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Hotel San Giovanni Reviews

via cerretani 2, Florence, Italy

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121 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Staff was incredibly kind and understanding! So willing to help including dragging your 45 lb luggage to your room!

  • 23rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hotel was very basic - more like a hostel really. We had the room first on your left, with a view looking at some flats. Room was incredibly basic, and the bathroom was pretty dirty and cramped. For example, you couldn't sit on the toilet straight and when in the shower the shower curtain clung to you. Worst problem was that our AC unit constantly failed - considering it was 35c outside, we had no respite from the heat and had to take cold showers all night. However, Umberto was lovely.

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The annex was great. Off the main path a little but quiet and still a view of the duomo. The bathroom seemed recently updated and very clean. Breakfast in the morning was light but good.

  • 19th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Stayed in the San Lorenzo annex of Hotel San Giovanni. Great location just 1 block from Duomo. Nice sized room, with private shower and loo. Central 'lounge' area with tea and coffee facilities. good wifi.

  • 27th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


A wonderful, traditional pensione. If you've never stayed in this kind of accommodation before it may seem a little basic but for the price, location and lovely staff this can't be beat.


Excellent location! Right across from the Duomo. You couldn't beat it. Nice, old-world charm hostel, with charming bedrooms. We got a private ensuite and the room was gigantic! It could have easily been 2 bedrooms. Great and friendly staff. Close to the station (8 minute walk) and easy to find. Next to a ton of great restaurants. Will definitely stay there again!


Just thinking about this hostel makes me shiver. It's so old that I think it was built back when the Duomo was built. I love Umberto, the owner, and that's why it hurts me to write this review. Everything was very clean but the facilities were just old. For someone who's used to staying in modern hotels - I would love to see this place get renovated because the location is perfect. The double bed is also just two twin beds pushed together so sleeping on it was very uncomfortable.

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