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Alius Hotel

1.0 out of 5.0

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The room we booked didn't look anything like the pictures. It was gross and dirty: ROOM - The walls had all kinds of stains on them, from different colours to actual dirt and grease, - the furniture is old and broken in many places, greasy as well and full of stains of previous guests, the best way to describe it is that it looks like something someone wanted to throw away, but decided to give it to a friend or a charity, - there were stains on the floor like something was spilled and never cleaned, - the bed was not a double bed like we booked but two single beds put together, which were pulling away from each other constantly during the night, cousing one of us to fall in the hole in between - the beds were awful, old, and had no bed covers below the sheets, and were very uncomfortable with metal springs poking you in various places at all times, - we didn't have a water boiler as the booking said and the fridge was dirty and gross, - all the light switches and remotes were literally yellow from grease - the wi-fi was very slow, you couldn't watch a video. Because of that, most of the time we were on our mobile data TOILET Oh the dreadful scene: - The first thing is the smell which made the whole room smell like canalisation and fungus throught our whole stay, - The shower was the most disgusting thing I saw in my life, fungus and scale everywhere around, somebodys body hair in it, and the worst thing - everywhere on the walls there was some kind of a yellow greasy residue from who knows what - the toothbrush holder cup was dirty completely - we didn't have any cold water on the faucet in the sink, they fixed it the second day after we complained but then it LEAKED over the whole bathroom, which we cleaned ourselves, and after that it was leaking behind the sink for the rest of our stay. After they "fixed" the sink, you needed to wait for some time to get a bit of warm water, - we found cockroaches on the bathroom wall which you can see in the picture below. In the end, we decided to go and buy our own cleaning supplies and CLEAN THE ROOM OURSELVES completely as we were so grossed out. We also got an air freshener to try and get the smell of canalisation out, unsuccesfully. Even though this is a 2 star hotel and we didn't expect much, we expected it to at least be clean. That is the bare minimum you can give to your guests as an accomodation provider. There were only 2 good things. The location, and the daily maid service.

Dirty shower Dirty bedcover with marks that look like sperm Bad pillows Good location, you can go walking to the Coliseum and many attractions It is ok it you do not have height expectations and high standards

It's not often that you leave a hotel before you've actually slept there. I was completely dissatisfied with this hotel for nuerous reasons, the least of which were the paper-thin walls. I didn't sneeze for fear the neighboring guests might call out, "Bless you!". Let's start with the positive aspect (the one and only which saved this place from me giving it a "terrible" score instead of just "poor"). The staff. Both people I dealt with during my "stay" at this place were extremely accommodating and friendly. They did everything they could to resolve all the problems I had while I was there - which considering I was only at the hotel for a total of two-three hours altogether, that seems incredible. When I first checked in, I went into the room I'd reserved, which had been 30 euro for one night (in January) and that did not include breakfast the next day. The room was almost as small as that of a hotel room in London. The size didn't bother me. It was the fact that the heater didn't work. When I lay down on the bed, there was a small black curly hair awaiting me at the pillow - which was just wonderful to see. When I called the lady on duty into my room to help me fix the heater, she spent about ten minutes playing with the remote trying to get it to work, until she finally gave up (after moving furniture, clicking the switches and standing in the room that didn't allow two people to stand in at once - I actually had to sit on the bed to allow room for both of us). She finally said that once the other room was cleaned up, she would move me into that one. I asked her about how long that would be and she said twenty minutes. I waited. Thirty minutes later I came out (freezing) to the lobby and asked her if the other room was ready. She said it would be thirty minutes and said I neeeded to be patient. I didn't have time to wait as I had to leave, so she said she'd move my luggage into the other room once it was ready. That was fine. When I came back to my new room several hours later, it was much larger, and seemed much nicer. As with the other room, when I lay down on the bed there were a lot of springs, it was lumpy and terribly uncomfortable. I needed to get ready to go out again for the evening, so I went to start the shower. The floors by the way were so cold it felt like I was stepping on blocks of ice in the bathroom, so a word to the wise, make sure you take slippers with you (and also there is no soap or other luxuaries of the sort provided at this hotel - come prepared)! I turned the shower on, and left it on hot...for ten minutes...twenty minutes...until finally I gave up, and had to get dressed and go out to reception once again. A man was on duty now, and he was more than friendly and helpful. He came into my room and tried to play with the faucet. He couldn't get it to turn hot. He went into the back of the hotel to fix something, and couldn't manage. It took him about thirty minutes to do something - until finally the water was simply luke warm. Totally unacceptable in my opinion. A hotel should have basics, like hot water. At least the heater was working in this room? I left and came back a few hours later, and decided to check out, as I'd found a better hotel while I was out. I didn't like that I'd paid the thirty Euro already, and would love a refund since I never actually ended up sleeping there. In addtion, the building is old, the elevator scared me to death because there are two sets of doors and I was faced with a grate when I opened the set that I'd closed originally getting on the elevator, and thought that the lift had stalled. When I came back that evening, someone had not shut the inside elevator doors, and I had to walk up three large flights of stairs to get to the hotel. All in all, I definitely do not recommend this hotel! It's a little bit farther from Termini train station than google maps suggests - walking quickly and knowing exactly where I was going once I'd found it, it takes exactly 10 minutes to the front entrance of the train station: that's once you know where the hotel is, which isn't super easy to find.

Very difficult to find. No air conditioning. Very noisy at night due to location. Very basic. Location is centralized and inexpensive. Breakfast was decent but not worth the extra 3 euros. You definitely are getting what you pay for.

Great location. Basic rooms yet all you need when you're out all day. Good breakfast included, nice people, great value for money, great wifi. Near restaurants and very close to the main train station, as well as one station about 200m away.

We were struggling to find a decently priced hotel in a good location. We had low expectations coming in, but this hotel was just not good. The Good: - hotel is close to the Repubblica Metro that you can take to the Vatican or other sites - within walking distance (a long walk) to other sights such as Trevi or Colosseum - good stores and restaurants close by (if you want a break from Italian we recommend the nearby Mr. Chow) The Bad: - The bed and pillows are awful. Terrible. Atrocious. The bed is an old spring mattress that was so uncomfortable. The pillows were made of rocks. Seriously, a simple pillow upgrade would do wonders. - The shower. The doors kept coming off the tracks and the shower head sprayed in 100 different directions except for on your body. A simple cleaning or upgrade would make it so much better. - The toilet stinks. Has a weird flush system where the tank fills up above the toilet high on the wall and it just stinks and smells like an outhouse. - The street noise. Via Nazionale is loud and our room overlooked it. Rooms are not even slightly soundproof so we could hear everything from everywhere. - No climate control. The room got hot at night and the only way to cool it down would be to open the window to the loud street below. - Overall skuzzy and dirty. The walls had so many scratches and it looked like liquids dripping down them. A quick wash or paint would be much more inviting. Overall: Avoid & look elsewhere for a comfortable stay/sleep. You'll need it when you're trying to explore Rome.

We´ve been looking short-termed for an cheap accomodation near the city centre and found hotel alius. Reservation and Check-in was very easy and we had a clean and nice room with enough comfort. I can definitely recommend this hotel for less money travellers.

This is a very small hotel right in the centre of all attractions you would like to see in Rome. Hotel is basic but has all you need and it was a very clean hotel. The staff are excellent. If you are on a budget and would prefer to stay in the heart of the city then this is an exceptional place to stay as it is value for your money. Continental breakfast served to start your day was as many hotels enough to get you started for sightseeing. I would most definitely return to this hotel.

My girlfriend and I arrived after a long flight to find our reservation made 6 months ago was cancelled. The man at the reception desk told us we had no booking and pretty much waived us away. We asked if we could use the wifi to contact our booking agent. Our booking agent told us there was most definitely a reservation and subsequently waived their booking fees as a courtesy and helped us find another hotel for the remainder of our stay. Anyway before this happened, we waited over an hour in the Alius reception before we had any idea what was happening. We were instructed to go to another hotel owned by the same owner as Alius was full (we presumed). We were told it was only a 10 minute walk in our 10-15kg packs or we could probably get a taxi at our expense. The other hotel we stayed in for a night was awful. A drunk neighbour stayed awake singing Italian songs and arguing with his wife in an adjacent room. The next day we were caught in the rain gathering our packs and retuning to Alius Hotel to find they still had no idea what was happening (although the host was slightly nicer today) and they had no rooms available in any case. Also I saw the door to room 10 mentioned in so many reviews next to the reception, and I would not recommend it if you want a semi peaceful sleep as anyone coming in late will wake you up. Overall this is the worst review I have written for a hotel and I never got past the reception. We understand mistakes can be made with bookings but we were unnecessarily mucked about and wasted precious time seeing Rome for the first time. I recommend avoiding this place, as we found out, there are many other good budget options available in Rome in good locations.

My wife and I stayed here for 6 days. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. OWNER and STAFF The owner and the staff demonstrated excellent customer service. Never once were they rude. The directions to the B&B were very detailed and easy to follow. LOCATION The location is ideal. Several busses run from the front of the hotel. Metro Repubblica (A Line) is at the corner of the street (3 minute walk). There are many restaurants, places to shop for clothing, and many other interesting outlets to explore nearby. ROOM The rooms vary from one to the other. I will review the one we had. The room was clean and we had a private bathroom. The restroom was fully stocked with shampoo and towels. The room had a good air conditioning unit that kept our room as cold as we needed it to be. There was a lockbox that we used to keep our valuables safe. They also had free WIFI. The WIFI was not very strong and I had a connection about 60% of the time. That was a little frustrating. BREAKFAST Breakfast is served from 7:30 - 10:00a. The breakfast room had a coffee machine that made more that 5 different types of coffee. The hotel served large croissants stuffed with chocolate. They also had cereals, toast, and yogurt to eat. We were very satisfied with the breakfast.

via Nazionale, 243 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Repubblica, Alius Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. The 10 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and TVs. Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia are also within a short walk.


Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


All 10 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Alius Hotel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours), as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby.

Room options

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

39% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 189 reviews