Alternative accommodations in Rome
B&Bs, apartments, hostels, campgrounds—Where to stay (besides hotels) in Rome, Italy
Hotels aren't your only lodging options in Rome. In fact, hotels are often the most expensive options available, yet rarely are the most fun or remarkable. For a more memorable trip, you might want to try an alternative accommodation that (usually) costs less and (usually) affords you a better a chance to get closer to the local people and culture.
In Rome, I've rented apartments with view of St. Peter's dome or down the block from the Spanish Steps; stayed at B&Bs near Piazza Navona and the Pantheon; put up my entire boy scout troop on the cheap at hostels; and spent months living at a campground in a park just a bus ride north of the historic center.
Within an hour of meeting my Couchsurfing host a few years back, I was riding in his car to pick up a friend and take her to her surprise party at a Roman home (my arrival was an integral part of the ruse). Last—and far from least—it was at a Roman residence hotel in 1993 that I met the love of my life and future mother of my child.
Here are some of the best non-traditional places to stay in Rome:
- Agriturismi (farm stays) near Rome
- More on alternative accommodations in Italy (including B&Bs, apartments, villas, agriturismi/farmhouses, CouchSurfing, hostels, rental rooms, residence hotels, alpine shacks, campgrounds, convents)
- Rome hotels
- Reid's Recommended hotels in Rome
- Rome homepage
This material was last updated February 2011. All information was accurate at the time.
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