Closed permanently; please post to prove otherwise
Posted Aug 30, 2016
The short: stay away from this hostel.
The long: Why? I arrived on August 4, 2016 to discover that the hostel was closed. The photo below which I believe is similar to, if not the same as, another review explains that it was closed by police on June 13, 2016. (It's in Italian, so I could be wrong about the details.) Fortunately, I was able to find accommodation elsewhere that night.
After 4 attempts to sort out a refund with Expedia, I finally got it. Looking back, I should have contacted Expedia on that day to sort out the problem. However, Expedia is also responsible for not contacting me (and others) about this. It claims that the hostel is still open after calling an agent/employee on site. But two reviews before mine and Google search results strongly suggest that it's closed. Please post information and photos to prove it wasn't in July and August.
I also spoke with a supervisor who seemed to defend Expedia saying that it's my fault for booking in the first place because supposedly there were more negative than positive reviews. If one read average to poor review, still booked it, and had a bad experience, then it's that person's fault. But if one reads poor reviews but doesn't even get an experience because a place shut down and wasn't informed about it, whose fault is it then? (By the way, I booked this hostel before those reviews addressing the shut down were posted.)
The hostel is also to blame for not informing Expedia and/or misleading customers.