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Hostel | Ricasoli, 9, Stairs B, First Floor Florence, Tuscany, Italy 50122

93.9% Overall Rating

574 out of 583 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/04/2014)

Nicola Cockroft thinks…

"The facilities here are fantastic - they provide free towels, a free evening drink with nibbles and secure lockers etc and the bathrooms and areas are very clean ad fresh looking. the location is…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

*** According to the City Council resolution n. 230/33 of 06/20/2011, from July 1st the City of Florence will introduce the tourism tax, applied to non-residents overnight staying, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. The tourism tax rate is Euro 1,00 per person per night, and it is not applied to: • children (up to 10 years old); • people, who provide assistance to patients in hospital, max one each patient • people/family, who provide assistance to underage patients in hospital, max two each patient

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From the central station of Santa Maria Novella, exit left where you will see a Pharmacy and continue down the left side of that street which is called Via Panzani it will lead you to a square called piazza dell' Unità d'Italia in the center of it is a big obelisk. Continue along Via Panzani, in the direction of the Giant marble cathedral, il Duomo. After a bit, the street will curve to the left and will change names to Via de'Cerretani.

Keep walking on Cerretani and you will see the majestic Duomo on your right after a moment, as soon as you reach the corner of the baptistery almost parallel to the doors of the cathedral you will see a big sport store called UNIVERSAL SPORTS turn left and you will find the street Via Ricasoli.

Walk for another 20 meters. We are at number #9 The Huge Wooden door to your left, just beside the sport store. To the right of the big wooden door you will find a bronze plate with our name on it if you find the door open, walk towards the end of the courtyard and take the stairs on the far end left we are on the first floor.

P.s. You will find the big door close on SAT. & SUN ring the buzzer and walk to the end of courtyard, take the stairs on the far end left we are on the first floor.

TAXI: You will find the taxis stationed outside the railway station. It will cost around 10 euros to get to the hostel.
Taxis are stationed in front of the Arrivals terminal or can be called by radio taxi (Phone +39.055.4242/4390/4499/4798).
Taxi journey time from the airport to Florence city center is about 15-20 minutes. Journey cost is calculated by the taxi meter (average cost is 20 Euro).

There is a bus every half hour that leaves from Florence airport to Florence station.
They start to go at 6am and the last one 11:30pm.

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In case you are to arrive by car please contact us by phone or email, indicating from where you will come and we will help you with good indications.

CAR/ MOTORCYCLE - PARKING I FLORENCE: click here for the closest parking to the hostel :,11.245708&spn=0.060721,0.154324&z=13&msid=104592482421867653563.000485c55579f6b77a893

Please when you come into the hostel give us your plate number and the time
of your entry into the city. This information is crucial because we have to declare your entry to the motorization of Florence.

Remember that Florence is one of Italy's most heaviest fined cities. Don't park inside white lines because those are for residence owners, and for private business. If your going to park inside any lines make sure its in the blue space and that you pay the parking fee and display the payment and time on the dash board of your car.