Where to stay in Rome

For the Jubilee 2025, millions of visitors are expected in Rome who will want to pray and take advantage of visiting the main attractions of the Eternal City.

The extension of the capital is enormous and consequently choosing where to stay in Rome can be quite difficult.

Fortunately, in Rome you can find accommodations of all kinds that meet any need, whether you want to stay downtown near major attractions such as Colosseum, Vatican, or Trevi Fountain, or if you want to explore more typical neighborhoods like Testaccio or Trastevere or near the Termini or Tiburtina stations.

Best Areas to Stay

Vatican City and Prati

If your focus is the Vatican City, look for accommodation nearby even though prices in the area are high.

The Prati area is located on the left side of the Tiber, north of the Vatican City. In addition to the proximity to the Vatican beauties, from this area you can quickly reach Piazza del Popolo, Castel Sant'Angelo, Ponte Sant'Angelo, and Piazza Navona.

This area is far from the Termini station and the Colosseum.

Accommodations near the Vatican

Historic Center (Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori)

If you want to be in the heart of the action, the Historic Center is the perfect choice.

Trastevere offers a bohemian atmosphere with cobbled streets and lively nightlife. The area is crowded with young people during the evening hours but is far from the tourist crowds, allowing you to save on accommodation.

Campo de' Fiori is also famous for its nightlife as well as its daily market.

Accommodations in the center of Rome

Colosseum and Imperial Fora

Staying near the Colosseum will allow you to enjoy the magnificence of ancient Rome. Within a few minutes, you will have the opportunity to visit the Colosseum, the Palatine, the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, and the Domus Aurea.

The area is well connected and offers a wide choice of authentic restaurants, but the costs for staying and eating are above average as it is a tourist area. The Vatican is about an hour's walk from the Colosseum.

Accommodations in the Colosseum area


Monti is a trendy neighborhood near the Colosseum, known for its cobbled streets, trendy boutiques, and stylish restaurants. It's perfect for those looking for a more authentic experience.

Accommodations in the Monti area


This authentic neighborhood is famous for its traditional Roman cuisine. If you want a less touristy and more local atmosphere, Testaccio is the ideal choice. In recent years, the area has become trendy, full of trendy bars, and the popular Testaccio district has changed its face.

Sleeping in this area is convenient and is well connected by public transport. The Colosseum is only two stops away from the Piramide metro station on Line B.

Accommodations in the Testaccio area

Types of Accommodations


Rent a whole apartment if you want a more homely experience. This option is ideal for those who want to live like a true Roman, with the possibility of cooking and immersing themselves in the daily life of the neighborhood.

Apartments in Rome

Bed and Breakfast

B&Bs offer a mix of comfort and a touch of family hospitality. Many of these establishments are located in quiet neighborhoods, offering a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.

B&Bs in Rome


If you are a budget traveler or want a more youthful atmosphere, hostels are an economical and social choice. Many options offer private rooms for added privacy.

Hostels in Rome

Luxury Hotels and Boutique Hotels

Rome is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. If you want to pamper yourself, choose a five-star hotel with exclusive services and panoramic views of the city.

For a more intimate experience, opt for a boutique hotel. These charming properties often offer unique design and personalized service.

Hotels near the Vatican

Practical Tips

  1. Plan in advance: Rome will be overrun during the Jubilee. Plan your stay well in advance to ensure the best options.

  2. Consider location: choose the location of your accommodation based on your preferences. If you want to explore on foot, look for a central location; if you prefer tranquility, opt for more peripheral areas.

  3. Read reviews: before booking, read online reviews to get an overview of other travelers' experiences.