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6 Best Places to Stay in Rome, Italy

Updated: Jul 31

From the Best Hotels in Rome to the Coolest Airbnbs

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Are you planning a vacation to Rome? We’re here to help you plan the trip of your dreams! We fell in love with Rome, Italy and we want to help you find the magic of this city too. There is an endless amount of activities to do, sites to see, restaurants to eat at and...places to stay.

So, you might be wondering where to stay in Rome. We'll take a look at the best hotels and coolest Airbnbs in Rome. Every area of this city is unique and offers a slightly different experience.

Accommodation can be stressful to find when traveling as it really makes or breaks a vacation. You really do not want to leave this task for last as many places fill up quickly and you'll be left with very few options.

And that's why Alpacka My Bags is here to help you find the best places to stay in Rome for the type of traveler you are. Check out our top picks for places to stay in Rome, Italy.

Best Airbnbs in Rome, Italy

1. Quiet & Charming Apartment

Located in the southern outskirts of Rome, this 1-bed, 1-bath Airbnb is perfect for one to two people. It has a kitchenette, living space, and an adorable private balcony. Here you'll find everything you might need for a stay in Rome, from coffee supplies to a hammock with incredible views. The neighborhood is quiet, and there are many restaurants and markets within walking distance.

  • Great for solo travelers or couples

  • Private balcony

  • Quiet neighborhood with a local feel


2. Family Friendly

Are you visiting Rome with your family? This 2-bed, 1-bath apartment is a great place to stay with a group of up to 4 people. This Rome Airbnb is within walking distance of many famous monuments, tourist attractions, and delicious restaurants. If you're up for a stroll, head to the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, restaurants, and more.

  • Perfect for families with kids

  • Close to many attractions

  • Host will help with airport transportation


3. Comfortable, First Floor

This is a first-floor apartment which is a rare find in Rome. It is 1-bed, 1.5-bath, and also has a comfortable pull-out couch. We stayed here comfortably with four people and had plenty of space. There is a full kitchen too, which is great to use if you want to save money on food. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy Rome like a local. It's in a fairly popular area, but you'll be closer to family-run restaurants and local markets rather than bustling tourist attractions.

  • Local feel in a quiet area

  • First-floor which is rare

  • Comfortable and chic decor

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Best Hotels in Rome, Italy

If you prefer hotels, take a look at the best hotels in Rome below and decide between budget and luxury. Rome hosts some incredible luxury hotels with room service, breakfast, and more, but there are also some great budget hotels deals to be found if you're wanting to save money.

1. H10 Palazzo Galla

If you're looking for a luxury hotel in the heart of Rome, take a look at the H10 Palazzo Galla. With a view of Palazzo Venezia, you will be able to reach many famous Roman monuments on foot in just minutes. Here, you will also enjoy having breakfast included, a rooftop terrace, free wifi, and air conditioning, which is a huge bonus in Rome.

The H10 Palazzo Galla prides itself with exceptional service and friendly, helpful staff. They also offer a shuttle to the airport if you need; this is at an extra cost. If you want to explore further than walking distance, there are also multiple bus stops very close by which can take you all over Rome.


2. Casa Santa Sofia

If you want to stay at a classy hotel, then Casa Santa Sofia is for you! This luxury hotel offers air conditioning, free wifi, and a great location. Casa Santa Sofia is very close to the Colosseum and other famous Roman monuments.

While breakfast is not included with all the rooms, it can be purchased at a very affordable cost and is well worth the money. Or go try a local Italian cafe if you prefer! If you're wanting to stay in Rome with style but without breaking the bank, then this is a great hotel for you.


3. Hotel Touring

This is a great deal for a hotel if you're looking to save money. And the best part? It's close to many popular attractions in the heart of Rome. Breakfast is available at an extra cost, but there are also many restaurants and cafes within walking distance of this budget hotel in Rome.

There is air conditioning and free wifi available too, which is always a nice bonus. You can walk to Roma Termini, the main train station in Rome, in under 5 minutes, which is super useful for getting to other Italian cities or to the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport. If you want to save money on your stay in Rome but still have an enjoyable time, then Hotel Touring is for you!

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Best Places to Stay in Rome Recap

We hope this list of the best hotels and Airbnbs in Rome helps you find the best place for you to stay while enjoying your time in this wonderful city. Finding the right accommodation will make your trip even better. Explore the city by day and have the hotel best suited for you to relax in at night.

Make sure you take a look at our 1-day and 3-day Rome Itineraries so you can make the most of your time here! There’s so much to see and do in Rome, so we’ve narrowed it down for you.

We also have this handy Italy Packing List so the stress of figuring out what to pack for your trip to Italy is thrown out the window. It’s time for you to live La Dolce Vita, soak up the Italian sun, and sip wine on charming, ancient streets.

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We're Georgina and Nathan, two adventure enthusiasts and creators of Alpacka My Bags. We're here for all of your travel and adventure planning needs! 


We've been exploring this insane planet that we call home together for over 3 years now. After college, we knew the "traditional career path" was not for us, and honestly the "traditional life path", in general, just wasn't for us.


We needed to travel and explore what this world has to offer, it sounds cliché but you do only live once. So we made going on adventures a priority, and soon realized that we wanted to share them with others so they can enjoy them too! 

Our passion is spreading the travel bug and showing others that travel is attainable and so worth it. From itineraries to camping tips to packing lists, Alpacka My Bags has you covered!

Join us, and often our dog, JoJo, as we find exciting adventures and travel recommendations for you! If you've been bit by the travel bug just as we have, we hope you find our tips useful for any and all of your future travels.

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