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Via Guido Monaco 34, 50144 Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zagreb, Croatia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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28 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Great location, just a 10 min walk from the main train station. Staff were helpful and friendly and it was relatively cheap. Rooms themselves were quite good, each bed had a PowerPoint and light, towel and little soap; they were clean and the air con and wifi worked. I will say that there were no lockers, which I think is... More

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Rolim De Moura, RO
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at Ciao Hostel for 2 nights and I can say the location of this place is wonderful. You'll be within a walking distance of the main train station of Florence and from this hostel you can make all your walking tours without any trouble. The street of the hostel is almost always full of cars (seems like it's... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A bit of a walk from the city center, but doable. Location itself not very pleasant, no bars/cafes and a very trafficked road. Would not walk home alone at night. Room was fine apart from a little dirty floors. Bathrooms were also not exactly spotless (which might be expected from shared facilities, but still), and in one of the bathrooms... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Located on a very busy main road so traffic noise was a bit of a problem. Reception were unfriendly and unhelpful. No problem with room itself (very nice), 2 communal showers on floor, but door to one bathroom broken so couldn’t lock. Self catering facilities provided, but we didn’t make use of these. Quite far from the centre of town... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Decent hostel situated on the main rain on the side end of the Firenze Railway station. Please be careful while walking towards Railway station, you might have to cross roads many times. The Hostel reception is open until 10 PM. I checked in late night and the staffs were helpful. Initially i was allotted in a double bed room in... More

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Bangalore, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The hostel was clean and pretty convenient, was very close to the station. The rooms are nice and they have a pretty functional kitchen for each floor. Only issue was that the person at the counter wasn't overtly enthusiastic and was a little grumpy. Else, had a comfortable stay that was a bus/walk away from the attractions in Florence.

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great hostel that offers walking distance the best parts of Florence (according to me). Really friendly staff, they helped me a lot when my bag got stolen at the streets. This hostel is more like an hotel to be honest and that could be good or bad in some cases, it depends on what you're after. Comfortable beds but the... More

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Address: Via Guido Monaco 34, 50144 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #57 of 190 Specialty lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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