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Best Airbnbs in Rome: Cool, Quirky & Stylish Accommodation in Rome

Best Airbnbs in Rome: Cool, Quirky & Stylish Accommodation in Rome

Planning a trip to Rome and searching for a cosy place to call your temporary home? You can’t go wrong with these gorgeous Airbnbs in the city. 

Whether you fancy staring out the window at Colosseum views (yes, really) or bedding down in a colourful apartment in Rome’s coolest district, Monti, believe me when I say that there are so many apartments worth ditching a plush hotel for.

In case you haven’t heard me bang on about Plum Guide yet, this is an alternative to Airbnb and their accommodation options are top-notch. You’ll find high-quality properties and each host is individually vetted, keeping you safe and your money secure. 

Ready to discover the best Airbnbs in Rome?

Best Airbnbs in Rome: At a Glance 

Best Airbnbs in Rome – Top Picks Airbnb 
Best Overall Airbnb in Rome Hungry Lions
Best Rome Airbnb for Groups Ponte Fresco
Best Airbnb Rome for Couples Pastel Groove
Best Rome Airbnb for SightseeingModa Gialla

Best Airbnbs in Rome

Rome is full of famous landmarks to see and it also helps that the city is fairly walkable. But  picking the perfect Airbnb can be the difference between living your best life in Rome and finding the city a bit meh.

These are my top picks…

Hungry Lions

During my recent Rome trip, I stayed at this studio-style apartment and boy did it impress. 

Colosseum views anyone? The stunning landmark is a 4-minute walk from the front door, and the metro is a (very) short walk away. 

This was my home for just three days in Rome, but the fully-equipped kitchen and spacious living area—as well as the comfy king-size bed—would make for a lovely longer stay too.

Location: Monti

Monti is where all the cool kids stay – there are great restaurants and bars in the area and they’re often decently priced, too. 

Wine & Travertine

Wine & Travertine

This homely Airbnb might be small but it’s perfect for solo travellers and couples. The minimalist feel here is ideal if you’re simply looking for somewhere to bed down at the end of each day. 

Though that’s not to say you’re compromising on luxury here – not at all. The apartment comes with a tiny kitchen (though, it has everything you need for a short stay) as well as a large master bedroom and beautiful ensuite.

You’re so close to Rome’s stunning attractions, restaurants, and shops that you will likely be out exploring most of the time. 

Location: Monti

Get in some vintage shopping while seeing many of Rome’s most famous landmarks, all from the convenient neighbourhood of Monti.

Ponte Fresco

Ponte Fresco

Travelling with friends? Larger groups of travellers will fit comfortably into this 4-bedroom Airbnb. And while the building is older, the inside is spacious and modern. Get ready to live out your sun-drenched Italian dreams.

Besides four welcoming bedrooms, the Airbnb offers an outside terrace and an indoor dining table for shared meals. The best part? The Pantheon is only 15 minutes on foot from here.

Location: Ponte

Along the River Tiber, this neighbourhood offers cobblestone streets and quaint cafés. Delight your senses with the various sights, smells, and tastes.

Moda Gialla

Moda Gialla

If the Vatican City is on your Italy itinerary wishlist (and it totally should be), staying at this colourful apartment is a must. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, so it’s a great place to share with a small group.

The two-story apartment boasts bright feature walls, plant-filled bathrooms, and clean but cosy spaces to relax. The accommodation is just 750 metres from Vatican City, so you can roll straight out of bed and into the Holy See.

Location: Quartiere XV Della Vittoria

North of Prati, Rome, this neighbourhood is perfect for exploring the city. Admire Milvio Bridge, see the Foro Italico sports complex, and feast at one of the hillside restaurants. 

Speranza

Speranza

This compact yet trendy apartment fits right into its surroundings in chic Monti. There’s a separate bedroom with an en-suite and a kitchenette, all in a pared-back space with eccentric pops of colour. 

Staying here puts you fifteen minutes from the Spanish steps and thirteen minutes from the Colosseum, so it’s ideal if sightseeing is the main reason you’re visiting Rome. Aside from the food, of course.

Location: Monti

Monti is a prime place to stay while spending some time in Rome. It’s central and vibey with family-run establishments and boutique stores. 

Piazza Terrazza

Piazza Terrazza

Boasting a private Cotto-tiled terrace, bright and airy living spaces, and two relaxing bedrooms, this Rome Airbnb is an excellent place to come back to each night. If you can tear yourself away in the first place.

Some of the top places to see near this accommodation include the gardens of Villa Borghese and the historic Piazza Navona. 

Location: Rione IV Campo Marzio

This is one of Rome’s oldest neighbourhoods, packed with old-world opulence and charm. It’s quieter than Monti but still has a lot of character. 

Bauhaus Loft

Bauhaus Loft

This Airbnb in Rome’s Trastevere neighbourhood blends antique wooden beams and floors with modern finishes and furniture. It’s a real fashionista’s choice. There’s also a charm about the traditional wooden shutters on the bedroom window—although the black-out blinds may come in handy too. 

You’re in the heart of Rome’s stellar restaurant scene here, and the hosts take advantage of this by adding recommendations on the blackboard in the kitchen. A personal touch that I adore.

Location: Trastevere

As Rome’s old Jewish Quarter, Trastevere boasts some of the city’s most intriguing history, which you’ll find around every cobblestone corner.

Terrazza Popolo

Terrazza Popolo

This could be the best Airbnb in Rome with a terrace, though it has stiff competition. And the green walls of plants offer privacy while you laze about in the Italian sun. Inside it’s cool and breezy, with French doors in the bedroom and a large sunroof. 

Staying here, you’ll be just 15 minutes from the Trevi Fountain and other magnificent Rome attractions. Just note that the streets below do get loud at times. 

Location: Rione IV Campo Marzio

This is an upscale neighbourhood boasting posh shoppers and a little more luxury. It can get quite busy, so bear this in mind if you like early nights. 

Roman Aeoniums

Roman Aeoniums

Another welcoming Trastevere Airbnb, this one emanates Italian style with its terracotta floor tiles, whitewashed old wooden beams, and traditional oil paintings scattered around the apartment. It looks like an apartment straight out of a romantic Italian movie.

There’s a warm terrace where you can read a book from the library wall or sip on Italian wine. And in just one minute, you could be strolling through Piazza di Santa Maria or admiring Basilica di Santa Maria. 

Location: Trastevere

Find a delightful combination of old-world charm and eclectic spaces, this area boasts traditional architecture and historical stories.

Verdant Verde

Verdant Verde

Book into this Airbnb in Italy, Rome, to add some funky colour to your trip. The walls are a mix of greens and blues, and the quirky decor perfectly accentuates the space. The apartment sleeps two and is cosy and warm, but still has enough space so you won’t be on top of each other. 

Oh, and sightseeing from here is a breeze since Termini (the biggest train station in Rome) is round the corner.

Location: Esquilino

Right next to Monti, this neighbourhood is a budget-friendly option for anyone needing to save a few pennies in Rome. 

Roses & Gold

Roses & Gold

A beautiful Airbnb in central Rome, Italy, Roses & Gold is stylish and homely. The apartment is adorned with pink and gold decor and boasts views over stunning buildings. 

Location-wise, this apartment is pretty spot on (though busy). The obvious attraction near this Airbnb is the Trevi Fountain, but there’s plenty more to see once you get walking. 

Location: Trevi

Beside being home to the magical fountain, Trevi combines ancient history with shopping districts and incredible architecture. 

Pastel Groove

Pastel Groove

Book ahead to secure this striking Airbnb in Rome with a view of the Monti neighbourhood from the rooftop dining area. It’s gorgeous and incredibly popular. I’m sure you can see why, right?

The apartment is on the 3rd floor of the building with no lift, so it’s unfortunately not accessible for anyone with mobility issues. If that’s not an issue, though, the inside of the apartment features exposed brick walls, an open fireplace, subtle hues of colour, and funky decor pieces. 

Location: Monti

This area offers the best place to start your Rome sightseeing, even if you’re not staying very long. 

Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Airbnb in Rome

  • As I mentioned in this article, Rome is a fairly walkable city and most Airbnbs don’t offer parking. I say consider leaving the rental behind and using the metro or your feet to get around.
  • Make note of check-in and check-out times to avoid extra fees. And be aware that some hosts offer extra VIP services – make sure you’re clued up on these before you arrive to know what you can expect. 

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