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La Controra Hostel Rome

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Across from US embassy, very safe. Can walk or metro from here with ease. Friendly staff. Love the bean bag in the common space. Smaller place, maybe 28 beds or so, made the stay feel more like home, not very busy.

Thank MerryManUSA
Lahti, Finland
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hostel is good. You can walk to any sights and there is a subway station near, which goes directly to the Vatican city. It is not too far from the Termini-station either. The room was spacious and tidy, and quite good value for money.

Thank MinttuFi
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12 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of Rome. We stayed here with the family and we enjoyed the short distances to all Rome highlights. The rooms and facilities are good equipped and are perfectly clean. I will tell all friends to stay here, whenever they want to visit Rome.

Thank Sven-Olaf B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Excellent location: 10 minute walk from Roma Termini station / 10 minutes from Metro Berninini / 15 minutes form Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps. Excellent rooms - lots of space, comfortable beds, modern decor, lovely bathroom and common area. There are 2 floors, 1st and 3rd. I stayed on the 1st. Free breakfast from 08.30. Friendly, helpful staff. Space to... More 

Thank howiet1971
Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Everything was very clean and ready upon our arrival. offered many services, had a nice common lounge, and provided breakfast. It was also a short walk to termini and near a metro station. Staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were clean.

Thank Jessica F
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The location of this hostel makes up for other problems. Most of the tourist attractions (pantheon, trevi fountain and spanish steps) are within walking distance. Bus stop and metro station are also very close. However, the breakfast can be improved. The biggest problem was the night time noise in the living room (mostly young backpackers and some locals). This can... More 

Thank Kunal D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel is on a quiet street walkable distance to most things in Rome & less than 10 mins to the metro station. The rooms are clean & comfortable with big lockers & nice bathrooms. I also had an aircon (not sure if every room does). Breakfast is basic & the staff are friendly & helpful in answering all your... More 

Thank Sarah A
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Only good things to say about here! Comfortable clean sheet, friendly staff, nice ensuit bathroom and an air con! Breakfast wasnt anything too crazy (toast spreads and ceral) but it was definatly suffiecent! It felt like good value for money, would defiantly stay again!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Clean, very friendly and helpful staff, nice communal area. Breakfast provided. Also in a good location. Not enough plugs, no air con, no curtains and back rooms have loud continuos noise from generators. No organised tours or nights out.

Thank jamesk123
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We are finishing 4 days in Rome and La Controra has been a big part of how much we have enjoyed the city. Roma is chaotic, but La Controra is quiet, has a great location, priced very affordable and the staff has been extremely helpful as well (recommendations for things to do, where to eat and drink, calling cabs if... More 

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 20:00.
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Additional Information about La Controra Hostel Rome

Address: Via Umbria 7, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Price Range: $64 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“I staye din room of 4; had lots of space.”
 of 5 bubbles howiet1971, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try and room together and book far in advance. You never know who's going to come through the doors!”
 of 5 bubbles jinxguy1000, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The 2-person shared room is extremely spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 487tammis, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the kitchen and communal area as the noise travels very easily”
  • En-suite bathroom. Good shower! Cleaned daily.
  • Bedroom and storage facilities. Cleaned daily.
 of 5 bubbles 684stephent, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Request a room away from the living room if you're sensitive to noise”
 of 5 bubbles Jamesvvang, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
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