If you're looking for cheap accommodation, Rome offers plenty of options in every neighborhood.
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.
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.
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Having worked in this business for several decades, we are familiar with some of the best bargain 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.
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.
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.
Contemporary 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.
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.
A 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.
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
Central location? Tasteful interiors? Reasonable price? Check!
This stylishly restored townhouse is highly rated by guests and an excellent choice for your stay in Rome.
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.
Make yourself at home in one of the 4 air-conditioned guest rooms.
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.
Feel at home in one of the lovely air-conditioned rooms featuring wooden floors.
Your memory foam bed comes with crisp 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.
With 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: 130-240 €
Looking for cheap hotels at North Termini?
This hotel is surprisingly affordable and excellent value for the money.
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.
One 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.
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.
With 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!
One 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: 83-280€ per night for 1bedroom/1 bathroom studio and a pretty good-size kitchen. Accommodations suitable for couples and families (up to 4 people.)
You 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.)
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