Cheap hotels in Trastevere, Rome
Perched on the western bank of the River Tiber just where it straddles Isola Tiberina, Trastevere ("across the Tevere," or Tiber) is known for its artsy demeanor and picturesque, winding streets. This historically working-class neighborhood is terribly cute, and hip to boot. It's characterized by earth-toned medieval buildings and stone walls just crawling with ivy. Plus, it offers easy access to the Centro Historico.
Just keep in mind that Trastevere has been "discovered." The neighborhood features loads of tourist traps. Think Boho gone Soho. And while much of its tough, "authentic" Roman character remains, Trastevere is also now home to numerous trendy and touristy bars, cafes, shops, and restaurants. Nighttime crowds can make these postcard-perfect streets downright noisy. Despite all this, we can't help it. We love Trastevere just the same.