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
My biggest concern is safety. The cubbies for bags have no way of locking. Additionally when a larger gentleman slept on the top bunk the aging metal supports of the bed BROKE and he moved a good 10cm closer to my face! The staff were actually dismissive of me and frankly MEAN to other guess. The property has great potential, the facility seems to have been built in the 1970s and is desperate need of renovations. I booked 3 nights only stayed 2, I was reimbursed for my 3rd night.
Wed 13 May 2015
Auberge située dans un cadre très sympa, au milieu de beaucoup de vert. Elle est en revanche éloignée du centre ville "animé"(comptez environ une heure à pied). Il y a tout de même un arrêt de bus à moins de 5 minutes. Les lieux sont plus ou moins propres mais cela reste tout à fait acceptable.
Tue 12 May 2015