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International Student House Florence

Via Faenza 67, 50129 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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North Haven, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to arriving we canceled one night with Fabio via email. After getting lost and arriving late ISH was locked thankfully the restaurant next door called for us and the owner yelled at us for not contacting him when we had no phone to contact him on because we just arrived in another country. He left a note with the... More

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Madrid, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We were a party of 3 staying at this hostel. We got there at 11pm due to train problems and had to call the staff because they wouldn't answer the door. The man was helpfull but not really nice to us. Our room was in a different building from the main desk and kitchen. We had to go up a... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We booked our trip the day before and were happy when we found a private double room (with it's own bathroom and air-conditioning). Finding the hostel was easy, but as we arrived at 10am our room wasn't ready and we were told that if we came back at 11am it would be. We paid for our night's stay and the... More

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Moss, Norway
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
39 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed just one night, 3 people. Nice location, very nice for people coming with public transportation, very close to the Train Station as well to the city centre. The moment we arrived there was two girls that was trying to get inside (no reception) and talk directly to the guy. Apparently via phone, he told them he wouldn't give... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I find the hostel to be in an ideal location. It is just 2 blocks away from the subway/metro/bus station. It was so close that we were able to go to Pisa and Siena from the station. It is very close to the city center. Florence is breathtaking at sunset. I recommend you see the sunset from the lower city... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011 via mobile

If planning on staying in Florence, and considering this hostel, then re consider & read these points: 1. The owner ( who was never there, except to take your money, offer a mumbled explanation as to why the Wi Fi doesn't work or to not listen to you whilst you were speaking) is incredibly rude. 2. The Wi Fi is... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

The hostel is only a short walk away from the train station and is also central. However, there isn't much else that I can say positively about it. I was thoroughly disappointed and unfortunately somewhat ruined my stay in Florence. The receptionist/hostel owner was incredibly rude to me and my friend. What's more he was hardly present during the day... More

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Salt Lake City
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

A friend and I made a booking online for this hostel and paid ten percent up front as well as a booking fee. Upon arrival to the hostel, we were given a price higher than what we agreed to months before. The man at the front desk insisted that the 10% up front was our booking fee and refused to... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

Many travellers have left poor reviews of this place and I can only agree with them. I go backpacking regularly and have travelled across several continents: I've hardly ever had such an unfirendly experience as in this hostel. Every service costs extra and the manager even tried to charge me for things I didn't order. The overall standard was way... More

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

I'm a bit surprised to see the poor reviews that have been attributed to this hostel! "Giuseppe" who runs the place is a true character - he added such a warmth and friendliness to the experience. I thought it was an excellent and highly affordable place to stay, in a great location only a few minutes walk away from the... More

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Address: Via Faenza 67, 50129 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Hotel Style:
Ranked #143 of 190 Specialty lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
International student house florence is 2 minutes walking from the s m n central train station also it lies within the heart and historical center of florence.In addition, not only is it easy to reach, but also the international student house florence is exciting and familiar. Located in an authentic historical building, the place is safe, clean and fosters an overwhelmingly enthusiastic environment with its young hip staff. Additionally, its great location enables its guests to travel with great ease to not only its historical sites, but to the young and crazy night life that florence has to offer. The staff will be more than happy to point out the historical locations by providing a map and give you discounts for the surrounding discoteches and pub crawls. In addition the staff is capable of speaking not only italian, but spanish and english as well. Rooms:All rooms are very nice with tv's, internet and rooms with private bathrooms. There is a one room king size bed for those romantic travelers, a 2 bed room, and 3 bed room for those smaller groups looking for privacy as well. A key is issued for each room as well.Free internetFree wi-fiFree luggage storage Free guest kitchenextra:Washing machine ad dryerAir conditioningLocated near:A 2 minute walk takes you to the historic trading centre of san lorenzo, 3 minutes take you to the david of michelangelo and another 2 take you to the 'florence trademark', the duomo cathedral. ... more   less 
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