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“ok, given the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Alekin Hostel

Alekin Hostel
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Alekin Hostel
Ranked #236 of 297 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Leuven, Belgium
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119 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“ok, given the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Location:the Hostel is very very close to the city center of Florence, which is great, but quite difficult to get there by car [gps - tom tom gets confused, others don't find it at all]

Rooms: we stayed in a 6 bed room. quite small for so many people, but clean and comfortable beds.
Bathroom: very small, one bathroom for all rooms (at least 5) and there is now way to look the door.

Owner: he's ok, you don't see him, except when you gives you the keys and you have to pay.
Checking in hours are flexible, i think he lives very close to the hostel, so if you know you arrive late just give him a call to let him know.

Internet: decent speed if you manage not to mistype the password :D
[see picture attached, the picture is added just as fun fact, we had no problems]

definitely worth the 13 Euro we payed!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Valencia, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

If you ask me what I expected for 15€ each it is true but really the guy from the hostel is ok. He tries to pay for what the room lacks, doing his best but unless you are really very poor try to avoid this place.

  • Stayed February 2012
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2010

The flat (not hostel) was located in a very central location - 2 minutes away from the uffizi museum. Unfortunately that's all i can say about the place. The whole flat seems to have been converted into a makeshift hostel, and the room which we stayed in came off the worst, with the appearance of it having once been either a kitchen or bathroom - tiles, splashbacks and wirings still left intact and untouched. the whole place was very poorly maintained, with rusting door frames, a broken chair (with an attempted cover up with a cushion) and paint peeling off the toilet seat. our room door also did not fit properly in its frame, resulting in us being able to hear every single conversation going on in the corridor. Needless to say we were rather dismayed when we saw the place, especially after seeing the impressive pictures online. For the price we paid (26 euros) it definitely was not worthwhile.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Alekin Hostel
Address: Via Porta Rossa 6, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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Ranked #236 of 297 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22

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