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Papaya Female Hostel
Ranked #232 of 1,100 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Marquette, Michigan
2 reviews
“Had a great time. :)”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Besides one handsy male helper, this place was great! The wifi worked, the bathrooms were beautiful and I felt very safe. Not to mention the location was very good. :) Just know that you have to check in across the street. I had a rough time lugging my backpack up one building only to find out I had to go somewhere else- they did send an email saying it, sadly I never received it. But it was really nice in all. Plus they had free lockers in the room!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

We stayed at the Papaya hostel for a week and found it to be clean, safe and comfortable.
It was a great way to meet other travellers, chill after a hard days sightseeing and it has everything you need to make the holiday a great one.
Staff at the Il Papavero who administer the hostel were fantastic and nothing was a problem for them, lovely people!
It has 4 rooms , 4 people in each and 3 shower/toilets so there's never a scramble for the shower.
2 desktop computers and also free wi fi ,s o nobody gets cut off from friends or relatives.
I would happily go back as it's so central for all the transport and sights.

Room Tip: The room 4 to the back will be quieter as it looks on to the communal yard
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Initially a bit difficult to find on Via Castelfidardo. You check in at the hotel across the road. However I couldn't recommend this place enough. The bathroom was clean and modern, the hostel was very competitively priced (free wi-fi and lockers) and it was a 10-15 min walk from the train station where you can get the train or bus to/from the airport. The walk into the city centre is very straightforward, and there's a large supermarket nearby for you to buy food to prepare in the shared kitchen area. Also plenty of reasonably priced restaurants to eat in the area, which itself feels very safe. Definitely staying here when I return!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Belleville, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

I've stayed at one other hostel in Rome (which was very nice as well), but I have heard some true horror stories. Do not worry about that at Papaya! I stayed there for four days on my first ever international trip-alone. The rooms were clean. It wasn't hot outside so I can't account for air conditioning, but the place was super comfortable. The bathrooms and hostel were well kept. If I remember correctly, internet was free! Also they gave out little "coupons" for breakfast at a place on the corner-it was a small breakfast consisting of orange juice/coffee and a pastry, but it was enough to start the day. Nice quiet street with easy access to the tourist sights.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Place was clean, 2 sets of bunkbeds and nice locker in room to keep your belongings safe. 3 bathrooms with showers for the whole place, kitchen area, free wi-fi and had 2 desktop comps for use. Only downside no staff at site and you check in at the hotel accross the street. Only 10-15min walk from main train station. Safe at night I did a lot of walking around at night.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Good wi-fi, clean bus basic rooms with big lockers. In a safe area close to Termini and a Conad City supermarket. There is no air-conditioning and you have to make do with one fan per room. The room was noisy when the windows were open making it hard to sleep. The kitchen was good but could have been cleaner and have bigger fridges, more room, more cutlery etc. Having the two computers was excellent as some things are easier done by computer than phone. The bathrooms would have been nicer if the shower drained properly and people removed their hair. You have to go across the road to check-in after a certain time but the staff were so lovely and helpful that it wasn't a problem. There are many good things about the hostel and most of the problems were nitpicky things like the aforementioned hair in the bathrooms.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back as they only look over a courtyard and are quieter
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Tubingen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

This is a decent hostel in a really good location. Walking distance from the city center! Really safe at night and 10 minute walk from the termini! The hostel itself was really really clean. Pretty basic, but you get what you're paying for! Nice bathrooms and big lockers! The wifi works perfectly and there is two computers! If you're traveling on a budget - this hostel has a kitchen! So you can go to the supermarket down the street and cook your own meal! The staff is okay, they do what's expected of them and not anything more! The atmosphere is a bit boring if you're young and looking to have a good time! But if you just want a good place to come back to after a long day of sight seeing this will be perfect!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Papaya Female Hostel
Address: Via Castelfidardo 31, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
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Ranked #232 of 1,100 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Number of rooms: 14

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