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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Deposit of approximate 30% of the total amount due is requested upon confirmation.
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Ostello del Bigallo - Bigallo Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

This former monastery, dating back to the 13th century, called Antico Spedale del Bigallo, has been renovated and equipped with all the necessary comforts to offer modern travelers the same shelter and unique experience as once, in its original medieval atmosphere.

At our Bigallo Hostel, you can choose to stay in one of our 3 characteristic dormitories accommodations:

If you’re traveling with your friends, family, or in an organized group, we suggest that you choose one of our luminous dormitories – one that sleeps 5 and the other 8; an ideal solution given their spaciousness and comfort.
The decor was created by local craftsmen following designs of renaissance beds found in paintings from that time period. Each bed has its own storage space (locks can be requested at your arrival).
Both dormitories share some bathrooms with shower on the same floor.
Ans for girls travelling, it is possible to reserve our special 5-beds dorm, spacious and with an unique gardenview, disposing of its own private bathroom with shower.
It is possible to request a set of towels with a supplement of €.3,50

Sleeping in alcoves is without doubt the most unique solution at the Bigallo Hostel. It is inspired by monks, that traditionally slept in small wooden alcoves. The Hostel offers 12 wooden alcoves, each with two single beds, within a spacious and luminous dormitory. Bathrooms are shared. It is possible to request a set of towels with a supplement of €. 3.50.

Private Rooms:
And if you prefer some more privacy, just choose one of our 4 double rooms (with the possibility to add one or more single beds), all equipped with private bathrooms with shower. It is also possible to add one or more single beds in the rooms. Sheets, towels and daily cleaning are included in this accommodation. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2021
    A girlfriend and I planned to stay here 1 night and ended up staying 4. We absolutely loved our stay. The Hostel is about a 25 minute drive above Florence and the drive is worth the amazing view and sunsets. Ferdinando was a wonderful host with lots of suggestions on sites to see and things to do. There isn’t any air conditioning, but fans are available on request. I was able to sleep comfortably in mid July. Wonderful accommodations! Wonderful atmosphere!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2020
    One of the best hostel i ever stayed. I ended staying longer the place is magical, if you have your own vehicle and want peace, I recommend it 200%I stayed in covid times and the place is super clean constantly disinfected they were very carefull and made sure all the time masks were used and the protocol for covid19 was always priority. Ferdinando and his people are super friendly and everything you will find is ecologic, bio, healthy.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2020
    I had such an amazing time at Fernandinos Hostel. The building itself is just such a wonderful piece of history. The view from the balcony is stunning, where you can enjoy a sunset over Florence. Everything was clean, food was delicious (breakfast with self-made jam!!!). Further, the staff is quite knowledable and really take their time to attend to your needs. If you're on a motorbike they can recommend nice routes and within Florence itself they know every corner! Totally recommend the hostel!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2019
    I booked this Hostel by sheer mistake and it was the best thing I did. I booked it on its last night do the season and I am glad I stayed there. There’s a hike to the top but trust me it’s worth it. The staff is helpful and very hospitable, they gave dinner and had wine to go with it. This location has a beautiful view and it’s filled with history. Take a break from the city Hostel and stay here it’s worth it.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 May 2021
    it's perfect! everything is good. food, location, vibe, people, most importantly building. try it!
    Iran, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Aug 2020
    Such a beautiful place to stay and well worth the uphill walk to get there. The staff were amazing. Very accomodating and made us a delicous pasta dinner each evening.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Aug 2020
    I've stayed in hundreds of hostels and this is, without doubt, one of the best. The building is unique, the communal supper is amazing, Ferdinando is a legend, the view is extraordinary - it's a once in a lifetime experience. It's not for everyone. If you're intimidated by taking local buses, if you're not that interested in history and you like air conditioning, it's not for you. If you want to experience a monastery and meet some fascinating people, this is the place for you. Enjoy!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Dec 2019
    Like temle or church. So strange but interesting 🤓
    Russia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Jun 2021
    This Hostel was a great place to hang out and relax just outside of Florence. The staff were really friendly. The rooms are simple, but comfortable. It was really hot during the night so the hostel gave us a fan. The building is beautiful, located in the middle of olive trees and with a really nice view over Florence. Taking the bus into central Florence was easy, with buses running every half an hour -ish.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 Jul 2021
    Overall I loved my staying!! Here are the good points: - I mean the view is AMAZING!! Couldn’t get more “toscan” than that - The hostel is pretty cool too, it’s an authentical Renaissance house - It’s a veery community place. You can eat all together in the evenings for pasta time and meet great people. - Fernandino and all the staff are THE KINDEST! Pain points: - it’s an hour away from the city: 30 mins bus + 30 mins walking uphill
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi