10 Best Youth Hostels in Rome: A List and Survival Guide

10 Best has a good idea of what budget-conscious travelers and those a bit more on the adventurous side, are looking for when considering a hostel in Rome. In general, hostels tend to the cheapest option for visitors looking to save a buck or two. Most hostels specialize in dorm-style accomodations with multiple beds in a room; while others have hotel-like accomodations such as private rooms and bathrooms air conditioning and free Wi-Fi in the rooms.

Single travelers tend to opt for a hostel when booking their trip to Rome, as it's the best way to meet other travelers and make new friends during your vacation. Hostels like the Legends Hostel organize a free pizza party for its guests in the common areas, making it easy to make new friends.

Meanwhile, other guests choose to be practical when making their reservations. Options such as the Blue Hostel and Mosaic Hostel, which are both located near Termini train station (Rome's main transportation hub) make it easy for visitors to move around the city and on day trips to and from the Eternal City around Italy. 

Need a little bit more of privacy but with a budget in mind? The Comics Guesthouse and the Blue Hostel are the perfect places to reserve your private room and bathroom. Whatever your fancy, there are tons of great hostels around Rome to serve your every need! Check out 10Best's survival guide and top notch hostel list for Rome!

Youth Station Hostel

Located just around the corner from Rome's La Sapienza University in the Piazza Bologna area. The hostel's location is full of young Italians thanks to its close proximity to the Italian university. This hostel provides all sorts of amenities...  Read More

Legends Hostel

Just a stone's throw away from Termini train station is a cozy little hostel that offers free wi-fi in all of the rooms. Guests that choose to stay here find its location convenient for moving around the city and for traveling to and from Rome...  Read More


Lella is yet another clean and cozy hostel located in the Termini area and within an easy walking distance from various sights: Santa Maria Maggiore Church, Piazza Repubblica, Trajan's Market and others. Unlike some hostels, Lella provides...  Read More

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Papa Germano

For a clean, comfortable and quiet environment, Papa Germano near Termini train station is the ideal location. The hostel's facilities feel more like a hotel. Expect to pay for the air conditioning as it's not included in the price. The hostel...  Read More

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Mosaic Hostel Rome

The recently renovated Mosaic Hostel is a 5-minute walk from both Piazza Repubblica and Termini train station. The hostel is spread out over two floors in one building and consists of two-bed private rooms and dorm rooms. A big plus at this...  Read More

Blue Hostel

Housed in a former convent near the Santa Maria Maggiore church, is a hostel that is well suited for couples and small groups. All of the rooms are clean and tastefully decorated with hard wood floors and wood beam ceilings. The Blue Hostel also...  Read More

Comics Guesthouse

The Comics Guesthouse is a funky decorated hostel with comfortable and spacious rooms near the Vatican. Comics is conveniently located near the metro stop, Lepanto and is also just a short walk from the beautiful Piazza del Popolo. The rooms are...  Read More

Not to be confused with the Hotel Des Artistes, which is slightly more upscale than this budget accomodations. Though the Hostel Des Artistes is run by the same owners. Des Artistes is a favorite among repeat travelers to Rome as it has great...  Read More


Just minutes away from Termini train station, the Friends Hostel offers B&B style accomodations with a homey atmosphere. Guests that stay here get to enjoy such amenities such as a free but simple breakfast, no curfew, lockers and air...  Read More

The Alessandro Palace Hostel in Rome provides the perfect atmosphere for single travelers looking to make new friends while traveling alone in Rome. The hostel creates all sorts of 'meet and greet' occasions such as free daily pizza nights or...  Read More


Meet Nicole Arriaga

A 1999 trip to the Bel Paese and a kiss from an Italian boy made Nicole fall in love with Rome. Not being able to stop thinking about cappuccinos and her Italian amore, Nicole Arriaga packed...  More About Nicole

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