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"HORRIBLE - AVOID" Pop Inn Hostel Tip by kelly11

Pop Inn Hostel, Rome: 159 reviews and 12 photos

I was soooo disappointed in my stay at the Pop-Inn. After reading the reviews on this website, I was excited to stay at this place. I ended up disppointed, disgusted and left Rome early.

The bathrooms are shared by lots of people. VERY LONG LINES. I am used to hostels and sharing bathrooms but this was absurd. And the toilets fo not flush. there is a quaint little sign above the toilet joking about how the plumbing is old and just contact the front desk if you cannot get the toilet to flush (more then a few people did not do this - just left it for the next person to deal with)

The worst had to be the treatment of the reception staff to this group of Canadians. I was sitting in the common/reception room when these girls came in and were talking about some mix-up with a reservation the day before and how the guy who was working the desk that day lied to them and put them up (for over 80 euros!) in a friends apartment. something like that. anyway the guy at the desk started screaming at them, calling them something rather inappropriate in italian and followed them into the hall. one of them finally asked him to step back because he was becoming quite threatening. i flet horrible for them. needless to say - i too steered away from approaching any of the staff again at the desk (and left the next day)

there is lots to choose from in rome. stay away from this place. best of luck and happy travels!

Unique Qualities: location - but there are thousands of others right near it.

Address: Via Marsala 80, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Rome, Lazio 00
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: +39 06 495 9887
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 30, 2008
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