Stylish, refurbished apartment just 300 metres away from Trastevere Avenue, in the heart of Rome. Extremely comfortable and peaceful. Excellently connected to all parts of the city. All amenities and conveniences included (LCD TV set, DVD reader, a/c electric rolling shutters, steam iron, hair dryer and a very well-equipped kitchen: microwave oven, washing machine, bread toaster, oven, American coffee machine, fridge freezer, etc.).
Excellent public transport connections: from Fiumicino Airport take the train (26 minutes) to Trastevere Railway Station and then a 3 minute-walk will lead you to the apartment. From the bus stop situated in front of the building it only takes a 5 minute bus ride to reach the centre of Rome (Piazza Venezia). From Trastevere Railway Station it takes 10 minutes by train to get to the Saint Peter’s Station.
The famous Porta Portese market (open every Sunday morning) is located within 2 minutes walking distance from the apartment.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$14 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$596 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1702 /month|
Luca's apartment was a home away from home in Rome. It is only a hop skip and jump from the Trastevere station (not to be confused with the tram stop, like we did!) The house is equipped with more gadgets and stuff than you will ever need during your stay. The beds were comfy, the bathroom clean with good running hot water and we even watched some movies before bed that were recorded on his tv player. While we did not get to meet Luca unfortunately, his friend Kitty was there to meet us and show us the house, and it was very easy to contact Luca for any doubts. We are very happy for him, and wish him the best for his new life and the future. =)
The pictures look greater than the place actually is. This is very basic one room flat with ok bed! I guess this seem to be the standards for AIRbnb in Rome. In comparison with other cities that I have been to, in Rome one pays more from what one gets. Anyway I was well received by the host upon my arrival but very surprised with the standard. On my last day I got a message from the host warning me that there would be a shortage of water and that I should fill up water in the buckets in order to have water the following day. Luckily the next day was my check out day, thank god!!! This flat is located in the trastevere area but not exactly at the attractive friendly trastevere area, this is just a residential area within trastevere area, note that trastevere is a huge area within Rome. After walking 10 min to the station then you need to take a tram or bus and get off about 4 to 5 stops but walking is about 30 to 40 min I guess. If I knew I would rather pay more to have more pleasant time, ultimately for me that is what is all about, comfort. If you are on business I would not recommend but if you a student or regular tourist and looking for a cheaper option to crash then there it go. Great WIFI connection. Note that TV is only italian, well we are in Italy everything is dubbed on TV. Otherwise relatively good.
A few comments:
1) The pictures reflect perfectly the reality of the things. Everything you see in the pictures is to be found in the apartment.
2). What exactly does "very basic one room flat" mean? Actually the apartment has all the amenities one needs: electric rollers, washing machine, microwaves, A/C, oven, Internet wi-fi, kettle, coffee machine, etc.
3). It is normal to have Italian speaking channels in Rome; however, there is the possibility to watch films in their original language.
4). Regarding the transportation, there are excellent transport links to the center of Rome (buses (phone number hidden)) that take in less than 10 minutes to Piazza Venezia. It's not necessary to walk to Trastevere station as the bus stop is just in front of the building where the apartment is located. Obviously one may also take the tram after a 5 minute-walk. It's a matter of personal choice.
5), Regarding the water shortage, in a big city fixing things in the neighborhood may happen. The shortage took from 9 am to 16 pm, so I warned the guest in advance, as the announcement posted on the front door was in Italian.
6). The apartment has been conceived for families, couples or groups of friends, not for businessmen. Obviously the latter ones don't need to look for so economic accommodation solutions.
We had a great time staying at Lucas home. The layout is very creative and makes great use of the space. There was plenty of room for our family of 4. We had everything we needed. It was located close to the trains and buses and the supermarket was at the backdoor. Luca met us at the apartment on the first day. Id recommend this home to others. Thanks Luca