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1. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

it seems to me that rome has alot of bad, dirty, scamming, overpriced hostels....... if i trust the reviews on www.hostelz.com

can anyone recommend me something in a good spot, which is cheap and clean? is that too much to ask for rome!? lol

2. Posted by happy_mel (Budding Member 25 posts) 9y

Dont stay at the M and J hostel in Rome. I am travelling at the moment and spent four nights there. The Bathrooms are dirty and there are far too many people sharing them. The dorms are not as described and the kitchen / lounge has hardly any equipment nor enough seats to fit more than a handful of people. The only good thing of this hostel was the loaction, stay near the Termini station and although not the best of areas it was easy to get around from there.

Have Fun

Mel x

3. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

i ended up booking at casa olmara, but then saw reviews on another website where pretty much EVERYONE says dont stay here, and even the official review says taht the place has a rep for ripping off tourists and overbooking hardcore and sending ppl with a booking to these other really seedy locations... so i cancelled it! ive booked now at freedom travellers or something... seems like an ok place! the guy emailed me after i booked to confirm the dates, which seems efficient enough!!

but im still curious as to a good place in rome, as it seems like alot of them are shitty dirty places.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

My friend and I booked through Cross-Pollinate - it might give you an idea of what kind of lesser-advertised places are available. We stayed in a small appartment near the Termini - not the best area nor the nicest place (it was like a shack in a courtyard), but it was clean and reasonable. We also found a fabulous place in Venice through the site. Take a look - you may find something interesting.

Also, the accommodation section here on TP has some good choices.

5. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

yeah i like the range that TP has, but so far, maybe its just my computer illiteracy, but i cant read any reviews... which almost bit me in the arse when it came to this casa olmara place.

6. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

I stayed at a place called Hotel Ivanhoe. This is mostly a 3 star hotel, but has a couple of dorm rooms which are clean and have a small amount of beds (all single lower beds instead of bunk beds). It was a bit more expensive than most hostels, but it was worth it to have clean rooms in a fairly quiet location by Rome standards (not to say it isn't noisy at times when drunks come past the building or a noisy scooter rider).

The dorm rooms are not even mentioned on the hotel website, but they do exist. This hotel/hostel is located only about 10 minutes walk from Termini station on Via Urbana. I think it was 22 Euro last year when I stayed (may have been 25 Euros though). If you are after a sociable style hostel then this is definitely not the place for you (it doesn't have an internet terminal either), but if you want a fairly clean secure place and a quiet area by Rome standards then this is a good place.

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

I stayed at Camping Michelangelo - they rent out beds in 2-people tents for 10 EUR per night. Very clean, you usually get your own tent if you are travelling alone. Only annoying thing was the traffic noise, as a four-lane city highway runs right along the camping site. Big, Wal-Mart style supermarket and bus stop just across the street.

But if you are into something fancier and are travelling with a few friends, you should consider their bungalows.

http://www.plusvillages.com