Located in a wonderful 15th century villa, Villa Camerata hostel is surrounded by a huge park and botanical garden, away from the noise of the city but close enough to reach the city centre by bus. It is close to a swimming pool, football stadium and the Nelson Mandela forum that hosts important concerts, theatre performances and cultural events.
The hostel offers a range of accommodation options including dormitories and private rooms, and a wide range of facilities are available including free Wi-Fi, Internet access, satellite TV, cinema and table tennis. Meals are also available and there’s a bar where you can chill-out and chat to other travellers.
Youth hostel Villa Camerata makes a great starting point for visiting some of Florence’s sights, whether in the city centre at places such as the Uffizi Gallery or Piazza della Signoria, or further afield in the medieval villages and picturesque Tuscan countryside.
What travellers think
Surprisingly, there are no screens on the windows, especially since the location is in the woods. I had many bug bites, spiders? mosquitos? especially on my feet and legs. I left very early to catch a plane so I did not have the opportunity to speak to the other women in my dorm room to find out if they had the same experience. The road to the hostel is in very poor condition and it is difficult to drag a wheeled suitcase so I had to carry it so as not to ruin the wheels.
Fri 24 Jul 2015
Budget meal tip
Any place that sells pistachio gelato!
Wed 22 Jul 2015
1. The Accademica 2. The Cathedral 3. Plazzo Vecchio
Wed 22 Jul 2015