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Help me find a hostel in Rome
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I’m having a heck of a time finding a good hostel in Rome. This will be the last leg of my 35-day trip and I’ll be in Rome for 5 days (June 10-15). I’m looking for a place to meet other people, but also get a good nights sleep (probably not possible). I’ve narrowed it down to the following (all from HostelWorld):

Funny Palace Hostel – Seems like an apartment. Not too social. The owners are very helpful with helping you plan your itinerary.

The Yellow – Close to train station. Free Internet. Social atmosphere. Decent breakfast options (for a price).

Hostel Alessandro Palace/Downtown – I lump these together but they seem to have better locations than the Yellow and Happy Palace. Free breakfast. Social area. Free (limited?) Wi-fi.

Does anyone have any experience at these (within the last 6-12 months)? The negative reviews are what make the decision-making process difficult. Any other good hostels in the area or close to downtown/termini?


I am leaving from Phoenix, AZ with $5000 for 37 days
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Stayed at the Yellow last June on a 5 day leg in Rome. In my personal opinion it is one of the, if not the, top hostel in Europe. The atmosphere is the biggest perk. But the rooms are efficient and clean. There are great drink specials at the bar downstairs, there was free internet, and a hostel pub crawl which was also a favorite. The roommates were also awesome. All in all I would rate it top among hostels in Europe. Hope this helps. It is also not far from the train station as it seems on maps.

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