Nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is one of Europe’s most enticing tourist destinations and also caters well for visitors seeking a more prolonged stay.
Whether you’re planning to stay in Rome for days, weeks or months, there’ll be an accommodation option that meets your needs. And one of the most popular options for those visiting for an extended length of time is an apartment rental that offers all the comforts of home but without any long-term tie-ins. We’ve picked out 4 of the best online resources for finding a short-term rental in Rome.
Booking.com are our favourite online resource for finding a furnished short-stay apartment in Rome for anything from a few days up to a few weeks. The platform has a globally renowned reputation and is known primarily as a hotel booking website, though they also have a substantial number of listed apartments. When we looked for daily or weekly rentals in Rome, almost 150 apartments were available, starting at €148 per night for a one-bed apartment near the Central Station. Booking.com also offer a Best Price Guarantee as well as a customer reviews section under each property so you can read about the experience of previous guests.
Established in 2013 with the aim of turning the old-fashioned rentals market upside down by getting rid of all the hassle and bureaucracy of renting., Uniplaces offers accommodation options for students, young professionals, digital nomads, travellers or families. Catering for anyone needing mid or long-term rentals, they have a wide range of properties for all budgets and preferences. When we searched for properties in Rome, we found around 230 apartments available, with prices starting at €400 for a cosy studio in the city’s Monte Mario neighbourhood. Booking is simple too, and for extra pieace of mind Uniplaces wait until 24 hours after you move-in to transfer your first month’s rent to the landlord, giving you time to confirm everything’s ok.
With over 900 Rome properties on its books, Spotahome has a fine selection of apartments for rent spread all the way across the city and even down the coast into the city suburbs. Monthly rates range from as little as €700 for a one-bedroom apartment in the Ostia neighbourhood up to €3,000 for a three-bed property, also in Ostia. It’s worth mentioning that these prices can drop by as much as 7% if the apartment is rented out for a period of 6 months. Like most short-term rental companies, Spotahome adds administration fees to the advertised price, so you should make sure you fully understand the extent of those costs before booking your rental.
This renowned local company offer carefully selected furnished apartments across the city, suitable for everybody from budget travellers to guests seeking a little more luxury. All of their apartments are in Rome’s historic centre in the neighbourhoods of Campo de Fiori, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, or Trastevere, saving you time and expense while sightseeing, as most places are walkable. When we conducted a search, we found 170 apartments available, starting at less than €100 per night for more basic properties and rising to several hundred euros for luxurious multi-bedroom apartments. They also offer other services such as car transfers, curated breakfast and dinner baskets delivered to your apartment, and regular special deals such as cheap last-minute packages and discounts for stays of 4 days or more.