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International Student House Florence

Via Faenza 67, 50129 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont do it. You have to pay extra for everything (sheets, air condition...), the staff is never around and when someone is at the reseption, they are talking on a phone. The beds are really uncomfy and this place has the worst hostel kitchen in a long time. There is also just two toilets, which by the way are always... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The one guy at the reception was so rude to me. He shouted, swore and was being extremely rude when all I wanted to do what check out at 9am since the reception is only open 9-12 and he arrived at 9.20 and I had a train to catch. If he wants to run a business, maybe reception should be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This hostel is the worst one I have ever seen in my entire life! When we arrived the hostel was empty. In our private bathroom there was poo in the toilet and it was smelly. The room would have been ok, but it was dirty, dusty and just unhygenic. The mattresses were old and celarly have been used for years.... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The hostel is conveniently close to the main attractions and the train station. The owner is unfriendly, the reception is only open from 9 am until noon. The other moments you can enter with a code although we had a lot of troubles with this. Be aware if you don't bring your own bed cover and warn the owner you're... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great location but the staff is non existent and when they were there, it was only when I needed to pay my bill and he was not a friendly man. A nice hostel and great location though! Have an umbrella in July it rained everyday.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was horribly! This hostel is extremelly boring. There is no place for talking, drinking, meeting new people at all! It was very difficult to come in, bec the door was closed. There was a mobile number near the door but i couldn't call bec i didnt have italian sim. So i had to ask the owner of the bar... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are considering this hostel, click back on your browser and choose another. We received and email before arriving stating that reception is open from 9-1pm, this is not true. We arrived just before noon to find the place abandoned and waited outside for nearly an hour before the owner happened to walk by. We tried calling him and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were 4 people to visit Florence and booked at here from 2 different sites: booking.com and hostelworld. We had to pay full price via booking.com. But at the end the hotel charges us some extra fees without any explanation. So we asked and the only response we could get was "you want the sheets or not?". So we understood... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The only good thing about this place is location ... very close to the railway station and the good sightseeing places. room was bad, quite uncomfortable, NO WIFI... the room looked something like 1990's just two beds and a working shower. in one sentence, "i won't have paid 60 euros for this had i seen the room"

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North Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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San Lorenzo
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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