Best Hostels in Florence
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3 Best Hostels in Florence – From Luxurious Female-only Dorms to Swimming Pools and Pizza

Thinking about Florence? With all that art, fashion and ice-cream, we wouldn’t blame you. Let’s make your planning easier and introduce you to the 3 best hostels in Florence, hand-picked by Hostelgeeks.

At the moment there is no 5 Star Hostel in Florence.

But, believe us when we say; you’ll not be disappointed.

Your shortcut:

  1. Archi Rossi Hostel – all types of travelers
  2. Ostello Tasso Hostel – great for Solo-Traveller
  3. PLUS Hostel – young backpacker and party

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The 3 best Florence hostels are perfect for female travellers, couples and those in search of a great party hostel in Florence.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Florence.

Important to know: Florence introduced a €2 city tax (that was already back in January 2018). Guests are required to pay (cash) per person per night in all of the mentioned hostels. It is common for hotels and hostels alike to not have this fee included in their nightly rate. Just keep this in mind as an unfortunate extra fee.

If you’re planning an extended trip, be sure to check out all of our 5 Star Hostels in Europe. Here you find all the best hostels in Italy summarized on a map. 

We also have a guide on the best hostels in nearby Pisa.

From Florence it is just a 2.5 hour train ride to the best hostels in Cinque Terre. And of course we also have hostel guides for Venice, and Bologna.

There’s plenty jam-packed into this article, including:

Get excited to discover the best hostels Florence Italy has to offer!

Quick introduction to the 3 Best Hostels in Florence

Prepare to be dazzled with art, music and superb design. And of course the best places to stay in Florence Italy!

It’s time to reveal our chosen hostels…

  1. Archi Rossi Hostel – all types of travelers
  2. Ostello Tasso Hostel – great for Solo-Traveller
  3. PLUS Hostel – young backpacker and party

Super important to know: For sure you want to visit the David Status. You have to book your ticket BEFORE! Get a timed entrance ticket to Michelangelo’s David BEFORE you get to Florence.

(otherwise you most likely cannot enter – it happened to us unfortunately)

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Ostello Tasso Hostel
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Archi Rossi Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:PLUS Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Archi Rossi Hostel
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Archi Rossi Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Ostello Tasso Hostel
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Ostello Tasso Hostel

1. Archi Rossi Hostel (all-type traveller accommodation)

If you’re looking for a warm welcome, Archi Rossi Hostel is your place.

Two charismatic, multi-lingual brothers run the reception of this modern, centrally located hostel.

We rate this one of the 3 Best Hostels in Florence because it is suited for:

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Solo-travellers

There are dorm and private rooms available. Each with linen included. Dorm rooms also have a personal reading light and charging socket.

Let’s take a look at the freebies:

  • WiFi (of course)
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Lockers
  • Hot/cold water dispenser
  • After check-out shower

Good to know: a €2 per person per night city tax is not included in the booking price.

After exploring all of the nearby attractions, head to the wellness centre. That’s right! You’ll have access to your very own hot tub and sauna. Massages are also available.

Archi Rossi Hostel Florencealso has a beautiful garden, common room and terrace space.

Perhaps the best part?

Certainly, the location is top-notch. In the heart of historic Florence, this hostel is within walking distance of all the main sights, including Florence Cathedral.

There is a 24-hour reception and no curfew, so explore to your heart’s content!

The rooms are kept simple, and unfortunately the dorms are also equipped with these old-fashion bunk-beds. That’s really a pity. You can choose anything between single-room, double room up to 4 and 6 Bed Dorms.

Book Archi Rossi here

Compare prices and reviews at: | Hostelworld

Archi Rossi one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

Archi Rossi one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

Archi Rossi one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

2. Ostello Tasso Hostel (Artistic design)

Ostello Tasso Hostel is built around an artistic atmosphere in the heart of Florence.

The staff here believe in supporting local musicians, poets, artists and the like. Mixed with a cosy social space, this is the best hostel for wanderers of every kind.

Rooms include 1, 2 and 3-bed options, plus a ‘marital’ suite for cuddly couples. For those of you seeking new pals, book a bed in the 6-bed dorm.

All rooms in Ostello Tasso Hostel Florence come with linen, towel, reading light, hair-dryers and air-con. You’re welcome.

We must mention the hostel design. Expect typical Italian decor, vintage furniture and quirky additions in all the social spaces.

Not forgetting:

  • Free all-you-can-eat Italian breakfast
  • 24-hour reception
  • Access to modern kitchen
  • Bicycle hire
  • Book exchange

If you’re feeling lazy on your holiday, forget about cooking and enjoy the on-site cafe.

There’s a bar, too!

In the lounge area, there is an actual mini theatre.

Every weekend an event is held here. Anything from live music, poetry, movie nights and parties. Ask the staff as well for their Pub Crawl, and other events outside the hostel.

At least two things are certain; there will be new friends and laughter to be had!

What about the location?

Ostello Tasso Hostel is a few minute’s walk from the centre of Florence, located in a creative oasis.

When looking on our Florence map, you might guess the location isn’t as good. In fact, this is a more artsy area, much better for going out at night, without bumping into a tourist every 2 meters (like the bridge!)

Explore the Oltrano area with its many restaurants, wine bars and electric nightlife. It is a really cool area!

Our favorite pizza place “Gustapizza” is not fair away either. We included it in the map below too.

Ostello Tasso Hostel is the coolest place for:

  • solo-travellers
  • friends
Book Ostello Tasso Hostel here

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Tasso Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

Tasso Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

Tasso Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

3. PLUS Hostel (female traveller heaven)

PLUS Hostel has style, fun vibes, comfort and savvy staff all rolled in to one.

Oh, and a swimming pool!

It’s time to wind down and relax at this backpacker friendly accommodation in the centre of Florence.

Dorm rooms sleep 4-8 people. There are also twin/double/triple rooms. All of which come with lockers, linen and personal reading lamps.

Are you a female travelling alone or with a friend?

We’ve got you covered.

Female only dorms are designed with extra comfort in mind. Little home comforts include a vanity mirror, large en-suite bathrooms and big fluffy pillows.

PLUS: Hair dryers and a complimentary welcome cosmetic pack.

Read: 7 Pros and 3 Cons of Female Dormitories

There’s so much to mention, so here is a handy list:

  • On-site bar, cafe and restaurant
  • Tour travel desk
  • Panoramic terrace
  • Indoor AND outdoor pool
  • Turkish bath + sauna
  • TV in every room
  • Common room w/ table tennis

PLUS! There is an all you can eat buffet breakfast for a small fee.

I’m sure you’re starting to understand the hostel name by now, right?

This Florence hostel is located just a 10-minute walk from the main train station. That is especially handy for travelling to your next destination like Rome, Milan or Bologna.

If you can find a reason to leave this awesome hostel, the city centre is a few minutes’ walk.

One more thing… PLUS Hostels are one of the leading hostel chains in Europe!

PLUS Florence Hostel is perfect for:

  • Female Solo-Traveller
  • Backpacker
  • Groups of Friends
  • Party Traveler
Book PLUS Hostel Florence here

Compare prices and reviews at: | Hostelworld

Plus Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

Plus Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

Plus Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

Best Party Hostel in Florence

OK OK so we’ve already talked about this hostel before, but great hostels are worth mentioning twice.

That’s right; the Best Party Hostel in Florence award goes to: PLUS Hostel!


Well, aside from the aforementioned swimming pool, large social spaces and on-site bar to kick-start the party mood, there’s something else we forgot to mention.

PLUS Hostel also host DJ nights on the premises.

Drinks, yummy food like Pizza, new friends and music – what more do you need to get the party started?

You can also try to look up Youth Meeting Home. Located in Florence centre and it is 150 m from Piazza Signoria and 200 m from the Old Bridge.

Book PLUS Hostel here

Compare prices and reviews at: | Hostelworld

Read: Aside from Party Hostels, what are the other 6 types of Hostels?

Plus Hostel the Best Party Hostel in Florence, Italy

Fun and Non-Touristy Things To Do in Florence

Florence is marvelous with so many things to see.

But, as you already know, Florence is a popular tourist destination.

We love to share with you always authentic travel tips. And so we share with you our non touristy things to do in Florence.

You won’t find the David statue on our guide or the Ponte Vecchio, obviously.

Thanks to a local friend (living there since 2009), we discovered the non-touristy part. This includes small cafés to chill, local pizza places, and ice cream. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

Here are the top five fun things to do in a nutshell:

  1. Who wants a local pizza? Cheap and super delicious!
  2. Get a café/ smoothie here and enjoy a different view to Ponte Vecchio
  3. Vegan gelateria, lounge to chill, and even small events
  4. An unusual (and unexpected) thing to do in Florence
  5. Artsy café with great coffee and Panini

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More Florence hostels worth a mention

We have given you the best place to stay in Florence! The best hostels in Florence Italy! But if you are still looking for more, here are more Florence hostels worth a mention.

Listed below are more good hostels in Florence that you and your friends can try.

  • WoW Florence Hostel
  • Academy Hostel Florence (closed)
  • Backpackers Florence Central

At the end of this, we are hoping that you are ready to check availability and book your favorite hostel in Florence Italy.

Wow Florence Hostel

Want to experience the wow factor in a hostel? This one is for you! Enjoy their vibrant and lively lounge and lovely terrace where you can meet your fellow backpackers.

Wow Florence Hostel is good for couples since they have decent private rooms.

There are a lot of things to do indoors if you are having a lazy day and just want to stay in the hostel like board games, Playstation or you can just watch TV.

Hostel Highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Pets allowed
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Bar

They have laundry facilities for your dirty clothes. A good hostel to stay in and explore Florence from. The room was clean and tidy and the staffs are awesome!

Location: WoW Florence Hostel is 200 m from Florence University, and a 15-minute walk from the Fortezza da Basso Exhibition Centre and from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is 1 km away.

Book WoW Florence Hostel here

Compare prices and reviews at: | Hostelworld

Wow Florence Hostel

Academy Hostel Florence

Update: This hostel is now closed. We keep this content here for your information.

Feel cozy in this hostel. Academy Hostel Florence is one of the good Florence Italy hostels. It is comfortable and relaxing. A quiet place to have a good night sleep for your Florence adventure!

They offer free breakfast, free internet access and they have luggage storage.

Hostel Highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace

Staffs are helpful and very accommodating.

This is good for solo travellers and couples since they have private rooms and dorm rooms. Not all have en-suite bathroom though.

Location: Academy Hostel Florence Italy is less than 100 m from Florence Cathedral. Located literally two steps from the magnificent Duomo practically the symbol of Florence and four steps from the Galleria dell’ Accademia which houses the David of Michelangelo, landmark of the Florentine renaissance.

Academy Hostel Florence

Backpackers Florence Central

Backpackers Florence Central is one of the hostels in Italy Florence that has more private rooms and only one dorm room. So, this one is really for families and couples. The bathrooms are all en-suite that makes it great.

This is indeed the best area to stay in Florence if you are looking for someplace quiet and private.

Hostel Highlights:

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Location: Backpackers Florence Central is located in one of the best squares in Florence, Piazza Santa Croce. Piazza Santa Croce is in the minutes of walking distance of main sights (Uffizzi, Bargelo, Old Bridge, Duomo, Piazza Signoria).

Book Backpackers Florence Central here

Compare prices and reviews at: Hostelworld

Backpackers Florence Central

Any Discounts or Promo Codes?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts or Promo Codes for hostels in Florence.

We are always working on getting promotional codes for our readers and fellow travelers. Subscribe to our newsletter.

Here we share our newest promo codes for hostels and hotels in Florence first.

Yet, you can always get the 35€ discount for Airbnb here. There are plenty of apartments (and hostels) in Airbnb.

Handy map of Hostel Locations and Cool Sights

A map is always handy. We put all the coolest hostels in Florence on a map. It will help you to get a better understanding of the locations.

Florence center is fairly small. You can walk everywhere, and can also take the bike. In high season I would skip the bike, the city center is usually super busy – not really appealing for riding a bike.

My best recommendation? Join a walking tour in the early morning on your first day. That gives you the best introduction to the city.

The main sights in Florence are:

Important to know: Get a timed entrance ticket to Michelangelo’s David BEFORE you get to Florence.

Queuing up takes a long time and getting your ticket ahead of time allows you to enjoy priority entrance to the Accademia Gallery and admire Michelangelo’s David – without losing 1-2 hours in queue.

Skip The Line for David Statue


Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best hostels in Florence for solo travellers?

The best Firenze hostel for solo travellers is Ostello Tasso Hostel which is built around an artistic atmosphere in the heart of Florence.

What are the best hostels in Florence?

You can find the best Florence hostels in this article!

1. Archi Rossi Hostel – all types of travelers
2. Ostello Tasso Hostel – great for Solo-Traveller
3. PLUS Hostel – young backpacker and party

What is Florence best known for?

Well, Florence has so much to offer! Your eyes will surely feast.

- Florence Cathedral
- Giotto’s Campanile
- Palazzo Vecchio
- Ponte Vecchio
- Basilica of Santa Croce
- Baptistery of St. John
- Uffizi Palace and Gallery
- Basilica di San Lorenzo
- Piazza della Signoria
- Galleria dell’Accademia

How much are hostels in Florence?

According to, a hostel in Florence costs $25 per night.

Prices may vary depending on season.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels to you. Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld Florence.

Flights to Florence?

Flying into Florence is easy, but here’s a better trick. Have a look if you can fly into Bologna and take a train from Bologna to Florence.

There’s usually super cheap flights to Bologna, and a train is around 15€.

We enjoy Skyscanner, and to find cheap flights all over Europe including Florence. This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Now, regarding Florence, I would recommend to fly to Bologna or Milan.

Bologna itself is really well connected inside Europe and you can find super cheap flights here. The train from Bologna is quite cheap and takes less than 45 minutes.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More Hostels in Italy

Alright, since you already made your way to the North of Italy, we encourage you to go ahead and explore more. Italy changes so much; from region to region; from North to South.

Therefore, check out all the best hostels in Italy.

Here are all our hostel guides in detail:

And here are our travel guides. Seriously, get these guides, you will LOVE our secrets:

Find all our guides to the best hostels in Europe here.

Summary of the 3 Best Hostels in Florence

So there you have it. We’ve provided you with all you need to know in order to choose your favourite best hostel in Florence.

However, did we miss anything?

As always we’d love to hear your thoughts, questions and ideas about where to stay in Florence.

Perhaps you’ve stayed in one of our 3 Best Hostels? Let us know!

Drop a comment below and we’ll get back to you personally.

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