10 Amazing Hostels for Solo Travellers in Rome | Cheap & Safe
Rome, with its ever-changing nature, has enthusiastically embraced the hostel culture. And it is the best option for solo travellers to stay inexpensively in an expensive city like Rome. As per the neighbourhood, affordability, amenities, and safety – the top 10 hostels for solo travellers in Rome includes the RomeHello, Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo, YellowSquare Rome, Hostel Trastevere, the Beehive, Alessandro Palace Hostel & Bar, Freedom Traveller, Legends, Orsa Maggiore and Generator Rome.
I have let the cat out of the bag in this blog to make your trip less fiddly. So, let us explore some cheap and safe hostels in Rome, Italy, without further ado.
1. The RomeHello Hostel
One of the top choices for solo female travellers in Rome is to stay in The RomeHello. The affordability and location of this hostel are a win-win combination for every traveller planning for a 2-3 night stay in Rome.
You are within walking distance from attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Vatican City, etc. And the Termini station is always at your service. A short and quick ride will take you to your desired destination in the city.
Besides, the ambience in and around the hostel will make you feel super safe. Also, the staff and scheduled activities are the cherries on top if you are a social butterfly. For example, the pasta-making classes (separate charges) are so much fun and perfect for engaging and making new friends!
Cost per night: 67.50 EUR for a dorm bed
2. Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo
In your search for hostels in Italy, it is highly unlikely not to come across the hostels of Ostello Bello. This franchise has hostels in different cities in Italy. And Rome is not left behind. Just a few minutes from the Colosseum, the Ostello Bello Roma Colosseo is one of the best-rated hostels in the city.
What fascinates me about this place is its rooftop and door lock system. The bar downstairs is a perfect place to chill and strike up a conversation. Their incredible staff goes above and beyond to make your stay memorable. You can also visit the nearby park for a quick session amidst nature.
Cost per night: 30 EUR for a dorm bed
3. YellowSquare Rome
Considering all the parameters, YellowSquare is the best hostel in Rome. The vibrant colours and welcoming staff set the mood right off the bat. From a co-working space for the digital nomads to a nightclub for the night owls, this one-of-a-kind hostel ticked all the boxes on my list.
Specifically, with an on-site bar, long happy hours, beer-pong tournaments, and DJ Nights – the YellowSquare knows how to get the party going. It is also tagged as the best party hostel in Rome. Whether you want to break a leg till the wee hours or crash on the comfy bed, it is totally up to you.
Besides, you can also rent a bike or car here and safely park it in the nearby paid parking zone. The hostel also arranges walking tours and even recommends less ordinary day trips to their guests.
Cost per night: 31 EUR for a dorm bed
4. Hostel Trastevere
If you are planning to stay in a cheerful and cheap hostel in Rome, opt for Hostel Trastevere near the Trastevere area. In this bohemian neighbourhood of Rome, you will see the perfect mix of old and new.
The hostel has loads of facilities. Their on-site bar, restaurant, fully-equipped kitchen, common areas, outdoor terrace, etc., make your stay easy.
Apart from that, if you are exploring Rome without a plan, use their free app guide to Rome to hit the road. Without a doubt, it’s their coolest feature and gets the job done efficiently (tried and tested).
On Sundays, Porta Portese market – the oldest flea market in the city opens its stall exactly in this area. Keep in mind to shop for some souvenirs.
Cost per night: 23 EUR for a dorm bed
5. The Beehive
Next on the list of hostels in Rome for a solo traveller is the Beehive, and it is perfect for travellers searching for a homely hostel. And all credit goes to the owners – Linda and Steve, who have put their heart and soul into this hostel.
They have a courtyard garden where the weekly events take place. You can also get cosy on the lounge for a calm reading session or socialise in the communal kitchen.
This hostel lies just two blocks from the Termini station (a 5-minute walk), which means you are well-connected to and out of the city.
You can also explore Baths of Diocletian – an ancient Roman public bathhouse, Faro – a coffee shop, Palazzo Massimo – home to many ancient artefacts, etc. All these places are within 10 minutes of walking distance from the hostel.
Note that the owner has a bagel shop right next to the hostel. You should give it a try!
Cost per night: 51 EUR for a dorm bed
6. Alessandro Palace Hostel & Bar
Being one of the cheapest hostels in Rome, Alessandro Palace Hostel & Bar effortlessly slides into the list of top hostels in Rome. It is your typical backpackers’ den (as I call it) apt for budget travellers in Rome. The hostel is nothing amazing, and it’s a decent place to call it a night.
Facilities at this hostel include a bar, Saturday nights, free tea or coffee, a guest kitchen, city maps, etc. For security, do carry a paddle lock to keep your belongings safe.
Cost per night: 20 EUR for a dorm bed
7. Freedom Traveller
The name Freedom Traveller aligns with the freedom of solo travelling perfectly, isn’t it? The hostel is in a secure location, which means this hostel is safe to stay in Rome, Italy.
You can book a bed in the dorm or any private room if you want privacy. In dorms, you have access to lockers. Apart from these, the hostel has a backyard, library, common area, and kitchen. By the way, they also have happy hours. Ask about the timing to take advantage of the free wine.
Cost per night: 21 EUR for a dorm bed
Like most of the hostels in Rome, Legends hostel is also located in a prime location; therefore, you are near tons of city attractions. But what I distinctly love about this hostel is their free breakfast of croissants and coffee. The only downside of this hostel is that they do not have any laundry services.
Please keep in mind that this hostel requires you to book a minimum 2-night stay with them and carry cash to avoid unnecessary hassle.
Cost per night: 24.25 EUR for a dorm bed
9. Orsa Maggiore
This one on the list is solely for my fellow women travellers, as Orsa Maggiore is a women-only budget hostel in Rome. So, without a second thought, your stay will be safe.
Besides all the basic facilities, the hostel also serves Italian and Roman food to their guests. The dine-in restaurant and bar save you time as well. St.Peter Basilica, Piazza Navona, etc., are just around the corner. Also, the Ciampino airport is 14.9 km from here.
Cost per night: 29 EUR for a dorm bed
10. Generator Rome
How can I miss the Generator hostel in Rome or Venice? The hostel knows how to leave a mark on the hostel world! Generator Venice remains my favourite choice of hostel in Venice. And, I can say that Generator Rome is not far on the list of favourite hostels in Rome.
It might be a bit pricey compared to others, but the 7-floor modern hotel-hostel concept makes it worth every penny. It is located close to the metro station – Vittorio Emanuele. You also get to check out late from here. Isn’t that the best part?
Cost per night: 39.30 EUR for a dorm bed
A quick tip…
After exploring Rome, I feel it’s best to avoid staying in the city centre if you travel on a shoestring. I strongly recommend staying in neighbourhoods like San Lorenzo, Garbatella, etc.
If you need help planning your time in the city, read my blog post on exploring Rome on your solo trip to Italy. The love for the City of Permanence, as I like to call it, is quite evident there.
An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.