•   Fantastic Central Location
  •   Luggage Storage
  •  Friendly Staff


The hostel is situated in the centre of Florence, just a short 10 minute walk from the city’s main train station, Santa Maria Novella Florence. Ciao Hostel Florence offers cheap city centre rooms in Florence, Italy - the ideal location from where to explore the city.

Train Arrivals

Guests arriving by train are advised to remember to exit on the right side of the Santa Maria Novella train station. If you exit on the left hand exit the time to walk to the hostel will be doubled! On arriving at SMN train station head to your right and exit onto Via Luigi Alamanni.

Turn right onto Via Luigi Alamanni and keeping walking straight towards the traffic lights at the crossroad between Via Luigi Alamanni and Viale Fratelli Rosselli. Keep walking straight in the same direction along Via Guido Monaco. The hostel is located at number 34 Via Guido Monaco.

Arriving By Car

Follow directions for the centre of Florence and Santa Maria Novella train station. You will find yourself on Viale Guidoni which becomes Viale Redi. At the end of Viale Redi, after the traffic lights, keep to the left and head onto Via Guido Monaco. The Ciao Hostel is situated at the start of Via Guido Monaco.

Coach Service

This coach service operates between 6:00 and 23.30 and arrives at Santa Maria Novella railway station. The most convenient way to arrive at the airport is by taxi. The airport is only 5km away from the hostel and should cost no more than €15.

Pisa Airport train station is perfectly connected to the Italian railway network and permits easy arrival for guests to travel to Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence.

There is plenty of storage space, fridge and a gas cooker.

Arriving By Plane

The main airport is the Aeroporto di Firenze, also known as Amerigo Vespucci airport, and it is well connected with the centre of the city. There are shuttle buses which run frequently, every 30 minutes, and should cost no more than €5.

City Sights

Many of the city’s main landmarks and sights are within walking distance of the cheap hostel and the budget hostel accommodation offered in Florence:

• The centre of Florence with numerous shops, bars, restaurants and banks – 15 minutes

• Gli Uffizi: one of the worlds most famous art galleries – 20 minutes

• Palazzo Vecchio: town hall and major art museum – 20 minutes

• Duomo: the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore – 20 minutes

• Arco di Trionfo: 18th century arch with statues of deities and heroes – 20 minutes

• Pitti Palace, important art museum – 30 minutes