We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Not best hostel” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ostello Torino

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ostello Torino
Ranked #9 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
Brno
Level Contributor
546 reviews
183 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
“Not best hostel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2009

Staff on reception is very friendly, speaking english also.
Its easy to find.
Bathroom & Toilet were clean.
Breakfest wasnt good, only some toasts, muesli, milk, coffee. For the price (13,5 euros per night) you cannot expect more.
The worst thing was that you cannot sleep in the room during day between 11:00 - 14:00 (or 10:00 - 15:00). You must go down to common room and wait for something...I really dont understood why I cant sleep (lie) in my bed...

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank rbbrno
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    21
    44
    12
    4
    1
See reviews for
4
10
28
10
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Canada
Level Contributor
79 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2007

I stayed at Ostello Torino for THREE WEEKS while apartment-hunting in Turin. Overall, it was a fairly disappointing experience and I would be hesitant to recommend the hostel... except that there really aren't any other hostels in the city. With that in mind, here is what you need to know before you check in:

- The hostel is serious about their daily lock-out, from 10:30 to 3:30. Under no circumstances will you be allowed in the hostel at this time. In my opinion, these lengthy daily lock-outs are a thing of hostels past and a serious inconvenience. I've stayed at many other hostels that were just as clean, but that didn't have a lock-out at all.

- The hostel offers meals (free breakfast, no lunch, EUR 10 dinner) but you have to reserve dinner in advance. Be prepared, though: if you reserve in the morning and then leave because you're being locked out, and nobody else (or just a few others) orders dinner, they will cancel dinner service. There are no public kitchen facilities, so you will come back to the hostel at 7:00 and find there is no food food for you. Back to the city center it is (as there are no affordable restaurants nearby). Breakfasts are always a plain roll with jam and butter, and coffee or tea.

- The staff are forgetful with reservations. A week or ten days into my stay, I asked if I could make plans to stay a third week. They said it was no problem and I saw them write my name in the book. Nobody asked me to pay in advance. On Night 15, I found out that my reservation had been erased because I hadn't paid, and I had to find alternate accommodation with literally no notice. You also have to keep track of how many nights you pay for on stamped cards, as they don't seem to be very tech-savvy.

- Internet facilities consist of a Telecom Italia booth set up in the front lobby by the door, requiring an insanely expensive pre-paid internet card and offering users a barely-functional keyboard and mouse, and no privacy.

- The hostel does not take the safety and comfort of its guests seriously. When I was there, a group of about twenty males from a war-torn nation were visiting the city on some kind of sponsored tour. These men got extremely drunk every night, threw furniture around, sang drinking songs until 4:00 am and took advantage of some young female guests. That's not the hostel's fault, but the hostel should have given the guests an ultimatum: shut up or leave. Instead, they said "there was nothing they could do". As reception is not open all night and no emergency contact number is left, the girls in my room were concerned for our safety with those guests literally running wild in the hostel.

- This hostel is NOT close to the city centre or the action. To reach it, you must take a bus from Porta Nuova train station (the #52 heading across the river) and then walk up a medium-sized, steep hill, or prepare to walk for about forty minutes from the same train station. Bus tickets are EUR 0.90, the #52 is fairly frequent on weekdays but runs about twice an hour on weekends.

If you're a big, burly man looking for a place to sleep, and you don't mind being kept up late by loud guests and then kicked out of the hostel at 10:30 every day, you won't mind Ostello Torino. Anyone else... think twice.

  • Liked — This hotel is cheap and the rooms are fairly small (no eight-bed dorms, that I saw).
  • Disliked — The lock-out is a relic of hostel days of yore, it lacks a 24-hour reception and the staff and disorganized.
  • Stayed January 2005, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank ComoCarla19
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2007

This is the first time I've used tripadvisor to tell other people about somewhere but i really liked Ostello Torino so here I go...

It's in a great location across the bridge and up the hill from Parco Valentino - you can easily catch a bus from the main train station, Puorto Nuovo.

It's a SUPER clean hostel - unsurprising given that they chuck you out at 10 every morning to clean the place. This isn't a problem, though cus you'll want to be out exploring the city.

The rooms are a decent size and comfortable. The staff are helpful when you need them, but hands-off other than that.

The breakfast wasn't great but the hostel is so cheap you can overlook this.

The price is great - I'd reccommend this place for travellers, families that want to share a whole room, etc.

It has a nice balcony you can sit out on at night and enjoy a glass of wine.

Overall this is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in - it's not fancy but it's super clean and nice and modern.

  • Liked — The price and cleanliness
  • Disliked — The breakfast
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank adelemc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Turin hotels
0.4 mi away
Hotel Cairo
Hotel Cairo
#48 of 128 in Turin
4.0 of 5 bubbles 433 reviews
0.2 mi away
Galimberti
Galimberti
#39 of 128 in Turin
4.0 of 5 bubbles 219 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Astor
Hotel Astor
#64 of 128 in Turin
3.5 of 5 bubbles 171 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
NH Torino Lingotto Congress
2.1 mi away
B&B Hotel Torino
B&B Hotel Torino
#43 of 128 in Turin
4.0 of 5 bubbles 387 reviews
0.1 mi away
Parco Fiera
Parco Fiera
#85 of 128 in Turin
3.5 of 5 bubbles 56 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ostello Torino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ostello Torino

Property: Ostello Torino
Address: corso Giambone 87/34 | Ingresso da Via Giordano Bruno 191, 10134 Turin, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Turin > Turin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Turin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Turin, undergoing rebuilding, is located internally former Olympic Village south bound Lingotto.Within 8 min walking distance from Lingotto railway station, in connection within olympic walkingthrough with Centro Fiere e Congressi; located next to Olympic Stadium Complex and Palaisozaki (20 min on foot).The structure has 99 beds with single and twin rooms as well as rooms equipped with 3,4 and 6 beds, most of them with private restroom. Accomodation caters for single travellers, families and groups. Our rates include breakfast. Check in from 14.30 to 22.30. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Ostello Torino reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing