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“Clean, but small”
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Hostel Archi Rossi
Ranked #13 of 305 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Springville, Utah
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176 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Clean, but small”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

This was the first time we ventured to stay in an Hostel. We were pleasantly surprised. We reserved a room with a private bath. We actually stayed next door in the connected building. The staff was polite and attentive and had pretty good English skills. The room was extremely small, but we knew we would hardly be spending any time there. The bed was comfortable but pushed against the wall on one side. The lighting was dim to the point I had to use my computer screen to light the thermostat to adjust the temperature. There was a safe, fridge, computer and free internet that was quite serviceable for our laptop. There was no view from the room because of scaffolding and netting. Breakfast was included and plentiful and tasty. The building was a maze and there were areas that were still being remodeled. We recommend those on a tight budget, like us, stay here. It's very convenient to the train station as well as the museums. The lobby did frequently have a sewer odor. That was the only downside.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2014

After my horrendous few days trying and failing to book hostels, I found this one by chance.

Clean, four bed, female dorm with lockers, breakfast, free walking tour and lovely outdoor patio that is warm even in winter.

Thanks for making my trip an affordable breeze.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

An awesome hostel close to the train station with really friendly staff. The breakfast there was good and they provide free walking tours in English. You can socialise/relex with others on the terrace.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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101 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2013

If you stay in Archi Rossi, you will have to walk just 5-7 minutes to the train station and never have to worry about where to eat or buy stuff because you're in a very convenient location.

I also found their FREE offers very attractive: the free Wi-Fi, computers, breakfast, water and tours. Not all hostels offer these perks, so I understand why the hostel is packed with backpackers/tourists all the time.

Now the honest, negative bits to help keep expectations real:
1) The Wi-Fi was frustratingly slow. Blame it on the number of people all using it at the same time. Whenever I needed fast Wi-Fi, I woke up early so I didn't have to compete with others for the strong signal.

2) Just because the breakfast buffet is big doesn't mean it's good. I admit I was overwhelmed at first because they had the widest variety of breakfast I've ever seen in my hostel life! Rice was oily. Pasta was soggy. Eggs and vegetables were bland. Variety then suddenly turned into this weird mix of food. In consolation, the coffee was good...and you'll be safe with the good 'ol breakfast cereal.

3) Some amenities in our room were rundown. My locker was broken. Shower area was overflowing. Bathroom floor was always wet.

Overall, I would recommend this for the location. But I think for the price, there are less crowded hostels that have better to offer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a great place for backpackers! Walking distance from Santa Maria Novella train station, in the San Lorenzo area, where there's daily market, just a few steps from the great Santa Maria Novella, Santa Maria in Fiore and Campanile di Giotto, Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio, it's a great place for people who want to save money and enjoy one of the best city in the world.
Clean bedrooms and dormitories, you can choose a family room with private bathroom, very clean, with lockers, or a place in a dormitory - there are 4, 6, 9 places rooms in dormitories, each with its own bathroom and lockers. A nice common area, great paintings on the walls, friendly and young staff, you can book the breakfast in advance and choose from a good choice of food - continental and american breakfast.
I'd strongly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Good Location, The hotel was located near the train and bus station. There were many restaurants around hostel but you can order food for lunch or dinner. The breakfast was variety and good.

I stayed in 4 bed female dorm. There is a computer and wifi in the room. The bathroom inside bedroom is clean. There is a cupboard for each bed.

There was a city tour at 10 am but I didn't join them. Staff were friendly and I recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2013

The hostel has a very friendly decoration from the moment you get inside. The 6 bed rooms was quite good. Internet connection failed every while. Includes free breakfast which is nice. I asked for a towel the first day and they told me they didn't have at the moment ans ask again tomorrow...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Hostel Archi Rossi
Address: Via Faenza 94r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 305 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostel Archi Rossi 1*
Number of rooms: 15
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