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Reviews of Alessandro Palace Hostel & Bar

Hostel | Via Vicenza 42, Rome, Italy 00185

89.8% Overall Rating

912 out of 1012 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/07/2014)

"The staff was extremely nice, spoke perfect English, and helped with any problems. The facilities were clean, the rooftop bar was fun, and the distance to Termini was perfect."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bar(s)
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.31
  • Towel USD 2.65

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

* Heating & air conditioning are on energy-saving timers. ** In storage room. Provide your own locks or purchase one from the vending machines. *** We are unable to send fax or letters for visa document applications to embassies and/or consulates. Check-in: 3pm. Late arrivals are accepted. You're welcome to leave your luggage with us if you arrive early. Please make sure to inform us of any changes of your arrival time. Don't worry if you've got a late flight coming in our reception is open 24 hours. Credit cards accepted. Towel rental available. Lockout is from 10am to 3pm to facilitate the cleaners. Airport pickup is available upon request. For 1-4 persons with up to four suitcases it's from 57 Euro (in one car). For 5-8 persons with one suitcase per person the price is from 15 Euro per person. The stated price is minimum tariff; the fee varies depending on flight arrival time and airport (Fiumicino / Ciampino). Pick-up must be arranged at least three days prior to arrival as we need to check availability. For more details please inquire by email after booking. Please note that group reservations of more than 8 people are not accepted through the online reservation system. For cases in which this term is not respected, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation/s without any notice. The paid deposit is not refundable. Payment is due upon arrival. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night accommodation. Cancellations or alterations are only accepted by email or fax. Phone cancellations/alterations are not accepted.

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89.8%

Overall Rating

912 out of 1012 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Alessandro Palace Hostel & Bar'

Atmosphere
89.6%
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Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
89.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the bar was pretty fun during happy hour, bar staff were cool!

Disliked: the bunk beds were so horrible!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: This seemed like a place that has slackened off. It claimed to be really clean and at reception I was told the rooms were cleaned twice a day but know for a fact that ours had not seen the cleaner for two days when I queried them. Admittedly a cleaner was sent straight up (after a performance by myself though). The cleaner could use some retraining as the rooms weren't much different afterwards.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Adam Tindale

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2011 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Was clean moastly. Close to the train station.

Disliked: Grumpy woman at breakfast. Shower could do with a good clean

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It elt more like a hotel than a hostel. The rooms and hostel in general were very clean and well maintained.

Disliked: no common room so the opportunity to socialise isnt there. There is a bar, however no one goes in there during the daytime.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked its location near the Roma Termini station, as well as the fact that there was AC in the rooms during the hottest time of the year!

Disliked: N/A

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Bjorn Worpel

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2011 Bjorn would recommend this property

Liked: Good showers and air conditioning!

Disliked: Nothing much...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free Pizza, friendly staff

Disliked: Not much.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: The bathrooms, and breakfast

74.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good bar downstairs, very clean. staff helpful.

Disliked: the lockers had strange locks, small padlocks dont fit them.

77.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: bar and bar tender

Disliked: not much character

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Denis Doherty

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2011

Liked: I liked the beds which were comfortable, and the rooms had plenty of space in them.

Disliked: I disliked that they said the bar offers wi-fi connection when in reality they only give you one hour free - thereafter you have to pay for your wi-fi access.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty good location for the trains

Disliked: the wifi didnt reach our room and you only got 1 HOUR A DAY! The bathroom was also a bit of a wait because there was only the bathroom in your room, so you had no other choice if it was busy....

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast and pizza for dinner

Disliked: Being waken-up by the other roommates

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice spacious rooms, with ensuite. Really helpful staff and nice bar for social events. Pretty clean. Location 10-15 mins from city centre and a 1 minute walk to Roma Termini.

Disliked: Bins needed changing when we first arrived, but it got better!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, included breakfast and friendly staff

Disliked: the shower - kept overflowing but all and all was a good stay, would come here again!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was clean and tidy. And well situated.

Disliked: Couldn't get wifi on my iphone in my room. Had to go downstairs and use computer.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jesus-Gerardo Galaz-Montoya

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2011 Jesus-Gerardo would recommend this property

Liked: It's nice and pretty and very conveniently located, and the breakfast is filling. (It's only a few blocks from the main train station).

Disliked: The elevator was very slow.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Roma Termini so dont have to lug your bags too far, elevator, bar in building, air con in rooms

Disliked: Nowhere to do washing, beds are a little weird (but comfortable enough), no kitchen to cook own food

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff was very friendly and helpful, close to train/subway station

Disliked: the breakfast, coffee machine broke, food not very good

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Emily Clarke

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Andrea Villafañe Egenrieder

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2011

Liked: I haven't enjoyed all the things that the hostel offers, like the free pizza and the internet. But it its a good place to stay.

Disliked: Althought it has a good location because it is close to Termini station, it is not safe to walk there on night because it is dark in front of Termini station if you want to go to another places and it has some homeless people there. It is better to walk in group of 02 people or more, specially if you are a womam.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Tomasz Bugajski

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2011 Tomasz would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the train station and air conditioning for when its still really hot at night

Disliked: Not walking distance to the Vatican if you're on a tight schedule (we found out the hard way), breakfast is absolutely atrocious compared to other hostels we stayed at that offered free breakfast

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Cristina Rodrigues

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2011 Cristina would recommend this property

Liked: Terrace on the roof, really good place to meet people from all over the world

Disliked: To drink at the hostel bar you have to buy non-refundable metal coins. The location is not that central, you have to catch a bus to the city center at the train station wich has a lot of homeless people at night

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Steve Anderton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2011 Steve would recommend this property

Liked: This did exactly what it says on the tin. Great fun place, and our room was pretty good too. The staff were all fantastic, and we met some good people in the downstair bar, which was really cheap! Location was pretty excellent from a transport perspective... the only downside to that was there were no good restaurants in the area, and being foodies we had to trek it quite a bit to find nice places...

Disliked: One genuinely troublesome downside to be aware of - noise carries in this place. Particularly the lower floors nearer the bar... be prepared to sleep with ear-plugs every night... we did and we were on the top floor... The booze in the bar was cheap, but it was kinda limited option/quality wise... but now I'm being picky!


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