It's been said previously, but Dreaming Rome really is like staying at your friend's apartment. Fabio will whip up dinner, take you out for cocktails and stop for late night pizza on the way home. I even mentioned that I was looking to bring home some of the colorful dried pasta and he went out and bought some for me. The hostel is moving up a couple of floors next month and will have a bigger common space (the only drawback that I could find). Easy bus and metro access, great pizza down the street at Orinsini, walking distance to the Coliseum.