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“Reminiscent of High School Field Trips...” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Florence Youth Hostel
Ranked #197 of 284 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Reminiscent of High School Field Trips...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

I kind of felt like I was on a high school overnight field trip where the teacher forces you turn out lights at a certain time, you can't be trusted,etc - you know what I'm talking about? This place locks you out from 10-14h, there's no great communal room for everyone to meet and greet like many of the better hostels I've stayed at, & the wifi TURNS OFF @midnight...and I'm unable to think of a valid reason for this happening, especially at a price much higher than other hostels I've stayed in. It was nice that they clean up your bed and fold your towel... Overall, it was fine, and the location can't be beat. Just be prepared for limited freedom while there...

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rosselliot
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

The staff were great and made us very welcome. The room was very comfortable. Good breakfast.
Situated very close to the main sites of Florence with many great restaurants to choose from.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank myriahpark
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Towson, Maryland
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

The hostel owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was only 2.50 euros and actually had scrambled eggs! (I was so sick of only bread, deli meats, and cheese for breakfast by this point in my trip) Hostel was in an excellent central location. The only downside was a lockout from 10:30 am till sometime in the early afternoon...it would be nice to be able to come back to the room to cool down and nap during hot Florentine summer days. However, the hostel and hotel are managed and cleaned by only two people, so I understand why a short lockout is necessary.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank pjmuffin
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

I was surprised by the vast majority of rating of "5" for this hostel. First, this property is co-named as "Hotel Christina", which is rated as a 1-star hotel. No signs of Florence Youth Hostel outside the building, costing us a wait until someone who happened to come out of the building asked us (with 2 big backpacks) whether we are heading to the hostel.

The building is old. The room is very basic and noisy as it faces the main street with bars, restaurants and bus stops, making it especially noisy at night. The window can block most noise, but you can't have fresh air in that case. It is no doubt clean, but the flush in the shared bathroom need much effort to power. The shower is expectedly tiny. There is only 1 staff in the reception, which is clearly not enough for the amount of guests they receive. I tried twice of needing to wait for at least 10 minutes before any staff is ready for me, just to ask for a hair dryer.

The location is central, a few steps from the Piazza della Signoria, but not good if you arrive and leave florence by train. Better take one that is near the train station (There are many other choices with similar rates.) Pretty expensive, but considering the price level in Florence, it is just fine. Breakfast is not included though.

The good thing of the place is, very near to every attraction, and the tripadvisor #1 restaurant in Florence. That offers you a great advantage to either book or walk-in this famous little 4-table restaurant. Free WiFi but only detectable using a laptop, not on iPhones. Shower gel and soap is provided. Hair dryer is provided on request. There is room cleaning everyday even if you didn't request it - it can also be a shock to us as we do keep some valuables in our room. Friendly staff, but not very informative.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ew12
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2011

one of the best hostels i tried, florence youth hostel is very central (1 minute from palazzo vecchio, 3 from the duomo) and totally worth it. An old building with stone floors, but warm and well furnished. The sink in the room was much appreciated and also the very welcoming staff. If u stay for a few nights in Florence and you want to be near everything worth seeing around, this hostel is the place.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank StefanDo
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Additional Information about Florence Youth Hostel

Property: Florence Youth Hostel
Address: Via della Condotta 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #197 of 284 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Florence Youth Hotel Florence

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