It was clean and ok. Staff were friendly. Room was very small, but you dont visit florence to stay in the room. The localisation was very good, a nice walk to the city centre.
Age 29 | Poland
Very clean, nice bathroom, friendly and knowledgeable staff
We were very satisfied with our accommodations at Youth Hostel Firenze 2000. Our room was immaculate, unlike most other hotels in this price category. The bathroom and shower looked as if they had been recently renovated and were a pleasure to wake up to after enjoying a long night of Tuscan food and wine. The staff helped us find excellent and authentic food in an area of town that wasn't flooded by tourists. They also told us at which supermarket to stock up on local delicacies before returning home. Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 offers a minimal do-it-yourself breakfast, but there's a cafe and pastry shop just a short walk down the street where you can mix with the locals over your killer espresso.
Have stayed in a lot of hostels over the years (I'm not a student anymore), and found this to be one of the best. Staff is exceptional, especially Simona, who gets an A+.
Avoid the hotels -- choose this hostel
Extremely friendly. Professional and efficient service. Quiet and private accommodation. Easy access from all areas of Florence. Choose this hostel -- highly recommended.
Great location, great people!
This was our second time staying at the Youth Hostel Firenze 2000. Simona and company were the best! Thanks again for making our stay in Florence so special!
Bruce Rosewarne & Melanie Roy
The best Hostel ever!
Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 is a wonderful warm environment where you will feel right at home. The staff is great, and the rooms are very very clean. This was my first time in a hostel and it was a wonderful experience. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!
I'd like to thank people in charge of the hostel for the nice stay we had in Florence and for their support. The hostel is very nice and comfortable and people working there are very nice and helpful. Hope we'll have the chance to visit again soon.
Staff genuinely friendly and welcoming. Very efficient organisation. Accommodation good for the price. Beds comfortable and very clean. Recommended highly.
Would not recommend staying more than 1 night here. The quality is not worth the cost, and the beds are extremely uncomfortable.
Liked: The staff was very helpful and the room was comfortable. Didn't like: The breakfast was not ideal and there was loads of dust by the room windows. There was also no heating in the room.
Liked: Clean, large rooms and good value. Didn't like: In my stays in hostels in 35 countries I have never stayed at a hostel with so many rules. This is not necessarily a criticism, but shows a certain pedantic character. Paying one euro for wifi and charging for hot drinks at breakfast could surely be incorporated into the room price?
Liked: Staff were helpful Didn't like: Breakfast was very basic and you had to pay for wifi
Liked: Clean and tidy. Didn't like: The reception close too early, 19:30.
Liked: Central to Florence Didn't like: Nothing it was clean & comfortable
Liked: Nothing Didn't like: The towels are actually just sheets, if you rather have the window open than pay extra for the air conditioning you get woken up by the air conditioning being on anyway! Only one person of the staff was helpfull and friendly, the other one looked like she'd rather be far away anywhere than there! The water off the tap was not cold!!! Which, when it's 30 degree outside is quite annoying, the shower was the same!
Liked: Within walking distance from most places. Clean rooms and helpful staff Didn't like: At one euro for wifin but the quality was good.
Liked: The room was spacious and clean. The cleaner came and change the towel everyday which is very appreciated. Didn't like: The location was quite far away from the city centre. Had to walk for around 20 minutes after crossing the bridge.
Liked: The useful staff and large rooms Didn't like: Wifi payment
Liked: I liked the location and it was always clean the room. Didn't like: You need to pay for internet 1 euro for day and the breakfast was bad.. you need to pay for the tea or coffee.... I think you can search better option in Florence for the same price.
Unique amongst the hostels in Florence, Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 is only a few minutes from the historic areas of San Frediano and Santo Spirito and can easily be reached from the train station, Santa Maria Novella (approx. 15 minutes on foot without luggage).
All our rooms are private, provided with private bathroom, shower and AC (not included in the rate).
At YHF2000 there is no curfew but you MUST check-in by 7:30pm.
BEFORE YOU BOOK A ROOM PLEASE NOTE
1) Check-in from 2pm to 7:30pm.
Reception is CLOSED from 7:30pm to 7:00am. When closed we do NOT check guests in. If for unexpected events you are not able to check-in by 7:30pm you MUST call us before 7:30pm. If (and only if) one of us is available we will check you in BUT you will be charged the late check-in fee which depends on your arrival time (15-25 euros). If none of us is available to check you in after 7:30pm we will charge on your credit card the first night of stay.
2) Check-out is by 9:30am on departure date
3) We accept guests younger than 18 years old only if they are with their parents or on a school trip.
4) Guests will be asked to respect our house rules: no alcohol drinking is accepted in the Hostel, penalty if you lose the electronic key we will give to you to access the hostel, it's forbidden to bring inside the hostel people who are not sleeping in the hostel.
5) We accept payments with credit / debit card only if the expense is 60 euros or more
FEATURES: all rooms are PRIVATE (at Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 we don't have rooms to share) and all are provided with private bathroom and shower. We have single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, rooms with 4 and 5 beds.
LOCATION: Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 is located in the HISTORICAL CENTRE OF FLORENCE (San Fediano area) at 10 minutes on foot from the main railway station (SMN).
CHECK-IN: Check-in from 2:00pm to 7:30pm Reception is closed from 7:30pm to 7:00am (that's to say from 19:30 to 7:00) and during this time we don't check-in.
NO CURFEW: after 7:30pm you will enter Youth Firenze 2000 using your keys!
AIR CONDITIONING: available at a small additional cost (3,50 euros per person per night in single, double and twin room; 2,50 euros per person per night in triple, rooms with 4 and 5 beds).
BLANKETS AND TOWELS: blankets, towels and sheets are provided by Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 and rooms are cleaned daily.
INTERNET facilities (Wi-Fi): at guests' disposal at small additional costs (10minuts=1,00 euros; 30 minutes= 2,50 euros; 1 hour= 4,50 euros; 2 hours= 8 euros; 5 hours= 19,00 euros).
LAUNDRY= 5 euros, detergent included (no dryer available but open air racks available)
BREAKFAST: at Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 we DON'T SERVE breakfast but from 7:00 to 9:30 we OFFER muffins and plumcakes and guests can have hot beverages from a vending machine for 0,50 euros. It's not something to wrote home about but it's something to start with!
LUGGAGE STORAGE: free at arrival (if you arrive before 2:00pm and your room is not ready yet!) and free at departure! (MIND THAT RECEPTION CLOSES AT 7:30pm).
PARKING LOT: As far as parking it's concerned, we have 1 parking lot and the rates are euro 10,00 (small cars such as a Nissan Micra) and euro 15,00 (big cars). It is NOT possible to book a parking place in advance but let us know if you are interested in it. We remind you that the car parked inside Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 is not allowed neither to exit neither to enter between 20:00 and 7:00 that is during the Reception closing time. Close to us there is a private garage open from 7:00 in the morning to 2:00 in the night, but it's a bit expensive (about 20,00/25,00 euros per day). By the way please consider that in the avenue we are located there are many parking places (some for free and some at a charge).
free city maps available at front desk at arrival and plenty of information!
PLEASE NOTE: rates 2010 don't include taxes that the Government might decide to apply in 2010
Visura ordinaria società di capitale
Florence Incoming srl - Via F. Crispi 11 50129 Firenze - CF/P.IVA/N° Reg. Imprese 04867470488 - N°REA FI-493830 C.S. 10.200,00 euro I.V.
Location and Contact
• Which is the shortest way on foot from the train station of Santa Maria Novella to Youth Hostel Firenze 2000? • Being inside the train station and having the trains behind your shoulder, choose the exit at your right, down the stairs and cross the street. Turn left and go ahead up to you enter in Via S.ta Caterina da Siena. As soon as you arrive at the traffic light turn right in Via della Scala, and immediately at left entering Via dell’Albero. Go straight in Via M Finiguerra, Via Melegnano and cross the bridge Vespucci. Keep going straigth in Via Sant’Onofrio, then turn right in Borgo San Frediano. Pass under the very big and ancient door and go ahead along Via Pisana up to you enter Piazza Pier Vettori. Here turn left and you’ll find Via R. Sanzio. We are on the opposite footstep. You’ll see our white sign at number 16. It seems to be hard but you need only 10 minutes • Which bus can I catch to get to Youth Hostel Firenze 2000 from the train station (SMN)? • Being inside the train station and having the trains behind your shoulder, choose the exit at your left, cross the street and catch bus number 12 (the bus stop is in front of you). Ask the driver to show you the first bus stop after Piazza Pier Vettori. The bus way lasts approximately 15 minutes and the bus stop you have to choose is called Sanzio 1. As soon as you get off the bus here we are, at number 16!