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Il Ghiro

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

I stayed at Il Ghiro with a two other friends and had a great stay. The room was large and clean. The staff was great and extremely friendly. They offered to help us carry our bags upstairs and let us leave our bags all day after checkout. You can walk almost everywhere in Florence and Il Ghiro is in a...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2011

We stayed in the new block, and it was lovely and clean, modern but with nice old touches like the beams and window arch. Room was quite small but with everything, good shower en suite, and there was a great communal area with computer (on internet), fridge, cooking facilities and coffee maker with coffee provided. Owners were helpful and friendly,...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 June 2011

No joke, this was the best, cleanest, most amazing spot I could have imagined. I have stayed in a few other hostels in Italy and they were disgusting. This place should cost 5x the amount that I paid. The rooms are perfect. You go through a main entrance on a not busy street, then this cute man shows you to...

1Thank NYCarl123
Reviewed 6 June 2011

We stayed only two nights but the place it is really nice. The street numbers are a bit odd in Florence with the black numbers referring to Homes and sometimes hotels and the red numbers for shops. In saying that dont trust google maps to pin point number 63 as it places it on the wrong side of the street....

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2011

My fiance and I stayed at Il Ghiro for 2 nights while on a whirlwind mini-tour of Europe. We searched in advance for inexpensive, but quality hostels or hotels that would allow us to maximize our stay in each city. Il Ghiro fit the bill perfectly! The atmosphere was bright and friendly, the accommodations were extremely clean... but the LOCATION...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 21 May 2011

Staying at Il Ghiro was an absolute treat! They had just finished renovating the new location right next door and we were the first to stay in the "Green Room". The amenities were great and the renovations were done very well. Our room had a private bathroom, queen bed, small flat panel tv with cable, and a large armoir for...

1Thank adam_reh
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 May 2011

Just lovely. Friendly and helpful the moment you cross the threshold into the clean, tidy and extremely home-like environment. It's so infectiously awesome that even the people staying become like the environment itself. Thank you, Il Ghiro. You have made it so much easier for me to fall in love with Firenze!

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Reviewed 25 April 2011

I was upgraded without any additional charge to their new hotel Locanda Bencidormi (2 doors down) because I thought I had booked a double with private bathroom at Il Ghiro. Their new hotel is superb. Nice kitchen with espresso machine (and free coffee and tea), stove, diswasher (no washing machine when I stayed but I think they are thinking of...

1Thank travelodgie
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 February 2011

Of all the places I stayed on my european trip, this was the best by far. The staff are wonderful and attended to our every need. The price included a private room with bathroom, free access to internet, kitchen and tea/coffee facilities. The washing machine (also free) was also very welcome after many weeks on the road. Located within walking...

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Reviewed 11 January 2011

We stayed at Il Ghiro for 3 days while traveling through Italy. Overall, it was one of the best hostels that we stayed in. Clean rooms, beds and bathrooms, helpful staff who speak great English and can provide lots of information on tours. The price was pretty good too. There is a kitchen there that can be used although we...

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Staying in San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Il Ghiro is a small Guesthouse just two blocks from the Railway Station of Santa Maria Novella and one from S.Lorenzo market , in a quiet pedestrian street.Credit cards accepted , free luggage storage on arrival and departure. Free WI-FI in the rooms and one PC at your disposal in the lounge, 24/7. Kitchen facilities, coffee maker and water kettle included. TV- DVD SAT in every room and air-conditioning in the ensuite rooms. Laundry available. Complimentary coffee & tea . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Ghiro

Address: Via Faenza 63, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $73 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“En suite rooms are great”
lauratame, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“there're 2 rooms with no private bathroom”
stonefight, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Only a few rooms to chose from I think they are all similar. We had one with the share bathroom (which there is only one) but waiting was never an issue.”
SamBell83, 5 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Our room didn't have a window with a view, which wasn't a problem for us, but if you want a view, specifically ask when booking.”
MarkN727, 27 May 2012 | Read review
“Get the new refurbished rooms. AMAZING”
NYCarl123, 21 Jun 2011 | Read review
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