, and ranged from the size of a pinprick to the size of a small pea. (This is huge for a bedbug and means they have been flourishing for some time.) We examined the walls more closely and found evidence of squashed bugs all over, evidencing the fact that the bedbugs were not just a recent phenomenon. It was disgusting. The mattresses were infested, and we couldn't sleep in the room at all.

We ended up sleeping on the floor in the foyer, and after complaining to the owner the following morning (she reassured us that there were NEVER bedbugs in her hostel) she promised us a refund, which we never received, even after calling twice. We also heard from other nearby hotel owners that many other travelers have had trouble with this hostel. Would not recommend this hostel to anyone; there are other equally inexpensive options in that same neighborhood. (!!!)

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2008

This was a very clean and private hostel. Our room was pink and had so much character. The owner was sweet and extremely helpful. It was close to Termini which means it was easily accessible to travel to the Vatican City or Ancient Rome, but not within walking distance. Very safe and in a residential area. I would definitely recommend this for young people who want an inexpensive place to stay but want somewhere clean and well kempt.

Stayed August 2007
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Thank irshgrnize
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2007

The two of us stayed in the 6-person room with three bunk-beds. The room itself was large. There was only one bathroom in the whole unit, meaning we had to share it with the four other people in our room and four more in the next room. The shower was so tiny that even a skinny person like me could barely fit, and the drain wasn't working that well.

You had to be ringed in to the front gate to even get into the building and the person who could ring you in wasn't always there.

There must be better hostels with comparable prices.

  • Liked — Cheap
  • Disliked — Bathroom
  • Stayed December 2004, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Machaboy
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Property: Lilliput Hostel
Address: Via Principe Amedeo No. 94, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
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Ranked #545 of 1,066 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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Number of rooms: 5
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