Best budget hotels in Rome

Hand picked hotels with a bias toward value for money in Rome

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Every week we review the best value hotel accommodation in Rome in all sectors of the market. Then we hand pick some suggestions for you to benchmark against.

There is no 'best' hotel or 'best' district to stay in, there are better districts than others for your own individual preferences and budget.

The choices here are driven from the perspective of the leisure traveller looking for value for money.

As a result many of the choices are around Termini Station, the most competitively priced district in the centre of Rome through intense competition.


Being based at Termini means you have the best transport connections, both to get around the city and to get to your flight or train when leaving.


In terms of logistics, ease of visiting Rome's main sights and transfers to the airports, cruise ports and inter-city trains Termini is the best hotel district to base yourself in Rome.

We also have a few choices a little away from the centre, but all are by a metro station so you can be in the centre of the city within 20 minutes. This way you do not pay the sometimes substantial price premium of staying in the centre, getting a much more comfortable hotel than you could get for the same money in the city centre.

Room rates are highly seasonal in Rome, so depending how far forward you are looking, the prices can be radically different.

We have supplemental pages for single rooms in Rome and family rooms for 3 or more people on our family rooms in Rome pages.

Hotel Marsala Rome
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Cheap Simple Hotel In The Centre Of Rome
Hotel Marsala - 2 Star Hotel

Hotel Marsala is located next to the main Termini station with excellent public transport links and airport connections.
It features simply furnished rooms with wood furniture and a minibar. Bathrooms can be either private or shared.
A sweet breakfast buffet is served every morning and includes croissants and cakes. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can organise city tours.

Rooms: Single, Double & Triple Rooms
Location: Termini Station 50m

Comment: If low cost is top of your criteria for a bed for the night, then one of the simple hotels / bed and breakfast places at Termini is the place for you. Not only is the Termini area the most price competitive hotel district in the centre of Rome, but you'll save money in other ways.

All the cheap airport buses terminate at Termini as well as it being the main train station and hub of Rome's excellent cheap public transport. Termini is surrounded by budget places to eat and you'll easily find things like launderettes, cheap phones/internet etc.

More Cheap Hotels Around Termini Station

Hotel Malu Rome
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Budget Hotel In The Centre Of Rome By Termini Station
Hotel Montecarlo - 3 Star Hotel

Is in a quiet area, 5 minutes' walk from Rome Termini Train Station. Air conditioning is available in each room, along with satellite TV and free internet access.
Located 400 metres from Castro Pretorio Metro Stop
Bar, 24-hour front desk, Lift/elevator, Luggage storage.
The superior rooms also have Sky Pay-TV, DVD player and radio, hydromassage and Jacuzzi sauna in the bathroom.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Termini Station 600m

Comment: Another low cost option in the budget Termini Station, one step up from the very cheapest hotels, but again just metres from the station with all its facilities.

The Termini Station area is surrounded by these type of budget independent 2/3 star grade independent hotels. Just 44 rooms in the hotel, there are no large, modern purpose built budget chains at the moment anywhere in the centre of Rome.

Other popular hotels in this category include the Madison Hotel, Sonya Hotel and Hotel California.

Budget 2 and 3 star Hotels Around Termini Station

Mercure Roma Corso Trieste Hotel Rome
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Good Value Hotel In The Inner Suburbs Near Metro Station
Mercure Roma Corso Trieste - 3 Star Hotel

The hotel is situated in the distinctive Coppede district. 400 m from the Sant Agnese-Annibaliano metro stop offering direct links to the Coliseum and Termini Station. Neighbourhood restaurants and supermarket nearby.
Soundproofed rooms, bar, meeting rooms, fitness centre, sauna, summer roof bar, free Wi-Fi and indoor car park available.
Free water in the minibar and a tea/coffee maker

Rooms: Single, Double, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Sant Agnese-Annibaliano 400m

Comment: Rome can be very expensive at peak time, especially in the centre of Rome.

A great strategy if you appreciate a bit of comfort is to look at a hotel in the inner suburbs with great public transport links to the centre.

The Mercure Roma Corso Trieste fits this bill, a very nice 3 star grade hotel offering affordable room rates used by locals and visitors alike. A 5-10 minutes walk to the Metro and on the way a large supermarket to stock up on snacks. Free Wi-Fi and buffet breakfast available and many local bars and restaurants at local neighbourhood prices.

Value For Money Hotels In Suburbs With Public Transport Links

Hotel Medici Rome
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Value Hotel Near To The Exclusive Via Veneto Area
Hotel Medici - 3 Star Hotel

Hotel Medici is located in an elegant building of the 19th century, a short walk from Rome's Villa Borghese Park. Air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV are modern, spacious and stylish.
City tours and public buses stop 50 metres away. The Spanish Steps are a 15-minute walk away.
Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Rooms: Single, Double, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Via Veneto 700m, Villa Borghese 800m

Comment: The Hotel Medici is just to the east of the ancient city centre within walking distance of the Spanish Steps. The small inconvenience is rewarded with competitive room rates in an area that is not touristy, but with plenty of restaurants and services the locals use.

The Via Veneto, perhaps the most exclusive district in Rome where all the most expensive hotels are located is a short walk. In short a good value hotel in an interesting area to study local Roman life.

More Value For Money Hotels Around The Exclusive Via Veneto Area

Madison Hotel Rome
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Budget Hotel In The Centre Of Rome By Termini Station
Madison Hotel - 3 Star Hotel

Madison Hotel is directly opposite Rome Termini Station for metro and bus services across the city. Trains and shuttle buses to both Rome airports depart from Termini.
Rooms are air conditioned with soundproofing and have satellite TV and a minibar. Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge. There is generous daily buffet breakfast included in the room rate of sweet and savoury items, and staff are available 24 hours a day.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Termini Station 50m

Comment: The area around Termini Station is Rome's largest hotel district by far and with good reason, If you are watching your budget whether it be accommodation, transport or somewhere to eat, the district offers very good value against other districts.

Rome's two main metro lines intersect at Termini and the bus network radiates out from Termini ensuring you can get wherever you want to go in Rome quickly and cheaply.

Hotel Serena is one of the most highly regarded budget independent 2/3 star grade hotels that dominate the streets around the station.

Budget 2 and 3 star Hotels Around Termini Station

Welcome Piram Hotel Rome
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Value For Money 4 Star Hotel By Convenient Termini Station
Welcome Piram Hotel - 4 Star Hotel

The Welcome Piram Hotel is 200 yards from Termini Train Station. It offers a rooftop garden, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms and suites with satellite TV.
The hotel's modern spa includes a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and hydrotherapy shower.
The breakfast buffet is served in the elegant dining room with antique mirrors, guests receive discounts at the hotel's Cocktail Bar and Italian restaurant

Rooms: Single, Double & Triple Rooms
Location: Termini Station 200m

Comment: In terms of logistics, staying around Termini Station makes a lot of sense. As well as being Rome's main railway station with fast trains all over Italy allowing day trips to Florence and Naples for example, it is also the terminus of Rome's airport buses and trains.

Termini is also the main transport and tour hub for the city of Rome and is where both major metro lines intersect with each other.

Although none of the major sights are in the immediate vicinity it is easy to get to these and you are spoilt for choice for restaurants for all budgets and cuisines.

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