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Cheap Accommodation Rome

Looking for cheap accommodation in Rome? 

twin room at the beehive hostelSweet and simple rooms at the cozy Beehive Hostel - one of the best cheap places to stay in Rome!

We ran a B&B in Rome for 17 years

We know the market. We know the business.

And we know what people are looking for when they want somewhere cheap to stay in Rome.

Truly Cheap Accommodation Rome
Even in High Season!

When you search online for cheap accommodation Rome, you'll often see articles with lists of places with "low rates, starting from . . ." which are their rates for the cheapest room type, in low season.

And lately, there's barely a low season in Rome!

Plus, you can almost never get those rates.

Want a private bathroom? A bigger room? Free cancellation? The rates start climbing.

So this page is not about finding "low" in "low season."

It's about telling you where you can get quality, cheap accommodation Rome, most of the year.

On this page, we’ll cover:

Finding cheap accommodation Rome - what to look for

There is now so much competition in Rome for your accommodation Dollar/Euro/Pound, that you can usually find a cheap place to stay even in high season . . . but where is it and what's it like?

Some of the most frequent research details you may want to consider before booking a room include:

  • Is the bathroom private/inside the room? (Read the fine print! If you want a private bathroom make sure your room has it!)
  • Is breakfast included (and on the flip-side, can you book without breakfast and pay less?)
  • Is the booking refundable/cancel-able?
  • Is the property far from public transportation?
  • Is there a minimum of daily housekeeping?

If these more luxurious extras matter to you, check before you book:

  • Is there parking?
  • Is a quiet room available?
  • Is a room with a view available?

Cheap accommodation Rome - our picks

Having worked in this business for several decades, we are familiar with some of the best cheap places to stay in Rome.

Some of them are run by friends or colleagues of ours. Some have been used by friends and family over the years. And some we can judge by noting the characteristics, location, photos, and other consistent information we glean online.

Here are our picks for the best cheap accommodation Rome in the historic center.

Unless otherwise noted, all price ranges are for 2-person occupancy per night for a double room.

Try a monastery stay!

Here's an idea - if you're looking for cheap accommodation Rome, you may want to try staying at a monastery.

Browse monasteries in and near Rome.

Spanish Steps/Trevi Fountain

Rome Cheap AccommodationsExplore our lodging picks near Spanish Steps (DownTown Rome) for your upcoming trip to the Eternal City

I once would have told you it would be difficult to find cheap accommodation Rome near the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) as it's considered a fairly posh and upscale neighborhood.

Today you can find a few really good options for budget accommodation, even in this exclusive part of Rome's center, which also includes the nearby Trevi neighborhood.

The perfect 3-day itinerary in Rome

Trying to figure out how to organize your visit to Rome? I've got the perfect 3-day itinerary for first-time visitors (or those who have not been here in a while.) It works for a 2.5 day visit as well.

In my 3-day itinerary, you'll see all the major must-see Rome attractions like the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Castel Sant'Angelo, and much more.

And if you have more time, or want suggestions for extra/other things to do, you'll find that there too.

Visit my page with the best 3-day itinerary in Rome for first-timers.

Rome Art Hotel - Gruppo Trevi Hotels ****hotel

Rome Cheap AccommodationsDowntown Rome is filled with amazing affordable lodging. Do not miss the opportunity and check our list of suggestions.

Location: 5-minute walk from Piazza Barberini and Piazza di Spagna. 

Price: 50-100€

Hotel 87 Eighty-seven ****HOTEL

Rome Cheap AccommodationsTourists associate Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain with extremely expensive shopping and fancy accommodations. But the simple fact is these areas have a range of affordable hotels, cool restaurants, and cafes that are the match of anywhere in the city.

Location: Conveniently-located near the Barberini Metro Stop, this 4-star hotel is 5-minute walk from Piazza di Spagna and Fontana di Trevi. 

Style: Contemporary mediterranean design with parquet floors

Special Features: Guests can enjoy free mini-bar for the first night of stay. Wellness area with sauna, indoor hot tub, sensory shower, and thalassotherapy tub. A bar is also available on the terrace and you can enjoy an aperitif there.

Price: 50-100€

Relais De La Poste ***hotel

Rome Cheap AccommodationsContemporary colors and boutique furnishings are par for the course, in this hotel sited in the middle of the old clothing merchants ground

Location: Set in Rome’s unofficial “garment” district, this 3-star hotel is a 5-minute walk from Piazza di Spagna and Fontana di Trevi. 

Style: Elegant and fashionable

Special Features: The common areas are a bit cramped but the rooms  spacious. There is a small but delightful spa.

Price: 60-110€

Looking for the best self-catering options for your Rome stay?

Plum Guide has hand-picked some of the places to stay in the eternal city, and you'll find beautiful accommodations to fit all group sizes and budgets.

Browse their site here.

Parlamento Boutique ***hotel

Rome Cheap AccommodationsOnly minutes from famous cafes and historic landmarks, this Hotel is a no-brainer for adventurers looking to soak up Rome's downtown shopping.

Location: Close to the shopping street Via Del Corso, this 3-star hotel is a 10-minute walk from Piazza di Spagna metro stop. 

Style: Eclectic extravagant

Special Features: Some of the rooms have direct access to a charming shared terrace.

Price: 70-120€

RHome Piazza del Popolo - guesthouse***

Rome Cheap AccommodationsLocated on bustling Piazza del Popolo, it cleverly fuses historical architecture with modern furnishings. Its sleek interiors and neutral furnishings make for a very stylish stay in Rome.

Location: This elegant guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Via Margutta, famous for its workshops, art galleries, and fashionable restaurants.

Style: Modern classic

Special Features: All rooms have flat-screen TV with complimentary Netflix channel.

Price: 55-110€

Colosseum - Monti

Aenea Superior Inn B&B***

Rome Cheap AccommodationsA five-minute walk from piazza Madonna Dei Monti, this guest house is ideally placed to experience Rome’s lesser-known moody charm in addition to its more famous central landmarks.

Location: B&B located at the crossroads of Via Urbana and a little street leading towards the heart of Monti district. 

Style: Contemporary

Special Features: The cozy rooms are on two floors of a charming 19th-century building. Some of them come with a view of the basilica of S. Pudenziana

Price: 50-90€

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Colosseo Accommodation Room Guesthouse**

Rome Cheap AccommodationsCentral location? Tasteful interiors? Reasonable price? Check, this stylishly restored townhouse.

Location: This guesthouse is right on Via Labicana, an ancient street on slopes of the Oppian Hill. A statue of Roman Emperor Augustus was found here. It is now in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme at the National Museum of Rome.

Style: Individually decorated spaces. Contemporary

Special Features: All rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and Nespresso style coffee-maker.

Price: 50-90€

Piazzetta de' Monti Suites Guesthouse**

Rome Cheap AccommodationsMake yourself at home in one of the 4 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and bathrobes.

Location:: The location on Via dei Serpenti is certainly enviable! While offering quiet rooms, this venue is smack in the center of Monti nightlife, and minutes away from the Colosseum and a few ancient Roman basilicas.

Style: While old-fashioned and classical, it retains a certain glamour.

Special Features: Rooms have comfy beds and are equipped with the bare minimum of services.

Price: 50-80€

Soggiorno Downtown Guesthouse*

Rome Cheap AccommodationsMake yourself at home in one of its air-conditioned rooms featuring wooden floors. Your memory foam bed comes with crispy Italian cotton sheets.

Location: In one of Rome’s busiest areas, famous for a large number of good affordable restaurants, bars, and pizzerias, where tourists and locals alike gather to have fun and to experience great dining.

Style: “Cookie-cutter” but clean rooms

Special Features: Rooms equipped with a minimum of amenities, comfy beds.

Price: 50-80€

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Vesta Domus Guesthouse*

Rome Cheap AccommodationsWith a stay at Vesta Domus Guesthouse in Rome, you'll be within a 5-minute away from the Colosseum Archaeological Park.

Location: Literally in front of the Colosseum. This little area literally in front of the Colosseum offers a lot for the tourist. You’ll be captivated by the rich mix of architecture, from the time of the Empire all the way to contemporary palaces.

Style: Bare essentials.

Special Features: Rooms equipped with the minimum of amenities. Small breakfast included. Nice views. 

Price: 50-80€

Termini/Castro Pretorio

Termini Smart Rooms 2 Guesthouse**

Rome Cheap AccommodationsKnown for its understated minimalistic-themed rooms, this guesthouse near Termini Station is an affordable option for families and couples alike.

Location: At the crossroads of Piazza Dell’Indipendenza. Easy access to both Metro lines A and B, which allows for easy and quick travel to both central and outer areas of Rome.

Style: Minimalistic. 

Special Features: The rooms are cozy and clean.

Price: 50-80€

Hotel Piemonte Hotel ***

Rome Cheap AccommodationsLooking for cheap hotels at North Termini? Despite being a good venue this Hotel is surprisingly affordable.

Location: A short distance from Termini Station, Terme di Diocleziano and 20 minutes’ walk from the historic center. 

Style: Moderate hues and basically-furnished rooms

Special Features: Rates include breakfast.

Price: 45-70€

Termini Suite Guesthouse ***

Rome Cheap AccommodationsOne of the best cheap accommodations at north Termini for families, this venue has triple and family rooms. It’s just five minutes by Metro from Termini, with its famous markets, great walks, and ethnic restaurants.

Location: A short distance from Castro Pretorio metro B Station and minutes away from the Central Station Termini. 

Style: Good mix of contemporary and new-classic

Special Features: Smartly-designed rooms where shades of black and whites are mixed with natural wood. 

Price: 60-80€

The Beehive Combo Ho(s)tel Hybrid Travelodge ***

Rome Cheap AccommodationsSustainability runs through the veins of "The Behive” at Termini. Featuring a collection of quirky rooms at affordable prices.

Location: A short distance from Castro Pretorio metro B Station, 2 minutes away from the North exit of Termini Station, this gem is a forerunner of the “multi-levels” stay concept, which combines the service and comfort of a cozy hotel with the effortless essence of a hostel.

Style: Definitely hip with design-led solutions, inspirational communal areas, and a cool kitchen (and fantastic cooking classes hosted by the owners!!)

Special Features: Eye-catching communal garden in which to dine and relax. Furnished with comfy chairs and surrounded by exotic-looking perennial plants. This place gives the clean and peaceful feeling that travellers crave so much.

Price: 30-60€


At the Beehive, you can get a 10% discount for stays from November - February (except December 31 and January 1), for any year.

Use code romewiseWIR for your discount.

Suite Castrense B&B ***

Rome Cheap AccommodationsWith two guesthouses decked out in elegant designs, "Suite Castrense" is a great option for those looking for a cheap Rome break.

Location: A short distance from Castro Pretorio metro B Station, and minutes from the Central Station Termini. 

Style: Few frills and a lot of substance, deliberately retro atmosphere.

Special Features: The room sizes may be small but some bathrooms have oversize showers!

Price: 40-90€

Archi Di Roma Apartment ***

Rome Cheap AccommodationsOne of the most simple yet stylish cheap apartments in South Termini. This venue offers snug areas featuring smart TVs and power showers.

Location: Five minutes from Termini station.

Style: The minimalism of common spaces and pastel walls creates a pleasant contrast with the bold walnut and oak furniture.

Special Features: You’ll find the basics like a closet, mirror, and bedside tables, but don’t look for a chest of drawers. Free WiFi and a daily breakfast.

Price: 80-130€ per night for 1bedroom/1 bathroom studio and a pretty good-size kitchen. Accommodations suitable for couples and families (up to 4 people.)

Termini/ Esquilino

Roma Resort Colosseum Apartment ***

Rome Cheap AccommodationsYou know you’re in for a stylish stay when you step into this apartment. Just 10 minutes walk from Termini Station, this low-cost apartment fuses design, tech, and comfort all bundled up at an affordable rate.

Location: Between the east-side of Central Station Termini, and the south border of the Esquilino hill.

Style: A blend of comfort and convenience with simplicity and contemporary aesthetics. Minimalistic design and maximal guest appeal.

Special Features: This apartment offers modern self-catering accommodations. Nice terraces and views. Breakfast ( NOT complimentary) available upon request.

Price: 60-110€ per night for 1bedroom/1 bathroom studio and a pretty good-size kitchen. Accommodations suitable for couples and families (up to 4 people.)

Grey & White B&B ***

Cottage poeriO

This lovely vacation apartment rental is located in the quiet part of the wonderfully charming Trastevere neighborhood.

It's run by a real "Trasteverino", Massimo. With lots of comforts and space, this is a great option for cheap accommodation in Rome.

Rome Cheap AccommodationsTry an apartment stay in Rome at Cottage Poerio in the sweet and charming Trastevere neighborhood

Address: Via Alessandro Poerio, 112

Phone: +39 333 487 1514

For more about these areas, visit my page about Neighborhoods in Rome.

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