Students, international students, interns, backpackers, roomates and digital nomads can book cheap dorms and safe private rooms in downtown Rome, close to boarding schools, high schools, colleges, halls of residence and universities, close to buses or train stations, airports or major attractions in Rome.
Near the Hostel there is a swimming pool (for a charge ), sauna and turkish bath. Ask at the reception for prices and information. Rome Termini Train Station is 4 km away Ospedale Nuovo Regina Margherita, Testaccio and San Francesco a Ripa are all 700 m away. Porta Portese market is 3 mins walk. Basilica of Santa Maria In Trastevere, Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere and Ospedale San Camillo are 1 km away. Rome Ciampino Airport is 30 mins and Rome Fiumicino Airport is 45 mins by car.
The neighbourhood surrounding the hostel offers every service which may be needed during your stay including restaurants, pizzerias, open air market, supermarket, launderette, internet caf., bars, pubs and all are at reasonable prices for the budget traveler.
Located within walking distance from the Colosseum, the iconic ruins of Palatino and the picturesque area of Monti. A few short metro stops away you can explore the historic Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Vatican city. If you fancy something a bit calmer, check out the beautiful Garden in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II located just around the corner. Generator is the perfect launch pad for you to explore the city from.
This hostel is located very close to the main train station Termini and therefore has extremely good transport connections to all over the city. Within a short distance of travelling you can get to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Spanish Steps, to name but a few of the famous sites.
The nearest airport is Rome Ciampino Airport -12 km from Ciak Rooms. San Giovanni Metro Station - 0.2km, Basilica of Saint John Lateran - 0.3 km, Coliseum - 1.5km, Roman Forum - 2.1km, St. Peter's Basilica -4.9km Trevi Fountain - 2.2km Atmospheric sunsets from Rome's Palatine Hill - 1.6 km Rome – the Eternal City -2.5 km Ostia Antica - 22 km San Giovanni is a great choice for travellers interested in roman ruins, art and ancient landmarks.
All roads lead to Rome, don’t they? Well, they do if you’re a backpacker – independent travellers have been beating a path to the former heart of the Roman Empire for centuries. Happily, you don’t have to be on an aristocratic ‘Grand Tour’ to enjoy the city today. Cheap hostels are round every corner, from buzzy downtown hostels to group-friendly hostels in the city centre. From your hostel dorm you’ll be able to discover the historical sites that attract tourists from across the globe, but don’t stop there; Rome is also a modern capital and a centre for culture and the arts. It buzzes with busy cafés, traditional markets, zippy Vespas and a vibrant nightlife. You’ll want to stay forever, and when you’re based at a great-value youth hostel you sorta-kinda can. After all, they do call it the Eternal City…
© Copyrights: Patrick Morgan
Rome has two international airports: Fiumicino and Ciampino. They are served by most major international and low cost airlines.
The quickest way to reach the city centre hostels from Fiumincino Airport is to take the Leonardo Express Airport Train, a 30 minute journey (€14 one way). A cheaper option is to take the Terravision Airport Bus, which costs just €4 one way and can be booked online at http://www.terravision.eu.
From Ciampino Airport, a Terravision bus links the airport to the city centre. As from Fiumincino, it costs €4 one way.
Train and bus
Rome’s main intermodal station is Termini Station. Buses and trains arrive from and depart to destinations all over Italy and beyond, and there are masses of taxis here too. So whether you arrive by train or bus, you’ll be able to reach your hostel with ease.
The Rome Metro has just two lines (A and B) and serves only a few of the main attractions. Buses venture further into the historical centre of the city, but in some areas walking is the only option. A single ticket for one Metro journey, or for a journey of up to 75 minutes on any bus, costs €1.50. A daily ticket for unlimited metro, bus, tram or train journeys costs €6, with three-day tickets at €16.50 and a weekly ticket at €24. Purchase any of these tickets at vending machines in Metro stations or at newsstands across the city.
Taxis are metered, with a minimum journey charge of €4.25 and additional €1.1 per kilometre. One bag carried free, €1 per bag after that. Pick one up at ranks or flag it down.
Voltage: 220 volts
Time zone: GMT+1 hour
Dialing code: +39 for Italy, 6 for Rome
Post Office: Several large post offices are open from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm in central Rome and from 8.30 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.
Via di Porta Angelica, 23 (San Pietro)
Via Marmorata (Piramide)
Viale Mazzini, 101 (Prati)
Ospedale Fatebenefratelli, Via di Ponte Quattro Capi, 39
Tel: 06 68371
Policlinico Umberto I, Viale del Policlinico 155
A.P.T. tourist office, Via Parigi, 5
Tel: 06-3600-4399 or 06-488-991
Opening hours: Most shops open 9 am to 1 pm and 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm (Monday to Saturday). Shopping centres open at 10 am and close at midnight. Banks open 8.30 am to 1.30 pm and 3 pm to 4 pm Monday to Friday.
Important numbers: Call 113 for the police, 118 for ambulance services and 115 for fire services.