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9 best Airbnbs in Rome for a magical getaway

From luxury pads overlooking the Colosseum to rooms with more charm than Sophia Loren, we’ve done the scrolling for you

Written by
Time Out editors
Danielle Goldstein
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte
Jennifer Banful

Rome has been a cultural hub for over two millennia. Just mull that over for a moment. That’s older than most countries, let alone cities. So, it's safe to assume that it's built up quite the roster of things to do and see over that time. From historical attractions and world-leading art galleries to scrumptious restaurants and hip boutiques, there are few places better than the Italian capital for living la dolce vita. That stands for the city’s Airbnbs, too. Fantastic Airbnbs are littered throughout, providing a peerless base from which to explore like a local.

Whether you're after rooms overlooking the Colosseum or that typically high-fashion Italiano boutique apartment, we’ve rounded up Rome’s best Airbnbs to suit everyone's tastes. Don't forget to leave room for gelato.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Airbnbs in Rome

The book and art-filled apartment in Trastevere
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1. The book and art-filled apartment in Trastevere

Brimming with old-school romance, this rustic beam-studded apartment is a cosy hideaway, full of pretty and unique touches. Snuggle down in a bedroom lined with shelves heaving with rows of vintage books and leather-bound folios or eat home-cooked pasta in the antiques-strewn living room with walls dotted with gilt mirrors and elegant artwork that wouldn't look out of place in the city’s MAXXI Gallery. Situated on a quiet street in Trastevere, it’s also within easy walking distance from all of Rome’s cultural highlights. There’s also an all-important air-con to keep you cool in the sweltering summer months. 

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests. 
The mood? Quaint, arty haven. 
Location perks? Close to Rome’s major sites while being just off the main tourist trail. 
Budget range? A treat, but affordable for bigger groups. 

The rustic studio in the centre of Rome
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2. The rustic studio in the centre of Rome

The location here is the big selling point – it’s ten minutes from the Colosseum and most of the major landmarks are within easy reach on foot. But you don’t even need to walk out of the front door to experience a genuine slice of Italy – this charming little studio flat is full of authentic character and charm. It’s got exposed-brick walls, barrel-vaulted ceilings, shelves lined with earthenware pots and a veranda layered with ivy.

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps two guests. 
The mood? Archaic and dreamy. 
Location perks? Psst, this place has been crafted with love and the recovery of ancient materials, so it packs in the traditional Roman charm.
Budget range? A cheap and cheerful couple of nights. 

The luxe apartment on Trevi Square
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3. The luxe apartment on Trevi Square

Even if this apartment wasn’t very, very luxurious, its location alone would grant it a place on this list. With some of the finest views of the Trevi Fountain in all of Rome, it’s a phenomenal base from which to explore the city. And it is, of course, also rather spectacularly fancy. With chandelier bling and an all-white finish, this one’s a doozy.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps four guests. 
The mood? Modern, elegant, understated. 
Location perks? In addition to being moments away from the fountain, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining-out options. Pizza in Trevi is certainly worth a slice. 
Budget range? You might have to scoop up a few of those coins to foot this luxury bill. 

Large apartment with private garden
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4. Large apartment with private garden

Looking for something special, to share with a large group of friends? Simply stepping into the entrance hall here will make you feel like a bona fide member of Italian nobility. It’s a very grand, pretty apartment block with a sweet, private garden to boot. Plus, an extra folder bed can be added on request and it's only a three-minute walk from Metro A or 15-20 minute walk to the Vatican and San Peter, so you’re right in the heart of it all.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps eight guests. 
The mood? Traditional and elegant. 
Location perks? This 'little pocket of paradise' is nestled in a quiet residential area, offering you the perfect place to recharge, only being 
a three-minute walk from the Metro. 
Budget range? A super affordable rental for a few nights. 

The cute apartment in Monti overlooking the Colosseum
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5. The cute apartment in Monti overlooking the Colosseum

Let's not beat about the bush. You're renting this modest one-bed for one reason and one reason only: that view. Actually, that's not strictly true. It's within walking distance of all the must-sees of ancient Rome, this place – in an 18th-century building no less – is a real hidden gem. But nothing quite tops that breathtaking sight of the Colosseum you'll wake up to every morning. Wow.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests. 
The mood? Living like an aristocrat. 
Location perks? How does being immersed in Roman history sound? Well, this palace apartment sits between Via dei Fori Imperiali and Trajan's Forum. Pretty neat. 
Budget range? Moderately priced for such a spectacular location. 

The stylish apartment by Trinità dei Monti
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6. The stylish apartment by Trinità dei Monti

A beautifully decorated apartment close to the Spanish Steps, Trinità dei Monti and right in the heart of one of Rome’s most popular tourist areas. It’s spacious, with two beds and two baths, and is on a pedestrian-only street on the second floor of a historic 19th-century building.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests.
The mood? Cosy, oriental, chic.  
Location perks? This stunning 19th-century build lives between Via Borgogona and Via dei Condottii – great for perusing around the high-end shops. 
Budget range? Pricy, but nothing that truffle pasta can't fix. 

The four-bedroom apartment on Piazza di Spagna
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7. The four-bedroom apartment on Piazza di Spagna

Six floors up, spacious, chic, a bit glitzy – with its airy, white and cream exterior and artworks and prints across the walls, this is a very good-looking apartment indeed. It’s also great for large groups: it can host up to 10 guests if you and a bunch of pals have a city break in Rome planned. The location’s a good one too, with the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain just a gentle wander away.

The sweet cottage in Trastevere
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8. The sweet cottage in Trastevere

A stones-throw from Santa Maria in Trastevere, this cute-as-a-button cottage is perfect for two but can easily fit four. It’s one of this list’s more affordable options – but it’s also one of its most charming. Its antique furniture and rustic bookcases give it a home-away-from-home kind of vibe.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps three guests. 
The mood? Cobblestone charmer. 
Location perks? Access to a beautiful private courtyard with a charming street view – ideal for a spot of sun lounging. 
Budget range? A luxury family escape. 

The luxury penthouse in Piazza di Spagna
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9. The luxury penthouse in Piazza di Spagna

Stepping off a cobbled street in Piazza di Spagna leads you up to this contemporary cool penthouse. It certainly ain't cheap, but it does sleep up to six, so consider splitting a slice of luxury between friends. The heated roof terrace alone is worth it, offering sweeping views of the city, including the ornate facade of Santa Chiara church. And when you tire of that (as if), you can relax in the chromotherapy shower or jacuzzi in the main bathroom.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps six guests. 
The mood? Dolce vita. 
Location perks? Walking distance from Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and much more. 
Budget range? A luxury price tag. 

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