Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
The Beehive
We're Linda & Steve, the founders of Cross-Pollinate and owners of the Beehive. We moved to Rome in 1999 with 2 cats and a Swiss Army knife to start our hostel, The Beehive. We have room types to fit a variety of travel styles and budgets: dormitory rooms, "Classic" private rooms with sinks & shared bathrooms, "Sweets" private rooms with ensuite bathroom and AC, and an offsite Annex with private rooms with ensuite bathroom and AC. Other areas include our courtyard garden where our guests can relax and where we host many events, a vegetarian cafe where we serve breakfast daily as well as weekly family-style dinners and cooking classes, and a cozy lounge for reading and socialising.
Amenities
  • garden
  • double glazed windows
  • breakfast upon request (€ 5.00)
  • ceiling fan
  • private ensuite bathroom (€ 20.00)
  • tea-making facilities
  • WiFi
  • telephone
  • washing machine/dryer (€ 8.00)
  • use of microwave
  • use of communal refrigerator
  • ground floor
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
Booking details
Booking details: guesthouse 7 guestrooms, with 4 shared bathrooms
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 2 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, luggage can be held before check-in, no check-ins after 11pm, non-smoking
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 The Beehive
A
Colosseo
B
Foro Romano
C
Vatican City
D
Trevi Fountain
E
Pantheon
F
Circus Maximus
G
Piazza del Popolo
H
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
I
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
J
Stazione Termini
K
Campo dei Fiori
L
Piazza di Spagna
M
Piazza Navona