Florence is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in general but has really gotten popular in terms of parties and nightlife.
There are tons of students in this city, and with student life comes a demand for never-ending parties! Though most places do close around two, you still have options for staying up late at one of the clubs after getting the night going in a wine or cocktail bar while catching the sunset from a rooftop terrace.
For your nightlife adventure, you obviously need a fitting hostel in Florence. In this guide, we are sharing the absolute coolest party hostels in Florence. From Pub Crawls and drinking games to even swimming pools, these party hostels are pure fun.
Smart Tip: In high season, meaning June to September, book your bed ASAP! These hostels are not big and places are gone quickly. Being spontaneous does not pay off here.
This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Florence.
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Quick Introduction to Florence
Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Florence is around 65€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.
Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Money-saving tip: Hostelz.com is a great website for comparing hostel prices!
Things to know: All of this is only highlighted by the incredible views you get by making your way to the top of the churches and cathedrals with a panoramic view of the picturesque city.
All in all, Florence is absolutely worth a visit, and what’s better than cultural immersion by day and making new friends by night?
Something worth mentioning is that Florence now has a city tax, meaning that each tourist is required to pay four euros per night (cash) for every night you stay in the city, something not all hostels include or even mention online.
The food and beverage culture: Florence also has a pretty awesome night scene with lots of options for kicking back and having a beer (accompanied by complimentary aperitifs of course, which is a small tapa-like snack that is brought to you with each drink you order – Mojo is a great place to get a taste of this experience).
While these snacks are usually complementary, asking to make sure before you dig in is never a bad idea, especially if you’re traveling on a budget. Happy hour is between seven and nine, and most places will stop serving alcohol at two, although some private clubs have found ways around this rule.
If you’re also hungry, check out the burgers at Red Garter or go for something classier at La Prosciutteria, Antico Vinaio, or Budellino.
Noteworthy neighborhoods of the city: Santo Spirito is the district best known for typical aperitif drinks, and while you’re in the area check out (and book in advance) an evening at the Rasputin speakeasy bar, where they even give you a secret password to get in.
If you’re more into the raging scene and love dancing, fear not, your needs will also be met! Santa Crose is the district of the city best known for its nightlife and is filled with international students and wine bars. Some recommendations we have are Viktoria Lounge Bar, Rex, Fux, and Il Locale.
Last but not least, don’t skip the San Frediano district, which is a bit more edgy with fusion restaurants and plenty of cocktail bars. Overall, Florence has some solid rooftop bars, and it’s hard to go wrong when you’re sipping on wine and looking over the cityscape of this gorgeous city.
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The Coolest Party Hostels in Florence are …
Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Florence for partying:
These are our favorite hostels in Florence to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Florence (and more!).
Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type
|🎒 for Backpacker:||Plus Hostel|
|🦸 Solo Traveler:||YellowSquare Florence|
|👯For Groups:||Ostello del Bigallo|
|👩💻 For Digital Nomads:||YellowSquare Florence|
|👩❤️👨 Couple Hostel:||Archi Rossi Hostel|
1. Plus Hostel
Plus Hostel is your place to be if you’re backpacking around Europe and looking for a party – this is the place for you if you’re looking for luxury.
Cool perks and extras: It has a swimming pool, really hip staff, plenty of comfort, and fun activities to keep you busy. They really focus on making sure solo female travelers feel at home, going the extra mile with a vanity mirror, large en-suite bathrooms, hair dryers, a complimentary welcome cosmetic pack, and big fluffy pillows!
They have entirely too many extras, so let’s just summarize them in a bullet-point list:
- A bar and café
- Panoramic terrace
- Indoor and outdoor poo
- Turkish sauna and bath
- A common room with a pool table
- Breakfast buffet at an extra fee
On top of that, they even host DJs on the premises, so you can sleep, party, eat, play tennis, and lounge in the pool without even having to leave! Make sure to book well in advance as this place fills up quickly.
Location: They are a 10-minute walk away from the main train station, making it easy to move around and visit other cities in Italy!
Our favorite hostel in Florence for
2. YellowSquare Florence
YellowSquare Florence is perfect if you’re a solo traveler or a digital nomad and makes socializing easy: they even go as far as organizing cooking classes, wine tastings, and poolside yoga classes for their guests.
- Big, clean, and comfortable rooms
- An outdoor terrace
- Meeting rooms, an outdoor swimming pool
- A nightclub with a 110 square meter dance floor in their underground club, which is always raging with live concerts and
- creative events
- A massive common area with a bar and self-service restaurant that offers a twenty percent discount to guests.
Utilities: If you’re more into cooking, their fully-equipped kitchen is readily available. They are wheelchair friendly and have an elevator, as well as 24-hour reception, safety deposit boxes, housekeeping, hair dryers, and parking. This place has everything you could need and makes it easy to work and enjoy your downtime without even having to leave to find food or a party!
Additional info: You have the option to stay in a female-only dorm as well as private rooms. Guest age is limited to being between eighteen and forty-five in the dorms.
Location: Within a 15-minute walk to the central Station Santa Maria Novella, it’s a bit closer to the airport.
This hostel is great for:
- Solo travelers
- Digital nomads
3. Ostello del Bigallo
Ostello del Bigallo is a unique 13th-century monastery reformed into a hostel with renaissance-inspired beds in their regular dorms, and is better suited for groups of people traveling together and not too picky about location.
Why it’s so special: They also have the option of staying in alcoves to give you the feeling of an ancient pilgrimage, though with plenty of privacy!
This is a great option if you’re not so keen on being in the center and have a car (free parking!)- it is quite removed from Florence at a 30-minute drive but definitely offers a drastically different experience. There are female-only dorms with a private shower and bathroom as well.
Socializing and nightlife: On their terrace, they often have live music performances, and you can enjoy their massive gardens or take advantage of the picnic areas to get to know other guests.
Utilities and other info: Breakfast is included with your stay, and they offer meeting rooms for digital nomads, as well as an outdoor terrace, common room, and a bar with meal options.
All in all, this is perfect for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city have a unique experience, and have easy access to a car to visit the city during the day.
Location: 30-minute drive/45 by public transport from the city center, not within Florence city itself
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4. Archi Rossi Hostel
Archi Rossi Hostel is great for couples and families, or those of us who need a couple of days off from the party vibe but still want to remain in a social place.
What makes it different: They have a children’s play area as well as an outdoor terrace and garden, hair dryers, an elevator, AC, 24-hour security, and reception making it a wonderful place to visit if you’re traveling with children.
They don’t have any clubs, bars, or restaurants, and the kitchen isn’t so well stocked but being so close to the city center means going out to eat is no problem.
Worth noting: the dorm rooms are not so updated, but luckily their common spaces provide more than enough opportunity to relax, disconnect, and recharge for the following day of adventuring.
Two brothers run the reception and are very keen and attentive to making sure that their guests enjoy their visit, so what this place lacks in modern charm it makes up for in staff helpfulness and location.
It’s clean, and peaceful, and provides a small oasis for families and couples that want more of a mellow vibe. There are options for female-only rooms!
Location: right down the street from the main train station, Santa Maria Novella
One of the best hostels for:
5. Ostello Bello Firenze
Ostello Bello Firenze is a wonderful hostel for those of you who are traveling alone, looking for something a little more homey, and looking to socialize- a cool perk is the free complimentary drink you get upon arrival.
Socializing: You have plenty of opportunities to meet cool people in the shared lounge area, a rooftop terrace with a BBQ, or bar, or even playing some of their board games and musical instruments.
Something worth mentioning is that they don’t try to save money on heating or cooling, and always keep it at a super comfortable temperature (which can be mega important in summer and wintertime!).
Last but not least, they throw all kinds of events such as theme parties, live music, and food and drinks for those who just want to rest and relax after a full day of exploring the city.
Utilities: Although it’s quite a big place and has a high turnover rate in terms of guests, the staff here are incredibly helpful and keep the place spotless. In terms of security, they have 24-hour reception as well as CCTV cameras and room lockers/safety deposit boxes (bring your own lock and key to save some money!).
They are wheelchair friendly and have an elevator, as well as AC, heating, working desks, and hair dryers!
The shared kitchen is very thoughtfully stocked with whatever you may need, and they even have an impressive breakfast (around seven euros) and coffee machine available until 11 a.m.
Pets are welcomed, but only in private rooms, and you have the option for female-only dorms and private rooms as well.
Location: Located in the San Lorenzo neighborhood, you’re smack dab in the city center and a 5-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train stop.
- Solo travelers
Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Florence
As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:
How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:
- Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
- Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
- Check for party pictures
- Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack
There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.
Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.
One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.
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What about the cheapest hostels in Florence?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Florence.
- Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Florence
- add your dates
- Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
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How to book?
The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Florence best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
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Our Favorite Hostels in Florence put on a map + sights
Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Florence, as well as sights and our own travel tips.
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Our Insider Tips
As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “best hostels in Florence”.
Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Florence. Check out the following:
Where to Party in the City:
- Santo Spirito: This charming neighborhood across the Arno River is where locals and backpackers come together to enjoy a lively atmosphere. Try the bars along Via Santo Spirito and the piazza for a good time.
- Piazza Santa Croce: Located near the iconic Santa Croce Basilica, this square transforms into an open-air pub in the evenings. Grab a drink, soak up the atmosphere, and meet fellow travelers.
- Red Garter: A legendary American-style sports bar that becomes a dance club at night. It’s famous for karaoke and a fun mix of locals, tourists, and backpackers.
Best Bar Areas:
- Oltrarno: This part of Florence, south of the Arno River, is where you’ll find some of the city’s most authentic and lively bars. It’s an excellent place to savor Italian wines and craft beers.
- Via de’ Benci: This street is lined with bars and pubs that cater to both locals and tourists. It’s a fantastic area for bar-hopping and enjoying a variety of cocktails and drinks.
San Lorenzo: Known for its bustling street market by day, San Lorenzo also offers vibrant bars and clubs by night. It’s
- where you can dance until the early hours.
Nightlife Events and Activities:
- Tuscany Wine Tours: Take a day trip to the Tuscan countryside for a wine tour. It’s a fantastic way to indulge in Italian wine culture and meet fellow travelers.
- Live Music at Jazz Clubs: Florence has a thriving jazz scene. Enjoy live performances at jazz clubs like Jazz Club Firenze and The Blob Club.
- Kitsch Devi: Located in Santo Spirito, this bar offers an unforgettable happy hour with delicious snacks and a vast selection of drinks.
- Volume: A popular bar with a unique aperitivo concept. Order a drink, and you’ll get access to a generous buffet of Italian and international dishes during happy hour.
- I Due Fratellini: A historic Florence panini shop where you can grab a cheap, delicious sandwich and a drink. It’s a favorite spot for pre-drinks.
What to Drink in the City:
- Aperol Spritz: This classic Italian aperitif is the perfect drink to start your evening. Enjoy it at a local bar as you watch the sunset.
- Chianti: You’re in Tuscany, so why not savor a glass of Chianti, the region’s famous red wine, at a local enoteca (wine bar)?
- Negroni: A strong and bitter cocktail made with gin, Campari, and vermouth. It’s an Italian classic that’s worth trying.
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