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Reviews of Hostel Santa Monaca

Hostel | Via Santa Monaca 6, Florence, Tuscany, Italy 50124

83.5% Overall Rating

139 out of 164 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/08/2014)

Kiriah Shead thinks…

"There were lockers in the rooms, I stayed in the 16bed dorm and had no problems. The common eating area is big, opportunities to meet people though not much atmosphere. It is in a good location, an…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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83.5%

Overall Rating

139 out of 164 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Santa Monaca'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
87.2%
Value
80.8%
Safety
88.8%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very cheap

Disliked: no breakfast

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Amanda Bell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2011 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: This was the second time I'd stayed at Santa Monaca, and it was great! Friendly staff, good kitchen facilities, lockers, internet, and on the more Italian side of Florence so you get away from the tourist stuff. The heart of the city is just across the river, about a 10 minute walk.

Disliked: Bed bugs...not so good, but it's getting to be that time of year, so what can you do?

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice kitchen, good location, staff helpful

Disliked: Not enough shower and toilet facilities. Large school/college groups meant it was very noisy at night as they tended to congregate outside dorms and went to bed late. The leaders were the worse as they were always shouting at the youngsters!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lilian Angus

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2011 Lilian would recommend this property

Liked: Room was nice and spacious and staff were really helpful. Is really close to all sights as well.

Disliked: Lost some perfume. It was in my room and disappeared. When I asked about it .i.e if it had been broken by accident or if anyone had seen it a bit evasive.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

yue wan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2011 yue would recommend this property

Liked: i met one guy who's working in reception,and he's very friendly and helpful with my plan

Disliked: the room was freeze during the night,the heater was not working

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a nice clean friendly place. A little Spartan but so you definately got that 'used to be a convent' vibe. Very clean for a hostel. Showers were hot with good pressure and the kitchen facillities were good. Was walking distance to eveything. A nice clean quiet place to stay.

Disliked: The directions to the hostel taking the bus were wrong. The no 11 bus was running an ulternate route. Lucky I wasn't too far away when I realised but walking back mildly lost in the rain was not a good way to arrive in Florence. Other than that my only complaint was a minor issue with the fact the showers had curtains but no doors however in a same se. Bathroom it hardly mattered.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had a big common area room and a nice kitchen.

Disliked: It's kind of a labyrinth to get around but pretty neat none the less.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good place to meet people and stay in and have dinner.

Disliked: kitchen not big enough for everyone to use. too many people trying to cook at once. i was cold in bed every night. so stupid that the rooms and bathrooms are locked between 10am-2pm. means you HAVE to be out of bed and showered and cannot get into the rooms to get your stuff if you need it between those hours. so inconvenient.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Valery Miskevich

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2010 Valery would recommend this property

Liked: Many available facilities. Helpful staff.

Disliked: Valery left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

David Lodge

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

19 October 2010

Liked: Good Kitchen that is open all day and big common room to meet fellow travellers. Very cheap as well and you don't get charged for sheets. Short walk to major sites and a supermarket, bakery and cheap restaurants just around the corner. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: The lock out is way to early - you have to be out of the dorms by 10am and can't get back in until 2pm. There is a night curfew of 2am which isn't too bad but crap if you want to see the night life. The showers are pretty bad and water is almost always covering the floor in the bathrooms. The wi-fi connection is terrible and constantly connects and then disconnects.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Soledad Venier

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2010 Soledad would recommend this property

Liked: Cerca del centro. Pero es Florencia, todo está cerca del centro!!

Disliked: No tienen desayuno y la conexión a internet es sumamente lenta e incómoda.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Elizabeth Cox

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2010 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great. And the stuff was very sweet.

Disliked: Wi-Fi was not strong wherever I tried it. The whole place was a little anti-social. And curfew was a major bummer.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

11 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and central, very friendly staff, common kitchen.

Disliked: No breakfirst.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, interesting building; well priced

Disliked: The limit on wireless access seem a tad uncalled for.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's very good hostel.good location and nearby supermarket is good condition.

Disliked: bad is old. so very uncomfortable

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, helpfulness of people

Disliked: Noisy and hot

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

maria quiroz

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2010

Liked: well the people i met was fantastic,

Disliked: the internet and the ac didnt work properly,

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

derya seven

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2010 derya would recommend this property

Liked: First; when i entered, they welcomed me smiling. the staff was very kind, they helped me and my friend so much. the sheets and the beds were clean. they gave us maps free.

Disliked: we couldn't charge our electronic stuff. there was no enough power socket.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Maxime Paradis-Pelletier

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 July 2010 Maxime would recommend this property

Liked: Cuisine avec four et frigo. Lavage et sechage gratuit si vous avez votre liquide a laver. Dortoir assez confortable avec toilette et evier a linterieur des chambres. Jai bien adorer. En plus, il y a un marche a 5 metres de lhotel!

Disliked: Maxime left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Christopher James

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2010 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Rubbish Kitchen!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Kenny DeHaan

22 June 2010 Kenny would recommend this property

Liked: Kitchen

Disliked: Kenny left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

19 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap, clean and ok location!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

02 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a lovely building, the decorated convent, but the 10am - 2pm room lock out is ridiculous! It is inconvenient and 2 hours too long for them to do their "cleaning". The staff could be much friendlier to improve the atmosphere of the place. It has a shared kitchen with only 2 hotplates and one microwave but with so many people there it would take us 3 hours to get our dinner done!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

08 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: they dont offer free breakfast..

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

24 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located on the site of a former convent the rooms are extremely spacious and have a lovely atmosphere. Good location, extremely clean, safe all female room, overall great base to explore Florence.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.