One of the Chaplin’s main features is the hostel’s central location, close to several of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome, but especially to Termini, the central and most important railway station of the Eternal City. From the B&B Chaplin Hostel it only takes two minutes to walk to Rome Termini and from there it is easy to take the metro, bus or train to any destination, both in Rome itself and outside the city.
The Colosseum and Forum Romanum are only 2 stops by metro from Rome Hostel Chaplin Bed & Breakfast, though it is much more enjoyable to opt for a 15 minute walk. Between the Chaplin B&B, the Rome Forum and the Colosseum you will find the magnificent Basilicas of Saint Mary Major and Saint Peter In Chains, the less famous but equally beautiful church of Santa Prassede and the Domus Aurea.
Three metro stops from Bed and Breakfast Chaplin Hostel and Rome Termini you will find the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna). Again, it is much nicer to walk: on the way you will find the Diocletian Baths, Piazza della Repubblica, and the Via Veneto (in case you want to see where the rich hang out).
Of course you cannot walk to all of Rome’s attractions. For the Vatican, Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel it is better to travel by metro (6 stops, 15 minutes), in order not to lose too much time, since, especially during the winter, the Vatican Museums have limited opening hours. The Catacombs and the Via Appia Antica, which are located far from the centre of Rome, also require the use of public transport.
The central location of the Bed and Breakfast Chaplin Hostel, near Rome Termini, facilitates day trips to Tivoli, Frascati and even Pompei or Florence.
Of course we can also book tours for you to visit these and other towns and attractions. The tour companies will come and pick you up at the B&B.
Rome Hostel Chaplin Bed and Breakfast and Rome’s night life
The area surrounding the B&B itself is full of cheap restaurants and trattorias and just around the corner from the Chaplin Hostel you will find a number of pizzerias and sidewalk cafes, which the weather in Rome generally will allow you to enjoy for about nine months out of the year.
Trastevere, traditionally the most popular nighttime quarter in Rome, with its narrow, meandering alleys, is a bus ride from the B&B Chaplin Hostel and Rome Termini, while Testaccio, the area with the biggest concentration of clubs can be reached by metro (Piramide, 4 stops on line B) from the hostel.
Rome’s university, La Sapienza, lies behind the Chaplin Bed and Breakfast, but most students have found their quarters in neighboring San Lorenzo, which has created a boom in the number of pubs and pizzerias in that area. A 10 minute walk from the B&B Chaplin Hostel, San Lorenzo, as yet undiscovered by the tourist masses, is the perfect area for those who wish to sample Rome’s night life the way the Romans do. The district is especially enjoyable during the weekends, when, from 9pm onwards, cars are banned from the area.
Every day (except on Sundays) there is a small market one block from the Rome B&B Chaplin Hostel. Several supermarkets can be found nearby and there are also some small local corner stores (alimentari) in the area, good places to buy cheap Roman specialties to take home.
The area around Termini Rome is full of hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts and as a result of that there are also many internet points, bike rental places and laundromats near the B&B. There is a garage only one block away from the hostel.
Safety is not an issue since there is a police barracks across the road.