Hostels in Rome, Italy

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Get to know Rome (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rome. To help you make friends with Rome before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Hostels in Rome

Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is the capital of beautiful Italy.

There are also numerous opportunities to meet people from all over the world all over the city if you are social and talk to people. The Spanish steps are a great place for tourists to hang out, listen to some locals play the guitar and sing, and meet new people.

Rome is not a dangerous city if you don't make yourself a target. That means not wandering around with a map in your hand or wearing obviously touristy clothing (fanny packs, for instance). Also, attempt to have an air of confidence about where you are, even if you're totally lost. You can still ask for directions, but don't make it obvious that you're lost.

It's a super busy with a LOT to see, so make sure you book in advance and spend at least a few days here.

Read: When to book hostels? For spontaneous souls & pre-planners.

All things Hostels Rome

The majority of the hostels in Rome are clustered around the main Roma Termini train station. These are labeled on Hostelz.com as “Near Termini”. The area is so dense that there will often be multiple hostels located in the same building.

The neighborhood surrounding Termini station is touristy and unimpressive, but it does make for a convenient central base for exploring the city centre (plus hotspots like Santa Maria Maggiore), especially since both of the Rome metro lines also intersect at Termini and most bus routes also connect there.

When you're wondering where to stay in Rome, we recommend the Termini area for convenience.

Some top hostels near Termini include:

Looking for youth hostels in Rome? A good Rome youth hostel worth checking out is Youth Station Hostel.

You'll also find a number of excellent Rome hostels in other parts of the city. For hostels in other areas of Rome, do pay attention to the location of the hostel. Some are located a long ways from the city center, which is fine if that's what you're looking for, but it's good to be aware of the location before you check availability and make your booking.

Piazza Bologna is another good spot, not too far away from Termini. A good hostel here is Youth Station Hostel.

Roma Tiburtina is the second-largest train station with good connections to the city. We recommend Roma Scout Center in this area.

Are hostels in Rome safe?

Absolutely. Hostels in Rome, Italy are as safe as all hostels around the world.

Yet, as always, it depends on who is staying in the hostel and how careful you are with your valuables. At the end of the day, you can never predict someone else's motives. So! Always use a locker and keep your valuables close.

Have a read of our full article which answers the question: Are Hostels Safe?

Including 11 safety tips for hostel travel.

How much are hostels in Rome?

This depends on the season and location within the city. It's always best to use Hostelz.com to do a price comparison. You can find a wide range, from cheap hostels in Rome to boutique design with a bigger price tag.

What hostel should I stay at in Rome?

There are so many places to stay in Rome, including cheap hostels, many guesthouses, airbnb Rome and also hotels in Rome. Yet, we'd always recommend staying in a hostel in Rome, Italy.

That's because many of them offer free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, private rooms and air conditioning – hotel standards at hostel prices.

Regardless, if you really want to try out a hotel, you can find over 140 on Hostelz.com, just use the filter and search for 'hotels'.

Similarly, if you are looking for a guest house, you can find +400 on this site!

Just remember; always check the location, rating, and reviews before booking.

Written by local enthusiast for Rome hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Rome hostels Hostelz

FAQ about Rome Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Rome. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Rome. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Rome costs on average $44 for a dorm. A hostel in Rome with private rooms costs on average $143.
Hostelz.com shows all 50 Hostels in Rome. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
YellowSquare Rome is the best rated hostel in Rome for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 50 hostels in Rome, Italy. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Rome such as
  • 120 hotels
  • 440 guesthouses
  • 86 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Rome.

Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo is the best rated hostel for partying in Rome.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Rome

Your Packing List for Rome

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Rome and Italy.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Rome Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Rome, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
50 Total number of hostels
$44 Average dorm price
$143 Average private room price
$21 Cheapest hostel in Rome
The Billabong is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Rome
Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo is the best rated
Most Rome hostels are located in
Near Termini, Piazza Bologna, Municipio VIII
6.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Casale Pisana (12 Km / 8 mi.)
La Giustiniana (14 Km / 9 mi.)
Frascati (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Castel Gandolfo (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Formello (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Monterotondo (22 Km / 14 mi.)

Travel Tips for Rome - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Rome. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Rome. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Rome comments only. Don't discuss the hostels here, post a review on the hostel's page instead.

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