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5 Best Hostels in Rome

Last Updated: September 21, 2023

Looking for an affordable place to stay in Rome? Then check out our guide to the best hostels in Rome.

General Info on Hostels in Rome

Rome is expensive, especially for the budget traveler but Rome has some very good hostels at reasonable prices (€20 to €30 per night).

Here are some things that you might want to consider before booking a hostel in Rome.

  1. Price - Rome Hostels are expensive in general. In bed in a dorm room starts at €18 per night (normally large dorm rooms) in the low season, but expect to pay €20 to €30 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds) in the high season. As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend tend to be 20% to 40% higher.
  2. City Tax - In Rome, the tourist tax is very expensive. For hostels, it costs €3.50 per person/per night and this fee is not included in the price you find on Hostelworld and other booking websites. Consider it as an extra fee that is paid in cash upon arrival.
  3. Location - Rome is a large city so it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. (All hostels listed below are in central locations.)
  4. Amenities/Services - Every hostel in Rome offers free Wi-Fi and a few hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
  5. Staff - Most hostels in Rome have excellent staff. They are normally very friendly and will give you some great tips on restaurants, bars and clubs etc. But my advice is to read reviews to make sure the hostel you choose has friendly and helpful staff because rude or unhelpful staff could ruin your hostel experience.

The 5 Best Hostels in Rome

Here’s our comprehensive list of the best hostels in Rome which includes a detailed description and the amenities of each hostel.

1. The RomeHello Hostel

The RomeHello Hostel Best Hostels in Rome

The RomeHello Hostel is the best hostel in Rome. It is located in the bang in the center of Rome and within walking distance of all the major tourist sights.

The RomeHello Hostel Best Hostels in Rome

Each bunk has an individual lamp, USB chargers, a power socket, and a personal shelf. They also have a pub and a beautiful beer garden. Breakfast is not included in the price and costs €7.00 per person per day.

Amenities: Free WiFi, Reception 24/7, Air Conditioning, Common Room, Reading Light, Security Lockers, Guest Kitchen, Laundry Facilities, Luggage Storage & Vending Machines.

Prices: Dorms from €27.80 & Privates from €131.50

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2. The Yellow

The Yellow Hostel Best Hostels in Rome

The Yellow Hostel is the most popular hostel in Rome. It is located near Termini station and has a popular downstairs bar. This is the best cheap hostel in the center of Rome.

The Yellow Hostel Best Hostels in Rome

Their a la carte breakfast is available every morning and costs from €2.50. The standout feature of the hostel is its bar and outdoor patio.

Amenities: Free WiFi, Key Card Access (for added security), Security Lockers, Self-Catering Facilities, 24 Hour Reception, On-site ATM, Bicycle Hire, Laundry Facilities, Bar, Cafe, Restaurant & Vending Machines.

Prices: Dorms from €20.00 & Privates from €71.00

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3. Palladini Hostel Rome

Palladini Hostel Best Hostels in Rome

Palladini Hostel is only a 5-minute walk from the central station Roma Termini and only a 15 minutes walk to the Colosseum. This is the perfect base to visit famous tourist sites in Rome and afterwards to get a good nights sleep.

Palladini Hostel Best Hostels in Rome

The Dorm rooms are spacious and have plenty of power sockets for your devices. The rooms come complete with Air Conditioning for those long hot summer nights and heating for the winter time.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning in all rooms (including dorms), Key Card Access only, Security Lockers, Self-Catering Facilities, 24 Hour Reception, Laundry Facilities Luggage Storage, Bar, Cafe & Vending Machines.

Dorms from €24.50

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4. Generator Rome

Generator Rome Best Hostels in Rome

Generator is located in Rome’s Esquilino District of Rome. The Hostel is a 5-minute walk from the Termini station and Colosseum Amphitheatre. Generator is an upmarket hostel and costs a little more than other hostels on this list.

Generator Rome Best Hostels in Rome

The dorm rooms are very spacious and include a full-length mirror, many power sockets and all bunk beds have privacy boards. Undoubtedly the standout feature of this hostel is its beautiful rooftop terrace where you can enjoy panoramic views of Rome's skyline. An "International breakfast" is available every morning and it costs €7.50.

Amenities: Free Wifi, Common Room, Elevator, Key Card Access, Outdoor Terrace, Washing Machine, 24 Hour Reception, Late check-out, Luggage Storage Reception, Bar, Cafe & Restaurant.

Dorms from €30.45 & Privates from €86.05

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5. Legends

Legends Hostels Best Hostels in Rome

Legends Hostel is located in the centre of Rome and is only 400 meters from the main station (Rome Termini).

Legends Hostels Best Hostels in Rome

The dorm rooms have Air conditioning, Heating, a Marble floor, a Wardrobe and a Desk. They offer free coffee and a croissant every morning.

Amenities: Free Wifi, Free Breakfast, Air Conditioning, Common Room, Elevator, Key Card Access, Reading Light, Security Lockers, Fully equipped kitchen, 24 Hour Reception, Luggage Storage, Cafe & Vending Machines.

Prices: Dorms from €21.90  & Privates from €71.60

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Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Rome

I hope this list of the best hostels in Rome helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Rome. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Rome is good but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Rome.

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