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Reviews of La Controra Hostel Rome

Hostel | Via Umbria, 7, Rome, Italy 00187

88.5% Overall Rating

323 out of 327 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/06/2014)

Aisling Rowe thinks…

"Staff were extremely helpful. Nice, clean and great location for walking to tourist spots."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.57

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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88.5%

Overall Rating

323 out of 327 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'La Controra Hostel Rome'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
92.8%
Value
86.4%
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90.4%
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Tsz Hei Chan

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

08 October 2013 Tsz Hei would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, clean rooms, good location

Disliked: Wifi is not very strong in my room

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed in a 3 bed mixed dorm and thought this hostel was fantastic. Spacious rooms, very clean (rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and common area).

Disliked: The only thing I didn't like was the pillows - they are horrible! Lumpy and flat. I gave feedback to the lady at reception and she said that is the first time anyone has commented negatively on them. Come on peeps, if you think they're dodgy also, let them know!

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

21 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: La Controra was a great base for our city break in Rome, it was welcoming and clean and tidy. As a 30+ couple we didn't feel to old as we had private room and was it was quiet. If your looking for a party place this probably wouldn't suit. Breakfast was dead on, cereal, toast, tea coffee or juice, could do with updating toasters as very easy to burn your bread. Wifi worked good too

Disliked: Could do with table and chairs in room

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Lauren LoVullo

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 August 2013 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms and great common space to meet other fellow travelers. Close to the train station too.

Disliked: There are no sign for it, and its in a building with other businesses. Took us a bit to find it, but when we did, the place was great!

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was roomy and comfortable, and the staff was cordial and easy to work with

Disliked: This hostel lacked the social atmosphere that most hostels have, and it was a little far from the metro but nothing unreasonable

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Siddhu Warrier

Alone

City break

21 July 2013 Siddhu would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, much cleaner than most hostels I've stayed in. But what really sets La Controra apart from pretty much anywhere else I've stayed in for either work or pleasure is the staff — they went out of their way to help one out. A case in point is how they helped the Israeli guy who'd decided to turn up in Rome at the last minute without booking any accommodation by allowing him to sit down in the common room and look for accommodation.

Disliked: Siddhu left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good position in the city, very nice staff, well decorated

Disliked: because it is not that big, it is not possible to have large events like parties and such

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Location of the Hostel is good. 10 mins away from Termini station an 4 mins away from Republica Station by walking. The personal was kind and very helpful and most importantly the room and bathroom is clean. nothing to complain about

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels we've stayed in. Always clean and rooms are secure. Air conditioning was greatly appreciated this summer! Made our stay in Rome wonderful :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2013

Liked: It was really really clean and modern, really good wifi.

Disliked: Its up a really creep flight of stairs and the power went out, so it was pitch black. They said it was because of a thunderstorm but its thundered every day I've been in Rome and it was really scary with no lights.

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MICHAELA NOULA

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2013 MICHAELA would recommend this property

Liked: Really great,central location. Friendly and helpful staff. Well-maintained and clean rooms.

Disliked: The only negative thing it would be the poor breakfast.But even with that,staying at la Controra Hostel Rome was really value for money.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: El hostal está muy bien ubicado, a menos de cinco minutos de la estación de metro Barberini. El staff fue muy amable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Atmosphere suitable for meeting other travelers. Good breakfast, water and wifi. Helpful staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a solid hostel, near the train station, with very friendly staff. Very clean.

Disliked: The hostel is spread out over two separate floors of an apartment building, which isn't ideal. And it is definitely still a work in progress --- the kitchen and dining space downstairs weren't yet up and running during my stay. Possibly because of this, the hostel isn't all that social. If you're traveling alone, it isn't necessarily the greatest place to meet new people. Lastly, there are much nicer neighborhoods to stay in, away from the train station. It would have been nice to stay closer to the city center.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good location. Small hostel, yet still a lively atmosphere. Met a couple of other people traveling alone there, and the other people staying there with friends were open as well.

Disliked: Can't think of anything I didn't like.

94.3%
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Ricardo Molina

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2013 Ricardo would recommend this property

Liked: The building seems to be a little old but very well maintained.

Disliked: The elevator was very old.

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Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly and helpful. Marva speaks French and gave good tips on where to eat. There are rooms on the 3rd floor where the reception is and on the first floor. The room I stayed in was a 4 bed room on the first floor. It was quiet. Lockers are large, which is great. The common area on the third floor has a kitchen where you can enjoy free basic breakfast in the morning. It is easy to meet and discuss with other travellers. Rooms, bathrooms and common areas are clean. Location wise it is located in a quiet street, and you can walk from the train station and to most sites.

Disliked: (Free) WIFI spotty on the first floor. But ok on the third floor.

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MURAT GENCER

With friends / other travellers

City break

20 May 2013 MURAT would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, nice location, friendly staff

Disliked: nothing

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Anna Kukarkina

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2013 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, nice. Excellent breakfasts!

Disliked: -

91.4%
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KAREN SANCHEZ ROJAS

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2013 KAREN would recommend this property

Liked: Big lockers to put your suitcase in

Disliked: One of the girls from the staff isn't kind and she's not flexible at all

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TURAN KARADENIZ

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2013 TURAN would recommend this property

Liked: it is very close to all places

Disliked: TURAN left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very clean, and the rooms are extremely spacious for hostel rooms. It is quiet and tranquil. The kitchen was always very nice and clean.

Disliked: If you are looking for a very lively hostel where you can make friends and meet a lot of other people, this isn't the hostel for you (but if you want something quiet it is good). The free breakfast is very basic. The hostel is a little tricky to find (there are no signs outside the door indicating the hostel's location), but once you have found it the location is not bad.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff is nice and facilities are perfect

Disliked: no

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had a great experience staying here! The hostel was very clean, the rooms were spacious and the staff were very welcoming. The common room was great and made it easy to meet other travellers and make friends :) There are lockers in your room which is really handy. Location is great - it's within walking distance to all the main attractions (trevi fountain etc) it's also an easy walk from termini station. I have been recommending this place to all my friends who are planning to travel to Rome.

Disliked: Breakfast is pretty basic but you cant really complain!

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surjit gupta

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2013 surjit would recommend this property

Liked: the friendly nature of staff and its really clean as well as its near to san marco"s square...and was worth staying there..

Disliked: a printer machine was not available .....but which i feel should be htere with charges applicable


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