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1. Posted by techie1983 (Budding Member 40 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi All!
I am planning a trip to Rome this spring. Can anyone tell me which neighbourhood will be the closest to the main tourist destinations in Rome? I am planning to travel cheap and light and will be with family and we may plan to cover most of the locations on foot. So any links to/names of good, clean and cheap hotels will be very useful.
Thanks everyone for the continued support!

2. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

When I was in Rome last summer, I stayed at the Beehive and really enjoyed it. It has all the attributes you mentioned. It's about three blocks from the main train station so it's perfect for catching a myriad of buses or the subway that will get you pretty much anywhere you want to go. I also did a lot of walking straight from the hostel/hotel but most things were a little far for walking all the way. The buses and metro are cheap and you can get passes, too.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

We found a place in Rome using Cross-Pollinate. Actually, we had to pick up our keys at The Beehive and it looked like a really, really nice place (except for the cats, if you've got allergies).

4. Posted by OHCarlos (Budding Member 38 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


The city of Rome has many attractions! If you stay in either the Navona, Trevi and Pantheon neighborhoods, you will be very close to most of the attractions found in Rome.

If you don´t mind walking a bit, you can stay in more neighborhood ¨feel¨ areas such as Villa Borghese for example.

Rome has got an excellent public transportation system, so you will reach most places and attractions in no time!


5. Posted by Lia 80 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hello! Rome is very big, so anyway you'll have to catch some public transport to go around and see things. To be in a central area, I'd suggest Via Veneto, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Trastevere or Vatican. Enjoy the Eternal city - and I hope you're a food lover, in Rome they eat wonderfully! ;)

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6. Posted by JoyC (Full Member 99 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I stayed near the Termini which was a perfect location for catching public transportation. I would recommend Hostel Rome des Artistes ( for a good budget room. Their website is a bit bizarre, but I liked the place. There's a great restaurant around the corner: Mama Angela's. Let them know you are staying at Hostel Rome des Artistes and you get a discount on your meal. Enjoy!

7. Posted by Josefina_G (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I had some wonderful days last October in Rome...! I think the best areas to stay are: Vatican, Trastevere or near Plaza de Espana, but the centre is so big...:( you can not say one place is better than another one in terms of location.
The most important thing is to be able to reach every central location by taking no more than one bus..



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8. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

The Beehive, as recommended previously, seems to have a good reputation. It is near Termini. I stayed at the Yellow, but this is a hostel, so probably not exactly what you are looking for. However I would definitely recommend the Termini area. It's decently central, in easy walking distant of a lot of things, and near the major bus and train station (aka the name Termini). On the other hand, it's not right in the center of everything, but this helps keeps the prices down a bit. Good luck!

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