Finding Accommodation, Flatsharing, Hostels in Rome


There are many accomodation options in Rome including an abundace of hotels and hostels. For longer duration of stay, most real estate agents are experienced in accomodating foreigners and non-residents. Alternatively, many Roman home owners offer room and board extending their hospitality for reasonable fees. Sublets and short and long term renting is possible without an intermediary agent.

The best time to find affordable accomodation for longer stays tends to occur around late August and early September, after the Christmas holidays and in the pre-summer months. While many study abroad students are arriving in Rome during these times, many are also leaving the city, consequently leaving behind an excess of vacancies in or near the historic center.


Not only is the practice of flatsharing affordable, practical and widespread in Rome, but it also allows for the added benefits of cultural and social involvement in the community. In Rome, it is common for people of all ages to flatshare. Though associated with students, nowadays many professionals choose this alternative form of accomodation.

For flatsharing, visit the Rome, Italy section on, where renters seek out flatmates, or sublet rooms. Live with Italians! Visit and pay a small fee for a week or more of access to hundreds of ads. EasyStanza tends to cater to students and offers many affordable solutions to accomodation in Rome.

Useful Vocabulary:

Compagno di casa/stanza - House/Roommate
Cauzione - Safety deposit
Arredato - Furnished
Monolocale - One-room apartment
Bilocale - Two-room apartment, generally meaning one room (of any type), and one bedroom.

Update 22/04/2008


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Housing search in Rome
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