Youth Hostels & Backpackers

Villa Camerata Hostel
Hostel set in a Tuscan villa in Florence surrounded by a park containing a garden with rare botanic plants. Open all year. IBN and NBP booking available.Camp site on grounds. At: viale Augusto Righi 4, 50137 Florence (FI).
Villa Morazzana
2 dorms, 5 family rooms 4/6 beds, 3 family rooms 2/4 beds. Housed in an 18th century villa, restored by the council in 1977. Restaurant and wine bar on grounds. At: via Curiel 110, 57128 Livorno (LI).
Villa Camerata
Set in a 17th-century villa, the IYH hostel is 4km from the centre. Dormitory, single, double rooms, bungalows and camping available. Cafeteria and bar open evenings. Bus n° 17 from SMN Station. At 2-4 Viale Augusto Righi, 50137 Florence (FI).
Ostello Santa Monaca
Hostel in 15th century convent in the Santo Spirito area of the historical centre of Florence at 6 Via Santa Monaca, 50124 Florence (FI).
San Frediano Hostel
Located in the centre of Lucca, next to San Frediano church, 140 bed hostel with IBN booking available. Internet point, restaurant, family rooms and parking. At: via della Cavallerizza 12, 55100 Lucca (LU).
Dolomiti Hostel
Located in a traditional Tuscan house overlooking the village of Chianciano and the Lake Valley of Chiusi. Ample parking, walking trails close by, library in hostel. At: viale delle Liberta 206, 53042 Chianciano (SI).
Ostello Santa Luce
Located in the centre of Santa Luce. Rooms of 2-6 beds. Organised trips available. Open April to October inclusive. Via della Chiesa 1, Santa Luce (PI)
Antico Spedale del Bigallo
50-bed hostel originally a medieval hospital for 13th century pilgrims. 5 Km SE of Florence with a view over the city.
Albergo Houston
Tiny 8 room hotel owned by New Yorkers. Families, backpackers and travelers with pets welcome. 15 minute walk from Livorno Centrale station. 134 Viale Petrarca, 57124 Livorno (LI).
Hostel 7 Santi
Hostel in converted convent built in the 1800s. Situated in the Campo di Marte area a few steps away from stop for bus Nos. 17, 20 and 10. At 11 Viale dei Mille, Florence (FI).
Ostello Gallo dOro di Colors srl
Hostel with rooms of 2, 3, 4 and 5 beds, all with bathroom. In the heart of Florence. 104, Via Cavour 50129 Florence (FI).
Plus Florence
Hostel with indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym, volleyball court, wifi, restaurant/cafe, 24-hour reception, girls-only rooms, 450 beds. At 15-17 Via Santa Caterina dAlessandra, Florence (FI).
Apuano Hostel
The hostel is situated in a Villa within a 5,000 sqm park, 10 metres from the beach. Open from mid-March until October. Internet point, bike hire, library and parking. At: via delle Pinete 237, 54037 Marina di Massa e Carrara Partaccia (MS).
Ostello la Badiola
Fully serviced hostel with up to six in a room. Via Badiola 52027 San Giovanni Valdarno (AR).
San Marco Hostel
Hostel in Cortona centre with organised language courses, lectures and guided visits to archaeological sites in the area and the Etruscan museum. Swimming pool and tennis court. On-line booking. Groups welcome. At: via Maffei 57, 52044 Cortona (AR)
Abetone Youth Hostel
Youth hostel ideal for mountain lovers in every season located 50 kn from Pistoia. Open Dec-May and mid June-mid Sept. Bike hire, ski hostel, restaurant, 24 hour opening. Hostel card issuer. At S.S dellAbetone, 51021 (PT).
Ospitale delle Rifiorenze
Set in an old Carmine convent, this NGO project is a homeless shelter during the winter but from April until October is open to the backpacking public. At 1 Piazza Piattellina, 50135 Florence (FI).
La Cocciara
Located at the foot of mount Cetona, equidistant from Siena and Rome, the hostel offers family rooms, parking, library, sports facilities and a conference room. At: via San Sebastiano 18, 53040 Cetona (SI).
Castelfiorentino Hostel
Located an hour drive from Pisa, Florence and Siena, the hostel is in a strategic location. Open all year. Internet point, bike hire, restaurant, family rooms, pets welcome. At: via Roosevelt 26, 50051 Castelfiorento (FI).
Ostello Gallo dOro
Located in the centre of Florence, 5 mins from the Duomo and the train station. Two, three, four and five bed all with a bathroom. Private room or shared dormitory. At 104 Via Cavour, 50129 Florence (FI).

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