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 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 For Early February 2017)
Dormitory Beds From Around €16 per night, Double Private Rooms €54

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 1.2 km, Uffizi Gallery 1.2 km

Hotel Monnaclara Florence
Hotel Monnaclara Florence Room Rates

Monna Clara
Double Rooms from Around €38 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

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 1 km, Uffizi Gallery 1.2 km

Hotel Nizza Florence
Hotel Nizza Florence Rates

Hotel Nizza - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from Around €44 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

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 500 m, Uffizi Gallery 700 m

Hotel Orcagna Florence
Hotel Orcagna Florence Room Rates

Hotel Orcagna - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from Around €47 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

Located in a quiet area near the Arno River. You can walk to Piazza S.Croce in 15 minutes, or get a bike at reception and visit the entire Florence. A small, relaxing garden serving buffet breakfast. Free Wi-Fi in all the hotel. Lungarno del Tempio is a great choice for travellers interested in Old Town exploring, city walks and monuments.

Rooms: Single, Double & Triple Rooms
Location: Duomo 1.2 km, Uffizi Gallery 1 km

Hotel Giotto Florence
Hotel Giotto Florence Room Rates

Hotel Giotto - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from Around €48 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

A small, family-run hotel in central Florence. Santa Maria Novella Train Station is 300 m 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 400 m, Uffizi Gallery 600 m

Hotel Bodoni Florence
Hotel Bodoni Florence Room Rates

Hotel Bodoni - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from Around €49 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

Within easy walking distance of the historic centre the rooms and apartments are simply furnished, and each one has air conditioning, a satellite TV, and a private bathroom. The apartment also comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Free Wi-Fi in public areas. A varied breakfast buffet, with eggs, cold cuts and cheese, is served on its city-view terrace.

Rooms: Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Duomo 800m, Uffizi Gallery 700m

Hotel Joli Florence
Hotel Joli Florence Room Rates

Hotel Joli - 2 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from Around €52 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

Just 150 m from Santa Maria Novella Station, Hotel Joli is set in a early 19th-century building in Florence’s centre. A buffet breakfast with hot and cold food is served daily in the breakfast hall. Rooms are air conditioned and feature satellite TV. Furnished terrace right next to the breakfast room. Ten minute walk from the Florence Cathedral.

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

Hotel Arcadia Florence
Hotel Arcadia Florence Room Rates

Hotel Arcadia - 3 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from Around €55 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

100 m from Santa Maria Novella Station. The hotel is set on the 2nd floor of a modern building with lift and features a 24-hour reception and bar. The hotel rooms come with remote-controlled air conditioning and heating, TV, a well-stocked mini bar and marble bathroom. Wi-Fi available in all areas and is free of charge. Breakfast included in room rate.

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

Residenza Fonticine Florence
Residenza Fonticine Florence Room Rates

B&B Residenza le Fonticine
Double Rooms from Around €75 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

Located in central Florence, 400 m 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 700 m, Uffizi Gallery 900 m

Machiavelli Palace Hotel Florence
Machiavelli Palace Hotel Florence Room Rates

Machiavelli Palace Hotel - 3 Star Hotel
Double Rooms from Around €78 (Sampled Price For Early February 2017)

300 m from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Its roof garden overlooks the historic centre of Florence, and Wi-Fi is free throughout. Rooms feature satellite TV, minibar and fully equipped bathroom. A continental buffet breakfast is served daily, and room service is on request. A bar is available on the roof garden.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin, Triple & Quad Rooms
Location: Duomo 800 m, Uffizi Gallery 1 km


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