Hostel Archi Rossi

Via Faenza 94 R, Florence, ItalyHostel

9.0 out of 10

Doubles from: $67 to $121

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Now this is a hostel. Located on a quiet strip of Via Faenza, a few minutes from both the train station and the lively San Lorenzo market, Hostel Archi Rossi offers cheap rates along with a friendly and artistic spirit.

Beds here (147 in 40 rooms) are exactly what you’d expect from a hostel. Think brassy bunks, simple dorm-style furniture, individual lockers and unadorned walls. Four- to nine-bed dorms are available, as are triples, doubles and single rooms. As is typical for hostels, these rooms are pretty light on amenities: There are fans in lieu of air conditioning and no televisions. However, there are computers and free Wi-Fi in each room. Bathrooms, either private or shared, are small, but clean and white with box showers.

Some may call the hostel cluttered, while others will gush that it abounds with personality. Colorful murals decorate the reception while graffiti fills the hallways (feel free to leave your mark!).

A large cafeteria with garden views offers complimentary breakfast and cheap (or even free in low season) eats like pizza or pasta. Vending machines and refrigerators at the reception sell cold drinks, snacks and frozen dinners. There is a TV lounge, a free-to-use Internet station and a small kitchen area with a microwave and fridge.

Additional perks include a laundry room, plus free city tours and other inexpensive day trips.

A quiet courtyard is great for warm weather mingling, and just across it the hostel operates a separate three-star hotel with 18 deluxe rooms. These offer standard hotel fare, including air conditioning, television and mini-fridges, at reasonable rates.

Reviewed by: Laura Mongillo, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bike Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Children Friendly
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Laundry Service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Parking
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Restaurant
  • Tourist information
  • TV Lounge
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • Bathroom: Private
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Cable TV
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Mini fridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Soundproofed Windows


Via Faenza 94 R
San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

Phone: +39 055 290 804
Fax: +39 055 230 2601



About the Hostel Archi Rossi neighborhood

North of the train station is one of Florence's most colorful neighborhoods. San Lorenzo is home to much of the city's foreign population, many of whom man the stands at the bustling local market. The area is the cheapest place to shop and snack in the center of the city. The streets around the market are home to kebab stands and Asian markets galore, as well as cheap clothing and shoe shops.

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