26 Best Cheap Hotels in Rome for Budget Travelers

Often, when you plan a trip to Rome, the first concern is the hotel price. In this article, we strive to find the best cheap hotels in Rome which are either central or well-connected to the main landmarks.

The season, the location, and the services are what define the rates. If you are not ready to give up on your comforts and you prefer a central location yet without breaking your bank, check out our guide to the best value and best budget hotels in Rome. While, if you don’t mind basic services and/or taking a bus or the metro to reach the city center, this is the article for you.

Find out where to stay in Rome on a budget with our selection of different areas and Rome accommodation type. We divided the hotels by macro-areas, close to the city center, around Termini, around the Vatican, not in the immediate city center, and those that are right far from central Rome. Some places are under 50 euro per night, some under 100 euro.

Image: Piazza Navona Rome city centre

Best cheap hotels in Rome’s city center

Luna Rossa

This affordable bed and breakfast in Rome is conveniently located in Trastevere, so pretty close to the city center and the same Trastevere neighborhood, which is a popular tourist destination in itself.

Its position close to Trastevere station makes it well-connected to the city center via public transport (tram 8) as well as Fiumicino airport by train. In the near surroundings, you will also find restaurants, shops, and bars.

Luna Rossa is a small apartment well-equipped with all the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay such as fridge, microwave, air-conditioning, free WIFI, and a flat-screen TV. All rooms have a private bathroom. In the morning, the breakfast is Italian style.

The rates for this cheap hotel in Trastevere are around 87€ per night for a double room. Given the location, this is a pretty good accommodation deal in Rome.

Urban Pine B&B

This affordable accommodation in Rome is in San Giovanni in Laterano area, so pretty close to the tourist landmarks of the historic center. Other attractions such as Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Basilica and the Esquilino neighborhood are within walking distance.

From San Giovanni, you can also take a 20-minute bus ride to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus in the ancient Appian Way. To reach the Colosseum, on the other hand, you can either take a 30-minute walk or a 20-minute bus ride.

All rooms of this bed and breakfast in Rome feature a private bathroom, LCD TV, air-conditioning, and free WIFI. Guests can choose also suites that accommodate up to 4 people and include a living room. The property has a panoramic terrace and a common kitchen.

In this B&B it’s possible to book a minimum of two nights, and prices start from 176 euros for 2 nights for a double room, 212 euros for a suite for two people, or from 221 euros for a suite for two nights for four people.

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DEM Hotel

DEM Hotel is in Rione Monti, so right in the city center. The rates start from 91 euro per night for a double room.

One of the favorite cheap hotels in Rome’s city center, the location is really hard to beat for that price. It’s close to Via Nazionale, 10 minutes walk from Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, 15 minutes walk from the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Domus Aurea.

The rooms are very comfortable and modern. Each accommodation features a private bathroom with a complimentary courtesy set, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, fridge, coffee machine, wardrobe, desk, and air-conditioning.

The breakfast is continental and you have both sweet and savory options.

San Cosimato Suite

This is an apartment in Trastevere where you can rent your room (affittacamere). It’s located in the lovely Piazza San Cosimato, the very heart of Trastevere, and where every morning you will see a farmers’ market with fresh fruits and veggies.

The property is new, clean, and comfortable. All rooms feature a private bathroom, a desk, wardrobe, minibar, kettle and flatscreen TV. Breakfast is not included but there are several nice bars and bakeries nearby.

Rates start from 76 euros per night for a double room, and for this price, the location is pretty hard to beat. If it’s your first trip to Rome, this is a great choice.

Perfect also for a night out as Trastevere is packed with restaurants, bars, and clubs. If you are looking for cheap rooms in Rome, this guesthouse offers a good deal in a sweet location.

Ronda St. Angelo Suites

Located in front of the Hadrian Mausoleum, close to the Tiber River and the Vatican, and ten minutes walk from Piazza Navona, this is one of the top cheap hotels in Rome.

With rates starting from 95 euros per night for a double room, Ronda St. Angelo Suites is one of the best Rome hotel deals in the city center.

The spacious rooms in this quiet building feature a well-equipped private bathroom, a minibar, ironing facilities, flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, and free WIFI. Breakfast is optional and costs 5 euros per day.

Among the cheap hotels in central Rome under 100 euros for a double room, this is one of the most convenient.

Soggiorno Downtown

This cheap hotel in Rome’s city center is located in Via Cavour, Rione Monti. The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Piazza Venezia are within walking reach. It’s also served by public transport with Cavour station of metro B very close as well as several bus stops.

All rooms are nicely decorated and equipped with modern facilities for a comfortable stay. They all have a modern private bathroom complete with a shower and hairdryer.

Rates start from 95 euros for a double room or 85 for a single. Breakfast is included, it has both sweet and savory options and is served in the room.

Residenza Il Giglio

This budget hotel in central Rome is slightly more expensive than the previous ones as its price range starts from around 112 euros per night for a double room and 100 for a single room.

Due to its location, I felt like including it as it’s really central. The Jewish Quarter, Largo Argentina, Campo de’ Fiori, Trastevere and Piazza Trilussa are all within walking reach. To go to Piazza Navona itself takes less than 10 minutes walk.

Apart from its very convenient location, its rooms are modern and offer amenities such as a desk, flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with shower and some also a balcony.

Even though a little pricier than the above options, I still feel this is a good Rome hotel deal in the city center.

Cheap hotels near Vatican City, Rome

Arts & Rooms

Among the best-rated cheap hotels near Vatican City, the room rates for this accommodation start from 96 euro per night for a double room with external private bathroom.

Arts & Rooms boasts a great location a stone’s throw from St. Peter’s Square and the Vatican Museum. You are also well-connected with public transport from the metro Ottaviano, tram 19 from Piazza Risorgimento and several buses from Viale Giulio Cesare, Via Barletta and Via Cola di Rienzo.

All around the area is full of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and anything you would be needing for a comfortable stay. Along Via Cola di Rienzo and in nearby Via Andrea Doria you will find also two local markets for your grocery shopping.

The rooms are comfortable, spacious and well-furnished. Guests have a common well-equipped kitchen at their disposal, so you can buy your own groceries and make your own meal if one day you don’t want to dine out.

Gatsby Guest House

Another cheap hotel in Rome near Vatican City is Gatsby Guest House. Located some ten minutes walk from Ottaviano metro station, it’s also close to Piazza Mazzini as well as many shops, restaurants, and coffee shops.

Rates start from 84 euros per night for a double room and all rooms have a private bathroom with shower or bathtub, hairdryer, and courtesy set. Among the rooms’ amenities are a wardrobe and flat-screen TV. Free WIFI is available all throughout the property.

Breakfast is not included but guests can use coffee and tea in the common kitchen and all around the hotel you can find shops and bars.

Alea Home Roma

This affordable guesthouse in Rome is located in the Prati area close to the Vatican Museums and Cipro metro station. Close to the hotel, you will find plenty of restaurants, shops and clubs for after dinner.

Room price starts from 67 euros per night for a double room. While breakfast is not included, every room has tea/coffee-making facilities and nearby are several bars as well as Mercato Trionfale, one of Rome’s best food markets and where you can buy groceries for your meals inside.

Nearby is also Bonci’s Pizzarium, one of the best pizzas by the slice in Rome.

Rooms are very comfortable, well-furnished and complete with all necessary needs.

Ottaviano Guest House

Located in Via Germanico, very close to both the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Square, this is another affordable accommodation for your cheap weekends in Rome.

Rates start at 99 euros for a double/twin room and the breakfast is optional and costs 3 euros each day.

Rooms have a private bathroom and are fitted with a wardrobe, tea-making facilities, TV and heating/air-conditioning.

Even though in a busy area, the building is quiet and allows for a good night’s rest. It’s also well-served by public transport such as the metro (Ottaviano is the closest), bus, and tram (19 from Piazza Risorgimento). Nearby are the shopping streets Via Ottaviano and Via Cola di Rienzo.

READ MORE: If you want to stay in the area and want to check out different types of options, read our guide to the best hotels near the Vatican.

Inexpensive hotels in Rome near Termini station

B&B Alexander

Close to the Termini train station and the complex of the Domitian Baths and Museo Nazionale Romano, B&B Alexander is a great choice for staying in Rome on a budget.

The rooms are elegant and furnished with all the basic amenities, including a private bathroom. The breakfast is Italian style and all throughout the property, there is free WIFI. The rates depend on the season but usually start from 96 euros for a double without breakfast or 106 with breakfast.

The location is excellent, with many restaurants, bars, and shops as well as the major attractions which are easy to reach on foot or with public transport.

Bed and Breakfast Paola

Very close to Termini station, the Esquilino market, and Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, this is a great area for the best affordable hotels in Rome.

So if you are looking for a cheap stay in Rome, this bed and breakfast near Termini station is a good option for services and location. The rates start from 96 euros for a double room with a private bathroom complete with a shower or bathtub, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Rooms include a wardrobe, ironing facilities, tea and coffee-making equipment, a fridge, and kitchen supplies.

Around the hotel, you will find many bars and bakeries and some pretty good restaurants such as the traditional Trattoria Da Danilo, Krishna 13 for some Indian dishes, and obviously the many eateries inside Stazione Termini on the new terrace as well as the Mercato Centrale with the entrance in Via Giolitti.

Favola Romana

This is very affordable accommodation in Rome near Termini station. Rates start from 67€ for a double or twin room, and 58€ for a single. Breakfast is included in the price and served at a bar nearby.

The rooms of this simple yet well-furnished guest house feature air-conditioning, fridge, kettle, TV, and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

Around the hotel, you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, and services like banks, supermarkets, and pharmacies.

Sunny Guest House

This cheap accommodation in Rome near Termini is located on the other side of the station in the Nomentano neighborhood.

Termini station is about 5 minutes’ walk and so is the nearby Museo Nazionale Romano, one of Rome’s top museums. The Colosseum is 2 metro stops away and Barberini Square can be reached with a 10 minutes bus ride.

This cheap hotel in Rome is located inside a historical building and the rooms feature a TV, a balcony, and a private bathroom. The guest house includes also a common kitchen with a fridge, tea and coffee for guests’ use.

READ MORE: For more options in this area, check out our guide to the best hotels near Termini station.

Affordable places to stay in Rome NOT in the immediate city center


This inexpensive bed and breakfast in Rome is in the Gianicolense area so not right in the city center but well-served with public transport. You can reach the main historic landmarks as well as Termini station easily using the local buses, tram 8, and train from Trastevere station.

Rates for this affordable accommodation in Rome start from 70 euros per night for a double room, 75 if you take the double with the balcony. Included in the price is an Italian breakfast.

The soundproof rooms feature the basic facilities for a comfortable stay such as air-conditioning, WIFI, and a private bathroom.

Tata B&B

This is also a bed and breakfast in the San Giovanni area close to Lodi metro station of line C. Around this cheap accommodation in Rome, you can find restaurants and shops, and one of the nearby attractions is the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, one of Rome’s least visited churches.

The spacious rooms finely furnished and decorated make it one of the best places to stay in Rome on a budget. If you don’t mind staying a bit far from the most famous attractions, even using the metro and the local buses you are still well-connected.

Rates start from 73 euros for a large triple room for two people with an external private bathroom, or 77 for a double room with a private bathroom inside the room. A mostly sweet Italian breakfast is included in the fare.

Guest’s Heaven

Very close to Via Nomentana and the museums of Villa Torlonia Park, the former Roman residence of Benito Mussolini, this inexpensive guest house is well connected to Termini station and the city center with several buses and metro B from Sant’Agnese Annibaliano station.

Piazza Bologna is less than 1 km away and all around the area, you can find nice restaurants, lovely cafes like Giada Food Labs & Drinks, shops and also pubs for aperitifs like Momart and after-dinner drinks.

Rooms and their private bathrooms are new and modern. Each accommodation includes also a minibar, LCD TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee-making facilities, and good-quality mattresses.

Prices are very reasonable and start from 66€ for a double/twin and 58 for a single. Breakfast is not included.

Tempo Lento

This is another affordable accommodation in Rome not too far from the city center located between San Giovanni and Re di Roma. It’s well-served with public transport, both bus and metro line A, and in the area are plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Prices start from 67€ for a double room, which makes it a cheap lodging in Rome given also the convenient location. Breakfast is included and is served at a nearby bar of your choice among two options. One is also a bakery in case you prefer a savory breakfast.

Each accommodation has its own private bathroom and amenities such as flat-screen TV, WIFI, electric kettle, coffee machine, and desk.

Cheap places to stay in Rome far from the city center and in the surrounding towns

J24 B&B

For more Rome accommodation deals, you might need to stray a bit farther from the city center. This Rome bed and breakfast is located in Eur/Garbatella neighborhood. While it’s a bit far from the city center, the Marconi metro station on line B is some 15 minutes’ walk.

Prices start under 100€ from 87€ for a double room including breakfast, 10% VAT and tourist tax, which is €3.50 per night. Breakfast is rich and diverse, including both savory and sweet options with cheese, cold cuts, yogurt, cakes, coffee, orange juice and more.

The rooms are new and elegant. They all include a modern private bathroom well-fitted with all necessary facilities such as a shower, bidet, and towels. Each accommodation has WIFI, TV, and minibar with complimentary water bottles, some rooms also a balcony.

A Casa Di Iole

This is a fantastic apartment in Fiumicino, so perfect if you are on a short layover and need to get to the airport early in the morning or if you want to enjoy Rome but stay away from its traffic.

This homestay near Fiumicino airport is well-furnished and cozy. The warm decoration and many facilities will make you feel at home. Each accommodation has its own private bathroom, a living room, a well-fitted kitchen with an oven, a microwave, a fridge, a stovetop, and an electric kettle.

apartment fiumicino airport

There are two supermarkets just down the road in case you don’t feel like eating out, especially at night after your sightseeing. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can make your own meal with ease. Guests also have free WIFI and access to the garden.

Each accommodation has a double bedroom and a sofa bed. The rates start at 54€ per night for three people if non-refundable, 60€ for two guests refundable, 50€ for a single guest.

While you can catch the train to Rome from the airport, if you stay in Fiumicino it’s definitely recommended to rent a car. You can rent a car at Fiumicino airport for rates starting from as little as €4.20 per day.

Quelli della Via Gluck

This low-cost hotel in Rome is quite far from the city center but close to several bus stops and Tiburtina train station. This is a good location for those who need to get to Fiumicino airport as there is a direct train every 15 minutes. All around you will find shops, banks, pharmacies, bakeries, restaurants, pubs, and all sorts of eateries.

Room price starts from 67 for a double room and 47 for a single. Breakfast is included and it’s buffet Italian style.

Each accommodation features an electric kettle, ironing facilities, a wardrobe, and free toiletries. The bathroom is shared with the other guests. There is only a double bedroom Superior that features a private bathroom and the price is 82 for two people or 56 for a single guest.

Guests here appreciated the staff availability, the location close to the train station, the quality/price ratio, large, well-decorated, and very clean rooms.

Vacanza a Casa

This is another one of the cheap places to stay in Rome. It’s far from the city center, close to Ipogeo degli Ottavi train station along Via Trionfale north of Rome close to the Cassia road. The train makes it easy to get to the city center. In 15 minutes you can reach Valle Aurelia metro station along line A and in 20 minutes you get to Roma San Pietro station near the Vatican.

Around the area, you can find a Conad supermarket, a veggie shop, a delicious gelato shop in Via della Stazione di Ottavia and a nice pizza place for takeaway pizza by the slice.

Room rates start from 46€ for a double with a shared bathroom or 54 for a double Deluxe with a private bathroom. Breakfast is not included and a deposit in case of property damages is required.

Each accommodation features a flat-screen TV, free WIFI, air-conditioning/heating system, a microwave, dining space, coffee machine, kitchen tools and fridge. Guests can also use the common kitchen.

This apartment is perfect if you prefer to spend a holiday keeping the privacy and comforts of a home instead of a hotel. In the nearby supermarket, you can find everything you need to make your breakfast or dinner if you don’t feel like eating out.

Guests appreciated the location close to the train station, the helpful staff, and the new and spacious rooms.

B&B Colfelice Rooms

Close to Colli Albani metro station, line A, this lovely Rome B&B is pretty far from the city center. The area, however, close to Via Appia Nuova, is pretty busy and has many restaurants, shops, bars, eateries, and all services such as banks and pharmacies. There are also several buses, but to get to the city center the metro is your best bet as it’s pretty far.

Prices start from 77€ for a double room or 81 for a double with a balcony. Each accommodation is soundproof and has its own private bathroom and facilities such as TV, electric kettle, coffee machine, and WIFI. Rooms are nicely decorated, minimalist and elegant.

Breakfast is included in the price room and is rich and diverse with fresh croissants and both sweet and savory options.

Tollì Rooms

Located in the busy Via Tuscolana, these cheap rooms in Rome are far from the city center but well-connected with the metro from the station Furio Camillo almost at the end of line A. The area is packed with restaurants, a shopping center, a cinema and all types of shops. So whatever you need to buy, here you can find it cheaper than in the city center.

Room prices start from 83€ for a double but sometimes you can get offers and discounts and find the room at 61€. Breakfast is not included.

Each accommodation has its own private bathroom and the basic facilities for a comfortable stay including TV and electric kettle.

Guests here have appreciated the attention to detail, the well-furnished rooms and bathrooms, staff’s efficiency.

Mancini Shabby House

This is a lovely inexpensive Rome accommodation but quite far from the city center and not close to the metro station. However, there are several buses, especially once you get to Via Casilina.

The room price starts from 65€ for a double room with a private external bathroom or 69 with a bathroom inside the room. Breakfast is not included and it costs 20€ per day. It’s also possible to book a spa session.

Each accommodation features air-conditioning, an electric kettle, a coffee machine, flat-screen TV, a hair dryer, and free WIFI. Rooms are decorated with an original touch.

Guests have appreciated the complimentary coffee, tea and cookies, the attention to detail, the staff efficiency, and the availability to give tips on where to eat in the area as well as how to get to the city center and the original style of the rooms.

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About The Author: Angela Corrias

Hi, my name is Angela Corrias! I am an Italian journalist, photographer, and blogger living in Rome. After over ten years of living abroad, I finally came to the conclusion that in order to better organize my future adventures, I needed a base. Since I know and love Rome so much, I moved back to the Eternal City. This is how Rome Actually was born. Here, I cover everything about Rome, from the local food to the culture to Roman history.

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