Best Affordable Accommodation in Florence

Hotels, What's New — By katiegreenaway on September 30, 2011 at 11:08 am
When traveling to Florence where is it that you want to stay? Do you want to live like a local and go to the open-air Mercato Centrale to pick fresh produce? Do you want to enjoy a carefree stay by staying in a hotel? Or are you a backpacker and wish to spend the least amount of money for a place to lay your head? In this post I will give you three different choices for the best affordable accommodation for each kind of traveler.For the backpacker kind, Plus Hostel Florence is the place to stay. A modern, edgy hostel that offers a great stay with a budget price. They offer a value price with outstanding customer service,total comfort for every backpacker and the top facilities you can ask for.When you are a backpacker after a day of walking and waiting to enter museums, at Plus Hostel Florence there is a swimming pool to cool off in. There is a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a cold beer. If you must have a gelato or a fresh panino from the cafe, the sky’s the limit. There are flat screen TVs in every room and the rooftop bar with gorgeous views of the city puts a cherry on top. A short walk from Florence’s main train station(Santa Maria Novella), you really can beat this amazing hostel right in the center of Florence.
Rooms starts at 16 euro a night. For more information check out their site: Plus Hostel Florence 

Rooftop pool at Plus Hostel Florence

A more causal stay in Florence would entail staying in a residence like Palazzo Alfani al David. In the city center of Florence, this residence offers great service and close proximity to all the action going on in Florence. The residence is opposite the Accademia Gallery where Michelangelo’s David is. The apartments are fully equipped with all modern amenities. Anything you would want in an apartment in Renaissance Florence. There are gorgeous frescoes on the ceilings of each room. Although the residence has underwent many renovations it still holds it original period flair. Each apartment has a fully functioning kitchen. There are comfy sitting rooms to read and also satellite TVs and ADSL internet.

San Marco Suite at Palazzo Alfani al David

If you want to do most of your cooking while you are in Florence, this is the place for you. Feel free to come and go as you please while you stay here. Palazzo Alfanti al David is perfect for travelers who want to experience the life of a local. Go to the market, pick out your favorite Italian cheeses, bread and pasta and make a delicious home-cooked meal in your very own medieval apartment in Florence. What could be better?

Rates start at 99 euro a night. For more information on these apartments check out their site:  Palazzo Alfani al David

A traveler that would like be catered to when on vacation, Hotel Alba is the place for you. An affordable hotel near Piazza Santa Maria Novella is composed of three antique palazzi and inside a quaint courtyard, which is where you will eat your breakfast, brings in natural light. The staff is attentive to the needs of their guests and offers the modern amenities you need when staying at this hotel. Decorated in the typical Florentine style is a wonder why you feel like you have been transported to another when entering Hotel Alba.

Covered courtyard where breakfast is served-Hotel Alba

It is located on Via della Scala which is within walking distance from the main train station, Santa Maria Novella. When traveling in Florence it is always great to have a hotel you can be comfortable in and also not having to worry about where you have to eat since the staff can point you to some of the best restaurants in Florence.

Rates start at 62 euro for a single room and 82 euro for a double room. For more information check out their site: Hotel Alba

Photo credit: Plus Hostel Florence, Palazzo Alfani al David, Hotel Alba

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