Hostels in Florence

What's on in Florence this June!

 The Tuscan capital is a great place to be in summer (as long as you don't mind dodging those umbrella holding tour leaders on a regular basis).

Here's a few things we think you guys would like.

On the 15/06, the MTV music awards are held at the picturesque Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking the whole city. Tickets are free, but get down early to secure a good spot.

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PLUS Tips To Help You With Your Travels

 From the freedom and discovering the "unknown" to the general excitement of just "living life" - travelling the world is one of the greatest feelings you'll ever have.

Although the majority of your trip will be positive, sometimes things will happen outside of your control that can effect your travels (these are a huge pain at the time but often end up becoming great stories). Here at PLUS we wanted to share some small tips with you that could help you during your trip.

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Tuscany

Home to some of Italy's most beautiful scenery and architecture, it's not hard to see why Tuscany is such a popular region within the country.


The Duomo, Florence


Is it best to book a hostel direct or on a hostel booking website?

There are many ways to book a hostel. You can book direct on a hostel's website (such as on the PLUS Hostels website You can use a reputable hostel booking website such as or to make your booking. You can also just turn up at a hostel and book at reception on the day. Although the latter option usually doesn't provide you with a guarantee there will be a bed for you should the hostel be fully booked.

What's on in Florence this Jan - March!

 Although not as famous as Venice, Viareggio can celebrate "Carnivale" as big as anyone. Kicking off late January and running until mid February the seaside town literally explodes into a sea of costumes, floats and colours as people come from all over Italy to rub shoulders with the locals. Situated about an hour away from Florence, the short trip will definitely be worth the effort. Click here for a full guide.

Top 3 tips for travelling in Italy on a budget!

 Italy is one of those countries where travelling on a budget is really easy! Train travel here is some of the cheapest you will find in Western Europe, and with luxury hostels/camp sites such as PLUS offering prices from €10 a night (in PLUS Camping Roma) – your main travel expenses such as transport and accommodation can be kept extremely low.

We don’t go travelling though just to sit in our accommodation all day! We want to see and experience what a place has to offer in what can often be a short time scale…

PLUS voted as best hostel in Eastern and Western Europe!

 We are proud to announce that we have been voted by the public as the best hostels in Eastern and Western Europe, thus taking home 2 "Golden Backpack" awards. 

The voting which was carried over a 2 month period consisted of a preliminary round involving 20 hostels in each category which was then cut down to a final short list of 5.

Thanks to all of you who voted!

The awards were hosted by top London magazine, TNT.

What's on in Florence this October!

 Those of you who grew up in the 80's will remember "Europe" for their classic soft rock anthem "The Final Countdown". Those lucky enough to be in Florence on the 25th of October will be able to catch the formally mullet clad band in full flight playing at the quaint Teatro Saschall in Firenze Sud. Tickets will set you back over €50.


Top 5 tips for living like a local in Florence!

There's no point in travelling if you're going to do the exact same things as you do at home. It can also be one of the most rewarding aspects of travel to learn about and discover how the local people live in a place different to your own. It can be intriguing to see how differently some people live to you and the people you know in your home country. Equally, it can be awe inspiring to realise how many similarities these people have too.