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Reviews of La Controra Hostel Rome

Hostel | Via Umbria, 7, Rome, Italy 00187

93.6% Overall Rating

331 out of 334 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/03/2015)

wesley brayeer picolin thinks…

"Clean, or better. .. very clean, Amazing staff, close to the station. .. and close to the main atractions of Rome. .. I really enjoyed it. . For sure is the place to stay in Rome. .."

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Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.18

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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93.6%

Overall Rating

331 out of 334 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'La Controra Hostel Rome'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
96.0%
Value
92.0%
Safety
95.2%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, only 5 minutes walk from Trevi fountain, Spanish steps, Pantheon, etc.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean hostel with very gentle management people, always read to assist you! very close to termini station, 10 min walk! 20 min walk to coliseum also! its a small hostel, so its very quiet at night, very nice.

Disliked: the front desk should be more prepared to inform you regarding tourism. they should have some options or at least point some tourism options, like walking tours or bus tour. Not much was told about it, so I had to go to Termini station to find this things out.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities, small and great travelers. I think great trips and great hostels are what you make of it. This hostel is really laidback and quiet. If you want to party, they can tell you where to go. I had great conversations in and fun nights out from the people and recommendations from the hostel. My 4 bed en-suite had plenty of space and plenty of lockers. Room was clean, bathroom was clean, it even had a heater in the bathroom for me to dry my towel. Breakfast was simple but then Italian breakfast is usually simple. Very safe area as its in the area with lots of embassies. I really had a good time here.

Disliked: Got a bit confused on the directions getting to the hostel, so be sure to look it up on googlemaps before you jet in. Not exactly in the hottest spot in town, but that's what I wanted, to be in a quiet and very safe neighborhood.

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

30 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean-Secure-Atmosphere- Staff are really very good.

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was extremely clean and I felt very comfortable there. Location was great for everything- you can pretty much walk to all the major tourist attractions, or if you like the metro is 5mins walk away. Its also on a quiet street with very little noise outside at night.

Disliked: With the exception of one, we didn't find the staff too friendly. They would help if you needed it but they weren't very approachable. The walls are quite thin so you do hear everything from the other rooms (i just took earplugs which were a godsend!!). Breakfast left a lot to be desired. Plus there is no kettle in the kitchen to make your own hot drinks.

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were big and clean. The location of the hostel is convenient and is in a safe and quiet area.

Disliked: The hostel only has 5 rooms so there aren't that many backpackers and the atmosphere is less lively. Only one computer had the internet, which was very slow.

88.6%
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Wael Ghali

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2011 Wael would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and new

Disliked: Breakfast

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Nothing!

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hot chick at the front desk. 5 mins in rome and I already was in love with the women.

Disliked: the directions given to get there are very misleading and unhelpful, all 4 people in my room stated that they had given up on the instructions and just found net cafes to google map it.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff here were all very nice and patient with us. The rooms were big and so were the beds. The communal area was relaxed and included free wi fi, TV and beanbags. Met some cool people from this stay, sincerley recommend this place, you ll feel spoilt for backpackers accomodation.

Disliked: The shower took ages to get some warmth.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is good, especially the kitchen and living room...

Disliked: The air conditioner inside the room is not working properly...

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Almost everything

Disliked: No washing machines and breakfast was poor

82.9%
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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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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

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

94.3%
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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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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.

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Customer review

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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