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"Quirky, Convenient, and Worth It" Locanda Starlight Hostel Tip by HailVibrainia

Locanda Starlight Hostel, Florence: 21 reviews and 1 photos

 
 

Pre-stay communication was great. It was an easy walk from the train station. We arrived late, and I should have called ahead, but the manager was gracious. The 2nd and 3rd floors are hostel; the first floor has five hotel rooms sharing two bathrooms - one is very large. As we were there off-season, we were the only ones staying in the hotel part. The window in our room opened to a courtyard, and could not be locked (busted hardware). But as it opened to a private courtyard and we didn't have valuables, I didn't sweat it. The room was large and clean, the hallway was clean and well-lit and had what looked like southwestern US rugs. The bath was huge and, as I said, we had the place to ourselves.
There's a great restaurant right at the corner to the right (friendly folks, great food) and in the morning, go left, and go left again at the corner and a little ways up on the right is a great non-touristy cafe bar. Try the chocolate coffee.

Unique Qualities: Very friendly manager, great location a little removed from the tourists.

Address: Via Guelfa 59, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Florence,
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Leave the train station, go up Via Nazionale, turn left at Via Guelfa, go down to #59 on the right and ring the bell.
Phone: 39 055 287012
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.locandastarlight.com/

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  • Written Nov 21, 2007
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