Ostello del Bigallo - Bigallo Hostel
This former monastery, dating back to the 13th century, called Antico Spedale del Bigallo, has been renovated and equipped with all the necessary comforts to offer modern travelers the same shelter and unique experience as once, in its original medieval atmosphere.
At our Bigallo Hostel, you can choose to stay in one of our 3 characteristic dormitories accommodations:
If you’re traveling with your friends, family, or in an organized group, we suggest that you choose one of our luminous dormitories – one that sleeps 5 and the other 8; an ideal solution given their spaciousness and comfort.
The décor was created by local craftsmen following designs of renaissance beds found in paintings from that time period. Each bed has its own storage space (locks can be requested at your arrival).
Each dormitory is equipped with shared bathroom with shower. It is possible to request a set of towels with a supplement of €. 3,00.
Sleeping in the alcoves is without doubt the most unique solution that the Bigallo Hostel proposes. It is inspired by monks, that traditionally slept in small wooden alcoves. The Hostel offers 20 beds in the wooden alcoves, each alcove with two single beds, creating a spacious and luminous dormitory. The bathrooms are shared. It is possible to request a set of towels with a supplement of €. 3,00.
And if you prefer some more privacy, just chose one of our 5 double rooms (with the possibility to add one or more single beds), all equipped with private bathrooms with shower. It is also possible to add one or more single beds in the rooms. Sheets, towels and daily cleaning are included in this accommodation.
Bigallo YH is 5 km. SE of Florence. Bus stop at 1200 m. Hospital for pilgrims in the middle age it is now a modern hostel with 50 beds in appealing medieval dorms and 5 twin-rooms with private bathroom. We welcome 3rd millennium pilgrims who enjoy the beauty of nature and the nearby art centres.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Free Breakfast
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Rooms
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reception (limited hours)
- Steam Room
- Taxes not included
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
You can check-in from 16:00 till 21:00. There is a supplement of €.12,00 for late check-in till midnight on request.
We kindly ask you to check-out within 10.30 am on your departure date. It is also possible to leave your luggage in our storage room
City tax of €. 1,00 per person is not included in the rate.
Breakfast is always included in our rates and is served from 7.30 till 9.30am.
If you stay more than 1 night, and once you checked-in, you get a key to enter whenever you prefer
Every evening, you can eat together with other hosts. Try our PastaTime, a typical pasta dinner and a glass of wine at 7,00 euro
We suggest you to write us at our email to indicate your Hostelworld booking number, inform us about your approximate hour of arrival or any other communication or request regarding your stay.
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We recomend to reach our Bigallo Hostel by proper means - car, bicycle, motorbike
Own transport: take the Highway A1 exit 'Firenze Sud' and follow directions to Bagno a Ripoli. Follow the main road for about 3km from this little town heading in the direction of Bigallo (brown turistic roadsigns)
Public transport: until 20.30, bus ATAF nr. 23A from Santa Maria Novella railway station, till bus stop 'Sorgane', at 10 meters on your right find bus nr. 24 and take it till bus stop 'La Fonte'. Last part on foot (about 20 min., uphill).
Up on a hill with a breathtaking view of Florence below, we are in 'via Bigallo e Apparita 14' in the small town of Bagno a Ripoli, among olive trees and vineyards, in the Tuscan countryside only 10km from the centre of Florence (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio);
15/20 km. from the Chianti wine district,
45 km. from San Gimignano,
60 km. from Siena,
100 km. from Pisa,
the nearest bus stop is about 1km from the hostel