Hostels in TuscanyHostels in Tuscany

You are looking for hostels in Tuscany? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Tuscany hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Tuscany.

All Cities in Tuscany

We list every single hostel in Tuscany and the world. In total, we have 96 cities in Tuscany for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Tuscany hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Tuscany. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Tuscany

Tuscany is the notable region in the central western area of Italy. Not only is it known around the world for its quality wine, it also offers plenty for hostel travelers to experience.

Many parts of Tuscany have been labeled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and even more display beauty and history. Italian is the official language, but spoken with a Tuscan dialect. The biggest tourist sites and cities are best accessed by train, bus, or tourist company. However, you may consider an auto rental if you'd like to focus on visiting vineyards.

Florence is the most popular destination in the area, and it's the home to more hostels than all the rest of Tuscany combined. Architecture goes hand-in-hand with the art of Tuscany. Brunelleschi's Dome is situated in the middle of Florence. The dome is a Renaissance feat in itself, but the mural inside the dome makes even more of a reason to visit. This is one of many historic cathedrals in Tuscany. Florence is also know for art. The most famous example of Tuscan art is Michelangelo's David, which can be found inside the Accademia Gallery. Another type of art is wood sculpture. Walk by any shops or street vendors and you're sure to find Pinocchio-inspired puppets!

Pisa is home to another cathedral known around the world. Rather, the cathedral's bell tower is well known: The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Although this will be one of the less ornate and the most botched-up piece of architecture you'll see in the region, the mistake has made it great. It's fun to climb, too!

Food in Italy is always an enjoyable experience, provided you can digest dairy and gluten. (If you do have a food intolerance, some restaurants may still be able to offer you modified dishes.) There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy the typical pizza and spaghetti, but there is also Tuscan-specific food. Look at the menu descriptions and talk to the waitstaff to find out their unique servings.

As Tuscany caters to both students and travelers, hostels are diverse and abundant. Some of the smaller cities have a more limited selection for hostels, but you're bound to find accommodations that fit your personal interests, your social needs, and your budget!

expert for Tuscany hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Tuscany hostels Jessica Lippe

Travel Tips for Tuscany - from the Community

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Florence is sort of a little-Rome. It has a similar feel, with several museums, cathedrals, and other assorted old stuff, but on a much smaller scale than the overwhelming abundance that Rome has.

Arezzo is the city where the famous film "La vita è bella" by Roberto Benigni was filmed. Around the city there are around ten to twelve panels telling which scenes have been filmed there. For those who like that film and for those who do not know it but are looking for a marvelous, quiet, Tuscan city -- Arezzo is …

I absolutly loved the town. It left Florence looking like another overcrowded, dirty metropolis by comparison. Siena has everything you could ask for, more history in a mile than you could imagine.

Lucca is a beautiful medieval city, surrounded with the beauty of the Toscana landscape, truly a living fairy tale town.

FAQ on Hostels in Tuscany

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Tuscany?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Tuscany here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Tuscany safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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