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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
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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
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean hostel, amazing location and really friendly staff, a little bit expensive but its location was amazing for Rome

Disliked: Cold Showers!!! Although this didn't matter so much because of the heat but you never knew if you were going to have the opportunity to have a hot shower out of 6 showers only 2 hot.

94.3%
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Katie Webb

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2011 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly clean hostel, the best one I have stayed in! Staff were incredibly helpful and the hostel had a great atmosphere, would recommend to any travellers. Great location for termini station

Disliked: Location was a bit far out for the evening.

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Nathan Miller

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2011 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: I liked staying at La Controra because there was a beautiful, intelligent and charming young lady named Wiwa at the reception desk. She was helpful to everyone and very friendly to the guests.

Disliked: Nothing.

91.4%
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Lauren Webb

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2011 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: Was really small and had a good vipe about it. Didn't need to worry about guests being noisy etc as it was such a small place. I liked the fact that it was on the 3rd level as u couldn't really tell it was a backpackers so felt very secure. Very clean, and helpful staff.

Disliked: Shower was very average and the wireless was down when I was there, maybe u could offer computer time free when this happens?

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything!! it is fantastic hostel!! good location, good bathroom, good bed! people in the hostel are very very very ~~~~ kind i love rome, and i was happy in rome becuz of the hostel! especially location is very very good,

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
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Ai Lung Yang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2011 Ai Lung would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was super helpful and friendly. There's a common area with comfy bean bags for travelers to just chill, read and hang out which i love. FREE wifi! comfy bed, great vibe, love every minute of staying here. Highly recommended :)

Disliked: Nothing, everything was great!!

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great, clean hostel, the staff were helpful. Close to the Termini train station and also the sites. A little on the quiet side, but still good.

Disliked: The room door has no doorknob, must use a key to lock/unlock and open the door, so don't forget your key! Minor issue though

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness Breakfast provided Good bathrooms

Disliked: Very small so was booked out and couldn't book for more nights!

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very central, friendly and nice.

Disliked: the ac did not work in the dorms.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and the facilities are clean and comfortable. It is conveniently located within walking distance of dining, sight seeing and entertainment.

Disliked: They advertise air-conditioning but neglect to say that the air is only in the common areas and not in the rooms. Fortunately the nights were cool so opening the windows helped keep it comfortable.

94.3%
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Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place! Super clean and fresh. Nice and quiet. Totally recommend it!!!

Disliked: None

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, very close to the train station, good breakfast included, very helpful staff

Disliked: on the 3rd floor

91.4%
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Louisa Hardwick

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2011 Louisa would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was a bit lacklustre but it was in close range to most places which was perfect! Meeting people was fun and it felt more like a living room than an actual hostel lounge. It's also quite easy to find as the taxi drivers know it quite well.

Disliked: The seperation of the private rooms from the hostel itself.

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Lauren Thompson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2011 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, friendly and helpful staff. Kitchen was well equipped with a supermarket nearby. Would recommend staying here If you are coming to Rome. However, personally I would skip Rome or only come for day to see the highlights. It is a dirty city with too many people, poor air quality and it smells. Take your pick but Florence is much nicer.

Disliked: nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very friendly, easy to meet new people.

Disliked: nothing

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Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this hostle is very clean and comfortable..I love it

Disliked: noghitng

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were really helpful and good at speaking English. There was a very clean and modern common room which was nice to sit and meet people. Bathroom was nice. Good kitchen facilities and breakfast was available. It had the professionalism of a hotel with the youthful atmosphere of a hostel. Highly recommended!

Disliked: Nothing

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Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is friendly, rooms are nice, bathrooms are clean, location is perfect. Kitchen and living room are nice and make it easy to meet other travellers.

Disliked: Maybe a bit hard to find, but that's not really a problem.

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John Yunits

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 June 2011 John would recommend this property

Liked: Really cool modern design, comfortable, solid breakfast, great wifi, awesome staff!!, cool people, easy location.

Disliked: nothing.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean Amazing atmosphere Kitchen is fully stocked so you can cook anything Staff is very helpful The bathrooms are in the rooms so you do not have to walk outside your room Beds are extremely comfortable Great place to meet people and share stories/tips Elevator access for those who need it Community atmosphere Great common area Good breakfast Located right next to the American Embassy, so the secret service were everywhere Located right next to grocery store

Disliked: No bath mat Mosquitos will eat you alive 6 person room only has 5 lockers

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Philip Besancon

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2011 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful, accomodating staff. Very nice and pretty clean as far as hostels go. Decent breakfast. Would go back!

Disliked: Nothing really to dislike... However, a mirror, at table or bench, and a towl or coat rack would have made things a little more convenient.

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Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked everything in this hostel.

Disliked: nothing.

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Barry Appleby

Alone

Business / conference

25 May 2011 Barry would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is clean and comforable with a very high standard at a most reasonable price by Rome standards. Staff engage personally with the guests and go out of their way to provide help with getting around Rome, finding restaurants etc. They are all an absolute treasure. This is the best hostel that I have ever stayed in. They create a wonderful atmosphere in which everyone feels and home and all the guests I meet were friendly and open and I had many interesting conversations with people from many different countries..

Disliked: Nothing at all

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good location, good facilities, free breakfast.

Disliked: Have to pay for use of laptop.

94.3%
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Alone

City break

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel indeed. Modern, clean and with a great kitchen. Comfy beds. Stayed in a 4-bed female ensuite which was lovely. The ensuite shower was really powerful. That was great. I met some really nice people there too. The staff were cheerful and helpful. Breakfast provided was basic but good enough. Rooms nice and big. Big lockers to hold all your stuff wich was just great. Bring your own lock. Free wifi was excellent - it worked no problem. A hostel suitable for everyone, especially people travelling alone and who are perhaps not into party, party, party all night, every night.

Disliked: I brought my laptop so I had access to free wifi. However, for those who haven't brought their own laptop, they have to pay to use the intenet in the hostel. The intenet really needs to be free, you guys!! Even in Cambodia I had free internet in the hostels there. You should always provide internet for free. Seriously. Also, the TV seemed to have only one channel available when I was there. Might be nice to have some variety. Overall though, a great hostel - recommended.


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