Where to live
What to search
Unfortunately, there is no "students' house" in Rome; in other words, the university does not take care of helping the students looking for an accommodation.
Roman students usually live at their family's house; those living in the surroundings of Rome keep going back and forth every morning by train.
The students coming from a different city or country usually find a place to stay renting a room (single or shared) in a private flat, close to the University or far away, but close to a metro station.
The search of a good accommodation at a reasonable price is really challenging, here you will find some suggestions that might help you in your research.
Accommodation for the first days
As soon as you get to Rome, you need a place to stay while looking for an accommodation. The cheapest places you can find, are bed-sits in small B&B next to Termini station. Some people find a temporary accommodation at priests' or nouns' place.
To look for an accommodation, you can also take a look at our announcement section in this website: il Cerca-stanze
The districts of Rome
Rome is a very big city, because of this you have to be careful looking for a place to stay, to avoid bad surprises.
The best districts to reach the university are Ostiense, Testaccio, Garbatella, EUR, Monteverde vecchio, Cavour, San Giovanni, Monti, Trastevere e Centro. The best ones are obviously those next to a metro station of line B, that goes to all the faculties of Roma Tre.
Further away, but still beautiful, are San Lorenzo, Prati, Monteverde Nuovo.
Where to search
The best way to find information about rentals is by the walls at the faculties, where you might find interesting offers. Those offers are usually aimed to students, so they are quite cheap flats. You can also find some announcements on the door of our office
Be aware of estate agents: they usually ask you for money for their help, that is rarely useful since it is usually targeted to families and not to students.
The best period to look for an accommodation is between August and September: in that period the students did not arrive to Rome, yet, so there is a wider choice!
Links to look for a house
Average prices in different areas of Rome
|Area||Single room||Double room|
|Appia||400 - 450||550 - 650|
|Aurelia||400 - 450||550 - 650|
|Aventino||450 - 550||700 - 900|
|Casilina||350 - 400||500 - 600|
|Cavour||400 - 500||500 - 700|
|Centro||450 - 600||600 - 800|
|Cinecittà||350 - 400||450 - 550|
|Colli Albani||350 - 400||450 - 550|
|Colombo||400 - 550||600 - 700|
|Esquilino||400 - 500||550 - 650|
|Eur||400 - 520||600 - 700|
|Garbatella||350 - 450||500 - 650|
|Gianicolense||350 - 500||500 - 600|
|Laurentina||350 - 500||500 - 700|
|Magliana||300 - 400||450 - 500|
|Marconi||300 - 400||450 - 550|
|Montesacro||300 - 400||450 - 550|
|Monteverde||340 - 450||500 - 600|
|Monti||340 - 550||450 - 700|
|Nomentana||340 - 450||400 - 600|
|Ostiense||340 - 450||450 - 600|
|Parioli||450 - 600||550 - 700|
|Portuense||300 - 400||450 - 500|
|Prati||400 - 550||600 - 700|
|Prenestina||300 - 400||450 - 600|
|San Giovanni||350 - 500||450 - 700|
|San Lorenzo||350 - 500||450 - 700|
|Testaccio||350 - 500||450 - 700|
|Tiburtina||350 - 400||500 - 600|
|Trastevere||400 - 600||500 - 700|
|Tuscolana||350 - 500||550 - 650|
Be aware of cheaper areas: they are usually very far from the centre. We suggest the areas in bold text; those with an asterisk next to it are warmly suggested since they are close to university.