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Via dei Serragli 49, 50124 Florence, Italy
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Istituto Gould
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Ranked #97 of 232 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014
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Haegendorf, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Searching for a room with a good price/value in the high season in Florence i have discovered this very nice hostel. Ideally if you travel with kids as rooms are very big and they offer different sizes of rooms. Although the hostel is in the middle of the city, it is very calm and in the morning you can even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a great option in Florence. Hotels are really pricey here, so this was an outstanding value. You’re staying in a palace at the price of a very basic Florence hotel. Clean rooms, nothing fancy, but comfortable, with private bath and air conditioning. The beds can be hit or miss—some comfy, some not so much. It’s an easy walk... More 

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los angeles, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

if you know what to expect, this is a dream for budget travellers. clean, inexpensive. it's a convent, so don't expect luxury--but for the price and do-goodedness it can't be beat. cute little library on top floor with guidebooks left by tourists past in many languages. we didn't have mosquito issues in late June, but were facing the street and... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stayed at the Gould for 2 months one summer and loved every minute of it. It has a quaint charm and really became my home. It is clean and the people are friendly. Loved the Gould and will stay any time I return to Florence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We stayed here for our one night in Florence in May of 2011. The accommodations are basic but clean, comfortable, in a good location and we only paid 62 euro per night for the two of us. Best of all, the revenues raised go to support this worthwhile charity. This place does have a bit of a ‘school dorm’ feel... More 

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Valley Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

We stayed at the Instituto Gould (Foresteria) hostel in Florence, Italy July 28, 29 and 20, 2009. We are grandparents who brought our two granddaughters to Italy for their graduation (ages 19 and 17). We were at the hostel for three days and in those days our beds were never made nor was our room tidied. We got clean towels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

I stayed with my partner for one week in this wonderful hostel housed inside a 17th century Palazzo. The hostel is run by the Anglican Church and the price is very inexpensive. The location is great, you can walk to the train station as well as all the main sites like the Ponte Vechio, Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vechio and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

Firenze has expensive accomodation but Istituto Gould was an exception. 44euros per night for a single room during Easter was great value. 20 mins walk from train station, 500m from ponte vecchio, spacious and clean rooms with bathrooms. Very nice gardens too. Do book well in advance .

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

As other cities in Italy, finding a charming, peaceful and central hotel with a budget price is not easy. That's why i think Instituto Gould, in Florence, is a catch. This residence has clean and good size rooms with private bathroom. Situated in Via dei Serragli (Oltrano's area), Istituto Gould's palazzo is located near Palazzo Pitty and Ponte Vecchio and... More 

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27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2008

We were 2 couples in our 60s staying 1 night in Florence before returning home. We had stayed at a Foresteria Methodist guesthouse in Venice 3 weeks before. Like that one, Instituto Gould was spotlessly clean and extremely well located. Unlike that one, the desk staff was SO friendly and helpful, including making our 5 am taxi reservation for the... More 

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Address: Via dei Serragli 49, 50124 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
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