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Reviews of La Controra Hostel Rome

Hostel | Via Umbria, 7, Rome, Italy 00187

92.5% Overall Rating

320 out of 323 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 2.69

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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92.5%

Overall Rating

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

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
97.6%
Value
92.8%
Safety
93.6%
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88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Matthew Lindquist

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2012 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: clean comfortable rooms. nice staff. kitchen and common room always have people to talk to.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Elisa O'Donovan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 November 2012 Elisa would recommend this property

Liked: Excellt location and very safe area for solo travellers. Very modern decor and clean.

Disliked: Elisa left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Michelli Casaccia

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 November 2012 Michelli would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is small, quiet, clean, and staffs are very friendly. I really recommend it! It has everything you need in a big city as Rome. It`s near the Termini Station (like 7 blocks), it`s clean, they offer you maps of the city and tell you some tips like where and how to go. The breakfast is good, the have juice, milk, coffee, bread, honey, butter, and the best one: nutella!

Disliked: Michelli left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, it´s central in a cool and safe neibourhood, with a lot of highligths nearby, cleanliness, good breakfast and the friendly staff

Disliked: Nothing to say about it!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were outstanding!

Disliked: a bit expensive, but i guess that is Rome...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

30 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place close to the station and city center, very convenient. It's almost like an appartment and you feel at home.

Disliked: please wash the comforters sometimes, not only the bed linen

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bedroom, bed and bathroom. The lounge and the kitchen is a bit small, if there is too many people at same time.

Disliked: One staff member who look likes she is doing a favor to you, barely help you with the services, all the time with her angry face.

100.0%
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Samuel Mitchell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 October 2012 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Aside from the constant availability of staff, the easy free breakfast, free wifi and lockers, the place is just value for money and womderful all around!

Disliked: Not a single thing.

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

Carina Sole

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2012 Carina would recommend this property

Liked: The room was very very tidy and clean. I also liked that it was very modern furnished. Also the common room was comfortable and the staff was very polite and able to speak italian, english and also spanish.

Disliked: The breakfast ist typical italian and therefor not abundant. But i think it is nicer an more authentic to have your "prima colazione" in a small bar anyway.

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

Gemma Liddelow

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 October 2012 Gemma would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and recently renovated. Good location. Friendly staff.

Disliked: No wifi in room.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very quiet area but also within walking distance from all the sights. Slightly tricky to find based on the directions provided but actually was very near the station where the coach took us from the airport.

Disliked: Didn't have curtains in our room which would have been good as our room overlooked the street.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Liked location and cleanliness. Bathroom are hotel-like (really good).Facilities are new, but looks more like an appartment rather than a hostel.

Disliked: No wifi in room area. Lounge area needs more places to have a sit. Breakfast is not very well served (just a bag with bread, nutella, milk, jam, butter and cereals), but still fine.

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

Roque Agustín Romano

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2012 Roque Agustín would recommend this property

Liked: Excelent location, excelent facilities and services and excelent staff.

Disliked: Roque Agustín left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is in a brilliant location, about a 10 minute walk from Roma Termi station. The rooms were spacious and clean, and the staff were helpful.

Disliked: Unfortunately there was an error in my booking, however the staff were very helpful in dealing with the issue, and even gave me a discount as i had initially booked a 3 bed room, and due to the mix up, was in a 6 bed dorm. Some other negatives (and these are relatively minor) is that the street the hostel is located on felt a bit unsafe at night and internet was only available on the main floor. Otherwise, great hostel.

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

Rogério Trevisan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 September 2012 Rogério would recommend this property

Liked: Very well located, excelent dorms and very good staff

Disliked: Dont have laundry

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

Sona Weissova

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2012 Sona would recommend this property

Liked: Very kind,nice and helpful stuff. The great living room - with the big bags for sitting, television and good place to relax. Good bed, air condition in room,good bathroom, I had plugs for charging behind my head.

Disliked: It is a little far from city centre, but close to Termini station.

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

Ramón López Escaríz

Alone

City break

10 September 2012 Ramón would recommend this property

Liked: buen sitio, limpio y bien situado

Disliked: estuvo bien en general

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I absolutlely loved this hostel. Excellent location really friendly staff, nice laid back atmosphere and met some wonderful people. Compared to some of the horror stories I have heard about hostels in Rome i was not expecting much, but this place was truly amazing. Helped made my stay in Rome unforgettable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Mayra Barbosa

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2012 Mayra would recommend this property

Liked: It is the most confartable hostel I've ever stayed! The location is great!

Disliked: Mayra left no negative feedback.

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

Gabriela de la Paz Gomez Romo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2012 Gabriela de la Paz would recommend this property

Liked: It is really new so the facilities are very nice, there is a communal kitchen fully equipped, so you can actually make your meals, also there is really good air conditioning everywhere.

Disliked: If you get to be in the 3rd floor is fine for wifi, but is only in the communal area, I got to be in the 1st floor and there was no wifi, also the cleaning guy is so RUDE! He always kicked everyone out because he needed to "clean" with was not that great of a job since all the bathrooms smelled like urine, and then he hangs around all day and keeps staring at you if you are on his way, it was really annoying.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, friendly and helpful staff, nice common room. Overall a great place to stay.

Disliked: The wifi is only in the common room.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The common room was nice and the rooms felt clean and airy.

Disliked: The corridor smelled of cheese.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Hostel, great atmosphere, very clean rooms and bathroom, good breakfast, great staff. The dear staff Wiwa was very helpful with us every day. We recommend and intend to return as soon as possible.

Disliked: None.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was very good. The price was very good. The room was clean, quiet and everything was working. There is a bathroom per room, not a shared bathroom. The staff was friendly and helpful. The internet access was free and a computer was available for guests to use.

Disliked: The breakfast was not very good. There was no coffee (instant coffee does not count as coffee and there was no coffee maker either). The milk was bad. All we could eat was some dry cereal and some thin toast with jam.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, good location

Disliked: The front door did not lock


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