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Great facilities, and air conditioned. However felt like the atmosphere was a bit lacking. Would return.
Would highly recommend. The place was clean, i booked a 3 person private dorm it was spacious. You are right in the heart of the city and just outside is the famous leather market! There is no social atmosphere though. Staff were helpful with tips and booking places to eat if we asked.
Great location, big rooms with lots of space in an old building nicely renovated. Not a social atmosphere though- they kick everyone out at 11am for cleaning which is fine but I was literally SCOLDED for being in the lobby area (I needed to charge my phone). Staff was rude and it was unnecessary to speak to your guests in such a way. There are nicer ways of asking people to leave for cleaning. Not yelling at them. That pretty much killed it for me. Aside from that a good jumping point.
Amazing location and the staff was friendly enough. You have to leave the hostel between 11 and 2 for cleaning which means it's very clean but a little annoying.
Such a cute little place. It's a nice place to stay if you've been traveling and want to relax.
Emerald Palace was better than I expected. I stayed in a spacious room. The weather was really hot but it doesn't matter in the hostel because air conditioner was working all the time. And I think its location is quite good for trip. There are two supermarkets(Conad) near here. But I think Emerald Palace should care deeply about its security. I saw a stranger who took a shower in my room when I came back to the hostel after a short morning walk. It was really shocking.
- Novice Nomad
- South Korea
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Only 10 min walk from the main station (Santa Maria Novella), this hostel is very well located. There's a fantastic market close by and lots of street vendors too. There is also a cheep-n-cheery pasta place 3 doors down to the left - great for a quick meal at low prices. Staff were helpful and dining room/kitchen facilities were excellent. Air con didn't go on till 6pm but was adequate. Very clean. Breakfast was simple but adequate. Good coffee! Remember the cost DOES NOT include city tax.
prime real estate. 10 minutes from the train station and close to all the attractions. great 4 person dorm. no lockers tho.
Would be better if the dorms had lockers.
a toilet roll holder and a mat for when you get out of the shower wouldn't go astray. Also being able to access the kitchen for something other than toast would be nice too
This hostel has the greatest location in Florence, it is super close to the train station and sights making it very easy for you to get around comfortably. Everything you need is within walking distance! The rooms are beautiful, beds and pillows SUPER comfortable and it even had the air conditioner running overnight at a comfortable temperature, nothing that would freeze you like some places! The staff member who checked me in felt a little unapproachable and unhelpful. I would stay here again!
Great location, very clean room and got upgraded to a private room, pretty quiet atmosphere within the hostel, the breakfast was everything you needed.
The Emerald Palace Hostel was always clean, provided a yummy breakfast of toast, coffee, and cookies, and had the sweetest staff. I would definitely stay here again!
Amazing place!! It was so cute! The only thing that I have to complain about is the amount of stairs that I had to climb with all my luggage but other than that this is probably the best hostel in Florence!
perfect location! the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. the wifi worked in the rooms and the rooms and bathrooms were immacuLtely clean - would definitely recommend!
Met some awesome people here and enjoyed my stay. Room was spacious, clean, good but pretty hot. Air con only worked sometimes. Staff were nice. Rooms felt secure but didn't like that the door was left wide open for anyone to enter into the staircase and hallways throughout the day. Awesome location though! Could walk anywhere easily!
I enjoyed my stay, especially because of the great location and the air conditioning. The level of cleanliness was also very good. What I would improve though is the breakfast time, as 8:00 is a little late when you want to go to museums etc as early as possible.
This hostel is right in the heart of Florence. The staff there is wonderful, and the breakfast was good and AC was wonderful at night I would stay there again.
It was a great hostel, I loved it I staid two extra nights there, only down side no elevator if you have heavy bag, but other then that I recommend it to everyone.