While Esquilino and Castro Pretorio might not be the hippest or most attractive parts of town, they squirrel away some of Rome best budget accommodation: several excellent hostels are clustered a couple of blocks north of Stazione Termini and others are near Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.

Fashionable Monti, awash with appealing eateries, has a couple of lovely midrange addresses and is an Airbnb hotspot. The streets near the Quirinale are home to a few luxury boutique hotels. San Lorenzo is too far away from the main tourist areas to be a compelling choice when it comes to accommodation.