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Hostel Alessandro Downtown

Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, Rome, Italy, Distance from city centre: 1.6km

Rating: 84% from 35 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 89%Location
  • 83%Value for money
  • 79%Facilities

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  • Excellent value for money. The place is somewhat old, but clean and well-located, and the staff is super friendly. Definitely needs new showers, as many of the ones they have splash the water to different directions, so you have to keep aiming at the thickest water gush, but I'd still stay there again.
  • 91%
  • 07 Jul 2014 claudia Brazil
  • Quite nice hostel very close to Roma Termini station and not too far from major sights. The room was quite large and seemed to have enough outlets for everyone. The showers down the hall were clean and there were enough of them that I never had to wait. The breakfast (an extra €4) wasn't very good, and staff could be hit-or-miss: a few were extremely nice and friendly, while others were downright rude. You have to log in to wifi several times to get it to work, which was annoying.
  • 89%
  • 22 Jun 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Very clean facilities, and very friendly staff. The rooms very very spacious, but the shared hall bathrooms were tiny and sometimes dirty. Although I can imagine it's hard to keep it constantly spotless with so much traffic throughout the day. I recommend skipping the breakfast they provide. No pesty bugs in my room. I booked a mixed dorm and when I arrived they put me in an all female dorm, so that was a pleasant surprise. Both the young and old stayed here, great for families and backpackers.
  • 86%
  • 12 Jun 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Very good and convenient location. Just five minutes from the train station and you can still put your luggage there after your check out. The rest things are just average.
  • 80%
  • 08 May 2014 Yang China
  • Had all the necessities of a hostel. Breakfast was 4 euro and not the best food but its a buffet so filled me up. All was average and I would recommend it.
  • 80%
  • 06 May 2014 Anonymous South Korea
  • The distance from Termini station was satisfactory. The staff was kind, especially the smiling man who served breakfast always made me happy. But the facilities in the kitchen were very poor even though the recognized hostel in Rome.I expected I could cook something. But as soon as I saw the cooking utencils, I was disappointed.The gas range was only one, there were old frying pans, several cups, etc. There wasn't even any kichen towels. You need to improve your kitchen.
  • 69%
  • 03 May 2014 Anonymous South Korea
  • I've tried over 10 hostels in Rome over the years and this is by far the best. I've been there 5 times. The staff (Ovens, PJ, JP, etc) are all very professional and friendly. The common areas are big and spacious.
  • 100%
  • 30 Mar 2014 Anonymous Italy
  • Really anything in this hostel costs extra. Eg the breackfast is 4 Euros and I really do not see why. There are only lights in the middle of the room so you go to bed when the last person in your room does and you wake up with the earliest riser. Overall the hostel was really ok, the location was quite good and the staff was more or less friendly. I just do not feel that the price per bed was justified.
  • 51%
  • 29 Mar 2014 Caroline Germany
  • Above average. Close to Termini, good facilities, good parties. The only disappointment was lack of lockers - they had them but in order to use them you would have to spend 5 euros for a lock, you can't borrow it from them, only buy.
  • 89%
  • 20 Feb 2014 Anonymous Russia
  • Front desk staff was a little on the impersonal side (not unfriendly either, just not especially warm). Very clean, very convenient to the Roma Termini and the metro. Only stayed one night, so didn't try the showers. Didn't try breakfast either, although I'm betting for 4 euros you could do a lot better at one of the local cafes. Excellent security, with lockers in each room (bring your own padlock) and keycard locks on all the doors. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again!
  • 94%
  • 20 Feb 2014 Clarence USA
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