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Ostello del Bigallo – Bigallo Hostel

Hostel | Via Bigallo e Apparita, 14, Florence - Bagno a Ripoli, Florence, Tuscany, Italy 50012

87.6% Overall Rating

12 out of 12 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/10/2015)

"Location is beautiful. Francesco is a great guy, he definitely made my stay more enjoyable. Serves food and wine every night for real cheap. Non touristy location. Just beautiful."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.19

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

You can check-in from 17:00 till 21:00 Hostelbookers Sale Please note that all sales bookings are final and non-refundable. The property may charge your card in advance for the full amount of your stay. Payment protection is also not available in connection with these bookings. In the event that you cancel your booking the accommodation provider shall be entitled to retain the total outstanding costs of your booking. All rooms that are included in the sale are identified in their room type as [“!!! Sale !!! Non Refundable”].

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 16:30
Latest Check-out: 10:30

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Florence?

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This former monastery, dating back to the 13th century, called Antico Spedale del Bigallo, has been renovated and equipped with all the necessary comforts to offer modern travelers the same shelter and unique experience as once, in its original medieval atmosphere.

At our Bigallo Hostel, you can choose to stay in one of our 3 characteristic dormitories with shared bathrooms or prefer one of our 6 large double rooms, simply furnished and all with private bathroom for a total of 52 beds. Read more

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About Ostello del Bigallo – Bigallo Hostel

At only a 15 minutes car-ride from Florence, you will have the experience of staying among its southern hills, immersed in a one of a kind natural context, closely connected to the territory and its traditions and uniqueness. It has a beautiful garden and a panoramic terrace overlooking Florence, along with various common areas for meetings, workshops and other activities.

The Bigallo Hostel is also a place to meet new friends and get to know local people; a place where you can participate in the various events and cultural and social activities that we organize. It is also a lovely location to celebrate your wedding or anniversary in our Ceremony hall and in the Santa Maria di Fonteviva Chapel.

A perfect location for large organized groups. For groups over 18 people we offer a free set of towels, and on request we prepare some typical tuscan menus for lunch or dinner or a take away picnic box. Our parking place is large enough for 1 or 2 busses. For stays of at least 3 nights we organize a one night entertainment.

Accommodation Information

If you’re travelling with your friends, family, or in an organized group, we suggest that you choose one of our luminous dormitories – one that sleeps 5 and the other 8; an ideal solution given their spaciousness and comfort.
The décor was created by local craftsmen following designs of renaissance beds found in paintings from that time period. Each bed has its own storage space (locks can be requested at your arrival).
Each dormitory is equipped with shared bathroom with shower. It is possible to request a set of towels with a supplement of €. 3,00.

Sleeping in the alcoves is without doubt the most unique solution that the Bigallo Hostel proposes. It is inspired by monks, that traditionally slept in small wooden alcoves. The Hostel offers 20 beds in the wooden alcoves, each alcove with two single beds, creating a spacious and luminous dormitory. The bathrooms are shared. It is possible to request a set of towels with a supplement of €. 3,00.

Private Rooms:
And if you prefer some more privacy, just chose one of our 6 double rooms (with the possibility to add one or more single beds), all equipped with private bathrooms with shower. It is also possible to add one or more single beds in the rooms. Sheets, towels and daily cleaning are included in this accomodation.

Location Information

Up on a hill with a breathtaking view of Florence below, we are in "via Bigallo e Apparita 14" in the small town of Bagno a Ripoli, among olive trees and vineyards, in the Tuscan countryside only 10km from the centre of Florence (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio);
15/20 km. from the Chianti wine district,
45 km. from San Gimignano,
60 km. from Siena,
100 km. from Pisa,
We recommend to reach our Bigallo Hostel by proper means - car, bicycle, motorbike. By public transport the nearest bus stop is at 1km from our Hostel ( uphill about 20 minutes)