Rome is one of the most iconic cities on the planet and attracts upwards of 10 million visitors each year. Famous for its ancient history, rich cultural heritage and beautiful scenery, the hostels of Rome provide an affordable way to stay in the heart of the Eternal City.
Most of the city’s best hostels are within a short walking distance from the major landmarks and many have friendly communal lounges, on-site bars, bistros, coworking spaces, free WiFi and a choice of mixed or single-sex dorms as well as private rooms with en suite bathrooms. Staying in a hostel is a great way to meet new friends and is always a good option for travelers who are visiting Rome on a budget.
The following are the best hostels in Rome, Italy:
Situated in the trendy Trastevere district, this lovely hostel is just 2 km from the Piazza di Santa Maria and a stone’s throw from the Rome Trastevere Station and other public transport links. Trastevere is a very Bohemian neighborhood with a great atmosphere and plenty of restaurants, cafes, galleries and boutique stores, so you’ll never be short of things to do.
The Hostel Trastevere has a good choice of mixed and female-only dorms, all of which have free WiFi and shared bathrooms. There are also private rooms with en suite bathroom facilities if you’d prefer a bit more privacy.
Hostel Trastevere has a beautiful courtyard and garden, a restaurant, an indoor pool, a sauna and gym. If you’d like to explore the area by bike, the hostel also has rental bikes available for its guests. All of the rooms in the hostel are air-conditioned and to help you get your day off to a flying start the hostel serves a continental breakfast each morning.
Yellow Square Rome.
The Yellow Square hostel is a lively hub of activities that provides its guests with fun, laid-back accommodation for their stay in Rome. The hostel has fantastic amenities which include an on-site restaurant that offers regular cooking classes as well as serving delicious food, a hair salon, communal lounges, a nightclub, a garden and indoor events spaces.
There’s a good selection of rooms including 4, 6, and 8 person mixed and single-sex dorms as well as private rooms, all of which have en suite bathroom facilities. The hostel has a 24-hour reception, personal security lockers for your valuables, air conditioning in all the rooms and WiFi throughout the establishment.
Situated in an elegant building that’s decorated with delightful murals and urban art paintings, the RomeHello is several minutes walk from the nearest metro station and about 2km from the Colosseum. The hostel has a choice of double, triple and quadruple private rooms with en suite facilities as well as larger mixed and female-only dorms.
There is free WiFi and air conditioning in all the rooms and communal areas as well as an on-site bar and grill. There’s also a shared kitchen where you can make your own food, a comfortable lounge, a courtyard and fun activities such as foosball and table tennis tables to relax in your free time. Each day, a paid breakfast is available for all guests.
New Generation Hostel Rome Center.
15 minutes walk from the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, the New Generation Hostel Rome Center in the Monti district offers modern accommodation that is situated in the wing of a former Franciscan Nuns’ convent. The hostel has a 24-hour reception and shop, a communal lounge, dining area and a fully equipped shared kitchen.
There’s a choice of dorms that sleep between 4 to 6 people that have individual reading lamps, orthopedic mattresses, security lockers, free WiFi and bed linen. Private rooms are also available that have en suite bathrooms and minifridges. In the evening you can relax in the TV room, have a drink at the bar or take in the stars in the beautiful courtyard and garden.
Set in a beautiful 19th Century, neo-classical building, the Generator Rome hostel is located near the Termini-Laziali station which makes traveling around the city easy and convenient. The hostel has 67 elegant and stylish rooms, each with unique artwork and interior design features.
The rooms include mixed and female-only dorms, and private rooms, all of which have free WiFi and security lockers. Spread over 7 floors, the hostel has a 24-hour reception, a chic late-night bar and restaurant, communal lounges, luggage storage, events spaces and laundry facilities.
Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo.
Located around 20 minutes from the central Termini Station, the Ostello Bello Roma has dorms and private rooms, a lovely bar, an outdoor chill-out area and a magnificent rooftop terrace where you can take in the spectacular city views. There’s a choice of mixed and female-only dorms which have free WiFi, bunk beds, USB sockets for your devices and shared bathroom facilities. If you decide to stay in a private room you also have an en suite bathroom.
The hostel has fantastic amenities that include a 24-hour bar, a rooftop terrace with a barbecue, a shared kitchen, and an events space where you can listen to live music in the evening. Each day a full breakfast buffet is available and throughout the day there is free tea, coffee and water on offer. The entire hostel is air-conditioned and pet friendly.
Rome Experience Hostel.
The Rome Experience Hostel is well located in the historic center of the city and offers basic accommodation in dorms and private rooms with en suite facilities. The hostel has a delightful garden, a dining room and friendly staff who are always on hand to give you tips about the best places to visit in Rome.
If you’re staying in a dorm you can choose between a mixed-gender or female-only room which has a shared bathroom, free WiFi and air conditioning. The hostel provides a convenient airport shuttle service and is child friendly, making it a great option for families visiting Rome on budget.
As the winner of the prestigious Hostel Choice Awards in 2019, the Palladini Hostel is located in central Rome, just 200 meters from the main Termini station. With 24-hour staff to assist the guests and a wide choice of rooms including doubles, family rooms and 4, 6 or 8 person dorms, Palladini Hostel offers quality accommodation at affordable prices.
All of the rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, free linens, personal security lockers, electrical sockets beside the beds and personal night lights. The private rooms also have en suite bathrooms and a flat-screen TV. Each morning, breakfast is available for an additional fee and the on-site restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
The hostel has laundry facilities, computers for the use of guests and an airport shuttle service. The Palladini Hostel also runs daily walking and Segway tours of the historic city center and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday there is a wine and movie night in the hostel’s communal lounge.
Funny Palace Hostel.
The Funny Palace Hostel is situated near the Termini metro station and a short walk from the famous shopping district on Via Nazionale in central Rome. This simple, elegantly decorated hostel offers mixed dorm accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, linens and towels with shared bathrooms. There are also private rooms which have en suite bathroom facilities and a TV.
Each morning you can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the child-friendly restaurant. The hostel has a lounge area where you can relax in the evening, on-site laundry facilities and bike rentals for the guests. Usefully, the hostel has free parking for its guests which is a real asset in central Rome.
Roma Scout Center.
This simple, functional hostel in central Rome is just 5 minutes walk from the Colosseum and has a good choice of single and mixed gender dorms as well as private rooms with a TV and en suite facilities. All of the rooms are air-conditioned, have free WiFi and the bill includes a free breakfast in the morning.
The on-site restaurant and bar, La Cambusa, serves top-quality food at very affordable prices where you can relax and play board games, listen to live music or meet other travelers as you eat. There is also a communal TV room, events space, hostel parking and personal security lockers for your valuables.
Rome Has Very Good Hostels.
For anyone visiting Rome on a budget – or simply if you want to save money on your accommodation, meet other travelers and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere – a hostel is your best choice. With excellent amenities, a wide range of rooms on offer and fantastic locations throughout the city, the hostels of Rome should never be overlooked when you’re making your travel plans.