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La Controra Hostel Rome
Ranked #34 of 1,068 Speciality Lodging in Rome
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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“More than a Hostel!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I stayed at the Contrara twice on different nights, the first night was fine, however if you can request what building to stay ask for the one that conects with the stairs at the bar. The first night we stayed in the one across the reception and it was not as clean as the other one. They give you a little sign to put above your bed to indicate the bed is occupied, however that doesnt work, I made my bed and when I came back at night there was another guy sleeping on it. The showers are clean however the other building is nicer. Take your own towel, otherwise you can rent one for 2 Euros. They give you a welcome drink, the bar is nice, the kitchen is cute, the vibe is young, and it's great if you are on a budget. Beds are clean, sheets are clean, and the people you meet are very nice. It is easy to get to from the Metro.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This hostel really feels like home. So close to Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Not to far away from Roma Termini station. You can walk or take a bus to get to the hostel. Overall, the hostel is clean and tidy.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

There is not much people on the hostel, so a party atmospher is a little unlikely. I expected a breakfast a little better, but overall is a very good value for money this hostel. The location is not great, but it's good enough.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Very clean place, has everything you need, fairly central location, and exceptionally helpful workers! Especially good place to stay in an otherwise very expensive city. I would stay here again. Also it is in a residential building, which is cool to experience.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

I stayed there with 3 friends last summer (meant to write a review earlier) and it was my favourite hostel of the whole 5 week European trip.
La Controra was in a good location, the rooms were clean, relatively modern and spacious, the staff were very helpful, breakfast was basic but nice and the common room was also great to relax and meet people. There really is nothing to fault!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Newry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a private room with en suite this week. Excellent value at only 70 euro a night, the room was spotless and the bathroom clearly newly decorated. Air conditioning a welcome extra. The included breakfast was pretty basic and we normally didn't bother but for the traveller trying to save cash it would be very welcome. Great location, great price, and staff very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend for all kinds of travellers, not just backpackers!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights with partner in 4bdrm with bathroom. Place is fairly central (10-15mins) to a few of the sites like Spanish steps. Close to main train station(10mins) and 5mins to Barbernini??? Something like that. Staff are really friendly and help you look for information, place is really clean! Small area for TV and breakfast to meet others and decent kitchen to cook your own meals. Value for money I say. Breakfast is included but is really basic, eat what you can and go get some great coffee close by. Our stay was marred by a very smelly roommate.... He could clear a room!!!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Controra Hostel Rome
Address: Via Umbria 7, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Amenities:
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Ranked #34 of 1,068 Speciality Lodging in Rome
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Number of rooms: 4
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