Cheap hotels near St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy

St. Peter’s Basilica is the centerpiece of the Vatican City and of the Catholic Church, and one of the city’s top attractions, drawing nearly 20,000 visitors a day.

St. Peter’s is open year-round and free to visit, April through September from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from October through March from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. Masses are held daily. For great views over Rome, climb to the top of St. Peter’s. It’s €7 to take an elevator or €6 to climb the 320 steps.

Remember to dress appropriately when you go. No shorts, bare shoulders or little skirts. On-site chapels and the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel included) have their own hours. For more information, visit St. Peter’s Web site.

Hotels near St. Peter’s: We list a good variety of cheap and reasonably-priced sleeps within close proximity of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and Prati neighborhood below.

Al Ponte del Papa, Rome

Address Via Aurelia 62 (Vatican & Prati)

Situated just outside of Vatican City, the tiny Al Ponte del Papa is a friendly and cheap B&B.



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Casa Per Ferie Santa Maria alle Fornaci, Rome

Address Piazza Santa Maria Alle Fornaci 27 (Vatican & Prati)

Housed in a former convent in the shadow of St. Peter's, the Casa per Ferie Santa Maria alle Fornaci is a peaceful, if spartan, B&B.

8.2 Guest Rating




Ottaviano Hostel, Rome

Address Via Ottaviano 6, (Vatican & Prati)

The Pensione Ottaviano is a super-cheap hostel with basic facilities and a lively, youthful vibe.



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L'Incanto Di San Pietro B&B, Rome

Address Via Vespasiano 48 (Vatican & Prati)

L’Incanto di San Pietro is a small B&B located near the Vatican.

9.0 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




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