6 Best Hostels in Florence

6 Best Hostels in Florence

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You're planning a trip to Florence, Italy and want to save some cash while making new friends? Then you're in luck because I've got a list of the 7 BEST hostels in Florence that are perfect for backpackers like us. I've personally stayed in each one of these hostels and I can't wait to tell you about them!

Florence is a city that is steeped in history and culture. It's home to some of the world's most famous museums, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, which house masterpieces by artists like Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Florence

  1. My Friends Hostel - best for Quiet Rest
  2. Yellowsquare - best for Party Hostel
  3. Archi Rossi Hostel - best for Couples, Family-Friendly Hostel, Older travelers (+50)
  4. Ostello Bello Firenze - best for Party Hostel
  5. Plus Florence Hostel - best for Couples, Digital Nomads, Female Solo Traveller, Party Hostel
  6. Emerald Palace B&B - best for Couples

Let us dive right into the details of each hostel.

I will highlight as well the activities run by each hostel. From Yoga classes to Pub Crawls, you can expect a wide range of hostel activities. Please remember, these activities and tours can change over time and depend as well on the days and season. I will try to keep this guide updated.

On the map: Hostel Locations in Florence

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Florence. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

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My Friends Hostel

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Female Solo-Traveler:

Plus Florence Hostel

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Hostel with Kids:

Archi Rossi Hostel

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ for Couples:

Archi Rossi Hostel

๐ŸŽ‰ Party Hostel:


How much are hostels in Florence?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Florence

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in Florence

Average Private Price Graph

Why Florence is a great place to travel to

Florence is a city that has something for everyone. Whether you're interested in art, history, or food, Florence has it all. From the stunning Renaissance architecture to the delicious Tuscan cuisine, there's no shortage of things to see and do in Florence.

The city is home to some of the world's most famous art galleries and museums, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, where you can see masterpieces by artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli.

Florence is also a food lover's paradise, with its rich culinary heritage and delicious local cuisine. From hearty Tuscan soups and pasta dishes to fresh seafood and meat dishes, Florence has something for everyone. And of course, no visit to Florence is complete without trying some of its famous gelato.

Hidden gems in Florence – For Backpacker

The Boboli Gardens

Located behind the Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens are a stunning example of Italian Renaissance landscaping. With its beautiful fountains, statues, and hidden paths, the Boboli Gardens are a peaceful and tranquil oasis in the heart of Florence.

The San Lorenzo Market

Located in the heart of the city, the San Lorenzo Market is a bustling and vibrant marketplace where you can find everything from fresh produce and meats to souvenirs and handicrafts. The market is a great place to experience the local culture and cuisine of Florence.

The Bardini Gardens

Located on the south bank of the Arno River, the Bardini Gardens are a hidden gem that offers stunning views of the city. With its beautiful terraces, fountains, and flower gardens, the Bardini Gardens are a great place to relax and unwind.

Our Backpacker Tips for Florence

Below, I share with you my best backpacker tips that will easily save you money. Plus, you will explore Florence not as a tourist, but a traveler:

1. Visit museums and attractions on the first Sunday of the month, when admission is free.

2. Shop at local markets and supermarkets for affordable food and snacks.

3. Walk or bike instead of taking taxis or public transportation.

4. Check out the nightlife scene in the Oltrarno district, which is known for its trendy bars and clubs.

5. Attend a live music concert or show at the Teatro Verdi or the Teatro della Pergola.

6. Join a pub crawl or bar-hopping tour to experience the best bars and clubs in Florence.


There you have it, folks! These are the 7 best hostels Florence has to offer. No matter which one you choose, you're sure to have a great time in this beautiful city. Happy travels.

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