Staying in a large dorm, don't expect perfect cleanliness in the shower/bathroom area. However, they give you new sheets for your bed, and the rest of the hostel is kept very clean. Staff were very friendly, though didn't offer suggestions for things to do in the city when I asked (perhaps they thought the choices were obvious enough). Breakfast provided was excellent, and for the price absolutely worth it - would stay again in a heartbeat.
A bit of an experience, this is definitely a party hostel, so if you want to sleep before midnight, I'd recommend earplugs and an eye mask and you'll be golden. The lockout is long, but you can be in the common area during that time, just not in the rooms, and even being out of the rooms by 10 isn't strictly enforced. The staff are lovely, and if you're friendly to them, they make you feel like part of their family. They even made dinner for us one night. Great location, would stay again.
Florence PLUS was great. Big hostel, great facilities, very clean. It tends to attract big student groups who party in the bar downstairs, so if you want to sleep, I'd recommend ear plugs. Great location, easy to find. Would definitely stay again.
Staff was great, really helpful and knew a lot about the city. The hostel seems to attract a cool bunch of people, so it's easy to hang out in the common area and chat with the people there. Fun place, would stay again.
Hardly felt like a hostel at all, the room was large and comfortable, and we were free to come and go as we pleased. It was easy to find and in a great location. Would definitely stay again!
I stayed two nights in the dorms at St Christopher's. The washrooms and dorm rooms were generally pretty clean, the staff was very helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. The cold breakfast was good, and there was plenty of food. The only suggestion I have to future visitors is to bring a sleeping mask and earplugs - the dorm I was in slept about 22 people, and so there can be a lot of activity in the evening and at night, especially on weekends.
The owners are kind and helpful, the boat is conveniently located, clean, and in a safe area. Rooms without private bathrooms are small but comfortable, rooms with private bathrooms are larger. Great value for the price you pay.