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General Group Booking Terms

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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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 8.4

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 5.2

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    Quick stop overnight, bed was comfortable and facilities clean.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Aug 2019
    Fantastic hostel and fantastic staff. Thanks for the nice experience.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    12 Oct 2019
    I loved this hostel! It’s located a bit outside of Florence so if you’re looking to go into the city every day, it maybe more of a hassle then helpful. If you want something more quiet in the Tuscany region, it’s perfect. Beautiful walks in the area and about an hour bus journey into the city. Staff is really helpful and the hostel is large & clean. Would definitely recommend
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    24 Oct 2019
    Great and relaxing hostel in the countryside! Staff is very friendly, breakfast was great and there are beautiful places nearby which you can visit by bike or car. If you are going without a car just double check bus timetable.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Sep 2019
    There was microwave and toaster oven and toaster, and electric jug for appliances, and no cooking utensils, pots, etc. Breakfast was not free and there were no dinner options. It was very clean and we'll looked after.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    19 Oct 2019
    Great short stay!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Oct 2019
    Great staff willing to help you. Shower was a bit cold at the beginning. But for my last night the repaired it and it was warm enough. I met great people there. The location is great if you like to bit of the chianti region - i did a few hike with incredible views and amazing people.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Sep 2019
    This hostel was great minus the location. It was about an hour bus ride outside of Florence. We were able to explore the small town and there were tons of restaurants and a huge market to buy food, clothes, and other goods. Definitely explore the smaller local vineyards in this area, they are amazing! It's a good atmosphere and it's super easy to meet other travelers here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Aug 2021
    Its hard to meet other people at this place. Its a huge building with big rooms. Its a pleasent surprise when you see another hostel guest, but most of the time you will be alone. The location is actually very good, there are some restaurants nearby. The hostel is clean and in the end does its job. Little bit more athmosphere would be nice though.
    Switzerland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 5.7


    31 Oct 2021
    I did enjoy my time here and it was pleasant enough, it was definitely nice to stay away from one of the larger cities. It’s a big place and obviously struggled a bit after COVID. Sadly the kitchen was closed, so there was no ability to cook. Wifi also was unreliable. I would have still given this a nice review, but the last bed I stayed in also had bedbugs, which unfortunately ruined my stay on the second night. The town is really nice though.
    England, Male, 31-40
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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