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Papaya Female Hostel

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New Zealand
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Small hostel with only a few bunkrooms but friendly atmosphere,close enough to roma termini and another metro station. Hadnt stayed at a female hostel before so wad pleasantly surprised with the hairdryer and straightener on offer. less impressed with checkin being across the road,bit of a mission to fit in the elevator with pack on,but got there in the end....

Thank munde712
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 August 2014

They had staff that came in to clean and make your bed daily. The bathrooms were pretty nice. They have a decent sized kitchen so that backpackers can make and store food. I met several lovely ladies while staying there. Easy access to buses and not far from the train. The only down side was there were not enough outlets...

Thank Whitney B
Macau, China
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I like it because it's female only. You'll meet many girls traveling alone and can meet friends this way. It's very clean and safe. Easy checkin and checkout. Location is close to the train station (10 min walk). Only downsides are my keys didn't work very well and room 1 I stayed in was noisy at night.

Thank Daisy H
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

It was the first time all by myself in a hostel and I was a bit worried for what I was facing but the hostel was perfect. The workers are very nice and professional. The hostel is very clean and there is a small common area and kitchen but it wasn't any inconvenience. I think they should try to improve...

1Thank Danae H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2014

i stayed at papaya hostel for six nights and quite near to the Termini, the main station. It felt a bit like a flat where the kitchen/ living room is shared with other girls. in the kitchen, there are fridge, microwave and kettle thus you can cook you own meal if you have to. there are few bedrooms in the...

1Thank N F Nadhirah A
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I stayed here for 6 nights in late March. Really excellent location, right near termini so you can just jump on the train to all the main tourist locations, OR walk everywhere like I did. You are given a map when you check-in which is nice, however the staff weren't very nice or helpful. I was travelling with a friend,...

Thank bding19
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I stayed for 4 nights in this hostel, really good location near Termini. The hostel itself is small but it has 3 bathrooms and like 4 rooms, so you really feel like you are sharing flat with other girls. The kitchen is small but it has the necessary like fridges and microwave. The only thing missing is cuttlery!! please get...

Thank Mayralondon
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 September 2013

I stayed here for one night prior to going on a cruise. I booked it due to the price, and its close location to the metro. Check in was across the street, I felt the woman working the desk was slightly rude, but it didn't bother me. I got a free map from there, and she then took me and...

Thank bellamh
Reviewed 20 September 2013

I would recommend this if you are solo and want to be safe. It definitely is safe and about a 5-10 min walk from the train station. It is also near many restaurants and every morning they have a market outside on the street with clothes, fresh produce. The hostel is great for interacting with other travellers as well. I...

Thank adventuresbyasma
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I stayed here in June with a friend while on a month long trip around Europe. The facilities were excellent: free wifi, and two desktop computers also connected to the internet that were free to use; a kitchen, which lacked a proper oven but had everything else you could possibly need; the bathrooms were clean and very nice; there were...

1Thank Charbubbles

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Address: Via Castelfidardo 31, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for the room with the private bathroom if you are travelling with friends and the hostel has enough bunk beds, if they do, you might have the room and the bathroom all to yourselves :3”
 of 5 bubbles harumiu, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
“try to get room number 4 :) it is the furthest away from the main door”
 of 5 bubbles sunshinegoddes, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Make sure it's Papaya hostel and not Il Paverado (spell?) that you book. Papaya's wifi is free and reaches into the rooms. :)”
 of 5 bubbles 839katiec, 25 Jun 2013 | Read review
“The room 4 to the back will be quieter as it looks on to the communal yard”
 of 5 bubbles HubbleBubbleTrouble, 23 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back as they only look over a courtyard and are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles genevrag, 16 Sep 2012 | Read review
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