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Alekin Hostel Reviews

Via Porta Rossa 6, Florence, Italy

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379 Total Reviews
  • 64%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 55%Staff
  • 47%Atmosphere
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 44%Facilities

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We had a great stay at Alekin hostel. It is in a great location. Room size is good, and there are two bathrooms which means at least one is free majority of the time. We couldn't find the hostel at first, but it was the place we originally thought. The sign 'alekin' is written quite small on the buzzer.

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


DO NOT STAY HERE!!! This place was terrible. The owner is not nice or helpful at all. The rooms are incredibly hot and made it impossible to get a good nights sleep, not to mention the amount of bugs that are in the rooms. Also, we were charged double of what we originally booked on hostel because this hostel has a "policy" that we failed to read but they just never told us! This is a great location but everything else is terrible. I strongly advise you to find somewhere else to stay.


The place was good and the location superb the only bad thing was the shower didn't have soap for hands and only two showers which one was broken, the guy was a bit serious and look upset but was nice, he asked us if the guys from the next room didn't make noise so that was nice, her mother who came after 2 days, because he left for vacation, was nice and with more friendly face.


It occupied two floors, make sure to ask them which one you are staying. On the night we arrived, we climb up every floor to search for it and ring the bell of the top floor with our large backpack, since the left is activated by key only. REMEMBER to ask which floor for reception! Other things are good


This is the worst hotel i have been in my life. Everybody knows italian people are not the best example of kindness, but the man of this hotel is really a stupid person! I think the hotel avoids fine because in the street you don't know where is the hotel, you only see a big door. They have a tiny elevator, and we have lucky the man was in the hotel, because we only see the man when we arrived. Then we didn't see him anytime. We were alone, with another unlucky guest, without wi fi,


Great location, easy to walk to everywhere.


The facilities are broken. (The shower is a mess.) The wifi of our floor is not working and the owener does not look friendly at all. Her wife is kind though, but other than that this apprarment is just a mess. Everything looks unclean and the owner doesn't even bother fixing the broken stuffs. If you'd love to save a little money and get a really bad mood at night just go ahead book it!

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