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La Controra Hostel Rome
Ranked #41 of 1,169 Speciality Lodging in Rome
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed in the 1st floor mixed dorm for one night in July. The staff were fantastic. Very friendly and super helpful. Make sure you take a copy of the directions with you so you can find it (even with the directions I got a bit lost). It is centrally located and a great base to explore the sights of Rome.
I would definitely go back and stay here again.

Room Tip: Stayed on the 1st floor and it was great, A/C worked well. It is very bright on the street (there is...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a quiet place to stay while visiting la città eterna, this might be the right pick. It is not a party hostel, so if you want at all costs to meet people for partying try somewhere else.
Staff 5/5: super friendly and helpful.
Location5/5: great, it is a 7 min. walk to the Barberini metro station, and 15 min. to the fontana di trevi. The area is quiet and safe (there is the US ambassy a couple of blocks away).
Rooms5/5: there is AC everywhere so no problem with heat waves. Lockers are big, a backpack fits well. Beds are comfy and long (it is a big issue for tall people like me). Maybe a chair or something in the room to lay things upon wouldnt be a bad idea...Quality of sleep is great, windows have shutters and the zone is quiet (roommates are quiet also).
Cleanliness5/5: hostel is super clean.
Breakfast 4/5: pretty basic but abundant (included).
Kitchen 5/5: clean and well equipped.
Prices4/5: a bit expensive but it is worth for.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Location: 4/5 - You can walk to most of the major sites in Rome from here. It's just round the corner from Hard Rock cafe. The station isn't too far either. The only thing about the location is that there isn't an underground station very close.
Wifi: 4/5 - Was pretty good. It was fine in the room & common areas.
Cleanliness: 4/5 - The hostel was cleaned quite well but because my room was near reception people used our bathroom as the common bathroom & it got dirty quickly. The room was fine.
Room: 4/5 - Beds were comfy, good air-con, good window shutters to stop noise & light, good big lockers (need your own lock). Plus the room was very nicely decorated, not just standard. The only downside is that my pillow was rubbish.
Common area: 4/5 - Good kitchen. Big dinning table to sit &/or eat, 2 shared computers & some bean bags. The only down side is that I would have liked a sofa to sit on.
Other: The hosts were great & helpful, gave good advice. Hostel easy to find. The only downside is the breakfast. The bread was very small which was weird & the milk was very warm.

I would stay here again. Rome was really nice.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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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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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.

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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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Additional Information about La Controra Hostel Rome

Address: Via Umbria 7, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Ranked #41 of 1,169 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Price Range: £31 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4

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