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Hostel Santa Monaca Reviews

Via Santa Monaca 6, Florence, Italy

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1745 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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The hostel has everything you need - a good kitchen, common area, good location. The only issue I had was the second storey was SWELTERING and there's no air conditioning up there.. try get a room on the first floor!


The rooms were clean and bunk beds quite comfy and the location was excellent being close to both the town, train station and the river! Facilities to wash/dry clothes are available and easy to use and the showers we're also good! A great place to stay in Florence!

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really great hostel in an amazing city. Massive so you're bound to meet some interesting other travellers and in a really good location within walkable distance of everything.

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really love the kitchen because it is super clean. In general everything there is clean and very well maintained.

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


friendly staff, location was pretty good. The rooms were for lot of people (16 girls in a room). Bathrooms were big and very clean


Really good security, it was in a good location, not a far walk from the train station or there's also lots of buses. Would definitely stay there again.


Right by the metro station Victoria (which you can reach directly from the airport by taking the blue line to Monasteraki and switching to the green line to Victoria--50 minutes, €1.20). Room had A/C, was clean. No shower curtain in the bathroom, but it's easy enough to manage. It was an older building. The bar was never open, and was more like a counter with a few drinks behind it.


Wifi rarely worked, and the bathrooms weren't that great, but it was a fantastic location right in the city centre basically.


Despite a small issue with the booking they upgraded us and the whole hostel was well run, friendly, felt safe and had a decent vibe.


Big rooms and many showers but unfortunately they close the front doors at 3 and if you miss that you are locked out.


Great showers, good staff hostel was a bit out the way and the curfew was annoying, plus you need to meet some good people (which isn't too easy) to have a good night out.


A good place to sleep, but very big hostel with kind of a big institutional feel to it. The staff are nice but due to the sheer size of the hostel, don't really interact to much with the guests except for if you have questions. There is no real common room to hang out in, just a dining room / kitchen. Great location for visiting Florence city, and everything is very walk able form this location.


Not having security rails on the bunk beds is dangerous and a liability for the hostel.

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff was excellent -- very pleasant and always helpful. Wifi unreliable -- likely due to the number of people using it at one time, but I would hope they can beef it up a bit, because it was truly frustrating. That said, I had a very pleasant stay at Hostel Santa Monaca! Kitchen worked out great and helped trimming expenses for at least some meals. Recommend highly and will stay again next time I'm in Florence. Ciao!


Great location!

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Than you from Firenze on the other side of the river:))


16 bed girls dorm with door that was constantly left open, when we slept! Wouldn't have been a problem however we were at the other side of the building with the boys bathroom next to us and the females bathroom a good minutes walk through the building. Did not feel safe. Very large hostel, would not recommend staying unless in a group. Barely saw staff apart from check in.


This hostel is in a great location and is very large. Our time at Santa Monica was average. Our room was run down and dirty to a degree and was not the "nicest" hostel we had stayed at.Very basic and nothing special. If your looking for a large hostel with a small kitchen and more of just a place to sleep than this is perfect for you! Oh lastly, there is no A/C and the rooms are extremely hot!!! The fans don't work so you pretty much die all night. Overall, I would say this hostel was average.


Hostel was no more than 10 minutes away from most of the major sites and the staff were really nice. Only issue I had was with the wifi, tended not to work most of the time despite saying it was connected. Other than that great stay!


We had a wonderful stay here. The kitchen was great for cooking your own meals and the location was great! The staff was exceptional! Would stay here again!


Nice hostel. Nothing spectacular but it's a nice place to staystay in a good location, met some cool people on the terrace, would book again.

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