Where To Stay In Rome On A Budget
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Rome is a city that offers something for everyone. A surprisingly large city that spans dozens of neighborhoods, it is comprised of various identities to ensure everyone from the high-end visitor to the budget traveler will find themselves at home in Rome. For a convivial atmosphere in the capital at competitive prices, check out these great budget accommodation and hostels.
The Beehive Ho(s)tel
Located just two blocks from the station, The
Beehive Ho(s)tel & Café is a charming, family-run establishment owned by Linda and Steve, two Americans who have been running their business for over 16 years and have had fascinating life experiences. Their passion for travel and professionalism in hospitality shows: The Beehive offers comfortable rooms in a central location at a great price. Choose from private rooms with or without shared bath, or opt for ‘The Hive’, a mixed gender dorm room for a bigger group. The Beehive also rents out properties around the city so you’re sure to find space at one of their locations. Bonus: the vegetarian café serves up delicious fare for breakfast each morning and hosts a variety of guest chefs at dinner, along with occasional weekend lunches.
Generator Hostel Rome
A newcomer to the city, Generator Rome
is the latest design led hostel to be opened by the avant-guard Generator Hostels group, which now operates 12 establishments in major cities around Europe. Located near Piazza Vittorio, Generator Rome boasts 75 swanky rooms across seven floors, a trendy bar & lounge area and chic design elements that are sure to appeal to aesthetically-inclined travelers. With a calendar of cultural events and comfortable lounge spaces, it’s also sure to nurture your creative side and encourage socialization among guests. The ‘poshtel’ offers twin, double, quad or shared rooms at budget prices while providing a high-end customer experience, proving that you really can have the best of both worlds.
If you want a gregarious hostel atmosphere, The Yellow
is a great bet. This legendary hostel is often rated as one of the best in the city for its party vibe and appeals to travelers who are keen to experience Rome’s nightlife; most of the guests are between the ages of 18 and 26. The Yellow has a bar downstairs that attracts locals as well as hostel guests because of its live music, inexpensive drinks and delicious food, meaning you’re sure to mingle with a fun and international crowd. Below the bar is an underground ‘dungeon dance floor’ if you want to party till late. The Yellow also offers affordable walking tours around the city, bike rentals, a co-working space, movie garden and arcade. With prices as low as €15 for a bed in a mixed dorm, you can’t beat The Yellow for affordability.
The Blue Hostel
If you’re looking for reasonable prices but want more comforts and privacy, The Blue Hostel
is more boutique B&B than shared accommodation. With neither a 24 hour reception nor a restaurant, it doesn’t offer traditional hotel amenities but makes up for what it lacks with great prices for a hotel-style room. Located in a former convent dating back to the 17th century, The Blue Hostel has six rooms with lofty wooden ceilings, parquet floors, an en-suite bathroom and a Nespresso machine in your room. The view is also lovely: overlooking a private courtyard, you’re sure to have a sound sleep in this great value oasis.