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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • 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
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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 find a home away from home, where 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. In the evening you can take a stroll to the vineyards to watch the sunset over Certaldo Alto, our local medieval town, and at night you can sit in the garden watching the stars and chatting with your fellow guests while being surrounded by fireflies.
Bassetto Guesthouse was formerly a convent of Benedictine monks that was always open to pilgrims passing through. In 1998, our family reopened Bassetto Guesthouse 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 couples and families in our private rooms and apartments, 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 separate kitchens and common areas.
Explore through landscapes sculpted by sunflowers, rolling hills and farms either on foot, bicycle, or horse. Day trips by train are easy from Certaldo so you can go exploring the big cities and see the splendours of Florence, Siena, and Pisa all of which are within an hour.
We organise and run a number of activities from a fresh pasta cooking class with a local chef, to day trips to San Gimignano, Lucca, Volterra, local waterfalls and of course wine tasting!
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 offer a free pick up from Certaldo train station at 5pm (if booked 24 hours in advance and subject to availability) We also do a drop off at Certaldo station at 9:30am every morning (except Sunday when the drop off is at 9am)

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 10.0

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2020
    Just AMAZING! Had such a good time, Jo’s the best!
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2020
    Bassetto Guesthouse is a dream from start to finish. I went for a 4 night stay and loved it so much I ended up returning just 3 weeks later to stay another 7 days! The house, pool, gardens, surrounding vineyards, gorgeous dogs and cats, this place is perfect for chilling out and reading books, bike riding, drinking wine, cooking; a sun-kissed Call Me By Your Name vibe. Jo & everyone who works there is so friendly and you really feel like you’re welcomed into a family when you stay at Bassetto.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2020
    I enjoyed an amazing stay here. Absolutely magical location surrounded by vineyards, and all within easy travelling distance of Siena, Florence and Pisa (by train). Jo was a fantastic host and could not have been more helpful and welcoming. I definitely hope to return one day soon. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2020
    This place is not only beautiful but felt like a home away from home. My stay was incredible, and I can’t thank Jo enough for her hospitality. Already planning my next visit!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2020
    a return to bassetto is like a return to home. Third season in a row this year. I absolutely adore this place and fall more and more in love with every stay. The pool, views, rooms + newly renovated bathrooms are amazing - But above ALL, the incredible manager JO!!! Jo makes this place feel like an absolute home - we love you. thank u for making our stay so seamless + enjoyable. Huge shoutout for making us feel so safe, especially with everything going on in regards to covid - see u next year! x
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Oct 2019
    My stay at Bassetto was really beautiful.. Despite arriving in the last week of the season, i had such a magical time, Jo is an absolute LEGEND! The property is like being on your own personal patch of paradise, PLENTY of space to be on your own reading painting or whatever self-love vice you got going on or theres the bustling kitchen (the best place to make friends), the pool, hammocks and endless areas for hanging with like minds! I will be returning to volunteer in the summer! ;D THANKYOU!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Oct 2019
    Fantastic hostel and brilliant staff!
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2019
    Bassetto is hands-down the best hostel i’ve stayed in so far! ultimate hostel vibes here!! Jo is a lovely human being who i miss already. i wish i could’ve stayed forever! town is not far at all, nor is the train station. i recommend the pasta class, visiting the old town, going on day trips, and hanging around the kitchen to catch the gossip from Jo lol xxxxxxxx I’m definitely coming back here
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Jul 2020
    I had a great stay at Basetto Guesthouse! Beautiful old place in an old charming town with good restaurants nearby and it had a great location for visiting Pisa, Siena and Florence with trains until around 10 at night. The place was also very social while I was there! People had common dinner together in the garden and chilled together at the premise during the day when people were not going on tours.
    Denmark, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Aug 2020
    Becky and Sophie - wonderful little place. We’d booked a dorm room but they’d upgraded us to the guesthouse to a private room. The place was lovely and amenities were fantastic- like being at home, lovely sofa area and books everywhere! Really lovely building. Jo the manager was fantastic, so accommodating. Genuinely very sad we only stayed for one night - would definitely come back!!
    Wales, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's