This hostel is not that great. It is cheap, yes, 16 EUR or so, but it was really quiet. The people who stayed here didn't really seem much into socializing, which was a pity. It might have been the time of the year, in May it simply isn't that crowded in Florence, but unfortunately we only saw a handful of people in this hostel, which is quite big by the way. The showers were good, but the toilet on the first floor is in open connection with the rest of the bathroom, and it doesn't provide that much privacy. I didn't really like that.
By the way, about the "small kitchen facilities?" There are none, not even a microwave. The man at the reception did allow me to receive a phone call when I asked for it. That was nice. Overall, it is ok if you just want to sleep here for a good price, but don't expect too much comfort or anything extra. It is a walk of medium length to the city center, pretty ok but not very close or so.