Casa di Accoglienza Paolo VI

Monastery in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Stay at this tranquil, palm-shaded convent and you're ideally placed to be first in the line at the Vatican Museums. The resident nuns keep everything ship-shape and the 30 small, sunny rooms are clean as a pin, if institutional in feel. No breakfast, but there's a fridge and microwave for guests to use plus a small rooftop terrace.