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The best time - we loved our stay at the guesthouse and wish we were there longer. Can only hope to come back here later in life! Staff were attentive and friendly and atmosphere was perfect. Lived cooking in the communal kitchen and exploring certaldo! Only one thing is bikes slightly expensive
If you're sick of crowds and need to recharge, whilst still being able to enjoy some chill day trips, this is the place for you. This hostel becomes home, and the other hostel-goers your family. Awsome staff. One side thing to note, they do say that it's haunted, so if that's a big issue for you then maybe just procede with caution. I had an amazing time and I totally recommend it.
- Directions in email are the long way, there's a shorter route from station - no keys, no lockers, minimal reception opening hours - staff lovely but way overworked - Bikes for hire expensive and not at all maintained - most listed activities not available - lovely place in old monastery, really good for chilling out, good common area, pool and surrounds - place has a certain charm, huge potential, in need of love Take mosquito repellent and coils etc!!!!
Only stayed one night at Bassetto Guesthouse and so sad that I didn't book an entire week! Three months into my trip it was the perfect detox... right in the heart of tuscany it felt like a rustic Italian getaway. I didn't do one of the organized tours but they looked really good! I spent my time here swimming in the pool, napping in the hammock and cooking dinner from the herb garden. Definitely something special going on.. would go back in a heartbeat!
The atmosphere can't be beat! I stayed two nights in a 4 bed dorm. There are no keys; nothing is locked, except the office. It was just a short walk into town, and the train station. They offer classes and tours. My only suggestion would be to email those signed up if a class isn't at its maximum and will be cancelled. I signed up for the cooking class, then went for a very nice drive to San Gimignano. I would have stayed out had I know it did not reach the minimum number. All in all, wonderful!
- nice old stone house within the country-side - no air con -> mosquitos in summer - kitchen for common use - offer different activities - walking distance from station + center (20 min) - arrival at any time, check-in only mornings or evenings - pool and 2 hammocks, big garden/ free area around the house - wifi only around reception
Had a beautiful and relaxing stay at this gem of a hostel. Was great to see 'actual Italy' rather than cities overrun by tourists
I loved this place! The hostel was so homely which meant that everyone got to know each other well. I booked another night as soon as I got there. Great place to go if you just want to chill for a while. Have to warn you that the supermarket is 40mins walk away although you can borrow a bike. Come prepared with food :). If they offered a shuttle to the supermarket I think that would go down well! Also wifi only outside which would be fine if it wasn't for mosquitoes! Otherwise a lovely place!
Amazing hostel!! Beautiful location, a definite must
Beautiful location and incredibly peaceful once settled in. The building and the grounds are packed with character. Plenty of places for both solace and socialising. Staff are friendly and helpful and the place has a peaceful yet active atmosphere. Maps and instructions to accommodation need to be revised for clarity and accuracy! A fan in rooms for the warmer months would go a long way towards having a good night's sleep.
I had such a great 3 nights here - the staff are so friendly and really work so hard to keep the place amazing and organise activities. Was great to have a few days chilling by the pool and completely unwind. I cannot fault this guesthouse except fans in the rooms would have been great as it was so hot!
Perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city was amazing. But reception is hardly open
I am so happy I stumbled upon this place. It is nice that it is out of city. The staff is amazing! They work very hard to maintain the grounds and plan events for guests. They help create the incredible atmosphere at the Bassetto. I felt very at home as soon as I arrived. Plan on staying longer than you thought you'd want to. This place will put its spell on you. You can remain very active here or just relax in pool while enjoying the beautiful grounds.
The only thing I can complain about were the mosquitoes inside the rooms and the fact that you cannot use wifi inside the rooms or common area because the signal doesn't reach there. Overall, the staff was great and the activities the guests had as options too!
Had an absolute blast staying there, feels like a vacation inside your trip. Definitely stay for a couple of nights as you can do plenty of stuff in and around the area where it is located. Drinking wine as the sun set in the old town was an absolute highlight of my trip!
Forget Florence and stay here, you will be glad you did
Best hostel in the world! Amazing staff, amazing daytrips, the other guests are awesome, and there's a pool. Can't speak highly enough about this place.
Had a great stay here, very sociable and tons of activities to do. Staff are very friendly and communal areas are great for cooking own food. Only downside would be the outdated bathrooms.
This hostel was my highlight of Italy.There are so many activities organised, the staff are all so helpful and lovely. Its a bit isolated, so everyone at the hostel quickly becomes good friends. Easily one of the best hostels for solo travellers wanting to meet people. We hired scooters and rode to San Gimiagno one day, did an amazing wine tasting, spent every morning and afternoon in the swimming pool, and drank wine at sunset on top of Certaldo Alto. Also the kitchen is great and always clean.
Great hostel! Small so you get to meet cool people in an awesome setting! Sit around the kitchen table, cook a meal and have some drinks after a day of biking or relaxing in the pool. They do seem to charge for everything though... Even a ghost tour costs money which is a walk around the guest house.