I am a 24 year old American Girl that was solo traveling to Rome last May. I had originally booked a spot at a campground outside of the city and arrived to find that they would not let me stay (What a nightmare!!) I had originally decided to stay at the campground because a big tennis match was that weekend and everything was booked up. I found Roma Scout Center by the grace of God, and was able to stay at the last minute. I was pleasantly surprised to find this hidden gem of a hostel. It was incredibly cleanly, and was located in an extremely safe part of the city. I shared a room with two very kind Brazilian girls. In the morning, I smiled as I looked around the room to see scouts in their uniforms, laughing over breakfast. The ambiance was very welcoming and safe. The breakfast was also very plentiful, with cheese, pastries, croissants, juice, coffee, eggs, and more.
The only issue is at night time I journeyed away from the hostel to find something to do. There really isn't much in the surrounding neighborhoods, or even in the neighborhoods a couple of subway stops away. I found myself exploring and finding nothing but residential areas and restaurants that closed relatively early. even on a Saturday. I did however, end up at a nice little restaurant not too far away filled with local Roman families enjoying Pizza.
The next morning I had no problem journeying by Train to the Vatican and arriving for Sunday Morning Mass.. even after my lovely breakfast!!
If I were returning to Rome, I would choose this hostel IN A HEART BEAT! If you want to feel safe, clean, and well rested for a very inexpensive price please stay at Roma Scout Center. You won't regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roma Scout Center offers air-conditioned rooms, set in a former convent renovated by Catholic Scouts. It is located near Bologna Metro Station,and Roma Tiburtina Railway, where the train to Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport stops. Rooms: 35. ... more less
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