Cheap Hostels In Circa 2005 - A Look Back


Cheap Hostels In had the largest range of cheap hostels, youth hostels and international hostel accommodation on the internet. With almost 10,000 properties worldwide, all available for immediate online booking, they were a site many budget travelers would use to book a reasonably priced accommodation. A lot has changed in the intervening years and now there are many more site providing similar services. 

Content is from the site's 2005 archived pages providing a snapshot of the type of accomodations they offered.



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How many people can I book for and for how long?
1. You can only book for a maximum of 7 nights and for 10 people in any one booking unless otherwise specified on the hostels microsite.

What happens with the 10% deposit?
1. On booking you will be charged a 10% deposit, plus a $2 booking fee 
2. This will not be refunded to you on arrival at the hostel.
3. The remaining 90% is due to the hostel on your arrival.
4. The 10% deposit and booking fee is strictly non refundable, as per the terms and conditions you ticked to agree to on booking.

What credit cards can I book with?
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Does the name on the credit card have to be the same as the name on the Reservation?
1. No! If you don't have a credit card but have been given permission to use a friend's or family member's card to book - that's ok. 
2. So the name on the credit card can be different to the name on the reservation.

Is my credit card safe?
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If I am getting a credit card error while I am booking or waiting for my confirmation, what can I do?
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If you are receiving an error, here are some potential reasons why.
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2. You may not have filled out all the information fields requested.

If I don't have a credit card can I still book?
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Can I book over the telephone or by email?
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Do I need to be a member to use your site or stay at one of your hostels?
1. No, you do not need to be a member of any Youth Hostel organisation to stay at any of the hostels listed. 
2. You do need to book in advance and have your booking reference with you on check- in at the hostel.

Do I have to book in advance?
We always recommend that you book your accommodation and other services well in advance to avoid disappointment! Allocation sells very quickly especially in High Season.

Can you check availability for me?
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3. We are an online company that provide the technology for hostels to sell their beds online.
4. So to check availability you must do so yourself online. Enter the dates that you need and the number of people and you will see all the properties with availability for the dates of your query.

Can you give me directions and contact details of a hostel before I book?
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2. This page will give you a description of the hostel, where it's located and the hostel facilities. 
3. As we are an online booking service we do not provide you with telephone number, email address or website details until you have made your reservation.
4. Once you have made your reservation you will be able to view full contact details and directions to the property booked on your booking confirmation.

Can you send me a brochure?
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2. Each hostel has its own page or microsite. All the information you need will be on these pages. 
3. At the top of the page there are 4 photos uploaded by the hostel to give you an indicator as to what their property is like. The pictures of the rooms will not necessarily be the rooms that you will be staying in on your arrival. 
4. The hostel will have a description of their property and the facilities they have.
5. The information displayed here is uploaded by each hostel.
6. It is up to each hostel to ensure that all the information here is correct. The hostel also uploads its own rates and availability. 

I am an older traveller will I still be able to book one of the hostels online?
1. If a hostel has any age limits it should specify this on its hostel page (or microsite).
2. All the information on the hostels microsite is uploaded by the hostel themselves and should be accurate and up to date. It is the hostels responsibility to ensure that all the information is correct.

What happens if I want to cancel my booking?
1. If you wish to cancel your booking you must contact the hostel directly to do so. Once the booking leaves our system we have no more control over it. 
2. In the event of a cancellation the booking fee and deposit are non refundable. You must cancel at least 24 hours before your arrival as failure to do so can result in your card being charged for the first nights stay. 
3. Contact details for the hostel are on the booking confirmation.

I have not received my confirmation, what can I do?
1. Once you click the "Confirm" button it should only take up to 1 minute to receive confirmation of your booking on screen.
2. We then send you a confirmation email with your booking details. It's important that you enter the correct email address if you don't you won't receive the email. 
3. Please note that due to the nature of the internet and individual email servers that sometimes emails will not be received. 

What if I need to amend my reservation?
1. You must contact the hostel directly to see if they can amend your reservation.
2. You may need to cancel your reservation and rebook online. The booking fee and deposit are non refundable. Contact details for the hostel are on the booking confirmation.

What happens if I don't show up and haven't contacted the hostel?
In the event of a no show the hostel will charge your card for the first nights stay and cancel any remaining nights booked. The deposit and booking fee are non refundable.

I have just noticed on my confirmation that my book in day is the same as my leaving day, how can this be?
If you make a booking for 1 day only the date on your booking will be the day of your arrival only. The confirmation only shows the dates reserved and not the check out date.

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Cheap Hostels in Florence, Italy




Archi - Clelia Apartments - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $31.68, £16.48, €23.00
Accommodation Type: Apartment
Our hotel is situated in an old building dating back to 1300, just about 200 meters from the “Ponte Vecchio” (Old Bridge) and from the ... In the two bed rooms apartment, we as well have a well furnished kitchen and and use of our washing machine and dish washer ... NOTE: 3 nights minimum stay Please e-mail the apartments 3 days before the arrival for confirmation Please contact us in advance of arrival to arrange key collections Communicate ... more info 


Residenza Millennium - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $26.86, £13.97, €19.50

Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
We are a bed & breakfast building right in the centre in an historical the of Florence, only walking distance from all the town's ... Most of the rooms are decorated with frescos on the celings and breakfast is served in these rooms. Queen size beds and twin rooms ... We provide free entrance to clubs Dolce Zucchero and Full Up. We as well organize day trips to the factory outlets of Gucci, Prada and ... 

Residenza Millennium - Hostel in Florence - Italy - prices from $32.06 , £17.82 , €25.00

Residenza Millennium
Via Degli Orti Oricellari, 31


We are a bed & breakfast building right in the center in an historical the of Florence, only walking distance from all the city's major museums. 

All rooms are decorated with frescos on the celings and breakfast is served in these rooms which is included in the price. Queen size beds and twin rooms are also available.

We provide free entrance to clubs Dolce Zucchero and Full Up. We also organize day trips to the factory outlets of Gucci, Prada and D&G.; We also give maps and store the luggage. And to top things off, there is a free internet service.

Our staff is ready to help you, so come and visit us!

Accommodation Type:GUESTHOUSE
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David Inn - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $24.79, £12.90, €18.00
Accommodation Type: Hostel

David Inn - Hostel in Florence - Italy - prices from $23.08 , £12.83 , €18.00
Via Ricasoli 31


David Inn is a small, clean and cosy hostel in the heart Florence. We are located 50 metres from the Duomo, 20 metres from the Accademie; the resting place of Michelangelo's David, and a five minute walk from the train station. We are not among the usual hostels and hotels of the Via Nazionale near the train station but are right in the heart of the old-town.

The staff is young and helpful and are happy not only to direct you to the main sights that Florence has to offer, but is also happy to take you out into town at night to sample some of the best bars and clubs in Florence.

The hostel is a converted apartment on the third floor of a building that looks onto the Duomo. There is an elevator, and we are open at all times. You get your own key and can come and go as you please.

We have two small dormitories, three doubles/triples, two bathrooms (one shower, one bath) and three toilets, and one kitchen with oven, cookers, refrigerator, drinks machine, dining table, cutlery etc. All bedding is provided, breakfast is included, there’s no curfew and we provide free maps, free internet and an international telephone.

Since it is a very small hostel, the atmosphere is extraordinarily friendly. Everyone knows each other, has breakfast together, cooks together and goes out together. It is the perfect place to meet other travellers/ backpackers or just to have a comfortable and relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.




Locanda Latina - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $19.28, £10.03, €14.00
Accommodation Type: Guesthouse

Locanda Latina - Hostel in Florence - Italy - prices from $20.52 , £11.41 , €16.00
Locanda Latina
Via del Sole, 5/ Black


Locanda Latina is Guest-House and Bed and Breakfast situated in the historical centre of Florence.
It is just 100 metres from Santa Maria Novella central train station of Florence. It is also close to the most important monuments like Uffizi Gallery , Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace and the most exclusive shops such as Gucci, Prada, Dolce Gabbana, Armani and Versace.

We have single, double, triple, quadruple rooms and for those who want to meet other people we have dorms.

We offer different types of rooms because we want you to visit us and to give you the best service.
The breakfast is not included

It is possible to cancel or to change your reservation without penalty if you send us an e.mail 48 hours before check in.

Time limit for check out is 12 AM.
Come and visit us you will enjoy it!

Accommodation Type:GUESTHOUSE




Hotel Adam - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $27.55, £14.33, €20.00

Prices From $27.55, £14.33, €20.00
Accommodation Type: Hotel

Hotel Adam
Via Monalda, 1

The hotel Adam has been in Florence since 1930. It is situated in the middle of the historical vicinity inside a cla ical Flohireine palace. It is in such a strategic position that is po ible to reach all the main monuments in 10 few minutes on foots, as well as the most famous restaurants, railway station and all the most useful service points like post offices and banks. Some rooms have personal bathroom, teletelephone, colour Television, mini bar and air conditioning, providing you with all the comforts that you mau need in order to make your journey to Florence both a nice and a memorable one. Then we as well have cheap rooms with sharebathroom and NO air conditioning at a very realistic price. Check constantly if breakfast is included in the price because when it is a very low price (le then euro 28 per person) breakfast is not included. We are sure that you will enjoy staying with us here in Florence.




Hotel Spagna - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $30.30, £15.77, €22.00
Accommodation Type: Hotel
Hotel Spagna - Hostel in Florence - Italy - prices from $30.78 , £17.11 , €24.00

Hotel Spagna
Via Panzani, 9


Hotel Spagna is located in the heart of downtown Florence, just a short walk to the Cathedral and Santa Maria Novella Station. We offer all our clients all the important museums, congress area, galleries and shopping at a confortable walking distance.

Our staff speak English, French and Spanish and is always on hand to welcome you warmly. They are always available to provide information and suggestions to help ensure your stay is a pleasant one.

We have 15 rooms with private bathroom and 4 rooms with a shower and wash hand basin and a shared toilet. All rooms are equipped with TV, direct dial phone and heating. We provide a buffet breakfast. We accept all major credit cards and have an agreement with a nearby garage should you require parking.

Hotel Spagna is a place where you can enjoy a pleasant and relaxed stay in Florence. 

5 days before the arrival date to avoid any penalty.
Accommodation Type:HOTEL
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Soggiorno Madrid - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $20.66, £10.75, €15.00
Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
Welcome to Soggiorno Madrid. situated a few steps from the historical center of Florence, this delightful and safe visitorhouse is close to the central ... All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, colour Television, teletelephone and air-conditioning. visitors can choose between double or twin rooms, we like our visitors ... Reception is open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. On arrival (before 8pm) you will be required to show your ID document or ...



Hotel Guelfa - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $25.83, £13.44, €18.75
Hotel Guelfa - Hostel in Florence - Italy - prices from $29.50 , £16.40 , €23.00

Hotel Guelfa
Via Guelfa n° 28


Welcome to Hotel Guelfa Firenze, where you will find typical Italian hospitality and a pleasant ambience. We are situated in the heart of Florence, only a short distance from the Duomo, the station of Santa Maria Novella, the most important museums and the Exhibition Halls. 

Hotel Guelfa Firenze offers comfortable rooms, is easily reached by car and can provide parking facilities 50 metres from the Hotel. We offer single, double or triple rooms, all of which have private bathrooms, colour TV and air conditioning. 

Hotel Guelfa Firenze is situated in Via Guelfa, in the historic and artistic centre of Florence. It is near the station of Santa Maria Novella and a few minutes walk from the most important museums, Florentine landmarks, (the Duomo, Accademia, Uffizi, San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels, Palazzo dei Medici, San Marco and the Fortezza da Basso), and the elegant shopping area. 

Hotel Guelfa Firenze offers comfortable rooms in pleasant surroundings and a relaxing atmosphere, which makes it your best choice for your stay in Florence.




Hotel Toscana - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $30.99, £16.12, €22.50
Accommodation Type: Hotel
Hotel Toscana is situated in the historical center of Florence, on the 1st and 2nd floor of an historic building between square of Santa Maria ... We are 400 meters from the main railway station, nearby the "Duomo", Piazza Signoria, Uffizi Gallery and the most important museums.... All rooms with bathroom direct dial teletelephone, safe, hairdryer air-conditioning and colour Television. ... 



Central Beds - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $24.79, £12.90, €18.00
Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
Central Beds - Hostel in Florence - Italy - prices from $25.65 , £14.26 , €20.00

Central Beds
Via XVII aprile,4


Central beds is a fiendly and welcoming environment situated in the center of the artistically, cultural and historical heart of Florence.With its large bright, silent and confortable rooms, it is found just two minutes walk form the galleria della Accademia of Florence (David Michelangelo). 
Run by English and French speaking Linda and Judith who are there to welcome the guestes with their endless smiles.
Central Beds offers to it's guest, single, double,domitries and triples rooms in a comfortable accommodation.

Our rooms are very large and very bright with the windows facing the main street that connects Piazza Indipendenza and Piazza San Marco. Through this windows, you can admire the panoramic view of the cathedral of Florence and can see Piazza San Marco.

We are 300 metres from the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo). It's just few minutes the main rail way station Santa Maria Novella, and just a few metres from exposition centre (Fortezza da Basso) with special convention with the municipal office for parking facilities near the hotel. 




Residenza Villamagna - Hostel in Florence - Italy
Prices From $20.66, £10.75, €15.00
Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
B&B; Residenza Villamagna is only four blocks from the town center at 8 bus stops (= 8 few minutes) from the Uffizi Gallery. ... Own keys are given to the visitors to move at their best convenience.... Free street parking at 150 meters. Easy street parking as well under the rooms but free only during the night and from Saturday evening until Monday ... The Residenza is an apartment divided in independent rooms, decorated with wall paintings near ...