Daniel, my son, came to share this weekend with me in Rome. We stayed in a hostel 30 mins outside Rome by train. The hostel building is rather like something that Jack built with odds and sods of buildings here and there. Hot water is availabe in the morning but - curiously - not in the evening. Ouch! However, the staff are lovely and can't do enough for us, provingind an on demand taxi service to and from the station. Cool.
Returned to the hostel to an excellent supper cooked by our hosts.