The 7 Best Hostels in Rome near a Metro Station

A way to see Rome without breaking the bank, meet fellow travellers, and easily access public transportation, thereby saving on transportation costs and minimizing carbon footprint? Si!

There’s a ton of accommodation options in the Eternal City — from hotels, apartments, bed and breakfasts, and even the odd castle — but staying in a Roman hostel within walking distance of the Metro has the benefit of being both cheap and convenient. Hostels have come a long way and there are many now that are actually better than hotels. All that’s needed for a comfortable stay is a little research…and we’ve done quite a bit of that for you.

Note: Accommodations are shortlisted based on their review scores on and TripAdvisor, as well as their distance from the train station as determined through Google Maps. We are not connected in any way with any of the properties listed, and the best accommodations are selected based on a combination of reviews, rankings, nearness to the train station, and best value for money. Affiliate links are used in this article; when you book, we may earn a small commission from the booking platform, but the price stays the same for you.

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Our Choice

For us, The RomeHello checks all the boxes:

  • stellar reviews from past guests, with a nearly perfect 9.5/10 rating in and an actually perfect 5/5 in TripAdvisor;
  • only 200 m to the nearest subway station, the Repubblica – Teatro dell’Opera Metro Station;
  • availability of private rooms, if we’re so inclined; and
  • a very decent starting price of $13.

For families, especially, The RomeHello is a great option because they accept children — not all hostels do — and if those children are picky eaters who want the comfort of something familiar, there’s actually a McDonald’s just 240 m away. (Though if your kids are up for Italian food, we recommend a stroll to nearby Taverna Pretoriana: good food, inexpensive, and actually patronized by locals — relatively undiscovered by the TripAdvisor hordes.)

However, if you’re female, and you’re not too comfortable sharing quarters with male strangers, and/or you’re arriving to, or departing from, Rome via its central station, Roma Termini, the Hostella Female Only might actually be a better option for you. They also have excellent ratings — 9.3 and 4.5 in and TripAdvisor, respectively — and they’re only 300 m away from Roma Termini Metro station, which is itself just beside the main Roma Termini rail station.

Whichever hostel you choose, pick the one that best fits your personality, travel style, and trip itinerary.

Enjoy Rome!