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Al Centro Storico di Roma

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I stayed at "al centre store o di Roma" with my family (mum and my two babies at age of 2). The very beginning was challenging and stressful because we couldn't find the place ( I checked exactly the address, looked at the area at google street view, so we found the doorway, but there were two hostels with very similar names on display, and I hit the wrong one and no one answered). We walked inside the complex with somebody but there were many doorways and no information signs so we did not know where to go. Inhabitants haven't been very helpful either. If you have the same problem go to the first door on the left ( the hostel is on the fourth floor). I tried to call "Al Centro...." but there was no answer ( I discovered later that the telephone no. provided on was wrong). Finally our host appeared downstairs and helped us to get upstairs in the tiniest lift I have ever seen ( half the width of a standard one), what was quite a challenge with our luggage and twin pushchair in it :) Since than everything went perfect. Apel ( I'm sorry if I spelled your name wrong) was very pleasant and helpful. He kept helping us with the babies and the pushchair, he offered an extra bed instead of a baby cot (for our convenience). We got extra milk for the babies every day. The breakfasts were typical for Italy but large enough to satisfy our needs. The place was kept tidy every day. The greatest advantage of this place it's the location - 10 minutes walk from the Rome main attractions and walking distance from the Manzoni tube station. There is a pleasant shortcut through the via Ruggero Bonghi to Colosseum. If you are planing to travel with a pushchair or you have walking problems I recommend using busses. Rome is not disabled and pushchairs friendly and most tube stations have no lifts. There is a bus stop right in front of the hostel. For a snack you can use one of a few pizza places on Manzoni street.

The B&B we booked had a plumbing problem and they put us up in this place for 1 night. The room was bright yellow, clean and the basic amenities were available. It is located in a nice building with Portiers service. There is also the smallest lift we have ever come across. My wife and I could fit together with our suitcase, but then it was chock-o-block; filled to the brim!!! We could only stand en profile, funny contraption!! The breakfast served in the bedroom was varied and fresh, with the exception of the juice.

First of all, this is not a hotel with a front door and a sign outside and a reception desk at street level. It is a set of rooms in an apartment building on the 2nd and 3rd floors with no sign on the doors to these rooms. When I arrived by taxi from the airport, the intercom wasn't working for Centro Storico. So that was confusing and offputting. I got into the building because a pizza delivery guy was exiting the building. The employee, a Bangladeshi, has no English or French or Spanish (languages I speak) - I suppose he speaks Italian ..... a bit difficult for international travellers. The room was very good for the price. The bathroom is modern and very clean. There is a safe in the wardrobe, a flat screen and wifi. The air conditioning didn't work. But as the weather was cool it didn't matter to me. It is noisy with traffic outside on the Via Merulano. The location is great.

Rooms in a building, not a hotel. You will check in a room and move to another room the next day when I asked why the rude owner MOSTAFA said its their policy and "I should obey otherwise I won't be his guest" that's what he said. The receptionist is a non English speaker, stinky like hell. You have to have more than five keys to enter the building , then the inner gate , the elevator, the apartment and finally your room, the keys are very bad quality one of them even broke one night and the receptionist has gone already so we had to wait till one of the people inside helped us. The rooms aren't bad , the breakfast was ok.

This apartment hotel is really good value for the money it cost to stay there. It is nice and clean, good and friendly service, and the location is perfect- just around the corner from the Colusseum. Breakfast is included in the price albeit we never ate it as it was pretty boring... but again, for the price of the room it is incredible that breakfast is even included. I will definately recommend a stay here.

For value for money and location this place is good, however it lacks in a few areas... 1. It is not hotel, more of a rent a room in an apartment. 2. Breakfast was ok, this includes a hot drink, biscuits, croissant, cereal however no bowl for cereal provided, fruit and some bread with 'burger type' cheese. One saving grace is that it is delivered to your room at a time you request. 3. It is hard to find, a sign would literally solve this. However all in all the amazing location of this room does make up for this (just 5 minutes from coliseum) and also the metro which takes you anywhere. Also the friendly host was more than helpful even if his English isn't the greatest. Would recommend if on a budget and want somewhere close to the main sites.

I was really upset with our stay at Al Centro Storico. First, it was difficult to find once we got to the address. You have to enter a courtyard and go up to the 4th floor. There is no sign indicating where to go. When we got there, it seemed the host wasn't sure where to put us. With only 5 rooms, this shouldn't be an issue. Our host was very friendly. He helped with our bags and showed us to our room. Our room did not look like the pictures on the website. It looked rather like a converted motel room. The bathroom was not fully clean (though we did arrive early). The breakfast is brought to your room in the morning, which is very nice, however our coffee drinks were wrong both days and also not at the requested time. One day we were woken up a half hour early and the other, it came a half hour late. I did enjoy the location as it was walking distance from both the colloseum and the Termini station, making our travels easy. It was a cheap stay, which is always appreciated on my budget, but I could have stayed at a hostel for a similar price with better ammenities and service.

This is a great find, Appel the concierge waits out the front of the building and escorts you in if you phone ahead of your arrival. The security is fantastic as there are 3 doors to go through. The lift is cute and a real novelty because it only fits 2 people inside. The rooms are large and clean and comfortable and breakfast is offered every morning. If you don't like milky coffee order the expresso and don't be shocked when you don't get milk or a bowl with the packet of cereal, there is plenty of other things to eat.

The hotel wasn't that great on the whole but the hospitality of the guy managing it made up for it.. The hotel is situated in the best of the areas- next to a bus stop and a tram stop. 2 metro stations within 5 mins of walking, one of them being 'termini', the centre of time, which is connected to everywhere.. All in all a great experience.

This is NOT a hotel...more of a guest house really. Several rooms in an apartment complex on the Via Merculana. The rooms were small but serviceable and clean. There was no hot water for my morning shower but there was the night before for my wife's. The location is decent: a brisk walk from the main train station, a light walk to the Colliseum and a 45 minute trudge from the Trevi fountain. The neighbourhood seemed quite nice and lively along the Via Mervulana but we didn't have the time to go local. Perhaps the worst thing about our stay was the strong body odor of the gentleman who both checked us in and out the next morning. Whoa Nelly!

Via Merulana 117 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Colosseum and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Al Centro Storico di Roma places you in Monti, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Colosseum and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. This 5-room bed & breakfast welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


A flat-screen TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a safe, and a desk.

Property features

At Al Centro Storico di Roma, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. If you drive, self parking is EUR 25 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request). Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 93 reviews

Al Centro Storico di Roma

Via Merulana 117, Rome, RM 00185
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.