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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I slept in a four bed dorm on a floor with 4 rooms. We shared 2 really nice bathrooms which were really clean and the rainforest shower was amazing! The kitchen has many cooking tools and two fridges give enough space. In the night it was really quiet and the AC did a good job! The location of the hostel...

Thank Christine H
College Station, Texas
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This hostel was close to the train station and the lady at the front was nice. It was a nice place to take a shower and sleep and continue our trip in the morning. A little coffee shop right down the street was a nice place to grab something to eat. Me and my friend would stay here again if...

Thank JohnMike13
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Generally, this place is quite good. It is very near to the train station. The room and beds are very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is also very good. You can cook whatever you want. There is also a TV in the room.

Thank Enyi88
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Ciao hostel is an excellent place to stay in florence. It is located at 10 minutes walking distance from railway station. The room was very big, clean, and comfortable, with a good working air condition. The city centre and food stuff is easily accessible.

Thank Mujeeb B
Campina Grande, PB
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I spent there four nights in a mixed room on ground floor. Although it was a mixed room, during my stay there was only one guy in the room. I arrived there a bit late at night (11 pm) because my train was late (a very common thing in Italy :P) which was a problem because the hostel reception works...

2Thank Mayra_Kelly_Calixto
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

This accommodation was what you might expect from a quiet hostel on the edge of town. It was close to the main train station which was very convenient and about a 25 minute walk to the Duomo. We walked everywhere during our stay but there was transportation that stopped close to the hostel if that is your preferred mode of...

1Thank dilzy d
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

It was a nice place with a very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms, beds, and bathrooms were all great. My biggest issue was probably where this place is located. I didn't sleep well because of the constant car horns outside, but that might just be me. Cheap place too.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 12 December 2014

They provide everything you'd want from a hostel here. The rooms are spacious, clean and affordable. There are kitchens to cook. Great location. The staff even let us keep our bags there for a day when we weren't staying in the hostel. Would book here again.

Thank Giraver
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Clean and comfortable hostel. 2 shared bathroom each floor and a kitchen as well. Kitchen was clean, so do the dining area. But it is quite some distance from city center, laundry and shop. Nothing much nearby not even a convenient store. Overall it was a good stay.

Thank KJPhua
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We loved this hostel. Granted it is a little out of the way, maybe an extra 10 minute walk but close to the train station, the facilities and friendly staff do make up for it. Air conditioned room, 2 bathrooms a floor, fully equipped kitchen and clean! Definitely would stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

Thank AshHolman

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ciao Hostel Florence was recently refurbished upgrading the entire hostel to a very impressive and competitive standard. Guests are ensured clean cheap backpacker hostel accommodation in the centre of Florence as well as a wealth of services that would befit many hotels. Guests arriving at the Ciao Hostel Florence will be impressed by its reception and meeting area. The hostel strives to maintain a high level of service and sustain its favorable image. The hostel also boasts its own garden area. There is plenty of storage space, fridge and a gas cooker. La posizione centrale di Ciao Hostel Florence assicura che molti servizi della città si trovano a portata di mano. Firenze è una città moderna e il capoluogo della Toscana che significa che non sarà necessario andare lontano per il miglior espresso della regione, croissant appena sfornati, aperitivo o cibo da leccarsi i baffi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ciao Hostel

Address: Via Guido Monaco 34, 50144, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: €24 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Ciao Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Try for 2nd or 3rd floor, if you are planning to stay here”
 of 5 bubbles 181maggien, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“It seems to me that the mixed dorms are located on ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles Mayra_Kelly_Calixto, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Try to choose a room that does not face the streets.”
 of 5 bubbles MFrez86, 29 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Rooms away from the Kitchen and facing the road may be quieter than you think cause the kitchens are prone to hosting some frat boy parties”
 of 5 bubbles deepaks977, 22 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the yard if you prefer quiter atmosphere - though mind that most of rooms face the street.”
 of 5 bubbles 75300, 21 Apr 2013 | Read review
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