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
Our 4-night stay in this hostel was a terrible experience: dirty bathrooms, tiny and uncomfortable rooms, someone knocking at our door in the middle of the night for 3 nights in a row. In a word, I urge anyone who's thinking about booking a stay there to consider other options
Wed 27 Jan 2016
Very difficult to find. The long, poorly light driveway through the woods felt unsafe after dark. Everybody else staying there seemed to be long term residents. There was no girl's bathroom that I could find, so I snuck into the guy's- still couldn't shower there though. There was also no way to lock the lockers in the room and a small lock on the room door. At breakfast, my jam packet was mouldy when I opened it, and given that we were being stared at by the other residents, we left in a hurry.
Wed 13 Jan 2016
Nightlife & entertainment tip
Fri 07 Aug 2015
drink a lot of water
Fri 07 Aug 2015