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“Good except for the disturbances” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Plus Florence
Ranked #17 of 295 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good except for the disturbances”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

It was a nice hostel but we queued for a good 15 minutes before we could be checked in, when we got up to the 3rd floor we discovered our keycard didn't work... after going back downstairs and queueing for another 20 minutes they fixed the problem by reissuing the keycard. That night we were asleep and somebody tried to get into the room I opened it to find two travelers claiming that they were also in our room, after sending them away a loud knock re-woke me and it was reception asking me to come down and sort out the problem. After getting dressed and going downstairs it turned out that the person who checked us in put us in the wrong room (hence why the keycard didn't work) ... they briefly apologised and send me off with a breakfast voucher. Obviously mistakes happen but after a long day of traveling on a regional train I was in no mood to be woken up at quarter to 12.

Besides this, the on site bars (yes more than one) restaurant and disco are very good. I didn't use the gym so can't comment. There are various tours run from the Hostel and there is also bike hire. All in all a nice place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2011

Everything was great. The rooms were huge and clean. There was an awesome pool, even better rooftop terrace and cool downstairs bar and restaurant. Go there you will not be disappointed :-)

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eurotripkb
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed here for three nights and found everyhing to be just great. The hotel is centrally positioned for seeing Florence. There is everything you need at the hotel/hostel. We are in our 60's and keen to find places to stay that are economical and good. This is one of the best we have found to date.
Swimmingpool, sauna, turkish bath, pool table, bar, restaurant, free wifi, good rooms, ensuites, staff at the front desk are so very friendly nothing is too much trouble for them to find out/arrange/or just there to answer questions. We were not disappointed at all, the fact that there are so many people staying means that it is a great place to stay - we can't all be wrong! I iwll add if you are looking for luxury then this is not the place for you. But it has everything you would want. Give it a go, I think you will enjoy it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mersey_traveller848
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Ontario
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

It was our first time staying at a hostel so we were quite worried about the place, however, we were very pleased with the accommodation! It was A LOT better than the "2 star hotel" we stayed at in Rome. The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable. It looked like it was recently updated with new fixtures in the bathroom. There was a pool and fitness room that we didn't use but good to have and laundry onsite. Overall, we didn't have anything bad to say about this place and would reccommend it for the good accommodation and price.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank chuong_p
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Newark, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

This hostel is fine, it's not too far from train station, and within walking distance of city centre. The rooms were pretty basic, but clean and servicable. They dont provide towels though, but sell tiny towels at the desk for 3.50 euro. The counter staff are really not very nice- I got in the wrong line to ask a question about tours, and was sent off with a very surly 'over there'. I saw another customer, struggling in English, get a very curt reply about a walking tour. However, we booked the plustours on line, and I can say that the wine-tasting tour in Tuscany was worth the 40euro, a really brilliant day out in Chianti countryside, loads of wine, good lunch and an entertaining guide called Irene. Id highly recommend the tour, ebven if you are in florence for only a few days. Florence itself is amazing, we found you dont even have to go into the museums, it is stunning from the outside. Very hot in August tho. The hostel is fine, lots of americans and english, and lots of info available. They also have a bar there, and a swimming pool, and ac in the rooms. OK, but tell the people on the front desk to stop talking to each other and smile at the customers.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nora H
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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

....there are bed bugs! And a bit of caution: do not pay for the breakfast buffet -- the food was extremely questionable. Other than that, this is a great place to stay if you are young and traveling and into meeting other young travelers.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank scdenapoli
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

Positives:
1. Clean and fairly spacious rooms
2. clean ensuite bathroom (although no shower curtain/cubicle means half the bathroom gets wet each time someone has a shower)
3. large lockable storage lockers
4. comfy beds and clean sheets
5. good location, about 10-15 minute walk to most attractions
6. free wifi that worked really well everywhere
7. really nice terrace on top floor and a decent bar in the basement

Negatives
1. it's a large hostel with SO many people coming and going all the time so don't expect character or a soul
2. There was always a line at the reception desk, took forever to get anything done!
3. An unfair markup on the gallery pre-book tickets
4. They don't give every room a remote for A/C and it's set automatically to turns off in the middle of the night! (it was 40 degrees in Florence every day of the 4 days I was there, it was ridiculous to have to wake up in the middle of the night covered in sweat and having to go down to reception to demand the AC to be turned back on!)
5. DONT do the Chianti wine trip that the hostel offers... it was the worst value for money, I'm a big wine lover and have done wine tours in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Sienna, this was a joke! They take you to just one winery, give you just two samples of wines (that is all for the whole day, how can you call that a wine tour???) make you sit outside in the 40 degree heat to have a very very basic lunch and don't even give you wine with the lunch and the air conditioning on the coach that they used for the tour hardly worked!

Wasn't a bad hostel overall but I would probably look else where if I go back to Florence.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RachSydney2010
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Property: Plus Florence
Address: Via di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria 15-17, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 295 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Plus Florence 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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