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Via Guelfa, 59, Florence, Italy

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2622 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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The place is very average. You might as well stay in a hotel. It's super expensive, and you need to pay for everything. They charged us for towels and to mind our bags for 6 hours. It is really small and has no atmosphere. The staff weren't overly useful either, but were polite. We asked were we should go at night, and their response was don't bother Florence has a bad night life. Which is wrong. Our room also stank like a dull musk. Keep in mind for two people were we're paying 77 euro/night


Handy location, very clean and staff were friendly. 5 mins walk from the main train station, 5 mins walk to the centre of Florence and only 2 mins walk to the leather markets.


Good location. We stayed in our own double room which was nice and the bathroom facilities were good. But they need to update their payments because you can only pay with cash not card


Great experience, the aircon was extremely welcome in the euro heatwave. Staff was friendly &showed us around and booked us a tour. Comfy beds and clean bathroom. Would definitely book again. Great location, five min walk to train station and just down the street from a ton of cool restaurants and shops. The area had a trendy college vibe mixed with tourists.


Wonderfull hostel nearby the main attractions of the city. I will definitely stay again in this hostel. Highly recommended.


Not very social hostel.


Very close to the main Florence railway station and San Lorenzo church. Friendly staff and they speak English, so that's great. Place is very clean. The bed is okay, not so comfortable. On the negative side, breakfast is poor.

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


After experiencing this hostel for three days I can say other reviews were vary far off. Room was clean, cold, and the staff was attentive and helpful ( I don't mind a bit of snark). Breakfast was light and wifi was spotty at best in the rooms. No odd smells, bathrooms were clean and staff accommodated some very annoying and demanding idiots regardless of their complaining in an effort to compensate for the guests mistake.


Good points. Location only a short walk from train station, close to markets, supermarkets, banks and cafe's. Good bathrooms, single beds not bunks and secure lockers for packs. Bad points. Rooms advertised as aircond. Ours was not. 1 small standing fan trying to cool 5 guys down on 36 degree C days-it was a sweatbox. Kitchen has no stovetops and oven did not work. 10 Euros for laundry is expensive.


The manager is fantastic and very accommodating.


Please unclog the bath tub....


This place was pretty nice and close to the train station. We didn't have exact change to pay so the receptionist went to the bar across the street for us. The rooms were really clean, except for the cabinets/shelves. They offered breakfast for free which was nice but it's basically toast and coffee. Overall it was a good experience but should be noted that there's no communal area to hang with others at the hostel.


Super clean and fun. A little outside the pub scene, but good location overall.


So this hostel was just not good. It wasn't dirty or just unpleasant but there was NO atmosphere and the fact that the hostel closed from 11 to 2 for cleaning was a little ridiculous. We were kicked out of our rooms almost every day, and at that yelled at when we weren't out at the correct time. There isnt too much of a fun and inviting atmosphere. There IS air conditioning which is really necessary during the hot Florence summer. Its not too far from everything you'd want to see so that's ok.


5 minute walk from train station, 10 minute walk from duomo. rooms and bathrooms were clean but nothing special. each got a key to our own locker. staff was nice. not social at all when i was there except for maybe at the free breakfast. Not the best place I've ever stayed but a great deal for the price and location and it was good!


The location and facilities are nice and well maintained. And the desk staff are really nice, the two guys that were there were super helpful. However, the boss was difficult. You cannot sleep in or she will literally tell you to get up because she needs to clean and that you take too long a showers. She even tried to rip me off the last day when I needed to stow my bags. She said it was 3 euros when it was really 2 and when confronted later she denied it, got angry and threw a euro back at me.


The environment is pleasant and the room is clean and big enough. However, the place near the entrance of 2nd floor (near the fridge) was stinky, sometimes it could be smelled from far of the corridor. The staff is nice and helpful and the place is a nice place to stay.


Nice rooms. The actual building is old but well maintained and the staff is very helpful, take their restaurant recommendations! Also the the breakfast in the morning is great, the lady who cooks is the sweetest. Not a great hostel to meet others and the room we stayed in had A/C but it couldn't be controlled and made the room freezing (no comforters in the rooms only sheets). Overall a good hostel!

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Bathrooms were really nice here- almost like hotel bathrooms! Everything was very clean and tidy. Lockers had plenty of space for travel backpacks. Breakfast was coffee, tea cookies, and toast. Just over a 10 minute walk from the train station.


Great location with lockers, great atmosphere. Only downpoint is wifi is not as good in the rooms, but great place to stay and good place for the money.

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