We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ciao Hostel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Ciao Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Ciao Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 56: English reviews
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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.

 Report
Helpful?
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.

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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.

 Report
Helpful?
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.

 Report
Helpful?
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.

 Report
Helpful?
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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AshHolman

58 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (24)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (34)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (29)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Florence hotels
San Marco
Hostel Gallo d'Oro
Hostel Gallo d'Oro
#20 of 284 in Florence
168 reviews
San Marco
Wow Florence Hostel
Wow Florence Hostel
#12 of 284 in Florence
282 reviews
Ostello del Chianti
#80 of 284 in Florence
45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Duomo
Academy Hostel
Academy Hostel
#21 of 284 in Florence
363 reviews
7 Santi Hostel
#44 of 284 in Florence
440 reviews
San Lorenzo
Hostel Archi Rossi
Hostel Archi Rossi
#11 of 284 in Florence
795 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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: €34 - €92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Ciao Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Priceline, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your Ciao Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Ciao Hostel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ciao Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay