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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 9.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    This is by far the BEST hostel I have ever stayed at. Jo is AMAZING! The vibe here is so inclusive and welcoming, it truly felt like a home away from home and I never want to leave! Thank you to Alyssa, Connor, and Jo for such an unforgettable experience. Everyone needs to stay here, it’s a true Tuscan experience with service unlike anything else. Cannot wait to come back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Best hostel I have visited outside of OZ. Worth a detour.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Absolutely loved the place. If you need to get away from the cities and crowds you need to come here. You can relax enjoy and drink lots of wine. Certaldo is small but you can spend hours drinking and eating. Want to do day trips?! Do Siena, Florence, Lucca. Possibilities are endless. Take a wine tour organized but the hostel. Also the pasta class is super recommended.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2019
    Amazing Italian experience - loved the pasta class and wine tour (both are a must!!). Jo and Connor were great, very accommodating and got into the thick of socialising. Would very much recommend this place to anyone! Worth the trip out to certaldo from Florence.
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2019
    Amazing hostel with lovely staff and people. I made many friends while staying here and it was a perfect break from the big cities. Pasta making was so much fun and definitely explore certaldo as it is a beautiful old town. Jo was an amazing host who was such fun to be around and made everyone feel welcome. My only advice is follow the directions on the welcome email and don't use Google maps to get there, Google will get you lost
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    I would die in this hostel and be happy. Supposed to spend 4 nights here but looks like I’ll be here for weeks at this point. Jo gives a piece of herself to every person who walks into her family. Everything is PERFECT. Read the description people... you get exactly what it says. Resident eye-candy Connor is a cleaning maniac so you’ll find nothing to complain about. If you do... perhaps a 5 star hotel is more your speed? LOVE IT HERE. TRUST ME. DONT BE LAME... BOOK BASSETTO
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Oct 2019
    Amazing place to stay away from the cities. Great vibe and cool place to meet people. Got quite cold at night in the house but it was october. Cute guesthouse with kitchen and living room to chill. An hour by train from Florence. Pasta making class was super fun. Would stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • 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