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Ok hostel, wouldn't stay for too long. Very nice and friendly staff that can tell you anything about Firenze. Also you can book day excursions through them along with other various activities. Some downfalls: lockout of room between 11am-2pm for cleaning, hot water only runs in the showers at arranged times of day, has no air conditioning, no soap in the bathrooms and showers were gross. Best things about this hostel are the staff and from the church next door you can hear the opera shows.
The hostel is in a great location. It has a super market next door and you can cook in the kitchen. I enjoyed my stay here. The hostel has friendly vibes because of the terrace and common room. The staff were helpful, but not chatty. The one down side is that there is no aircon so the rooms are BAKING in the height of summer.
The hostel was really hot since there is no AC. The only complaint is that a homeless man came is the kitchen and was bothering people. The rooms were secure though.
The room I stayed was extremily hot and unconfortable because of that.
Has a really good atmosphere and great facilities, never shared a room with other people before but we felt really safe. One problem we had was there were American girls in the boys toilets/showers in the mornings doing their makeup and even after being told they didn't see it as in inappropriate? It really put my boyfriend off because he couldn't have a shower. Other than that it is a really social place to stay!
Good hostel, good value for money in florence. Good kitchen, helpful and friendly staff,short walk from main train station. Although dorm rooms can be quite hot.
The staff were helpful and had a nice common area, I will stay at this hostel again!
Very nice hostel! But a little bit strange, because you can't have a HOT bath after some hour.... But really nice place :)!
Easy to find and get around from. Kitchen is too small as are fridges. Food was falling out of the fridges when they were opened. Three hobs not enough for a hostel holding 200 odd guests. Showers were dirty and generally not enough staff around.
I have mixed feelings about this hostel. When you are very active traveller and you cook by yourself for example, you definitely should stay there. Santa Monaca has got kitchen which you can use, tables and so on. You can only stay stere when you are only searching for a place to sleep because for me it was not a comfortable building to lie and rest when I was tired. The temperature in the room (6 beds for women) was so high that it was very difficult to sleep there.
Good hostel! A normal place to stay near the city center (15min). The building had to much corredors witch sometimes it was difficult to find some places inside. The recpecionist at check in was a little agressive. But the kitchen and the cafeteria was awsome and very good to meet people. Recommend this hostel
Very nice people in the hostel, willing to give advices on where to go. They don't have toilette paper on the bathroom, and neither towels, so is good to know in advance!
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- Female, 31-40
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Had an absolutely great time there, it was really close to everything and the stuff where very nice and helpful. Great atmosphere, on a rainy Sunday night we played drinking games in the common area all night!
Great location, easy walk to the heart of Florence. The hostel is clean and the staff is very organized. The only thing is that they lock the dorms from 10-2pm every day for cleaning and you have to be out during that time. There's a big kitchen, laundry facilities, and there's a supermarket next door. I would stay here again!
Santa Monaca was a very nice surprise for me in Italy.. very good kitchen, large common area, very good internet conexion, close to a supermarket, very nice staff.. my best hostel so far!
The staff were very helpful and the kitchen facilities and communal dining area were great for meeting other travellers. The rooms were also very clean, the onyl annoying thing was a lockout from 10 until 2 each day for cleaning purposes. The location was great as it was a bit out of the main touristy area on the other side of the bridge but still an easy walk everywhere and a supermarket next door. would definitely stay again
quite good hostel. Not too nice rooms, but perfectly good. Staff is a bit flexible in time, but that's everywhere in Italy.
Perfect hostel for Young people and backpackers. Staff was very helpful, especially the Young ones. I love that it has a kitchen and cooking facilities. The luggage room is a useful service.
The hostel is really nice, it's not that far from the city center and the staff is the friendliest I've ever seen.