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Reviewed 30 September 2014

It was horribly! This hostel is extremelly boring. There is no place for talking, drinking, meeting new people at all! It was very difficult to come in, bec the door was closed. There was a mobile number near the door but i couldn't call bec i didnt have italian sim. So i had to ask the owner of the bar...

Thank Victoria T
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 9 July 2014

If you are considering this hostel, click back on your browser and choose another. We received and email before arriving stating that reception is open from 9-1pm, this is not true. We arrived just before noon to find the place abandoned and waited outside for nearly an hour before the owner happened to walk by. We tried calling him and...

2Thank Nadine J
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We were 4 people to visit Florence and booked at here from 2 different sites: booking.com and hostelworld. We had to pay full price via booking.com. But at the end the hotel charges us some extra fees without any explanation. So we asked and the only response we could get was "you want the sheets or not?". So we understood...

2Thank rose m
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The only good thing about this place is location ... very close to the railway station and the good sightseeing places. room was bad, quite uncomfortable, NO WIFI... the room looked something like 1990's just two beds and a working shower. in one sentence, "i won't have paid 60 euros for this had i seen the room"

1Thank Saurabh P
North Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Prior to arriving we canceled one night with Fabio via email. After getting lost and arriving late ISH was locked thankfully the restaurant next door called for us and the owner yelled at us for not contacting him when we had no phone to contact him on because we just arrived in another country. He left a note with the...

Thank 91Annie
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

We were a party of 3 staying at this hostel. We got there at 11pm due to train problems and had to call the staff because they wouldn't answer the door. The man was helpfull but not really nice to us. Our room was in a different building from the main desk and kitchen. We had to go up a...

Thank crismarpla
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We booked our trip the day before and were happy when we found a private double room (with it's own bathroom and air-conditioning). Finding the hostel was easy, but as we arrived at 10am our room wasn't ready and we were told that if we came back at 11am it would be. We paid for our night's stay and the...

Thank ajm198
Swords, Ireland
Reviewed 13 May 2013

We stayed just one night, 3 people. Nice location, very nice for people coming with public transportation, very close to the Train Station as well to the city centre. The moment we arrived there was two girls that was trying to get inside (no reception) and talk directly to the guy. Apparently via phone, he told them he wouldn't give...

Thank branca90
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 8 August 2012

I find the hostel to be in an ideal location. It is just 2 blocks away from the subway/metro/bus station. It was so close that we were able to go to Pisa and Siena from the station. It is very close to the city center. Florence is breathtaking at sunset. I recommend you see the sunset from the lower city...

Thank NicoleShantei
Reviewed 6 November 2011

If planning on staying in Florence, and considering this hostel, then re consider & read these points: 1. The owner ( who was never there, except to take your money, offer a mumbled explanation as to why the Wi Fi doesn't work or to not listen to you whilst you were speaking) is incredibly rude. 2. The Wi Fi is...

3Thank STMorgan13

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Staying in San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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International student house florence is 2 minutes walking from the s m n central train station also it lies within the heart and historical center of florence.In addition, not only is it easy to reach, but also the international student house florence is exciting and familiar. Located in an authentic historical building, the place is safe, clean and fosters an overwhelmingly enthusiastic environment with its young hip staff. Additionally, its great location enables its guests to travel with great ease to not only its historical sites, but to the young and crazy night life that florence has to offer. The staff will be more than happy to point out the historical locations by providing a map and give you discounts for the surrounding discoteches and pub crawls. In addition the staff is capable of speaking not only italian, but spanish and english as well. Rooms:All rooms are very nice with tv's, internet and rooms with private bathrooms. There is a one room king size bed for those romantic travelers, a 2 bed room, and 3 bed room for those smaller groups looking for privacy as well. A key is issued for each room as well.Free internetFree wi-fiFree luggage storage Free guest kitchenextra:Washing machine ad dryerAir conditioningLocated near:A 2 minute walk takes you to the historic trading centre of san lorenzo, 3 minutes take you to the david of michelangelo and another 2 take you to the 'florence trademark', the duomo cathedral. ... more   less 

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Address: Via Faenza 67, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $19 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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