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“Fantastic!! Highly recommended!!”
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Plus Florence
Ranked #14 of 326 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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Reviewed October 14, 2009

After this hostel I may never use a hotel again!! My partner and I went for a last minute anniversary break and it was cheap (a 3rd of the price of a hotel), friendly, clean and in a perfect location (walking distance to everywhere). The staff gave excellent and honest advice on sight seeing, food, clubs and even where to go for the best ice cream! The room was clean, spacious and surprisingly quiet. The restaurant was cheap and tasty. The sauna, steam room and swimming pool where an added surprise! It was a great place to meet people of all ages. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2009

Plus Florence is a good place to stay if you don't want to spend a lot of money, and to be perfectly honest it does offer incredible services for the prices they charge. Also very close to the station, 10 min walk, and to the center of the town - you can walk all over Florence, you really don't need public transportation to know the town. Every one was very nice and helpfull, very polite and all that. The room was big [it was a twin room with a private bathroom], clean and confortable, and the bathroom was really good and spacious. There's a TV in the room and a multitude of services you can use for free - personally i did'nt use any of them because i was there to see the town and not to linger in the hostel. On the other side the things you really need and that can come a little handy when you are backpacking around the country for days come with a price, and not a cheap one. The laundry service is expensive it goes up to 8€ to wash and dry, you pay for a towel and you pay 5€ for a buffet breakfast that i considered to be a little different from my buffet notion - the milk was watery and frankly a little disgusting, the coffee was watery too, the bread was processed and horrible, the only cheese was processed and horrible too, the juice was also processed and horrible; the brioches were ok, and the cereals too. If you enjoy american or english breakfasts you might spend your money a little better since they scramble eggs and all that. If you enjoy a nice european breakfast it is totally not worth the price, and if you walk 3 minutes down the street you find a caffe that offers a much better buffet for the same price.
But all in all i think this is a good hostel for the prices they charge per room; also not to miss is the panoramic view from the terrace bar!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank Tania V
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Reviewed October 7, 2009

It was really an excellent place to stay with friends. Hardly 10 mins walk from the train station. The staff were nice and friendly. The hostel had facilities like Sauna, Swimming pool, hi speed internet and a decent restaurant as well. Most of the sight seeing places are walkable from this location. Nice place to for a short stay.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank RamChennai
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Reviewed October 4, 2009

It was like a HEAVEN to get to live in this hostel.
I lived in a female dorm, but if I knew that this place is so good and so safe, i would deff go for a mixed dorm.
FRE wifi, sauna, gym and pool, TV, hairdryer. There is a laundry room for pay which is great. There is a TV in the room, there are a lot of trips organized by the hostel. I mean, that was FANTASTIC. Thank you Plus Florence staff!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 29, 2009

The positives: The hostel is located very close to the main train station (so you can wheel your bags to the hostel), the rooms and bathrooms are clean, well equipped with a TV and hairdryer, you can ask for an female only shared-dorm and there is a pool, sky deck bar and gym. Plus, girls receive a small bathroom pack, complete with nail filer as well. The negatives: there is never enough staff on the front desk so it can take a couple of minutes before you served (even though the staff were always friendly when you did get served), the bathroom did not have enough light and some of the other guest were a bit rowdy, making my sleep very difficult on the first evening. On the whole, I truly enjoyed my stay - particularly as I booked for a shared female dorm and in the end, had one all to myself. I would highly recommend this place to any budget traveller.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Thank fussietraveller
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Reviewed September 20, 2009

I travelled with my Husband so we had a private double en-suite room. It was cheaper than a hotel and about 20 mins walk up one main road from the station. The Santa Maria Cathedral was within 5 mins walking distance and there were many shops and restaurants nearby. The pool in the basement changes colour and there is a sauna...the pool is cold but needed in the heat of August.

The roof terrace is great and the canteen is fine...just basic dishes. To pay for food and drinks in the hostel you put money on your key card, no cash is on sight. There are tours offered such as wine tasting, but we didn't have the time or money (about 35 euros each).

The only downside is you need to pay for interest and towels. Some hostels have this free.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2009

My friends and I stayed here for two nights while backpacking through Italy and Spain and it was one of the best hostels we stayed in throughout our two week trip.

It's in a good location, close to markets, banks and bus routes. It's about a ten minute walk to the train station. At certain times the streets are quite busy, which made it tough to walk with our luggage.

The receptionists and staff were very helpful. The front desk can get busy at peak times (ie. check out). They require that you purchase a type of debit card which you use to pay for anything you purchase within the hostel (food, drinks, laundry, internet). Whatever balance is left on the card is returned to you at check-out.

The breakfast was standard - cereal, bread, eggs, juice, coffee and tea. The restaurant/bar was fun and had a good crowd at night. It would get pretty loud too, so if you're worried about noise levels, ask for one that's not right above the restaurant/bar. They had different theme nights at the bar, and also organized trips at additional costs that you could sign up for.

Rooms were great! We booked a private triple room which had a private bath. They were extremely clean and we even had our own lockers. We had a walk-out balcony which connected with other rooms.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank hunnybeebz
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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 #14 of 326 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range: $29 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Plus Florence 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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