I hadn't read these reviews before our visit (we booked through laterooms.com) and I have to admit some people have valid concerns (safety if by themselves with only one other guest, noise at night, shared bathrooms, narrow stairs). BUT we LOVED our stay. We were in the guest house around the corner off the square, and I felt like I'd just stepped into being a local with my own apartment...a very comfortable guest house!
Our host met us at the square with no troubles and showed us in, even taking the time to give us a map, draw some directions (including best route to the airport and how much time it should take on public transport), show us around the kitchen, etc. We didn't have any trouble with noise or the bathrooms and barely saw the other couple also staying in the house with us.
It was my first visit to Rome and I didn't know that some streets are walking-only, and we felt so lucky to be in Trastevere, able to just walk around to all the shops and restaurants and street vendors. (Although we did avoid the truly 'local' restaurants our host recommended...apparently local fare involves eating animal organs?!) I personally liked being able to make my own breakfast and choose with toast and yogurt and such. We kept some groceries in the fridge as well, which definitely helped out our food budget.
On an unrelated note, stay away from eating pine nuts at the al fresco restaurants. I ate some and apparently they were a species from China that gave me a horrible reaction a couple days later - my mouth tasted very bitter and metallic and I could barely keep food down for a week! I didn't know it was even a thing, but if you google "pine nut bitter mouth taste" you can learn way too much about it. :-x :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our bed and breakfast is located on the first floor of an ancient building of the 15th century, in the heart of Rione Trastevere, very close to Santa Maria in Trastevere square. 'Calisto 6' B&B is the perfect place to experience daily life in a typical Roman setting. The bedrooms are spacious and pleasantly decorated with tall ceilings, large windows and some rooms have antique fresco wall paintings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Calisto 6 Bed And Breakfast
- Calisto 6 Hotel Rome