Youth Station Hostel is by far the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. We stayed during a few of the hottest days of the year and hoped we had found a great home away from home to provide a bit of comfort for us after full days of sightseeing. Instead, we were subjected to inhumane conditions not even suitable for Guantanamo Bay prisoners. We were placed in the South American room, but a more appropriate title would have been "Dude Sauna". The 8 males staying in the room quickly created a hot, stuffy atmosphere aided by the complete lack of proper ventilation. After a few showers and use of the restroom facilities the room mirrored a New York City dump in the summer time. The horrid smell and thick air could not be dispelled despite the best efforts of myself and the other guests. Considering the hot temperatures, from 42C - 44C it was already difficult to maintain the energy needed to properly experience Rome's attractions. Without the benefit of a good nights sleep it becomes nearly impossible to fully appreciate the sights. Unfortunately, we were victims of absolutely wretched sleep because of the stuffy room and lack of AIR CONDITIONING or even a sub par alternative. Anything would have been a godsend - they didn't even try to make the situation better. No fan, no portable solution and no apologies. Each night we were forced to wake up periodically in order to turn our pillows to the "dry side" because of the profuse sweat incurred in the unlivable conditions. I'd not only give Youth Hostel 0 stars, I'd actually report their hostel to the Rome tourism office. They provided unlivable conditions without any advanced warning. It was dangerous, unhygienic and intolerable. Not only will I never stay at this hostel again, I'll go out of my way to make sure others don't experience the same horrible experience. Any review site I can use will display this negative, yet honest, review.
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