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“I had a very nice stay there!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Santi Hostel
Ranked #44 of 294 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Bologna, Italy
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148 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“I had a very nice stay there!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

I went there in the beginning of August of 2011in a 6bed dorm and i had a very nice time. Is true that is far away from the center but they told us that there is a bus (or buses) that goes until the center. I didn't use it because all the times i went on foot (the weather was good and it was maximum 30 min from the duomo). The stuff was very friendly with me and my friend, the people hanging out there were cool and there is a very beautiful yard, where you can drink or eat!
Furthermore my room was clean and also the bathroom i was using, even though it seemed quite old (the bathroom especially).
In the price there is no breakfast included but i found it so cheap, considering that i am in florence-summer and comparing to other prices i've seen in other places in italy, that this was not a problem for me.
The only problem i could find is that they had, the period i went there, only one computer with internet for common use from all the people staying there and you had to wait in a long queue to check for example your mail. There was an other computer as well but there was a problem and the people there were complaining that they were not fixing it. Apart from that everything else was more than ok for me.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

This place is really far from the centre but is the only affordable hostel we could find in Florence. We dont mind a long walk but if you do, then probably look for somewhere else. 

The receptionist was not very friendly, kind of nice if you got talking to her but they don't go out of their way to help you. Don't give you maps unless you ask, and don't tell you anything about the city. 

They don't have cooking facilities but do have a fridge, microwave and kettle. They must have plates because they offer a breakfast and dinner buffet service, but they won't let you use them if you're making you're own food. I can understand this when it's the height of the summer and is really busy, but we stayed in November and there was only about 2 other guests. 

The first problem with this place is that its REALLY COLD! The heating didn't work (apparently was being fixed on the day we left..... Hmmm) but they lent us a heater for our room. God knows what the other guests did. 

The other bad thing is there are bed bugs. We thought we were getting bitten by mosquitoes but it was only happening when we were in our freezing cold bedroom. 

On the plus side, because there was no one else in the hostel when we arrived, they gave us a private room instead of the 10 bed mixed dorm we had booked. 

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

We stayed four nights at Hostel 7 Santi - 3 in a 4 bed dorm without bathroom, and 1 night in a 4 bed dorm with bathroom (at the last minute we extended our stay by a day). The room without bathroom was spacious and clean with two bunk beds. All the doors are really hard to open but it's not a big deal. The room with bathroom was much smaller, and there were two standalone beds plus one bunk, rather than 2 bunk beds.

Shared bathrooms were clean - there were 4 showers and 5 toilets - only downside is there was nowhere dry to put your things when you showered. Oh, and the toilets/showers are male and female - not separated, so you might be showering next to the opposite sex. If that's weird for you, I'd recommend the dorm with bathroom.

The building itself is a massive, old, shabby building (think an old convent) with really high ceilings - so it can be very noisy and echoey! There are lounges scattered around for you to relax on, use your computer, etc.

The only negative I really have is that the place was FULL of mosquitoes, even when we closed all the windows before dark. Bring some repellent! We were all complaining about it.

The hostel is located about 20min from the main train station (SMN) by bus - you need to catch the 17 and get off at Sette Santi. From the hostel, we walked to the city centre (Duomo) in about 25 minutes. Bus tickets are available from the kiosk outside the hostel.

There is a supermarket next door to the hostel (closed 1.30-4), there is a delicious pizzeria across the road, a yummy gelateria and pasticceria called Badiani two minutes down the street, and we saw a couple of other restaurants down the road.

LOCKOUT from 11am - 2pm, so you cannot access the hostel or your rooms. You can access the front garden only.

Foodwise, they offer an all you can eat 'buffet' style dinner for 8,95EU, all you can eat. We tried this the first night, but I have to say, it's not great. They had a soup, a hot pasta, and a number of salads and vegetables, plus fruit. Nothing terrible, but it was definitely average. They also have menu items, like steaks, which we did not try.

Breakfast is available for 4EU - it's a standard all you can eat breakfast - bread, spreads (jam and nutella), cereals, yoghurt, ham, cheese, juices, coffee/tea and fruit.

Free WiFi in common areas, and it worked sometimes in our room.

Didn't see any laundry facilities.

No kitchen, however there is a guest fridge, a microwave, and a kettle available for use.

Overall, I liked the place - would probably stay here again because it was very reasonably priced and not too far from the sights.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

We found good price for accomodation at one of the hostel servers, so it was very good for this price. Personal was very friendly and helpful. The best from staying here were the breakfast and the dinner, it was really worth it for this price! Distance to the city center was about 20 minutes by walk, which is quite OK. I would definitely return back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Filki
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Naples, Italy
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122 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

All four members of staff at this hostel that I spoke to were very unfriendly. Perhaps they were underpaid and overworked, although it didn't seem like it, but in any case they made you feel that any question you had was a bother. The hostel itself was ok, in the sense that I stayed in the 4 dorm female room that had a very small bathroom inside it. There was quite a bit of noise from neighbouring rooms due to drunkeness but overall the facilities were alright. It was a bit like being in a boarding school of the 1930s (furniture-wise) although downstairs they had loud music going on until late. Overall, if the staff were friendly this place would deserve a better rating. But their attitude was unpleasant. Cheaper than most hostels in Florence. Near the Campo di Marte train station, otherwise a 15 minute bus ride from the main train station (bus 17). Would return there if I had to.

Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Property: 7 Santi Hostel
Address: Viale Dei Mille 11, 50131, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Ranked #44 of 294 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,047 - ₹ 4,376
Hotel Class:3 star — 7 Santi Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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