Beautiful Spaces: Where I Stayed in Rome

by Gigi Griffis

Since late 2012, I’ve been doing my best to live in beautiful, comfortable spaces around the world. I’ve stayed in quirky Zurich hotels and simple rooms in a Swiss chalet, in gorgeous Italian studios and old stone farmhouses.

And I’ve found (as I suspected) that where I stay matters a lot. Having a comfortable bed, a quiet place to work, and something to come home to at the end of the day is so important for me. Maybe it’s because I’m getting pickier with age or perhaps it’s just the fact that I’m traveling long-term, and roughing it only retains its fun and adventurous reputation in the short-term.

Either way, where I stay matters to me. And this winter, I finally found a place in Rome that I can recommend: The Beehive.

Room at The Beehive Hostel Rome

The Beehive’s charms are threefold: first, it is incredibly convenient, located just a block and a half from the main train station, which also happens to be where the buses congregate.

Second, it is homey. Luna and I had a room in the shared apartment-style lodging known as the “Sweets.” The room was simple and clean. We had a cute little balcony. And just outside the room was a shared kitchen and sitting area (for me, having a kitchen is always a major perk, both because I cook for Luna and because I find hot cups of tea in between activities incredibly comforting and homey).

Third, there’s the owners, Linda and Steve, who are incredibly interesting and kind and helpful. While we were there, Linda helped the guy half of the cute couple in the room next to mine make a perfect plan for proposing to his long-time girlfriend.

Common area - Beehive Hostel Rome

To explore the Beehive’s rooms and prices, visit their website.

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A special thank you to Linda and Steve, who organized a blogger event and extended a free stay for Luna and I (and the other bloggers). As always, all opinions are my own.

Planning a trip to Europe? You can see all the beautiful spaces I’ve stayed in here.

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Corinna March 12, 2015 - 10:43 pm

What a cute space and an even lovelier area to visit! I was so fortunate to spend 2.5 weeks in Italy on a visit to see my cousin who was stationed in Naples when I was younger. It was such an amazing experience and one I’ve appreciated more as the years passed. I can’t wait to go back and see everything with a new outlook and family in tow. I still think Positano was my favorite place with its sidewalk artists and cliffside views of the mediterranean. Ahh now I want to go back to Italy.

gigigriffis March 13, 2015 - 3:01 am

Yeah. I was only there for a few days, but now I’m daydreaming about spending some time in the south soonish.

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