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AMAZING! everyone was so lovely! thank you so much! the rooms were comfortable woth plenty of space, very clean. all facilities weee clean and in good condition.
Had booked 2 beds in a dorm and when we arrived they offered us a 2 bed private to keep the dorms free. Our room was awesome, view out the window off the cappelle medicee and the duomo I little further out. Location is idea for the station and for pretty much everything. We got the bus Michelangelo's square purely due to the immense heat! Awesome staff, sat and had a few beers out back with the other guests and staff each night.
Emerald palace was a great hostel. Super clean, incredible location (right in the heart of Florence and super safe), and the staff was really nice. I don't really understand why people would complain about the lockout, you're in Florence to experience the city, not sit in a hostel; plus, it means that everything is cleaned everyday which is a huge plus. I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Florence.
This was an amazing hostel, the view from the dorms was killer! Staff was friendly and the hostel clean. The view from the window is worth the stay alone!
People said that they were unsure why the hostel had a lock out from 11-2 but I really didn't mind because the rooms were guaranteed to be cleaned everyday. The hosts were very helpful, showing you where to go in Florence for sight seeing and good food. They provides coffee and/ or tea and toast in the morning for breakfast which was nice. I would definitely recommend staying here when in Florence!!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Perfectly located in the middle of everything. One block from all the major sights. Very clean and super helpful staff. Not the hostel for you if you're looking to party, but if you want a relaxing, clean place near everything, this is the spot!
The location could not be better as you are located right in the heart of the historical district of the city. I enjoyed plenty of time on the back patio and loved the high ceilings in the bedroom. Breakfast is not 5 star restaurant quality but the staff is very friendly and willing to help with any problems.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
We enjoyed our stay here! They will store baggage for you - it's in an unlocked room but I felt comfortable leaving our valuables there. The staff are all super friendly and always ready to help. Would definitely return here :)
I had an enjoyable stay here. Great staff, Gabriel is a true asset. Be sure to bring ear plugs to sleep due to the noise of the market that sets up at 5am. I would prefer they have lockers.
Place was amazing, clean, great location for main sights of Florence. All facilities and amenities in working condition too!
Super friendly very clean. Great wifi and awesome air conditioning at night. Best location too. Super close to the train and in the center of Florence. Will be back.
The place is very clean, the only con I fond was that there is no stove for cooking. Good value for money in general. Definitely I would stay again in this place.
Really good location close to the Medici Chapel, nice clean and modern room with air con (even though it was only switched on from 6pm to 8am which was a bit strange). We thought it was abit underwhelming though for what we paid.
We loved our stay in Emerald Palace and Florence. The staff were extremely helpful assisting us to book tours and even turning our aircon on while we were out so the room was cool when we got back! The breakfast was simple but good, would definitely recommend staying here
Keep the AC on all the time .. if not then install fans. but you cannot turn off AC and have no fans. You force people to leave the hostel when AC is off which isn't nice
Location is the best it gets. Easy to find and close to EVERYTHING. Air conditioning is nice, but they are kind of strict about it, and also about the lockout for cleaning. The lockout was a very strange rule, pretty inconvenient, and every guest I met there remarked on how out of the ordinary it was. The highlight was the friends I made and the location.
I absolutely loved my stay here. It has a very convenient location in the centre of Florence. Staff were extremely helpful and someone came in to clean our room daily. Highly recommend!!
The place is an old Medici Palace (according to one of the guys on staff), so it's really beautiful place with a central location in Florence. Since the location was right in the heart of Florence, it was pretty noisy at all hours making it hard to get some good sleep for a light sleeper like me. AC in the rooms was a real plus in the August heat & facilities were clean! We even had our own kitchen in our room. Would definitely recommend Emerald Palace.
The location is good, its in walking distance of everything. Pros: rooms nice and clean. big bathrooms, next door to mercato centrale. Close to train station. Cons: breakfast included is toast. The stairs to get there are killer! It is 3 huge flight of stairs just to get to the reception ( your room can be even higher). When you have a big backpack or luggage it is not awesome to bring up so many stairs. The air conditioning is controlled by them ( only on from 6pm to like 9am) and barely works
This hostel is great for those who want to recover from partying. The atmosphere was more family oriented. I was very impressed how clean the hostel was, extremely clean. I can't emphasize that enough lol. The breakfast is included, but it's only toast and coffee. I didn't like that we had to leave our rooms from 11:00-2:00pm and that the AC was kept at 23-25 Celsius, definitely not cooling temps. Especially during the summer, the rooms were very stuffy/warm. Other than that, our stay was good.