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Reviews of La Controra Hostel Rome

Hostel | Via Umbria, 7, Rome, Italy 00187

88.8% Overall Rating

334 out of 339 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/04/2015)

Lucía Acosta thinks…

"The staff is really friendly and it is quite good located. The rooms are big and comfortable and the bathrooms are excellent!"

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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 2.25

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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88.8%

Overall Rating

334 out of 339 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'La Controra Hostel Rome'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
89.6%
Value
88.8%
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94.3%
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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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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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Customer review

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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Customer review

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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Customer review

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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Customer review

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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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the intererior and the friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: it was a bit hard to find...

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was really nice, very friendly

Disliked: you have to pay for using the computers!!! Why?

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Michael Gelb

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2011 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: It was great - met great people. Good atmosphere

Disliked: Wish they had better bread in the morning for breakfast

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Pegge Keller

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2011 Pegge would recommend this property

Liked: One of the nicest hostels I have stayed. Staff was exceptional. Really enjoyed my visit

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: La Controra Hostel Rome : Hostel is pretty neat, clean, new and well furnished. Staffs are really helpful, internet, ambient are very nice. Moreover, its quite close to railway station. I stayed here for 5 days and i enjoyed my stay on all days. I do recommend this hostel for all.. Sure.

Disliked: Nothing much to dislike about this hostel. Its in 3rd Floor and the elevator is too small for two people with luggage. But its nothing, 'cause the hostel is too cool...!

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

27 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: My favorite hostel in the city by far! It's SO clean and new!

Disliked: Nothing!

94.3%
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Valentina Sojo

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2011 Valentina would recommend this property

Liked: All the facilities, the nice staff, the breakfast! Everything!

Disliked: The cleaness of the shared bathroom

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German Berno

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2011 German would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -Very clean, maximum four people to a bathroom, very social atmosphere, helpful staff, centrally located, and breakfast available.

Disliked: If you like to go to bed early (before 10:30pm), I would bring earplugs because informal quiet hours don't begin until midnight.

82.9%
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Dustin Hamblen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 April 2011 Dustin would recommend this property

Liked: The property was very clean and located in a safe area. Would reccomend to a traveler looking to stay in quiet atmosphere.

Disliked: The property wasn't a good party atmosphere to meet people due to the small size of the hostel.


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