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Overall an okay stay. Wished the wifi would stretch to more than just the common area, and wish we had gotten a real map that included nearby cities! Shower was cold, breakfast was alright for €2. Pretty walk to a few wineries nearby.
This hostel is not in Florence, but the people who work here really are awesome. This is great if you want to get out of the city and walk between some small tuscan towns. Great atmosphere and met some cool people.
Mosquitoes ruined it for me. Go to Bassetto Guesthouse, I did that and it beats this hostel on every level.
The best hostel we have stayed in yet! Pretty far from the city of Florence, but Tavarnelle Val di Pesa is so charming we only went into Florence once. There's a really great community vibe and the staff was welcoming and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
I loved my stay in the hostel. The staff is great and it is really easy to know people there. The place itself isnt very great, it is old, but the location is nice. You have to read carefully the information about the hostel because on saturday, the check in is at 8:30 pm which is unusual so try not to arrive on saturday!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I enjoyed my stay in the hostel. It was a little quiet, but also very personal and relaxed atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Good value for money.
Location is the best if you want to spend some time out of the city. Florence is about 1hr by bus. The bus station is close by and tickets are easy to get (3-5min walk). The views are so gorgeous that the bus trip seems about 5mins. There's a little festival where the Main St is closed off to cars so that the restraurants can flow onto the street and a market can be set up. This happens every Tuesday night during summer. There's so many free wine tasting close by. The staff are fantastic.
So hostel is not in Florence at all but even better because it's in a little village with lots of cheap wine and the best and cheapest gelato in Italy! So fun we didn't even bother going into Florence. Staff were great.
Really a great place about an hour outside of Florence. Walking distance to wineries, cafes, and a great place to watch sunsets. I would stay here again easily!
I had a great time staying here, it was nice to get out of the city for a bit. There is plenty to do nearby. I did horseback riding and lots of wine tastings (there are also cooking classes). The staff is very helpful with tips on where to eat and calling to make reservations for anything. The hostel itself was not that great. The view was of another building, there was nothing outside (plants/garden) and there was not much to do in the hostel either. But I would stay again
Loved our stay! We loved staying in such a cute and quaint little town! Tuesday night is a great night in town too! The staff were so lovely and helpful! If you are over being in a big city and want some time away where you can go to vineyards and relax then it's your place! Great value for money! We stayed a week!
The staff were really lovely and helpful! Wine region is beautiful
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
A good hostel with great potential. The staff were absolutely amazing and so willing to help. The location was great, but buses from florence stopped running pretty early. The facilities could be improved upon. Only some rooms were able to reach the common room wifi, there was no kitchen to prepare your food, and the showers werent that great and there was only one per floor. However, the overall atmosphere of the place was great and it was really easy to meet people as a solo traveller.
Ostello del Chianti is a bit out of Florence, but well worth the effort. It provides great value for money, clean rooms, relaxed atmosphere and truly amazing staff. No kitchen, but plenty of options for food in town. Very highly recommend.
The staff and atmosphere was great. Great location with the hostel being a short walk to the town centre and 3 vinyards within walking distance. Only thing poor about the place is lack of air conditioning/fans and fly screens. By the end of my stay i looked like I had chicken pox with all the mosquito bites I received during the night. You either leave the window open and get sleep and mosquito bites or you close the window and get no bites and no sleep.
The directions to the hostel are not easy to follow, but once you've found this place you aren't going to want to leave. The location is stunning with incredible views, a quaint little town and a medieval village with wine tasting a short walk down the road. No air con and the wifi wasn't great in the rooms but it still had good facilities and me and my mate loved the ping pong!
Great place about an hour out of Florence. Excellent for us as we have had a lot of big city stays and it was nice to be out in the country side for a while. Awesome atmosphere. Cheap beer and wine :)
Located in a beautiful village, make sure you go to the medieval village and try the free wine tasting. Great common area, good place to meet other travellers. There was a festival on in the village which was heaps of fun. Staff were amazing, so friendly and helpful. Only negative is the wifi wasn't great
very friendly and accommodating staff. nice rooms. unfortunately there is no air conditioning so it is quite hot and there is a very severe mosquito problem in the rooms. I was bitten dozens of times in a single night by some vicious mosquitoes, which despite the good time I had there, largely ruined the last few days of my trip for me.
Great facilities & atmosphere in the hostel, could use some fans in the rooms and shade in the outdoor areas but those are the only cons. 1Hr bus ride to Florence but that's not a real huge problem considering the cost compared to hostels in Florence. Sylvia the hostess was amazing, super helpful and gave us some of her wine to share with our dinners. We enjoyed the Tuscany countryside and local wine tours whilst there. Would stay here again if in the area.