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Ostello San Frediano
Ranked #9 of 75 Speciality Lodging in Lucca
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“beautiful hostel with history”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

The hostel is located in a former convent at only 3 min. walk from the center! Spacious building with nice and clean rooms. Skilled staff. No problem to store our bikes. Additional breakfast possible. Absolutely a nice place to stay when you visit Lucca!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

The hostel is in a beautiful building, previously a monastery, with loads of character. The location is perfect - there is easy access to the wall as well as the town. Bus # 18 takes you to the San Frediano stop from the station. The wifi was poor with hardly any signal available. The €3 breakfast is cheap but lacking. Toast with butter and jam, watered down juice and burnt coffee...

  • Stayed September 2013
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Mqabba
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The place's very central, just next to the city walls. Hostel was a great place to meet up with all sorts of travels coming from all over the globe. Sleeping with loads of strangers in one room for the very first time was a bit weird but also an adventure;-) The place itself was a monastery and the building is fascinating. Time seems stood still! enjoy it....

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

is what this place has going for it. I believe that all that work here have every intention of making your stay pleasant, but some things let it down. We loved Lucca and it was easy to access from this excellently positioned hostel. There is no air conditioning, so my advice would be to not stay here during the humid weather. We were lucky, but it was still quite warm for us in the evening. Internet access did not work on my phone nor on my laptop! Breakfast - don't bother - Italian bread, juice drink and coffee - head out and buy a sandwich! Pleasant staff and clean bedding/towels which were changed daily.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here, clean rooms, beautiful exterior, great location. Very weird aura though- hard to explain! Not much of a youth hostel, more Middle Aged. Breakfast was a pretty poor selection of toast but overall was a nice to stay

  • Stayed August 2013
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

DIdn't spend much time here, but was pretty nice.
The lobby feels like a hotel, which is sort of nice. Only wifi in the lobby which is annoying, and breakfast not included, but otherwise it's nice.
There are HUGE common spaces spread around the place, which are cool.
There's no much social interaction here, except maybe in the rooms.
Lockers are included, with keys, which is nice.

Location isn't that important in Lucca, but this was right on the wall on the opposite side from the train station, not far from a great cheap supermarket or bike rental places.

Overall, nice place. Wish there was a kitchen though.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Very happy and helpful staff, great breakfast! Lots of room, nice yard. Would stay here again.
Be careful with the hot water, as it is very hot.
Beds are a little squeaky. Rooms are very clean.
Good place to stay with a family. Great price!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Ostello San Frediano
Address: Via della Cavallerizza 12, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 75 Speciality Lodging in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are in the historical center of Lucca, in an old restored building, close to the main attractives of the town, with a wide garden that looks upon the beautiful city walls.We have several kinds of accomodation: double rooms, family rooms for 4 or 6 persons, shared rooms with 6 or 8 beds, most of them with private bathroom; moreover we have toilets and showers on each floor. Besides the comfort that you can find in the spacious bedrooms, we have also TV room, library, dining room, meeting areas, internet point. ... more   less 
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