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Nika Hostel
Ranked #163 of 1,067 Speciality Lodging in Rome
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Excellent hostel, great location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Once you manage to locate the hostel, you will find that it is one of the nicest, most hospitable places of rest in Rome, run by a very helpful and friendly guy called Marvin. It is located on the corner of Via Matteo Boiardo and Via Domenico Fontana and is situated above a restaurant with large white lettering on the front of it spelling the words 'SNACK BAR' The door to the apartment building is on the left and is dark green in colour and once you go through, head up the stairs to the first floor and the door to the hostel is on the right hand side. Both Manzoni and San Giovanni Metro stations are a few minutes walk away and the Colosseum is only 10 minutes walk down the road!

The hostel is actually a large apartment in a big building with a few rooms and two clean bathrooms which are shared between guests. We had the double room with shared bathroom situated at the front of the hostel. It was spacious, with a wardrobe, small desk, was very clean and the bed was comfortable enough. If you are a light sleeper then this is not the room for you! there is double glazing on the window but the traffic noise definitely gets through, especially in the morning during the rush hour.

Breakfast is served at a very Italian 'some time in the morning', before 9am though! and consists of some very sizable pastries, coffee, and fresh orange juice. The kitchen is free to use if you wish to cater for yourself as well.

The best thing about this hostel is definitely Marvin, the manager. He is very friendly, extremely helpful and can provide any information that you care to ask for including an itinerary to suit the length of your stay, bookings for any of the city's many attractions and restaurant recommendations for any part of town.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

i highly recommend the hostel for family and friends..
keep in mind that the hostel has no signage outside so it might be hard to find.
the hostel is on the 1st floor of a building infront of the basilica church.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Stayed here with our daughter in Feb 2014. Fantastic accommodation, warm, clean, great location, (only 15-20 minutes stroll from the Colosseum). Stunning breakfast, with delicious fresh pastries and cappuccinos. And Marvin is the most welcoming host - very friendly and extremely helpful. Great value for money, peaceful, relaxing, highly recommended. (I am a light sleeper, but a set of ear-plugs overcame the small amount of street noise).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Nika Hostel made our stay that much more amazing in Roma, the Hostel itself was well presented, clean and had lovely facilities. We had a private room, that was exactly like a hotel room! It was a wonderful surprise as we have never stayed in a hostel before. The staff there, Marvin, - he was the most welcoming and helpful man, he made our stay and our engagement in Rome extra special by putting roses and even buying us a bottle of wine to share.

Nika Hostels location was brilliant too, only a short walk from the metro and a ten minute walk to the Colosseum. Marvin gave us a map and pointed us out all the best places to go on arrival and he made us fresh Italian cappuccino every morning with our breakfast pastry.

We didn't want to come home! I have recommend Nika Hostel to everyone I know as it was amazing value for money and was a an amazing place to stay! 100/100 all the way!!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ben N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

I've been in Rome for a few days with friends to visit the city. This hostel is quite cheap but the quality-price ratio is absolutely great. The hostel is wonderful, the rooms are extremely clean and welcoming. Even the common bathrooms are always clean. In the hostel there is a small kitchen but it's big enough to let all of the few guests use it. The personnel is extremely kind and absolutely willing to help you in case you need advice for your staying in Rome.
I strongly recommend this wonderful hostel and I would definitely stay here again should I go back to Rome.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank teotes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

This is a very clean and friendly hostel it did not even feel like a hostel. Marvin was very helpful and knows his way around Rome. I would definitely stay here again. really really good place to stay. Only thing is there is stairs which you have to take your suitcase up but usually the staff help with this.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kiarajferrington
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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

The hostel is like your home.very clean and has a nice bathrooms,and the location is very near to Colesseum.I've been to other hostel but only nika hostel is very different from other hostel i'ved stayed.The staffs are very friendly most especially jazz she's very helpful and very nice.She's explain everything where the nicest place to go and have a great time with her.I wish i stay much longer but my budget is not enough.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Nika Hostel
Address: Piazza di Porta San Giovanni 36 - 38, 00184 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
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Ranked #163 of 1,067 Speciality Lodging in Rome
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