Overview of Hostel
This former monastery, dating back to the 13th century, called Antico Spedale del Bigallo, has been renovated and equipped with all the necessary comforts to offer modern travelers the same shelter and unique experience as once, in its original medieval atmosphere.
At our Bigallo Hostel, you
You can reach our Bigallo Hostel by public transport or your own means of transport (car or motorbike).
By own transport: take the Highway A1 exit 'Firenze Sud' and follow directions to the small town Bagno a Ripoli. Once you’ve arrived in Bagno a Ripoli, follow the main road (Via Roma) for about 3 km uphill in the direction of Bigallo (there are brown touristic road signs saying “Antico Spedale del Bigallo).
By public transport: If you’re arriving by train, you’ll have to take a bus to reach our hostel. Follow these steps to make the journey to our hostel easier :)
1) At first you have to reach Piazza Indipendenza (to take bus nr. 23B). Once you arrive at Santa Maria Novella train station take the exit on your left. You can reach on foot Piazza Indipendenza in 5 - 10 minutes.
2) From Piazza Indipendenza take bus Nr. 23B (in direction to Croce a Varliano) and get off at the last bus stop “Croce a Varliano”. This bus journey will take up to 35 minutes.
3) You have almost made it to our hostel now! From this bus stop you have to walk up the steep hill for about 20 minutes (around 1 km), and you will be rewarded with amazing views from our hostel:-).
Up on a hill with a breathtaking view of Florence, we are in 'via Bigallo e Apparita 14' in the small town of Bagno a Ripoli, among olive trees and vineyards, in the Tuscan countryside only 10km from the centre of Florence (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio); 15/20 km. from the Chianti wine district, 45 km. from San Gimignano, 60 km. from Siena, 100 km. from Pisa, the nearest bus stop is about 1km from the hostel
Conditions & Policy
You can check-in from 16:00 till 22:00. There is a supplement of €.12,00 for late check-in till midnight on request. We kindly ask you to check-out before 11.00 am on your departure date. It is also possible to leave your luggage in our storage room. City tax of €. 1,00 per person is not included in the rate. Breakfast is always included in our rates and is served from 08.00 till 10.00 am. If you stay more than 1 night, and once you checked-in, you get a key to enter whenever you prefer. We ask a deposit of 2,00€ for the key. Every evening, you can eat together with other guests. Try our PastaTime, a typical pasta dinner and a glass of wine for 8,00€. We suggest you to write us at our email to indicate your Hostelworld booking number, inform us about your approximate hour of arrival or any other communication or request regarding your stay.