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Hostel Santa Monaca

Via Santa Monaca, 6, 50124 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #127 of 235 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Saint-Étienne, Rhone-Alpes, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel closed between 10am and 2pm which was annoying. The stair were narrow and small so it was difficult with luggage. There wasn't a great atmosphere either unfortunately. I felt unsafe in the bunk beds. I had to use a plastic stool to get to the top bunk which didn't have railings. There was only one main light in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I stayed here for one night, and I was able to book it the evening of. They were cheap, but the beds were good as well as the bathrooms. Towels and sheets were free! The location is good, 5 minute walk at most from the famous bridge and fairly easy to find. I definitely recommend it!

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was only staying 1 night but had no problems. Clean, not dirty, but not the cleanest ever. Rooms are very basic and entire place just kind of feels older and could use a cosmetic renovation. Again nothing bad, just not special. Hostel was quiet and everyone was nice. No real complaints from me, especially considering the low price. Great... More 

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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The hostel needs a coat of paint. We did not really use the facilities so cannot comment on them. The room was very hot and only had one plug socket which was annoying when needing to charge electronic items - this was also turned off during the day and therefore you could not leave something charging. Overall though it was... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hostel is quite large, with a lot of narrow stairs (so not ideal if you've got a lot of heavy suitcases). But it's quite cozy. I stayed here with a friend, and we got a 6 bed female dormroom. There was quite a bit of dust underneath the beds and on top of the lockers (bring your own lock!),... More 

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Naxos
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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ostello santa Monaca was a good stay in Florence. Across the river from the duomo but we liked the walk into the centre. Clean rooms and good bathroom facilities. Wifi was only decent in the reception area. Helpful staff who recommended the best restaurant of my life in the santa spirito Piazza! Decent kitchen facilities that could get a bit... More 

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The only positives about this place is they had a kitchen available and wifi was also accessible n the rooms. I stayed in the 16bed female room and it was so hot and the fan they provided did almost nothing. Only one outlet near door for everyone to share. Female showers were on another floor on opposite ends of building.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The location was very convenient to the center of Florence, just a few blocks from the famous Ponte Vecchio (gold bridge) and a few more from the Uffizi Gallery; a short bus ride to the Central Train Station. It was clean and cozy*, with a wonderful lounge to hangout in and charge my electronics, also a secure room for luggage... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We are an older couple and normally do not stay in hostels, however, we were meeting our young adult children in Florence for one night and wanted an inexpensive option for six people. Hostel Santa Monaca was the perfect find. It was very clean, had great wi-fi, a washing machine and dryer (which we really needed), and was in an... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very under-average hostel. Staff were rude and unfriendly and we were expected to make our own beds - this has happened once before during our two months of budget hostel travelling, especially as this hostel is more expensive than many we have stayed in. two of five female showers broken and no soap in toilets. Reccommend showering early morning/late evening... More 

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