Youth Hostel Villa Camerata Reviews
Reviews & Ratings Explained
The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.
All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »
Don't let the location put you off. It is a lovely clean spacious hostel. The bar and restaurant are closed over winter. It is a nice place to stay.
Beautiful old building. It's a bit far from the city center but otherwise good value.
Staff was very nice and spoke good english. The hostel was clean, people were friendly. The location is on the outskirts of town, so it is the end of the bus line. Takes a while to get to hostel from center of town.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
This hostel is really far from the city centre which can make things difficult esp. at night, but the house and estate is beautiful, and it was a pleasure to stay here. The staff were very helpful, breakfast was adequate - and the option for a meal in the evening was useful. I met a lot of great people here and found it easy to socialise, I enjoyed my stay :)
The hostel is a bit off from the centre but it's garden is beautiful. The location and the showers cater to campers as well. It accommodates a lot of guests and as a result the showers are not quite always as clean as one would like them to be. The staff is efficient, the breakfast very minimalist. It's certainly a good solution for youth groups and alike or if you travel through Italy by car.
Would totally recommend, only downside is location. When you get out of the train station, cross the srreet right in front of you before getting on the bus, or else you do an entire round of florence before returning to the train station etc.
Youth hostel? More like POOth hostel. This place is in the middle of nowhere and impossible to find. The rooms were dirty and the "common room" was so quiet you could hear a mouse fart. No information was offered about tours or the city, and we had to lug our luggage up a very long hill. It's not worth the money you save to stay here because getting in and out of town is such a pain. But hey, if isolation and the feeling that you're in a mental hospital is your thing, then by all means stay here
This hostel is located in an area cut out the side of a hill. As such, it is beautiful, has lots of bugs, and is a 10 minute uphill walk from the nearest bus station. The combination of open windows and lit rooms happened to be an open invitation to insects of all kinds, who are friendly enough to buzz around your ear as you're trying to sleep, if they're not too busy feasting on your blood.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel, had the best 2 nights sleep of my entire 2 weeks travelling. It was really easy to find, in a clean, safe, thoroughly pleasant environment, only a short bus ride from town. The general atmosphere was great, and the staff and other travellers young and old were friendly. Even the breakfast was good. My only issues were the wifi only working in the foyer, when it was working, making it hard to plan my travels, and the showers were a bit on the cold side.
The building itself is a large, beautiful, old estate and was pretty cleanly. My sister and I stayed for 2 nights requesting a women's dorm, but 4 young men were placed with us unexpectedly. The gentleman checking us out seemed surprised at this and gave a small discount. The women staff were generally unfriendly and unhelpful, wanting to chat amongst themselves. Not many english speaking staff. Breakfast was ok, the coffee is terrible. Stayed for the low cost, not worth saving a few Euros.
The hostel was to big for Me, there were alot of 16 year olds, and the badest part, there were no kichten so you can not Cook your on meal. And the breaktfast was okey. Good transfer with bus to downtown Florens.
Would have been nice if they had real towels, even if just to rent. The estate is amazing, just a little far from town center, which can be a good thing too. Super helpful staff. Super friendly people. Excellent atmosphere. I was wowed by the value.