Budget hotels in Florence historic city centre - 10 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 midweek 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 15 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 for late April 2019)
Dormitory Beds from €24 per night, double private rooms €85

Offering both indoor and outdoor pools, sunloungers, sauna and a rooftop bar with 360 degree views across Florence. This ultra-modern hostel is ten minutes' walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Air-conditioned rooms feature satellite TV. Free Wi-Fi in public areas, on-site coffee house, 24-hr front desk, live sports events, cooking classes, walking tours, horse riding.

Rooms: 4/6/8 bed dorms, double/twin, triple & quad rooms, private rooms
Location: Duomo 1.2km, Uffizi Gallery 1.2km

Hotel Residenza D'Epoca San Jacopo
Hotel Residenza D'Epoca San Jacopo Rates

Residenza D'Epoca San Jacopo
Double rooms from €60 (sampled price for late April 2019)

This hotel is set in a 14th-century building wth terrace, and it is a 5-min walk away from the Pitti Palace and just 150 metres from the Ponte Vecchio. The rooms in Residenza D'Epoca San Jacopo are simple with private or shared bathroom. All of them include TV and air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Affordable breakfast, shared lounge, walking and bike tours and paid parking.

Rooms: Double/twin, triple and quad rooms
Location: Duomo 500m, Uffizi Gallery 300 m

Hotel Monnaclara Florence
Hotel Monnaclara Florence Room Rates

Monna Clara
Double rooms from €88 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Set alongside Santa Maria Novella Train Station with terrace. 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. Luggage storage area and safety deposit box. Paid parking.

Rooms: Double/twin, triple & quad rooms
Location: Duomo 1km, Uffizi Gallery 1.2km

Hotel Bavaria Florence
Hotel Bavaria Florence Room Rates

Hotel Bavaria - 1 star hotel
Double rooms from €90 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Features spacious, traditionally furnished rooms with antique furnishings, and attentive personal service, with breakfast included. Some have frescoed walls, private bathrooms and views of the cathedral. It is just 150m from Florence Cathedral and a 7-min walk from the Uffizi Gallery. Free Wi-Fi, library, tickets service, paid parking, 24-hr front desk and shared lounge.

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

Hotel Giotto Florence
Hotel Giotto Florence Room Rates

Hotel Giotto - 2 star hotel
Double rooms from €95 (sampled price for late April 2019)

A small, family-run hotel in central Florence with relaxing terrace. 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 and can be taken in your room. Luggage storage, bar, paid parking.

Rooms: Single, double & triple rooms
Location: Duomo 400m, Uffizi Gallery 600m

Hotel Nizza Florence
Hotel Nizza Florence Rates

Hotel Nizza - 2 star hotel
Double rooms from €105 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Just a five minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. The hotel features free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and tea and coffee maker. All rooms are soundproofed and have a private bathroom. Breakfast can be included in room rate and can be taken in your room. Paid parking, bar, library.

Rooms: Double/twin, triple & quad rooms
Location: Duomo 500m, Uffizi Gallery 700m

Hotel Arcadia Florence
Hotel Arcadia Florence Room Rates

Hotel Arcadia - 3 star hotel
Double rooms from €116 (sampled price for late April 2019)

100m from Santa Maria Novella Station with terrace and garden. The hotel is set on the 2nd floor of a modern building with lift. The hotel rooms come with remote-controlled air conditioning and heating, satellite TV and marble bathroom. Free Wi-Fi in all areas. Breakfast included in room rate and can be taken in room. 24-hr front desk, shared lounge and bar.

Rooms: Single, double/twin & triple rooms
Location: Duomo 1 km, Uffizi Gallery 1.2km

Hotel Villa Liberty
Hotel Villa Liberty Rates

Hotel Villa Liberty- 3 star hotel
Double rooms from €128 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Located in a green neighbourhood of Florence, with garden, to the south of the river opposite the city centre. Florence's Duomo is a pleasant 30-min walk away or alternatively you can catch a bus, which run frequently. The rooms feature original frescoes and beamed ceilings as well as satellite TV. Breakfast is included. On-site coffee house, bar, paid parking.

Rooms: Single, double, triple and quad rooms
Location: Duomo 2km, Uffizi Gallery 1.6km

Hotel Balcony Florence
Hotel Balcony Florence Room Rates

Hotel Balcony - 2 star hotel
Double rooms from €145 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Featuring a spacious communal terrace with a view towards Florence Cathedral, offering a central location and friendly service. Soundproofed and air conditioned rooms offer a flat-screen TV, with free Wi-Fi throughout. Both breakfast and drinks can be enjoyed on the terrace, and can be included. Paid parking, bar, library.

Rooms: Single and double rooms
Location: Santa Maria Novella Station 400m


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