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Reviews of La Controra Hostel Rome

Hostel | Via Umbria, 7, Rome, Italy 00187

91.0% Overall Rating

305 out of 308 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/03/2014)

"--- Clean rooms, hot shower, good breakfast. Located 10 minutes walk to the train station."

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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 2.76

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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91.0%

Overall Rating

305 out of 308 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'La Controra Hostel Rome'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
94.4%
Value
92.0%
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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%
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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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Customer review

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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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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Customer review

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

94.3%
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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.

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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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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

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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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Anish Noble-Harrison

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2013 Anish would recommend this property

Liked: Myself and my friend had a great stay here. It was clean and I liked the retro decor too. The staff were helpful and friendly and the overall atmosphere was warm. I also loved the old fashioned lift and the shutters we had in our room. Top marks and value for money in the centre of Rome. A must for the budget minded traveller.

Disliked: N/a

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean and modern and located in a good neighbourhood. easy walk from the train station and to and from major sites.

Disliked: No negative experiences while we were there

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff did everything to help me plan my trip in a proper way.. they where really helpful whenever i needed.

Disliked: room can be a bit more clean.

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cherese guille

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2013 cherese would recommend this property

Liked: Bathroom in my room, kitchen to use, tv to watch when hanging out

Disliked: Breakfast was only ok. There was toast and cereal, it would have been nice to have other things like fruit, yogurt and/or hard boiled eggs

85.7%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, decent location, good value for money.

Disliked: Not much atmosphere if you want to meet other travellers.

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Germán Berno

Alone

Business / conference

05 April 2013 Germán would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, very clean and ordered. Very quiet place.

Disliked: Germán left no negative feedback.

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Ion Bica

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

02 April 2013 Ion would recommend this property

Liked: The emplacement.

Disliked: Ion left no negative feedback.

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Tze Choong Charn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2013 Tze Choong would recommend this property

Liked: First and most importantly, excellent service by the lovely reception girls.. they are warm, very helpful and accomodating. People, the right people make a world of difference to one's short stay in a foreign place. Also, the hostel is a very charming place, with character. Huge timber doors, rickety metal grille elevator, black iron spiral staircase, cosy beanbags and more...what's not to love? :)

Disliked: zilch


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