Best Places for Backpackers in Rome, Italy.

Enjoy backpacking around Rome, Italy without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Rome, Italy.

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Top 50 hostels in Rome, Italy.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Rome, Italy.

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Panoramic

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Panoramic

Located in historic center of Rome. We have private rooms, television, iron, air conditioning, private bathrooms, and no curfew. Brand new rooms. When you open the window you can see a beautiful view of the green garden It is only a 3 minutes' walk from the train station, 10 minutes' walk to th...
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Campanella3

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Campanella3

(((( Special )))) : Top Class Guesthouse! Antonella and Ivan welcome you to their lovely B&B in the heart of Rome :) We are near the wonderful St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Angelo Castle. From here you can easily reach the entire city by foot, bus or metr...
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Sergio House

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Sergio House

Welcome to Sergio House in Rome! Sergios House guarantees you all comforts while in Rome. Here you will enjoy one of the finest central locations in Rome, high standards and friendly, comfortable surroundings with up-to-date facilities. Just outside the door is the Termini Station the city...
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Vaticano68 Rome

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Vaticano68 Rome

The rooms are spacious and quiet, designed for your comfort and privacy. They have each their own bathroom, hair dryer, LCD television, ventilation You can use the refrigerator and prepare tea or coffee. In a few minutes by bus or underground you can reach the most evocative sites of Rome: the...
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Roma Vaticano: a casa di Jolanda

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Roma Vaticano: a casa di Jolanda

The b&b is located in the historic center of Rome, just 15 minutes from the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. This is located in an elegant district of the Eternal City, the interior of a building of the '900, on the second floor. The rooms are cozy, spacious and well furnished. One of th...
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Nights in Rome

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Nights in Rome

Nights in Rome are beautiful rooms, wide and luminous, all equipped of private services. Furnished with refined cure, careful to the particular, will allow you to find again yours privacy in a comfortable and searched atmosphere. After your sightseeing in the city, you can have a relaxing and...
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B&B Pablo

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B&B Pablo

The CITY TAX of 3,50 per person per night (payable in cash on arrival) IS NOT INCLUDED in the room rate. B&B Pablo is situated in the historic centre of Rome. With its strategic position and reasonable prices, it is the perfect place to stay while in the Capital. The check in is in Via Palerm...
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Tania Affittacamere

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Tania Affittacamere

TaniaGuest House is located in the prestigious neighborhood of Gregorio VII- S. Pietro, and it offer accommodations in double rooms with free wi-fi. All rooms have been minutiously fournished in a classical style,and accezssorize and details are elegant. All rooms feature a plasma TV, fridge and...
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L

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L'Incanto di San Pietro

The l incanto di san pietro is situated in the historical centre of Rome!!! 1 minutes for San Peter Basilica and Vatican museum and 15 minutes for Spanish step, Trevi Fountain !! Happy it makes you living the heart of Rome!!! Included in the price: Breakfast wi-fi Use the kitchen (and 24 h...
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Dreaming Navona Rooms

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Dreaming Navona Rooms

Dreaming Navona Rooms is located on the first floor of an historical building in a characteristic street: “Vicolo delle Vacche” (alley of the cows), named after the various presence of many stables in the street. A welcome snack is available in the room. All guests have free access to WIFI. Dream...
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Smart

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Smart

Spacious, clean, safe and friendly B&B near the Termini train station in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Welcome to B&B Smart! A friendly & affordable B&B in the centre of Rome, offering inexpensive prices, friendly and helpful staff and a central and safe location. Payment Cash only Accomm...
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Welcome House

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Welcome House

If you are looking for an exclusive residence at moderate price (Welcome House) in the heart of Rome, amid an atmosphere rich in history and art... if you would like to take a stroll to the ancient Foro Romano (near the Colosseo and only 900 meters away from your apartment), to the famous Trevi F...
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Terme di Traiano

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Terme di Traiano

The accommodation Terme di Traiano was renovate in 2012 and were take care of detail to give every possible comfort and make your stay unforgettable. Terme di Traiano's Bed and breakfast is closer to the Colle Oppio' park : Domus Aurea and the Colosseum are within walking distance, as well as the...
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Stellahouse

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Stellahouse

Near by Railway Station Termini, in the centre of Rome, you will find Stella's House new B&B born in the 2000 in correspondence of Jubilee Bed and breakfast accommodations give you a unique and personalized travel experience with a touch of local flavour. Moreover you will be able to comforta...
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Wake at Rome Guest House Colosseum

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Wake at Rome Guest House Colosseum

Wake at Rome Guest House Colosseum is an apartment located on the first floor, completely renovated and comprises a double bedroom, a large living room with a kitchen where there is a comfortable sofa bed and a stylish bathroom (can comfortably accommodate four people). Wake at Rome Guest House...
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Tolentino B&B

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Tolentino B&B

Tolentino Suites Rome is a Luxury B&B located in the historic centre of Rome, just a short walk from the Spanish Steps and around the corner from Via Veneto and the 'Dolce Vita' atmosphere. From Tolentino Suites you are within walking distance of all the major monuments of Rome such as “Fontana di T...
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Colors

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Colors

Colors is a recently opened hotel in Rome. Managed by Enjoy Rome, Colors is the result of years of experience dealing with English-speaking travelers in Rome. Located just east of the Vatican, Colors is easily accessible both by bus and Metro; and our carefully-chosen staff are all native Engl...
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Agnes Roma B&B

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Agnes Roma B&B

Welcome at Agnes Roma B&B! Located a short distance from downtown in the elegant and quiet Trieste neighborhood, this family-run B&B offers to its guests three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a nice living room. Available WI-FI Internet. Simple, nice and comfortable decor. Proven hospitality. Loca...
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Ventisei Scalini a Trastevere

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Ventisei Scalini a Trastevere

Ideally located within walking distance of the Piazza Navona as well as a range of other attractions the Ventisei Scalini a Trastevere is the ideal accommodation option for your stay in Rome. The San Pietro, Castel S. Angelo and the S. Maris in Trastevere are all conveniently located close to the B&...
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Blue Hostel

96 /100

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Blue Hostel

Housed in a former convent built during the 17th century, Bluehostel provides fantastic double and triple rooms and a fabulous designer apartment for up to four people in a great location, at walking distance to the Colosseum and every important site. Rooms can be set up with twin beds, double be...
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Ciak Rooms

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Ciak Rooms

Ciak Rooms is a friendly and well-located guesthouse in the centre of Rome, in the car-friendly San Giovanni district, a stone's throw from the eponymous and oldest Papal Basilica.The Ciak Rooms offers rooms with private bathroom for children, couples or families and sharing a small but well-stocked...
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The RomeHello Hostel

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The RomeHello Hostel

The RomeHello is a place for everyone. All you culture queens and craft beer buffs. All you tattoo artists and selfie snappers. All you graffiti writers and table football champs. All you history teachers and skater dudes. Basically, it's a place for you. With an artistic layout, friendly staff and...
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Dreaming Rome Hostel

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Dreaming Rome Hostel

In the center of Rome, 1 mile from the Colosseum, 1, 2 miles from Termini Station and few meters from Metro San Giovanni, born Dreaming Rome Hostel, a charming hostel taken care of details. Book your tour before you arrive in Rome ****** We Provide TOURS ********* SAVE MONEY - SKIP THE LINE V...
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La Grotta di Tiberio

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La Grotta di Tiberio

La Grotta di Tiberio is a nice guesthouse that offer you many facilities, such a free Wifii, airport transfers, luggage storage and Tea & Coffee Making Facilities. The breakfast is included La Grotta di Tiberio is located in Rome, Prati district, Old Town, Vatican City, two hundred meters from t...
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B&B L

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B&B L'Incanto di Roma

L'Incanto di Roma is located in the centre of Rome, only a few steps away from Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Villa Borghese, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and other important tourist sights of the capital. All parts of the city can be reached easily and comfortably by subway or by bus. ! T...
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Downtown Accommodation

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Downtown Accommodation

All our 6 rooms have private shower, toilet , air conditioning ( 5 euro extra charge per night per the room), heating, TV, safety-box, free Wi-Fi in the room, offer a good stay with continental breakfast at fairly priced. Payment is in cash at check in, thanks! Please note that the amount of...
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Heart of San Lorenzo

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Heart of San Lorenzo

Located in The Heart of The Cheappest BARS, Pubs and Restaurant in Rome. San Lorenzo District is only 11 Minuts by walk from the Main Train Station ( Termini ) so easy tor each Early Train. Our Staff will help you to reach the main attraction in Rome.You will get a map on arrival.A nice Cheap loca...
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Hostella

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Hostella

Our small accommodation is a clean, comfortable and well located place where, after a strenuous day sightseeing in the eternal city, you can sit back and relax. We are located on the first floor of a residential 19th century building, surrounded by restaurants, supermarkets and laundromats, few mi...
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Sepulveda B&B

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Sepulveda B&B

Located in central Rome (ancient walls), on the 1th floor, with elevator in an elegant building of 1950ies, , very sunny and silent few meters from all following points of interest: The monumental cathedral of San Giovanni, listed on all touristic guides. The original monumental ancient roman wal...
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Pensione Giamaica

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Pensione Giamaica

Please, read and print Terms & Conditions before your booking clicking 'Read more', we repeat, please, read and print Terms & Conditions before your booking clicking 'Read more', The problem of a bargain accommodation in a nice place and in the center of the city? We can help you to solve it !...
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Dulcis in Fundo

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Dulcis in Fundo

Dulcis In Fundo is set in a historic building on the main road of Trastevere , Rome's most popular and lively area. This B&B offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. Fresh croissants are served daily for breakfast. Dulcis in Fundo is located in the middle of Viale Trastev...
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Domus Pratolina

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Domus Pratolina

The Domus Pratolina is located in the heart of the city of Rome, in the Prati area, the historic centre of the capital and known as one of the most elegant Roman neighbourhood.The shopping streets and the main cultural areas of the city can be reached on foot. the bus stop right in front of your apa...
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Wiki Hostel & Green Village

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Wiki Hostel & Green Village

Globetrotters & digital nomads from all over the world: welcome to the Wiki Hostel Family! Are you going to visit Rome? Come to Wiki Hostel and enjoy a great social hostel #wikiexperience so global, so local ;) Real travellers +  unique green oasis + authentic experiences + good food + local wine...
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B&B Bonny

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B&B Bonny

Two steps away from the magnificent square of Santa Maria Maggiore and Termini Station. Few minutes from Bed & Breakfast Bonny walking distance there are all main sites of the historical centre such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popol...
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La Controra Hostel Rome

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La Controra Hostel Rome

Already been to the top rated La Controra Hostel in Naples? So you know you’re in good hands! Right behind Fellini's ''La Dolce Vita'' famous Via Veneto, La Controra will be your sweet home in Rome. A warm and peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City, as well as a perfect hub...
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Hotel Caravaggio

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Hotel Caravaggio

The CITY TAX of 4,00 euro per person per night IS NOT INCLUDED in the room rate. It is payable in cash only at the check-in. The Hotel Caravaggio is a 3 star Hotel ideally situated in the heart of Rome. The Hotel is the ideal base for visitors wishing to explore on foot the wonders of the Eterna...
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Viennese Due

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Viennese Due

Hotel Viennese Due is situated only a few meters away from Central Station Roma Termini where you can easily reach both the 'Air Terminal' Leonardo da Vinci and the Ciampino Airport Terminal - Terravision, the two subway lines (A and B) also allows a fast connection to reach all points of interest...
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Abbraccia Morfeo B&B

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Abbraccia Morfeo B&B

Abbraccia Morfeo has been recently renovating by the owners, who lives on the ground floor, which will welcome you with very friendly warmness. All rooms are very comfortable and well furnished; all with bathroom ensuite air conditioning TV e internet wi-fi. All bathrooms are equipped with sho...
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Gulliver

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Gulliver's Lodge

Gulliver's Lodge is a charming alternative to a traditional hotel in the center of Rome, the Gulliver's Lodge is a family-run guest house, warm and welcoming place for families and couples on holiday in Rome. The pretty Gulliver's Lodge offers rooms with an exceptional quality / price ratio and is j...
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The Beehive

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The Beehive

Rome's homiest and most chill hostel since 1999, we're a sanctuary in the midst of a bustling city. From the moment you walk in, The Beehive is the kind of place where you'll feel at home. It's walking barefoot down to the cafe for your morning coffee; getting great advice; eating good food; drinkin...
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RM Guest house

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RM Guest house

RM Guest House, situated in the heart of Rome, is just a few steps away from the Termini Train Station and offers the ideal place to experience the true magic of the Eternal City. RM Guest House has an excellent location for both tourists and business travellers coming to the Italian capital. S...
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Cesare Balbo Inn

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Cesare Balbo Inn

Check in time limit : 18:00 (extra fee of e.20,00 AFTER 18:00 and till 20:30 -Later then 20:30 it is not possible to check-in anymore till the next day, at 08:30 (am) Any flight delay, change of effective arrival and/or check in day have to be PROMPTLY communicated to our desk by email and/or by...
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Guesthouse Paradisio

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Guesthouse Paradisio

Guest House Paradisio has an ideal location near the Termini train station in central Rome. There are 3 brightly decorated guest rooms - one double or twin room, and 2 triple rooms, one with shared bathroom, and one with private bathroom; Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, microwave and hairdryers....
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B&B Calamatta

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B&B Calamatta

The B&B Calamatta is located on the first floor of an elegant early twentieth century building, boasts sleek and comfortable rooms and the perfect accommodation for those wishing to live and visit Rome. It is ideal for anyone wanting to stay in the Eternal City, regardless of the reason of stay (...
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Hostel Mosaic Central

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Hostel Mosaic Central

Just a short walk to the Colosseum and Termini central station, this makes it ideal for seeing what the whole city has to offer. Our modern and newly renovated facilities provide a convenient base, whether you're in Rome to explore its attractions or looking for some shopping or nightlife. Lo...
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Cristina Residences

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Cristina Residences

Cristina's residences, can offer you rooms with ensuite bathrooms, TV satellite in each room, free wi-fi internet, free maps of the city, air conditioning, fridge in each room. A small Italian breakfast is included in the price, and it's served in room. Facilities included: Free Internet Tea...
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Zen House B&B

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Zen House B&B

If you're looking for a central location which is clean and friendly, we've got hearty breakfasts and our staff speak fluent English, German and Spanish. Your host Giacomo is a fellow traveller who knows how important it is to find a friendly and cordial atmosphere away from home. Krizia and...
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Villa Rome B&B

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Villa Rome B&B

Located in the Rome's northwest area the Villa Rome B&B is ideally situated inside the city's ring road or Grande Raccordo Anulare, adjacent to Via Trionfale. The Via Trionfale is a primary route through the city to the Vatican and our location is ideal for those looking for easy access to this impo...
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Litus Roma Hostel

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Litus Roma Hostel

.Welcome to the beach of Rome! Your vacation in the eternal city starts with us. The view of the sea together with the magnificence of Rome and the ancient ruins will always be a wonderful memory to keep in your hearth. If you love nature, pure air, the sound of the waves and a relaxing atmosphere...
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Sandy Hostel

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Sandy Hostel

Established in 1990, Sandy Hostel has come to be one of the most popular accommodations in Rome and a well-known place to stay for young travelers. Since its opening it has been recommended in all the main guide books. The structure is located in Rione Monti, a lively neighborhood close to the Co...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Rome, Italy.

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The Six Best Places to Eat in Rome

Italy; the home of all things wonderful – pizza, pasta, gelato, cappuccinos and sometimes even George Clooney. But then, even within this kingdom of carbohydrates we find the food lovers paradise – Rome.

Giorgia Beasley

Proper way to Eat Sushi

Sushi is the original and traditional form of fast food in Japan. So it is meant to be eaten on the go at little sushi bars like the one at Sushi Dai. Due to this, the proper way to eat sushi is all in one go and to also place the sashimi side of the sushi on your tongue not the rice! Even though the sashimi sits on the rice to begin with. I wanted to savour the taste so I was eating it in halves and I was told very politely that the proper way was to eat it in one go, but that I could eat it whichever way I felt comfortable. But hey, when in Rome do as the Romans do.

Chanel Donahoe

Venice is expensive – KINDA TRUE

Tourists complain about prices in Venice, that in general are high. First of all, keep in mind that everything is different in this city and there are no cars. This means that it is necessary to arrange special transportations to bring food and goods from the mainland. Venice is made of canals, bridges and islands, everything is less comfortable for workers. Shop rents are extremely expensive too. So, unfortunately, if you want to sleep, eat or buy, prepare to spend a little more than usual. Although Venice is a small city, compared to other famous italian places like Rome or Milan, it is easy to spend a lot of money. If possible, choose a hotel in Cannaregio or Castello (two districts of Venice) where prices are affordable. Don’t worry about distances, in 10-15 minutes walking, you are almost wherever. Before getting inside a restaurant, always check prices outside.

Ale Vidal

Italy in the Off Season

I’m going to be honest with you right off the bat here; I can be a bit impatient when I travel following the stress of planes, trains, buses, long lines, getting lost, etc. This shouldn’t keep anyone from seeing the world but if you can relate, I highly recommend visiting Italy, especially Rome, during its quieter months. And even if you can’t, the smaller crowds and calmer environment allow for great photo ops!

Tessa Jo Lane

Planning a good visit to The Vatican

Visiting The Vatican may be part of many bucket lists. Besides your religious beliefs this is a must see when in Rome.

Vicky Nesci

The Cost

I know what your going to say “but I cant afford anything else” my dear you are so wrong and I will tell you why. What many people think is that travelling around Europe is more expensive that going to Zante. Whoever tells you this has never tried to travel around Europe. When I decided to take the road less travelled and do something different with my holiday I found a beautiful website called Interailingpackages http://www.interrailingpackages.com/. This website is for what I would like to call “travel noobs” which are people like I was that had no idea what I was doing when it came to booking anything. This website dose everything for you, It books all the hostels, gives you an itinerary, gives you maps, directions, emergency numbers and it even gives you lists of places to eat or top places to go to. The package that I went for let me go to Paris, Nice, Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome cost me about £600 and it is the best money I have ever spent. The package includes accommodation and the Interail ticket (which is a ticket that lets you get on any train in Europe). I could have done it cheaper most likely if I had arranged everything myself but being 17 and a bit of a “travel noob” I felt like it was safer. Eating is also not expensive as long as your careful where you eat. I mean if you eat next to the Trevi fountain your looking at mega bucks but if you find a quiet little take away pasta place and find a bench next to the fountain, in my opinion that’s allot better.

lauri-mitchell

The Colosseum-

The Colosseum The Colosseum- The Colosseum is first on the list this morning. This 2,100 year old fighting ring lay in various states of disrepair for centuries until the start of the 1800’s when work began to restore the mighty ruin. Now at any time you can expect to see scaffolding where once might have hung mighty banners but the Colosseum is never entirely covered. There are many options for entry. From lining up and entering as a self propelled individual to signing up for a timeslot for the underground tour, you can choose the option that suits your budget and time restrictions. Right along side it (and included in any Colosseum ticket) is the Roman forums, an intricate warren of ruins whos construction spans several centuries and used to be the site of the governments of ancient Rome.  it will take quite some time to cover all this history so leave yourself the whole morning and check out this post on how to skip the cues! The Roman Forums

Gemtherese

Italy in the Off Season: Rome, Florence, Pompeii & Positano

My family and I spent a little over a week in Rome during the winter holidays and it’s impossible to articulate how much we loved it. Definitely one of our best vacations to date. We hit all of the major sights: the Colosseum, Vatican City, Trevi Fountain, Circus Maximus, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Mouth of Truth (for all you Audrey Hepburn fans out there), Palatine Hill, the crypts and catacombs and nearly everything else a tourist is supposed to see in Rome. We also made day trips to Pompeii, Florence, Positano and the Amalfi Coast. My inner twelve-year-old couldn’t handle all of the excitement. I was more than ready for my own Lizzie McGuire / Mary Kate and Ashley experience.

Tessa Jo Lane

A Family Road Trip to Italy

When summer of 2015 was ending, my sister had the idea to go on a short family vacation to someplace warm, but close enough to reach by car from our city, Ljubljana. She wanted me to do the planning and then my dad also joined in. He loves Italy a lot and also knows Italian very well, so we quickly decided on our destination: Rome. We planned our 6 days trip to Italy for the last week of October and hoped for good weather and less tourists. Together with my sister’s husband and their 4 years old daughter (my niece), all 5 of us filled up the car and happily started the journey. The plan was to travel slowly and see some interesting places on the way towards the Eternal City.

Nina Lozej

Discover Turin, the core of the Italian culture

Turin, the main city of the Piedmont region, is one of the best options you have to discover the traditions and the beauties of Italy. Indeed Turin is very characteristic and, although it isn’t too popular, has got nothing on Milan or Rome. The city offers a lot of attractions, but – don’t worry – this guide will help you choose what places suite most your tastes!

Francesca Chiara Lionetti

GETTING THERE

To all the road trippers, there is some bad news for you. The whole of Cinque Terre is essentially a no car zone. I am not very sure if cars are actually restricted or it is so because it’s practically impossible to manoeuvre a car through its extremely narrow and steep lanes. But if you are on a road trip to Italy and have no option but to get there by your car, I’d suggest that you park at either of the two ends- Monterosso in the north or Riomaggiorre in the South and hike the villages in between. Surely the best way to explore Cinque Terre is on foot(best best best). Also note that parking anywhere in Cinque Terre can be an expensive affair and can be full in the peak season. A cheaper and more convenient option is to park your car at La Spezia Station and get on a train from there. And to people who plan to travel by train, you are already doing the right thing. No tips for you except booking a ticket in advance. A last minute train ticket @Euro 60 from Rome got me to Monterosso in about 3 hours. There are no direct trains to Monterosso. I changed twice, once at Florence, once at Pisa. But the trains were on time and I was travelling light. So changing trains wasn’t a hassle at all.

Mastani

If you’re hungry or thirsty in Rimini…

Try to meet domestic people, try local food, and… oh, food! Maybe I’m mixed up somehow, and maybe I should have been born in Italy, because I literaly adore italian cousine, and in Rimini you can try any of famous Apennine specialities. Different types of pasta and pizza are “must try”, but my favourite was lasagna with artichokes – simpy delicious. Beach snacks which you can buy are also tasty and refreshing, for example bits of coconut on a stick (popular “coco bello”) There’s nothing that resembles the sea like smell or taste of coconut… In Rimini I tried many sweets! Cakes are all creamy, and the best were tiramisu and panacota. Apart from that, the most famous “boot” in Europe has exquisite coffee. Probably the best cappuccino with the finest aroma that I’ve tasted was in Rimini, and in Rome later that year. Did you know that is believed that this type of coffee was named after the clothes color of italian catholic monks called Capuchins?

kata-rina

Genoa: Birthplace of the Great Explorer Columbus

It is quite puzzling how Genoa has not gotten as popular as its Italian historical neighbors. Yes, we know Rome is an exception, and perhaps, so is Venice, but how was Genoa forgotten or not made popular as Milan or Florence? I suppose half of you might not even know Genoa is Christopher Columbus’ (or Cristoforo Colombo’s, to be more precise) birthplace. His childhood home is now a museum and still stands not too far from the city center.

Giselle Cruz

The secrets of Santa Marinella

On a recent trip to Italy my husband and I discovered the seaside town of Santa Marinella. After 3 weeks of travelling we were looking for somewhere close to Fiumicino airport without having to go back into Rome. This was our last stop and we were looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy some seafood without the hustle and bustle of a tourist destination.

Jodie Terzis

Benevento: An Italian gem of culture and sorcery

Benevento lies off the beaten track in Italy, allowing you to experience a less traveled world of rich cultural heritage, delicious local food, and that typical ‘southern’ spirit that has remained intact among its residents throughout time. And yet it is not a far-flung travel destination in Italy: Naples, Salerno, and Rome all lie within easy reach of the town.  In less than two hours you can also reach the shores of the Adriatic.

Lucia Yuki

Reason 1: It’s full of art, everywhere

Milan might be slightly different from other Italian cities like Florence or Rome if we’re talking art, but it does have its own number of amazing monuments and art galleries. First of all, we have to mention the city’s very own symbol, the Duomo cathedral. The church, dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity, is representative of the Italian Gothic style and took almost six centuries to be completed. Actually, they never really stopped renovating it through the years, and that originated a very popular common saying, that indicates someone being extra slow at doing something. If you make your reservation on time, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Alps and the entire city from the cathedral’s roof.

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ITALY: The Getaway in Rome

ITALY: Places you must visit when in Rome. The Colosseum The Roman Forum The Pantheon The Trevi Fountain The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore  

Sam Hirashi

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO ITALY

If you love history , Italy is the place for you .If you love fashion and shopping , Italy is also the place for you . Italy is a unique country .It has the perfect mix of modern civilizations and ancient cultures. Fun Fact : Rome has been founded in 753 BC . That means it’s been around for about 3000 years ! Milan is considered the global capital of modern fashion and design . And that contrast is what makes Italy the perfect place for a family holiday . I visited Italy in the summer of 2016 . That holiday was of of the best I’ever had . So I’ve gathered up a few tips that you need to know before planning your trip to Italy .

Maryam Sameh

TUSCANY – THE GARDEN OF ITALY

Rome has always been a must see destination for me. It is one of the prettiest cities in Europe, if not the most pretty one, but i have a thing for the Mediterranean. Really cheap flights, appeared lately. Easy jet, Vueling even Croatia airlines sometimes had affordable tickets from Croatia to Rome. Rome is not a city you’d like to visit during summer because of really high temperatures. Spring would be the perfect time. We went in June, of course. For Tuscany, tough, June is perfect. The nature is blooming and the fragrances of Tuscany are extraordinary! Since it is not so far away from Rome, we decided to spend some days there.

Miek

Cities of Italy

Italy is a country with so much to offer! There are loads of lovely cities to visit with so much history to take in. With Rome being the countries capital, it’s a good city to start your adventure. Rome alone is home to many historical landmarks such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Rome also surrounds Vatican City. The Vatican museum has a constant flood of tourists waiting to see sculptures, paintings and of course Michelangelo’s ceiling which is held in the Sistine Chapel. Some may even hope to catch a glimpse of the pope. When it comes to going inside the Vatican Museum, there are certain rules you need to abide by. As a sign of respect, shoulders must be covered. If it’s summer time, you can buy a light scarf which will do. Remember, this is a religious place as well as a tourist attraction. You’re more than welcome to take photos throughout the museum however, cameras in the Sistine Chapel are not allowed. It’s also a room of silence. I have been inside a couple of times and do see people pull out their phones to take photos while having a casual conversation with their friend. It is frustrating when you’re trying to take in all of the culture and other people aren’t showing the same respect. Always be considerate and abide by the rules. It’s about 10 minutes of quiet time and you can always chat away once you’ve left the room. Depending on how long you want to spend in the museum, you can get a guided tour. I have done both and don’t think it’s a necessity for everyone. If you’re happy enough to walk around at your own pace, go for it! 

Casey Hadfield

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