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Papaya Female Hostel

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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I cannot recommend Papaya high enough! I stayed here for 4 nights as a solo female traveller and after some bad experiences at previous hostels regarding poor hygiene or safety I was thoroughly relieved to find Papaya was just as promised online. It was bright and light, modern, decorated, the beds were comfortable, the bathroom was modern & fitted with...

1Thank Emma9012
Marquette, Michigan
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Besides one handsy male helper, this place was great! The wifi worked, the bathrooms were beautiful and I felt very safe. Not to mention the location was very good. :) Just know that you have to check in across the street. I had a rough time lugging my backpack up one building only to find out I had to go...

Thank Katie C
Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We stayed at the Papaya hostel for a week and found it to be clean, safe and comfortable. It was a great way to meet other travellers, chill after a hard days sightseeing and it has everything you need to make the holiday a great one. Staff at the Il Papavero who administer the hostel were fantastic and nothing was...

1Thank HubbleBubbleTrouble
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Initially a bit difficult to find on Via Castelfidardo. You check in at the hotel across the road. However I couldn't recommend this place enough. The bathroom was clean and modern, the hostel was very competitively priced (free wi-fi and lockers) and it was a 10-15 min walk from the train station where you can get the train or bus...

Thank MsMitford
Belleville, Illinois
Reviewed 20 December 2012

I've stayed at one other hostel in Rome (which was very nice as well), but I have heard some true horror stories. Do not worry about that at Papaya! I stayed there for four days on my first ever international trip-alone. The rooms were clean. It wasn't hot outside so I can't account for air conditioning, but the place was...

Thank Amy2211_12
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Place was clean, 2 sets of bunkbeds and nice locker in room to keep your belongings safe. 3 bathrooms with showers for the whole place, kitchen area, free wi-fi and had 2 desktop comps for use. Only downside no staff at site and you check in at the hotel accross the street. Only 10-15min walk from main train station. Safe...

Thank Breanna29
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Good wi-fi, clean bus basic rooms with big lockers. In a safe area close to Termini and a Conad City supermarket. There is no air-conditioning and you have to make do with one fan per room. The room was noisy when the windows were open making it hard to sleep. The kitchen was good but could have been cleaner and...

Thank genevrag
Tubingen, Germany
Reviewed 11 September 2012

This is a decent hostel in a really good location. Walking distance from the city center! Really safe at night and 10 minute walk from the termini! The hostel itself was really really clean. Pretty basic, but you get what you're paying for! Nice bathrooms and big lockers! The wifi works perfectly and there is two computers! If you're traveling...

Thank li53
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2012

The hostel is a short walk from Termini station (about 15 minutes) and although the area looks a bit sketchy, the hostel itself was clean, neat and bright. We had to check in at the hotel across the street where the staff gave us a map as well as gave us some helpful advice on what to see and do...

Thank Stephanie F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 August 2012

i got bitten by bed bugs on my first night. thought things would get better but just went downhill quickly. as of now i have at least 15 bites just on my shoulders, i have 5 on my buttocks, the list goes on. do not stay here if you can avoid it. i was there aug 2012 and am not...

4Thank vviirrggiinniiaa

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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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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