Loved my stay at Combo Bologna. It’s located in a leafy residential area. Lots of outdoor space for sitting out during the day or night. It's very quiet in the rooms. The beds are comfortable with a little shelf for your stuff. Nice roomy bathroom. Plenty of storage space. Nice view from the room. There is a large kitchen downstairs with lots of amenities for cooking. Breakfast is extra, so I brought my own. They sell food and alcohol on site. It felt like people followed masking rules when inside. This is a perfect place to stay if you need to be near the train station. Just a 12 minute walk to the airport train. Only downside is that it’s a 30 minute walk to the center of Bologna and there is no nearby market.
The place has a gorgeous terrasse and a nice bar. It was really cool to chill there in the evening. The property is clean and modern, everything functions properly. About staff problem: I had an issue with a guest who ate his dinner at 23:30 in the room and refused to eat outside. I reported this to the staff. The guy from staff, at my surprise, was really rude to me, defended the other guest like he was a royal family member, and made me understand that I was the one who created the problems. I didn't expect him to agree with me, but to find a solution that suit both. I really dislike being treated like that from a hostel staff, it's really distasteful and unrespectful. I hope the staff will improve its problem solving skills.
I stayed in a four bed room at this location and was pleasantly surprised at how much space we had. There was a small table and two chairs and we had ample space between beds. The bathroom was quite large and there was storage space and lockers ideally located behind a wall behind our beds, so there was some ability to take care of things without disturbing all your suite mates. The building has a massive kitchen downstairs shared with college students. Finding the proper utensils is a bit challenging as is the fact that only some people clean up after themselves, but it is a great option for staying in to cook. Easy walk from the train station and to downtown, cute bar and breakfast area, laundry facilities and 24 hour staff which is helpful as well.
The hostel itself is decent, the only real drawback is the half hour hike into town, and back again. For this though, you do get a semi-wooded quiet location. The kitchen is bigger than some hostels I've visited- yes really! There are at least six cooking stations with sinks and stovetops, hundreds of pots and pans, but maybe three knives, two forks and one spoon!? There were (locked) lockers in the kitchen with additional cookware, but I don't know who they are intended for. I certainly wasn't given access. The light switches are a leftover from when this building was a hotel- you have to leave a key card in a slot, and it was kind of annoying trying to turn on the bathroom light without turning on the room lights in the middle of the night. Not a dealbreaker though, as long as you don't mind walking a fair bit. Also, there is a large and cheap supermarket (Pam) nearby.…
It’s close to the airport and reasonably cheap. We were just looking for a nice place to sleep. But we made a mistake booking a room a room in this place. What we experienced was nothing short of a disgrace. For this place holds a ‘concert’ several nights of the year. And it really is a right pain in the ear. 9pm rolled around and it really got wild. It was like they gave a drum set to a child. The music was awful and it just wasn’t right. And sadly it continued very late into the night. Around midnight I thought ‘I hope this ends soon’. This guitar has been played for 3 hours out of tune. But alas this ‘concert’ continued in the morning. I would have avoided this place if I had a fair warning.