Where to Stay in Rome | Best Hotels & Hostels

written by local expert Becky Rogers

Becky is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast and is now living in France as an expat. When she is not writing about travel gear and various destinations she has visited during her travels, you can find her playing with her two dogs.

Who hasn’t dreamt of Rome? So much culture and history in one little city, with magnificent piazzas and even better pizzas! What it lacks in size, it definitely makes up for in stuff to see and do. We absolutely loved our time in Rome. It was the perfect city break destination, where our weekend was full of exploring and discovering hidden treasures. You might be able to walk almost everywhere and use the metro to get around, but your choice of accommodation can really make or un-make your trip! To make sure you MAKE your trip, here is a list of our personal recommendations on the best places to stay in Rome.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Rome

Camping Village Roma

Alessandro Downtown Hostel

Room Type: Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Santa Maria Maggiore

Price Range: $25-30 a night

What’s cool about the Alessandro Downtown Hostel is that it is run by backpackers! What could be more ideal for budget travelers? They are perfectly located by Termini Train Station, which gives you access to the city and airports. They also have comfortable AC rooms, good food, and unlimited tips and advice on making the most of your stay! Sounds like everything you would need to me, and all at a budget price. As well as a clean bed to sleep in, you also have access to the internet room and you can request a buffet breakfast. (Prices start at $25 a night for a dorm bed)

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Hostel World 

The Yellow

Room Type: Dorms|Double|Twin Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Trevi Fountain

Price Range: $20-100 a night

The Yellow Hostel is for the type of traveler that wants to meet new friends and have a good time! Perfectly located a walk away from multiple stations, you are close to the Coliseum and Trevi Fountain, as well as near great local bars and restaurants. Although close to everything, everything is happening at The Yellow! You want guided tours, cooking classes or DJ entertainment? It’s all going on here. Heaps of activities are happening every day, and I didn’t even mention that you get 10% off drinks! Stay in the colorful air- conditioned dorms or private guest rooms, eat your heart out at the Mediterranean restaurant and rent an iPad for free. Why not? (Prices start at $20 a night for a dorm bed)

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Hostel World 

Camping Village Roma

Room Type: Bungalows|Superior Bungalows|Chalets

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Villa Carpegna

Price Range: $30-90 a night

You guessed from the name, Camping Village Roma is literally a camping village! Made up of chalets and AC bungalows, you and a few friends can stay in a dorm-like unit or have one completely to yourselves. While each dorm unit is basic, private units are more modern and colorful with a small balcony out front. The village includes a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, and poolside bar complete with a DJ in the evenings! It also has a restaurant, supermarket, and a laundry room so you don’t have to venture far. Although you could just stay in your little village bubble, you are close to Rome’s historic center if you want to explore and can organize a shuttle to the Vatican. (Prices start at $30 for a bungalow for 2 adults)

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Agoda

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Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Rome

Hotel Opera Roma

Park Hotel Ginevra

Room Type: Standard|Superior|Deluxe|Double|Twin|Triple|Two-connecting Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: The Vatican

Price Range: $60-190 a night

Although a little out of the center of Rome, Park Hotel Ginevra is excellent value for money! First off, they offer free parking. The Battistini Metro Station is a short 15 minutes walk or alternatively, you can catch the hotel’s free shuttle. They also provide an airport shuttle but at an extra charge. The hotel itself is quite modern, offering an immaculately kept garden, a sun terrace and fitness center. This modern feel also extends to the spacious rooms, which are stylishly decorated. Giving you everything you would want from a hotel (including a buffet breakfast!), Hotel Ginevra is an ideal base to explore from.  (Prices start at $60 a night for a standard double or twin room)

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Agoda

Hotel Capannelle Roma

Room Type: Standard|Executive|Double|Twin|Triple|Two-connecting Rooms|Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Parco degli Acquedotti

Price Range: $50-150 a night

Located in a historic area outside of the city center, Hotel Capannelle Roma is the ideal place to stay if you have more time on your hands. Near Rome’s Appia Antica Park, you can use this hotel as a base to explore the surrounding villages as well as the city itself. The hotel has everything you need, from an Italian restaurant, lounge and bar, to gardens and a summer swimming pool. Then there are the rooms. Spacious and comfortable with BIG beds! I don’t know about you but what else do you want from a hotel? (Prices start at $50 a night for a standard double or twin room)

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Agoda

Hotel Opera Roma

Room Type: Budget|Double|Twin|Triple Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Coliseum

Price Range: $100-170 a night

This is where we stayed when we did our weekend city break travel guide to Rome! Hotel Opera Roma was the perfect place for us. The main thing we wanted was somewhere accessible to everything, which it was. Just a 5-minute walk from the Termini Railway Station, it was a cruise getting to and from the airport. The best part? The hotel was only a 10-minute walk from Vatican City! We walked pretty much everywhere from the hotel which was even better as we felt like we properly explored Rome. The hotel also provided a basic buffet which was great as we loaded up with food for the day. For the evening, there were loads of great restaurant options nearby so we feasted on local pizza! (Prices start at $100 a night for a budget double room)

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Agoda

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Rome

J.K. Place Roma

Gioberti Art Hotel

Room Type: Standard|Exclusive|Executive|Double|Twin Rooms|Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Coliseum

Price Range: $160-350 a night

Ever wanted to stay over at a modern art gallery? As random as that sounds, this is what it’s like staying at the Gioberti Art Hotel. Set in a 19th-century building, it’s a real surprise to walk into this hotel. Full of contemporary decor, there are splashes of bold colors everywhere while still managing to look sleek and fashionable. The rooms are comfortable and stylish, with plush beds and seating areas. As well as just being generally cool to stay here, the hotel also has location on its side and amazing staff to offer. (Prices start at $160 a night for a standard double or twin room)

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Agoda

J.K. Place Roma

Room Type: Double|Superior | Deluxe | Suite

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Spanish Steps

Price Range: $400-1000 a night

If you’re looking for a stylish and luxurious place to stay, the J.K. Place Roma is just the right spot. Located a mere 10-minute walk away from the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps, this luxurious hotel is a good base for exploring the rest of Rome. The rooms include air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and an iPod docking station, not to mention the softest pillows and beddings in the world. The service offered here is unrivaled as the staff are all nothing short of professional and lovely. The buffet breakfast here is also a treat as it offers a large variety of delectable baked goods that are too delicious to resist!

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Agoda

Roma Luxus Hotel

Room Type: Deluxe|Superior|Double| Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Roman Forum

Price Range: $120-300 a night

The best thing about the Roma Luxus Hotel is the fact that it is all within walking distance to all of Rome’s best attractions. Apart from the convenience of being located close to everywhere (the Roman Forum is 300m away), the best part about the hotel is the quality of service. Every room is beautifully decorated and is stylish and modern. The staff are lovely and helpful, willing to give out tips on the best things to do and where to eat. Definitely a good choice for those looking for a luxurious yet fairly affordable place to stay while in Rome.

To compare prices and reviews, check: Hotels Combined Booking.com | Agoda

So we’ve come to the end of yet another best stays piece, but now comes the fun part! Go forth and experience Rome for yourself. Eat yourself silly with incredible food, explore the streets and Italian culture, and crash in your hotel at the end of the day with a heart full of memories!

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