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Reviews of Alessandro Palace Hostel & Bar

Hostel | Via Vicenza 42, Rome, Italy 00185

87.4% Overall Rating

927 out of 1030 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/03/2015)

"palace is the best! bar inside the hostel is nice way to meet the other travelers. great staff and the location just few blocks from the train station"

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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 4.35
  • Towel USD 2.18

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. Please note: We do not accept group bookings for Easter.

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87.4%

Overall Rating

927 out of 1030 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Alessandro Palace Hostel & Bar'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
86.4%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Isa Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2012

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Overflowing toilets, cramped dorms, staff not very helpful. Bar is horrible and not a good place to meet other travellers.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Reema Vazirani

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2012 Reema would recommend this property

Liked: Located very close to the Termini station, this is a lovely hostel to stay in. Even if you are travelling alone, the Hostel offers an opportunity for you to interact with others at the bar. The staff at Alessandro too is very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are comfy and provide you with a cosy duvet during the winter period. The option of leaving the luggage in the cloak room for as long as you want, without having to pay any extra money is surely a bonus.

Disliked: Nothing at all...

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

Christine Armstrong

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 February 2012 Christine would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel is well located close to the main station in Rome and is surrounded by a good selection of restaurants, The room and bathroom were clean. There was a filled soap dispenser and a hairdryer in the bathroom. The shower was hot and powerful The buffet breakfast was only 3E and you could eat as much bread/coffee/cereal/juice as you wanted.

Disliked: The 4 bed dorm was mixed gender which was a surprise. The mattress was hard and the top bunk had rails or anything to keep things falling off onto people below. Not every quilt had a cover that could be laundered. There was only one central dim light so you need a torch for a reading light There was very little storage space in our room and there were few places to hang clothing when it was not locked up in your case or locker. The lockers need a biggish padlock to fit through the catch and it was fiddly and noisy to operate. Our room was above the bar which seemed popular for the Roman Bar Crawl in which the hostel participates. Music and the sounds of people enjoying themselves into the small hours made it difficult to sleep. Out of 4 nights I was woken by (different) people returning to my room at 4am on one night and 3am on another. One day when we depended on breakfast being available (we were running in the half marathon) the guy must have slept in.....

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Some of the guests were very noisy.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yeung Chang

With a large group / tour

Work / volunteering

07 February 2012 Yeung would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: no breakfast included

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: we stayed in a 6 bedroom dorm which was a good size and a nice ensuite bathroom. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was acceptable.

Disliked: the wifi didn't work in the rooms, the computers in the internet room was slow and not in perfect condition.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is amazing, but I've had problems with people from my room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very fun place to stay. Usually always somebody in the bar. Very close to the train station, good restaurants close by. Very friendly staff. Free pizza some nights. 1 hour free internet each day. 3 euro breakfast- cheese ham tinned fruit bread cereal drinks

Disliked: My only complaint was that my bathroom didnt have a window so it was very smelly!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had lockers in the rooms you could lock (had to bring your own lock though) and had a bar downstairs slash is 5 minutes from the train station.

Disliked: It's loud if you're trying to sleep and the bed sheets are kinda sketchy/beds are small bunk beds.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff with helpful knowledge about the city who were able to prevent us wasting time acting like confused tourists.

Disliked: Left luggage store not secured

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Natalie Swan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2011 Natalie would recommend this property

Liked: It was great to have the bar in the same building!

Disliked: The bathrooms weren't very clean and the lifts hardly ever worked

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good vibe with bar downstairs but drinks were not the best and free pizza on offer was very limited. Get there early if you plan to have this for dinner. Our bathroom was very dirty when we first checked in and only one bed was cleaned but after a quick word with the staff they immediately came and fixed it.

Disliked: Luggage room was not overly secure but you can store for free.

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

Sean Wood

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2011 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Pleasant rooms with air conditioning! On my second night, the 6 bed dorm had 2 bathrooms, which were both nice. This dorm also had individual reading lights for each bed. The owner was friendly and polite. Open 24 hours a day. Great location near the central train station. A glass lift made it easy for getting luggage up to higher floors.

Disliked: The bar constantly had MTV or some other rubbish music channel on - it was like a low-grade students union. Some people might like that, but personally I wasn't so keen on shouting over 90s pop hits (and trying to ignore the big flatscreen TV on the back wall) when trying to get to know fellow travellers. And, I was especially not keen on this when trying to have breakfast! MTV, loud, at breakfast? Also, there were plastic throw-away cups and cutlery with the breakfast... why?? Not good environmental credentials.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

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

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
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....


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