We were put in a room three blocks away from Hostel Des Artists, in a building with no reception, one that anyone could walk into at any time!
Sure, the room was clean, though quite empty, like a hospital room. It did not resemble the pictures above at all! The bathroom was clean, but we shared it with the rest of the floor, which normally would be acceptable, but we paid 70 Euros for one night!! For that price you should get your own bathroom. We were told we could come and use what the Hostel Des Artists had to offer, but who wants to walk three blocks after a long day of touring the city? This place was way over-priced, and they lied about it's location.
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The staffs are very warm heart people, my friend and I also could use the shower when we arrived very early to check in and storage room even we had cheched out that day.
When we checked in, they gave us one map of Roma which is a little confused. Sharing room with different people also is an interesting thing in this hotel. With a day ticket, it's easy to go many sightseeing spots from the hotel.
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Liked: The cleanliness was really good Didn't like: Its not a hostel its a hotel. Doesnt have a functional kitchen. Free WiFi only on 5th floor
Liked: il personale era particolarmente accogliente ed stato in grado di fornire informazioni riguardo ristoranti e mezzi pubblici, posizione comoda.staff was very friendly and able to suggest restaurant and public transport, good location for tourism or work, close to the station and all site of tourist interest Didn't like: i bagni comuni al piano dove ero alloggiato erano piuttosto sporchi e poco manutenuti, agli altri piani megliocommon restroom at my floor was quite dirty and old, other floor services was better
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Liked: The facilities were clean and we could enjoy some lovely nights on the roof terrace. Didn't like: One of the toilets didn't flush very well and the Wi-Fi connection collapsed frequently. And furthermore, we were summoned at 11pm to leave the only room where there's free internet available, in a more or less friendly way.
Liked: Clean, spacious rooms- key swipe entry. Helpful guide for tv programs (English channels stated) Didn't like: Wifi at an extra cost in rooms.
Liked: Location and cleanness.. rooms are super clean for a hostel Didn't like: Its super quite. Its not a fun hostel at all as some people described it in their reviews. In contrary its just for sleep. Hostel rooms in Via Sapri got no common area at all.. just bedrooms and toilets. Even when I went to the common area in the sister hostel in Via Villafranca in Saturday evening it was dead empty. Nothing is happening and no people their, not even a bar or any drinks.
Liked: My room was quite and clean, although at price of 28 (+ potentially addional 2 for the city tax) Didn't like: In addition to the price indicated in my reservation, the manager wanted 2 for the city tax. This is unfair as the reservation price should be comprehensive of any other chargeexcept extras. Finally he gave up. The address number in the website is wrong: not 10 but 20. Also there is no name of the hostel on the street. At no. 10 there is a small sign saying to go no. 20, where there is another hostel.
Liked: Great community, free WiFi all over the place, 3 days a week they have free dinner, I got some pasta! Didn't like: Rude staff, as it's a party hostel it's not quiet until 2 am!
Liked: Room was great and kept very clean with good facilities. Put in a separate block to the main building which meant was a lit quieter and though the area was a bit run down in parts never felt unsafe with good security and policemen constantly at the end of the road for an embassy. Supermarket just down the road handy for food Didn't like: A bit excluded from the main block and is further into the city than it says, takes about 30 minutes to get to the centre but that's not too bad if you're happy to walk or its near the metro station as an alternative.
Carlito's Way is a two-star non-smoking hotel and hostel in a much envied location in the center of Rome. At the hotel part of Carlito's Way we have high-standard rooms with amenities such as air conditioning, satellite tv and private, ensuite bathrooms. For budget travellers we offer discount accommodation in the hostel-part of the building, where you can stay in private rooms with shared bathroom.
Location and Contact
• We are located in the center of Rome, at two steps from public transportation, major Ancient Rome sites, exclusive shopping areas, characteristic street markets and anything else you could possibly think of! • The Castro Pretorio underground station is around the corner and Termini, Rome's main train, bus and underground station, is at a 5-minute stroll from Carlito's Way. • The Colosseum for instance would be 5 minutes by underground or 15 minutes on foot . The Spanish Steps are at 10 minutes by underground or 20 minutes on foot. • Directions from Termini Station: • Exit the train station from the Via Marsala side exite, the one next to track 1, turning left onto Via Marsala. Take the first street right, Via Vicenza. Walk straight ahead for 5 blocks, then take a left onto Via Villafranca. We are at 35 metres on your right. • Check-in is at our sister hostel Des Artistes next door.
Via Villafranca 10, Near Termini, Rome,
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