Rome is typically thought of as an expensive, luxurious city in Italy, but all types of travelers come to the city from budget weekend travelers to backpackers who also save money visiting its attractions with Rome Pass. Here, we explore 10 of the best budget hotels in Rome for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a fortune on their accommodation in the old heart of the Roman Empire.
Where to Stay in Rome On a Budget
As the nature-minded name suggests, The Beehive is an eco-conscious hostel with natural cleaning products and soaps, as well as organic breakfasts. The rooms are decorated colorfully and there is a garden available to guests. Situated close to Termini train station and at only €25 per night in the off-season and €35 per night at peak times, you can’t go wrong.
Admittedly on the more expensive side of the “budget” term, the Hotel Navona is nevertheless great value for money if you’re looking for something a little fancier – it’s wonderfully decorated in an elegant, traditional style. It’s situated right next to the Piazza Navona and offers discounts of up to 15% for booking online.
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If you’re looking for a quieter, more spacious experience than the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the Althea inn is in the peaceful Testaccio area and offers private terraces for each room. What’s more, this part of town has some of the best restaurants in Rome. When you want to head into the centre, you just have to hop on the tube and you’re only two stops away from the amazing Coliseum.
Albergo del Sole al Biscione
The character of this hostel is all in the architecture – it’s a historic building with a stunning rooftop terrace. It’s also a hotbed of activity, close to bars and classic hipster hangouts, so it’s perfect if you’re looking to socialise and go out.
With fantastic visitor reviews, this boutique hotel is often praised for its location (close to the Republicca station), cleanliness, and great value. Check out the breakfast selection, where they offer a selection of excellent pastries – well above and beyond the standard. The great service is the cherry on top.
The Casa Romana, in Via dei Mille close to Termini train station, is run by Fulvia, a host renowned for her excellent coffee and warm manner. As a single renovated apartment, the hostel is small – only three rooms – so it’s quiet and cosy, Keep an eye out for the local seasonal fruit brought in from the market daily and, in summer, the home-grown tomatoes Fulvia grows in Umbria.
Hotel Re di Roma
For a modern touch, head to this warm but contemporary hotel built-in 1900 in San Giovanni’s historical quarter. You’ll find it close to the Basilica of St. John Lateran – an essential place to go if you visit Rome – and when you’re done exploring the area, you can rest upon beds with orthopedic mattresses and pillows.
Best Western Hotel Canada
For a good value take on luxury rooms and decoration, look no further than the Best Western Hotel Canada. Spacious areas, intricate ornaments, and beautiful paintings are there at every turn, and the generous breakfast is served buffet-style in an eye-catching room. The old-school elevator puts an old-world spin on the experience.
Villa Borghese Resort
Run by a young couple and located close to the Villa Borghese Park, this accommodation is close to most of the major attractions. It operates more like a set of private apartments than a hotel or hostel, so it’s perfect if you want to be left to your own devices.
Hotel de Monti
It doesn’t get much better than receiving an “à la carte” breakfast in bed in a 1500s building in the center of Rome. That’s what you can expect at the Hotel de Monti, though prices start at only €52 for a single night’s stay for one. A treat even for those on a budget.
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