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 The Beehive, our hostel/hotel hybrid. The Beehive has dormitory rooms, "Classic" private rooms with shared bathrooms, "Sweets" private rooms with ensuite bath and AC, and an offsite annex - a small pensione with private rooms also with ensuite bath and AC. Other areas include our private courtyard garden where our guests can relax and where we host many events, a vegetarian cafe where we serve breakfast daily and serve up weekly family-style dinners as well as cooking classes, and a cozy lounge for reading and socialising.
The Hive - not a party hostel
We have one 8 bed, mixed gender dorm room and two female only 4 bed dorm rooms. Towel provided free by request. Bed made up for your arrival. Bathrooms are all shared. All beds have personal reading lights and outlets with USB ports. Guests each get an individual locker with a key for small valuables.
Comfort & Style on a budget
Classic, Sweets and Annex rooms are our three different room types. All rooms have safes for valuables and either ceiling fans or AC, private ensuite bathroom or sink in the room, and can be made up as double beds or singles depending on the room type. Rooms are simple, bright, colourful and cheery with artistic and personal touches. All guests have access to a communal fridge or mini-fridge depending on the room type. Towels and toiletries are provided. Please note that towels & linens are not changed daily.
Organic, vegetarian breakfasts and family style dinners
The Beehive cafe is vegetarian and mostly organic. We make our own homemade sourdough bread and cakes and use organic, free trade coffee. Food is prepped to order and we have a variety of options from muesli, cereal or pastries, to oatmeal, omelettes or tofu scramble. We have a few vegan options and can accommodate gluten free with advance notice. The cafe is open to guests as well as the public. See the menu here.
Not just a place to stay
Once a month we hold a popular monthly storytelling event in English. We have donation based, family style dinners twice a week and organize cooking classes. Yoga classes, massage and limited aesthetician services are available by request. We've hosted art and charity events, secondhand clothing markets, blogger meet-ups, tarot readings and much more. We're curious about people and their stories and inspired by the world around us. We want our guests to socialize, but we can't do it alone. It's up to you to decide how social (or not) you choose to be.
All 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 almost 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 homeless, support refugee initiatives and much more. For podcasts and articles about us, click here.
What's it like?
Words can only say so much. Here's a look at The Beehive from the inside.
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 homey lounge. Free internet on our guest iPad and free WiFi network make it a cozy place to relax, play our guitar or a board game, check e-mail, read or work on travel plans.
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 two blocks 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.