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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

It takes a lot for me to complain, but this hostel was the WORST. I booked for three nights, bolted after one. I got attacked by spider bites overnight when sleeping on a top bunk and my face swelled up like a pumpkin Looked like I had been beaten with the welts everywhere. Worst part was that i had to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

My friend and I had to stay here as a last resort (we contemplated sleeping on the street which in hindsight would have been a better option). We opened the doors to the hostel and a cloud of smoke engulfed us. The "workers" were not distinguishable from guests and were rude and not clear with any policies. We paid in... More 

1 Thank Mike262013

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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Do Not Stay Here!!! Sleep on the street, it's cleaner. They kept our bags "safe" for us during the seven hour cleaning by putting them in a corner of a room along with everyone else's bags. When we returned several hours later we finally got to see the room we paid 60 Euros for. There were four beds, two of... More 

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Linz, Austria
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

I know that you can't expect a lot if you stay in a hostel - but honestly - I would NEVER EVER stay in this hostel again! First of all: it was dirty, really dirty (I don't know what they're doing while 7h "cleaning"!), second: there are still bed bugs (I mean honestly?! I think the first bed bugs-review was... More 

Thank Sa_Fr0
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

Though the location is good(close to vatican city and the river, far from train station and collosseum), the hostel experience is horrible. Very ugly hostel, they kick you out between 10-5 pm!! They say its for cleaning, but what the hell, its always super dirty. Theres like 10 beds per room and theres no soace for even puting your bags.... More 

Thank Pedro E
Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Horrible horrible. So many bed bugs. I was eaten alive. I think staff know they have bugs. Staff is very kind. Really hostel is in very poor condition. No wifi after mid night. Not happy cover in over 30 bites from my face to my foot.

Thank yem27
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2013

I enjoyed my staying in this hostel. The welcoming staff make your staying memorable with their best sense of humour and hospitality. The lock time from 10:00 to 16:00 is little bit annoying but anyways it was not as problemetic as it seems.

Thank gaston m
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Positives: 10 mins from Vatican and about 30 to Trevi fountain in the other direction. Pretty cheap. Although the kitchen and common room are fairly small, they are close together and near rooms so its easy to meet other people. The rooms, or mine at least, we're spacious. NEGATIVES: Strict lockout from 10am until 4pm - for 'cleaning'. However, during... More 

3 Thank Flynn_Australia
ANUJ K, Front Office Manager at Hostel Happy Days, responded to this review

Regarding to this review we would like to justify that the lock out time from 10:00 to 17:00 written very clearly on our all websites we work with . And about the music, with respect to the laws and the guests who prefer sleeping instead of partying ,the music is stopped playing at 24:00. And about the reviews, all reviews... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

"Party party sangria" hah what a joke. They play loud music from 8:00 - 00:00 then at 00:00 its light out or leave. Staff can be very rude, to the point of yelling, then can be nice offering things like a cup of tea. 10am you must leave the hostel, lockout till 4pm. They dismantle the bunk beds and remove... More 

1 Thank phat_tee
ANUJ K, Front Office Manager at Hostel Happy Days, responded to this review

Regarding to this review we would like to justify that during this period one guest was hanged over and remained in the hostel on his own bed.About the lock out time we would like to make it clear that our lock out timings are written very clearly on the all websites we work with . And the lockers are provided... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Our first night here was just horrible and we wanted to leave. My friend and I booked a 4 bed dorm and ended up in what was originally a 6 bed dorm but kept having beds crammed in until there were 8 of us. When we complained the guy said he couln't do anything and we'd have to wait for... More 

Thank Victoria S

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Staying in Prati

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Just steps away from the chaos of the centre, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighbouring Borgo, Prati is a local favourite for its aesthetic organisation and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
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Additional Information about Hostel Happy Days

Address: Via Cola di Rienzo 217 | Via Trionfale 146, 00192 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
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“just don't go there at all”
 of 5 bubbles Sa_Fr0, 19 Sep 2013 | Read review
“I Recommend this hostel because of welcoming staff and the best location . Really worths to money.”
 of 5 bubbles gastonm732, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Don't stay here, pretty simple.”
 of 5 bubbles phat_tee, 17 Jan 2013 | Read review
“This hostel has strange lock out times. Be advised before booking.”
 of 5 bubbles vegabond82, 25 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Choose another one”
 of 5 bubbles 15DavidF, 2 May 2012 | Read review
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