Budget hotels in Florence historic city centre - ten compared

Low cost hotels in Florence that you can walk to all the attractions from


Basilica of Santa Croce Florence

Basilica of Santa Croce

Budget hotels in Florence right in the heart of the city centre are perhaps surprisingly common. These are cheap hotels where you can walk to all of the major attractions of Florence and the train station if you want to independently discover Tuscany and beyond.


As you would expect, room rates in Florence are highly seasonal with peak rates on the shoulder months of April to June and September to November. You also pay a sizable premium at most hotels for staying at the weekend over mid-week for most of the year.


If you are looking to stay in one of the peak months and especially at the weekend, try to book at least two months or more in advance to avoid availability issues at the best choices.


Staying in the historic centre of Florence is not a great idea if you are travelling by hire car, but for everybody else the major train station, Santa Maria Novella Train Station is on the western edge of the historic centre.


As so often there are many budget hotel choices around the main railway station in the city. The airport bus from Pisa, also terminates here.


Once in the historic centre you are no more than fifteen minutes' walk from anywhere. There is a bus service if you need it, but for most, walking is the way to get around the historic centre of Florence.


Most budget options in Florence include breakfast in the room rate, but not all, and what you get will also vary widely. Free wi-fi is also the standard in budget properties, but again there are exceptions and in some properties it is only available in public areas not in rooms.


Like many major cities in Italy, Florence now imposes a small daily tax on tourists.

The tax is levied by hotels and is usually not included in any prepaid arrangements or package deals. The amount you pay will differ according to the grade of accommodation and should be stated at the time you reserve.

Again, even if you have prepaid for your accommodation you will still have to pay this tax when at the hotel during your stay.



B&B MediNaples
B&B MediNaples Room Rates

Plus Florence (Sampled Price forMid December2017)
Dormitory Beds from €11 per night, Double Private Rooms €45

Offering a heated indoor pool and a rooftop bar with 360 degree views across Florence, this ultra-modern hostel is ten minutes' walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. All rooms are air-conditioned. Each room and dormitory at Plus Florence features comfortable bunk beds, TV and a private bathroom. Some have cooking facilities. Free wi-fi in public areas.

Rooms: 4/6/8 Bed Dorms, Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms Private Rooms
Location: Duomo 1.2km, Uffizi Gallery 1.2km

Hotel Nizza Florence
Hotel Nizza Florence Rates

Hotel Nizza - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from €48 (Sampled Price forMid December2017)

Just a five minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. The hotel features free wi-fi and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. All rooms are soundproofed and have a private bathroom. Breakfast included in room rate, guests can start the day with fresh bread, pastries and local ham, together with cheese, yoghurt and fruit juices.

Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Duomo 500m, Uffizi Gallery 700m

Hotel Balcony Florence
Hotel Balcony Florence Room Rates

Hotel Balcony - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from €49 (Sampled Price for Mid December 2017)

Featuring a spacious communal terrace with a view towards Florence Cathedral, offering a central location and friendly service. Sound-proofed and air conditioned rooms offer a satellite TV, with free wi-fi throughout. Both breakfast and drinks can be enjoyed on the terrace. Freshly made cappuccino, together with Tuscan cheese and homemade pastries.

Rooms: Single and Double Rooms
Location: Santa Maria Novella Station 400m

Hotel Esperanza Florence
Hotel Esperanza Florence Room Rates

Hotel Esperanza - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from €50 (Sampled Price for Mid December 2017)

Set in a cul de sac in the historic centre of Florence, just 600m from Florence Cathedral and a 10-minute walk from the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. Free wi-fi. A sweet Italian breakfast is included & served daily. The simply decorated, en suite rooms come with air conditioning and a bathroom with shower. The owners and the staff can assist you throughout your stay.

Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms
Location: Duomo 600m, Uffizi Gallery 650m

Hostel Wow Florence Florence
Hostel Wow Florence Room Rates

Wow Florence Hostel
Double Rooms from €57(Sampled Price for Mid December 2017)

With a panoramic terrace overlooking Florence Cathedral, offers colourful rooms with free wi-fi and air conditioning. Boasting a free fitness area, the Wow Hostel also includes a communal lounge, kitchen and vending machines for snacks and drinks. You can find a free safe at reception, and a laundry area is available at extra charge.

Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms
Location: Duomo 600m, Uffizi Gallery 1.2km

Hotel Giotto Florence
Hotel Giotto Florence Room Rates

Hotel Giotto - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from €59 (Sampled Price forMid December2017)

A small, family-run hotel in central Florence. Santa Maria Novella Train Station is 300m away. Rooms are with air conditioning and TV, with tiled or wooden floors, all rooms are en suite. Wi-fi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Luggage storage.

Rooms: Single, Double & Triple Rooms
Location: Duomo 400m, Uffizi Gallery 600m

Hotel Bavaria Florence
Hotel Bavaria Florence Room Rates

Hotel Bavaria - 1 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from €68(Sampled Price for Mid December 2017)

Features spacious, traditionally furnished rooms and attentive personal service. It is just 150m from Florence Cathedral and a 7-minute walk from the Uffizi Gallery. Rooms at the Bavaria are decorated with antique furnishings and tiled floors. Some have frescoed walls, private bathrooms and views of the cathedral.

Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms
Location: Duomo 150m, Uffizi Gallery 400m

Hotel Monnaclara Florence
Hotel Monnaclara Florence Room Rates

Monna Clara
Double Rooms from €74 (Sampled Price forMid December2017)

Set alongside Santa Maria Novella Train Station. The hotel offers classic Tuscan-style rooms, each with free wi-fi and air conditioning, decorated with paintings by famous Italian artists. Rooms here also feature TV and kettle. wi-fi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Luggage storage area and safety deposit box.

Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Duomo 1km, Uffizi Gallery 1.2km

Hotel Por Santa Maria Florence
Hotel Por Santa Maria Florence Room Rates

Hotel Por Santa Maria - 1 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from €89 (Sampled Price forMid December2017)

Just 200m from the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, located in Florence's historic centre, a 5-minute walk from Florence Cathedral. It offers elegant rooms decorated in classic style with artwork. Each one is air conditioned and features wood furniture and either a private or shared bathroom. Free wi-fi.

Rooms: Single, Double Rooms
Location: Duomo 400m, Uffizi Gallery 200m

Residenza Fonticine Florence
Residenza Fonticine Florence Room Rates

B&B Residenza le Fonticine
Double Rooms from €102 (Sampled Price forMid December2017)

Located in central Florence, 400m from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Rooms at the Residenza le Fonticine feature air conditioning and free wi-fi access. A sweet Italian breakfast of cappuccino and croissant is available at a cafe nearby and is included in the room rate. Vending machines for drinks and snacks.

Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Duomo 700m, Uffizi Gallery 900m


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