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Albergo Paola

Via Faenza, 56 | 3rd floor, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #138 of 246 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Davao City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. 2 blocks from termini . But no signage . So as soon as you turn to via faenza, mind the building numbers. Its a 5 storey building and there are like 6 mini hostels under the same roof. Paola is at the top most. Staff is very helpful and very pretty italian girl. Dont expect so much comfort... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

But definitely far from great. Hostels really only need two things to be good: a quiet, clean sleeping space and a clean bathroom. Hotel Paola had neither. Each morning, the bedroom (which had only a broken fan) smelled strongly of urine. The bathroom was disgusting at all times of day. The hotel staff, while friendly, do not provide even paper... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I stayed here last week for one night as I went to florence for a shopping adventure . I chose the hotel due to it's convenience of being so close to the station . I booked the single room with shared bathroom which was fine . I had a sink in my room which I was happy about . It... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Service and location were excellent. The room was very good for three people, but we were right next to the street, which was a bit noisy, but not too bad considering. Friendly staff, helpful and good tips to visit Florence. We didn't like the unnecessary noise by other hotel patrons late at night and their disregard for others. Because the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The location is perfect and that was one of the reasons why I booked this hostel. Reviews were also very good. We could check in earlier as our room was ready and we found the staff nice. Average, doing their job, but nice. You can't pay by card, we didn't know this before checking in. Even though the room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wonderful staff who helped to accomodate all your needs. Big rooms with full size lockers to fit all belongings. Excellent location, all attractions are within walking distance. Wifi is excellent, great connection. Very clean and tidy at all times! One of the best hostels I have stayed at in Europe! Highly recommend.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I loved to stay at hostel Paola! Number one reason was definitely the extremely fiendly and helpful staff. Aura is just an amazing receptionist! Another BIG PLUS is the PERFECT LOCATION! Just three minuts from the station and from the Duomo. even during the night it's a very nice place to hang around, or to go out for a walk.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The hotel was a mess. Stayed in 4-bed dormitory with no decoration at all. A ceiling fan that doesnt work. Swarm of mosquitoes will wake you up at night. Don't be surprised if youll wake up with patches of rashes. Secondly, the sheets and the smells terribly bad. I have been to different countries and cities in Italy, stayed in... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had a great stay here. The staff were lovely, very friendly and nice. The location is nice, walking distance to everything. The rooms are cleaned daily and the whole hostel is very clean and well kept. It is cheap too! Great value here. www.AlbergoPaolaFlorence.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

The Albergo Paola is a wonderful hostel, and definitely one of the better ones that I and my friend stayed in during our trip to Italy. There are no single or double rooms, but the mixed dorm room we stayed in was lovely, clean and cozy. Internet access is provided for free, although there isn't much space to sit down... More 

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San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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