1 Step From Saint Peter
Via Giovanni Bettolo, 52,, Rome, Italy
Doubles from: $90 to $180
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
A B&B-hostel hybrid,the family-run 1 Step from St. Peter offers eight rooms with shared bathrooms. While it’s not the cheapest joint in town, a convenient location and oh-so-friendly service make this spot a great value.
Pros: Communal kitchen. Homey vibe. Helpful management.
Cons: No reception area.
The 1 Step From Saint Peter feels more like a friend’s house than a hostel. Situated on the second floor of a 1920s-era apartment building, it’s got high ceilings, polished original floors, enormous light-filled windows and attractive woodwork. There’s a kitchen and laundry facilities available for guest use, and guests rave about the proprietors and the friendly, personalized service they offer.
The eight rooms vary in size, from small singles to spacious doubles. Décor is of the mix-and-match variety, with “neat and tidy” as the common denominator. All rooms have air conditioning and a safe. Bathrooms are shared but very clean.
In addition to standard guest rooms, the 1 Step from St. Peter offers a seventh-floor apartment for two, complete with a kitchen, private bathroom, computer with free Internet access, and sweeping city views.
The 1 Step from St. Peter's common area has a checkerboard floor, white sofa, big-screen TV and computer terminal with free Internet access. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and complimentary coffee and tea are available throughout the day. Guests can also use the communal fridge in the kitchen.
While “one step” may be a bit hyperbolic, the B&B is conveniently located a 15-minute walk from St. Peter’s Basilica and is well positioned for taking public transit.
Wi-Fi is free throughout. Note that you must advise the management of your arrival time and cell number to ensure entry into the hotel (there is no reception area). There is a surcharge for guests arriving after 11 p.m.
» Samantha Collins, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
About the 1 Step From Saint Peter neighborhood
Located across the Tiber River, the Vatican and Prati are unquestionably majestic. St. Peter's Basilica is the focal point of the Vatican, which is the world's only neighborhood that's also a nation. The Vatican and Prati area is pleasant, with tree-lined streets, wide boulevards, and newer buildings. This is a great area to stay, as hotel rates are often lower, hotel rooms bigger, and nights quieter than in other Roman neighborhoods. The area is two stops on the subway from Piazza di Spagna.