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Hostel Santa Monaca Reviews

Via Santa Monaca 6, Florence, Italy

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1574 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Room itself not too bad and location reasonably central, but one power point for a dorm of six beds just doesn't work! Also bathrooms and showers not brilliantly clean, but ok for just a night if you don't need to charge anything...


It's really annoying when there's only a plug for the whole room, and you have to fight people to charge your phone. And there where no stairs to get to the upper bed, I had to pull a plastic bench that was used as side table to get to my bed. It was really hot but we could let the windows open because of the net to prevent mosquitoes. The staff is really helpful and nice


Cool hostel in a good location with good facilities and the receptionist was superfriendly and helpful.


Pretty decent hostel for the money you pay. The place is huge so it's a little maze-like to navigate initially and bathrooms can sometimes be a little far away from your room. Small kitchen considering number of hostel guests. Very inconvenient lock out from 10am - 2pm for cleaning.


Over all is great! Walkable distance to the old city centre n attractions, function kitchen, a supermarket next to, wifi work in the room, that is good enough!


None of our power points worked in our 8 bedroom dorm which was rather frustrating. No air con made warm night a little hard to handle. Wifi is temperamental. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Would look for another hostel if I visited Florence again.


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!

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