We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Outside of city but with other advantages” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ostello Due Torri-San Sisto 2

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ostello Due Torri-San Sisto 2
Ranked #238 of 281 Bologna B&B and Inns
Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outside of city but with other advantages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

Long distance from city centre, but accesible by bus (~1,5 Euro) Walking distance to Little Cowboy trattoria. We did not ordered pizza but it was recommended by another guests. Rooms are large, showers clean. Breakfast not so rich , I would say enough for morning starter.

Room Tip: Not even try to put into separate house 500m away from the main building. Demand for the main bldng.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank tom971
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    3
    13
    27
    12
    13
See reviews for
1
10
22
10
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bytom, Poland
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Bologna is also an excellent base for visiting Ferrara (45 km), Modena (40 km), Parma (95 km), Ravenna (75 km), Reggio Emilia (65 km), Rimini (112 km) and Florence (80 km).
Very nice place, excelent location and no problems at all.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank T W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Poręba, Polska
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stayed there only 3 nights and none of us complained about anything serious. It is a very simple and cheap hostel without any luxuries. The rooms were clean and furnished with 3 beds, 3 closets, a table and couple of chairs. Earlier we've read here that the breakfasts are a joke in this hostel but it turned out they're not that bad. It's a small "all-you-can-eat" buffet where you can choose from bread, chocolate butter, couple of different fruit jellies, milk, cereal, coffe, tea, juice. You can really fill up on those for few hours before lunch time. One thing that might be an inconvenience for some people is the distance from Bologna city center, but this wasn't a surprise for us - we knew very well where we'll be staying. It takes only 10-15 minutes by bus to reach the center and you can buy tickets at the front desk. To sum it up - I wouldn't hesitate to book this hostel next time I plan a trip to Bologna.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mRoQuE82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

This place is very inconveniently located. It's an hour long walk from the main center of the city. 

The rooms are huge, though, with massive lockers that can actually fit around 3 short people inside.

It also comes with free wifi and breakfast. The bathrooms are down the hall and big but you had to press a button to get water from the shower.

OK, those were the nice things I had to say.

Here are the bad:

The place is so stupid. So, upon check in, they tell us we need to be out of the room from 10 AM to 2 PM for cleaning. We thought, oh they just want us out of the room...ok well that's fine.

Well, a friend was getting in around 11:30 AM to Bologna, so we had to wait at the hostel to check him in. We found out that the hostel actually kicks EVERYONE out at 10 AM and LOCKS all the doors...they even set up alarms for some doors. I have never heard of a hostel or a hotel that empties the entire building just so they can clean. It's not like they're gassing the place for termites...they're cleaning toilets and emptying trash. Come on...so ridiculous! 


I had to pee like a crazy racehorse, and the lady screamed at me for trying to get into the building. Seriously? Lunatics! The maids even left at around 1:30 PM and the receptionist still wouldn't open the doors.



Also, my friend asked the lady at the front desk if she had change, and before he could finish his sentence, she screamed, "NO!!!!" Later on, she gave us change when we checked our friend in.



Also, they told us we couldn't do laundry until 8 PM because of construction. First, we stayed there 3 nights and never once saw any type of construction or construction workers...or even debris from a construction site. Also, the laundry room is located outside and in the back of the hostel...far away from any construction (if it existed). 

My friend was able to get his laundry out of the room before the bolted the entire building shut. So he did laundry while we waited outside with no problems. Why we had to wait till 8PM is beyond me.

I will say that Olivier, one of the receptionists, was nice. We accidentally booked the place for July instead of June, but he was quick to help us out. Other than that, the staff is nuts!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dinky52492
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Bologna hotels

Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

From the train station, you can easily reach the hostel by bus, getting out at the bus stop "San Sisto". The hostel is quite animated and the welcoming is very friendly. You can eat dishes or meals until 11pm and the Internet room, although with a quite slow connexion, is free of charge.Yet, dormitories look like hospital rooms, the bathroom has cold water and showers are quite dirty. Breakfast is very average, don't either expect to eat too much ! In two words, an average hostel for worldwide travelers.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank blebelly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Warszawa (Warsaw)
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2009

I've been there for one night only (Nov 2009). To get there it's not difficult (there is a direct bus line from the railway station, could only go more frequently - btw. consider to buy a daily ticket, the so called giornalero, it's rather cheap and you will need it if you want to visit the centre of the city, and I suppose you do :D), but takes a lot of time, as the hostel is located in rather distant suburbs of Bologna. Anyway, according to my knowledge it's one of the Bologna's two options in the low-budget class, both equally distant from the centre. The hostel is open round the clock (24 h/7days), and when you find another information in some editions of Lonely Planet, just don't worry, they are wrong here.
The building is modern, and generally rather clean (although my room could have been better with this!) and quiet (here the suburbs are a plus!). There is an internet room with 3 computers (usage paid extra).
What I was really amazed with there - was the very friendly and helpful behaviour of the staff, that really was on a level I rarely could meet in my many European journeys. Even when I made them some problems (key left by mistake in the room; being slightly late for breakfast) they treated me very gentle and solved everything. Grazie, Chiara e tutti voi. I will miss our multilingual smalltalks ;-)

  • Liked — the reception/front desk staff
  • Disliked — the distance from the town centre
  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Pawel74PL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2004

I stayed at this hostel for 4 nights in January 2004. It is rather basic and situated in a modern building in a suburban area that exceedingly lacks any charm, but it is not expensive and the staff is friendly. However the breakfast is ridiculous, a rule of one bread per person was strictly managed, even though there was plenty of it.
Getting there by bus can be a bit difficult in the sense that the relevant bus lines - and therefore the stops - change according to the time and the day, but services do exist. Line 21 is the most frequent from the station. Walking all the way to the city centre takes an hour and is not recommendable. Bologna itself is interesting and worth a few days spent there. Other tight-budget options do apparently not exist.

Helpful?
9 Thank joen.dk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bologna hotels
Navile
Hotel Centro Turistico Citta di Bologna
San Vitale
Albergo Pallone
Albergo Pallone
#161 of 281 in Bologna
3.0 of 5 bubbles 132 reviews
Borgo Panigale
A Casa Vittoria bed & breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Borgo Panigale
Fondofrancia B&B
Fondofrancia B&B
#67 of 281 in Bologna
5.0 of 5 bubbles 38 reviews
Santo Stefano
B&B San Vitale
B&B San Vitale
#227 of 281 in Bologna
5.0 of 5 bubbles 23 reviews
San Donato
Maglo
Maglo
#97 of 281 in Bologna
3.5 of 5 bubbles 33 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ostello Due Torri-San Sisto 2? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ostello Due Torri-San Sisto 2

Property: Ostello Due Torri-San Sisto 2
Address: Via Viadagola 5, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Donato
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #238 of 281 B&Bs / Inns in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 34
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Traveltool, S.L.U., Hotels.com, HostelWorld and Travel Republic (UK) so you can book your Ostello Due Torri-San Sisto 2 reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing