The 10 best hostels in Rome

The best hostels in Italy’s capital


When you are in Rome, and you are trying to find a place that is affordable, but nice, this guide can come in handy. Check out the 10 best private rooms and shared dormitories in different locations, from the Monti neighbourhood to the Termini station and more. Here are the best hostels in Rome:

Camping Village Roma

Via Aurelia, 831, 00165 Rome, Italy


Named in El Mundo’s World classification as the best campsite on the low cost circuit, Camping Village Roma is the perfect base for a holiday in the Capital. Once settled in your pitch, mobile home or Bungalow it takes only 15 minutes… and you’re in Rome, in the centre, in St Peter’s Square, the Vatican.

To all this add all the comforts and fun you might desire from a campsite, such as Pools, Hydromassage, Disco-Pub and a Restaurant with the best Italian cooking… that’s Camping Village Roma.

The Village Roma offers chalets and air-conditioned bungalows. The premises include a well-stocked supermarket, a laundry room, and a currency exchange point. You can enjoy drinks and snacks throughout the day at the Ciao Bella poolside bar, which is open until 02:00 and has its own DJ. The seasonal restaurant serves Italian cuisine and fresh pizza.

Cornelia Metro Station on line A is just a short bus ride away. You can also book the shuttle service to the Vatican, and both Fiumicino and Ciampino airports.



Mosaic Hostel

Via Cernaia 39B, 00185 Rome, Italy


Hotel Mosaic is in a historic building behind Rome’s Santa Maria Degli Angeli Basilica and Piazza della Repubblica, 0.5 km from Termini Train Station. Rooms offer air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

All rooms at Mosaic Hotel have marble floors and some have a private bathroom. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room.

The Mosaic is a short walk from the shops of Via Nazionale. The staff is available 24-hours and can provide travel and tourist info.


Alessandro Palace

Via Vicenza 42, Central Station, 00185 Rome, Italy


In a central location, the Alessandro Palace is a 5-minute walk from Rome’s Termini Train Station. It features air-conditioned rooms with a TV and mixed dormitories. Wi-Fi internet access is also available. The Alessandro Palace Hostel has a 24-hour front desk and includes a bar. Dormitories are air-conditioned and have a shared bathroom included inside the room.

The property is 257 m from Castro Pretorio Metro station, with direct services to the Colosseum. The Sapienza University main campus is less than half a kilometer away.


The Yellow

Via Palestro 51, Central Station, 00185 Rome, Italy


Just a 10-minute walk from Termini Train and Metro Station, The Yellow features a gourmet restaurant, a shared patio, and DJ entertainment every night. It offers free Wi-Fi and colourful air-conditioned accommodation.

The dormitories have a shared bathroom, en suite or external. Guest rooms are all en suite. You can sit in the hall, outdoor lounge, and patio. You can rent an iPad for free. The restaurant of this youth hostel is open for both lunch and dinner, and it serves Mediterranean cuisine.

The Coliseum is 2 metro stops from the property, while the Trevi Fountain is 2 km away. Central Station is a great choice for travelers interested in architecture, history and monuments.


The Beehive

Via Marghera, 8 00185 Rome, Italy


The Beehive is a cozy, eco hostel with heart owned by an American couple, Linda & Steve, who came to Rome to follow their dream. In 1999 they packed up their apartment in Los Angeles, and along with their 2 cats and a Swiss Army knife moved to Rome and opened The Beehive, a place where you can feel at home. The hostel is inspired by the things in life the owners find truly important: people and their stories, and care for the world and the environment.

The Beehive, is more than just a place to lay your head – the owners claim to be travel experts. They provide the best locally sourced information to the guests as well as a clean, comfortable, and safe place to stay.



Via Gaeta, 70, 00185 Rome, Italy


Welcome to Hostella! This is a female-only modern accommodation for women traveling to Rome. The accommodation is small, but clean, comfortable and well located. The place where, after a strenuous day sightseeing in the eternal city, you can sit back and relax. The rooms are available at competitive prices. All rooms are equipped with internet, 24 hour wireless, air conditioning and heating for the cold season. The staff is young and aims to provide any information you may need and are dedicated to insuring your time is safe and enjoyable.


Alessandro Downtown Hostel

Via Carlo Cattaneo 23, Central Station, 00185 Rome, Italy


Only 202 m from Termini Train Station, Alessandro Downtown Hostel offers air-conditioned dormitories and an internet room with Wi-Fi access. It includes a TV lounge with vending machines. Dormitories are available for women only and for men and women together. Each one has wardrobe space for all guests and plenty of electric sockets.

You can bring your own bed linens and towels or rent them on site. Hostel Alessandro Downtown is run by backpackers. The staff can offer useful tips and advice on making the most of your stay in Rome. A buffet breakfast is available upon request. The internet room has plenty of PCs and the front desk is open 24-hours a day.

Being so close to Termini means you have excellent bus and Metro services, as well as connections to both Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports.


Generator Rome

Via Principe Amedeo 257, Central Station, 00185 Rome, Italy


Generator Rome is set a 10-minute walk from Termini Central Station and even closer to the Vittorio Emanuele Metro stop. This hostel set over 7 floors of a 19th-century building and provides free WiFi, a café and a bar. The Generator Rome is great for visiting Rome as you will have plenty of bus and Metro links.

This hostel offers rooms with a private bathroom and dormitory rooms with an internal shared bathroom. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is around the corner and you can walk to the Coliseum from here. Central Station is a great choice for travelers interested in architecture, history and monuments.


Stargate Hotel

Via Palestro 88, 00185 Rome, Italy


Hotel Stargate is located within walking distance from some of the most important sites of touristic and commercial interest, just few blocks away from the Train Station Termini

The Hotel offers clean and spacious rooms with bathroom inside the room. All rooms have heating and color TV. The hotel is renewed on 2009, more NEW rooms with private bathroom, TV, Internet (PC in the room), safe, airconditioner and breakfast served in the room.


The Bluehostel

Via Carlo Alberto 13, Central Station, 00185 Rome, Italy


First of all, we should mention that the Bluehostel is a bit different from the previous mentioned stays. Despite the name they offer private rooms, more than being a hostel. Offering a central location and great transport connections, The Bluehostel is housed in a 17th-century convent located 100 m from Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. All air-conditioned rooms come with free Wi-Fi.

Termini Train Station is a 5-minute walk from the Bluehostel. From here, you can walk to the Colosseum in 10 minutes, and reach Vatican City and Spanish Steps in under 15 minutes by Metro. Rooms are not cheap, but have elegant furnishings and parquet floors. Each includes an LCD TV and a private bathroom complete with hairdryer.

A good choice of restaurants, cafés and bars are located in the streets surrounding the guest house. The Via Nazionale shopping district is 10 minutes away on foot.





Dolf Van Sprengel

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Dolf Van Sprengel is born and raised in Antwerp, and loves to travel to discover new cultures. Dolf loves nature and religion, amongst many other things. Since 2017 Dolf is the administrator of WANDERLUSTVLOG.

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