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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.

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 8.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    The only thing I was missing is the sofas in common room.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Jun 2019
    Wonderful place
    Russia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    07 Jul 2019
    Very convenient location, great value for money. Helpful and friendly staff.
    Singapore, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    04 Jul 2019
    The hostel is good. Kitchen is nice. Open common room. Florence is small so it's all walkable -- 15 min walk to where everything is. Bunk bed frames are metal and shaky which is t great, but beds are fine. Decent hostel.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    04 Jul 2019
    I enjoyed my stay. Great location. Bathroom and WC right across from room.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Jul 2019
    The hostel was pretty clean, However it was very basic, there was no soap in the bathroom even for handwashing. The bed was okay, mine had a pretty big sag in the middle of it so I struggled to sleep. We had a mini aircon unit which helped a lot with the heat during the night since there was barely a window. Overall, stay wasn’t bad, but I recommend showering at night, in the morning it was pretty grubby. I probably wouldn’t recommend for more than a one-night stay, but you get what you pay for.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2019
    Was an all round okay hostel. What you need but nothing special. Okay bathrooms. Lockers all fine and beds a bit flimsy but alright. Lost two hats in weird circumstances but sure I was just being stupid. Was okay!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Jul 2019
    Basic hostel in a good location. The rooms are small for the amount of people there.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Jul 2019
    Overall my stay here was ok, but I had a poor experience with one of my bags, I Locked my bag in the locker opposite the bed I used, when I returned I found all my things were gone and my locker broken into, Ready to call the authorities I went to the reception to ask for their advice, Finding out that they had broken my lock themselves and removed my clothes as it was not in the locker corresponding to my bed. I felt quite violated as they had gone through my things whilst transferring them.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9

    Rating

    14 Jul 2019
    This hostel was honestly extremely bad, I walked in and I could smell some weird things.. the rooms weren’t great and the crowd at the hostel itself was terrible..
    India, Female, 18-24
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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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