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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

How beautiful, how different, how peaceful, amazing hostel! You won't be disappointed. It's an old monastery and on a hillside with panoramic views of the city. Lush dorms guaranteed. It's a must experience if in town.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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146 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Such an incredible place! I just love it! It is a renovated monastery in the outside of Florence with these gorgeous dorms, nice views of the city and a nice breakfast with coffee, sweets and ham & toast (only missing some fruit. You can feel you are staying in a luxury hotel but still with the atmosphere of a Hostel!... More 

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Nathalie V, Proprietario at Bigallo Hostel, responded to this review

Hello ! Thanks a lot for this nice review! Makes us happy! If you were here now, we have beautiful fruit available as the trees are full of nice figs! So just come back and we all send you our best greetings - Bigallo Team More 

Toulouse, France
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71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I LOVED this hostel. The bathrooms are clean, the water is hot, there is nightly dinner for 7 euros (it alternates between pasta with basic red sauce or lasagna...the food is delicious), cheap and yet DELICIOUS local wine, INCREDIBLE views of Firenze, comfortable beds (the best sleep I've ever gotten in a hostel was at this place), lockers for your... More 

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Gutenbach, Germany
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7 reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This hostel is perfect to explore the countryside of tuscany because it is located in the middle of it, with a spectacular view of florence. I stayed in the 8 bed dorm and I was blown away about the value you get, especially for the price. Not only the views and location, also the rooms, cleanliness, the nice Breakfast with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This hostel made me fall in love with Florence. It is gorgeous, massive, and the terrace offers a picturesque view of the city, gardens, vinyards, and the smell--you just want to bottle it up it's so good. I'm very adventurous and low maintenance, so the whole no kitchen thing and events being hosted there didn't bother me one bit. They... More 

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Nathalie V, Proprietario at Bigallo Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks a lot for having been our guest! It was a real pleasure and reading that you fell in love with the Bigallo makes us happy! The whole Bigallo Team sends you Best greetings and maybe just come back once! More 

Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The good: -The location is by far the best thing about this hostel. It's located outside of Florence and offers beautiful views of the city. -The owner was very nice and welcoming. -The room and facilities were full of character since it used to be an old monastery. The bad -There's no kitchen and no nearby restaurants/markets. You better make... More 

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Nathalie V, Proprietario at Bigallo Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for writing and the good things you wrote. As to the negative parts of being at the Hostel it is true that we are not in a center with supermarkets and shops around. This is an antique monastery in the tuscan countryside with a special view from our terrace on Florence. But to give service we offer different... More 

Munich, Germany
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Don´t go to this hostel if you hate letting go your ego and expectations. Or if you prefer spening your time in the materialistic whirlpool that the centre of Florence has become. But it is definitely the right place for you if you like being called a friend, knowing most of the guests in the hostel because you have spent... More 

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Nathalie V, Direttore vendite at Bigallo Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Zsuzsi, Reading your opinion makes us really happy. It is exactly this unique travellers'experience we try to offer at the Hostel; an amazing medieval building surrounded by tuscan countryside and overlooking whole Florence where to meet others and socialize. So we hope you can just come back again, we would love it! Our best greetings, Tommaso, Francesco, myself and... More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Amazing location with the view over Firenze (me and my friend were constantly taking photos of sunset and night lights of the city). The staff is very sweet, friendly, helpful. They also organize dinner for everyone, so you get to meet other residents of the hostel. Oh, and the wine is amazing :) The piano in the hall just waits... More 

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Nathalie V, Direttore vendite at Bigallo Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Tjasa, Thanks for this nice review about our Hostel and Staff, makes us happy to know you had a good time! I confirm we have amazing wine - local Chianti wine :) So we just wait for you to come back Best best greetings from the whole Bigallo Staff! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We picked this hotel as a night stop off on our car trip from Pisa to Rimini. The hostel on the outskirts of Florence (Firenze), so car is the way to go. We had a 2-bed room with private bathroom. This place is an old monastery converted into a hostel. Lots to see around hotel, many main rooms have been... More 

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Nathalie V, Director of Sales at Bigallo Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A pleasure to read your review and that you liked our Bigallo Hostel! Located in an antique monastery we are proud to preserve and comunicate its history to our Guests and offer at the same time comfort for a pleasant stay. During the whole summer season we organize events and various concerts in our tuscan garden together with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

This hostel is incredible! The staff is very friendly and helpful, the views are amazing, it is very clean, and it is a great price for what you get. Although it is 40 minutes to the city center by bus, it is a great way get away from all the tourists and busy city center. We loved it!

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Nathalie V, Direttore vendite at Bigallo Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! What a pleasure to read that you loved our Hostel. We are glad about it and try always to make this place unique and pleasant for our Guests. Best greetings from all of us - Bigallo Staff More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This antique medieval building, dating back to the 13th century, called Antico Spedale del Bigallo,offered once hospitality and shelter for travelers and pilgrims headed to Rome. Now this ancient building has been renovated and is equipped with all the necessary comforts to offer modern travelers the same shelter and unique experience as once before, all the while maintaining 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. Relishing in the peace and quiet of the surrounding hills and the green of the olive trees while taking in a picturesque view of nearby Florence, it is easy to reach by car in only a few minutes. It is ideal for large organized groups, a party of friends or family reunions that can chose to stay in one of our three large dormitories with shared bathrooms or our private double or triple rooms each with private bathroom. It has a beautiful garden and a panoramic terrace along with various common areas for meetings, workshops and other activities. The Bigallo Hostel is also a place to meet new friends and get to know local people; a place where you can participate in the various events and cultural and social activities that we organize. It is also a lovely location to celebrate your wedding or anniversary in our Ceremony hall and in the Santa Maria di Fonteviva Chapel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bigallo Hostel

Address: Via del Bigallo E Apparita 14 | Bagno a Ripoli - Florence, 50012, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range: $43 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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