January 3, 2006
I found this hotel on a hostel website. It was the only hostel we stayed in where we had our own bathroom. Although the bathroom was small, the actual room was large and the staff was very friendly. There was an old man who spoke no English but who could speak Italian, Spanish, French, and German, so brushing up on our best American public high school French, we were able to communicate.
The only downside to this hostel/hotel was that it was located on the fourth floor, with no elevator. And to make matters worse, one of my travel companions brought a huge black suitcase, which had wheels fortunately, but they did not serve us very well going up and down steps.
At about $30 to 40 a night per person, I thought this was a deal being on a student budget. If I was going with my boyfriend, I probably wouldn't like it, but if you are desperate to go to Italy and are on a budget, this wouldn't be such a bad option.
From journal Firenze Frenzy