Reviews of YHA Ostello di FIRENZE Villa Camerata
Very nice place, a little far from the center of Firenze, but buses take you there very easily. The hostel is gorgeous, the service is nice, the breakfast is delicious, I have nothing but good things to say about this hostel.
The hostel itself was very nice and I met so many great people. The staff was kind and breakfast was fresh- good service, food, and accommodation for the price. By bus, it is a quick ride to the center and they change your sheets every day. Bathrooms were very clean for a hostel
Nice area outside the city centre, big sanitary rooms and good standart breakfast.
The thing is: This place is great, but is realy far away from center of firenze, and when i got ther.. well, you have to walk 700mts UP to the place. The place is grat, but is realy hard to get there. IF YOU HAVA MANY BAGS , YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TAXI.
The Hostel is about 200 meters into the property the villa lies on, therefore it is pretty quiet. To get into town there is a busline not far from it that takes about 25 minutes to the central station. Although the house is a villa, everything else is typical for a hostel. Unfortunately there is no baggage room and no possibility in the rooms to lock stuff up, but you can bring your stuff to the safe at the reception. The staff is not especially friendly but helpful. Breakfast consists of cereals, bread, butter, marmelade and (surprisingly bad) coffee, tea and orange juice. WiFi is for free, but during my stay it was down for two days.
I found toilets + showers not properly clean and the staff not extremely welcoming. Last year it was definitely better. Location remains beautiful though and I recommend it still!
The hostel was clean and friendly. It is reasonably priced for florence and breakfast was included, but quite expensive as far as hostels go. It is a bus journey out of florence, approx 20 mins, with a walk of about 10 mins up to the house.
Unfortunately there are in the restrooms (male) no pissoirs; that means that the toilets always full of piss. I would recommend to install some pissoirs; the advantage is a cleaner situation with less work by cleaning the restromms.