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“terrible hostel” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of When In Rome Accommodation

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When In Rome Accommodation
Ranked #2,872 of 3,736 Rome B&B and Inns
Athens, Greece
1 review
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“terrible hostel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2011

1: if u want to stay in this hotel. make sure you have a cellphone. i came on april 5th but my cellphone doesnt work in italy. there is noone answer the door. i keep press the door ring amd knock the door for 10 mins. but no one came down.its 10pm that day , we are all very tired.so we have to stay in the hotel next but still has to be charged for that night.
we called the hotel after. they told me there is no way to get reservation back. he came out that night for a dinner.
2: the price is not cheap. the 3star hotel next to it cost us 100euro but way better service. (at least 24hour guy at the front desk)

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Clarksburg, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2011

This was an amazing place for the price we paid! 2 minutes walk from Termini station made it very easy for us to move around Rome via public transportation. The room itself was pretty roomy. Nice, friendly reception staff. Simple, free breakfast from a cafe around the corner (Croissant and coffee). Room and bathrooms were clean. I was a little worried about the shared bathroom before getting there, but had no issues. The elevator is really tiny, but didn't have trouble activating it. They helped us arrange for a taxi to the airport when we were leaving. I'd definitely recommend it

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mannheim, Germany
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2011

For the price we paid, it was absolutely a good place to stay. It ´s near to the Termini main Station (also the Metro Station with connection to many lines in Rome), so it is really convenient to travel around.

Collosseo and other spots are about 15 Min on foot. Around the area there are also some nice coffee. The only minus point is about the old lift (but what can u expect more in the old rome) and u need quite many different keys to get into the room.

But for that price and location I would definitely recommend this hotel

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2011

i never recommend this hostel because reception always noisy and i think receptionist always drunk, he talks so much, he isnot respectful sometimes guests cant connect with him. the rooms were very cold. you have to share bathroom with four room. walls very thin you can hear everything. But location was good near train station but if you are a girl at the night you have to be careful. Hostel's street not safety. Bathroom clean without rooms and kitchen, rooms smell not good. if you search again you can find another good alternatives

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Greenday84
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2010

Great little B&B right in the centre. Friendly helpful people who runs this. Nice little breakfast place. All good. Pretty noisey though, other guests were showering at 7/8am and if you are a light sleeper it will wake you. The street outside is also noisey with roadworks from early on!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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albany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2010

The When In Rome is a clean, bright, friendly hotel that is very reasonably priced for a hotel just 2mins walk from Termini Station. However, upon check-in (once I had paid) I was informed that they were repainting our room and we would be moved to a hotel 'just around the corner' for the second part of our stay. The hotel they moved us to was dark, dingy, out of the way and the owner was rude (and we think drunk at 2pm). Turned out it was a 15min walk from When In Rome, not just around the corner, and conversations with other guests led us to believe the nightly rate was cheaper than what we had paid. What we found most frustrating was that no attempt was made by When In Rome to contact us to advise of the issues with our reservation despite them having a phone number, email address and postal address for months in advance. I would reccomend this hotel but only if you can confirm you won't be moved to another site!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maximus010
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2010

Just came back yesterday from Rome, I've booked When In Rome 4 months before via their official website. They offered me 77Euro@night for double room with private washroom (pay in advanced). I think the price is ok as it's close to the termini and september is high season in Italy, so i booked 2 nights with them.

It's very close from the termini station, and many resturants near the hotel. when we checked in, the man told us we had to change to other hotel in the next day (he told me the reason, but i didn't understand his meaning at all!!).

Our room for first night called "Oceania", it was a nice room, well decorated, cozy with a lovely balcony. we're very satisfied with that room. and had a well sleep that night.

The next day, we left our luggages in the receiption and left the hotel for sightseeing, and around 6pm, we returned to "when in Rome" and waited for their arrangement.

The guy took us to the other hotels near when in rome, when we entered the building....we juz thought...omg....don't wanna stay here!

The Room compared with previous one, just like heaven and hell !!!! The light in the room is dim, the window just face to the backstreet, the bed wasn't Double ~ is twin pretend double bed ! The most awful thing is the washroom !! it's only a small shower room and the water is not powerful enough and hot water need to wait around 5 mins, but sometimes the water turn cold !! it's not acceptable!! more worse was the water spread out of the shower room, when I finished shower, i saw the floor was completely wet, it's really ridiculous!!

I don't think the second night worth for 77 euro with that bad facilities, they don't even provide a glass for us ! TV was not work ! and there was no wifi as well!!

I didn't complain to the B&B owner finally as i thought i was already suffered ! and i don't think they would compensate for a penny ! so i juz left as earlier as possible in the morning ! escape from the hell !!!

p.s. they've provided BREAKFAST as well ~ but juz a cuppucino + Croissant in a small cafe outside the hotel.

for my conclusion, i would love to pay 77 euro for one night @ WHEN IN ROME ACCOMMODATION but not that GHOST PLACE!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: When In Rome Accommodation
Address: Via Varese 34, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2,872 of 3,736 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — When In Rome Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer brand new, budget B&B accommodation close to Rome's main Termini station. Our rooms are tastefully themed with air-conditioning and satellite TV, complimentary mobile phones, linens, soaps, hair dryers, a laundry service, free continental breakfast and Internet access. All mod cons! ... more   less 
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