Ostello del Bigallo - Bigallo Hostel, Bagno a Ripoli

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Beautiful place.

It's a beautiful place to stay. It's far from the bus station, a long hike uphill.

Age 28 | USA

If you want to go to a peaceful place after a day in Florence, where you can buy a litre of red wine at three euros and enjoy it while watching the sunset, then this is excellent. It takes about an hour to get from the city to the hostel. You have to walk fifteen hundred meter from the busstop (nine hundred meters uphill) and then you get to this amazing place with a view over Florence. The rooms are great. Great beds and you can stay in a cubicle without paying extra -- its almost as having your own room. The staff are really sweet -- always smiling and helpful. Breakfast is good -- muesli, bread, and yoghurt. Bathrooms are fine too. Some of the other guests hated the place because there is no city life. So if you want to party, you should probably choose a hostel in Florence.

JRP, Denmark

To get here, you must ride 30 minutes on a bus to the last stop. Get off, walk five miles up a hill in the blistering sun, and the hostel staff will not let you drop your packs off. Not only that, but the place is locked, and you can hear the staff inside. And the hostel has a great view of Florence because it is a suburb of Florence, and you just hiked up a hill! Oh, and there are no shops nearby, no restaurants, and therefore no water!


Good points: all-you-can-eat breakfast; beautiful views of Florence;, friendly staff;, good beds; and it's in an area that's quiet and safe.

Bad points: it's VERY far away from Florence - a bus ride and a long walk up hill; the showers don't drain very well; and there's a complete lockout from early till late.

On a side note, Florence is a pretty scuzzy city. Spend your time elsewhere, or make it a day trip only.


Best breakfast we got in Italy, lots of choice and you could actually eat as much as you wanted! The large dorm is partitioned off into twin enclosures so there is a fair bit of privacy except noise wise. The major downside is the journey from Florence takes about an hour including the walk and the bus. The staff were nice and helpful.

Trav and Kathy

This place has really good accommodations but that was it--it's not very social, and the hill is a killer, especially in the summer heat. It's more like two kilometers rather than one from the bus stop (which is half an hour from the station, depending on traffic!) Make sure to eat before you get there, or take something dodgy from Florence--there's no kitchen, shops or restaurants close by.


Everything is great here except for two things: First, getting to the hostel. It's a thirty minute bus ride to the outskirts of the city, and a 15-20 minute walk up a hill, which (with your packs) REALLY sucks. Second, the beds are in some sort of cubicle like things, with no ceilings separating them from each other, which isn't a problem unless someone comes back loud and drunk (which is really impressive, because of the aforementioned hike). If you stay here, having private transportation would be fantastic. It's a neat place, and a great view of Florence (you can see the Duomo), but so very far. Also, catching the night bus back is interesting; get good instructions on how to do that. We had to take a taxi back two nights.


A pretty nice place to stay! It has a very helpful staff, clean beds and bathrooms, a good breakfast, and an affordable price! The only weak point is: you will feel a bit discouraged when you realize you need to walk up the hill with your heavy backpack!

Chan, China

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This former monastery, dating back to the 13th century, called Antico Spedale del Bigallo, has been renovated and equipped with all the necessary comforts to offer modern travelers the same shelter and unique experience as once, in its original medieval atmosphere.

It has a beautiful garden and a panoramic terrace overlooking Florence, along with various common areas for meetings, workshops and other activities.

The Bigallo Hostel is also a place to meet new friends and get to know local people; a place where you can participate in the various events and cultural and social activities that we organize. It is also a lovely location to celebrate your wedding or anniversary in our Ceremony hall and in the Santa Maria di Fonteviva Chapel.

At our Bigallo Hostel, you can choose to stay in one of our 3 characteristic dormitories with shared bathrooms or prefer one of our 6 large double rooms, simply furnished and all with private bathroom for a total of 52 beds.

Location and Contact




Address: Via del Bigallo e Apparita 14, Bagno a Ripoli, Tuscany, Italy

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Website Ostello del Bigallo - Bigallo Hostel Bagno a Ripoli www.anticospedalebigallo.it/ostellobigallo
Phone Number: +39055630907
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental (10,00 - 15,00)

Dinner (6,00 Pasta Time)

Towels (3,00)


Board Games

Credit Card Payments

Cultural Tour/Class

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Outdoor Seating

Airport Pickup


Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Rooms


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: April1 - Nov 3 all days and on request whole year

Reception Hours: 07.00 - 13.00 am - 16.00 - 21.00 pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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