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Hostel Santa Monaca Reviews

Via Santa Monaca 6, Florence, Italy

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1562 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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What kind of hostel has a 3am lock out? You pay for a bed and can't even use it as they lock the doors at 3am.

  • 30th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very nice and well located hostel


We really enjoyed our stay at the hostel because it had such a great location. The facilities were good and offered everything we needed. However, our 16-bed dorm was very dark and the bunk beds were very high and did not feel very secure. For such a large hostel, we also found the outdoor terrace to be very small, with only space for around 8 people.


Everything (showers, kitchen, rooms) looked quite old and a littlebit dirty.

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great Hostel. Good to have a kitchen after traveling around for a while. Have bicycles that you can hire !!


Hostel was clean and very packed most of the time.


We spent one night here in the 20 bed dorm. There were 2 fans and all the windows were open, so the heat wasn't really an issue. There is a grocery store right next door and cooking facilities with ample dining space. Free wifi and printing for 20c per page was great. No plugs in the room but plenty in the common room. Great for a one or two night stop over.


Love the big common room with working Wi-Fi. However, the cleaning ladies once denied me my shower (I had been ill, so I wanted to take a shower after noon which was apparently unacceptable). The hostel is located next to a good supermarket and the washing machine does a better job than mine at home... At night you'll be sung to sleep as there are opera performances next door.


I had a little trouble finding the place originally. Nice staff and a decent atmosphere. I would probably stay again


This hostel is great if you don't mind dark and smelly rooms, a kitchen so dirty you can't touch anything, and being kicked out for four hours of the day, oh, and don't forget the curfew!


Lockers may not really work, especially with an average-sized lock.


It was quite good, in the summer is a bit hot in rooms. It is a bit inconvenient that the hostel is closed from 3 to 6 am. The kitchen and the bathrooms are OK. There isa good supermarket next door.


A nice place to relax after a long journey.


Great hostel, excellent staff, comfortable beds, rooms with air con, decent bathrooms. Cheap food options and markets close by. Owner provides free wine and snacks which was amazing, had a blast with the other travellers!


big hostel, kept clean but the rooms were pretty hot. plenty of showers so never had to wait. good kitchen for cooking and dining area. didn't feel very much atmosphere myself for meeting people. laundry facilities were handy, and not too expensive. location was decent, a bit of a walk to everything. would stay again here.


Eh. Stay somewhere else.

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Thanks for taking time to leave your comment, but we are really upset about it, because on it you don't even mention that you lost one of our rent bikes and you tried to leave hostel without letting us know that. That's make us really upset! Santa Monaca Staff


Big hostel located across the river from the centre of florence. Comfortable and clean air conditioned dorms. Excellent facilities: kitchen, coffee machine, dining area, wifi, terrace, tv, bike rental, free city map. This hostel is not just a place to stay the night, the hostel is designed for the budget traveller and backpacker and the staff will give you the info to make the most your time in Florence. Good price also for a tourist city Florence in the high season.


Friendly staff, supermarket next door, nice place to hang out at night around the corner. Rooms were hot though, but it has everything you need:) definitly recommend it!


Very good location, there is a supermarket just next door. Not so good was that it was extreamly hot in the room and with two fans you were still sweating a lot and in my room there was only one plug which was used for the fan. But all in all a good experience. Would recommend it!


It is really dirty bathroom and the room for 6 really like prison and very hot. I won't back there again.

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