Pensione Papa Germano
Via Calatafimi, 14
Doubles: shared bath: €50-85, private bath: €65-110
The Pensione Papa Germano in Rome, Italy, is a tried and true friend to Cheapos. It ain’t fancy, but rooms are attractive and clean… and affordable, with doubles starting at €50. The best part? The owner, Papa himself, is as jolly as they come.
Located two blocks north of “Termini,” Rome’s main train station, the Papa Germano feels a bit like a deluxe hostel. Offering singles with shared toilets (€35-55) to dorm-style quads (€20-30 per person), Papa won us over with budget rates in a city that can sometimes seem unaffordable.
Pensione Papa Germano is pretty standard when it comes to decor, but rooms do offer minibars and satellite TVs, and a couple of other nice touches. And, there’s free Internet throughout the building.
When in Rome, you should consider “Coming to Papa!”
Cheapo tip: Book a room with a shared shower and save about €20 a night!