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In the Repubblica neighborhood near the Termini train station
Hotel XX Settembre is located in the Repubblica neighborhood near the Termini train station, which has a reputation for graffiti and loiterers. Repubblica is often not the Rome that people expect upon arriving -- it's not very picturesque and the roads here are paved instead of cobblestone. But in the last couple of decades the area has been improving. It is home to several centuries-old structures, such as the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian (ancient public baths dating back to 298 AD), the adjacent Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and the Michelangelo-designed Santa Maria Degli Angeli.
The Hotel XX Settembre is a basic budget hotel with a touch more charm than other options in its price range. Located near the Termini train station, this hotel has a clean and classic lobby with space to lounge. The 33 rooms are no-frills but pleasant, with minibars, air-conditioning, and private bathrooms. Some rooms have been updated with small flat-screen TVs while others have old tube TVs and carpets in need of replacement. Limited hotel perks include breakfast served daily, 24-hour reception, and one computer for guest use. For the price, this hotel is a solid pick in the Repubblica neighborhood.