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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%
Safety
92.8%
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francisco curiel

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2014 francisco would recommend this property

Liked: It is well located and comfortable

Disliked: The bathroom stink s ¡o badly; we had to keep the door close all the time; there was something wrong with the toliete installation or something like that

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: --- A bit noisy at night when people gather in the kitchen.

94.3%
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Eng Keat Hng

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2014 Eng Keat would recommend this property

Liked: Plentiful breakfast. clean and tidy.

Disliked: The mattress was a bit dirty and sheets had a few holes.

94.3%
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Claire Unruh

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 March 2014 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely friendly and polite staff. Such a CLEAN and warm hostel. Very comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Claire left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and location

Disliked: No individual lights

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VALMIR ALMAGRO

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2014 VALMIR would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people working there (Marwa and Dasha are awesome!). Clean rooms and excellent environment. Very close to the Termini. I want to come back there one day! It was the best hostel I've stayed in Italy!

Disliked: Everything was perfect!

91.4%
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GILBERT BRIONES

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2014 GILBERT would recommend this property

Liked: close to Termini station, attractions

Disliked: not much atmosphere

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The perfect hostel in terms of : Clean, safe, good location, helpfull staff, etc.

Disliked: Only two things that were not so good. - you have to pay an additional 2 euro per person per night which is rome tourist city tax I believe this is true (amsterdam where I lived has something similar) but it wasn't communicated that it was not included in the price wich i didn't found proper... - also, there is for the entire hostel (4 rooms for 3 persons so 12 visitors) only one bathroom (toilet and schower), which is okay if they are seperated, but now you couldn't go to the toilet when someone was using the shower :s. The rest of the hostel was nice, clean, friendly, we got good advice, etc. Thus besides the two downers it was the perfect place to stay.

The property's response is...

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rachel fisk

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2014 rachel would recommend this property

Liked: It was really well located a short walk from the main station, near a tube station and walking distance to all the main attractions. The hostel was very clean throughout. We had a four bed dorm that was spacious and clean with its own bathroom (really nice hot showers). The main office and bigger dorms were two floors up so kept private but still accessible. we enjoyed free internet and watched a movie in the evening. All up a very good hostel with a well deserved reputation.

Disliked: Honestly if I was really looking for something I would say the pillows. They were rather lumpy and thin and they could do with getting some new ones. Also a larger sign at the door of the hostel as we did walk past it the first time. Basically if you are coming from termini and hit the back of the american embassy (big gated building) you have gone too far. It's really easy once you know where it is.

82.9%
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rodrigo puffe

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2013 rodrigo would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and comfortable, almost like a hotel. The have cleaning stuff everyday, something that you don't see much in hostels.

Disliked: No real atmosphere, specially if you're travelling be yourself; the common area was pretty small. f you feel like partying or meeting people this is not your hostel. They had no activities for travellers, like in other hostels that I've stayed.

88.6%
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Lachlan Payne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 November 2013 Lachlan would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, awesome staff and a nice and quiet place to relax. Would absolutely stay there again.

Disliked: Lachlan left no negative feedback.

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Thiago da Cruz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 November 2013 Thiago would recommend this property

Liked: Man, The best hostel ever! it's near from every spot in rome, it's in a gorgeous building, the staff are awesome. I really liked it.

Disliked: Thiago left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is rather good. Within walking distance to most of the attractions. 5-10 mins walk to metro station. Rooms are clean. Friendly staff able to speak fluent English. There are some good restaurants and Gelateria nearby. Must try 'Gelateria Come il Latte' if ur staying here! Its the best gelato I've had in Rome.

Disliked: No wifi in my room.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, great location, clean.

Disliked: Wifi not very stable in common area and rooms not along the main corridors.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, felt very safe and the staff were extremely helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Brendon McDougall

With my spouse / partner

City break

29 October 2013 Brendon would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, cupboards in room to lock bags in, large room, within walking distance of Rome Termini Station.

Disliked: Small lift up to hostel, wifi did not work in room.

97.1%
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Ezgi Çiçek

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 October 2013 Ezgi would recommend this property

Liked: staff was great, they were friendly and welcoming. while staying there 10 days, I met great people and enjoyed the stay

Disliked: no

94.3%
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Tsz Hei Chan

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

08 October 2013 Tsz Hei would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, clean rooms, good location

Disliked: Wifi is not very strong in my room

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed in a 3 bed mixed dorm and thought this hostel was fantastic. Spacious rooms, very clean (rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and common area).

Disliked: The only thing I didn't like was the pillows - they are horrible! Lumpy and flat. I gave feedback to the lady at reception and she said that is the first time anyone has commented negatively on them. Come on peeps, if you think they're dodgy also, let them know!

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

21 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: La Controra was a great base for our city break in Rome, it was welcoming and clean and tidy. As a 30+ couple we didn't feel to old as we had private room and was it was quiet. If your looking for a party place this probably wouldn't suit. Breakfast was dead on, cereal, toast, tea coffee or juice, could do with updating toasters as very easy to burn your bread. Wifi worked good too

Disliked: Could do with table and chairs in room

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Lauren LoVullo

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 August 2013 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms and great common space to meet other fellow travelers. Close to the train station too.

Disliked: There are no sign for it, and its in a building with other businesses. Took us a bit to find it, but when we did, the place was great!

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was roomy and comfortable, and the staff was cordial and easy to work with

Disliked: This hostel lacked the social atmosphere that most hostels have, and it was a little far from the metro but nothing unreasonable

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Siddhu Warrier

Alone

City break

21 July 2013 Siddhu would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, much cleaner than most hostels I've stayed in. But what really sets La Controra apart from pretty much anywhere else I've stayed in for either work or pleasure is the staff — they went out of their way to help one out. A case in point is how they helped the Israeli guy who'd decided to turn up in Rome at the last minute without booking any accommodation by allowing him to sit down in the common room and look for accommodation.

Disliked: Siddhu left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good position in the city, very nice staff, well decorated

Disliked: because it is not that big, it is not possible to have large events like parties and such

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Location of the Hostel is good. 10 mins away from Termini station an 4 mins away from Republica Station by walking. The personal was kind and very helpful and most importantly the room and bathroom is clean. nothing to complain about

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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