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Via Pellicceria 1, Florence, Italy

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3434 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Staff was very friendly, provided us with all information and necessities. Every night the hostel served free sangria at 8:30pm and sometimes free food so that travellers could socialize. Probably one of the locations in Florence. Walking distance to most main attractions and restaurants/bars. Was located on a quiet street so sleeping wasn't a problem. Highly recommend!


One complaint. The lock out is terrible, I get a couple of hours but 10-4 is ridiculous. And no idea what they do cause they take apart every bunk literally dismantle the bed frame. And when you come back all of our stuff was completely moved around and mixed with other people's things so make sure to zip your bag up when you have to leave for the entire day...


It's not the most comfortable hostel, but be sure that you will meet lots of like-minded tourists and have fun. I very well appreciated the free stuff: free pasta, free wine etc. and they were the reason that made people meet in the first place. The staff is friendly and ready to help when you tell your problem. Couldn't ask for a better location: few steps to Piazza della Signoria - where Uffizi gallery, Palazzo Vecchio and nice restaurants are located. ~7-8 minutes walking to the train station


The location is probably the best in town. The staff is absolutely wonderful and they will do everything to make your stay enjoyable


Great Hostel! The staff is super friendly and helpful, and they all contribute to the atmosphere and cool ambient of the hostel. Beds are comfortable and bathrooms clean. Location is PERFECT, one block away from Piazza De La Republica. Definitely recommended!


Definitely a good place to stay. Close to the train station and really easy to find. Staff really helpful.


The guys were really accommodating, there was free drinks and snacks the evening we arrived which was an excellent way of the guests to get to know each other. Comfortable beds, great night in Florence!

  • 17th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent location and thats worth alot, but that's all this hostel has going for it. They try to position themselves as a party hostel, but kick you out of your room from 10am to 4pm to "clean." They do not clean clearly because the rooms are quite dirty and the bathrooms are rather moldy and smelly. What they actually do, I'm not sure, but I came back at around 2pm one day and all of the bunk beds were folded up and the mattresses were standing up along the walls. I'd post a photo if I could.


Had an amazing time here, everyone was super friendly the rooms were quite large and air conditioned. There were a lot of stairs getting to the place and a little trouble finding it everyone knows it as a Student home free wine pizza partys at night were great! The only downfall is there was only two bathrooms but they're super clean. It is perfectly situated a few streets over from the Duomo. Also very close to the Accademia and bridges to the other side of the river. I would stay again.


This hostel is in a prime location, though difficult to find, building was well secured. Atmosphere was fantastic, it's small enough that everyone could hangout and go out together! Although when someone was sick the bathroom smelled like puke for the next few days, which was gross. We either got free dinner or wine and snacks every night!! There's no elevator FYI. The lockers are small but just enough for your valuables! Only two bathrooms but wasn't ever a huge issue. And lockout from 10-4


The staff manager in this hostel is the best I've ever been to. Everything is great here, especially for the tourists traveling alone. The hostel provides FREE pasta or wine every night!


Well, the location was perfect, just 3 minutes walk to Ponte Vecchio, however you can't find the apartment easily, almost nothing has written at the entrance. It's clean, no problem while staying, but 2 bathrooms are definitely not enough for 25 people. Also they wake you up at 10 a.m. to leave cause it's closed between 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Nobody allowed to stay inside because of cleaning, but it's to long. Staff is nice and free drinks everynight, but it's expensive comparing to facilities.


Best hostel in Florence!! Great friendly staff and young people, clean, and free wine every night!!


Only stayed for 2 nights and for what it was and the price id say it was okay. Only 2 toilets for 20+ people but it was great for meeting other travelers. Be wary of the 10-4 lockout hours. I would stay again.


The hostel was in a great place very central to everything, the only down side is that they lock you out for 10am till 4pm to clean the rooms! friendly staff and really helpful :)


Free sangria on Friday/Saturday nights. Open lobby to meet others. Good wifi, showers, bathrooms. Only two bathrooms for 20-25 people though. Fun place overall.


Complete WASTE OF MONEY: 1. Only 2 bathrooms in the whole hostel. 2. Lockout from 10:00-16:00 everyday (nobody can stay in the hostel). 3. Impossible to find (no signs). 4. WiFi only works in small common area. 5. Have to climb 4 flights of stairs to get to it. Don't make the same mistake.


I only stayed here for one night but I had a nice stay. The guy that runs the place was friendly, I arrived on a Saturday night which is sangria night and was literary handed a glass as I walked through the door. There was a long wait for the bathroom most of the time and I have seen nicer bathrooms too, but the beds were comftable and there was a good social space so it was really easy to meet people. Also the location is perfect, you can't get much more central than this place.


Great staff!!

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent place to stay. Staff here goes out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Dave and Moazam both are very kind and helpful. Best part about this hostel is that they have free Sangria Nights where people meet and bond. Also Dave takes care of partying!! ;) Moazam on the other hand will make sure you feel at home. Location of this hostel is the biggest advantage. Every sight in Florence is 10-15mins walk or less.

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