The HOSTEL, run by the Religious of Mary Immaculate, welcomes 65 young women aged 18 to 28, from September to July, who are far from their families for their studies or for their entry into the world of work.
It offers more than just accommodation. Set in a Christian environment, the friendly family atmosphere is conducive to studying. The hostel’s organisation focuses on active participation and awareness of the common good, allowing for responsibility, friendship and collaboration, through activities on offer and the involvement of each and every one in daily life.
The sisters collaborate in the integral development of each young person, with the possibility of maturing in the Christian faith for those who would so wish.
WHERE WE ARE & HOW TO FIND US
VIA PALESTRO, 23 – 00185 ROME
Métro : Termini (A et B / B1) et Castro Pretorio (B / B1) : 3-9 minutes.
Bus 16, 61, 62, 64, 85, 223, 310, 492, 649 … : 2-4 minutes
Monday to Thursday from 6.30am to 11pm.
Friday from 6.30am to midnight
Saturday from 7am to 1am
SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAYS: from 7am to 11pm
Monday to Friday Breakfast 7am-8.30pm / Dinner 7.45pm
Saturday : Breakfast 7-8:30am / Lunch: 1:30pm
Sunday and bank holidays: Breakfast 7-9:30am.
What's included ?
Internal or external showers and toilets
Daily maintenance of the common areas
Laundry room and washing machine
Small living rooms
Dining room and kitchen
Parking for cars and bikes
Bed linen is not provided.
Each young person is responsible for the upkeep of their room.
Links to main universities :
- La Sapienza University ("ROMA 1")
16 minutes’ walk or 15 minutes bus (310, 492,649)
- University of Rome III I ("ROMA TRE")
9 minutes’ walk or 10 minutes bus (310, 492,649)
- Gregorian University ("LA GREGORIANA")
20 minutes on foot or 18-20 minutes by BUS (492, 62, 64, 85)
- Pontifical Lateran University ("LATERANENSE")
19 minutes (METRO A or bus 16)
Termini station 8 minutes away, metro, bus stops, supermarkets, pharmacies, park, pizzerias, restaurants, bakeries, fast-food outlets, hairdresser, gyms, phone shops, La Sapienza University and other faculties, parishes…
Culture / Education
Spanish courses, conferences, debates, visits of Rome and to the Vatican, etc.
Prayer groups, Mass and songs, spiritual guidance, Christian formation, retreats and spiritual exercises, diocesan activities, Easter for young people (Holy Week in Rome)
Sport / Leisure
Guitar, singing, theatre, preparation of parties, carnival, excursions, small recital or play at Christmas/end of year party…
Food bank collection, courses for migrants, volunteering, and other solidarity initiatives.
The Via Palestro hostel became like a second home for me, not only because I was welcomed at a time when I needed it, providing me with a quiet and safe place to live this new experience of student life, but also because here I was able to meet wonderful people with whom I developed beautiful relationships: real friends, always ready to share a lunch or a dinner, long conversations, laughter, advice or comfort when you are feeling a bit low.
In short, in this house, I have really found a second family, where the gestures of affection and the smiles exchanged are never lacking.
I never thought choosing this hostel for my studies would have had such an important impact on my life: today I can say that this experience has enriched me deeply and has exceeded all my expectations!
The different spaces in the hostel allow you to meet up to talk with friends, to concentrate to work or pray, or simply to relax: a real home. It is the perfect place to start one’s university education in a safe and serene atmosphere, while developing one’s independence, personality and sensitivity.
During the 5 years I spent here, the hostel gave me a lot through the presence of the sisters and the girls, a serene, family and stimulating atmosphere, where every difficulty is solved in a positive and constructive spirit, thanks to smiles and the continuous exchange of ideas and personal experiences.
Here I was able to feel a deep sense of friendship, to discover different cultures, to experience the joy of volunteering, but also to deepen the place of faith and prayer in my life.
I’m 20 years old and my friends at university often ask me why I chose to live in a hostel run by nuns rather than in a flat. It’s simple: because I feel really good here and now, I consider the hostel as a second home. A huge, palatial house in the centre of what is for me the most beautiful city in the world, near my university; a beautiful garden, a well-stocked library… On Sundays I can also go to mass in the house chapel, sing and accompany on the guitar.
Living together has its challenges, of course, but personally I find it very formative: it is an opportunity to learn how to manage interpersonal relationships, and problems are always solved, thanks in part to the help of the nuns. In any case, the greatest wealth that the home has given me is the people who live there.
Thanks to this experience, I was also able to rediscover my faith, while living the joy of a fraternal life!
Monday to Friday:
10.00 to 12.00
15.30 à 17.30
Tuesday and Thursday: 17.00 to 19.00
Saturday: 16.00 to 17.30
Nota bene: During pandemic time and until the sanitary situation remain, italian courses are suspended.
Provide a photocopy of your passport or identity card and a passport photo (and a residence permit if necessary).
Help at home
Through this place of listening, we bring together two needs that answer to each other: that of people (especially young women) who are looking for a dignified job as “family collaborators”, and that of families who need help at home, for cleaning, cooking, looking after the elderly or children (baby-sitting), etc.
We thus help:
– Families looking for:
- Domestic help, internal, external / part-time (cleaning, etc.)
- Home help for the elderly
- Baby-sitting / help for children (au pair, baby-sitter…)
- Attending medical appointments
– And young women looking for work in domestic services and home help.