Established in 1990, the Alessandro Palace has become one of the most popular hostels in Rome for backpackers & independent...
Via Ottaviano 6
€ 15 average price per Dorm/bed (the price is per 1 night only)
Info & Description
We know what travelling on a budget demands:central location, a variety of shops, supermarkets, and grocery stores all close by; laundromat and other essential services Information stands monuments, museum and important places close by a staff always willing to help out with anything else. More we offer you:Central location Sharing rooms with fridges and microwave Satellite TV No curfew or lock out International staff Individual lockers Books on tourist information and maps Book exchange Free Internet access available Walking/Bus Tours.
Security boxes / Lockers
Security boxes / Lockers
Security boxes / Lockers
Lift / elevator
4 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
6 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
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Hannah From USAOn December 3, 2013
Spare yourself and do not stay in this hostel. As a college student, I am generally very flexible with hostel accommodations, and I have stayed in some grungy places that have been completely acceptable. Ottaviano Hostel, however, is inexcusably awful. There were bodily fluid stains on the comforters, the toilets leak every time they flush, the lobby constantly smelled like bad microwaved food, the rooms smelled like smoke, and the entire place felt like a hovel. In addition, the staff was very rude and passive aggressive. When we arrived for a late check-in, even though we had let them know in advance, they were flippant and degrading. Furthermore, the email address they provide doesn't work and only generates sendbacks, which made it impossible to change the reservations since the hostel itself doesn't have a computer and refuses to handle any changes. Although it has a great location next to Vatican City, I would never ever reserve a room at this hostel. I was supposed to stay another night, and I cancelled my reservation because it was so awful.
Catherine From USAOn November 30, 2013
If you're trying to be as close to the Vatican as possible, I will admit this is a great location. However, the staff is rude, unwelcoming, and disrespectful. The rooms are clean, but the blankets seem to not be as clean... There are only 2 toilets and some of the rooms don't have outlets at all. Location, not quality.
JUAN From ColombiaOn October 23, 2013
This is a bad and ugly hostel. Is very dirty and smell bad. 2 bathroomm for 40 persons. I don't recomend this hostel.
Cole From CanadaOn December 22, 2011
Close to the Vatican but good luck finding it for the first time. The staff were extremely helpful. There is no plug ins in the rooms, the room hasn't been swept in a few weeks same with the WC. Clean sheets, no towel, feather blankets. Naked woman and half person half horse paintings on the wall. Lockers are handy. 2 WC and 3 showers. Not a tidy place but overall we had an okay time and enjoyed having a key (although the room itself didn't lock).
Wagner From BrazilOn December 2, 2011
It is a great place to stay in Rome. Very well located and staff very friendly and helpful.
Lukasz From PolandOn September 22, 2011
Its a very nice place to stay in the middle of September - feels almot like home! Very Close to Vatican and Rome old centre, surroundings are also nice and quiet - as for middle of huge city.
Balakrishnan From IndiaOn April 3, 2011
Located close to Vatican,easily accessible by Bus and tram, having all the facilities - like Restraunts, shopping nearby i love to stay in Ottaviano
Mauricio From Costa RicaOn October 24, 2009
Great location, great personal, but maybe something like a living room would be very usefull to socialize a little bit more between the guests...but it's a great place I'll go there again if I can!
alberto From ItalyOn October 8, 2008
You're great guys, Mina you're the best!!! ;) hope to pass by again, see you soon!
LAURENCE From FranceOn December 3, 2007
the beds werecomfortable and the blankets warm. the sheets were clean. the showers water was warm and the staff was friendly,kind and helpful. the building was old but charming and the location was perfect. If I go back to Rome I will definitely stay here again. thnak you
Maria From SlovakiaOn April 10, 2007
the thing I liked the most was the personal and the position, because it was realy in the city centre and close to everything
sayoud From AlgeriaOn January 14, 2007
i've met an amazing staff, u've got the internet for free,
KRESIMIR From CroatiaOn September 4, 2006
Location of this hostel is perfect, across the street from Vatican, in a nice neighbourhood, in a walking distance to all the sights. Staff is young, they speak English very well and are always willing to help. It is a small hostel on a second floor of an older building, but very nice and warm. You will need 5 euros deposit for the key, so you can come inside in any time. My girlfriend and I recomend it.
Iain From CanadaOn July 24, 2005
Really nice place to stay. Across the street from the Vatican city, close to metro. not much of a late night party spot but you can get a better sleep!