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The 10 best Airbnbs in Rome

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

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.

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Best Airbnbs in Rome

The rustic studio in the centre of Rome
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1. 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.

The luxury loft in Trastevere
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2. The luxury loft in Trastevere

Located inside a historic building in Rome's Trastevere neighbourhood, this luxury Airbnb has so much to offer. Aside from the fact it's a mere few steps away from Santa Maria, this home is ideal for a couple's getaway. It features one double bedroom and two bathrooms, along with two single sofabeds – in case you decide to host – and a fully equipped kitchen. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a washing machine. In terms of decor, it's minimalist and clean – and the indoor-outdoor living room is the truly memorable piece of this stunning loft. 

The cute apartment in Monti overlooking the Colosseum
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3. 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.

The stylish apartment by Trinità dei Monti
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4. 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.

The sweet cottage in Trastevere
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5. 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.

The luxury penthouse in Piazza di Spagna
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6. 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 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.

The luxe apartment on Trevi Square
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7. 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.

Large apartment with private garden
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8. 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 Vatican and San Peter, so you’re right in the heart of it all.

The four-bedroom apartment on Piazza di Spagna
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9. 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 loft garden in San Lorenzo
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10. The loft garden in San Lorenzo

Converted from an old ceramics factory, this leafy two-bed property makes for a tranquil hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding university district of San Lorenzo. The decor is sleek and modern, while outdoors is a verdant private courtyard with a table and chairs – the perfect wine-sipping spot.

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