RomeTrain station area

Old Dec 20th, 2007, 02:43 PM
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RomeTrain station area

I know that the train station area can be seedy.Is there a "good" area near the train station?
Thanks,Monique
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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My (30 something) husband and I were in Rome in March and we stayed at a place (owned by Americans, I think) called The Beehive, right near the train station:

http://www.the-beehive.com/

The place is like a very cool/hipster/upscale hostel in that it's a younger crowd and there are some shared bathrooms, but the place is really GREAT. Very mellow with a little cafe in the basement and relaxed lounge area outside, also. We actually stayed in an apartment a couple blocks away which was GREAT- up a dumpy old elevator to a room (3 rooms shared a kitchen and bathroom and computer with free internet). The ceilings were like 20 feet high- it was like staying in a basketball court. And all for 75 euros per night!

My point: I did not think the area around the train station was bad at all. It is a tad bit off-putting when you first emerge from the station, but we walked all around at all hours of the night and did not find it scary. It's a bit ethnic/middle eastern- with lots of kebab joints (tasty!) so I think some people get scared by the locals, to be totally honest, but they seemed perfectly harmless to us.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 03:31 PM
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I read that the Termini area of Rome had improved somewhat when I was planning for our Sept07 trip. We stayed on via del Tritone, just at the Barberini piazza... We didn't try walking to Termini, though.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 03:54 PM
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I stayed in the Termini area in July 2006 and September 2007 and never felt comfortable walking around, even late at night. I am in my late 20s, and although I was usually with my SO, I don't think I would have felt uncomfortable alone.

It may not be the most picturesque part of Rome, but it didn't seem unsafe.

Just stay alert, as you would in any big city.

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Old Dec 22nd, 2007, 07:36 PM
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The north side of Termini is nicer than the south side. We stayed at the Morgana Royal Court on Via Marghera (about 3 blocks north of the train station) and never felt unsafe.
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