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Bigallo Hostel

Via del Bigallo e Apparita 14 | Bagno a Ripoli, 50012 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #87 of 206 Specialty lodging in Florence
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
OliviaW94 Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel was extremely out of the way if wanting to visit Florence, cabs weren't too expensive but catching the bus involves a lot of walking and a change halfway. The surroundings were amazing, it felt like being back in the medieval times and the panoramic view of Florence was beautiful. Rooms were OK, as you would expect but bathrooms... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The hostel is a bit outside the city and you have to climb up a hill to get here but it is absolutely worth the climb! The view from the hostel is amazing overlooking Florence. The place is an old monastery that became a hostel, the facilities are very nice. The staff was awesome, really friendly and helpful! The wifi... More

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Nathalie V, Director of Sales at Bigallo Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your nice comment. Indeed the Hostel is about a 40 minutes drive - with public transport - from Florence city center but then you enter a real tuscan countryside and being upon a hill is just what makes the the view of the whole city so enchanting. As to the wifi we are working on it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I actually went to this medieval building for an Italian dinner but was so taken by the beauty of the building and location. This structure has so much rich history it was by far my favorite stop while in Florence. Next time I will be staying here as a guest!

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Address: Via del Bigallo e Apparita 14 | Bagno a Ripoli, 50012 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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There was this old medieval building, dating back to the 13thCentury, called Antico Spedale del Bigallo, offering hospitality and shelter for travelers and pilgrims headed to Rome.Now this ancient building has been renovated and equipped with all the necessary comforts to offer modern travelers the same shelter and unique experience as once before, maintaining its original medieval atmosphere. At our Bigallo Hostel, organized into fascinating and characteristic dormitories and rooms with 52 beds total, you will experience to stay among the hills of southern Florence, immersed in a one of a kind natural context, closely connected to the territory and its traditions and uniqueness. It is ideal for large organized groups, a party of friends or family reunions that can chose to stay in one of our three large dormitories with shared bathrooms or our private double or triple rooms each with private bathroom. It has a beautiful garden and a panoramic terrace along with various common areas for meetings, workshops and other activities.The Bigallo Hostel is also a place to meet new friends and get to know local people; a place where you can participate in the various events and cultural and social activities that we organize; a lovely location to celebrate your wedding or anniversary in our Ceremony hall and in the Santa Maria di Fonteviva Chapel. ... more   less 
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