Plus Florence Hostel, Florence

Romito
8.6
16,181 Reviews

A True Boutique Hostel

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Plus Florence Hostel is a budget hostel with excellent facilities in Florence, Italy.

The Location

Plus Florence is fifteen minutes away on foot from both the railway station and the city centre. Its location is definitely not in the most central or lively part of Florence, but all places of interest are in walking distance. There are a few mini markets within a few minutes' walking. There is a big, green square just around the corner with many benches. Apart from that, you will have to walk to the centre to find anything nice. However, the hostel is located in a safe neighbourhood.

Rooms and Bathrooms

When you see the reception, the central room and the corridors leading to the rooms, the hostel looks very much like a hotel at first. The rooms do have a more hostel-like design. Plus Florence offers both private rooms and dorms. Each room contains a keycard, which you also need for electricity in the room. Dorms consist of both bunk beds and single beds. After check-in you can choose any free bed. There is a reading light and a socket close to every bed. All rooms are en suite. The shower and the toilet are in a separate room, so lines for the toilet are uncommon. The rooms are kept clean and neat well. A free towel is provided after check-in. Beds are not made yet when you check in.

Common Spaces

The common areas in the hostel are huge at Plus Florence Hostel. In the basement, you can find a bar and restaurant, where you can order breakfast and dinner. There is also a gym, an indoor swimming pool for the winter, and an outdoor pool for the summer that can be used free of charge. There is also a lovely, big rooftop garden. This is the easiest place in the hostel to meet fellow travelers. Especially in the evening, you are very likely to find many people hanging out here. There is also a great view over Florence from the rooftop and you can recognize some of the famous sites.

Summary

Plus Florence offers a great value money. It may not be in the very centre, but the hostel’s facilities are outstanding. Consider the fact that Plus Florence is typically also one of the cheaper hostels in Florence and entire Tuscany, and you will recognize that Plus Florence Hostel is excellent value for money.
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Martin Straatman
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2018-04-12

This hostel has some great potential but my roommate and I got the shat end of the deal. Had to change rooms every morning. After first check out we asked if there was a possibility of checking in early and were told no cause guests were still there but when we asked the other girl in our room later that day the room had been empty for 2 nights. The next night we were given a room that was uncleared and dirty sheets so we had to move to another room with a broken shower, broken hair dryer and the air conditioner vent was not cleaned which caused an asthma attack. Also hostel is NOT in anyway an only young crowd, children and over 50 everywhere.

Lauren
2014-08-23
Age 21 | Us

Plus Florence was great!!!

Plus Florence is technically a hostel but feels like a hotel!! The rooms were clean and the bathrooms were also clean and great. The hostel has a pool that I didn't use but looked very nice. There's also a restaurant/bar downstairs which was extremely convenient and the food was very good. There were also computers to use with internet. My only complaint was that the wifi didn't work really well but everything else was amazing! It also had a good location in the city. Would absolutely recommend this hostel to anyone heading to Florence.

Alicia Murdock
2013-04-07
Age 22 | USA

Would not recommend

It's a very big hostel so it doesn't have a cosy feeling. Rooms were good enough but extremely hot because the AC was off at night! 6 for breakfast is far too much for what you get and should be included in a price 16 for a bed in 8 bed dorm. Lack of kitchen and access to a fridge force you to buy every meal and most of drinks. Bar was OK but drinks could be discounted. Staff were not particularly helpful and didn't care to make my stay any better -- the fact that both Fri and Sat

They did not manage to recruit minimum 10 people for a pub crawl speaks for itself. To sum up, you will be left with feeling that all the staff care about is squeezing as much money out of you as they can. Free WIFI should be taken off their website because Using it was literally impossible due to extremely weak signal. Definitely there are other places.

Alex
2012-08-12
UK

Party place

I never book ahead so i guess its my fault it was expensive, ended up mixed dorm, very nice though. The view from the roof is unreal. there are lockers but no locks. My boyfriend and I had to leave early the next morning so we went to bed early, to wake up to drunk and stumbling a-holes in our room. in the morning we found puke all over our clothes that we had hanging outside -- not from our room but from either the room upstairs or the bar above. We made a lot of noise that morning. lesson: keep our clothes inside.

Krista
2010-04-29
Canada

Luxury

I stayed for two nights in June 2009. After staying in some pretty crappy ho(s)tels, this place was perfect. It's very close to the metro, which is very convenient when traveling, and also very close to everything. Florence is pretty small. The lobby is very well decorated and the staff is very efficient. Not necessarily personal, but I'm not going to complain. They have an indoor pool, a deck, a night club (kind of lame to stay in, but it looked pretty cool I guess). No problems here. The Rooms, I stayed in a double. It had a bunk bed where the bottom was basically queen sized, a flat screen mounted television, storage, a desk with mirror, bed lights, fully tiled and gorgeous bathroom, very clean, bad lighting though in bathroom (dont plan on doing makeup), oh and air conditioning! I also visited friend staying in a six- to eight-bed room. Kind of small, but had private bathroom and a balcony type thing. Also, we drank inside the building. Not sure on the actual rules though.

sarah
2009-08-05
USA

Location

Based a fifteen-minute walk away from the train station, Plus Florence Hostel is a massive, four-hundred-fifty-bed place aimed at young students who like to spend their short time in Florence with party, pool, and alcohol. Upon arrival you will feel how big the hostel is -- rooms come in all sizes, from private double to eight-bed dorms.

Long waiting times at the reception most of the day and trained friendliness put many travelers off from asking for information concerning sightseeing. No cash is taken anywhere besides reception, which also holds your passport till checkout. (Check out early when you're in a hurry, as thirty-minute waiting times are possible!)

Rooms and Bathrooms

A modern card system that gives you access to your room will not come handy when you need to charge it up for using it at the restaurant and bar. The rooms are modern and clean (as are the bathrooms), with air conditioning (if working) and flat screen TV included. There are lockers in rooms (when there are enough to go around and they are not broken) -- you need your own padlock. Bathrooms lack enough light and have no hooks, which means you have to drop your clothes on the floor.

Common Spaces

Even for Florence, this hostel is too expensive for the services offered. They charge extra for breakfast, laundry, and internet (although they give you fifteen minutes free by check in, and there is no Wi-Fi, despite offering it in June of 2008). The swimming pool, pool table, sauna, and small gym dont make up for the high prices backpackers are charged. A self-service kitchen is in the basement, but only in the kitchen you are allowed to eat your own meals (and you'll have to leave a deposit for pans, plates, and cutlery). The restaurant and bar area, located on the beautiful rooftop terrace, is reserved for not consuming or bar and restaurant customers only. The view from the terrace overlooking Florence is great, especially during sunset and night. Common areas are all around.

Due to the late closing time of the bar, you might have trouble falling asleep when having a room close to it, meaning that not only screaming drunks but also drunks herding through the hallways on their way to the rooms might keep you awake. The floors are not soundproof!

Summary

Overall, this hostel gives young people a place to stay in the so-overcrowded city of Florence. It feels more like a resort hotel with young partying students than a hostel.

opb
2008-07-17
canada/germany

Unpersonal

The Plus is a clean hostel and close to walk to from the train station. Dorms are ok and clean. Lockers either broke or not for everyone. Internet is 5 Euro for one hour (you get fifteen minutes free at check-in) which is way too much. Sleeping in the dorms, you hear every step from the people walking past your dorm. There is a TV in the dorm and an air condition. They have a terrace with a great view over florence and there is also a bar serving drinks and food. Check out is a bit of a hassle (so is check in and everything you need from the front desk) because of endless waiting. So if you want to leave and take a train, check out thirty minutes earlier, because they keep your passport, so you have to wait. There was a party going on upstairs when I stayed there and people were laughing and talking till 1:30 a.m. and singing and talking on the way to their rooms. There is a pool, laundry, and a self-service kitchen. Laundry is expensive, so is the internet. Breakfast was 3.50 Euro.

kalahari tom
2008-07-01
RSA

another big moneymaker

Calling from the station, I was offered a 22 8-bed dorm. The Lady on the phone said they have plenty of room. 12 minutes later I stood at the reception and the only bed they had left was a 28 4-bed dorm. "No, we had nothing cheaper!" was the word. I went there because they are offering wifi on every website and on the flyer, but there is none!! I was told that they have a pool instead, which doesn't do too well with my laptop!!! Spent the night in a 4 bed dorm but we were 5 people, one of the lower bunks is like a double bed, so couples feel free doing their mating rituals in the middle of the night. The question for the refund of 2 because of 5 roomies wasn't received too happily. The place is brand new, with flat screen TV in the rooms, but no money for enough and proper lockers (our room had 2, only one was lockable) Internet is 5Euro an hour!!! and breakfast is not included. No hooks in the bath room! 450 beds means you wait a long time at the reception and the bar upstairs means that you will not get enough sleep when your room is closer to the bar upstairs. It is one more European hostel that feels more like an expensive resort than a backpacker hostel. The location was good, the upstairs bar and roof top is great. But over all, there is a better place to stay in Florence, without 20 year old students getting noisily drunk all night and puke around! the place

opb.travel
2008-06-26
RSA-GER

Plus Florence Hostel Reviews from the Web

Over all the visit was nice. The staff had varying degrees of friendliness depending on who you talked to. The location is a short 10-15 minute walk to the cities attractions, so very easy for those who dont mind the walk.

mcarter3215
2022-07-31

no cooker and not enough space in fridge

halmartin1007505
2022-07-27

I loved this hostel so much, lovely outdoors area where everyone socialises. However no job for cooking and was a bit far from the main city

katiejersey4936
2022-07-27

Everything is good, start from the staff at the front desk very friendly and well organized the room is very clean and follow the guidelines of WHO and security is very safe location is good.

chicam656172
2022-07-27

I loved it, it was so close to everything and the staff were really nice, it felt like a hotel to be honest it was very very good. 10/10 recommend.

vleradanipz4215
2022-07-26

Good location (slight walk from the Duomo but doable). Pool area is nice. Check in is long! Room was nice. Near a good Irish bar! Some staff were rude.

paulanderson28088390
2022-07-25

The hostel is super nice, clean, and close to the city centre. The only issue Ive had was that there was no way to lock your stuff in the provided lockers - you could open them even with lock in them. The hostel provides towels and soap/shampoo so thats a nice touch. Id return here but Id be nice if they improved their security.

paulawiatr355
2022-07-24

definitely a great central location near the train station, great view of florence from the terrace, a really cool outdoor space as well, although i wish the beds had curtains would definitely recommend

pholland14
2022-07-24

Big hostel, relatively clean, helpful staff, common room is okay (the fridge space is limited), patio is very nice, the rooms are also clean and spacious, big lockers, great location! The kitchen could be a bit cleaner. One staff helped my figure out my train tickets, very kind.

Rachaelcarly
2022-07-23

Good place to stay had a good atmosphere and great views from rooftop bar

archiedobson132195
2022-07-22

Great hostel! Comfortable bed and lodging. The walls are very thin so street noise and loud people in the halls were frequent. Otherwise, great stay. A bit further than we would have liked, but great location overall.

mynameserinnn
2022-07-22

The hostel was more than we couldve asked for! Really clean great atmosphere. Lovely pool and sunbathing area. Great outdoor bar and cheap food and drinks ! Overall a very enjoy stay

anpdyYWNZBafV1nq
2022-07-22

Only stayed one night but I have no complains. Everything worked as it should, check-in was smooth, the dorm room was big and the bed was comfortable. Would stay again!

AlberteS
2022-07-21

Nice hostel, great staff and good facilities. Wasnt the most social hostel and we unfortunately had a room on the ground floor opposite a pub so it was quite noisy in the evenings but apart from that a good hostel in a good location.

aYOq183VUQOi2OWb
2022-07-19

Overall great hostel with very spacious rooms, clean bathrooms, a perfect location, and a tiny gym. The bar was also good. Downsides were no kitchen (just 2 microwaves and a fridge), and seemingly not enough outlets in the room. Overall would definitely stay again though.

cjtravels
2022-07-19

Nice an clean, but very big, so if youre looking for a social hostel this is not it.

mickisbolin377
2022-07-18

Good one! Really great accommodations and it literally feels like a hotel, much things around to do and people is really friendly

ferdg245701
2022-07-18

Air conditioning, location, pool and room facilities are all amazing! Only downsides are that in our room of five there were only four lockers and the pool only allows a certain amount of people in at a time due to Covid so a wait is possible. Check in and out was easy- over had an amazing time in Florence and would definitely recommend this hostel!

helenak193477
2022-07-18

Really dissappointed with out stay. The breakfast cost 9 and was just pastries and cereal which is the most expensive Ive ever had in a hostel. The location was great. I only booked this place because there was a pool which we couldnt even use because it was a limit of 30 people but most people just laid in the sun on the deck and didnt even use the pool. Plus if you actually want to use the pool you are required to wear a swim cap ?? There was absolutely no mingling or activities going on the entire ti

marissamclean571
2022-07-18

Super well equipped hostel not too far away from the main sights. Facilities are amazing, pool was great in the heat. Rooms were clean, spacious and very comfortable. Super helpful staff and would defo stay again.

Charliewillell
2022-07-17

Description

Welcome to your home away from home in Florence!

PLUS Florence is a unique luxury hostel located right in the city centre and within walking distance to all the top sights, only a 10-minute walk from the main train station.

We set the bar for budget accommodation not only in Florence but in Europe as a whole. You'll easily notice the difference when looking at just some of the amazing facilities we offer: an onsite café, bar and restaurant, PLUS Tours travel desk, panoramic terrace, spacious dorms, a flat-screen TV in every room, PLUS Girls (female-only) rooms, Wi-Fi and more - and that's just the beginning: you can also relax at our outdoor pool and bar (summer only), or in the winter in our indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath!
Regarding the Covid situation, there is a limited number of people allowed in the pool area and in all the other common areas at the same time. We care about your safety and we sanitize with appropriate products all the rooms, blankets, common areas. We provide hand sanitizing gels and social distancing instructions, our staff is trained and can inform you about the restrictions from local authorities.
Check our website for more Covid 19- information

Jump online and stay in touch with your loved ones as we have Wi-Fi throughout the hostel as well as our own internet access point.

You can choose from a variety of room types.

Our mixed/shared dorms are light and open rooms that sleep four, five, six, seven or eight people. All beds come with a private reading lamp, crisp white bed linen, cosy fleece blankets and pillows. Each bed has its own storage locker that can be locked. The rooms also have an ensuite WC and shower.

The stylish and airy private twin/double/triple rooms sleep two or three people. Beds come with crisp white bed linen, cosy fleece blankets and pillows and the rooms are ensuite with WC and shower. The triple room contains one double bed and one single.

Our PLUS Girls female-only rooms have been designed with extra comfort in mind; all rooms are ensuite, bright, airy and stylishly decorated and sleep four, five, six, seven or eight ladies. For those little extra home comforts you get larger bathrooms, a vanity table with mirror, big fluffy towels for use during your stay, hair-dryers, and complimentary welcome cosmetic pack.

Birthday promotion:
It's very simple: all you need to do is make a booking for a minimum of two nights and as long as your birthday falls on one of those days we won't charge you for that night! The offer is not valid with any other promotion or offer. Upon arrival, booking reference must be presented with a valid form of photo I.D. Not valid for double or twin rooms (so, dorm rooms only). And that's it - we told you it was simple!

Our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is available for just € 7,90. It includes both hot food and continental options.
The city tax in Florence will require a contribution of € 3.00 per person per night and it will be paid in cash by the guest.
IMPORTANT!: from January 1st, 2020 the city tax will be €3,00 per person per night.

Can't find availability at PLUS Florence? Then head on over to our sister property in Florence: PLUS Camping Firenze, also bookable on Hostelworld.

Experience the PLUS difference at these other great locations in Europe: PLUS Berlin, PLUS Prague, PLUS Camping Roma, PLUS Camping Jolly (Venice).

Please read our Things to Note below before making a booking.
We inform that to check-in, EU citizens must show valid ID or passport while NON- EU (Extraeuropean) citizens must show only a valid passport (no copies/pictures)

Location and Contact

Location

• From Santa Maria Novella Train Station:
• As you exit Santa Maria Novella through the exit next to the pharmacy and exchange bureau, cross at the traffic lights and turn right. Walk towards the McDonalds; turn left at that street with McDonald's on the corner, Largo Fratelli Alinari. Continue up Via Nazionale, straight on up Piazza Indipendenza onto Via di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria; we're numbers 13-17 on the left-hand side. The hostel is 900m from Firenze SMN station.
• From the bus station:
• Exit the bus station onto the main road that passes in front of the train station, into Piazza della Stazione. Walk up towards the McDonald's, cross the two sets of traffic lights towards the McDonalds; take the first street on your left, Largo Fratelli Alinari. Continue up Via Nazionale, straight on up Piazza Indipendenza onto Via di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria; we're numbers 13-17 on the left-hand side.

Map

Map

Address: Via Santa Caterina D'Alessandria 15, Romito, Florence (Firenze), Tuscany, Italy

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Website

Website Plus Florence Hostel Florence www.plushostels.com
Phone Number: +39 055 628 6347 / +39 055 46 28 934
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Facilities and Amenities

Couples

Digital Nomads

Female Solo Traveller

Party Hostel

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Towels

24 Hour Security

ATM

Air Conditioning

Bar

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Elevator/Lift

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Gym/Fitness Room

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Karaoke

Kitchen

Laundry

Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Nightclub

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

Table Tennis

Themed Dinner Nights

Wheelchair Accessible

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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