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Independence Square
Ranked #1,697 of 3,721 Rome B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 22, 2010

We chose Independence Square primarily because of the price (around 50 Euros/night). We were pleasantly surprised to find it to be a great spot from which to explore Rome.

Independence Square is a 5 minute walk from the Termini station. From the Termini you can catch either subway line and buses to most areas of the city. As well, many of the guided tours of the city and to locations outside the city depart from the Termini.

The room was clean and comfortable and contained air conditioning. Upon our arrival, the owner sat down with us to give suggestions for sights to see in Rome and provide information about using public transportation.

We ran into a strange situation our first night as the power went out on the entire city block. The owner was quite apologetic and did everything he could to help. Also, he promptly fixed the lock on our room when we found we it wouldn’t lock from the inside.

Breakfast was your typical Italian breakfast and consisted of juice, tea or coffee and two croissants. Pino, who works the breakfast at Independence Square, was also helpful with providing suggestions of what to see and do in Rome. As well, he gave us extra croissants to take (they were prepackaged) knowing that we had a couple of early mornings where we’d be departing before breakfast.

Wireless internet was available in the rooms free of charge and the room had a fridge that we could use.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

Me and a mate stayed two nights here at the end of September - the room was a bit small but other than that very friendly and knowledgable American chap. Good location, close to the station but in a nice area and 10 minutes walk to all the sites. Nice simple breakfast too.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

Independence square is good for budget, host is very friendly and gives advice and any help you need.
Rooms are very small but we coped. Breakfast consisted of 2 pastries and tea or coffee and an orange juice which was fine with us.
About 10 minute walk from termini, supermarket nearby and we had a fridge in the room so could store water and few snacks.
I would recommend for travelling on a budget.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

A convenient location, near the Termini where you get to move around easily.
The place was basic as per the rate, but comfortable though. Got breakfast also in the morning- that also basic.
We got late into Rome, the host/ receptionist was helpful with the information about sightseeing and local travel.
I mean, at the rate we got the hotel, it was perfectly fine- toilet and bathroom attached to the room itself. And in the city.
Would recommend if you are travelling on budget.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2010

We stayed at Independence Square for 4 days in late Dec and the biggest advantage was its proximity to Termini station. As other reviewers have said it was a 5 min walk from the station which was fantastic! It's also close to some good restaurants, shops and supermarket. The breakfast wasn't flash - I didn't bother with it at all as it comprised 2 'croissants' (which were more like bread rolls) and some orange cordial. The staff were helpful, the price was good for rome. The rooms were TINY!! we kept tripping over each other!! The walls were also paper thin so we were woken at 7.30 every morning when people came to get their breakfast. However, all in all, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2009

it was the first time i stay in a bed and breakfast, i think this place is easily great.
room was large and well furnished, clean, free wi-fi.
for this price i think it's not possible to have more.
i love this place and the restaurant downstairs as well.
staff is awesome!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 14, 2009

Very small hotel located in a building with other hotels.
Rooms are very small, but in Rome you need the room only for sleep.
The place is clean, and everything seems to be renovated lately.

Breakfast is very modest, owner is a nice person. Close to the train station.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: Via Castelfidardo 78, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1,697 of 3,721 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: $49 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Independence Square 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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