About this listing
Very small but well taken care of, a cozy budget home in a "young & artsy" fairly central neighborhood
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!
PLEASE NOTE: this is a NON SMOKING accomodation.
Pigneto is *the* up and coming, artsy and young neighborhood in Rome. It's also multi-ethnical. Lots of bars, restaurants etc, NOT on the quiet side.
Metro, Tramway, City-train and busses all within easy walking distance (less than 5 minutes). Termini Train station is about 20 minutes by bus, Colosseum 30 minutes by bus. Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Trastevere etc is about 35-40 minutes by bus, by direct bus (no need to change busses etc.)
I will accommodate late or early check-ins whenever possible. For check ins after 8 pm, I might need to ask you for a fee of 15 Euros in case I can't wait for you myself. Midnight- 2 am is 30 Euros, after that it's 40 Euros.
In the winter-months, heating is 7 Euros per day if you wish to use it.
Other than that-- nothing in particular-- please treat my home as you would your own: with respect and care.