I have to say that due to the negative reviews here, I almost cancelled our reservation at Palma Residence. Nevertheless due to the good price in great location, we gave it a try.
We paid 55 euros per night for double room - due to this price I was expecting a better hostel with private bathroom and thats what I got. The room was clean (daily cleaning service and every day new towels given), bathroom was very small (2 people cant fit in) but clean even with soap and shampoo provided, enough hot water. The room has TV with many channels, wifi was strong and free (we were located right next to it ;)) There is a microwave in the hallway you can use. And there is a small fridge in the room. Also there is a safety box in the closet but ours didnt seem to work, but we werent interested in using it anyway. The only big negative I can think of is the noise from other rooms and bathrooms you hear due to very thin walls; we even heard conversations from the reception when in bed.
We had no problems at the reception, they were friendly and when needed helpful. Free map of Rome is provided.
The breakfast at the nearby cafe was also very nice. Yes only coffee of your choice and sweet pastry of your choice but that is typical in Italy - and if you want you can always buy more. Service was nice and professional.
For someone who is expecting a 3 or 4* type of hotel - you will be disappointed, but for us looking for a cheap place in the center (it is in a good safe location - between metro stops Termini and Castro Pretorio) it was fine. We were located in Via Varese.
Be aware that during your payment you will be charged extra tax money - we paid 12 euros. I came across this in Italy so wasnt surprised. Also we had to pay at the beginning, not at the end of our stay.
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