Top 10 Affordable Hostels for Solo Female Travellers in Florence

Hostels in Florence are a perfect stay option for solo female travellers. Why? Because hostels are light on the pocket. Plus, it provides an exciting social ambience to meet and greet fellow travellers. Hostels in Florence help you keep up with the overall vibe of the city. They are unlike any ordinary hostels you’ve been to. So, if you’re eyeing one, the top 10 hostels in Florence to check out are Plus Florence, My Friends Hostel, Archi Rossi Hostel, Ostello Bello Frienze, YellowSquare Florence, Hostel 7 Santi, Tasso Hostel, Santa Monaca Hostel, Emerald Palace and Leonardo House.

10 Best Hostels in Florence, Italy

To help you pick the right hostel in Florence, I have disclosed all the details, from location and cost per night to various social activities of these top hostels, in this blog. So, shall we begin?

1. Plus Florence – The Overall Best Hostel in Florence

Plus Florence is an all-in-one hostel. Just 10 – a minute’s walk from the Santa Maria station, this lively hostel ticks all the boxes. Staying in such a prime location in Florence will give you a good head-start to explore the major attractions of the city. 

The hostel has both private and mixed dorm rooms (accommodating up to 8 people). Moreover, they even have female-only dorm options as well. All the dorms boast individual lockers. So, both you and your belongings are completely safe in this hostel in Florence.

Besides, Plus Florence is well-known for its diverse facilities under budget. From common areas to on-site bars and restaurants, the hostel takes care of all your needs. In the morning, you can start your day with a full-fledged English breakfast buffet (separate charges). Take your plate to the terrace for a better experience – breakfast with a view of Florence. 

And after a day full of exploration, call it a night by relaxing at the sauna or the poolside (indoor/outdoor). Yes, Plus Florence has a sauna too! Do you need more reasons to book a stay here? Oh, they have a travel desk at your service as well. 

Cost: 43 EUR/ night 

Address: Via Santa Caterina D’Alessandria, 15, 50129 Firenze FI

2. My Friends Hostel – The Best Laid-back Hostel in Florence

Want to make friends on your solo vacation in Florence? Book a stay at My Friends Hostel right away. The name already gives that away, isn’t it? With a homely vibe, this hostel can strike a balance between a calm and happening atmosphere.

Cleanliness and the staff’s attention to detail deserve a big shout-out. Take suggestions from them about several hidden gems of Florence. They even know cool places around the corner to eat Florentine delicacies.

The guests of this hostel also have the advantage of freebies. You can savour free breakfast and use free supplies in the kitchen 24/7. In addition, there are also free toiletries and Wi-Fi. 

By far, it is the most hospitable hostel I’ve ever been to. The location is on-point, too – just 650 metres away from Florence’s most famous Duomo.

Cost: 47 EUR/night (female dormitory)

Address: Via Faenza, 66, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

3. Archi Rossi Hostel – The Best Centrally Located Hostel in Florence 

Another Florence hostel popular with solo travellers is Archi Rossi Hostel. Despite its central location, the hostel is a cheap deal. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by two brothers at the front desk. The interior of this hostel is nothing less than a museum. It’s cute and artsy. Both the dorm and private rooms are spacious. 

What you’ll love the most about this hostel is the outdoors. The garden and terrace are perfect for rejuvenating and chilling. If you’re in the mood to socialise, join their walking tour. It generally happens in the morning.

Although there is free breakfast, free water, juices, and coffee (available 24/7), there is no kitchen to prep your meals. But there are tons of café and restaurants nearby. By the way, you can even park your Vespa just up the street if you are travelling in one. 

Cost: 35 EUR/night

Address: Via Faenza, 94R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

4. Ostello Bello Frienze – The Best Hostel for Socialising in Florence

In the San Lorenzo neighbourhood of Florence, you have the chance to stay at one of the largest chains of hostels in Italy – Ostello Bello. For me, each and every Ostello Bello hostel is worth every penny. And so is Ostello Bello Frienze. 

Not only is it affordable, but it also makes meeting people EASY. With plenty of common areas, bar, and activity nights – karaoke, happy hour, and games, you’ll be in an ideal ambience of a youthful hostel in Florence. They even serve free dinners on some days!  

Besides, lockers, free Wi-Fi, private parking, multilingual staff, and breakfast (€6.90) are some of the additional perks of staying in this hostel.

Cost: 50 EUR/night

Address: Via Faenza, 56, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

5. YellowSquare Florence – The Backpackers’ Den

Next on the list of top hostels in Florence is YellowSquare Florence. Like Ostello Bello, YellowSquare is a popular franchise of hostels. Their hostel in Rome is loved by all. Florence is on par with it. From private parking and a garden to an on-site bar and restaurant, the hostel has got everything. 

Whether you are in Florence for two nights or 3, their lively and energetic activity nights will keep you on your toes. Guests also have access to the rooftop pool. It is a game changer if you’re travelling to Florence in the summer months (peak time).

The only con of this hostel is it is about 15 – 20 minutes away from the highlights of the city. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere like me, you’ll love to stay the nights here. And you can always avail yourself of a quick tram ride to get to the city centre (if you detest long walks).

Cost: 30 EUR/ night

Address: Viale Francesco Redi, 19, 50144 Firenze FI, Italy

6. Hostel 7 Santi – A Budget-Friendly Hostel in Florence

Hostel 7 Santi is located almost 3.5 km from Florence Church and 3 km from the very popular Accademia Gallery. However, it is a stone’s throw away from the Football Stadium – “Artemio Franchi”.

The guests can enjoy the diverse breakfast spread. It includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes as well. They also serve some amazing dinner buffets. 

Besides, the female-only dorms make it much safer for solo female travellers. The best part is pets are allowed on this property.

Cost: 40 EUR/night

Address: Viale dei Mille, 11, 50131 Firenze FI, Italy

7. Tasso Hostel – The Party Hostel of Florence

Tasso Hostel is located in the less touristy area of Florence – the Oltrarno neighbourhood. But only book a stay at this hostel in Florence if you are a night owl. Here, the party goes on till dawn. So if you are someone who goes to bed early, it’s better to skip this hostel.

Having said that, the hostel is full of amenities – free WI-FI, 24-hour front desk, kitchen, spacious rooms, complimentary breakfast, etc. The vintage-style café and bar will set you up for a fun-filled nightlife. 

Cost: 30 EUR/night 

Address: Via Villani, 15, 50124 Firenze FI, Italy

8. Santa Monaca Hostel – Perfect for the Digital Nomads

Want to stay in a convent? Then book a stay at Santa Monaca Hostel. It is set in a former convent of the 15th century. Isn’t that cool? The hostel is on the other side of the Arno River. 

The hostel is impeccably clean. You have access to a shared kitchen and dining area. There’s an auditorium too. Moreover, if you work and travel simultaneously, the hostel also has a workstation with Internet access.

Cost: 36 EUR/night

Address: Via Santa Monaca, 6, 50124 Firenze FI, Italy

9. Leonardo House – A Blend of a Tourist House and a Hostel

In the heart of Florence, Leonardo House is a reasonably priced hostel. Just 3 minutes away from Florence’s main station, this hostel will offer you a double room with either a private/shared bathroom.

The owner is a true local. They have the best travel recommendations up their sleeves. If you are in Florence for a night, this place has all the basic facilities.  

Cost: 45 EUR/night

Address: Via del Trebbio, 4, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

10. Emerald Palace – A Family-Style Hostel

Last but not least, Emerald Palace is another affordable hostel in Florence. With a cosy lounge, shared kitchen, and terrace area, you will have plenty of chances to meet new people. 

The classic Italian breakfast is the highlight of this hostel. If you love starting your day on a sugary note – you’ll love munching on the croissants and pastries. They also provide an on-site restaurant option.

Free Wi-Fi and a walkable distance to the best sights of the city are also a plus. The Piazza della Signoria is a 10-minute’ walk from this hostel. This L-shaped city square is the perfect base to explore the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio.

Cost: 44 EUR/night

Address: Via dell’Ariento, 2, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Top 10 Hostels in Florence

Top 10 Hostels in Florence

Check-in time in hrs.

Check-out time in hrs.

Plus Florence

From 15:00 hours

Until 10:00 hours

My Friends Hostel

From 15:00 hours

Until 10:30 hours

Archi Rossi Hostel

From 14:30 hours

Until 10:30 hours

Ostello Bello Frienze

From 14:00 hours

Until 11:30 hours

YellowSquare Florence

From 15:00 hours

Until 10:00 hours

Hostel 7 Santi

From 14:00 hours

Until 11:00 hours

Tasso Hostel

From 15:00 hours

Until 11:00 hours

Santa Monaca Hostel

From 14:00 hours

Until 11:00 hours

Leonardo House

From 15:00 hours

Until 11:00 hours

Emerald Palace

From 14:00 hours

Until 10:30 hours

A Pro-Tip

It is better to avoid peak time in Florence if you are travelling on a budget. Even if you do, book months in advance.

All the prices mentioned in this blog post are for dormitory rooms. They are subjected to change from time to time. So, I suggest always checking and comparing the prices on websites like before booking your stay in Florence.

best hostels in florence

For detailed information on Florence, check out “My Ultimate Solo Travel Guide to Florence, Italy.”

Until next time, happy travelling!


An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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