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Hostel Santa Monaca Reviews

Via Santa Monaca 6, Florence, Italy

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1900 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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This hostel was good for the amount that you pay. There were plenty of toilets/showers. The bad thing about it was that there is no aircon so the rooms were literally like a sauna, made it incredibly hard to sleep and the power points were all grouped together in the middle of the room so if you are worried about someone taking your phone then you can't leave it on charge over night. Wifi was always cutting out and just not connecting.


There was no air conditioning. The hostel was extremely hot every night and it was almost impossible to sleep. The bathrooms were disgusting, and the wifi was basically nonexistent


10 minutes walk to the city centre. Very good location. Supermarket is just next door so you can buy daily stuff very easily. But we stayed in a dorm with only a fan which is automatically turned off at midnight and can't be switched on again...can't tolerate the heat in the summer with a fan...people in my dorm woke up several times at night because of the heat.


Easy wal to the train station. Has a nice kitchen and balcony area. Nice place, good people, would come here again.


This hostel is great but one of their cons is definitely the lack of air con in the 22-bed rooms. Met a great group of people and it made all the difference. Close enough to walk everywhere. Recommend!


The hostel was in a good location, but it was very hot inside the sleeping quarters and bathrooms.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Communal areas were great and the location is perfect for exploring Florence. Our 16bed dorm was unfortunately cramped and unbearably hot as it only had 1 fan. Opera singing could be heard through the wall - bonus! Kitchen excellent with large fridges and plenty of utensils, pasta etc. bathroom far from our room and push showers cut off quickly. Had a great stay here but wouldn't recommend a large dorm in summer.


The staff was really good. Always open to help if you ask them smth


The hostel has everything you need - a good kitchen, common area, good location. The only issue I had was the second storey was SWELTERING and there's no air conditioning up there.. try get a room on the first floor!


The rooms were clean and bunk beds quite comfy and the location was excellent being close to both the town, train station and the river! Facilities to wash/dry clothes are available and easy to use and the showers we're also good! A great place to stay in Florence!


Only complaint about this hostel was the curfew. We were not informed during check-in,but the hostel locks you out from 3-6am and 10am-2pm. However the staff is very accomadating and let us a couple of times and even late after partying one night(it is Florence)The night staff is the best! Shout out to Ali! Great hostel to stay and meet other travelers in Florence


Was alright to stay here just for a few nights. Not one of the better hostels I stayed in but not bad. Lockers were too small for bags, wifi was poor and there was no ladder for top bunk. Other then this comfortable stay. Curfew was a bit annoying though! Locked out from 10-3 in the day and locked out after 2am.


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.

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