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Via Guido Monaco 34, 50144 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #65 of 206 Specialty lodging in Florence
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plus: quiet, clean, has everything you need. Distance to center: 15 minutes to Santa maria novella station on foot, the rest is a bit (not much) further. It's good, but not excellent. Good for interrailers it's easy to find from train station basically it's a long straight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I (two 19 year old girls) booked a 4 person mixed dorm. We were nervous about who our other 2 roommates would be but it ended up being great as we were paired with a traveling couple (male & female). The male receptionist at the front desk was always so so nice and helpful. He gave us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night in July. It's close to the train station and the rest of town is within walking distance. It feels more like a hotel than a hostel, very secure as you only have access to the floor you are staying on. Each floor has a kitchen and two bathrooms which means there is room in... More

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Pula, Croatia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

enjoyed this place a lot pretty close to florence a bit of a walk to the further side of town.. close by supermarket which is nice to make your own dinner and breakfast on the stairs in the sun was very nice.. the beds were decent no lockable lockers so if your sharing with you room with someone be careful... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This hostel feels more like a hotel than any other place I''ve stayed. Rooms are very clean and there are 2 bathrooms and one kitchen each floor, being the ideal place for peoplo who appeciate space and tiddy places. It was the cheapest hostel I found in Florence and it exceeded my expectations. The only con is the service -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a quality hostel! Ciao is the cleanest hostel I've been. Everything is in a good shape and works. There's even compulsory lining, towel and soaps. Staff speaks good English. Wifi works smoothly. Beds are comfort. The location is only bad thing, but you walk in the downtown in 15-20 minutes. I paid less than 25 euros a night... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The hotel and staff were lovely, and the room was clean. The hostel itself was easy to find, and facilities were good as well. Only downside was that our room was a little small and was right on the street, which meant the sound of the traffic was quite loud, throughout the night. Would recommend staying here though, was right... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The hostel is located near the train station, and about 10-15 minutes walk to the city centre. I stayed there two time for four days. The lobby is really small and so it the staircase and the elevator however the rooms are quite spacious, dorm rooms have 4 beds and they are no bunk beds. The beds are really comfortable,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed here for two nights while In Florence in a 4 bed dorm. The beds were singles and not bunks which was nice and there was still a heap of room. Every level of the hostel has its own kitchen and two bathrooms showers. The kitchen rooms and bathrooms were all clean. Although one bathroom you couldn't lock the door... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Travelled with 2 other friends so we shared a room. Location was alright, short walk from the main station. Small lobby with friendly and helpful staff. Elevator was small. Relatively quiet street for a good nights' rest while we were there. The rooms were spacious, bright, clean and comfortable and wifi was a plus point! The hostel has two shared... More

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Address: Via Guido Monaco 34, 50144 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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