For my 5 night stay in Florence I booked this hostel. I wanted somewhere slightly out of the centre, but with easy access, and I booked in advance because I stayed mid August. I absolutely loved it! Possibly one of my favourites (but I say that about them all…).
- The hostel is on a beautiful leafy street south of the river, just off Piazzo Tasso.
- To give you an idea of how ‘far out’ it is: it’s a 20 minute walk to the Duomo or the main station. It’s also serviced by a regular bus for when you have loads of baggage!
- It’s also a 15 minute walk away from the Pitti Palace and it’s gardens which is on the same side of the river and is really beautiful – I wish I had paid to go in!
- Being in the suburb area means it’s nice and quiet and also really beautiful to walk around
- Accommodation: the rooms range from single to 6 bed dorms
- I stayed in the 6 bed. There are shared bathrooms which are very nice and well equipped. The actual room was extremely spacious – the largest I stayed in – and was very comfortable with beautiful decor and large bay windows.
- You are provided with towels and there are lockers in the room (which I actually didn’t use).
- Cafe/bar: This room is so beautiful! It’s very artsy and has a stage and cool furniture! Perfect hang out. It also leads on to the patio for those warm Florentine summer evenings.
- Kitchen: The kitchen is incredible. It’s absolutely huge, like a big country house kitchen. It has everything you could need as well as a large dining table to eat with new friends!
- Free Breakfast: Whilst the hostel is a bit pricey, you do get a lovely breakfast which is one of the reasons I chose it.
- City maps and help: the people who worked there were very attentive and were happy to give tips and information. You also receive a free map which was great!
- Bicycle hire: cycling around Florence was my favourite thing to do and it’s a great way to see the city. I think it was 10€ each and you get it for 24 hours. They were great bikes and mine even had a basket which excited me very much!
- ALL OF THESE PRICES ARE ‘FROM’ PRICES
- The cheapest is what I stayed in – the 6 bed dorm, which is 27€ (£21)
- In mid August this is £24 – so you can imagine the adjustments for the others too
- 3 bed dorm is 29€ (£22.50)
- 2 bed dorm is 32€ (£25)
- Private room is 37€ (£29)
- From what I remember when I was looking there weren’t many hostels with decent reviews and as I was staying for 5 nights I wanted something comfortable. I was very happy here and think it is worth the money, especially with the breakfast!
I would most definitely stay here again, and I would stay in the same room. It was very comfortable, perfect distance from the centre for me, and I enjoyed the whole atmosphere. Top hostel!