12 Best Airbnbs In Rome

Are you traveling to Italy and looking for the Best Airbnbs In Rome? This post has you covered!

Rome is a beautiful city with a fabulous range of places to visit and activities; a thriving cultural life and an even better art scene; not to mention delicious food, lots of shopping opportunities and thriving nightlife. This is one of the most visited cities in the world, and for very good reasons!

The Eternal City is also Italy’s biggest city, and it can get overwhelming – especially to first time visitors. With this in mind, picking the right place to stay in Rome is definitely key to having a good experience. While different locations in the city have different perks, not all are suitable to tourists, because too far from the main attractions or because lacking good accommodation options. In other cases, accommodation options abound – but being Rome one of the most expensive cities in Europe, they may well blow your budget.

This is where Airbnbs in Rome come into play. There are many excellent ones, they are usually very good value for money, and some of them are simply charming. 

If you are not sure where to start looking for your Airbnb in Rome, worry not! Here I share a quick overview of the best areas to stay in Rome, and select some incredible Airbnbs in Rome.

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You’ll find some great Airbnbs in the Historic Center of Rome

A Quick Introduction To Rome’s Best Areas To Stay

The ancient city of Rome has long been divided into different districts, some as old as the city itself, some newer. Whether you want to stay in the heart of the city close to its landmarks and monuments, or if you feel like a traditional slice of life, you’ll find it in the exciting Italian capital.

These are the best neighbourhoods in town:

MONTI – Situated between the Colosseum and Via Nazionale and close to the historic center of Rome, Monti is a hip and happening sort of neighborhood. It’s a great option for first time visitors to the city. From here, it’s just a quick metro stop from Termini and an easy walking distance to the Roman Forum and Colosseum itself. Monti is the former home of the Roman-era gladiators, but it became an artists’ enclave in the 1930s. Today it’s awash with cool coffee shops and trendy bars.

PRATI AND VATICAN – Visitors to Rome won’t be staying in the Vatican City itself, but the neighboring district of Prati, northwest of the city center, is a good place to stay if you do plan on a visit. While Prati itself is a relaxed district, it’s just a stone’s throw from all the sights and museums of the Vatican. There are numerous traditional bakeries and old bars to stop by, where you can sample some of Rome’s gastronomic treats. Nightlife fans should also head to the area’s well known jazz bars and music venues that dot the district.

HISTORIC CENTER – The Historic Center, or Centro Storico, is also an ideal place to stay in Rome for first time visitors. Staying in this most ancient part of the “Eternal City” itself puts you within easy strolling distance of the best of the city’s most iconic attractions. Naturally, it’s busy with tourists, so you can expect crowds. But you’ll be on the doorstep of landmarks such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and Campo de’ Fiori. The area is also awash with eateries, some of which are Michelin starred.

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There are some cozy Airbnbs in Rome

OSTIENSE AND TESTACCIO – South of the city center, the neighboring districts of Ostiense and Testaccio make up the former industrial heart of 19th-century Rome. Ostiense in particular is a historically working-class neighborhood, whereas Testaccio is home to historic sites, such as part of the Roman-era city walls, the Mouth of Truth and the three-thousand-year-old Pyramid of Cestius. In these twin districts, there’s a wealth of bars, affordable trattorie, and shopping to be done, all of which is well-connected to the rest of the city by bus.

TRASTEVERE – Trastevere is located on the opposite side of the River Tiber from Testaccio. This lively area is a warren of narrow cobbled streets where countless bars, cafes and restaurants can be found. It’s a bohemian district that is virtually the center of Rome’s nightlife scene. Traditionally, it’s a working-class district, something that can still be seen in its rustic and down to earth streets. Staying in this part of Rome means you’ll get to experience a slice of real, modern-day Roman life, away from the crowds that gather further towards the center of the city.

AVENTINE HILL – One of Rome’s famous seven hills, on and around which the original city was built, Aventine Hill is all about the romantic side of the Italian capital. As a result of its hillside location, this is a great spot to watch sunsets across the city and glimpse views out across St Peter’s Basilica. One great vantage point for this is the Giardino degli Aranci, a sprawling orange grove. Time in this primarily residential area can be spent wandering its charming streets, exploring its monasteries and churches, and generally enjoying a slower pace of life.

ESQUILINO – This rough-around-the-edges neighborhood comprises of the area just south of Termini Train Station atop the Esquiline Hill (another of Rome’s famous hills). It’s a multicultural area of the city with Asian and African eateries and stores catering to its various communities. The area immediately close to Termini itself may not be the safest place to stay in Rome, but head further into Esquilino, near San Giovanni, to discover a much more local neighborhood packed full of character and affordable accommodation.

Finally, continue reading for the best Airbnbs in Rome. All the properties I mention are listed on Airbnb, some are listed both on Airbnb and Booking.com. In that case, I have included a link to Booking.com as it is my choice for accommodation bookings.

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The Best Airbnbs In Rome

Lovely apartment overlooking the Pantheon square

LOCATION – Centro Storico

SLEEPS – 3

SUPERHOST – Yes

Staying in this apartment really feels like staying in a part of Rome’s history itself. With its high, wood-beam ceilings and tiled floors, this is a beautiful loft that has been decorated with traditional interiors. The fully-equipped kitchen is a showstopper, and it comes complete with a large, original fireplace.

But that’s not even the best thing about this top Rome Airbnb. It also happens to be incredibly located with an incredible view right onto Pantheon Square in the center of Rome. This makes it a special place to stay in the city. There’s enough room here to sleep up to three guests, with one bathroom.

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Elegant Modern Apartment

LOCATION – Centro Storico

SLEEPS – 6

SUPERHOST – Yes

A more modern choice for an Airbnb in Rome, this apartment feels like a home away from home. Though the building itself is historic with high, wooden ceilings and period features, there is plenty of attention paid to contemporary design throughout with cool furnishings and a sense of minimalism. In addition to its two bathrooms, there is space for six guests to sleep across its two bedrooms.

In terms of location, you’ll find this place within walking-distance of Pantheon Square as well as being close to restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities in the near vicinity.

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Minimalist Apartment in Historic Building

LOCATION – Trastevere

SLEEPS – 6

SUPERHOST – Yes

A fashionable and atmospheric option, this is yet another one of Rome’s top Airbnbs that is situated in an historic building. This apartment makes use of its period features pairing them with minimalist furnishings and modern art pieces. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, so you can try your hand at some Roman dishes, as well as laundry facilities and two bedrooms (it can sleep up to six guests).

You’ll find this apartment in Trastevere, putting the neighborhood’s nightlife, eateries and historic monuments at your fingertips.

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Charming Boutique Home

LOCATION – Monti

SLEEPS – 4

SUPERHOST – Yes

Situated in the heart of Rome, just 600 meters away from the landmark that is the Colosseum, the location in the center of the city will really make your trip to the Italian capital a special one. The apartment itself is located on the second floor of a quiet building, and it has been equipped with all the comforts and amenities that will ensure your stay is pleasant.

The decor is fresh with pops of bright yellow and blue throughout combined with calming natural colors and wood flooring. Up to four guests can stay at this funky Airbnb in Rome with one bedroom, one bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal.

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Beautiful Historic Apartment

LOCATION – Monti

SLEEPS – 4

SUPERHOST – Yes

With enough room to sleep four people, this one-bedroom Airbnb is a good option for a small group of friends or a family, but a couple would also be very comfortable in this cozy apartment. It comes with one bathroom, living area, kitchen and a compact balcony.

The location is very convenient. It’s situated in a quiet area of Monti where you can enjoy the local side of life while still being a short walk from popular tourist attractions. The bonus of this place is that it comes with free parking which could really make the difference (especially if you’re on a road trip).

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Fashionable Vintage Studio

LOCATION – Centro Storico

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

This clean and stylish Airbnb in Rome boasts white-washed walls, polished, wooden floors and a cute, homely feeling. It’s got a great kitchen and dining area, so you can really make yourself at home.

But one of the best things about this place is the view. Situated in Piazza Capranica, between Montecitorio and the Pantheon, you’ll have glimpses of the beautiful 16th-century Santa Maria in Aquiro. It’s easy to see some of Rome’s best tourist sights if you choose to stay here.

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Trendy City Apartment

LOCATION – Monti

SLEEPS – 3

SUPERHOST – Yes

This contemporary apartment has to be one of the coolest Airbnbs in Rome. Situated inside an historic building, the interiors are a sophisticated mix of chic and modern design with period features. It’s the perfect place to stay in Rome – while being in walking distance to nearby attractions, the metro station is close by which makes getting to the airport easy.

The host of this Airbnb makes your stay even better. Staying here means you’ll be able to enjoy morning coffees, thanks to the Nespresso machine, watch Netflix, and get to grips with the city by using the welcome kit provided.

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Romantic Loft in Central Location

LOCATION – Centro Storico

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

This historic Airbnb occupies the top floor of a classic Roman building. There may not be an elevator to get you to the apartment, but climbing the stairs rewards you with picturesque views out across the city from its Juliette balconies.

The decor is absolutely charming. Its terracotta tiled floors, fresh, modern furnishings and high ceilings will make you happy to return after a busy day exploring the city. Situated down a quiet side street in Campo de’ Fiori, guests will find a wealth of bars and restaurants to try out close by making it a great place to delve into the real side of living in Rome.

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Sunny Apartment in the Heart of Trastevere

LOCATION – Trastevere

SLEEPS – 8

SUPERHOST – Yes

Situated in hip Trastevere, this Airbnb has enough room to sleep up to eight guests making it great for large groups on vacation to Rome. The building itself dates back to the 18th century, and much of it is still actually owned by the Vatican!

The apartment itself is clean and stylish, a bright and airy space with modern design and amenities and views out across the city. Some of the features of this place are its laundry facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and spacious living spaces to hang out in.

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Sophisticated Studio in a 15th Century Building

LOCATION – Centro Storico

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

Another of Rome’s historic Airbnbs, this particular studio is situated inside a building that dates all the way back to the 15th century. Expect plenty of character as you enter through a charmingly romantic courtyard and up the external stairs to the studio itself.

Inside, you’ll feel calm away from the buzz of the city streets. With interiors combining traditional furnishings with contemporary, monochrome design, it’s a great space for couples or solo travelers in Rome. The location is also great with numerous top sights a 30-minute walk away.

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Historic Nook in Charming Trastevere

LOCATION – Trastevere

SLEEPS – 4

SUPERHOST – Yes

Situated in the lively neighborhood of Trastevere, this top Rome Airbnb is brimming with charm. Just stepping out of the doorstep of this place, guests can explore the cobbled streets of this interesting area and discover traditional tavernas and eateries.

While it’s the ideal size for a couple, there’s actually enough room to sleep four guests if needed. Featuring quirky style and characteristics, the apartment is spread out over varying levels with a sleeping area looking out above the lounge. The kitchen is particularly charming with its traditional, rustic feel.

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Deluxe Appartamento in Palazzo Nobile Nel Centro

LOCATION – Centro Storico

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

Choosing this Airbnb will make your stay in Rome truly unforgettable. The interiors of this 16th-century apartment – once part of a palazzo – are truly palatial. In addition, they feature incredibly high six-meter ceilings, antique furnishings, intricate frescoes on wood panels, and large fireplaces.

While you can hark back to a time of opulence (making it great for a romantic vacation), this amazing apartment also comes with all the modern conveniences you’ll need for a comfortable stay in Rome. Situated in Campo de’ Fiori, nearby there are plenty of restaurants and bars, and it is also within walking distance to many top sights.

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