The Beehive Hostel Rome
Welcome to The Beehive
We're Linda & Steve and we moved to Rome in 1999 with 2 cats and a Swiss Army knife to start our hostel, The Beehive. We have room types to fit a variety of travel styles and budgets: from dormitory rooms to private rooms with shared or private bathroom. Other areas include our courtyard garden where our guests can relax and where we host many events, a small vegetarian cafe where we serve breakfast daily as well as weekly family-style dinners and cooking classes, and a cozy lounge for reading and socializing.
The Hive - not a party hostel
We have both mixed gender dorm rooms and female only dorm rooms. We provide a small towel for use during your stay by request. Beds are made up for your arrival. Bathrooms are all shared. All beds have personal reading lights and outlets with USB ports. Guests each get a small individual locker with a key for small valuables.
Comfort & Style on a budget
The Beehive Hostel, The Beehive Upstairs and The Beehive Sweets are our three different room types. All rooms have safes for valuables and depending on the room type there are either ceiling fans or AC, shared or ensuite bathrooms or sink in the room, and can be made up as double beds or with 2 singles depending on the room type. The Beehive Hostel and The Beehive Upstairs rooms are simple, bright, colorful and cheery with artistic and personal touches. All guests in these room types have access to a communal fridge or mini-fridge depending on the room type. The Beehive Sweets are our more hotel-like rooms with television, mini-fridge and kettle (tea and stocked fridge not provided). Towels and toiletries are provided in all room types. Please note that towels & linens are not changed daily.
Cafe & Kitchen
Organic, vegetarian breakfasts, family-style dinners, pasta making
The Beehive's small cafe is vegetarian and as organic as possible. We make our own homemade sourdough bread, bagels, pastries, and cakes and use organic, free trade coffee. No buffet here, food is prepped to order. The cafe is open to guests as well as the public. See the menu here. IMPORTANT: please note that we do not have full kitchen use for guests, but we do offer limited self-catering with a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, plates, glasses, and cutlery, but no stovetop cooking facilities. See "Events" below for cafe/kitchen events.
Not just a place to stay
While we're not a party hostel and don't have a bar, we focus more on good food, wine, and conversation. We have activities several times a week for our guests to socialize with each other, other travelers and Rome locals as well. It's up to you to decide how social (or not) you choose to be.
All of our personal suggestions of places to eat and things to see & do
A trip is only made great if you receive (and use) excellent advice and recommendations. Our app contains two decades worth of curated suggestions, compiled by our own experience of living in this city and of staying informed about what's new & relevant. We believe strongly in sharing our advice so whether you're here for 1 day or 1 week, we want you to eat well and experience the best of Rome. Download the app here
Ecological and ethical
The Beehive is also an extension of who we are.
As environmentalists, social justice activists and vegetarians, we don't just talk the talk but extend our beliefs into our business. We use eco-friendly cleaning products, recycle, use LED lighting, recycled toilet paper, hand towels & napkins, collect clothes and toiletries to donate to the local refugee center and much more. For podcasts and articles about us, click here.
Walks with Linda & Other Tours
What about a person instead of an app?
With 20+ years in hospitality, travel & tourism in Rome and Italy in general, Linda has a wealth of information she freely shares with guests at the front desk. For a more curated and personal experience, Linda is available for private walks, itinerary planning or for accompaniment for people wanting personal accompaniment getting from the airport into Rome by train. For more information & pricing, check out her page. If you want a more detailed historical tour, we work with several small group walking tour companies that we can recommend and which also give our guests a discount with a promo code. We also work with companies that offer everything from food to sketching to scooter tours. Send us an email for more information or check at reception during your stay.
What's it like?
Words can only say so much. Here's a look at The Beehive from the inside.
(We like to eat!)
Vegetarian Cafe & Kitchen
We offer organic, vegetarian breakfast daily from 7:30-10:30am. You won’t find instant coffee, watered down orange juice and bland white bread toast here. We host wine evenings, cooking classes and family style dinners. We have limited kitchen use for guests with refrigerator, kettle, microwave, and cutlery.
Adjacent to the café is The Beehive's small, homey lounge. Surrounded by photos of our daughters and our friends, it's a cozy place to relax, play the guitar or a board game, check e-mail, read or work on travel plans. Free internet on our guest iPad and free WiFi network.
Drinks from our café are available all day so head outside with a coffee or a glass of wine. Enjoy conversation in our green & peaceful garden or simply sit quietly underneath our banyan tree and experience a respite from the chaos of Rome.
We're just two blocks, about 5 minutes walk from Rome's central station (Roma Termini),
20 minute walk to the Colosseum or Trevi Fountain,
well connected by metro and bus to the entire city.
For printable directions, click here.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE PROCEEDING TO OUR BOOKING FORM: