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Ostello del Bigallo

Via del Bigallo e Apparita 14 - Firenze, Italy

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Antique medieval Monastery, in the Tuscan hills, stunning view of Florence offers our guests a unique stay in one of its characteristic dormitories or private rooms.

  • Dorm
    From $22.79
10 or more people?



Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This former monastery, dating back to the 13th century, called Antico Spedale del Bigallo, has been renovated and equipped with all the necessary comforts to offer modern travelers the same shelter and unique experience as once, in its original medieval atmosphere.

At our Bigallo Hostel, organized into fascinating and characteristic dormitories and rooms with 52 beds total, you will have the experience of staying among the hills of southern FLORENCE, immersed in a one of a kind natural context, closely connected to the territory and its traditions and uniqueness.

It has a beautiful garden and a panoramic terrace along with various common areas for meetings, workshops and other activities.

And for hungy guests, every night we serve PastaTIme, A social and good way to stay with our other hosts!

Being an AIG Point, this property is open to both AIG/HI members and non-members, but AIG/HI members get a discount of at least 10% on the overnight rates applied to other guests. Prices mentioned below are members only.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 1 EUR is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times

  • AIG Points Hostel
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Mar to 31 Oct
Open from 28 Dec to 07 Jan

From 07:30 to 12:30
From 16:00 to 22:30
From 16:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +39 06 98261462

Fax. +39 06 94356149



Sehr zuvorkommendes hilfsbereites Personal. Tolle einmalige Lage. Super war auch die Atmosphäre. Die Belüftung der Schlafgelegenheiten sollte auch optimiert werden. Die Beschilderung bei der Anfahrt war nicht so gut.Parkplatz war auch nicht optimal, aber nicht so wichtig.


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Sun 10 Sep 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

If you’re arriving by train you’ll have to take 2 buses to reach our hostel (bus 23a and then bus 24). Follow these steps to make the journey to our hostel easier :) 1) At first you have to reach Piazza Indipendenza (to take bus nr. 23a). Once you arrive at Santa Maria Novella train station take the exit on your left. You can go to Piazza Indipendenza on foot (5 minutes along Via Nazionale) or by bus (bus lines n.6 11 14 17... you can find them just outside the railway station after crossing the first road). 2) From Piazza Indipendenza take bus Nr. 23a (in direction to “Sorgane”) and get off at the bus stop “Sorgane Via Roma”. This bus journey will take up to 30 minutes and you will now find yourself at a roundabout called Piazza Rodolico. 3) At this roundabout you will find the bus stop for bus nr. 24 about 10 metres away from you. 4) Take bus nr. 24 in direction to “Grassina” and get off at the stop “Roma 21”. This bus journey will take less than 10 minutes and is going uphill all the way. Let the bus driver know that you’re going to Bigallo and he will help you to get off at the right stop. 5) You have almost made it to our hostel now! From bus stop Roma 21 you have to walk up the steep hill for about 15 minutes and you will be rewarded with amazing views from our hostel :-)
There are 2 Taxi companies in Bagno a Ripoli area. For booking a taxi call one of the following numbers: 0554242 0554390 If you travel from the center of Florence you will find also many other options.
From the South or from the North: take the Highway A1 exit ‘Firenze Sud’. Continue along the SP 127 towards Firenze and take the exit of Bagno a Ripoli. Follow the main road for about 3km from this little town heading in the direction of Bigallo (brown turistic roadsigns).
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Walking / Hiking

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