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Hostel Gallo d'Oro

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights over a weekend during my first trip to Florence. My flight arrived quite late, so I took a taxi to avoid late-night navigation. The fare was 25€ one-way. The location is OK - on a busy enough street so that I felt safe walking alone to/from the hostel even close to midnight. The hotel...

Thank Jessica G
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location- easy walk to Florence Santa Maria train station and the Duomo etc. Very friendly helpful staff. Hostel is pretty shabby though, for example the blankets need to be replaced. Be warned none of the lockers in the rooms lock properly- even with padlocks the handles twist open. A lot of older people in their 50s and 60s here...

Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great place to stay. Great friendly service. Very clean, affordable and very hospitable "hostel" !!!, wow. Anytime you walk in you feel home. There is always a full fruit bowel, juice, coffee and tea facilities. Rooms could have been bigger though. It is a fantastic hostel to stay at to explore beautiful Florence "Firenze". I have been there twice this...

Thank Ahmed S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I LOVED my stay. It's about a 10/15 minute walk from the train station, but very easy to find. The hostel is inside a sort of office block building and is super secure. I stayed in the female only dorms which are in its own private wing. Staff were extremely friendly, offering advice about the city. Free food and drink...

Thank JennaSB
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Gallo d'Oro is an example of everything a hostel should be. Quiet, comfortable, and clean with friendly staff and patrons making it ideal for the solo traveller. Excellent free food as well. Location could be better.

Thank Dylan H
Lahti, Finland
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The location of this hostel was great! I walked everywhere, from train station to all the sights. If you don't like to walk that much, there are many bus stops near the hostel. I had booked a 6-bed dorm, which was quite small but functional. There was a large bathroom in the room. A nice breakfast was included and they...

Thank MinttuFi
London, UK
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Location is so so in a quiet area about 20 mins walk from train station. There's not a great deal around the hostel but the area is safe. Clean and modern hostel. Dorms are comfortable and quiet, they make your bed every day. Lockers are provided, the dorms are locked and a code is needed to access the rooms so...

Thank Kittkey
Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I stayed there for only two nights. But you can see, right away, that this place is clean and well organized. The breakfast is very good, the common bathroons as well. The wifi works properly too. I absolutly recomend to anyone that goes to Florence!

Thank Mariana D
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very clean, bright and spacious. You feel pretty far from duomo and that area, unfortunately. The individual bed lights are so bright that they make the whole rooms light up so they need to do something about that so people in shared rooms can sleep while others are up all night with the light on. Also, need heavier blankets without...

Thank kso123
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights and am leaving today :( the hostel is ver clean and modern. A whole wing just for females. Decent amount of showers and toilets. Comfy beds and good size lockers. My room has a balcony :) I was a bit cold first 2 nights as only had a sheet so make sure to ask for a...

Thank Lylie S

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
What you see is what you get! There's no extra charge for breakfast, Internet/wi-fi or towels: they are all included!! 'Your day will start with our amazing breakfast!! Fresh squized orange juice, fruit salad, sandwiches, homemade cakes daily made by our chef and much much more....' At the reception you'll find Max & Silvia and the rest of our cool crew, who will assist you with a big smile and a city map, ready to suggest the best (and cheapest) restaurants, cool places to hang out, and events around Florence. Tours travel desk available with the best tours of the beautiful country-side, Chianti area and wine tasting, Siena and Pisa, walking tours, pub crawl, Museum reservations and more.... 'Don't miss our FREE buffet!! Twice a week, our staff will wait for you after your long day in Florence, to get together: Wednesday - Tex/Mex and beer Buffet Saturday - Organic Italian and wine Buffet' Our place is located in the city centre of Florence, only 5 min walk from The Accademia Galley, 10 min from the Duomo and 20 min from the train station. What are you waiting for....??? It's Gallo time!!!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Gallo d'Oro

Address: Via Camillo Cavour 104, 50129, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Price Range: ₹ 2,390 - ₹ 5,142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“2 dorms with balconies, get a room with own bathroom!”
alexanderrL8736KF, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with air con - nights can get a little warm in the summer!”
Kyra123456, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Avoid rooms directly closer to the reception as it gets busy around mornings”
Wandering_Divi, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Our room (room 1) was literally right outside of the breakfast/common room and lobby. It was pretty noisy all of the time, with people checking in/out, people hanging out the common room late at night and then others up early eating breakfast the next morning. It wasn't a huge deal (it's a hostel), but light sleepers or families may want to see if they can request a room further away.”
IeWiAdventurer, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“the ones facing Cavour are the best”
thenewyorker13, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
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