Pensione Ottaviano Hostel

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Via Ottaviano 6, Rome, Italy

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You and the Vatican are close, really close... Apr 10, 2011
Simply cannot beat this location if want to stand, sit, crawl, run(probably not), dream, and dream again upon St. Peters. Just writing this makes me want to get back on the plane and Rome-it again, right now!(even at $1.40 Euro..)

Beds are fine, showers and internet are miminal, 'gathering' area is small, but location and the people you meet make up for any drawbacks. Price is very reasonable. Vatican is one block away, gelato-cafe-restaurants galore are even closer. Metro just down the street. Great vibe in the area with the thousands(or tens of thousands) who visit daily. There is a market-fair every day two-three blocks down to get any fruit-veges-meats etc.

Night viewing of St. Peter's(like the Colesseum) is must viewing, and kind of a secret that no one tells you until you're there. You can stay as long as you like, watch the crowds gather(8th column left is the best), then go back to your room, rest, and then start all over again. The Tiber is very near, with Castel St. Angelo and Travestere easily walkable. Definitely go up to the Giancolo for the views of Rome and St. Peters. It's a steep incline,, so probably should bring the healthy you. To the West is green, green, green, and a great contrast to the city-madness of Roma.

I recommend whole-heartedly Pension Ottaviano, no half-hearted measures here.
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