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“Great place to stay in Florence! Pleasant, spacious, comfortable, quiet.”
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Leonardo House
Ranked #308 of 675 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Orange County, CA
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Florence! Pleasant, spacious, comfortable, quiet.”
Reviewed July 16, 2010

This hostel is wonderful - Leonardo himself is such a gracious man and makes you feel very welcome. The price is great - quite a bargain. The room (private double) was immaculate and so was the shared bathroom. The bed was more comfortable than our bed at home! We were there in a hot season of July, but the room stayed nice and cool and had a fan. We only had to share one large bathroom with two other people. It is very conveniently located, 5 minute walk from SMN train station. Also they are very attentive at check-in, providing you with a city map and pointing out good places to get a beer or a cup of coffee. They are also very generous with luggage storage - we checked out early in the morning and left our bags there until around 4pm.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 9, 2010

If you want to stay in a tourist house that has friendly staff and a good location then this is the place for you! You will be hard pressed to find better value for money given all of the below:

My friend and I stayed here for three days and experienced the following through aid of the staff at the hostel.
- Recommendations for cheap, hearty meals
- Travel experiences and tour deals within Florence
- Free use of internet (1 computer + wi-fi available)
- Clean and safe premises
- They went above and beyond, trying to find us an english language cinema so we could see a movie on the evening we didn't want a big night out!

We felt really comfortable and helpful and we felt the staff had a lot of insider/local knowledge on the area, from tourist hot spots to local eateries and entertainment hangouts if you want to immerse yourself deep within Italian culture.

Highly recommend to fellow travellers for an affordable Florence stay

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed June 9, 2010

Leonardo House is a Hidden Gem!! Great location right near the main train station, and close to many of the landmarks around Florence! We didnt have to catch public transport once, you are able to walk everywhere from the Hostel!

Leonardo himself is a great host and made myself and my friend feel right at home and very comfortable! He gave us exceptional service ! great tips on many of the local eateries, nightlife and tours!

I would definitely recommend Leonardo house to travelers between the age of 20 and 30, who are not looking to spend much on accommodation, but still feel safe & enjoy the location of their hotel. As 2 young girls travelling through EUrope, we have stayed in many dodgey hostels and felt a bit uneasy, but this place was a breath of fresh air! Definitely reccommend to anyone visiting Florence!!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2010

Leonardo House had a fantastic location, and an even better host. Leonardo is incredibly kind, accommodating, friendly, and helpful to his guests. The rooms were clean, plain, and exactly what a traveler needs to be comfortable. The cost was rather inexpensive and the location was a 3 minute walk from the Dome. Upon our arrival, Leonardo opened a map and circled many amazing sights that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. I felt comfortable, safe, and would definitely go back!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2009

Leonardo was very nice but was not helpful, he gave us a key and that is it. Our room was disgusting - squished bugs all over the walls and floors. We had to listen to music all night because the buzzing of the bugs was so loud it kept us awake. A single dull light bulb for the entire room. The bathroom was not cleaned once for the entire 5 days that we were there, even though Leonardo came to clean another bathroom after someone had checked out. We resorted to breaking into an empty room to use an en suite bathroom rather than the revolting shared bathroom. The only saving grace of the hotel was that we could walk anywhere we wanted, so we could leave early in the morning and not return until we were so exhausted we could fall asleep in the inhumanconditions.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed May 17, 2009

I would def. NOT recommend this hostel to anyone 25 and older. We chose to find another hostel b/c the room we were given had no window, had a single lightbulb hanging from a wire in the middle of the bedroom, dirty walls and 'unusual' stains on the bedsheets. We also were informed that we would be sharing a bathroom with a family of 6, one of whom was in a wheelchair. If you do no care where you stay, then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2009

We got a double room ensuite with bathroom and shower. Room was generally decent, bedroom area was relatively spacious with a dressing table; however shower area appeared a little decrepit. Location wise, Florence is not that big an area, so still walkable to main sites. Leonardo was friendly enough. However, entrance area smelled a little musky, like pigeon poo, and was not a welcoming smell, especially when you have to smell it while climbing up the stairs from the front door to the reception. Wouldn't mind staying again if no other cheaper option, but can probably find somewhere better with a few euros more.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Leonardo House
Address: Via del Trebbio 4, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
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Ranked #308 of 675 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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Number of rooms: 15
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