Category Archives: Budget

What is a hostel?

Whenever I say I own a hostel (ostello in Italian) it inevitably involves me explaining the concept to people who don’t know what a hostel is or who only view them in a less than positive light.  Unfortunately, the reputation and … Continue reading

9 November 2017

Gatsby Cafe at Pizza Vittorio

The fabulous folks at Gatsby cafe at Piazza Vittorio have an awesome space and are working with other local businesses to improve the image of the much maligned Esquilino neighborhood near Termini station. They took over a former cap shop which … Continue reading

My favorite sandwich shop near The Beehive

By Steve Brenner For your typical Italian, a sandwich looks something like this:  a dry roll (called a rosetta) with one thing in it – like mortadella. For variety, it might be prosciutto or salami instead of mortadella.  Maybe it … Continue reading

7 November 2014

To dorm or not to dorm – some Beehive tips

Back in 1999 when we started The Beehive, we were strictly a hostel with dormitory rooms and bunk beds.  Soon after, because of demand and our own desire to expand, we added private rooms.  In 2002 when we moved to … Continue reading

How to do nothing in Rome

Guest post & photos by Toni DeBella In my everyday life I am somewhat of an “over-planner”.  I like to know when and where I am going far in advance.  However, when it comes to spending an afternoon in Rome, … Continue reading

2 March 2012