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The hard-to-fault Attic Hostel Torino offers a friendly, comfortable atmosphere with great facilities in an excellent, central location.
Attic Hostel has a convenient location near the Porta Nuova train station in central Turin. The hostel is on the fifth floor of a secure building; access is via elevator to level four, then up one flight of stairs to arrive at the hostel reception.
There are many attractions located within a fifteen-minute walk, including Piazza San Carlo, the Egyptian Museum, the Royal Palace, Mole Antonelliana, and the Cinema Museum. Plenty of shopping, restaurant, and bar options are also available within the nearby vicinity, such as around Via Roma and Via Po areas. The nearby metro station offers connections to the airport and around the city. Parking is not available at the hostel.
Rooms and Bathrooms
This small hostel features eight rooms, including private single/twin rooms and mixed dorm rooms for four to six people. The rooms are kept clean and tidy, and feature sturdy bunk beds and decent mattress/linens. There are individual power sockets and reading lights at each bed; in addition, each bed has a nifty switch for the central room light. The rooms need to be vacated by guests from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for daily cleaning.
The security in the hostel is quite good. A series of keys are issued for access into the building, hostel, and the rooms, provided for refundable deposit. There are large cage lockers within the rooms for use with padlocks supplied.
The shared bathrooms are split into separate genders, with two shower cubicles and toilets in each. The showers have good hot water and large shower heads, though there isn’t a separate section within the cubicles to change. Towels are provided free of charge.
The kitchen and adjacent lounge/dining area serve as the common spaces in the hostel. There are good self-catering facilities in the kitchen for cooking and food storage, for use during reception hours (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily). Breakfast is not provided, but there are plenty of cafes nearby. The small lounge/dining area is a popular spot for the mostly young guests to gather in the evenings, making for a fun social atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi works well throughout the building. Other facilities include laundry service for a small fee, and free luggage storage during reception hours.
At this family-run hostel, the amiable Attic staff are genuinely interested in making your stay in Turin as good as possible. This hostel is deserving of its high ratings and good reviews, which does mean it can book out in advance -- so book early during peak times.
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