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BEST HOSTELS IN ROME

Our top picks for the best hostels in Rome, Italy.

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Unlike other major destinations, Rome doesn’t have a ton of hostels. In fact, there are less than 40 listed on HostelWorld. That said, there are a handful of really good hostels in Rome but you’ll want to book in advance to snag the best options.

QUICK INFO ABOUT ROME HOSTELS

Average Price For A Bed: Hostels in Rome are generally reasonably priced.

Most hostels, regardless of quality, will start around €23-€28/night in the summer. You might be able to find some around €20/night but those are tough to snag. The cheapest hostels will cost around €18/night — but don’t expect very good quality.

Check HostelWorld to get exact prices for your dates.

Traveling in a group? Consider Airbnb (get $35 credit when you use this link) because the per person cost could be cheaper than a hostel — especially if you want a private room.

NOTE: All prices listed below are the cheapest option available during the busy (i.e. expensive) season. Prices will often be 20%+ cheaper during the slower seasons. 

Cheap Beds & Good Hostels Go Early: Hostel prices are fairly standardized (there are a few outliers) but the quality does vary quite a bit. The best options do get booked up quickly (especially in the summer).

Tourism Tax: Rome requires all hotels, hostels and apartment rentals to collect a tourism tax for all guests. It’s usually around €3.50/night/person and that tax so don’t be surprised by this exta fee.

Areas: Most of Rome’s hostels are located near Rome’s Termini train station. It’s not the best part of town but it’s not that bad (just be a little extra vigilant at night).

Check-In Times and Cleaning Times: A lot of hostels have late check-in times (around 2 pm-4 pm) but nearly all will let you store your bags if you arrive before check-in.

New To Hostels? Check out our Hostels 101 Guide to learn everything you need to know about finding the perfect hostel.

ROME’S BEST HOSTELS 

This list of Rome’s best hostels is based on overall quality, location, price, and guests’ reviews. We do encourage you to check out HostelWorld to search through all of Rome’s hostel options.

The Yellow

best hostels Rome - Yellow Hostel

The Yellow has been the most popular hostel in Rome for multiple years in a row — it receives high ratings in just about every category. It has a nice and affordable bar/nightclub on the ground floor so you’ll never be far from a party. That said if you’re looking for peace and quiet this probably isn’t the place for you.

Beds Start Around €30/Night

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Papa Germano

Papa Germano - Best Hostels Rome

Papa Germano feels a little more like a hotel because most rooms are private so they’re intended for two people but they do have a few four person dorms. Becuase of this, it doesn’t have the best “hostel” vibe but it’s not a bad option if you just want somewhere clean and affordable to sleep.

Beds Start Around €26/Night

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Funny Palace Rome

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Funny Palace Rome has a hotel vibe so don’t expect much atmosphere. That said, it’s well-located, offers a free breakfast, is clean, comfortable, and quiet.

Beds Start Around €26/Night

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Hostel Des Artistes

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Hostel Des Artistes is a modern and low-key hostel that’s clean and affordable — just don’t expect to meet many fellow travelers. It has a dining area but not real self-catering options. This hostel only accepts people between the ages of 18 and 30 to stay in the dorms and people over 30 must book a private room.

Beds Start Around €24/Night

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Hostel Alessandro Downtown

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Hostel Alessandro Downtown is located right next to the train station (which is a bit of a dodgy neighborhood but not too bad). It does have a self-catering kitchen but no free breakfast. The atmosphere is fairly good as they do things like happy hour and pizza parties.

Beds Start Around €26/Night

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Freedom Traveller

Freedom Traveler - Best Hostels in Rome

Freedom Traveller offers nightly happy hours with free wine and some outdoor space so that always helps boost the atmosphere — but it’s not a party hostel so you can still sleep at night.

Beds Start Around €24/Night

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Mosaic Hostel

Best Hostels in Rome - Mosaic Hostel

Mosaic Hostel is located in Rome but it’s about a 30-minute walk to the “center” of the city — which isn’t too bad. They do have a free breakfast but there is no kitchen to make your own meals. Most people say this is a fairly clean and quiet hostel so don’t expect much excitement. Lot’s of people complained about the gross showers.

Beds Start Around €22/Night

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Four Seasons Hostel Rome

Best Rome Hostels - Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hostel Rome is located very close to the Termini Station (the area can be a little sketchy but it’s not that bad and the hostel’s security is good) so you’re a short walk to many of Rome’s sights. There is a basic kitchen but no free breakfast. They do have laundry facilities (nice bonus). Overall, this hostel receives fairly good reviews so it’s a fine hostel for a couple of nights.

Beds Start Around €27/Night

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Hostel Alessandro Palace & Bar

Best Hostel Rome - Alessandro Palace

Hostel Alessandro Palace & Bar is one of the most popular hostels in Rome. It has a bar with reasonably-priced drinks, a restaurant, and a roof garden. This is certainly a lively hostel so it’s easy to meet people — and they organize lots of social events. There isn’t a free breakfast but there is a basic kitchen. Like most hostels in Rome, this hostel is located near the Termini Station.

Beds Start Around €26/Night

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Dreaming Rome Hostel

Best hostels Rome - Rome Dream

Dreaming Rome Hostel is known for its great atmosphere because the owners really make you feel welcome (which is pretty rare in hostels) — you might get treated to a pasta or pizza dinner. This isn’t a party hostel but it’s lively, fun and recently completely remodeled. There is a kitchen, free breakfast, and laundry facilities. It’s fairly close to the city’s main sights and it’s located near the subway. Overall this is a great choice but the prices are on the high end.

Beds Start Around €33/Night

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Wiki Hostel & Green Village

best hostels Rome - Wiki Hostel

Wiki Hostel & Green Village is actually located about a 30-minute train ride outside Rome so this isn’t a place to stay if you want to be able to stumble back to your hostel. However, everything else about this hostel is top-notch — super clean rooms, a pool, sauna, kitchen, bar, laundry, pizza & pasta nights, and a lot more. If you’re looking for a relaxing Roman holiday then this is your spot.

Beds Start Around €36/Night

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Orsa Maggiore for Women Only

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Orsa Maggiore for Women Only is a great place for solo-female travelers or women who feel more comfortable in a female-only hostel. This hostel, which is actually located in a 16th-century ex-convent, is in the very cool Trastevere neighborhood — which has lots of great bars and restaurants. It’s a quiet hostel so it’s a peaceful place to rest after a long day.

Beds Start Around €28/Night

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MORE HELPFUL TRAVEL ADVICE 

Guide to Hostels in Europe: Tips and advice for finding the best hostels in Europe.

How To Be A Good Hostel Guest: The unwritten rules about staying in a hostel. 

Budget Travel Packing List: What/how to pack when staying in hostels. 

Travel Insurance 101: How to choose the right travel insurance. 

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