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15 Best Airbnbs & Apartment Rentals in Rome, Italy (2022)

Are you looking for the best Airbnbs and holiday apartment rentals in Rome? You just found them!

The Eternal City attracts thousands of travellers each day, so it’s only normal that it boasts a huge supply of airbnbs, serviced apartments and vacation homes.

I know that can make choosing the right Rome airbnb for you daunting. However, no need to worry, as I’ve done the heavy research for you.

I’m originally from Milan, but spent a few months living in Rome, changing airbnbs every time. I know my fair deal about choosing where to stay in Rome, especially when it comes to apartments.

In this article I have listed some of the best airbnbs and apartments in Rome for every budget. I included apartments that are unique and interesting in some way.

Apartments that aren’t just a place to sleep at the end of the day, but an experience in and of themselves. I hope you will find it useful in finding the perfect Rome airbnb for your trip!

The beautiful facade of the Trevi fountain in Rome

The beautiful facade of the Trevi fountain in Rome

Luxury Apartments and Airbnbs in Rome

Desiderata

Main pros of Desiderata:

  • Complimentary wine and fruit basket on arrival
  • Maid service available
  • Unique historical stay

As far as luxurious holiday apartments in Rome go, this one is certainly a showstopper.

It may not be to everyone’s tastes, but if you want a chance to live in a space that feels like it may have been inhabited the same way since the Renaissance, then this is the place for you. 

Enormous oil paintings hang over stone fireplaces; plush antique sofas sit on polished parquet floors; and there are even secret doorways and passageways to discover.

You won’t need to pay to go to any of Rome’s palazzi when you’re actually staying in one! Namely, this is the 16th-century Palazzo Ruspoli – owned since the 1700s to this day by the Ruspoli family.

Check out prices and availability at Desiderata in Rome here!

The lounge of Desiderata apartment in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The lounge of Desiderata apartment in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The main bedroom at Desiderata apartment in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The main bedroom at Desiderata apartment in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The dining and sitting room at Desiderata apartment in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The dining and sitting room at Desiderata apartment in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The Emmanuel

Main selling points of this luxury Rome Airbnb:

  • Totally beautiful 
  • Luxury bedding
  • Huge property, perfect for big groups

Apartment rentals in Rome, Italy, don’t get much more luxurious than this stunning option.

Tucked away from the tourist crowds in the city’s Castro Pretorio district, the quiet residential setting means you’ll get the chance to relax – ideal after spending a busy day exploring the city.

This breath-taking property is enormous: it boasts five bedrooms, three bathrooms and enough room for 10 people to sleep (ideal for a special family or friends’ trip away).

Throughout it has been tastefully decorated with meaningful antique pieces and oil paintings, perfectly matching the period features of the apartment.

Don’t miss out, book your stay at The Emmanuel here!

The main bedroom at The Emmanuel in Rome, Italy

The main bedroom at The Emmanuel in Rome, Italy – Photo by Plum Guide

The dining room at The Emmanuel in Rome, Italy - Photo by Plum Guide

The dining room at The Emmanuel in Rome, Italy – Photo by Plum Guide

Giallo Colosseo

Highlights of staying at Giallo Colosseo:

  • VIP services offered (babysitting, etc.)
  • Cool fireplace
  • Vintage furnishing and chic interior decor

Giallo Colosseo is one of the best places to stay near the Colosseum. The view of the Colosseum on offer from this apartment is simply stunning, and very few properties in Rome can compete with it.

The Colosseum view from the window of Giallo Colosseo in Rome, Italy

The Colosseum view from the window of Giallo Colosseo in Rome – photo by Plum Guide

In fact, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your bed to see this amazing spectacle! You can be sat in bed, or watching tv on the couch, or having breakfast in the dining area, with the Colosseum just outside the window.

In terms of aesthetics, the interiors of the apartment itself have a touch of ‘70s chic about them, with vintage furnishings and marble columns adding to the overall.

Other perks of this stylish apartment include the location, with public transport links quite literally on the doorstep.

Don’t miss out, book your stay at Giallo Colosseo here!

The lounge with Colosseum view of Giallo Colosseo in Rome, Italy

The lounge with Colosseum view of Giallo Colosseo in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The bedroom with Colosseum view of Giallo Colosseo in Rome, Italy

The bedroom with Colosseum view of Giallo Colosseo – photo by Plum Guide

Opera Glass

Main selling points of Opera Glass:

  • Luxury everything
  • Awesome spacious terrace
  • Private chef available

If you’re on the search for a serviced apartment in Rome with a real wow factor, then you should definitely take a moment to check this place out.

This palatial apartment features marble columns, carved wooden doorways, parquet floors, colourful ceiling frescoes and stained-glass windows.

The stunning outdoor terrace of Outdoor Glass in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The stunning outdoor terrace of Opera Glass in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The lounge of Opera Glass in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The lounge of Opera Glass in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

Everywhere you turn, there’s something else to be amazed by. There’s elegance around every corner.

Not only that, but this apartment also comes with a list of perks and top amenities to indulge in during your stay. These include a private chef, 24-hour concierge and housekeeping.

There’s all that, plus you’ll have the most stunning of outdoor terraces at your disposal if you choose to stay here.

Imagine visiting Rome in spring, and sitting on your outdoor terrace as a private chef brings over a delicious Roman carbonara. It’s not exactly cheap, but it would make for a truly memorable stay.

Don’t miss out, click here to book your stay at Opera Glass!

The main bedroom of Opera Glass in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The main bedroom of Opera Glass in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

One of the bathrooms of Opera Glass in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

One of the bathrooms of Opera Glass in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

L’Anfiteatro

Key things to know about L’Anfiteatro:

  • Maybe the best view of the Colosseum!
  • Luxury bedding for guests
  • Big apartment for families and groups of friends

I know I’ve already said this about Giallo Colosseo, but this apartment gives even the best hotels near the Colosseum in Rome a run for their money.

Just take a look at the utterly incredible views of the ancient landmark you can get right from the windows here. You can literally see it from your bed, as well as from almost every room in the apartment.

But the perks of this place don’t stop at the views. The location is also great, with the Roman Forum, Arch of Constantine, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon all within easy walking distance.

There’s also a metro stop just outside the building itself, which makes exploring even more convenient. The large apartment is ideal for a group, with enough room to sleep up to eight people across three bedrooms.

Check out prices and availability at L’Anfiteatro, Rome, here!

The bedroom with Colosseum view of L'Anfiteatro in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The bedroom with Colosseum view of L’Anfiteatro in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The Colosseum & Roman Forum view from L'Anfiteatro - photo by Plum Guide

The Colosseum & Roman Forum view from L’Anfiteatro – photo by Plum Guide

Mid-range Airbnbs and Apartments in Rome

Sonder at Piazza Navona

Highlights of Sonder at Piazza Navona:

  • Elevator access
  • Air conditioning
  • Friendly host that you can count on 24/7
  • Central location close to all the attractions in Rome

It’s sometimes easy to overlook the host of an apartment in Rome, but this one has a super professional host who’ll really help your trip run smoothly.

Sonder manage loads of apartments all over Rome, and have a whole team ready to respond to any of your queries, and at any time of day. I stayed at a Sonder apartment when I was living in Rome, and found them super helpful.

Exploring Piazza Navona in Rome

Exploring Piazza Navona in Rome

While the helpful host is a bonus, the decor of the apartments is also a great selling point. Apartments on offer here are minimalist and chic; decor includes Scandinavian style furnishings, wood flooring and modern artwork.

These spacious apartments (enough room to sleep six people!) also happen to be centrally located.

You’ll find a whole bunch of attractions on the doorstep, including Piazza Navona, Largo di Torre Argentina and the Pantheon. Each of the apartments is well equipped with a full kitchen, dining area and lounge. 

The central location will make it easy for you to explore all of the iconic, picture perfect spots in Rome. You can tick off all the beautiful sights from your Italy bucket list, without wasting hours travelling across the city.

Click here to book your stay at Sonder at Piazza Navona!

The Colosseum in Rome at sunset

Sunset over the rooftops of Rome from Up Sunset Bar

Sunset over the rooftops of Rome from Up Sunset Bar

Aspects

Key selling points of Aspects:

  • Rain shower
  • Spacious rooftop terrace with amazing views
  • Simple and elegant design

This charming apartment in Rome is pretty throughout, but it’s the large roof terrace here that really steals the show.

Here on the terracotta tiled floors, you can sip your morning coffee while enjoying the view over Rome’s rooftops, planning your day of exploration ahead.

The apartment itself has been designed with cool, contemporary style in mind – it’s simple, but elegant.

There’s enough room here to sleep four people, but with only one bedroom, so the other two guests will have to sleep on the sofa bed in the living room. It’s best suited for families, as opposed to groups of friends.

In terms of location, you’ll find this right in the middle of the exciting Trastevere district, close to a whole lot of wining and dining options. If you plan on exploring Rome by night and the Roman food scene, this area is perfect.

Check out prices and availabilities at Aspects in Rome here!

View over the rooftops of Rome from Aspects apartment - photo by Plum Guide

View over the rooftops of Rome from Aspects apartment – photo by Plum Guide

The main bedroom at Aspects apartment - photo by Plum Guide

The main bedroom at Aspects apartment – photo by Plum Guide

The outdoors terrace at Aspects apartment - photo by Plum Guide

The outdoors terrace at Aspects apartment – photo by Plum Guide

When in Roma

Pros of staying at When in Roma:

  • Fantastic location
  • Two bathrooms (better than one!)
  • Stylish, modern and fully equipped apartment

Situated in the heart of Rome’s Centro Storico, with a metro station a hop, skip and a jump away, locations don’t get much more convenient than this one.

And with the apartment itself being a stylish, modern affair that makes full use of its period features, while adding some modern touches, it’s an ideal place to base yourself in the Eternal City.

It’s not a huge apartment, but it does have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, so there’s room for a small group of friends or family to enjoy a trip together.

There’s also a well-equipped kitchen to use so you can fix yourself a coffee and something to snack on in the morning. For exploring the city, Barberini metro station is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Click here to book your stay at When in Roma!

The lounge area at When In Rome - photo by Plum Guide

The lounge area at When In Rome – photo by Plum Guide

The bedroom at When In Rome - photo by Plum Guide

The bedroom at When In Rome – photo by Plum Guide

Navona Grand Suite

Pros of staying at Navona Grand Suite:

  • Situated in the historic Palazzo Scappucci
  • Lift access
  • Beautiful historical decor
  • Gorgeous views over Rome landmarks

This beautiful property is situated in Rome’s Spagna district; this puts it super close to attractions like Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’Angelo.

The property itself (a real-life palace, no less!) actually provides a selection of different guest apartments to suit individual travel types and needs.

Exploring the Pantheon in Rome

Exploring the Pantheon in Rome

Each of the apartments, however, is a world of their own. They come decorated in a rich collection of fabrics, antique furnishings, tiled floors and period features.

Walls are adorned with gilded mirrors and oil paintings. All apartments have their own kitchen and dining area to use, while some apartments even have views of famous city landmarks and their own patio area.

I find it’s especially worth investing in a fancier stay in if you’re visiting Italy and Rome in winter.

Since the weather probably won’t be amazing, and you might end up spending longer at home, you want the place you stay in to be an experience in and of itself!

Click here to see prices and availability at Navona Grand Suite!

Watching the sunset over the Vatican and Ponte Sant'Angelo from Ponte Umberto in Rome

Watching the sunset over the Vatican and Ponte Sant’Angelo from Ponte Umberto in Rome

Light Nimbus

Key selling points of this Rome Airbnb:

  • Stylish interior decor
  • View of the Altar of the Fatherland
  • Luxury toiletries on offer

Located in the heart of Rome, Light Nimbus is great options for those who want an experience that’s closer to that of staying in a hotel.

Even though it’s an apartment, each day here starts with breakfast delivered to your door, and a regular cleaning service, too. Similar to what you’d expect in a hotel, as opposed to an Airbnb. 

The apartment has been beautifully decorated with calm colours that make it feel like a high-end home away from home. One of the best things is the balcony, overlooking a busy, historic street, which is perfect for people-watching.

From here you can also see the Altar of the Fatherland! It’s one of the best places to stay near the Pantheon, and with its central location you can easily get everywhere in Rome.

Click here to see prices and availability at Light Nimbus!

The balcony and view of the Altar of the Fatherland from Light Nimbus in Rome, Italy

The balcony and view of the Altar of the Fatherland from Light Nimbus in Rome, Italy

The lounge of Light Nimbus in Rome, Italy

The lounge of Light Nimbus in Rome, Italy

Budget Airbnbs and Apartments in Rome

La Giungla

Key selling points of this budget Rome airbnb:

  • Air-conditioning (very much needed in summer)
  • Elevator access
  • Central location close to all the main sights in Rome
  • Eye-catching and stylish decor

Travelling on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to forgo style – and that’s exactly what this chic apartment in Rome shows.

Decorated with eye-catching, carefully curated decor, here you’ll be able to enjoy your stay in this apartment, complete with velvet dining chairs, tropical leaf-patterned wallpaper and tiled flooring. 

The lounge area of La Giungla airbnb in Rome, Italy

The lounge area of La Giungla airbnb in Rome, Italy

It isn’t huge (a lot of apartments for rent in Rome aren’t), but it still sleeps up to three people and comes with its own modern bathroom. The large windows let plenty of light in, too.

You’ll find it in the neighbourhood of Monti, with plenty of locally run trattorias, wine bars and restaurants on the doorstep.

Monti is one of the best areas to stay in Rome, especially if you only have two days in Rome or less, as it’s close to all the main attractions of the Eternal City.

From Monti you can easily walk to the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Roman Forum.

Click here to book your stay at La Giungla in Rome!

The main bedroom of La Giungla airbnb in Rome, Italy

The main bedroom of La Giungla airbnb in Rome, Italy

Network Reach

Pros of this affordable apartment rental in Rome:

  • Washing machine (handy!)
  • Outdoors seating – perfect if you’re visiting Rome in summer!
  • Located in a lively student area of Rome

This is a modern apartment situated super close to Sapienza University. I spent a month living here when I was living in Rome, and loved my time there.

The lounge and kitchen area of The Network in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The lounge and kitchen area of The Network in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The location itself means that some of Rome’s most iconic attractions are a quick trip on the metro, and the surrounding neighbourhood is bustling with student life and a whole host of eateries to sample.

The transit hub of Termini is right nearby. The apartment itself has been recently redecorated and features bold, geometric paintwork, fun pieces of art and minimalist mid-century furniture.

It’s not super fancy, but it’s fully equipped, clean and features a nice outdoors area to hang out in, too.

It’s perfect for groups of friends or young travellers, who besides seeing the iconic sights of Rome, want to make the most also of the Rome nightlife.

Check out prices and availability at Network Reach in Rome!

The outdoors area of The Network in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The outdoors area of The Network in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The bedroom at The Network in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The bedroom at The Network in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

Unicorn’s Mane

Highlights of this budget airbnb in Rome:

  • Welcome hamper
  • Rain shower
  • Unique and stylish decor

Complete with an eclectic, vintage feel, this has got to be among the most stylish holiday apartments in Rome.

You’ll find it tucked away on a quiet street in Laterano, making it the perfect place to return after a busy day of exploring the city.

Sights are very close by: from here it’s only a 10-minute stroll to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, with a metro stop just close by, too.

The apartment itself, like I mentioned, is glamourous and chintzy, complete with velvet throws, leopard print chairs and gold mirrors.

There’s also historic details going on here as well, with wood beamed ceilings, large windows and archways.

Click here to book your stay at Unicorn’s Mane!

The bedroom at Unicorn's Made in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The bedroom at Unicorn’s Made in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

The lounge and kitchen area at Unicorn's Made in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

The lounge and kitchen area at Unicorn’s Made in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

hu Roma Camping In Town

Things to know about this Rome accommodation option:

  • Communal swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Located outside central Rome

Not all apartments in Rome are super central. In fact, this one is a little bit out of town, but that’s part of the attraction. It’s actually situated in a holiday park, with all the natural surroundings that come with it.

And you won’t be isolated, either: it’s just a quick bus ride from here to the metro station, from where you can zip right into the heart of the city.

Wandering along the cute cobbled streets of Rome, Italy

The apartment itself is modern, clean and spacious, as well as featuring an outdoor seating area (it’s actually more of a bungalow). Up to three adults can sleep here.

In terms of amenities, since it’s a holiday park, there are loads: there’s a swimming pool, a bar, restaurants, among other things. It’s not the typical rental apartment in Rome, but it definitely offers a unique experience.

It’s ideal especially if you’re visiting Rome as part of a longer Italy itinerary, and want to stay somewhere quieter and greener, away from the hustle and bustle of city life in central Rome.

Especially if you’re visiting Italy in summer, it will be nice to return to your bungalow at the end of the day, go for a dip in the pool and enjoy the green surroundings, instead of finding yourself in a tiny Rome apartment.

Click here to see prices and availability at hu Roma Camping in Town!

Chilling by the Colosseum in Rome

Chilling by the Colosseum in Rome

Tardis By the Tiber

Key things to know about this affordable apartment in Rome:

  • Elevator access
  • Air conditioning/central heating
  • Incredible views

Mixing high-end modern minimalism and rustic Roman architecture (high ceilings, large windows, wood beams, etc.), this affordable property is a masterclass in simple design.

Situated between the River Tiber and Piazza del Popolo, this contemporary apartment boasts some great views out across the city from its enormous windows.

There isn’t much here in terms of amenities, but instead of that you’ll find some clever design features, including a well secluded kitchen and a very polished, stylish and well-appointed bathroom.

It sleeps up to four people, while the location puts you just a short walk from Flaimino metro station.

Regardless of where else your Italy itinerary takes you, staying at Tardis By the Tiber is guaranteed to make your stay in Rome special.

Click here to book your stay at Tardis By the Tiber in Rome!

Tardis by the Tiber in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

Tardis by the Tiber in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

Tardis by the Tiber in Rome, Italy - photo by Plum Guide

Tardis by the Tiber in Rome, Italy – photo by Plum Guide

Final thoughts on the best rental apartments in Rome

There you have it, the ultimate compilation of the best airbnbs and holiday apartment rentals in Rome! Have you visited Rome before? How did you find it? Let me know in the comments below!

I had the pleasure of living in Rome for a few months, and I have to say that it’s impossible to resist the charm of the Eternal City. Exploring the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by ancient history and iconic architecture on every side is a magical experience.

It’s only natural that you want to experience it like a local, staying in a beautiful Rome apartment as opposed to a generic hotel. Rome is obviously full of gorgeous holiday apartments and airbnbs, and choosing one isn’t easy.

In this guide Rome airbnb guide I tried to include all of the most unique, intriguing or special places to stay. I wanted to include places that aren’t just simple apartments, but also a Roman experience in and of themselves.

I hope you have found it useful in planning where to stay in Rome, and that it will help you find the perfect airbnb in Rome for you! If you have any questions, just let me know in the comments below.

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