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Lilliput Hostel
Ranked #571 of 1,120 Speciality Lodging in Rome
1 review
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“Lovely stay !”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Se had some amazing days in this small hotel. Its very central and is close by 5-10 min from a very beautiful known church, Colosseum and Forum, and right next to The main trainstation. It is easy to get around and it's right amongst grocery and restaurants. The host on the hotel was also very helpful and gave us a lot of advice on everything from really good true Italian restaurants, nice areas, attractions, to find way a.s.o. and he was always friendly.

It can clearly be regimented for also couples, if you just need a small and cosy, central and yet cheap stay for a small trip away. It's not luxury or that big, but great for a long weekend away with good weather outside.

A minus for us was thou, that it wasn't really breakfast included since it was only a small basket in the room with two pieces of packed food and a small juice. So you must be aware of having to by some yourself. Otherwise it was an all in all amazing stay !

  • Stayed March 2014
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Emerald, Australia
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Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Shocking service. There is actually no reception, after eventually finding the place (a block of flats inside a gated complex, with a little sign on the gate amongst other signs )when you are greater with a phone number to ring. Like most travellers arriving in a new country, we did not have a cell phone to phone, but there is a phone both right next to the gate...but after inserting 2euro into the phone and dialling the number, it seems it is for international calls only, and cannot be used for local calls. Asking around, we were told there is a phone shop down the street, but when I phoned the number proved, there was no reply! Even the manager of the store tried for me, no reply. We couldn't get into the gate, left outside on the footpath. After waiting for a while, eventually a man, I assume was the manager arrived, he was checking to see if we had arrived yet, told us he was surprised there was no reply to the phone, but this is obviously the normal as when I tried the next day to phone, (as the 3 rooms were sharing 1bathroom, we had run out of toilet paper, and the cleaner/receptionist person who was supposed to come to clean, had not shown up) ...we found out later that when she has a day off there is no servicing of the rooms, so you just cannot use the facilities!
The rooms/beds however are roomy and clean. The breakfast is a dry horrible packaged croissant, and a tart left in the room in a basket (but not on the cleaner/receptionist's day off!). very noisy both from adjoining rooms and an amazing amount of street noise. No air conditioning, the window opens onto the street, where the traffic and people are shouting until a respite at around 1.30am until 5am. I have stayed in hostels, and do not expect 5 star, or even 2 star, but this one is well below any rating.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Qawra, Malta
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

This hostel was so great. Firstly, the location was great, just 3 minutes away from termini train station and bus station and around 15 ,minutes walk from colloseum and Romes main attractions. Secondly, the rooms are nicely decorated and finally the staff are very friendly and helpfull. I would reccomend this hostel to anyone who wants to go to rome!

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Me and a friend were backpacking around Europe and found this little gem on hostelworld. Having arrived by train into Rome it was brilliant to only have to walk 5 mins to our accommodation! We had arrived early but the owner had left us a phone number to contact them on so that they could come and let us in!!

To get to the hostel you have to go through a quiet little garden/courtyard and its a locked entrance which you get given a key too so it's very safe. The owner was lovely! He showed us to our room. It's the smallest hostel ever!!! There are only 3 rooms and a shared bathroom!! The owner was very helpful and gave us lots of info about Rome and there was a lot of free guides in the little foyer bit!!! You also get a coupon for a free breakfast not far from the hostel and that was much appreciated.

The room we stayed in was very big, light and airy!!! The decorating was a bit random but that didn't matter! The room was bright pink and had a very My Little Pony feel to it!! We had twin beds and these were very comfy and a tv, wardrobe etc. Our room was at the front but not noisy at all. The shower was amazing!!! It made me smile that it glows different colours according to water temperature...it's like having a mini disco!!

The owners are very trusting when you leave....you just have to leave your keys and money for them to collect as they pop in briefly to clean your room. I would highly recommend this place to others and if I ever return to Rome travelling would not hesitate to return.

Room Tip: With only having 3 rooms all of them looked absolutely fine so it wouldn't matter which one you...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Angers, Pays de la Loire, France
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

The location is just perfect : just a few blocks from the Termini Station, you just come from the airport and walk 2 minutes and then, you enter in a beautiful & quiet little garden. The rooms are on the first floor, easy to access. They were very clean, and the neighborhood very cool and quiet. The owner of the place was very kind and ready to give any help.
Sure, next time I go to Roma, I go back there. Thank you so much for making this stay so good.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

This is a perfect place for a student or budget minded traveler looking for a real European Hostel Experience that has many amenities you only find in an "Albergo." I almost didn't stay here after reading some of the reviews but having been to Rome several times I had a feeling these were left by novice travelers, likely American like myself who just didn't understand the true difference between a Hostel, Albergo, and Hotel. So if you are expecting a room attended by a floor maid, fresh luxurious linen, abundance of towels, private baths, flat screen TVs, etc then go stay at a Hotel there are thousands in Rome and a room generally starts around $250 a night plus tax. However, if you wish to travel as the Europeans do stay at Lilliput! This lovely Hostel is quaint and gives you all that you need to rest your tires bones for a quick evening nap! The rooms are clean, the beds comfy, and the place gives you the character of a real Roman experience staying th the heart of a thousands years old city. Winding down the narrow streets to the hostel is what I am looking for and what I got at Lilliput! I WILL BE BACK!

My goodness you are in Rome and if you are hanging out at your "hotel" for amenities and luxury you might need to re-think you travel plans, maybe go stay at one of those reiculous hotels in Las Vegas that give you a "Disney" experience of what some corporation thinks Europe is like. Just like their eateries are classified (cafeteria, trattoria, restaurante, and even Enoteca) Italian "hotels" are classified as well. Within the United States we truly only have what Europeans call "Hotels."

The bottom line is that in Europe you get what you pay for and there are plenty of affordable ways to travel, these options are frequented by Europeans and most are considered "2nd Class" a term shunned here in the USA but there is nothing wrong with it in Europe. So stay at Lilliput for roughly $60 bucks a night and spend the $200 a night you save on fabulous things from a leather market or something special on Via Cavour! If you get in the mindset of being in Roman and doing as the Romans do you will have a fabulous experience!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Good place! Liliput hostel is very close to stations and points of interest, the staff is friendly and always have good suggestions for activities in the city. It is a good option if you are a student and you know Europe almost always find small hostels, fun is out, you just need a safe place to rest.

Most rooms in Liliput are multiple-bed rooms. Some of them have bathroom inside, some of them not. Other than that, there are some rooms suit. Though, even if you will stay as a family, you can choose multiple-bed rooms. They are comfortable. In addition, Liliput is safe to You for put your belongings in a cabinet with lock, so it's not a problem to stay with people you do not know. The rooms, bathroom, common places are all clean. It's not a hotel of course, but you find everything you need.

This is not the first time in Liliput Hostel, and surely not the last, thanks a lot for everything guys and see you soon!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Lilliput Hostel
Address: Via Principe Amedeo No. 94, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
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Ranked #571 of 1,120 Speciality Lodging in Rome
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Number of rooms: 5
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