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“Poor value for money”
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Albergo Pallone
Ranked #168 of 312 Bologna B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I treated myself to a single room with attached bath. I expected basic, but I did expect a little more for 46 euros. The room was tiny, and the bed had a big crater in the middle.
The breakfast was virtually inedible with bread rolls as hard as concrete.
The place also seemed to be being used as some sort of homeless shelter. Didn't leave me feeling very safe.
Not good value for money for a single person. Location ok, but otherwise not great.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank kathryn m
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Atacama110, Direttore at Albergo Pallone, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Dear Guest,
we are sorry about your negative review. We apologize for any inconvenience.
I'm sorry to read your combination between security and homeless people.
First of all we are not a shelter for homeless people but sometimes we host families in need.
This does not mean poor security but, in our opinion, solidarity.

best regards
Matteo Martino

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

It was difficult for me to find the budget accommodation in Bologna, and I just chose for a bed to stay, So, I wasn't expecting that much but actually, it was really good for me!
The place is very close to everything, it was really good.
The bed was nice. The room was kind of self service, but good enough. Just the people who were staying in the same room with me those days weren't that sociable, so, it was really for a bed and quiet in the room. But I think it was O.K., too. Not common room, actually, so, you basically stay in your room. Outside of the room, there were local? families staying? living? so, it was a bit something,,, different.... but for me, it was ok.

The staff were nice if you ask for the help, I asked a lot about good restaurants, local places etc and the information which she gave was really good! And the staff helped me a lot, so, I had comfortable stay there, It's more independent stay, I say but I wanna go back to Bologna again and want to stay there again.
Oh, and the breakfast was good! Good deal, I think.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank JBrT2014
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Booked online for one day stay. Low season so was almost empty. The hotel is quite near to the Central Station. The share bathroom was clean and well maintained. The staff at the desk was very helpful. The breakfast was basic but pretty good. Will highly recommend for short stays.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank GaneshKrish
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

It was quite clean, worth the money.
I stayed only a night, it was good for that purpose. However would not choose for longer time.
Nothing special.Kind staff.
The huge corridors were indeed scary at night (the hotel was not that busy, when I stayed)...

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Mico27
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Great location, rooms are clean and basic but quite big. However the shared bathrooms- some are dark (lacks lighting where the shower is) and the ones that are bright are dirty- smelly, clogged. The big spacious corridors to go to bathroom at night is pretty scary- it's dark (until lights turned on as u exit ur room) and its really quite. Breakfast- only croissants available with different fillings, and limited to 2 per person because they said they have more guests coming.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Linda G
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I stayed in this 1-star hotel at the beginning of Aug. 2013 in a single room for one night. Ideally located (10 min walk from Central Station), quiet, beautiful surroundings. Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful - even though one of them spoke no English, we could get very well along about pretty much everything. Clean, quiet room with a nice bed & bedsheet, sink, WIFI, breakfast buffet included with a delicious coffee of your choice, creatively decorated lounge. And all of this for only 18 euros!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is it's price :) Perfect for people who want to get a cheap sleep in Bologna.

Not a bad locaton. You can take a taxi or walk from the main Bologna Centrale station (it takes around 7-10 minutes).

There is a park with some entertaiment (shows, small concerts ect) and street clothes market located near to this hotel.
Breakfast was served downstairs. It's was tipical Italian breakfast.
Rooms are OK, but you can not expect anything better for that price.
I recomend it to people who are not looking for a luxury, but just a clean, cheap place to sleep in Bologna.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Albergo Pallone

Address: Via del Pallone 4, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #168 of 312 B&Bs / Inns in Bologna
Price Range: $31 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Albergo Pallone 1*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pallone is for young people, for students and for those who know the meaning of the word “solidarity”. Pallone is social innovation and luxury of simplicity. Value and budget in an authentic, imperfect and surprising place. The building rises a few hundreds of meters far from the train station, the University and Two Towers. The Exhibition centre is easily reachable with a few bus stops. We offer private rooms with shared bathroom and beds in dormitories. They are coloured, basic and cozy. Inside the facility you can try and taste the dishes of the Osteria La Buca del Pallone “the flavour of the right labour”, or use the meeting rooms, equipped on request with projector and audio system. Wifi is available and free in the entire building. Necessity has never been so clear to the eyes. Albergo Pallone it’s your place too! ... more   less 
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