Hostel Alessandro Downtown
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast not included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Room
- No Curfew
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Since 01/01/11, Rome City Council charges �2 per person per night on tourists who visit Rome. However, the Alessandro Downtown is a hostel-licensed property so you are not required to pay this tax :-)
There�s no curfew but our cleaning hours are from 10am to 3pm. There is no lock-out during the day, but we do ask that you help our cleaners out by staying out of their way as much as possible during their work.
Reception is open 24hrs throughout the year.
Late arrivals accepted.
Check-in: from 3pm.
You�re welcome to leave your luggage with us during the day before check-in or after check-out.
Please make sure to inform us of any changes to your estimated arrival time.
Alessandro Downtown Hostel is part of the Hostelling International (HI) and Associazione Italiana Alberghi per la Gioventu' (AIG) networks.
Any guest who presents an HI membership card upon check-in will enjoy special guest privileges, such as two hours of free internet use, one free drink at the hostel bar (located at our sister hostel, Alessandro Palace), and �1 discount off our Rome walking tours.
For guests from outside of Italy, it�s possible to buy an IYHF (International Youth Hostel Federation) membership card, which is valid for one year from the date of purchase, at the hostel reception. The full membership card costs �18, or else the basic card with one Welcome Stamp costs �3. Please note: you need six Welcome Stamps to obtain full membership.
For Italian guests, the individual AIG membership card costs �3 and is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Italian students with the IO STUDIO card can claim an AIG card free of charge.
Please note that we only accept group bookings of up to eight people via Hostelworld.com. If this term is not respected, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation/s without any notice.
The deposit is non-refundable.
Payment is due upon arrival. Credit cards accepted.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night�s accommodation. Cancellations and changed are only accepted via email or fax. Phone cancellations/changes are not accepted.
Airport pick-up can be arranged upon request. Fee for 1-4 persons with four suitcases: from �57 per car. Fee for 5-8 persons with one suitcase per person: from �12 per person. The stated price is minimum tariff; the fee varies depending on flight arrival time and airport (Fiumicino / Ciampino). It must be requested least three days prior to arrival as we need to check availability. For further details, please inquire by email AFTER making reservation. We are unable to send or fax letters for visa document applications to embassies and/or consulates.
Note for pets:
We are sorry but pets are not permitted to enter our hostels.
We do not accept group bookings for Easter.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From Termini station:
We're located a short five-minute walk from Termini train station.
1. With the train tracks at your back, exit Termini Station by Track No.22 on the left-hand side of the station.
2. Make a left on Via Giolitti and then take your second right down Via C.Cattaneo.
3. Continue down Via Catttaneo until you reach #23 on the left side of the street.
From Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci):
Follow the signs for 'ai treni' to the platform and buy a ticket for the non-stop train to Termini (Leonardo Express). You can purchase from either the ticket window, vending machines, or tobacco store near the platform. The Leonardo Express leaves every 30 minutes and the journey is about 30 minutes.
A slightly cheaper (but slower) option is to take local train that has the final destination of either Orte or Fara Sabina. It will stop at a few small local stations heading into Rome, but it does not stop at Termini Train Station. You need to get off at Tiburtina station (about the eighth stop), and then follow the directions 'from Tiburtina' and then 'from Termini'. Trains leave approximately every 15-30 minutes and takes one to one-and-a-half hours.
Important: Don't forget to validate your ticket with the little orange or yellow boxes before you get on the train!
If you take a taxi, it is highly recommended to take it from official airport taxi stand, not private ones. Depending on the traffic, the journey should take 30-40 mintues.
Another easy way to reach city centre from Fiumicino is to take a shuttlebus which departs after every flight. We recommend Terravision service. Journey time is about 50 minutes.
From Ciampino Airport (Usually RyanAir and Easyjet):
The easiest way to reach city centre from Ciampino is to take a shuttlebus which departs after every flight. We recommend Terravision service. Journey time is about 45 minutes.
The blue Cotral Bus service connects Ciampino Airport to the Anagnina metro (underground) station and costs approximately. Tickets can be purchased at the vending machines located at the bus stop or inside the airport. Once you arrive at Anagnina, buy a metro ticket and get off at the Termini stop (about the 15th stop). Follow the directions 'from Termini'. Journey time is about 1hr-1.5hrs.
If you take a taxi, it is highly recommended to take it from official airport taxi stand, not private ones. Depending on traffic, journey time is about 30 to 40 minutes.
From Tiburtina Train Station:
Follow the signs for the Metro (Underground). Take Linea B (Line B) in the direction of Laurentina and get off at Termini station (the 4th stop). Then follow the directions 'from Termini'. Journey time is about 10 minutes.
Metro tickets can be bought from either vending machines or tobacco stores located inside the train station. The Metro runs approximately every 5 - 15 minutes, depending on the time of day.
Alessandro Downtown Hostel is located near the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, San Pietro in Vincoli (which houses Michelangelo's statue of Moses) snf Termini train and bus station.