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via Volta dei Tintori nr. 1, Florence, Italy

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84%

Rating
488 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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97%

We had a lovely stay here. The room was lovely, really nice! It was in a great location and we had a great time here. The room was clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed- even a mini bar!


100%

This was a great hostel! The location is amazing, especially since we didn't have a car, and the room was clean and pleasant, as was the bathroom. I was slightly worried about such an inexpensive room, but it ended up being perfect.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

I really liked to have free access to the hostel and my room without having to check in or out with people. If you are very social and want to hang out with fellow travelers, this place is not for you. It's just a simple place to sleep. But comfy enough and with a private bathroom.

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

I reserved this hostel very last minute and was very surprised by the quality of the hostel. It is so close to all of the attractions and the nightlife surrounding the hostel is amazing. The beds were comfortable and towels were provided. Along with cookies and tea. The hosteses were very friendly and helpful.


100%

very large room, Internet very good, very friendly and helpful staff, the day of check-out you can leave your luggage without any problem ... very central, only a few minutes walk from the most important places by visits .. I recommend to all

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

wonderful staff, gave many advices for places to eat, and the most important places to visit .. gorgeous room, with tea, biscuits and candies thank you very much

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

The bed was not good, we ended up putting two of the many pillows under the mattress and that helped, but we forgot to remove them? Otherwise it was ok! Thank you, Elizabeth Miller

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

The location was excellent, right on the river and within easy walking distance to everything. The hostess was friendly, helpful, and eager to make sure our visit to Florence was the best possible. Our room was beautiful, clean, and very relaxing. Out hostess made wonderful suggestions for side trips, the best was to watch the sunset from across the river at Piazzella Michaelangelo, (free for a lovely 15 minute walk) which was amazing, complete with a local street concert. Wifi a little spotty.


71%

Hard to find the door of hostel


97%

This didn't feel like a hostel -- it felt like a hotel. Our 5-bed room was gorgeous, with high ceilings and beautiful decor. They even served us biscuits and candy. The receptionist was great and showed us attractions and restaurants to visit. It was no more than 20 minutes walking to all the main attractions. My only critique is there is no breakfast. Other than that it was fabulous, can't believe we only spent €30 each for this place.


77%

Hostel room was large and in a great location! We were able to use a kitchen which was great too! Staff at check in were lovely :) The only complaint we have is that there were TERRIBLE mosquitoes every night if we left the windows open. Might be worth putting in screens? Or mosquito repellent? There were dead mosquitoes squashed on walls so think other people had the same problem? Other than that it was a great stay :)


69%

Room was very spacious and nice. Beds were incredibly comfortable. Wifi does not work in the rooms--only in the lobby, where the man behind the desk was not super happy about guests spending a lot of time in the lobby.


66%

Major issue: the staff spoke very, very little English. Besides that, it was okay.


66%

Really small rooms but confortable. Dirty.. so much.


60%

the staff very nice, the hostel so so.


97%

This was a great location (less than 5 from city center and everything) and amazing place for the price. We got a double room and had our own bathroom. Staff was helpful and everything was clean.


97%

Absolutely fantastic! In a brilliant location, rooms were beautiful, staff were very friendly! We all had a lovely time here and I'd 100% stay here again, great value for money :) Thanks so much!

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The hostel was right off a street with lots of restaurants and bars and super close to the river which has tons of great shops and more restaurants, which was great for us. The check-in office is NOT in the same building as the rooms, but the walk to the hostel where you actually stay is not far (less than 5 minutes). The room was small but clean, basically a bed to sleep in and that's it, but we were perfectly comfortable.


94%

My friend and I only stayed for one night but loved this hostel. I would especially recommend it if you are staying in Florence for more than one night. The rooms were very cozy and decorated and there were cookies and candies to munch on with tea in the room. The location was great; it was extremely easy to get around to all the major sights in Florence and there is a gorcery store across the street.


100%

This Hostel was really great! It was cute, clean and the double bed was comfy, we even had an eu-suit bathroom which was a nice surprise!The owner was really generous and funny which made the environment of the hostel nice and 'homely'. I would stay there again for sure and i would recommend it to everyone (except my enemies because its too nice for them).

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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