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PLUS Florence

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  • Wonderful 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

We like that PLUS Florence offers so many onsite facilities to guests, including a swimming pool, restaurant and a bar that guests have praised for being 'lively and colourful'. This hostel is located in the northern part of central Florence, near Santa Maria Novella train station and a short walk from the rest of the city. Hostelworld travellers have frequently said they appreciate the 'incredibly helpful and friendly' staff.

Property Description

Welcome to your home away from home in Florence!

PLUS Florence is a unique luxury hostel located right in the city centre and within walking distance to all the top sights, only a 10-minute walk from the main train station.

We set the bar for budget accommodation not only in Florence but in Europe as a whole. You'll easily notice the difference when looking at just some of the amazing facilities we offer: an onsite café, bar and restaurant, PLUS Tours travel desk, panoramic terrace, spacious dorms, a flat-screen TV in every room, PLUS Girls (female-only) rooms, Wi-Fi, DJs and more - and that's just the beginning: you can also relax at our outdoor pool and bar (summer only), or in the winter in our indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath!

Jump online and stay in touch with your loved ones as we have Wi-Fi throughout the hostel as well as our own internet access point.

You can choose from a variety of room types.

Our mixed/shared dorms are light and open rooms that sleep four, five, six, seven or eight people. All beds come with a private reading lamp, crisp white bed linen, cosy fleece blankets and pillows. Each bed has its own storage locker that can be locked. The rooms also have an ensuite WC and shower.

The stylish and airy private twin/double/triple rooms sleep two or three people. Beds come with crisp white bed linen, cosy fleece blankets and pillows and the rooms are ensuite with WC and shower. The triple room contains one double bed and one single.

Our PLUS Girls female-only rooms have been designed with extra comfort in mind; all rooms are ensuite, bright, airy and stylishly decorated and sleep four, five, six, seven or eight ladies. For those little extra home comforts you get larger bathrooms, a vanity table with mirror, big fluffy towels for use during your stay, hair-dryers, and complimentary welcome cosmetic pack.

Birthday promotion:
PLUS Florence has just turned 8! So to celebrate we are giving away a free night to anyone who wants to celebrate their birthday with us. It's very simple: all you need to do is make a booking for a minimum of two nights and as long as your birthday falls on one of those days we won't charge you for that night! The offer is not valid with any other promotion or offer. Upon arrival, booking reference must be presented with a valid form of photo I.D. Not valid for double or twin rooms (so, dorm rooms only). And that's it - we told you it was simple!

Our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is available for just € 7,50. It includes both hot food and continental options.
The city tax in Florence will require a contribution of € 2.00 per person per night and it will be paid in cash by the guest.
IMPORTANT!: from January 1st, 2020 the city tax will be €3,00 per person per night.

Can't find availability at PLUS Florence? Then head on over to our sister property in Florence: PLUS Camping Firenze, also bookable on Hostelworld.

Experience the PLUS difference at these other great locations in Europe: PLUS Berlin, PLUS Prague, PLUS Camping Roma, PLUS Camping Jolly (Venice).

Please read our Things to Note below before making a booking.
We inform that to check-in, EU citizens must show valid ID or passport while NON- EU (Extraeuropean) citizens must show only a valid passport (no copies/pictures) View House Rules

Overview

All the friendliness of a hostel with the facilities of a hotel – that's what you'll find at PLUS Hostel Florence. We've even got indoor and outdoor pools, an on-site spa with a sauna and Turkish bath! Snap a selfie against the skyline from the panoramic terrace before grabbing something to eat – and drink – at our café, restaurant or bar. Then get comfy in our cosy common room. If you're arriving late, with our 24-hour reception, there'll be someone to welcome you – even if you arrive in the middle of one of our DJ sets.

Location

We're in the north of Florence, less than 15 minutes' walk from the main train station – Firenze Santa Maria Novella – and round the corner from the Giardino della Fortezza park. It doesn't take long to wander into the city centre: the Mercato di San Lorenzo, famous for local food and crafts, is 10 minutes' walk away. If you're coming from Florence Airport, you'll get to us in 30 minutes. Take the LAM PO-FI bus and switch to the number 17 at Vivaldi.

Rooms and Dorms

Our mixed dorms and private rooms all have en-suite bathrooms and a TV. You'll find lovely crisp free linen and cosy fleece blankets – so you can get comfy – and a reading lamp. All our dorms have storage lockers to keep your bags safe. Love getting ready with the girls? Our female-only dorms come with treats like a welcome cosmetics pack, hairdryer and a vanity table.

Extras and activities

To make sure your stay's full of fun things to do, our team at the PLUS Tours travel desk will help you put together a schedule. In the morning try our buffet breakfast and in the evenings go for a proper Italian pizza at our Opera Bar and Restaurant (don't miss happy hour!). We've got Wi-Fi throughout the building too – you're going to want to share this.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Nov 2019
    The best Hostel I visited so far. They are doing g it amazing. Well done. Thanks for everything
    Colombia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Nov 2019
    Thank you so much for the atmosphere and the place to stay. My friend and I were there for about 5 days and it was great overall. The wifi was a bit spotty in the internet point, but worked just fine in my room, interestingly enough. The security guards, cleaning people and all other staff were friendly. Was very happy with there being a sauna! And it was rather close to many of the museums and the Duomo! Definitely will recommend to others!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Nov 2019
    It is a great place to stay in, the breakfast offer was good, I hated the fact though we were not allowed in the roof after 11pm, and one shady guy was asking for money to everyone it seems, rest everything the stay was peaceful ☮️
    India, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Nov 2019
    Very good hostel with swimming pool, cafe and bar. The rooms are very clean. Will definitely recommend the stay at the hostel
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Nov 2019
    This hostel is like a hotel but with bunk beds in each room. Loved how each bed had there own separate light and power. Also good that the toilet and shower are separate from each other with a sink in each. Downside: the 'kitchen' only has one microwave, 2 fridges and a kettle - no stove or oven for those who like to cook their own meals. So I guess they really want people to order from their restaurant which is semi decent.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Nov 2019
    Being equipped with a fair priced bar, restaurant for breakfast/dinner and a terrace plus free towel, ensuite bathroom and not too far but not too close to the sights it's hard not to recommend. Around 10 minute walk from SMN station and about double that to any of the sights you could want to see in Florence I found it great for location. Plus it's not far from most any bars you'd want to see and some of the more obscure museums and wonderful restaurants like the 1950 Diner.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    27 Nov 2019
    Nice rooms, great showers. Could have had more power outlets by the beds. Stay in hostels only if you are comfortable sleeping in a room with people who have varied schedules. Some people came in super late and were loud and some left super early and were quite. Invest in some ear plugs for the snorers. Would recommend and would stay at again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    21 Nov 2019
    A cool hostel, probably would have a better atmosphere in peak season when lots of people are staying there. Pool and other facilities are nice.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Nov 2019
    Not too far from Santa Maria novella station and we also walked to all attractions within the centre of Florence. Great laundry, but no kitchen and food not allowed as they have their own restaurant. Indoor pool and sauna as well!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    15 Nov 2019
    This place was a good value for its money INITIALLY. However the food and especially the drinks on-site were very expensive. You were not allowed to bring your own food or drink in anywhere except for the tiny lounge in the basement of the building which was very dingy, dirty, and there were ants crawling everywhere. Our room was especially gross. There were piles of dust behind our beds along with old candy and finger nails behind mine. It looks like no one has swept behind there in years.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Florence

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Florence

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Florence

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Florence

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Florence

  • 2014

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Florence

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Florence

  • 2012

    10th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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PLUS Florence says

I think the best aspects to our hostel are the extra facilities, such as the outdoor swimming pool in the summer, an indoor pool in the winter, a sauna in winter, and great bar and restaurant. How many backpackers can say they stayed in a hostel with a sauna and a pool? The hostel is ideally located, with The Academia only a short walk away. The Duomo is also really close to us. No visit to Florence is complete without visiting the Uffizi Gallery - remember to book early to avoid the queues. We also have theme nights such as toga parties in our Opera bar and restaurant. Don't miss out on our cheap drinks during happy hours! We have a mix of ages staying in the hostel, with most travellers in the 18 - 40 age range. I personally find that it is very easy for travellers to meet others and congregate in our hostel. Finally, we have some specific rooms for people with disabilities as well as elevators and ramps that are always available if needed.

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