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Alekin Hostel Reviews

Via Porta Rossa 6, Florence, Italy

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394 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 55%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 52%Facilities

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Very sympathetic owner, nice room! Just difficult to find, because the name of the hostel is very small, but is in a very good location! I really like it


The hostel was really close to the central train station. The staff was helpful in getting around the city and giving information. The rooms were as to be expected and not too bad. there are multiple bathrooms which meant there was no waiting to use a bathroom when getting ready. Also the staff allowed me to leave my bags after checkout for a few hours before I left the city and that was really helpful becasue I didn't have to pay for an extra night.

  • 29th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good place if you want to be in the city center, Next to the Duomo, clean. you have nothing more, it isn´t nice, but good plave if you just care about sleeping in a clean and centric place

  • 22nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


There were not individual places to lock things up in the rooms. The walls were also covered in squished bugs. I found a few hairs still on the pillow and in the sheets. The internet barely worked, we were lucky to be on for more than 2 minutes at a time. It was a little hard to find also, a sign would have been helpful.


Nearly impossible to find!


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.


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

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