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Florence Youth Hostel
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Florence Youth Hostel
Ranked #216 of 310 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Towson, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at”
Reviewed July 21, 2011

The hostel owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was only 2.50 euros and actually had scrambled eggs! (I was so sick of only bread, deli meats, and cheese for breakfast by this point in my trip) Hostel was in an excellent central location. The only downside was a lockout from 10:30 am till sometime in the early afternoon...it would be nice to be able to come back to the room to cool down and nap during hot Florentine summer days. However, the hostel and hotel are managed and cleaned by only two people, so I understand why a short lockout is necessary.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

I was surprised by the vast majority of rating of "5" for this hostel. First, this property is co-named as "Hotel Christina", which is rated as a 1-star hotel. No signs of Florence Youth Hostel outside the building, costing us a wait until someone who happened to come out of the building asked us (with 2 big backpacks) whether we are heading to the hostel.

The building is old. The room is very basic and noisy as it faces the main street with bars, restaurants and bus stops, making it especially noisy at night. The window can block most noise, but you can't have fresh air in that case. It is no doubt clean, but the flush in the shared bathroom need much effort to power. The shower is expectedly tiny. There is only 1 staff in the reception, which is clearly not enough for the amount of guests they receive. I tried twice of needing to wait for at least 10 minutes before any staff is ready for me, just to ask for a hair dryer.

The location is central, a few steps from the Piazza della Signoria, but not good if you arrive and leave florence by train. Better take one that is near the train station (There are many other choices with similar rates.) Pretty expensive, but considering the price level in Florence, it is just fine. Breakfast is not included though.

The good thing of the place is, very near to every attraction, and the tripadvisor #1 restaurant in Florence. That offers you a great advantage to either book or walk-in this famous little 4-table restaurant. Free WiFi but only detectable using a laptop, not on iPhones. Shower gel and soap is provided. Hair dryer is provided on request. There is room cleaning everyday even if you didn't request it - it can also be a shock to us as we do keep some valuables in our room. Friendly staff, but not very informative.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank ew12
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2011

one of the best hostels i tried, florence youth hostel is very central (1 minute from palazzo vecchio, 3 from the duomo) and totally worth it. An old building with stone floors, but warm and well furnished. The sink in the room was much appreciated and also the very welcoming staff. If u stay for a few nights in Florence and you want to be near everything worth seeing around, this hostel is the place.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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2 Thank StefanDo
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2010

I stayed here with my boyfriend in early December in an economy double. The location is perfect; it's very close to the Uffizi, Duomo, and many restaurants and shops (lots of good gelato places too!). I would say that the majority of sights you will wish to see while in Florence are within a 15 min walk. The best part of our stay was Francesco, the owner of the property. He is the friendliest person we met on our two week trip in Europe! He gave us very helpful tips on trains/transit information and several restaurant recommendations.

The accommodations are clean and minimalistic. You are given one set of towels that are changed every 3 days. In our economy double there was a sink in the room and the shower was right down the hall. There is free wifi and a couple of computers available for use in the common areas. There is a mandatory lockout starting at 10:30am for a couple of hours for cleaning but it wasn't a problem for us. The 2.50 euro breakfast served during the workday is fantastic. The breakfast consists of bread, croissants, juice, coffee, cereal, fruit, milk, yogurt and Francesco will personally make you eggs and ham/cheese sandwiches.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank bwc940
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

I've stayed at many different places in Florence over time, and this hostel is definitely at the top of my list. The staff was out-of-their-way nice and helpful. One of the staff even helped me carry my luggage up the stairs, which was not an easy job. The rooms were perfectly clean and quiet. My room had a sink and towels and a lot of extra blankets. And of course it is very conveniently located, close to all the big sites in Florence.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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2 Thank traveler57110
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MA
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2010

Overall awesome stay here. Great location two blocks to duomo. Owners are local and young and very friendly, they helped give us dinner and going out recommendations - try il Latino restaurant for best florentine steak ever! Rooms are very clean with sink and mini fridge, clean shared shower right outside door. Would def stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2010
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1 Thank blackcard2
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Hastings, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 9, 2010

If you are travelling to Florence, then I would definitely recommend staying at Florence Youth Hostel!! It is perfectly located in the heart of Florence, close to all the must-see attractions and restaurants, it is super clean and tidy, but what makes this hostel better than the rest is the people who run it, they will go above and beyond to make your stay in Florence awesome!! A big thank you to Francesco and staff for making this our best hostel experience in Italy!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank HBkiwi_85
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Property: Florence Youth Hostel
Address: Via della Condotta 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #216 of 310 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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Number of rooms: 9
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