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Plus Florence Hostel is a budget hostel with excellent facilities in Florence, Italy.
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.
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.
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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Published on Apr 12, 2018
Location and Contact
• 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.