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Villa Camerata Youth Hostel
Ranked #239 of 297 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Bytom, Poland
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cool place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

Beautiful place in a beautiful town. Easy to reach also by bus. Nice price.
Breakfast should offer a better choice of food.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Argentina
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

Worst hostel I´ve ever been. I stayed there a long time ago, but it seems that nothing has changed. Like everybody says, it´s far from Florence, and the walk up (through the woods) is a bit creepy at night. The building needed urgent renovations (it must have been a superb place in its time). The place was crowded. The dorms are huge, with too much beds. Not safe at all, because you can´t lock the lockers!!! There was no place to put a lock (I travelled with one).The staff shrugged when I told them! I arrived late at night (had a reservation), and was too late to find some place else. I didn´t want to sleep knowing anybody could take my bags in the middle of the night! So I grabbed the matress, put it on the floor, blocking the door of the locker, and slept. I also took everything with me to the bathroom, when I took a shower the following morning. What do they expect??? For people to just leave their luggage unattended and go sightseeing??? Breakfast was frugal. After that, I went to a Tourist Information Office in Florence, and they recommended several hotels downtown, at affordable prices. The only good thing about Villa Camerata is the views. Don´t recommend it to anyone!! It´s not worth the cheap fee.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Bloomington, Indiana
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

Villa Camerata Youth Hostel was a decent place to stay. The distance into the city center was not incredibly time consuming (20-30 mins by bus) and the location is very quiet and peaceful. What bugged us about this place was the apparent lack of regard for the customer. Both desk managers seemed quite rude and acted like we were inconveniencing them when we checked in. Also the water would completely shut off at both 8 pm and 8 am. None of the residents had any idea why this occurred as it was not always during high water consumption periods. Needless to say, both days we stayed there groans and yells came from the bathroom as people were stuck with shampoo and soap on them. The rooms were clean/safe which is definitely a good thing and nothing of mine got stolen. When in a hostel keep close tabs on your personal belongings and you should be fine. We loved Florence, just not this hostel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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melbourne
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

use breakfast facility only 2 euro, and very filling.

Room Tip: lock out between 10am and 2pm, ensure this is suitable for your before booking here.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Hamburg, Germany
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

I stayed in the hostel for one week with my friends and I really enjoyed the stay. The building is very old and well maintained, staff is nice and helpful, guests are very international and it's set in a very beautiful and peaceful surrounding. Also it has a nice balcony which I really enjoyed. Of course there are then mosquitos and of course you have to take care of your stuff, when lots of people are around, like everywhere else in the world... The best way to deal with it is to simply bring your lock with you and lock you stuff when you sleep or leave, worked well for me.
The breakfast is a typical hostel-like breakfast, nothing to say about it but also nothing to complain. I liked the coffee!
The way to Florence download is a bit long and you have to take a bus but I didn't see it as a problem, I rather enjoyed seeing something else of the city than all the tourist stuff. Also cabs are cheap.
I'd totally recommend the hostel!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Modling, Austria
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

The hostel is great --> big rooms, really beautiful, good breakfast...the only thing is that the way from the city o the hostel is quite far, even from the entrance to the hostel area you have to walk for 10-15 minutes to get tho the house ;)
And one thing is imporatnt: take mosquito-spray with you!!!!! Round the hostels are a lot of trees (like a wood) and so there are thousands of mosquitos!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2010

We quite enjoyed the stay in the hostel, a former convent and thus very beautiful with garden and everything. The breakfast was good and in the evening one could eat in the bistro, which was very good as the hostel is located far away from the city center. It takes about 20 min by bus to get there and when you arrive at the gate you still have to walk about 500 meters till you arrive at the hostel. The rooms were ok but we did not have an own bathroom. It is a nice place to stay if you want to discover the town but if you want to experience the nightlife it is not recommendable.
To use the internet is very cheap but we had to wait about 2 hours to be able to use the computers because one was broken and the others allways occupied.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Villa Camerata Youth Hostel
Address: Viale Augusto Righi 2/4, 50137, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Ranked #239 of 297 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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Hotel Class:1 star — Villa Camerata Youth Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 322
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