Cheap hotels near Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy

First commissioned as a mausoleum for the Roman Emperor Hadrian (ruled 117-138 A.D.), the Castel Sant’ Angelo is hard to miss: It’s the imposing castle sitting on the left bank of the Tiber, just south of Vatican City.

Converted into a castle by Pope Nicolas III, and then later used as a fortress during the Sack of Rome (1527), the building is today connected to the Vatican via underground tunnels. The Castel has also been used as a prison, a venue for public executions and is featured in the third act of Puccini’s famous opera, “Tosca.”

The Castel's museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students, and visitors under 18-years and over 65 can enter for free. See the museum’s Web site for more information.

Hotels near Castel Sant’Angelo: We recommend many budget hotels in the Vatican & Prati neighborhood just north of the Castel San’Angelo. It's mostly residential, less touristed, and sometimes cheaper than areas across the river.

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Marta Guest House, Rome

Address Via Tacito 41 (Vatican & Prati)

Located near the Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo, the comfy Marta Guest House provides a little bit of grandeur at budget rates.

7.6 Guest Rating

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Colors Hotel, Rome

2Colors Hotel

2 star star

Address Via Boezio 31 (Vatican & Prati)

Located just a short walk from Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican, the aptly named Colors Hotel is a bright and funky two-star hotel with basic facilities and comfortable rates.

8.0 Guest Rating

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Hotel Florida, Rome

3Hotel Florida

2 star star

Address Via Cola Di Rienzo 243 (Vatican & Prati)

Situated near the Vatican and a short walk from Rome's historic center, the two-star Hotel Florida offers streamlined rooms and comfortable rates.

8.3 Guest Rating

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Hotel Pensione Joli, Rome

Address Via Cola Di Rienzo 243 (Vatican & Prati)

The two-star Hotel Pensione Joli is a family-run establishment with an ideal location for any shopping lover.

7.4 Guest Rating

Lady, Rome


2 star star

Address Via Germanico 198 (Vatican & Prati)

A friendly husband-and-wife team run the homey Hotel Lady, located on a quiet residential street just off the bustling Via Ottaviano.

7.4 Guest Rating


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