(Note: Mansarda = attic)
I chose Trieste Mansarda San Maurizio for its location, convenient to Trieste Centrale, the San Guisto hill, and Piazza Unita d'Italia (the Main Square). I also liked the reviews I found on TripAdvisor.
1. Location & Convenience
I arrived at Trieste Mansarda San Maurizio after a short (20 min) walk along Via Giosue Carducci. I was a few minutes early, and very soon Paolo turned up to welcome me and show me the Attic apartment.
Paolo explained that Trieste Mansarda San Maurizio is on one of the flat areas of Trieste, within easy walking distance of the Piazza Unita d'Italia along Corso Italia, or (if hills are your thing), by climbing the San Guisto hill and descending by way of Cittavecchia.
Once Paolo had shown me around the Attic apartment, and I had found the bed in the loft, he explained the security keys, gave me the wifi password and headed off.
I found several grocery outlets within a short distance of Trieste Mansarda San Maurizio, and there is also the Mercato Coperto Covered Market for fresh produce.
Via Giosue Carducci is well served by local buses, with a major hub at Piazza Oberdan (about halfway between Trieste Mansarda San Maurizio and Trieste Centrale). That is also where the terminus for the Trieste-Opicina tram is found, unfortunately the tram has been out of action for many months now).
2. Presentation & Comfort
Trieste Mansarda San Maurizio Attic apartment is incredibly comfortable. It is warm, but well ventilated (thanks to the rooftop deck). The loft bed is also quite comfortable (and great use of space).
The Attic apartment is very clean, and I found it to be very quiet with no noticeable street noise at night.
3. Amenities & Utilities
The loft bed I have already mentioned - the pallet base is a little like a futon, I found it quite comfortable.
The kitchen and bathroom both work well, and the compact washing machine is useful.
The Attic apartment has good heating, the wifi worked well, and it has a tv.
4. Service & Extras
On my second day I had a problem with the water heating when I returned from an afternoon exploring Cittavecchia. I called Paolo, who was at the Attic apartment in about a half hour. After a telephone consultation with Alessia, Paolo announced the solution was the "Reset" button. Soon the hot water was available again!
I enjoyed my short (too short) stay at Trieste Mansarda San Maurizio, and I have much more exploring to do in this fascinating city that was once one of the gems of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
I do recommend the Attic apartment as a great place to stay in Trieste. If you do stay there, please say "ciao" to Paolo for me.
"Grazie mille" Paolo and Alessia, I do intend to return to your very comfortable Trieste Mansarda San Maurizio, soon I hope.