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The 6 Best Apartments and B&Bs (plus 2 Hostels) near Florence Santa Maria Novella Station

The 6 Best Apartments, B&Bs and Hostels in Florence near Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station

Florence. Firenze. The heart of the Italian renaissance — halfway between Milan and Rome — brimming with art and architecture created by some of the greatest artists in history. It’s also the capital of Tuscany, an ideal base for exploring the lush vineyards, medieval hill towns, and cypress-lined roads of the region. There are many reasons why people come to Florence and, fortunately, it’s easy to get to, with fast trains from Milan and Rome arriving regularly at Florence’s central station, the Santa Maria Novella (SMN). If you’re planning to do a lot of exploring, it’s a good idea to stay nearby.

Below is our list of the best accommodations near Firenze SMN station: three apartments and three bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) within 100 meters of the train station. To make it to this list, a property had to score at least 4/5 in TripAdvisor and 8.5/10 in Booking.com. For those who wish to spend less on accommodations, we also listed down two hostels within 300 meters of Florence SMN, also with the same ratings criteria. Finally, we check both Booking.com and TripAdvisor to cross-check reviews and make sure majority of previous guests are happy, but some apartments not listed in TripAdvisor have otherwise excellent reviews, so we listed them — five of the best ones — here too.

The Quick Look table sums up the most important things you need to know about these accommodations but if you’re a more visual type of person ( *cough* Instagram *cough* ) the Pick by Pic section should be equally helpful. Finally, Our Choice will get into the details if where we would personally stay and why. Just click on the name/photo of each property to be taken to its booking page, where you can find out more about it — including what previous guests have to say — and enter your travel dates to determine availability.

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Quick Look

Hotel Name

Booking.com Rating

TripAdvisor Rating

Private rooms available?

Children allowed?

Rates

ACCOMMODATIONS WITHIN 100 m
G&G Firenze Suites

9.8

5

Yes

No

$124

Eco Urban B&B

9.7

5

Yes

No

$107

Le Stanze Di Catia

9.6

5

Yes

Yes

$197

Florence Station Rooms

9.4

4.5

Yes

Yes

$92

7Florence B&B

9.0

4

Yes

Yes

$70

B&B Old Florence Inn

8.7

4

Yes

Yes

$73

HOSTELS WITHIN 300 m
My Friends

9.1

4.5

No

No

$21

Hostel Archi Rossi

8.8

4

Yes

No

$23

Other excellent apartments within 100 meters of Florence’s Santa Maria Novella train station:

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Pick by Pic

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Our Choice

We’re not gonna lie: those nearly floor-to-ceiling windows — including from the bathtub! — and location a stone’s throw away from Firenze SMN make 7 Florence B&B a really tempting option. Their prices, starting at $70 a night, are not too bad either, although their gorgeous rooms probably have a higher price tag.

That said, My Friends hostel isn’t too much farther away, and it has similar-to-higher ratings compared to 7 Florence B&B. At rates from $21, My Friends is a great option for those who would rather spend less on accommodations and more on, say, wine and cheese.

Whichever accommodation you choose, make sure it fits your own personality, itinerary, comfort level, and travel style. Prego…enjoy Florence!

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