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via Volta dei Tintori nr. 1, Florence, Italy

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508 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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.


Hard to find the door of hostel


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.


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 :)


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.

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