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The Best Areas to Stay in Rome for Any Budget

Wondering which neighbourhood is best for you? Read on ...

The Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps… when that list just touches on some of Rome’s treasures, is it any wonder that Italy contains the most World Heritage sites of any nation on Earth?

Rome attracts millions of tourists each year, supplementing a growing expat population, people from all over the world, who have dreams of riding scooters, eating gelato and falling in love in one of Europe’s most iconic cities. Whether you want to be in the heart of the action or would rather escape to a local neighbourhood, Italy’s capital has plenty of places on offer to make your Roman dreams come true.

Price Snapshot for Rome, Italy

$38 - $56

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We analysed all the minimum prices for accommodation in Rome. The prices are for the cheapest room / bed available for a one night's stay. Prices are shown in US Dollars. The chart gives an idea of what accommodation price distribution is like in Rome. You can use it to work out what is considered cheap for Rome and what is considered expensive.

Centro Storico

Centro Storico

For first-time visitors to Rome, the Centro StoricoHistoric Centre – is a good area to be based. Home to the Pantheon and the splendours of Piazza Navona, this is the Rome of your imaginings. All the major sights, including the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and the bustling Campo de’ Fiori market are within walking distance. It is a veritable warren of streets, filled with baroque and renaissance palaces, churches, antique shops and cafés. As you might expect, this area is the main draw for tourists, so it can be incredibly crowded and budget hotels are like gold dust. However there are a few cheaper options outside of peak season, and nowhere can match it for historic atmosphere.

Popular accommodation in Centro Storico

8 Vicolo delle Orsoline

Orsoline 8

Vicolo dei Modelli 63

Casa Modelli

Via dei Due Macelli 60

Thebestinrome Piazza di Spagna

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Trastavere

Trastavere

Located on the other side of the Tiber River, Trastavere was, for a long time, a simple, working-class district that barely attracted other Romans, let alone visitors. Now though, thanks to an expat population studying at the two American universities and a period of gentrification, it attracts a great deal more tourism. It is still a slightly less frantic experience than the Centro Storico, and it easily has the better restaurants. It boasts plenty of beautiful churches of its own, and accommodation here can be found for a fraction of the price compared to the Centro Storico, with double rooms starting from around €30.

Popular accommodation in Trastavere

Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi 75

Luxor Domus Trastevere

14 Via di San Francesco di Sales

Horti 14 Borgo Trastevere

35 Via dei Salumi 35

Magia in Trastevere

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Aventino-Testaccio

Aventino-Testaccio

This district, named for two hills, is located to the south of the Colosseum area. Aventino is one of the Seven Hills of Rome, while Testaccio is a man-made hill, formed by piles and piles of discarded Roman terracotta. Nowadays, this is very much a local neighbourhood, with traditional restaurants attracting local clients rather than tourists, so it’s a great place to escape the crowds. The hilltop position gives wonderful views across Rome. The Keyhole View, on the Aventine Hill, offers a particularly beautiful view of the Vatican. It’s easily accessible: 20 minutes on foot to Campo de’ Fiori, or you can hop on the 271 bus from Piramide to get right into the Centro Storico. There is a range of guest houses and hotels to suit different budgets.

Popular accommodation in Aventino-Testaccio

3 Via delle Terme Deciane

Sourire Hotel

Piazza Di Santa Maria Liberatrice, 4

B&b Testaccio

L.go Gelsomini 25

Hotel Santa Prisca

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Vatican City

Vatican City

While there aren’t any places to stay within the Vatican City itself, unless you happen to be a close personal friend of the Pope, the tiny state (it measures just 0.5km square) is surrounded by hotels and B&Bs.

Whether you’re planning a trip focussed on the Vatican, or you just want a convenient central location, this area fits the bill. The Centro Storico is just across the river, an easy 15-minute walk, and there is plenty of accommodation to suit every budget.

Popular accommodation in Vatican City

Via Catone 3

Le Cupoline

Via germanico 42

St. Peter Fortytwo

4 Via dei Cavalleggeri

The Dome 3 bedroom apartment en suite

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Via Tasso 40

Granny's House Colosseum

Piazzale Flaminio 19 Scala A Piano 1° Interno 3-4

Flaminio 19 Holiday House

8 Vicolo delle Orsoline

Orsoline 8

Vicolo dei Modelli 63

Casa Modelli

Via dei Due Macelli 60

Thebestinrome Piazza di Spagna

Via Francesco Crispi 20

Crispi Luxury Apartments - My Extra Home

Via Di San Nicola Da Tolentino 50 terzo piano

Via Veneto Prestige Rooms

Via Paolo Emilio 7

Coladir Guest House

Via Margutta 3

Piazzetta Margutta - My Extra Home

via del seminario 106

Eve Luxury Apartments Pantheon

Via Ostilia, 3

White Ostilia Apartments

Via Catone 3

Le Cupoline

Via Giovanni Pascoli 20

Colosseo Gardens - My Extra Home

Via del Corso 126

Grand Hotel Plaza

CORSO VITTORIO EMANUELE II 21, scala B, piano 5, int. 15

Vittoriano Luxury Suites

Via degli Artisti 23

Lf View

24 Via Genova

DeCharme apartment with terrace in Monti

Via del Corso 63

The First Roma Dolce