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Heart of Tuscany Hostel Reviews

Via Vecchia Maremmana 1, San Paronto-Lamporecchio, Chianti, Italy

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117 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The hostel has a beautiful swimming pool and lovely gardens. It says it has a restaurant which serves meals of pasta wine and water starting at 9e husband had a bowl of pasta a piece of chicken and a glass of wine and was charged 28e. Our bathrooms were shabby the toilet seat was broken in half. We were not given any info as to where to get food and there was no one to ask until 8.30pm at night. There was only one sitting for dinner which was basically whenever the owner determined.


The heart of Tuscany is very picturesque however is a shuttle ride away from Empoli which costs €12 each way other than the free ride on arrival and departure. It is necessary to bring your own food as it is expensive from the restaurant. The bathroom was dirty and smelly and needed work. We enjoyed our stay but felt that the facilities needed better up-keep and prior knowledge of menu prices would have been good.


Beautiful place to stay but don't get caught up in the scams - pretty isolated area so if you need to do any grocery shopping you cant really do it unless you walk quite a bit. The property is absolutely beautiful though, but with many rules (like you can't eat or drink your own food in the common area but there is a separate place to do this, outside of the common area).

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Caro ospite, hai scelto tu di di venire in campagna nel Chianti , la desrizione della nostra stuttura che hai letto in Hostelworld corrisponde esattamente a quello che hai trovato , nessuno ti ha truffato , come tu arbitrariamente asserisci. Inostri ospiti hanno molteplici spazi attrezzati dove cucinare, mangiare e stare insieme , non pui entrare in un ristorante e pretendere di mangiare in un tavolo apparecchiato portandoti cibarie e bevande da casa. Molte grazie per il pessimo giudizio GUIDO


Best getaway place. Guido is the nicest host I've met. The location is off from the train station but he emailed me to confirm a pickup from the empoli station. When we got the hostel he made me feel at hope and even took the time to show me around. There's nothing bad I can say about this place. It's perfect and I am definately going back again.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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