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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gallo d'Oro is an example of everything a hostel should be. Quiet, comfortable, and clean with friendly staff and patrons making it ideal for the solo traveller. Excellent free food as well. Location could be better.

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Lahti, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hostel was great! I walked everywhere, from train station to all the sights. If you don't like to walk that much, there are many bus stops near the hostel. I had booked a 6-bed dorm, which was quite small but functional. There was a large bathroom in the room. A nice breakfast was included and they... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location is so so in a quiet area about 20 mins walk from train station. There's not a great deal around the hostel but the area is safe. Clean and modern hostel. Dorms are comfortable and quiet, they make your bed every day. Lockers are provided, the dorms are locked and a code is needed to access the rooms so... More 

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Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

I stayed there for only two nights. But you can see, right away, that this place is clean and well organized. The breakfast is very good, the common bathroons as well. The wifi works properly too. I absolutly recomend to anyone that goes to Florence!

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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Very clean, bright and spacious. You feel pretty far from duomo and that area, unfortunately. The individual bed lights are so bright that they make the whole rooms light up so they need to do something about that so people in shared rooms can sleep while others are up all night with the light on. Also, need heavier blankets without... More 

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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights and am leaving today :( the hostel is ver clean and modern. A whole wing just for females. Decent amount of showers and toilets. Comfy beds and good size lockers. My room has a balcony :) I was a bit cold first 2 nights as only had a sheet so make sure to ask for a... More 

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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to stay. The rooms are super clean and the showers are fantastic. There always seemed to be free food in the common area and there is always free juice and coffee all day. It's only a short walk to the centre of town and the staff were helpful.

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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Best hostel I've ever stayed in! Great location, rooms were very spacious, beds however made a lot to noise. Wifi great. Free food from 3-9!! Was incredible !! Pasta, pizza, salad ! The breakfast was one of the best I've had in Italy!! I would stay here again! Amazing staff All around great social hostel!

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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Hands down a fabulous hostel for anyone travelling solo. Facilities were clean, tidy and comfortable. The girls only apartment is very nice! Great hostel to meet people and spend the evenings wining and dining with company. Staff were lovely also! Would highly recommend.

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Kingston, Australia
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Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I only had one night here and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The room was clean and cool, with a good bathroom (soap dispensers in all the right places). The provided breakfast was delicious with real coffee and juices. I would definitely return here.

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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What you see is what you get! There's no extra charge for breakfast, Internet/wi-fi or towels: they are all included!! 'Your day will start with our amazing breakfast!! Fresh squized orange juice, fruit salad, sandwiches, homemade cakes daily made by our chef and much much more....' At the reception you'll find Max & Silvia and the rest of our cool crew, who will assist you with a big smile and a city map, ready to suggest the best (and cheapest) restaurants, cool places to hang out, and events around Florence. Tours travel desk available with the best tours of the beautiful country-side, Chianti area and wine tasting, Siena and Pisa, walking tours, pub crawl, Museum reservations and more.... 'Don't miss our FREE buffet!! Twice a week, our staff will wait for you after your long day in Florence, to get together: Wednesday - Tex/Mex and beer Buffet Saturday - Organic Italian and wine Buffet' Our place is located in the city centre of Florence, only 5 min walk from The Accademia Galley, 10 min from the Duomo and 20 min from the train station. What are you waiting for....??? It's Gallo time!!!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Gallo d'Oro

Address: Via Camillo Cavour 104, 50129, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Price Range: $26 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“2 dorms with balconies, get a room with own bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles alexanderrL8736KF, Apr 28, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with air con - nights can get a little warm in the summer!”
 of 5 bubbles Kyra123456, Jun 19, 2015 | Read review
“Avoid rooms directly closer to the reception as it gets busy around mornings”
 of 5 bubbles Wandering_Divi, Jul 7, 2014 | Read review
“Our room (room 1) was literally right outside of the breakfast/common room and lobby. It was pretty noisy all of the time, with people checking in/out, people hanging out the common room late at night and then others up early eating breakfast the next morning. It wasn't a huge deal (it's a hostel), but light sleepers or families may want to see if they can request a room further away.”
 of 5 bubbles IeWiAdventurer, May 27, 2014 | Read review
“the ones facing Cavour are the best”
 of 5 bubbles thenewyorker13, Jan 12, 2014 | Read review
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