Situated just north of Termini train station, San Lorenzo is a convenient base for a trip to Rome. It’s not just about proximity to the main sights – often at reasonable prices – though, a stay in this low-key neighbourhood offers a unique perspective on the city and its inhabitants. Check in at one of these Airbnbs and discover the wealth of independent shops, bars, galleries and restaurants in the area.
From the listing, it’s clear this small but perfectly formed apartment has been furnished to exacting standards. Top-notch appliances are dotted around the bright, modern décor while a few splashes of colour provide a welcoming vibe. The sofa does extend into a second bed but, due to the overall size of the apartment, the space is best suited to two guests.
It might just be two rooms, but Totò 103 packs a lot in between its walls. The stylish kitchen is well equipped so guests can easily prepare speedy lunches and simple suppers, while the bedroom features plenty of books, artworks and other knick-knacks to make this place feel like a home from home in no time. A great base to explore San Lorenzo.
Billed as a place for curious, open-minded travellers, Cohome offers a number of rooms on Airbnb. Each room sleeps up to two guests and has its own bathroom, meaning guests can enjoy privacy where it matters most while still taking advantage of the shared kitchen and living space to socialise with other travellers. The owners believe in sustainable living and have decked out the entire pad with furniture reused and recycled from antique markets and second-hand shops. This place ticks all the boxes for travellers looking for an affordable and easy-going place to stay in San Lorenzo.
Roma Slow Home is a modern bed and breakfast (forget the dowdy décor and floral curtains of old-time B&Bs) near the Sapienza University of Rome. The superior room, also known as the Globetrotter Room, features wall art by Indonesian illustrator, Budi Satria and has an ensuite bathroom with shower. An Italian breakfast – coffee, fruit juices, marmalade, bread and other sweet snacks – is served in the cheerful shared kitchen and included in the room price.
Fully refurbished in February 2016, the Little White Loft manages to feel both homely and industrial-chic at the same time. The white décor visually opens up the available space while a handful of aqua-blue colour accessories tie different areas of the house together. The listing has most of the amenities you might need during a brief break in the Eternal City including wifi, kitchen and a hairdryer.
The owners of this listing decided on a theme and ran with it. Furnished in the colours of the Italian flag, the apartment is filled with red, white and green appliances and accessories. Surprisingly enough though, the theme is actually pretty subtle, resulting in a pleasant space to unwind in after a day spent exploring Rome’s cobbled streets. The bedroom is on a mezzanine floor and the apartment as a whole sleeps up to four guests.
Situated in a residential complex that was once a ceramic factory, this stylish loft provides a quiet and green space in Rome – not an easy find. Inside, the apartment is equipped with every convenience, including air conditioning and a compact kitchen, and is decorated with some delicious design pieces, like the suede sofa and vintage globe. Plus, the owners live in the same complex so help is on hand if needed.
Named casa fuori le mura, or the house outside the walls, this Airbnb is in a great location. Just a few minutes walk away are the excellently preserved Aurelian Walls, which were built in the 3rd century to protect Roman citizens from attack. The apartment itself features traditional décor with a few luxury touches and includes a whole host of amenities. From essentials like wifi to thoughtful added-extras like children’s toys, this listing is fully stocked.