Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Welcome to Bassetto Guesthouse!

We are located in Certaldo, in the belly button of Tuscany, a beautiful region of vineyards, olive groves and medieval towns. This is the place where you will find a true taste of Tuscany and the 'bella vita' in an authentic XIVth century setting.
We are bringing Tuscany country living to the backpacking world. If you need a relaxing break from the busy cities, then we are the place for you. At Bassetto, you will be able to regather your thoughts while you relax next to our pool or swing the afternoon away in a hammock with a glass of wine in hand and then at night, you can take a walk through a garden while being surrounded by fireflies after you have had a dinner in our wine cellar.
Bassetto Guesthouse was formerly a convent of Benedictine monks that was always open to pilgrims passing through. In 1998, our family opened Bassetto Guesthouse again to travellers with the same notion of hospitality as the monks centuries ago. We wanted our guesthouse to be unique in terms of setting and location, a place you would want to return to and somewhere to relax from city life.
We accommodate everyone here, from the lovers on their honeymoon in our private rooms to the solo backpacker in our dorm style rooms. Our private rooms and dorms, are separated from each other across the yard, with their own both kitchens and common areas.
Explore through landscapes sculpted by sunflowers, rolling hills and farms either on foot, bicycle, and horse. Day trips by train are easy from Certaldo to go exploring the big cities to see the splendours of Florence, Siena, Pisa which are mostly an hour away.
We organise and run a number of activities from a fresh pasta cooking class with a local chef to day trips to San Gimignano and wine tour. When the weather is amazing, we can even take you out to Pisa for a day.
Bassetto Guesthouse will always make you feel like you won’t want to leave and with our friendly English speaking staff who are always able to help. We are situated in the perfect place to experience the real Tuscany.

There is something for everyone here!

We also offer a free pick up (5pm) and drop off (9:30am) service to Certaldo train station. More details will be sent to you in the confirmation email.

Please note, due to a tourism levy in the region, we have to charge a 1€ per night, per person tax.

We look forward to seeing you in Certaldo. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    I've never felt more at home. It was relaxing, fun, entertaining and quiet all at the same time. I didn't know that was possible. The staff is so wonderful!!! They plan all kinds of events that are VERY affordable. I can't wait for you to meet Jo when you arrive. BOOK THIS PLACE NOW
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    A home from home in the rolling Tuscan hills. Bassetto is a sprawling complex of old buildings, fascinating in itself. The staff are great, and more like friends after a day or two. Comfy beds, blankets for warmth (you might need them out of season), kitchen for cooking and long chats into the evening, over wine and guitar playing. It's also a good base for exploring Florence, San Gimignano and Siena, though I was happy just mooching about Certaldo and the countryside around.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2019
    Came across the Basetto while I was looking for a place to stay in Florence. Drawn in by all the positive reviews, I decided to give it a go. The amazing staff offer a pick up from the train station and before the end of the evening I had decided to extend my stay. Jo and the rest of the staff are incredible, welcoming and unbelievably hospitable. I truly felt like I was at home and surrounded by family during my stay. Basetto holds a special place in my heart & I look forward to my next visit.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    Great vibe. Rustic buildings. Lots to see in the area and plenty of places to go for a day trip (pisa, florence, cinque terre, etc) Jo was amazing and super helpful. Rest of the staff were also super nice. This place was a very welcome stay after being in Rome for a few nights. Would recommend!!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2019
    Had an amazing time here! Jo was so incredible and helpful, really made me feel at home! Absolutely would recommend!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 May 2019
    Staying here is an experience! Quiet, beautiful, friendly and lovely staff who genuinely cares about your wellbeing and experience (Jo, you're the best!). Lovely place to unwind and experience a slower Italian lifestyle in the Tuscan hills. But note--the hostel itself is not cushy. It can get quite cold at night and the wifi doesn't really work, but there are hot showers and hammocks outside to read in, and that's more the reason why you come to Bassetto. P.S. Cooking class is an AMAZING value.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Apr 2019
    Perfect. Amazing. Incredible. Wonderful. Great. Just a few words I can think of to describe my stay at Bassetto. It was the perfect mid-solo-travel break away. I will certainly be back!!
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Apr 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here! It’s a really unique experience to stay in a 13th century monastery in the Tuscan countryside and if you’re looking for some chill time in between Rome and Florence then this is a must! The town itself is small but nice to explore and nearby San Gimignano and the vineries are definitely worth a visit. Thanks to Jo for being a great host and sharing her amazing chocolate cake with us! PS- they have amazing warm showers!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 May 2019
    Great stay at Bassetto! Jo was an amazing host. I highly recommend the pasta class, it was so much fun!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Apr 2019
    Great hostel for meeting people. I came just as they were starting again for the season so there wasn’t as much to do and it was freezing cold at night but I can only imagine how beautiful and fun it is in the summer!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Games Room