i loved this hostel. my husband loved it a little less since he prefers things a bit more luxurious. It is a bit out of Siena, quiet town, unbelievable views from our window, and a kind hostess. we really loved the town of Siena, and the bus was very reliable in getting us into town. the rooms are not as clean as hotels, but nothing terrible. the beds are hostel beds, and we used our own towels (we were back packing so we had those small, quick dry towels) but the towels looked okay. you are a little more on your own here, but that can be nice. a very nice hostel.