In the heart of Trastevere but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the medieval quarter, this cheap, clean, comfortable hotel in a former monastery is centered on a lovely green courtyard. The monastery was built to honor the 15th-century St. Francesca Romana, and guest rooms are accordingly simple, with cool white walls, tile floors, and simple desks that won't win any design awards. There isn't much on the amenities front aside from a TV-room and a reading room,
but for the money and location this is a fabulous choice. There's a wonderful array of mom-and-pop trattorias nearby.