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Florence Dance Hostel and Guesthouse Reviews

Via Nazionale, 22, Florence, Italy

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588 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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Can't fault the hostel, definitely does the job for a simple stay in florence. Excellent location also


Great location, but that is all this hostel has. When we arrived, there was only one guy that coulnd't speak english, but he was quite nice. As for the facilities, there are only two shared showers for all the guests, which can mean more than 20 people. And one of the showers cannot be locked. There is no air-conditioning. We had to wait some time in the morning to check-out and when we asked if we can store our luggage there after check-out, we were told to leave them unlocked on the corridor.

  • 23rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The room was really ok, with clean beds and sheets. The bathroom was quite odd, with only two toilets, one shower and one bathtube (!) for the whole hostel. The kitchen was small as well, not very much space to socialize with other travellers. Poor wi-fi connection.

  • 22nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed in the 4 ppl bedroom. The hostel is like 5 min walking from central station and you can walk everywhere from there in like 30 min. Hostel staff was really friendly and well no one else ever drew a big smile face on my map before - I loved it. Only two showers but it was never a problem for me to get one of them so it seems sufficient. Loved the location and the people there and the kitchen was alright too. I'd stay there again.


Still not sure about the name, I don´t get why "dance". But this hostel was good choice for me and my friend (both girls), since we spent only one night in Florence. Hostel is perfectly situated in city center and it is easy to get around city, staff was great and helpful, only I was missing maybe computer or some room to get along with other traveller. But this hostel is perfect choice when you are travelling in group (rather small) and wants to have just nice place where to sleep.


Lovely man who worked there, very friendly. The hostel however was very basic and EXTREMELY hard to find.


The hostel is really close to the city center, it's easy to get there from almost every place in Florence. The staff are nice :) The room was too hot and the little fan wasn't enough. There was only two showers for too many people.


Little attempt at communication from staff despite the language barrier. Odd bed layout, group of two was split over two separate bunks. Two nearly broken fans in rooms meant the windows had to be wide open and the noise from the street was incredibly loud. Good location for wondering and close to the station. Felt secure despite being on a busy street.


You get what you pay for which isn't much. Hostel is on busy street so is noisy, no aircon only pedestal fans. Wifi can't handle more than three people on it at once. The only common area is a small kitchen which the three staff members also use as there is no office, so they are always hanging around in there, not always a welcoming group to sit with.


The worst hostel I have ever been. No breakfast included. Rooms are dirty. The bathrooms are so bad. The staff is lovely, but unprofessional.


Decent enough hostel in a great location, however as a solo traveller I would massively avoid! No common room and a kitchen with 3 chairs. Dubious reviews below suggest there is a common room but this isn't the case, bringing to the point why is it called a DANCE hostel? However after a tiring month was okay to get a couple of days relaxing! Rooms no air con, and beds were squeaky but comfortable! If travelling in a group would probably recommend!


Location was good. Staff were very friendly and happy to help. Beds were comfy. Only two showers and two bathrooms - one bathroom didn't have a light so was difficult to use during the night. Kitchen was pretty small but had everything you need. There was no lockers but we were given a key into the dorm which was pretty good. Had a great atmosphere!


Positive: The location is pretty good; The price is ok comparing with others places in the zone Negative: There is no common room, so it's difficult to meet people or have a good atmosphere; The kitchen it's really small, just 2 or 3 chairs, without cooker and works as a reception too, was also dirty; In the booking website says "All taxes included" but i paid 2 € more; there is kind of small free breakfast but they just say to some people, they did not tell me. There is no lockers in the room

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Dear customer please read your reservation so you can see every thing The 2,00 is writing this is the city tax And you Goin To pAid tha in every city in italy You are the only person write tha place is darty You come only for one night So wiht have no breakfast in the price if i put something small for everyone is because i want So Please read your booking and so maybe you can write the true


I liked this hostel and it definitely served my needs. Everyone I met was very nice though it did take a little more reaching out to really make friends and hang out with people. The staff didn't speak a ton of English which was a bit difficult at times, but they were very friendly and tried their best to accommodate and help you as best as possible.


Had to wait like 10 minutes for someone to open the door because nobody was attentive. Bathroom is a mess. Rooms are nice. Staff is lovely and helpful. Location highly recommended.


It was a decent hostel. Pretty clean and good location. Few mins walk from everything including Firenze SMN. The only problem was the staff who wouldn't know one single word in English.


The hostel was clean and fine for a cheap place to stay. The atmosphere is non-existent outside of your personal dorm room, and the facilities are a bit run down. I didn't feel unsafe there, but there is no way to lock up your stuff. Breakfast is included, which is nice, but is simple fare. The beds are quite comfortable and the sheets were some of the nicest I've slept in at a hostel (not scratchy at all). It was a bit difficult to find without any external signs or warnings, so be prepared!


It is a guesthohse. Small. Good.


Very casual kind of place, staff not always there but overall its a fine place to stay for a few nights! Amazing location too, laudromat and supermarket right outside and only a few minutes walk to the duomo


Hostel is too cluttered with junk (such as broken cupboards, broken fridges) and too small. There is no common room, kitchen only has two chairs, there is no where for guests to sit or hang apart from their beds, the room is way too hot even with the fans provided. One bathroom is not enough for all the guests. Some staff kind of creepy, however, I was not even sure who was staff and who was a guest. Apparently there was free breakfast however no one got told.

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