Cheap Hotels in Rome Center - The 15 Best Budget Hotels in the City Center of Rome

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Sebastian Erkens

Are you planning your next city trip and still looking for cheap hotels in Rome Center? Then you’ve come to the right place! A city break in Italy’s capital doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Cheap hotels in the center of Rome offer an excellent opportunity to explore the city’s historic sights, delicious cuisine, and unique atmosphere without breaking your budget.

Many of these accommodations offer comfort and amenities like free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and more. Their location close to the city center also allows you to reach the most important sights on foot.

Our research naturally prioritized friendly staff and clean rooms. Above all, our carefully selected accommodation offers excellent value for money.

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(Photo: © Boutique Hotel Campo de' Fiori)

Our Top 3 Recommendations for Cheap Hotels in the City Center of Rome:

Get inspired to plan your trip to Rome and discover how to make the most of your budget while experiencing the magic of this fascinating city! Have fun finding your next travel accommodation! Here are our 3 quick tips for the best budget accommodation in Rome’s city center.

Hotel Paba

Hotel La Fenice

Hotel Medici

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Hotel Paba

Stars:

2/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,4 km

Roman Forum: 0,5 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,0 km

Spanish Steps: 1,5 km

Pantheon: 1,6 km

Vatican City: 3,8 km

This charming yet comparatively cheap hotel combines historic charm with modern comfort and offers a welcoming oasis in the city center of Rome.

The rooms at the Hotel Paba are tastefully decorated and offer a cozy atmosphere. Each room has free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. Some rooms also have a balcony overlooking the rooftops of Rome, where you can spend relaxing evenings.

An exceptional highlight of the hotel is its restaurant, where you can enjoy authentic Italian dishes in a romantic setting.

The friendly staff are always on hand to help you plan your explorations of Rome, whether booking tickets for attractions or recommending local restaurants and bars.

The Hotel Paba’s location is unbeatable—you can easily reach St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and other famous sights on foot.

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(Photo: © Hotel Paba)

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Hotel Sonya

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 7.9 (Good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,5 km

Roman Forum: 1,2 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,0 km

Spanish Steps: 1,3 km

Pantheon: 1,8 km

Vatican City: 4,4 km

One of Rome’s absolute cheapest yet highly recommended budget hotels is the Hotel Sonya on Via Del Viminale.

This small 3-star hotel in the city center of Rome is just an 8-minute walk from Termini train station, making it ideal if you are arriving by train.

This friendly city hotel offers very good value for money. If you are okay with slightly outdated furniture, you will appreciate Hotel Sonya’s reasonable price.

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(Photo: © Hotel Sonya)

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Hotel Patria

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 7.9 (Good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,7 km

Roman Forum: 1,4 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,0 km

Spanish Steps: 1,0 km

Pantheon: 1,9 km

Vatican City: 4,4 km

Just 350 meters away is the Hotel Patria, which is also very reasonably priced. From here, it is a 14-minute walk to the next most famous sight in Rome, the Trevi Fountain.

Even if the entrance hall and reception appear very dated at first glance, don’t let this fool you.

The rooms of this cheap 3-star hotel in the center of Rome were renovated not too long ago and therefore look much fresher.

The rooms are spacious, and the staff is extremely friendly. The Wi-Fi signal only needed improvement. If you are looking for a fantastic location at a reasonable rate, you can’t go wrong with this hotel.

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(Photo: © Hotel Patria)

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Hotel Medici

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 7.5 (Good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,0 km

Roman Forum: 2,0 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,4 km

Spanish Steps: 1,3 km

Pantheon: 2,2 km

Vatican City: 4,7 km

The Hotel Medici is a rather elegant 3-star budget hotel, not far from the center of Rome. From this accommodation, it takes around 30 minutes to walk to the Colosseum and 18 minutes to the Trevi Fountain.

Guests in the 69 hotel rooms are served a breakfast buffet. For an additional charge, you can also reserve a parking space.

We were particularly impressed by this hotel’s quiet location. At night, noise from the surrounding streets does not interfere with sleep. There is also a good selection of bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

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(Photo: © Hotel Medici)

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Trevi Beau Boutique Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,6 km

Roman Forum: 1,0 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,1 km

Spanish Steps: 0,6 km

Pantheon: 0,7 km

Vatican City: 3,1 km

If you are willing to pay a few euros more and still want to stay in a comparatively affordable hotel in Rome, the Trevi Beau Boutique Hotel in the city center might be something for you.

The elegant 3-star hotel is located in a 17th-century building and is home to some of the highlights of the Eternal City in the immediate vicinity.

Sights such as the Pantheon or the Roman Forum can be reached on foot in a maximum of 12 minutes.

If the modern design of the rooms at this hotel particularly appeals to you, you should also take a closer look at our list of the best boutique hotels in Rome.

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(Photo: © Trevi Beau Boutique Hotel)

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Hotel La Fenice

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 7.5 (Good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,6 km

Roman Forum: 1,2 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,3 km

Spanish Steps: 0,4 km

Pantheon: 1,1 km

Vatican City: 3,5 km

With the Hotel La Fenice, we present another cheap and ideally located budget hotel in the center of Rome.

From this 3-star accommodation, you can reach the 2000-year-old Pantheon in just 13 minutes on foot. We particularly liked the excellent roof terrace, from where you can enjoy your breakfast in peace and quiet in the morning.

Even if the façade of the Hotel La Fenice may seem a little inconspicuous from the outside, you will find excellent accommodation behind its walls.

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(Photo: © Hotel La Fenice)

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Hotel Smeraldo

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,0 km

Roman Forum: 0,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,6 km

Spanish Steps: 1,1 km

Pantheon: 1,2 km

Vatican City: 3,5 km

One of our absolute favorites among our hotel tips is the Hotel Smeraldo on Via dei Chiavari near the Pantheon. This fantastic hotel offers plenty of comfort and charming rooms.

If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Rome with a roof terrace and a fantastic view, you should look at more photos of this accommodation. The Pantheon and the nearby Piazza Navona are less than a 10-minute walk away.

You can enjoy a great breakfast buffet here until 10 a.m. In the evening, you can sample the cocktail menu on the terrace of this beautiful hotel.

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(Photo: © Hotel Smeraldo)

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Eccelso Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,7 km

Roman Forum: 3,0 km

Trevi Fountain: 2,6 km

Spanish Steps: 2,2 km

Pantheon: 2,1 km

Vatican City: 1,4 km

This beautiful hotel is just a few minutes walk from Vatican City. At the Eccelso Hotel Rome, you can feel entirely at home.

In addition to very modern room facilities, you can look forward to excellent service here.

The Eccelso Hotel is our tip if you are looking for clean, comfortable, reliable hotels near Vatican City that are also relatively cheap.

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(Photo: © Eccelso Hotel)

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Yes Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.4 (Very good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,7 km

Roman Forum: 1,9 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,6 km

Spanish Steps: 1,7 km

Pantheon: 2,6 km

Vatican City: 5,1 km

The Yes Hotel is further out than the accommodations presented. This 3-star hotel has a very modern, almost boutique-style look and promises a lot of comfort at a relatively low price.

The Yes Hotel could be an exciting option for those who prioritize the pure comfort of their room but don’t want to spend a fortune on it.

However, highlights such as the Colosseum are around 25 minutes’ walk from here. If you choose the Yes Hotel as your accommodation, you should buy a metro ticket to get around Rome.

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(Photo: © Yes Hotel)

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Boutique Hotel Campo de‘ Fiori

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,0 km

Roman Forum: 1,1 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,1 km

Spanish Steps: 1,4 km

Pantheon: 0,7 km

Vatican City: 2,3 km

The Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori is located in one of the most beautiful corners of Rome. The picturesque Piazza Navona is less than 500 meters away.

This superb accommodation knows how to impress with its charm and fulfills all the requirements to be one of Rome’s most beautiful romantic hotels. From the hotel terrace, you have a unique panoramic view of Rome.

From here, you can watch the city’s hustle and bustle and even see the most popular fruit and vegetable market, Campo de’Fiori, being set up in the early morning.

The rooms’ design is truly unique. We recommend the Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive yet upscale place to stay.

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(Photo: © Boutique Hotel Campo de‘ Fiori)

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Hotel Amalfi

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.5 (Very good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,0 km

Roman Forum: 1,3 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,4 km

Spanish Steps: 1,7 km

Pantheon: 2,3 km

Vatican City: 4,6 km

Another centrally located hotel on our list of the best is the Hotel Amalfi on the Via Merulana. From here, you can reach the Colosseum on foot within 14 minutes.

Entirely in Roman style, this hotel is decorated with numerous frescoes. A delicious scrambled egg and croissants are served for breakfast. Overall, the Hotel Amalfi is really lovingly furnished.

Anyone looking for a good budget hotel in the city center of Rome will undoubtedly feel at home in this small, family-run hotel.

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(Photo: © Hotel Amalfi)

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Hotel Fiori

Stars:

2/5

Rating: 7.6 (Good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,0 km

Roman Forum: 0,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,6 km

Spanish Steps: 1,1 km

Pantheon: 1,2 km

Vatican City: 3,5 km

This hotel is in an excellent location for exploring the city. The 2-star Hotel Fiori is located right between the top attractions in Rome.

The Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain are all just a few minutes walk away. You won’t find a comparable location in Rome at such an affordable hotel price.

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(Photo: © Hotel Fiori)

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Hotel Virgilio

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.4 (Very good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,0 km

Roman Forum: 0,9 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,8 km

Spanish Steps: 1,1 km

Pantheon: 1,6 km

Vatican City: 4,0 km

The Hotel Virgilio on Via Palermo is also very centrally located. You can walk to the Colosseum in around 14 minutes from this accommodation.

The hotel offers more than comfortable beds, good service, and good value for money.

From here, you can quickly reach Rome’s historical sights. In the morning, a delicious breakfast is also available.

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(Photo: © Hotel Virgilio)

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Hotel Canova

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.0 (Very good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,9 km

Roman Forum: 1,1 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,1 km

Spanish Steps: 1,4 km

Pantheon: 1,9 km

Vatican City: 4,2 km

Another one on our list of the best cheap hotels in Rome is the Hotel Canova. This hotel is located in an early 19th-century building, just a 14-minute walk from the Colosseum.

A breakfast buffet is served every morning between 8 and 10 a.m. It can be taken either in the breakfast room or on the hotel’s roof terrace.

Even if the furnishings of this hotel appear to be a little dated, it has a lot to offer budget travelers. Above all, however, this affordable hotel’s excellent location makes it attractive to us.

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(Photo: © Hotel Canova)

15

Hotel Hiberia

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.6 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,9 km

Roman Forum: 0,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,5 km

Spanish Steps: 1,0 km

Pantheon: 1,2 km

Vatican City: 3,4 km

Hotel Hiberia is another affordable hotel on our list that stands out for its excellent location. From the rooms of this central 3-star hotel in Rome, you have a great view of the Eternal City.

Hotspots such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum are all less than 15 minutes walk away.

The super central location of this comparatively cheap hotel in Rome makes it easy to overlook some of the furnishings that need renovation.

We found the hotel staff friendly and courteous, and the historic old town is just a stone’s throw away!

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(Photo: © Hotel Hiberia)

An overview map of our featured hotels in the center of Rome:

On the map, you can see where each hotel and accommodation is located. Click on one of the hotel icons to find out which hotel it is.

Editor: Sebastian Erkens
Hey and welcome to Rome-Tourist! My name is Sebastian and I travel regularly to Rome, Italy.
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