Alessandro Downtown Hostel
Via Carlo Cattaneo 23
00185 Rome RM Italy
Alessandro DOWNTOWN was established in 2000. Following in the footsteps of the Palace Hostel, the Downtown quickly grew a following and became a haven for budget minded travellers from around the world. DOWNTOWN provides a lounge area with a wide screen TV, as well as spacious rooms with freshly laundered linens. An affordable price and excellent location make the Downtown the perfect platform to explore Rome.
Continuing the same high standards of the original Alessandro Palace, the Alessandro Downtown Hostel was designed expressly for budget-minded backpackers.
The Alessandro Downtown hostel, is a member of HI (Hostelling International) hostels and situated near Termini station and offers large & clean dorm rooms, internet PCs in computer room along with FREE WIFI available in common area for wireless devices.
Offering a wide variety of services at reasonable prices, its exceptional location provides a safe convenient base to explore & enjoy Rome's sites. Colosseum, Roman forum, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, San Pietro in Vincoli are very close in a less than half an hour on foot and any part of city can be accessible with public transportation by Metro, Bus and tram.
As backpackers themselves, the Alessandro Downtown Hostel's staff will be happy to offer tips & advice for the best deals in Rome.
Both hostels are conveniently situated within a 5 minute walking distance of Rome’s main transit station, Termini. From this transit hub visitors to Rome are given easy access to all the major historical sites and attractions.
Most of the famous sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, San Pietro in Vincoli, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, the shopping mecca Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the classy Via Veneto can all be reached on foot in half an hour approximately. From Termini station, by public transport, it takes no more than 30 minutes to reach the Vatican and the adjoining museums, Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and Trastevere district etc.
Important Notice: Rome's New Tourist Tax
The City Council of Rome has decided to charge tourists visiting Rome €2 per person per night. This "tourist tax" goes into effect as of 01 January 2011.
However, as the Alessandro Downtown property is licensed as a hostel, as a guest of Alessandro Downtown you are exempt from paying this tax :)
Services and facilities
|Free WiFi||Free City Maps||24 Hour Reception|
|Air Conditioning||Book Exchange||Common Room|
|Breakfast Not Included||Elevator||Hairdryers|
|Hot Showers||Internet Access||Key Card Access|
|Linen Included||Lockers||Luggage Storage|
|Tours/Travel Desk||Towels for hire (2 Euro)||Vending Machines|
|Kitchen (open 4:00pm-10:00pm)||Coin locker (2€ for max 12hrs)||0€ city tax|
|Self laundry (4€ wash/4€ dry)||Microwave|