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Backpackers Florence Central

Borgo Santa Croce,11, Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Kent
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 3 nights, it was better than I expected it to be. It's a very small hostel, on our 3rd day we have not seen any other people staying and the kitchen has always been free. The kitchen is good with all cooking facilities, there is a fridge to keep food in but we... More 

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Ottawa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stay away from backpackers central. On our second day there, we noticed bites and rashes all over our bodies. Then during the next night, we found at least two dozen bed bugs on the bed, the wall and our bodies. We left during the middle of the night to go sleep at the train station, we were so discusted. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time for our budget stay! Received a welcome package. Very quiet place with a kitchen. There was never someone around after 7. Also the only inconvenience was we could only catch some shut eye between 2am and 6am. We stayed in room 2, which faced the street. There's a bar next door and with the street... More 

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Belem, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

The place is very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful ( they even gave us a welcome gift). The location is the best part: close to main turistic points in Florence. There is also good wi fi and a kitchen. The price is very low for a hostel in this area of the city, so in general I... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I do not recommend staying here. When we arrived we had to pay cash in advance and when we discovered bed bugs we realized why. This place is filthy. They know they have bed bugs but they haven't taken the steps to get rid of them. There is also a club two doors down that doesn't stop playing loud music... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Arrived quite late but fortunately there was someone around to let us in. Was told that we were actually in a building down the road, inconvenient but ok. Arriived, went to bed and woke up 20 minutes later having large black bed bugs crawling over us. Covered in bites. Went back to original building to complain but they had no... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

I don't know what others are complaining about. You get what you pay for and we were total okay with this budget accommodation. It can be a bit noisy until about misnight when the local pub/club closes but overall the place isn't bad. Cental to most points of interest. Hard to find intially. We stayed in the room for 3... More 

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firenze
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

we returned to florence for a holiday after living there 2 years ago weve stayed many a times in cheap basic but welcoming accomodation. We decided to stay at the backpackers hostel purely for location and was extremely dissapointed. it wasnt particualy clean there is no on suite bathroom in the "on suite room" there are many rules upon arrival... More 

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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