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Reviews of Hostel Santa Monaca Florence Hostel

Via Santa Monaca 6, Florence, Italy

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 85%

Location 89%

Safety 87%

Staff 94%

Value 85%

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free city tour
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • SANITISATIONBADGE
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

The santa monaca hostel has been running for 40 years, the service, the price, the hospitable atmosphere, and the young dynamic management all make Santa Monaca one of the best known and most popular hostels in Florence.

The hostel is located in an ancient convent of the 15th century in the historical centre of Florence in the quarter of Santo Spirito.
The main museums and monuments are within a few minutes walking distance, as is the city's main railway station.
As this is an independent youth hostel there is no age limit and a yha card is not required.

Florence City Tax
Starting from the 1st of July 2011, the Florence CITY TAX is NOT INCLUDED in the price of your bed.
The amount is 2,00 euro per person per night and its payable directly in cash at the reception during check-in.

Hostel facilities and services:

- full guest kitchen available
- free internet access
- free wi-fi internet connection
- free bed linen
- free city maps
- credit cards accepted
- towels and padlocks for free
- historical city centre location
- outdoor terrace
- security guard at night

Reservations can be cancelled or changed
by e-mail at least 48H before the day of arrival (by 12 am of 2 days before).
In any case after that time the cost of the first night will be charged on the credit card for “no-show”.
Check-in can be done between 6 am and 2 am.
Rooms are available at 1.30 pm.
For arrivals prior to 1.30 pm it's possible to use luggage room, kitchen and common room.
Bathrooms upstairs are closed between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm for cleaning,
but are available downstairs by the reception.
Check-out is at 10.30 am.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Taxes Not Included

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Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 85%

Location 89%

Safety 87%

Staff 94%

Value 85%

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91% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Lot of character. Every alternate day there is a concert in a heritage room of this hostel. Just beside this hostel there is conad departmental store - very very useful. good kitchen and dining room facility. There is provision for free salt and oil in the kitchen. reception open most of the time. Free internet and wifi. 15-18 minutes walk from the railway station (SMN)

Disliked: the locker key is not there. bathroom not very near to the room

Customer would recommend this property


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54% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: There are lounge and two fridge in kitchen. You want to cook something

Disliked: There are dark rooms and airless

83% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Lockers, bathrooms clean, bed comfy, fans, bike hire, luggage room

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Great vibe, bit hot in rooms but everything else was perfect

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Friendly staff and nice atmospere. Beautiful old building

Disliked: No air confitioning, was a bit dirty and felt like anyone could in there.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Very helpful staff and amazing value for money. Very close to centre of Florence.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: nice staff

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: It had a lot of character! It was so nice and open. The kitchen and dining/relaxation area were exactly what you need.

Disliked: The rooms got ridiculously hot at night. Not unbearable, but hot. Also the bunk rooms power points were all in one corner of the room.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: This is the best hostel I’ve been to in the last 10 years. Why?1. It’s super cheap. 2. It’s not hospital clean, but it’s clean enough to enjoy sleeping. The sheets are super clean though and super white. It smells a bit damp in general to the building structure, but it feels great to be in such a place in Florence to feel the authenticity of the building. I mean, if you want a high-tech recently-built place, go to Dubai, not Firenze (Florence). 3. The staff is amazing. All of them are super nice, friendly, caring, helping, etc etc etc. I don’t know them all by names but I remember Juliano who really help me out a lot on my last day that I had some problems with the post office, etc. 4. The common rooms like the dinning room, kitchen, terrace are really good places to meet new people. You can cook in the kitchen, use the computers, and everything. 5. It’s so convenient to stay there for even a long time (I stayed for 11 nights). The only thing one might complain is that from 10 to 14 you can’t go back to your room for the cleaning which is OK compared to all these good things I’ve just mentioned. Well, when can they clean then? So, don’t complain, and enjoy your stay.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The location was great, very close to all the attractions. The vendor machines have excellent prices, badly I noticed that on my last day!! For example a water is only 50 cents. The rooms are big and the staff is sure that only guest access the interior.

Disliked: That you can't be there for four hours, so you really have to have something to do which is easy, during this time.

Customer would recommend this property

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