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Ciao Hostel Reviews

via Guido Monaco, 34, Florence, Italy

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599 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Everything was okay. But breakfast was not include in €30.


Had a fully equipped kitchen.


Nice dorm and kitchen. Some improvement over the mosquitoes' bite will be good.


if price is ok for you, don't check another hotel. Go there directly. Staff from Sri lanka is really good and helpful.


Great hostel not too far from the center, very clean and had a nice kitchen. Would definitely stay again.




Staff were fantastic. I put on the wrong eta and they accommodated for us very late at night which was such a relief as it was about 1030pm and our first time in Rome.

  • 11th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is one of the best hostel I've ever seen. If I could see only its photos I'd have thought this is a 3-star hotel.


The staff at this hostel is great. I'm not sure what her name was, but there was a woman working the desk when we first arrived and she gave us a great breakdown of what to see and how to get there, as well as the name and location of the best gelato we've had. The hostel itself has a fantastic kitchen, and the rooms were spacious and the beds comfy. My only quibble is that I did have trouble accessing the wifi from my room, and the room itself was fairly noisy from road noise (bring earplugs).


Ciao Hostel is a place that didn`t get it right.15 minutes from the train station but the neighborhood is sterile, boring, with nondescript buildings and almost no shops, coffee bars or restaurants..And this is Florence, Italy! Rooms ok but mine had four beds and three lockers. Umm, poor last man in. Lockers 10` tall but shelves at very bottom. Absolutely no way to lock the lockers. Why?? Three recharging plugs for your cellphones for four occupant. No plugs in common area. Blank walls.


Though I arrived late at night, but still I was warmly welcomed by the two guys at the reception desk. The hostel was very clean. Highly recommended for travelers on a tight budget. I would love to stay again here. Thanks, Ciao Hostel! C",)


Great location, near to the train station and a 15-20 minutes walk to center, very clean and there are 4 people per room so it's really confortable, and very safe.


Comfortable single beds in the dorm rooms, no bunk beds. Clean and well equipped kitchen on every floor. Good location - 5 min walk to the train station, 20 min walk to the historic centre. No real common area to relax and meet other travelers. A big towel included in the price.


The hostel is farther away from train station as it seems. Staff are anything but friendly. Lots of requests just went unanswered. Our room is right beside a road with busy traffic. Its impossible for you to get to sleep without your own eyemasks and earplugs. Room was also stuffy as airconditioning seemed a rarity, even on multiple requests.


This hostel was a little dirty at times and the staff was not too welcoming. The just wanted our money and to shovel us in and out. The hostel smelt like old Chinese food. They also don't have lockers in the room. Side note: they say facilities have a laundry room for guest.... It's a lie!!!! The kitchen was alright probably cleaned once a month.


The hostel wasnt to far from the train station and the main centre, about a 15 - 20 min walk. Room was quite spacious, the bathroom was clean but the bottom of the shower filled up with water and about 2 minutes into the shower the water went freezing cold and stayed that way. Good place to sleep and internet was in the rooms and was good.


Very helpful and friendly staff. Good location and value for miney

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel itself is very good; the rooms and bathrooms are very spacious. The kitchen is also very good EXCEPT they don´t give you any basic ingredients which I think is a huge flaw, so if you are planning on cooking everynight make sure you buy the essentials like SALT and OIL. The major flaw was that it was SUPER BORING and it looked empty like a horror movie, guests did not come out of their rooms so if you are looking for a FUN environment, this is NOT THE PLACE. Far from the city centre.

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