This hostel was easy to find, right opposite the Termini station and the Terravision bus station, so convenient for travelling on to other locations, although a little bit out of the way for getting to the tourist attractions, but not a ridiculous distance to walk and a reasonable Metro ride.
The building itself wasn't the best, my room was on the second floor, which wasn't great for carrying bags up etc, but the rooms were comfortable, I stayed in a dorm, with a bathroom shared between 3 dorms and didn't have a single problem. Lockers were available in the rooms as advertised, which I found wasn't the case at other hostels (bring a padlock).
Staff were friendly, and very helpful, I had a problem as, when I arrived in Rome my bag was still at Gatwick and they directed me to places where I could buy toiletries etc. and helped to translate for us one night when we were playing games in the communal area.
Breakfast was included in the price, the reception staff gave us a voucher and we walked about 200metres down the street to a cafe, where we could have a croissant and a drink, which was a lovely start to the day.
The only complaints I had were that staff were smoking behind the desk in the communal area, right under the "no smoking" sign and the door was operated using a buzzer system, which was necessary for security, but quite loud.
Overall, I found this to be the most comfortable hostel I stayed in during 2 weeks in Italy and I would definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the city center, just in front of the Termini main station! Pop Inn has no curfew, 24/7 check-in, Free breakfast until midnight, free luggage storage, free lockers and other facilities. Free maps & restaurant discounts are provided. Free Wi-Fi in both private & shared rooms as well as free computer’s use in the lobby (since June 30th 2012); plasma TV with Music & DVD selection. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pop Hotel Rome