Rome Crush: Pensione Papa Germano

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Pensione Papa Germano, Rome

Pensione Papa Germano
Via Calatafimi, 14
Rome, Italy

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!

Read our full review of the Papa Germano, or check out our complete list of recommended cheap hotels in Rome.

About the author

Meredith Franco Meyers

About the author: Meredith earned an MFA in fiction writing at The New School in New York City. Her feature stories and articles have appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, Self, Bridal Guide, Time Out New York, Fitness and more. She joined EuroCheapo in summer 2007.

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  1. Hostels, and “pensiones,” are really such a great service for travelers from all walks of life. I just found one here in Boston that has been doing really well in the past couple of years, due to the number of international visitors checking out the city’s tourist areas. I have had nothing but good experiences in the accommodation I have found in Europe, and I’m happy to see that they are adding some inexpensive, convenient, and quite comfortable accommodation options throughout the major cities in Europe. I’ll have to keep my eye out for this one when traveling to Rome next. Thanks!


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