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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Okay just to share a story with you guys. My friend and myself (two young girls in our early 20s) turn up to Florence, make our way to our "HOSTEL" and our information sheet says 'ring the buzzer when you get there'. We ring and the door opens and a lady pops her head out and was like I'll come...

1Thank em_shannon
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I booked a hostel and was positively surprised to find a "hotel" instead. I knew that I had a private room, but I was not expecting a mini fridge, complimentary tea/candy and someone to make my bed everyday. This was a huge surprise and I was so happy about it! I think it's really good to spoil yourself for some...

Thank Julia G
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you are travelling in group or with you couple it is a great place to stay. Things to take inti account: first, it has no social area to meet new people so if you are travelling alone might not be the best choice. Second, private rooms arr huge and really pretty, we were blown away eith ours. The location...

Thank julicon11
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Had a really disappointing experience. Was looking last minute for a hostel where my partner and I could meet other people and relax. In Short, this is not a hostel. It also markets it's self as "central beds." Clearly these people are double selling to angle for business. This place seemed nice and the price for a double room was...

1Thank El L
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 3 nights, it was better than I expected it to be. It's a very small hostel, on our 3rd day we have not seen any other people staying and the kitchen has always been free. The kitchen is good with all cooking facilities, there is a fridge to keep food in but we...

1Thank LauraH1992
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Stay away from backpackers central. On our second day there, we noticed bites and rashes all over our bodies. Then during the next night, we found at least two dozen bed bugs on the bed, the wall and our bodies. We left during the middle of the night to go sleep at the train station, we were so discusted. The...

Thank __rabbit16v__
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time for our budget stay! Received a welcome package. Very quiet place with a kitchen. There was never someone around after 7. Also the only inconvenience was we could only catch some shut eye between 2am and 6am. We stayed in room 2, which faced the street. There's a bar next door and with the street...

Thank tiny_beautymtl
Belem, PA
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

The place is very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful ( they even gave us a welcome gift). The location is the best part: close to main turistic points in Florence. There is also good wi fi and a kitchen. The price is very low for a hostel in this area of the city, so in general I...

Thank kaponhe
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I do not recommend staying here. When we arrived we had to pay cash in advance and when we discovered bed bugs we realized why. This place is filthy. They know they have bed bugs but they haven't taken the steps to get rid of them. There is also a club two doors down that doesn't stop playing loud music...

Thank Phil M
Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Arrived quite late but fortunately there was someone around to let us in. Was told that we were actually in a building down the road, inconvenient but ok. Arriived, went to bed and woke up 20 minutes later having large black bed bugs crawling over us. Covered in bites. Went back to original building to complain but they had no...

Thank Rose77423

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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Additional Information about Backpackers Florence Central

Address: Borgo Santa Croce,11, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Croce
Price Range: €52 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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