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PLUS Florence

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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:
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 € 7,90. It includes both hot food and continental options.
The city tax in Florence will require a contribution of € 3.00 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 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Aug 2020
    Extremely smooth check-in, even at peak times. All facilities working. No complaints except maybe the lockers could have locks built in.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Jul 2020
    Really great property! The pool and the rooftop terrace are both fantastic.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Jul 2020
    Amazing place. Great to meet people. Great rooftop terrace and view from there ! Super clean. And on top of it: the swimming pool! This place is so perfect that I came back a week after I left xD
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Aug 2020
    Stayed in twin room. Great value for money in this hostel/hotel. Seems to attract all kinds from couples to travellers to families. 10 min walk from station and town. Great facilities available though you need to rent your cutlery and plates for kitchen. Theres a fridge available to use but ask staff for a sticker or your food is thrown out! Pool, rooftoop terrace is nice, has laundry too €9.50 for wash and dry. Bar was shut due to covid and place was likely quieter but wholly recommend.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Aug 2020
    I enjoyed my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful, and everything was very clean. I would recommend for anybody going to Florence looking for a cheaper option.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Aug 2020
    It's hard to judge, since most of the facilities were closed due to Covid, but the accommodations we had were very nice. I felt very safe there, and the bar across the street is great.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Jul 2020
    Good hostel ! I spend two nights there and it was good ! My roommates were nice even if we just said hello and that’s it . It’s not a place to socialise because it huge but it was nice . The room were clean and it’s good rapport price -quality . The woman at the reception with green hair is nice too . There is the air conditioning so it was super cool because outside is really hot. The station is really closed ! I recommend this hostel! Thank you
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    01 Aug 2020
    A pleasant place to stay in Florence - conveniently located to see all of the sights and to explore wider Tuscany by train. I stayed in a private room, which was outfitted well with anything I might have needed. The bed was quite hard, however, though that may be personal preference. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, though there never seemed to be enough on duty to deal with people checking in or waiting in reception.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jul 2020
    Hostel was nice overall, terrace and pool were great. About a 20 min walk into town.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    04 Aug 2020
    Good infrastructure but it is so big that it feels a bit like an industry... Overall, it's a nice place to stay, but the staff is particularly unfriendly which made our stay there very average...
    Belgium, 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
  • FLEXIBLENRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • 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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