Inexpensive base for young tourists in Rome
Posted Jul 23, 2015
We are a young (mid-twenties) couple who were looking for a cheap and pleasant base from which to spend our days out exploring Rome, and we were not disappointed.
A lot of the less positive reviews seem to come from a place of misplaced expectations. This is a modestly priced hotel in a busy tourist city, so for people travelling on a budget who are prepared to forego a few luxuries you couldn't do better than this hotel. Yes, the rooms are small. And yes, it is in a less glamorous part of town (there are prostitutes on the streets at night - I advise against family stays - and it is next door to a university). But the rooms are very clean and well-furnished, the staff are lovely, and it's in an extremely convenient location 10 minutes walk from a well-connected metro station (three stops to the Colosseum). Recommend the €18 three-day unlimited travel pass. Also breakfast is great, but not for the fry-up lover - good selection of breads, cereals, cold meats and cheese, and pastries. It's Europe, so when in Rome...
So, for young people or those travelling on a budget without children, who just want somewhere decent to sleep between adventures into Rome, this place is just about perfect.