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Orsa Maggiore for Women Only

The place was great, especially for me, a solo female traveler. 10 minute walk from the Vatican, 5 minutes from the Trastevere area (restaurants). Very clean and nice place (soap, paper towels, etc!!). Clean showers and bathrooms, towel included.

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  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines


  • Elevator
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

About Orsa Maggiore for Women Only

We’re 15 minutes’ walk from St. Peter’s Cathedral. Located in the heart of Rome (Trastevere) this women-only hostel is set in a 16th-century ex-convent inside the International Women's House (Casa Internazionale delle Donne).

We offer beds in dorms or private rooms. All the rooms are very large and quiet and overlook the inner garden or the typical red rooftops. There are no bunk beds. Each room features ceiling fans and include linen and towels.

Our tasty expanded continental breakfast features espresso, tea, milk, butter, yoghurt, jam, corn flakes, orange juice and cheese. It’s served in a comfortable room and is included in the price. The breakfast room also features a microwave, fridge and boiler.

Our amenities include free Internet and Wi-Fi in the lobby and garden, free hot showers, 10 toilets, a wash-and-dry service and a book exchange/library. We also have maps and tourist information and can help you with museum reservations.

Guests can relax in our large garden under the centuries-old magnolia and taste the menus offered at the Restaurant Luna e l’Altra, or in the bio-snack place Bio&Bio. Ask at reception to avail of our special €8 dinner menu at Luna e l’Altra, served between 7pm and 8pm.

New! With our Association Card included in the rate you will have discounts in some museums such as the Capitoline Museums, Traiano Markets, Ara Pacis, GAM, Macro, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Scuderie del Quirinale and many more.

Orsa Maggiore is located in a quiet and relaxing spot in the very centre of Rome. Our characteristic neighbourhood, Trastevere, is one of the attractions of ancient Rome, full of cinemas, theatres, bars, small restaurants and artisan shops; hence, it’s an ideal spot for a taste of everyday city life. We’re also just a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, Synagogue, Gianicolo Hill and the Botanical Gardens.

Please note that this hostel is only for female guests. Read our Things to Note below before making a booking.

Important Information


Check-in: 10am-10pm.
Check-out: 10am.
Curfew: 3am.
You are welcome to leave your luggage here if your bed is not yet ready when you check in.

Payment is due upon arrival by cash only, please.

Please note that rates do not include a city tax of €2 per person per night.

We have a 72hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations, late changes and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night’s accommodation. Cancellations must be made via fax or email; phone cancellations will not be considered.

We do not send or fax letters for visa document applications to embassies and/or consulates.

Towels not included in specials or last-minute deals.

Breakfast is served from 8am to 10am.



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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The place was great, especially for me, a solo female traveler. 10 minute walk from the Vatican, 5 minutes from the Trastevere area (restaurants). Very clean and nice place (soap, paper towels, etc!!). Clean showers and bathrooms, towel included. Each guest got a huge locker with a key to store luggage in, right in the room. Not a very social place (there's no good gathering area), and definitely no party/nightlife atmosphere, but for anyone who wants to get a great night's sleep in order to be ready for a morning of sightseeing will love it. Everyone was super friendly. The only suggestion I have is to have breakfast start at 7:30 instead of 8!


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Orsa Maggiore is in walking distance to all major attractions in Rome. The people at the desk are always willing to help give directions, and the breakfest was a great bonus. It was very clean, although one of the showers always seemed to be cold, so shower in the one on the right.


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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 88% for this property is based on ratings provided by 257 guests.

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