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Hostel Santa Monaca

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Santa Monaca is one of the oldest and historical hostel in Florence. What make Santa Monaca recommendable is the amazing staff that run the place, the great central location in the traditional Santo Spirito quarter. For real backpackers who enjoy simplicity and history combined together this is the perfect place. Built in a Church frame this was an ex convent, you may be lucky and attend at one of the music event run in the annexed ex-church. Also what make this place special are Ida and Giuliano who are always trying to help every customer making you feel at home.

Property Description

The santa monaca hostel has been running for 40 years, the service, the price, the hospitable atmosphere, and the young dynamic management all make Santa Monaca one of the best known and most popular hostels in Florence.

The hostel is located in an ancient convent of the 15th century in the historical centre of Florence in the quarter of Santo Spirito.
The main museums and monuments are within a few minutes walking distance, as is the city's main railway station.
As this is an independent youth hostel there is no age limit and a yha card is not required.

Hostel facilities and services:
- air conditioning
- full guest kitchen available
- free internet access
- free wi-fi internet connection
- free bed linen
- free city maps
- credit cards accepted
- towels and padlocks for free
- historical city centre location
- outdoor terrace
- security guard at night

Curfew from 3am to 6am.

Please note:
Starting from the 1st of January 2018 the CITY TAX in Florence is going to be increased and it's not INCLUDED in the price of your bed.
The amount will be 2,00 EURO PER PERSON PER NIGHT instead of 1,50 EURO.
Payable directly in cash at the reception during check-in.

ATTENTION
Please note:
Starting from the 1st of January 2020 the CITY TAX in Florence is going to be increased and it's NOT INCLUDED in the price of your bed.
The amount will be €3,00 PER PERSON PER NIGHT.
Payable directly in cash at the reception during check-in.

Reservations can be cancelled or changed directly through Hostelworld.com
or by e-mail at least 48H before the day of arrival (by 12 am of 2 days before).
In any case after that time the cost of the first night will be charged on the credit card for “no-show”.

Check-in can be done between 6 am and 2 am.

Rooms are available at 1.30 pm.
For arrivals prior to 1.30 pm it's possible to use luggage room, kitchen and common room.
Bathrooms upstairs are closed between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm for cleaning,
but are available downstairs by the reception.
Check-out is at 10.30 am.


***A passport or ID for European Union Citizens is necessary for check in. Residents of the city of Florence and it’s Provinces are not permitted to stay in the Hostel.***
Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 06:00 am to 02:00 am.
Check out before 10:30 .
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes not included - occupancy tax 2.00 EUR per person per night.
Curfew from 3am to 6am.
Non smoking. View House Rules

Overview

Culture vultures, listen up: Hostel Santa Monaca is one of the oldest and most atmospheric hostels in Florence. It’s set in a 15th-century convent, no less. Check in, then make your way to the outdoor terrace to get to know fellow travellers and bask in the Tuscan sun. If you’re lucky, you can catch live music in the original church auditorium. To make your stay extra special, we're firm believers in the power of the freebie: Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels and city maps are all on us.

Location

You can save cash on transport by staying with us: we're within walking distance of all the most blog-worthy sights, including the Basilica di Santo Spirito and the Natural History Museum. The airport train takes you to Florence's main station, Firenze Santa Maria Novella. You can walk from here to the hostel in 20 minutes, crossing the river at Ponte Alla Carraia on the way. The lively San Frediano district surrounds the hostel and is packed with places to eat, drink and soak up laid-back Florentine vibes.

Rooms and Dorms

If you're bringing a friend, pick one of our spacious double rooms. Fancy meeting other travellers? A mixed or all-female dormitory will give you a ready-made opportunity to swap travelling stories. Secure lockers (grab your free lock from reception) in every room keep your luggage safe from check-in to check-out. Large windows make the dorms bright and airy, as well as offering views of Florence’s rooftops and domes. Yep, time to get the camera out.

Extras and activities

We’ve run our hostel for 40 years, so we know a thing or two about the details that make the difference. Keep your kit fresh with our self-service laundry, or pick up essentials at the mini-market (sun cream, anyone?). The guest kitchen is the place for cooking up a huge pot of fresh pasta to share in the dining room. Staying out late? Our night-time security guard will be on hand to see you in safely.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Dec 2019
    The best hostel I have ever seen. Everywhere is so clean, all stuff are so helpfull and friendly. If I cam back again defiantly I will be stay at this hostel.
    Turkey, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    01 Dec 2019
    Super great. Happy places like this still exist in Firenze. Simple and refreshing. I felt at home here.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Nov 2019
    Stayed there two nights and loved it. The only concern that I have that I could not find men’s shower room on same floor so had to go to different floor. Be ready to climb many stairs. Location is superb and easily accessible to all major tourist points.
    India, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    02 Dec 2019
    Very clean hostel. Great value for the price. The kitchen was a little old and dirty both times I tried to use it. I guess that had to do more with the ppl using it and not the hostel.
    Taiwan China, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    25 Nov 2019
    Quiet, reasonably central and clean. Good value for money. The stairs are a bit of a killer.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Dec 2019
    Basic but good value given the price and a great place to stay if you are just looking for a bed. Even though it had a kitchen and dining area there was no communal lounge and we didn’t come across too many other people. Our room was right at the top and was very big and quite.
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Dec 2019
    The Hostel is in a very good location, however the atmosphere it self is not nice. Not cozy at all. The common area is really poor and cold. The staff is nice and helpful. The bathroom has an ensuite but just toilet not shower. I would not stay again.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0

    Good

    06 Dec 2019
    From the photos provided on the website, it wasn't clear that our bathroom didn't have a shower! We got a room with 4 bedrooms with supposedly a private bathroom, but it only had a toilet and a sink. The showers were shared with the rest of the hostel. Besides that, it was adequate: clean, well located, and the staff was helpful.
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    03 Dec 2019
    I booked the 4 bed mixed with ensuite, mmm well the ensuite has no shower. It has a toilet and hand basin but it's that small you struggle to turn around. The door for the ensuite has frosted glass which everytime someone turns the light on it lights the whole room.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 4.3

    Rating

    08 Dec 2019
    I arrived there late after my bus travel. The person at the reception was extremely rude and I didn't feel welcomed at all. The bed was ok but constantly creaky the whole night. Showers don't have hangers in there, but there is a stool right next to them. I felt i could've stayed somewhere else for the money i paid with better experience
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


Hostel Santa Monaca says

Santa Monaca is one of the oldest and historical hostel in Florence. What make Santa Monaca recommendable is the amazing staff that run the place, the great central location in the traditional Santo Spirito quarter. For real backpackers who enjoy simplicity and history combined together this is the perfect place. Built in a Church frame this was an ex convent, you may be lucky and attend at one of the music event run in the annexed ex-church. Also what make this place special are Ida and Giuliano who are always trying to help every customer making you feel at home.

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