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Hostel Santa Monaca Reviews

Via Santa Monaca 6, Florence, Italy

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1833 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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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.


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)


Typical hostel be that you get in bigger cities. Lots of people. Clean facilities. Wifi was questionable. Limited outlets.


A fantastic budget hostel. Great location away from the hectic crowds of tourists but still within easy reach of all the key attractions by foot. Super clean. Spacious. Enjoy being were the locals live. Highly recommend.


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


The location was the selling point for me - very close to bars and restaurants; also walking distance to museums and other attractions. The wi-fi was extremely spotty. No AC in hostel rooms - fans only.


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.


wifi didn't work in a room. and they turned off the light of bathroom in the night. all staffs are very kind. They gave me lots of information. easy to buy water or breads in supermarket (just 5 seconds from this hostel.!!) it was very nice to experience calm and peaceful Florence. i watched very normal life in Florence people.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.


It was clean but they close from 10AM - 2 to clean and that's frustrating. Also you can't get in after 2 AM.


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)


Stayed in the 22 bed dorm so was expecting a nightmare stay, but turned out to be good. Kitchen/common room is large, wifi is pretty bad, bathrooms ok, location is great and just around the corner from an excellent Gelateria!!


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!


Hostel Santa Monaca was a very nice place to stay. Very large hostel, with spacious rooms from what we could see, our 10 bed dorm was huge. Very good location, within a 20 minute walk of just about everywhere you'd want to go, although many places are only 5-10 minutes away. Friendly and helpful staff and large common areas. We had issues with the wifi but that is a minor and likely not long term problem. Nothing amazing per say, but definitely one of the better hostels in Florence.


Great location!

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

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