Tiny but Special Studio apartment!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Campobasso, Rome, Lazio 00176, Italy
Your host, Laura
51 Reviews
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The Space

My tiny studio is a colorful and well maintained little home: It's about 18 square meters in size, in an interesting, up-and-coming neighborhood just north of Rome's main train station (about 15 minutes by bus or tram, very well connected and easy to get to and from). The neighborhood is ethically mixed, with a young and artsy feel, and lots of interesting restaurants, bars, little galleries and so on. In the mornings there's a farmer's market just around the corner on a sunny square.
The neighborhood is an area of Rome little known to tourists but definitely worth exploring, especially if you are coming to Rome to live the city. Young and young at heart, open minded people will probably enjoy it the most.

The studio itself is small but functional and has been completely made-over with custom made furniture and ecological materials. There's all you'll need for a short stay in Rome-- a well equipped kitchen, books, great wifi connection..
If you need a bit more space, there's the building's shared terrace that you're welcome to use.

Note: The apartments' windows are located don street level and the studio is partially below street level. It's not quiet as you will hear the people in the streets walk by and chat. but it's not a through street so no traffic noise.

The good: A cheerful and colorful little place, with a new but warm feel, however small, but with space to unpack for a few days, situated in a small and intimate historic apartment building. Perfect for a person traveling alone, a couple, two close friends or even a family with one little child. Very close to public transportation: a direct bus will take you to the city center in 30 min.
(Busses to go to the city center: 810 or 81 will take you directly to Piazza Venezia --and go by the coliseum, fori Imperiali etc--) The closest metro stations are Tuscolana, S.Giovanni and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Nightbus N18 and N12 stops are also around the corner.

There's a farmer's market Mon-Sat right juts down the street, also lots of supermarkets, corner-shops, wine-bars and restaurants/Bistrots nearby.

The negative: Rather noisy (the two windows are on street level--it is a closed street, but pedestrians pass and chat so you get "people's noise", not traffic noise!) no bathroom door (just a curtain to divide environments), warm water only for quick showers (even several one after the other, but no half-hour showers possible..) Small!

Overall: it is a special place, which will reward, rather than punish, the budget traveler...

I do have Wifi-internet, any other question or doubts, just email me, I'll be happy to help!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $448 /week
Monthly Price: $1121 /month
Cleaning Fee: $21
Cancellation: Strict
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  • Лаура - прекрасная хозяйка и отличный человек! В Риме остановились вдвоем с подругой с 22 по 30 апреля, прилетели рано утром и улетели поздно вечером - никаких нареканий по поводу заселения - выселения не было. В это время в квартире по ночам было прохладно, но пара одеял - и все становилось прекрасно :) Когда только приехали, Лаура была уже на месте и заканчивала уборку. Нам она предоставила исчерпывающую инструкцию по эксплуатации квартиры, все было просто и понятно! И, хоть она сказала, что бывают перебои с электроэнергией, ни разу ничего такого не было. Часто отключался вай-фай, но в это время на улице как раз шли строительные работы. Когда они прекращались, интернет работал исправно. Район вообще нетуристический! Очень много мигрантов из Африки. По вечерам все бегают по улицам и предлагают травку чуть ли не задаром. При этом полицию не видели ни разу. Короче, население довольно дружелюбное. Утром работает рынок, где можно купить свежайшую моцареллу за 3 евро, артишоки, баклажаны, клубнику - много всего. Ближе к ночи, часов в 9, рынок исчезает, и на его месте появляются летние кафе. Есть потрясное кафе, где работает русская девушка, и цены там невысокие (забыла название, но помню, что на двери наклейка TripAdvisor). Атмосфера вечером просто удивительная, словами не передать :) наверху дома есть летняя веранда, где можно сушить вещи, или просто наслаждаться закатом, созерцая узкие улочки района Пиньето. До центра добираться удобно - автобус 105 до Термини; оттуда мы пешком дошли до всех достопримечательностей в течение нашего отдыха. Около вокзала орудует много воров и мошенников - нас, например, ограбили, так что будьте осторожны, особенно на маршруте 105, потому что на нем постоянно толкотня, в автобусе редко бывает где яблоку упасть :) ну, а в целом, отдых удался! И квартира замечательная. Правда, есть одно "но" - квартирка очень небольшая, более чем двоим там будет тесно! Всем хорошего отдыха! P.S. Для активных пользователей Foursquare мы создали локацию Our Pigneto Place, чекиньтесь там! // For active Foursquare users we made location Our Pigneto Place, please check-in there if you'll stay at Laura's nice place! Ciao Laura, thanks for all your friendship and hospitality! Greetings to your little princess

    May 2014
  • laura is very nice, the place is very cozy. Loved it.

    April 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed in Laura's apartment for 22 days and we had a wonderful time. The place just felt like home rightaway. We stayed a long time and the fact that the place was so small was a huge help in keeping the place tidy and nice, like you would treat your home.

    We had everything we needed really close, supermarkets, drug stores, restaurants, and a metro station at a walking distance. We cooked a lot (mainly a LOT of pasta) and Laura's kitchen was well equipped with everything we could need.

    The wifi connection was a little bit unstable but Laura was so nice and offered to bring us a router but we didn't minded that.

    The place is very noisy with people coming and going at night and early in the morning, but we didn't really minded that either.

    Overall, the place has a great vibe, feels cozy and homy, and we loved the tiny space's efficency. It is truly a tiny but very special apartment.

    We didn't get to meet Laura but she always answered our emails and arranged a cab to drop us at the airport.

    We also loved that Laura was a very attentive host but she wouldn't impose, barge in or drop by unannounced.

    We would love to go back!

    March 2014
  • Very Nice place!!we've loved!!

    March 2014
  • Cute & small flat in Pigneto, ideal for the two of us. Not far from the next bus stop. Laura organized everything very good, her neighbor was there, so everything was fine. Recommandations!

    October 2013
  • Everything was well organised. Our late arrival wasn't a problem. Though Laura wasn't there her neighbour let us in. The apartments surrounding were pretty lively and it was a great way of spending the evenings away from the touristy city centre. The apartment itself, is tiny as described and bigger people than us would probably feel uncomfortable especially on the toilet.
    Thanks Laura

    September 2013
  • We had a great time exploring Rome and staying at Laura's little place. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We got to cook a lot and the bed is very comfy! Definitely out of the heart of the city though, so if you don't have a car it might be difficult ( we had bikes). Rome is a beautiful city, amazing things to see around every corner!

    August 2013
  • We spent a very peaceful week in Laura's apartment.
    At first sight, the place is small but with a lot of charm.
    Big enough for one week:
    The bed is comfortable, small bathroom with towels high wifi device, kitchenette, and even a welcoming wine bottle.
    Pigneto district is lively with many bars and restaurants (try "Primo", "Fanfulla", "Mimi & Cocozza") on the pedonale; supermarkets, night shops, pharmacy are around.
    To join Roma centre, Bus 105 goes to Termini very quickly, Bus 108 and 81 towards Venezia Place. Good news: A metro station should be around Pigneto in 2014.
    Last words on Laura: Even if she wasn't here, she was very reactive to keep in touch and bring some infos.

    August 2013
  • Thank you, Laura) It's been such a pleasure to stay in your apartment. It was so beautiful and perfect size for 2 people. We had everything we need- all suppliers for cooking (there was an absolutely adorable tiny local market right outside the corner and we cooked every morning). I definetly recommend this place if you want to observe local life and get rid from the touristic crowd. Hope to come back one day)

    July 2013
  • My partner and I stayed in Laura's apartment in Pigneto for 8 amazing days. Even though it is small the apartment is perfect and has everything you need - a comfortable bed, stocked kitchen, private bathroom, kitchen table and space for your stuff. It is close to a lot of really great bars and food places, and because it is just out of the centre everything was very affordable (especially the wine!). The supermarket Tuodi is within walking distance to get your groceries, which is super convenient. Also the apartment is close to the buses so transport wasn't a problem. Pigneto itself is an awesome area, really lively, cool and artsy, but not pretentious. Although we wanted to see the touristy things we also wanted to experience a more authentic side of Rome, and this was the perfect place for that. To top it off, Laura was lovely, easy to communicate with and very helpful, offering suggestions of places to go and things to see in the area. If you're planning a trip to Rome
    and you're looking for something special, I absolutely recommend Laura's apartment.

    July 2013
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