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Reviews of Rome City Hostel

Hostel | Viale Ippocrate 91, Rome, Italy 00161

77.7% Overall Rating

202 out of 241 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/06/2014)

Adam Strang thinks…

"It's a no-nonsense, no frills hostel. The beds are basic and the rooms have lockers. The showers are fairly decent and the rooms are all kept really clean. The hostel's got an intimate atmosphere…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.53

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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77.7%

Overall Rating

202 out of 241 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rome City Hostel'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
76.8%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
84.0%
Value
76.8%
Safety
83.2%
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97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very small and close to the train station

Disliked: Kind of expensive, but when in Rome...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Britton Bounds

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2011

Liked: The staff was helpful

Disliked: Not Clean

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

16 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to stay just for one or two night

Disliked: bad location, so far from the center of the city

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jocelyn Bennett

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 May 2011 Jocelyn would recommend this property

Liked: A lovely little hostel. Good breakfast, friendly and very helpful staff. Clean rooms & comfortable beds. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and it's also a good place to meet other travellers who aren't in Rome just to party. Excellent if you're looking for a quiet place to relax & unwind after the hustle and bustle of Rome.

Disliked: The ratio of showers/ toilets to beds made it difficult to have a shower. It is also quite a fair way out of the 'main' part of the city if you're planning to walk (the bus stop is right by the hostel though).

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap. Staff very helpful (but not the friendliest). Breakfast every morning. Easy to get to the metro. Bathrooms in every room.

Disliked: The shower head fell off while I was showering and I stood in a puddle of water the whole time I showered. Staff not very friendly, but they are helpful soo....

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 May 2011

Liked: The location was pretty good. It was an easy walk to the metro station, which allows you to see most of Rome. There was a bus stop right outside the hostel as well. This hostel is located in the university district and so is in a safe neighborhood with lots of young people and cheap food.

Disliked: The bathrooms!!! I cannot emphasize this enough. The bathrooms are coated in black mold. Not only does this make them smell horrible, this is a true health hazard. If you need any persuading to decide not to stay here, look up black mold and its health effects. And the staff did not seem interested in doing anything about it. Scary!

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff is very knowledgable...he knows almost everything about rome. also there is a good ice-cream place closed to the hostel

Disliked: there are only 2 bathrooms and i think it is not very convenient sometimes

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

Rastko Milosevic

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2011 Rastko would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice and helpful staff.

Disliked: Bathrooms were not in a good condition.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2011

Liked: It was close to a metro and bus stop. So we could leave easily

Disliked: The staff was not friendly. The bathroom smelled terrible, we had to sleep with the door closed at all times. The atmosphere was dead. From the minute we got there, everyone that we spoke to was busy changing hostels already.

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

Emma Preece

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 April 2011 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was quite small so was quite nice as there wasnt too many people there and the staff had time for everybody. There was a free computer to use which is always helpful. They did have a kitchen with enough facilities for you to cook with but could have done with some more utensils and pans! whilst we were there the shower broke and it was fixed the same day which was very very helpful!!

Disliked: There was no oven and it lacked utensils. There was quite a bit of mold in the bathroom and the shower was a bit tempremental. Could have maybe done with more than one computer but in fairness that is us being picky!! all in all it was a nice hostel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a very safe location with many young people hanging around. Bus stop rihgt outside.10 minutes walking for the metro!! Safe and quite hostel.

Disliked: much of humidity in the bathroom. poor breakfast.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good things about this hostel: working internet, good location (a metro or bus ride away from major sites but a really nice and safe neighborhood), sturdy lockers available for use

Disliked: I am not usually someone who desperately wants a hostel with "character" or a good place to meet people and hang out. But the atmosphere of the hostel was so bad in terms of meeting people that I actually noticed and disliked that aspect of being there. The common area/kitchen is very small, which makes sitting around difficult. There were lots of people who seemed to be staying in the hostel for long periods of time, which wouldn't normally bother me, except they did not seem very interested in being friendly. Also, those people were constantly moving between different rooms, depending on where the hostel staff had booked them for that night. It made for a very strange atmosphere. Also, the breakfast was not particularly good. I'm not expecting a wonderful breakfast for free, but having had basically the same set of breakfast options at other places, I think that this hostel could do better if they put a bit more effort into it.

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

Pedro Ventura

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2011 Pedro would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, small and cheap

Disliked: Sometimes there was a lack of toilets.

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

Piotr Kruczek

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2011 Piotr would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bathrooms, two of bathrooms per room

Disliked: No curfew, blanket was very thin and even with the heating on it was cold at night (end of February in Rome, I presume, is colder than summer but they should have something warmer for winter days).

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Keith Jabinsky

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 February 2011 Keith would recommend this property

Liked: People are nice and helpful

Disliked: One computer that no one liked to get off of. Two shared bathrooms for everyone

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Simple but clean. All rooms are on the ground floor which makes everything much easier. Free wi-fi everywhere and good breakfast all inclusive.

Disliked: Maybe it was bad luck, but sometimes the staff seemed a bit off-hand.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and friendly staff. Rooms are quite clean.

Disliked: There is only one socket in the room, but everyone needs to charge their camera and cell phone. You will have to pay another 2 euro for each person per night as a new tax of Italy...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had a nice common room area.

Disliked: The bathrooms smelt like pee, as well there were no locks on the doors.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: CLEAN, NICE PEOPLE

Disliked: ....

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient to get around.

Disliked: Not quite friendly staff.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hour reception, staff was helpful and easygoing

Disliked: vending machine didn't work properly, there was not much idea of security - staff said that they are there 24 hours so all the doors were always unlocked and no keys were issued. I had no problems, but I felt like no one cared if anything bad happened.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2010

Liked: reasonably clean

Disliked: Bedbugs!!!

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

Carly Etheridge

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2010 Carly would recommend this property

Liked: quiet so able to sleep. Cereal and toast for breakfast. Good value for Rome

Disliked: A little too far away from Termini. 20 min walk. I am yet to find the 310 bus stop after 3 nights.

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

Lorraine Dawes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2010 Lorraine would recommend this property

Liked: I really dont understnd why everyone gave this hostel such bad comments and reviews. It was a really decent hostel. The staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, there was free internet and a guest kitchen to cook your own food. This place deserves a better rating. Trust me i have stayed at alot of hostels and this is way better than alot of them.

Disliked: Not much. It would be cool if they had laundry services but there is a laundromat close by

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

Callum McLean

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 November 2010 Callum would recommend this property

Liked: Staff certainly helpful if not wholly convincingly friendly. Rooms fine, breakfast adequate, nearish the metro.

Disliked: Atmosphere a bit stale, could have had more communal areas. Also wasn't allowed to bring a friend into the hostel just for drinks which was probably fair enough but I'm sure other hostels would have allowed this.


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