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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.
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  • 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.
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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.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Chianti youth hostel is in Tavernelle Val di Pesa - about 23 km south of Florence in the heart of the Chianti region, where the most famous of Italian wine is made.
The SITA buses run very frequently on weekdays ( less frequently on saturdays and Sundays ) from the SITA terminal beside the central train station in Florence reaching the Hostel in Tavarnelle in less than an hour.
We offer you the opportunity of a holiday in one of the most beautiful and famous regions of Italy in a hostel where you can feel at home.
A heaven of tranquillity where you can discover flavours and colours of Tuscany in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere.

Here you will find beautyful scenery, excellent Wines and cuisine, but also delightful
medieval villages and world famous art cities such as Florence which can be reached in 30 minutes by car and siena in 35 minutes. Six kilometres from the hostel there is a sports center with swimming pool and tennis courts; right beside the hostel there is a park with a rink for roller-skating and a children's playground. As well, in the neighbourhood there are beautiful treks to do and it is also possible to rent bycicles and horses.
Please note, if you are not a Member of Hostelling International there is an extra charge of 2 per person per night. Once you have stayed 6 nights at a HI Hostel you become a HI member, and no extra charges apply for future stays.
Rooms are available form 4:00 P.M.
Reception closes at 11:00 P.M. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    13 Aug 2019
    Fantastic hostel and fantastic staff. Thanks for the nice experience.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Jun 2019
    This hostel is in a beautiful place. You get to experience the Tuscan countryside. If you want to be in the heart of busy Florence it is not for you because it is a 40-50 minute bus ride to all that fun. But if you want to experience the real Italy away from the touristy madness then staying here is great. The local community is pleasant, though they don't speak English, I'm sure if you speak French or Spanish you'll get by. The staff and friendly and very educated, good conversations.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    09 Jul 2019
    This place was incredible. The staff ( I think his name was Declan) was very welcoming, very knowledgable, he even took us to a medevil town that was putting on a festival! The bed was comfy. Good locker. Plenty of space. The views are amazing! The only fault I could find was the full cooking facilities were limited to a microwave and some small oven/grill thing. The actual kitchen was an industrial kitchen so closed to the guests.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    29 Jul 2019
    This was a super clean hostel, with great amenities for the price! Lockers and private bathrooms in our room, clean sheets and towels, good Wifi. Amazing 5€ breakfast buffet. It’s a bit of a far walk from the center, the staff was pretty rude, and there wasn’t a general ambience in the hostel - it was pretty quiet and people kept to themselves. But honestly a great place to stop for the price!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Jun 2019
    Staff were very nice and helpful. The hostel has a full kitchen that they use to cook breakfast and dinner for groups but do not allow guests to use. The area is amazing and gives more of a Tuscan experience. Plenty of chairs and tables outside to enjoy the night breeze and meet people.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Jun 2019
    The staff waited up for us to check in and moved me and my friends to a private room instead of separate rooms! Lovely stay! Really great breakfast spread ☺️
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Jun 2019
    The photos and description exaggerate being in the vineyards of Chianti. The hostel was clean but lacking necessary items to cook (simply a microwave, toaster oven, and fridge). We had to use our camping gear to cook. The staff were friendly and facilities very clean.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Jun 2019
    Nice garden - saw fireflies! Didn't really have a kitchen which is annoying when there's a few places to eat locally. Beautiful views over olive groves and vineyard fields
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    15 Jul 2019
    Lovely hostel but very quiet, and it is a shame that there are no self catering facilities.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    22 Jun 2019
    Positive: - fairly good location, about a 20mins walk to city center - easily accessible by bus from airport - clean room - 2 bed room, 1 bathroom. Negative: - you have to call to get buzzed in, so if you don’t have a number, you can’t get in - my room was not ready when it said it would be, I decided to go walk around and came back a couple of times. I ended up being able to check in 2hrs later than promised - owner was slightly odd - many stairs up - slightly odd smell in stair well
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi