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Reviews of Hostel Des Artistes

Hostel | Via Villafranca 20, Rome, Italy 00185

83.8% Overall Rating

220 out of 251 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/01/2015)

Ali Emre Soylucicek thinks…

"There were no bunkbeds, so it was much more better than any hostel. I stayed in 4 person mixed room and in the room there were sink, big flat screen and a free wine! There are cases under the bed but…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 10.12
  • Towel USD 4.43

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Payment policy: Payment is due upon arrival in CASH. LOCAL CITY TAX For all guest bookings with the period of stay from 1st January 2011 onwards, a local tax of 3,- Euro per person per day must be paid. This is an additional charge and is not included in the room rate. You have to pay it directly in the hostel in cash only. CANCELLATION POLICY: You should give us 3 full days notice of your cancellation prior to your arrival by email or fax. Failing to do so will result in a one-night charge on your card. We don't accept phone cancellations. So if you have a booking starting 25 june this means you can cancel your reservation until 21 june midnight Italy time. Dorm beds : Limit of age is 36 years old. If you have booked for more than 1 person please note that although we will try our best to keep you all together in one room we cannot guarantee it. If staying together is essential then we suggest you book a private room. Preauthorization on card as a guarantee : Kindly note that the credit card required at the time of booking is as a guarantee only and a few days before due arrival we will run a small verification that funds are sufficient, and this for the amount of the first night. This is not a payment, however the sum will be as a result frozen and therefore will be unavailable for the next few weeks. On your bank statement it may show as a pending payment whereas in fact it is only a preauthorization which expires automatically, and money then reverts to your account.

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83.8%

Overall Rating

220 out of 251 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Des Artistes'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
88.8%
Value
87.2%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
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Michelle Roberto

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 October 2010 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and the dorm room was spacious.

Disliked: No real common room or hostel atmosphere, no free wifi.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: loved it, it has all the atmosphere, cleanliness and customer service of the hotel it also is, but with the price of a hostel. the rooms were great, quite simple but the beds were really really comfy & they had great sheets and blankets. staff were lovely, and super friendly, welcoming at reception when i came back after midnight. great! sriously recommend it!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Kyra Edgington

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 August 2010 Kyra would recommend this property

Liked: Location by train station

Disliked: openness of the dorms

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

08 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great. It was in walking distance to the Roma Termini and lots of buses were going there from all parts of the city.

Disliked: some of the staff were not friendly.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was in Rome

Disliked: you had to pay 10 Euro for internet if you wanted wifi connection for the time i was staying there. Location was o.k. It wasn't very easy to meet other travelers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooftop terrace was lovely with shade umbrellas to escape the sun. The wi-fi worked on all levels including the rooftop, you had to pay 1 Euro per hour. The reception staff were very helpful.

Disliked: The lockers were not included with the room/bed. There was one small fridge but no proper kitchen to cook anything.

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

Customer review

23 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and safe very helpfull staff recomended

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

marjorie bain

19 June 2010 marjorie would recommend this property

Liked: this hostel had everything you needed. Staff were great. There was lots of info and tours a/v. Great place if you want to meet other people and very central to everything. Easy acess to the train. I would stay again

Disliked: marjorie left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Sarah King

18 June 2010 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: It is a hostel in a hotel so its kinda odd. The hostel area was nice but very basic and not meant to be a hang out and socialize. There was no kitchen which was disapointing but we managed. It is near the Terminal station so that is nice to get around but not much else other then restraunts. If you are there to meet people and have fun go on the spanish steps pub crawl. That made the trip. If your looking for a clean bed and a coach to rest and watch a movie at the end of the night this is your place.

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

27 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked this hostel. The staff were friendly. It was clean. The only thing is that there is a cafe/club on the same street as the hostel and the music keeping blaring late into the night, making it difficult to sleep. But overall a good experience.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Alfredo Brant

11 May 2010

Liked: Security Location

Disliked: Alfredo left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

07 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: What you pay is what you get. Basic, but all you need.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

05 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Decent facilities but there are cheaper options nearby

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

28 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were nice and very clean and it was in a great location. Staff were also very helpful and friendly. I would strongly recommend this hostel to anyone travelling in Rome.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

11 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has average standards for a hostel like clean rooms and toilets, close to center station but it is expensive .

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money, the room was in great shape and very clean. We got upgraded to a room with three beds and it had a sink in our room, two bathrooms right down the hall. The only bad thing was that lockers were available only with the renting of locks but we just left our luggage in our room. Location was also pretty good, only a few minutes walk from Termini station and very easy find.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

05 April 2010

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

christopher tandy

02 April 2010 christopher would recommend this property

Liked: really clean place as its a hotel as well. had a good time meeting others here.

Disliked: christopher left no negative feedback.

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

Magdalena Mazur

31 March 2010 Magdalena would recommend this property

Liked: Place was very clean!!! bathrooms, rooms were clean regularly. Staff were very nice and helpful, I was one one of this people who kept locking key inside the room or stuff in the bathroom, and all those problems were sorted straight away even at 1 am! everyone speak English well. I was nicely surprised with security at this hostel, compering to hostel were I stayed before. Its not a place where you can party all night but place where you can relax, recharge batteries for next day. Enjoy!

Disliked: Magdalena left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

22 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is the number one reason why we decided to stay at this hostel. The rooms are VERY basic, just a bed, ceiling fan, and outlets. This hostel is great for a number of reasons such as the wonderful staff, dvd rentals, affordable wi-fi access (cheaper than anywhere near by). I would definitely recommend this place to anyone heading to Rome.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Matthew Guzman

15 March 2010 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Interesting blend of hotel and hostel. Not the normal backpackers dorm, but it was a nice change from bunkbeds. Good overall value and fairly close to the main terminal train station.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 March 2010

Liked: The only thing that I liked about this hostel was the location. The directions were very clear and it was extremely close to Termini train station. Other than that, it was average. Not so clean and the pictures do not show its real look.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

25 February 2010

Liked: the hostel is very noisy. The staffs are not friendly

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Chelsea Nelson

24 February 2010 Chelsea would recommend this property

Liked: It was a nice hostel and very charming.

Disliked: Chelsea left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Guilherme Di Giacomo

17 February 2010

Liked: Staff not so nice, bathrooms in our floor were not enough for the number of guests, had to wait more than half an hour to take a shower in the morning, bathrooms not that clean.

Disliked: Guilherme left no negative feedback.


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