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“Cozy and Great Location” 5 of 5 stars
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My Friends Guesthouse
Ranked #142 of 626 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“Cozy and Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Not only was this hostel a perfect place to stay (5 minute walk to Il Duomo, on a street with great food, not loud at night, easy to find near Santa Maria Novella train station and even easier to get back to the train station when we had to leave) but the woman in charge of the hostel was fantastic! She gave us a map, places to see that were off the beaten path, and advice for the best things to do in the area. There is also someone who cleans the hostel every day. A very warm atmosphere and cozy. There are some tables to eat breakfast she gives you in the morning as well as a small courtyard to sit in. I highly recommend My Friends! Graziemille!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location, close to train station, markets, restaurants and is a safe area. The rooms are great, spacious and clean. The host at this hotel was absoloutely lovely and made staying at my friends a pleasure. She was genuinely invested in us having a nice stay at her hotel as well as a good experience in florence. A great hostel for all travelers heading to florence!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The location is really great. 8 minutes walking from central station, and in walking distance to central market (leather market), Duomo, bridges, etc. Super friendly and helpful owner, Nadina :) Clean and neat place. I don't know was it only me or not, but it was a bit pricey. However, Nadina's tips for cheap and tasteful meals and gelato paid that off :D

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed for 1 night in a mixed dorm at My Friends during our stay in Florence (June 2014). The hostel is located within walking distance from the main train station (SM Novela) and is near the city centre. The place was comfortably small and clean. The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious enough to accommodate 6 people. What makes My Friends stand out from other hostels at which I stayed while traveling to other cities in Italy, is its super friendly and helpful innkeeper. Upon our arrival, she gave us drinks and a map of Florence. She indicated on the map useful info like where to go and what to eat (especially the affordable and delicious ones!). She even helped us send our clothes for laundry service so that we wouldn't waste time to do it ourselves and we could focus on exploring the city at ease. To go beyond her call of duty, she treated us with 2 bottles of beer (she said that was for us being her polite guests from Singapore :-)). That's so nice of her, four thumbs up! No wonder the hostel won Best Staff Award from Trip Advisor before. So, if you are looking for a nice place to stay in Florence that makes you feel like home, do look for My Friends! :-)

  • Stayed June 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just a short stroll from the main train station you come across this delight of a place through one of the cobblestone streets. From the moment my sister and I arrived we felt very welcomed by Nadina. She was very lovely and gave us some great tips about what to see and do in Florence including great places to eat. She recommended an amazing pizza place and a gelato place and let me tell you we were definitely not let down. We loved the location, very central and had a safe feeling to it. The only problem was that so many people shared one small bathroom. But this was to be expected in a hostel environment. Otherwise I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is after cheap accommodation with lovely and helpful hosts, great filling breakfast as well! :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Loz H
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Snohomish, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at My Friends Guesthouse on our third night in Europe and felt very comfortable. Nadina, the manager is sweet, welcoming and helpful. She gives you a very detailed map of the main attractions, restaurants, gelato, cafés, pubs, and markets upon arrival which is quite helpful. The breakfast includes pastries, croissants, jams and jellies, coffee, tea, etc. We enjoyed our stay and recommend her hostel endlessly.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Concord, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place was really good. The hostess is on top of everything. She gives you great information on the city including all the great local food and gelato tips. Which really set Florence up to be some of the best food on my 2 month trip. She is also really nice. The location is about 5 min from the train station and all the main sights are within 20 minutes walk. All through nice areas. The hostel is small but offers single beds which is really nice. Free breakfast every morning and tea and coffee whenever.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Property: My Friends Guesthouse
Address: Via Faenza, 66, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
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Ranked #142 of 626 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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Number of rooms: 3
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