The Best Airbnbs in Ostiense, Rome

The living space at an Airbnb in Ostiense
The living space at an Airbnb in Ostiense | © Andrea Brandino / Courtesy of Alessandra Olivari
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Hub Writer3 April 2018

Slightly outside the historic centre but still easily accessible by public transport, Ostiense is an excellent location for a base in Rome. Working-class at heart, the neighbourhood boasts lively bars and restaurants, intriguing industrial architecture and colourful street art. Check out these Airbnbs in Ostiense and start planning your trip now.

Street Art View Apartment

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The view from the window of Street Art View Apartment in Ostiense
The vista from Street Art View Apartment in Ostiense | © Courtesy of Street Art View Apartments

Wake up to the kaleidoscopic view of Ostiense’s most important, and most vibrant, piece of street art. Painted by Italian street artist Blu in 2014, this giant mural spans an entire palazzo and is just across the street from this spacious Airbnb with every home comfort you could need on a trip to the Eternal City. There are even extra services available on request – dine in the apartment courtesy of a home chef, go on a pre-organised excursion or enjoy dinner with a real Roman family.

Domus Stellarum / Polaris

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The kitchen of the Domus Stellarum Polaris apartment in Ostiense, Rome
The kitchen area of the Domus Polarum apartment | © Massimiliano Martina / Courtesy of Domus Stellarum

Take metro line B to Marconi to reach the Polaris apartment, which is managed by property company Domus Stellarum. This sleek 50-square-metre flat is located close to the main campus of Roma Tre University meaning there are plenty of affordable shops, bars and restaurants nearby. The apartment itself includes all the essentials (towels, use of the kitchen, hair dryer, etc) and the non-essential, but very welcome, HD TV with Netflix subscription.

Mariposa Apartment

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The kitchen of Mariposa Airbnb in Ostiense, Rome
The bright kitchen of Mariposa Apartment in Rome | © Francesca Donvi / Mariposa Apartment

This light, bright and airy apartment is located in the Garbatella part of Ostiense. Greatly developed during the 20s and 30s, this part of Rome is known for its small-town feel and left-leaning inhabitants, many of whom are die-hard AS Roma fans. Most tourists don’t make it to Garbatella, but there’s lots to explore within easy reach of Mariposa Apartment – diverse civil architecture, catacombs and plenty of traditional trattorias.

Garbatella Open Space

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The living space of Garbatella Open Space Airbnb
This Garbatella Airbnb is super stylish | © Federico Renzaglia / Garbatella Open Space

Located within a charming and historic palazzo (of which there are many in the Garbatella part of town), this Airbnb has been decked out in the best of taste. The retro orange sofa, Mad Men-style sideboard and arched floor lamp make this a beautiful space to relax in when you’re not exploring the sights of Rome. It contains everything you might need during your stay and sleeps up to four guests.

Flat at Piramide Gasometro

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The entrance and living space of this stylish Airbnb in Ostiense, Rome
The entrance and living space of this stylish Airbnb | © Andrea Brandino / Courtesy of Alessandra Olivari

This beautifully designed pad offers guests a contemporary and sophisticated spot in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Ostiense. With space to cook, dine, read a book or simply lounge around, this listing will feel like home in no time. In fact, the décor – clean and bright with a few statement, design-led pieces – is so well done, it’s probably better than home. The wood-panelled entrance is an especially nice touch and gives a lux-hotel feel to the place.

Luxury Eco-Sustainable 2BR Apartment

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The simple-chic interior of this Ostiense apartment
The simple-chic interior of this Ostiense apartment | © Courtesy of Giuseppina de Giorgis

Conveniently located near the Piramide metro stop, this Airbnb puts you within easy access of a whole host of the neighbourhood’s main sights. A 2,000-year-old pyramid, a gastronomic megastore and a power-plant-turned-museum are all just steps away. What’s more, much of the apartment – from the original 1920s flooring to the ecologically produced lime paint used on the walls – has been chosen with sustainability in mind. Seeking a harmonious vibe, the owners also acquired the services of a feng-shui consultancy during the revamp.

Room A in Rome’s Street Art District

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This Airbnb contains a mural painted by street artist Tellas
The kitchen mural painted by street artist Tellas | © Courtesy of Federico Minetti

Ostiense is well known for its vibrant street art, and this inspired listing brings the neighbourhood into the home by featuring elements of those artworks in its decor. An extract of a mural by Herbert Baglione hangs above the bed (head to Via delle Conce to see the original in the flesh) while Italian street artist Tellas painted the mural in the shared kitchen. Meanwhile, an image of Agostino Iacurci’s The Swimmer, which adorns a palazzo on nearby Via del Porto Fluviale, hangs on the walls of the corridor.

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  • Luxury Room with in-room jacuzzi

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    This Airbnb room contains a jucuzzi-bathtub
    Cosy with a touch of luxury | © Courtesy of Thomas Fazi

    Simple and compact, this stylish room has all the fundamentals needed in a place to stay while holidaying in the Eternal City. It also boasts a luxurious Jacuzzi bathtub, perfect to unwind in after a day spent pounding the cobblestones. Once suitably rested, it’s an easy walk to some of the neighbourhood’s lively bars and restaurants. If culture is more your thing, the stunning Basilica of St Paul’s Outside the Walls and its oasis-like courtyard can be reached in no time.

    Casa Albachiara

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    The kitchen at Casa Albachiara
    The kitchen at Casa Albachiara | © Valeria Allegritti / Courtesy of Casa Albachiara

    Encompassing a bathroom, bedroom, kitchenette and pleasant living space, Casa Albachiara is a cheerful home-from-home. This spacious pad is situated on the fifth floor and the ample balcony affords a verdant view across Rome – including the Appia Antica Park. Gourmet food megastore Eataly is just a five-minute walk away, so stocking up on top-notch olive oil, cured meats and cheeses couldn’t be easier.

    Rome Beautiful & Comfortable Apt

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    A comfortable lounge at this Ostiense Airbnb
    A comfortable lounge at this Ostiense Airbnb | © Silvio / Rome Beautiful & Comfortable Apt

    The owner got straight to the point when it came to naming this Airbnb listing. That said, the apartment is nicely decorated and surely easy to relax in. There’s room for four guests, with some kid-friendly touches (the crib, mini-table and chair) making it a great choice for families. The balcony looks out onto the heart of the Ostiense neighbourhood with a view of the iconic Gazometro.

    Gazometro Apartment Roma

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    The bedroom at Gazometro Apartment Roma
    The bedroom at Gazometro Apartment Roma | © Lorenzo Degli Esposti / Gazometro Apartment Roma

    With sleek modern décor, this flawless apartment is a calming space to relax away from the chaos of the city. A handful of cosy touches soften the unadorned white and grey furnishings while the extra facilities, like Sky TV, mean you might find it difficult to leave this place. However, the neighbourhood of Testaccio, with its authentic trattorias and village-like feel, is just a few moments away and well worth exploring.