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Intro to Rome

Rome is the Eternal City, a treasure inside and out. The Coliseum, the Catacombs, and the Pantheon are all among Europe's first tier of ancient sites. But Rome isn't just a gloriously ancient city. It's also a glorious medieval city, a glorious Renaissance city, and a glorious modern city.

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Rome essentials

Expect to Spend: Rome

We'll tell you what you can expect to pay for a night at a hotel here. We also overview cheap dining options, from fixed-price menu restaurants to pizzerias to supermarkets. Check in and get a sense of how your wallet will be tested in the Eternal City. » read more

Getting Around Rome

Getting around Rome via public transportation can demand a little patience. But while the metro network is limited, buses blanket the city well. Happily, both networks accept the same tickets. We cover all this, plus taxis, in our Getting Around Rome article. Check it out! » read more

Getting Into Rome

Rome has two airports, both of which can be reached via a plethora of transportation options. For you, dear Cheapos, we cover each of these modes of transportation. We also offer a quick train station brief. You don't want to get off at the wrong station now, do you? » read more

Rome Budget Tips

Keeping it cheap in Rome is no easy task. Here, we offer a few suggestions for maintaining your Cheapo budget. Of special note: the budget-friendly Archaologia Card, plus our usual run-down of free sights and activities. » read more

Rome Car Rentals

We prefer to experience the excitement of Roman traffic from the backseat of a taxi or a crowded perch on a bus, not a car rental. But cars are useful for getting out and about. Here, we tell you what you can expect to pay for a three-day economy car rental in Rome, and then some. » read more

Types of hotels in Rome

What's with those hotel stars? Is there a difference between a one-star and a two-star hotel? Who gives them out, anyhow? We'll explain. » read more

When to visit Rome

When is the best time to visit Rome? Is there a time to avoid? Read our overview of the tourist seasons in the Eternal City: high, low and "shoulder." » read more

Rome feature stories

Reading Up on Rome

Get all smart and stuff with a little advance Rome reading. We've selected five books for you here, by storied authors like Christopher Hibbert, H.V. Morton, Susan Cahill, Bruno Munari, and a fellow named Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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Reviewing Rome

Rome-based EuroCheapo Correspondent Annie self-administers the EuroCheapo Q & A here, discussing her favorite hotels, what she loves about working in Rome, her favorite local fried foods, and why the aperitivo is Rome's little secret. » read more

Rome City Guide Introduction

Rome is the Eternal City, a treasure inside and out. The Coliseum, the Catacombs, and the Pantheon are all among Europe's first tier of ancient sites. But Rome isn't just a gloriously ancient city. It's also a glorious medieval city, a glorious Renaissance city, and a glorious modern city.

» read more

Rome Day Trips

Within striking distance of Rome, an astonishing number of gorgeous destinations can be found. Here, we come up with three day trip suggestions: the wine town of Frascati, the beachside ruins of Ostia Antica, and pretty Lago di Bracciano.

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Rome Hotel Overview

The Rome hotel scene is a bit of a conundrum. Here, EuroCheapo editors explain the ins and outs of hotel room pricing, when you'll pay more for your room, how pensions in Rome are organized spatially, and much, much more.

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Way Down South: Calabria

Let us introduce you to Calabria, one of our favorite regions in Italy. The southernmost region on the Italian peninsula, Calabria is amazingly affordable and charmingly rustic. We reveal some basics about Calabria here.

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From our Rome blog

Welcome to EuroCheapo’s guide to cheap hotels in Rome and throughout Europe.

Since 2001, our editors have been hunting down great budget hotels in Rome—inspecting, photographing and choosing the best accommodations to recommend to our readers. All of these hotels have three things in common: They’re centrally located (near most of Rome’s sights), clean, and affordable—at least by Roman standards.

Prepare yourself. Hotels in Rome tend to be pretty pricey, especially in the late spring and early summer. Still, the city offers a host of small family-run pensions, budget-friendly one- and two-star hotels, and even some hostels worth considering. That's where we come in...

Find the perfect budget hotel

• Start by searching in the box above to see available hotels for your travel dates.

• Click through to browse a list of our recommended cheap hotels in Rome.

Our guide to Rome on a budget

EuroCheapo has more than hotel reviews, of course! Keep it cheap by reading the articles in our city guide and Rome blog, with tips from our Roman correspondents on ways to save on eating, transit, sightseeing and more.

Thanks for visiting EuroCheapo. Together we can afford to go anywhere!

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