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Hostel Santa Monaca Reviews

Via Santa Monaca 6, Florence, Italy

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1579 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Stayed here for 3 nights in a 6 bed female dorm. Room was large, beds comfortable, and lockers (although on the small side) fit my book-bag nicely. Located right next door to a supermarket so you are able to get food/drinks as needed to save money instead of eating out. Hostel is about a 15 minute walk from the train station, not too far away to make it a hassle but just far enough off the beaten path to have a nice quiet night's sleep.


The staff were very friendly and helpful, beds were comfortable enough, but the showers weren't great. Everyone staying at the hostel was very friendly though. I was very close to a lot of vwry nice things to see, but not sureounded by other tourists and the area had a nice vibe. I would stay here again.


There were lots of brochures so I found a few great things to do. Staff were lovely and helpful. Good location. Felt safe. Comfortable bed. Lots of mozzies. Not very good showers..and there was a bandaid in one.


Good location for the station and the city. The staff were very helpful in advice and recommendations. Room had lockers for security but the bunks weren't very stable. Shower and toilet was clean. Hostel slightly Faulty Towersesque in feel with stairs up and down - a maze. Small terrace - too small for hostel size. No common room for meeting others and breakfast not included.

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Dear Guest, thank you for your review and welcome back :) We have a big common room near the kitchen room. We don't serve breakfast and we have a big kitchen to use. See you soon,


Location is good, but too noise outside!toilet is clean, but the shower room was bad.


Hostel santa Monica is very central located hostel. It's literraly huge. Lots of people staying up there infact toilests are usually clean.


It has a good kitchen and a large common room area. But it's really dirty, the wifi is terrible, and the showers are really far away from the rooms. The lockers are small (your backpack won't fit, but big enough to store valuables). Hard to be social because the rooftop terrace is tiny and closes early. There is an annoying lockout from 10-2 and a curfew. Don't come here if you like to party. Friendly staff though and great location.


Stayed in the 22 person dorm. Nice kitchen, communal area and outside terrace. Nice staff.


Great little cafe literally a minute's walk from the hostel. Good breakfast, great price.

  • 23rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Friendly hostel staff. Overall is a good hostel. One demerit point is that the female shower cubicles drainage system needs to be improved as when someone is showering the water is unable to drain off properly creating a mini flood...


It was amazing place! Especially the building . It was the dorm for charch before.


Nice hostel in the most perfect location. Nice kitchen to cook meals. Could have better wifi and they could dust a bit more but overall nice place. Didn't like that they locked you of the rooms from 10-2 and needs more outlets


Excellent for about €20 .Friendly, helpful staff.... Super clean and really good facilities. Overall 10 out of 10. highly recommend to everyone.

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


This is an ok hostel a little removed from the center of the action in Florence. The staff are nice but the atmosphere is lacking a little as the hostel has a bit of a clinical feel to it, like it used to be a hospital. Also the WiFi was fairly useless during my stay. The old school lock out rule, between 10 am and 2 pm, is also a little bizarre - I haven't seen this for a long time and it seems a little outdated.


Does not have the atmosphere of a hostel for young people. Has CURFEW at night and they close the rooms every day for cleaning for 3 hours and they dont let you in to take your stuff or use the bathrooms (only the one in reception which was NOT clean).


The only bad thing is that there are very few outputs in the dorm. You have to go all the way down to the common area to do that.


Staff were very friendly, but they were obviously understaffed, so there was often a wait if you needed something. Very good location - everything within walking distance. Perfectly reasonable 3am lockout and closure for cleaning during the day. The 22 bed dorm is what you expect - a bit like a prison, but that's what you get for that price. Good atmosphere, would definitely stay there again.


Ok hostel, rooms need fly screen on the windows as there is no air condition and they get very hot. Without fly screen the Mosquitos were about. Only one power plug in the room which was annoying. Easy walking distance from the station


The building is very old, a lot of stairs to get in the room. The room was hot and the bathrooms were very busy and dirty. The location is ok, but you have to walk a little to find a restaurant (specially if you arrive at night). There is a good place in the corner with cheap breakfast. It is a good hostel, but does not worth the money.


Perfect location, cheap, good value for money. The collective bathrooms are alright. The only weakness is that the rooms are not so ventilated, and the air gets really "heavy" sometimes.

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