Where to sleep in Rome, in which neighborhood to stay in Rome?

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You want to know where to sleep in Rome!? Do you want to know in which district stay in rome be close to the sites to see? What is the best option for your home search? This article is made for you.



If you are in a hurry, I advise you to sleep in the purple area, next to the Spanish Steps, you are a stone's throw from the historic district of Rome (the Navona district), one stop from the metro station. Termini Station and a stone's throw from the Borghese gallery park, which is really cool! You have the King Hotel in this area, a good address with good value for money!



In short, I personally find that there are four areas to stay in Rome, I explain why in this article and you will surely find what you are looking for:

  • Termini station of the housing district
  • Accommodation near the Vatican
  • Accommodation in Piazza Navona
  • Accommodation Place Spain

1) Where to sleep in Rome

Have you booked your transport to get to the city center of Rome from the airport and you don't know where to stay in Rome?

  • Transfer from Ciampino Airport to Termini Station
  • Transfer from Fiumicino airport to Termini

To sleep in Rome, you have the option, or choose to find accommodation near Termini station (it is at Termini station that you will surely arrive, because buses from the airport arrive at this station, so it is interesting to leave suitcases quickly…).


A good compromise is to stay next to the Plaza de España, more precisely near the Barberini station (see the purple area below). You are two stops from Termini Station and a stone's throw from the Trevi Fountain, and therefore close to the historic center ... I'll give you directions a little further down.



On the map below, I have put these 4 places for you, including the areas (green, purple, light blue, dark blue, orange) where it is good to find your accommodation.

In this GoogleMap you can see where these neighborhoods are and easily see where the main tourist sites are.


In this map (the one below), I highlighted the metro lines, you can see that there are only two, and that the Navona district is quite difficult to access ... Please note that I am going to arrive at Termini station (shuttle / train from airports), it is in this area where I first stayed.

You can see that the two lines go through this district and take you directly to the Colosseum / Forum / Palatine but also to the Vatican.

Staying around Termini Station (green area) is therefore a good choice, especially when your stay is not long. There is no need to waste time loading your bags ...


The Rose area (a stone's throw from the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps) is also a very good compromise because there is the Barberini metro station. It is in this area where I stayed during my second trip to Rome and this is where I will return for a third trip!

In summary, staying in Rome near the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps (pink zone) is a good compromise, the location is ideal for sightseeing and going out at night.


As for the prices, it depends on the season you imagine, anyway, the prices are more or less the same as in France.


For my part (during my first trip) I stayed at the Hotel Impero, 5 minutes from Termini station: Very clean room (with tv and mini fridge) with a large bathroom and a large terrace. Breakfast wasn't great, but otherwise, I don't regret this choice!


During my second trip I stayed at the King hotel, super well located (side of the purple area, that is to say Plaza de España) with very good value for money! It is two metro stops from Termini, a stone's throw from the Spanish Steps. 1 minute walk from Berbini station, very well located because it is also very close to the historic district of Rome!

This is where I will come back to stay!


2) Where to sleep in Rome - Termini station side

If you are looking for a hotel near Termini Station (the junction point between the only two metro lines in Rome that allow you to reach the Colosseum / Forum / Palatine and the Vatican), it is in the green zone where you should look, if not It is a stone's throw away, it has the Pink Zone, which is also very close to Termini station, but it will still take you 15 minutes on foot.

So if you want to stay a stone's throw from Termini Station (green area), here are some addresses with very good value for money:

  • The one I took, the Hotel Impero, 5 minutes from Termini Station: Very clean room (with tv and mini fridge) with a large bathroom and a large terrace.
  • L"Tourist hotel that is also well located:
  • The Filippo is also a good plan.
  • If you are more Airbnb, look for accommodation near the hotels I offer.
  • I recommend the King Hotel, super well located (next to the purple area, that is to say Plaza de España) with very good value for money! It is two metro stations from Termini, a stone's throw from the Spanish Steps. 1 minute walk from Berbini station, very well located because also very close to the historic district of Rome.

3) Where to sleep in Rome - Side of the Spanish Steps - Berberini Station

The advantage of staying in the pink zone (Plaza de España) is that the area is much prettier (but it is a bit more expensive ... though)! And then it's a stone's throw from the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, but also a 20-minute walk from Piazza Navona!

In short, it's a good compromise, the location is ideal for sightseeing and a night out.

Once again, I recommend the King Hotel, super well located (on the side of the purple area, that is to say in the Plaza de España) with very good value for money! It is two metro stations from Termini, a stone's throw from the Spanish Steps.

1 minute walk from Berbini station, very well located because also very close to the historic district of Rome.

  • If you are more Airbnb, look for accommodation near the hotels I offer.
  • A bit fancy, this is a good value hotel (in the pink zone), the little extra is that there is a small kitchen. at Resort Trevi:
  • Also in the neighborhood of “Trévi” (pink zone), you have the Penthouse Trévi, a little cheaper than the latter but very good!
  • If you are more Airbnb, look for accommodation near the hotels I offer.

Isabelle's comment (We were 14, children, teenagers and friends ...):

We stayed in two apartments in a nice residence (in fact they are two apartments in the same residence ...), 15 minutes from the Colosseum ...

The residence is called Casa Mastro, very warm welcome and very good follow-up throughout our reservation and on site ... with many explanations and advice on arrival ... The owner even booked our taxi back to the airport. , with two vans waiting for us at 6 am… on top!

4) Where to stay in Rome - Piazza Navona side

I really liked this neighborhood! Ideal for an evening as a couple because it is very lively and very pleasant. If you stay in Rome for a long time, go for the Navona neighborhood!

  • The Domus Ester (200 meters from Piazza Navona:
  • The Best Comfort (also near the square (they usually offer good deals):
  • The Bolo apartment often offers very attractive prices.
  • If you are more Airbnb, look for accommodation near the hotels I offer.

5) Where to sleep in Rome - Vatican side

That is, depending on the date (if the Pope is there, it will bite…), these hotels can be very expensive!

Anyway, I think this selection has a quality / price ratio that will interest you;)

  • The Quiriti is not bad at all, especially at the price level.
  • The Guiggoli often offers rooms at low prices.
  • the Prati who are not bad at all!
  • If you are more Airbnb, look for accommodation near the hotels I offer.
  • Julie's comment: We were staying in a guest room near the Vatican (la casa di cesare)… It was super nice, new, the welcome and breakfast are perfect.
  • A very beautiful last, the SanPietrino.

6) Accommodation in the Trastevere neighborhood

Trastevere is a very unusual neighborhood with a great atmosphere, especially at night. Not very frequented by tourists because it is a bit out of the way, however it is really to do!

If you arrive in Rome from Fiumicino airport, keep in mind that through the Sabina-Fiumicino FR1 train at € 8 a ticket, this train stops in the Trastevere district (but also in Roma Ostiense, Roma Tuscolana and Roma Tiburtina)

Commentary from Valérie:

  • I followed his advice for our visit to Rome and frankly, very good! We stayed very well at the hotel santa maria via piedro 2 (trastevere neighborhood), and in the evening we ate at the mirror restaurant, piazza sonnino - for € 10 / person super cool and nice. We make your routes on foot, they are perfect.
  • If you are more Airbnb, look for accommodation near the hotels I offer.

A stone's throw from this address offered by Valérie, you have the Moroni apartment that is good value for money.

7) How to get to your hotel from the airport

In Rome, you have two airports, Ciampino and Fiumicino, and they are not at all in the same place as you can see in this GoogleMap - Transfer Hotel Rome from the airport:

To get to Termini station from one of the two airports in Rome you have the shuttle bus (from Ciampino) and the shuttle bus or train from Fiumicino. In summary, I have created two articles according to the airport case, here they are:

  • Transfer to Rome from Ciampino Airport
  • Transfer from Rome to Fiumicino airport

For my part, I arrived at Ciampino airport (at 10:30 am) but since the return flight was offered at 7:13 am, I chose another company. So the return flight was at Fiumicino airport (departure at 30: XNUMX hours). This saved us one more night and took our time in the morning! Which is not negligible. This is what I advise in my article: "Tips for finding a plane ticket."

Once at Termini station, to go to the Vatican, take the metro to the Vatican and stop at Ottaviano station. There are only two metro lines in Rome, so don't worry!

See the map below.

If you want information on how to discover Rome, I can only advise you to read my article on how to visit Rome easily. I have also created an article to easily visit the Vatican, as well as an article to book skip-the-line tickets for Rome.

Well here I think you have everything you need to know where to sleep in Rome, I hope you find your happiness!

If you find other good plans, please share !! ;)

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