What’s not to love about Florence? In one small city, you have the famous Duomo, the renowned Uffizi Gallery Museum, and of course, incredible food. Maybe the crowds can be a little overwhelming at times, but with millions of tourists flocking here, there’s no lack of affordable accommodations in the city.
However, not all cheap hotels are worth checking into. So where should you stay if you’re traveling on a budget? We did the research to find the best cheap hotels in Florence with most rooms well under $100 per night.
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The best budget hotels in Florence
From charming family-run stays with a lending library to old-world rooms boasting 18th-century frescoes, here are our favorite hotels from our Florence guide.
Doubles from $85 ($61 with shared bathroom)
Nestled within a beautiful historic building, the Hotel Giappone is a no-frills home base for serious Cheapos. Rooms are complete with desks, televisions, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms also have tall windows that look down on the popular shopping street below. Read the full review
Doubles from $95 ($75 with shared bathroom)
The sweet owners of Hotel Dali, Marco, and Samantha ensure that every guest has an unforgettable stay in Florence. Rooms are charming, with local artwork and antiques. Guests also love the lending library, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and free parking (unheard of in Florence!). Read the full review
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Doubles from $77 ($70 with shared bathroom)
What the Bavaria lacks in amenities it makes up for in style. Guests enter the hotel through a courtyard and up a large staircase. Rooms are mini-museums, complete with 18th-century frescoes and intricately painted wooden ceilings, and there is plenty of space to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the gorgeous Renaissance-style common areas, and breakfast is included in the price. Read the full review
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Doubles at $56
If you’re a fan of simple, quiet relaxation, the Hotel Sole should be your sole choice (*wink*). Rooms are standard and clean, with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and televisions. Although it serves as a peaceful respite, the hotel is still near the train station, providing easy access to the hustle and bustle of the city. Read the full review
Doubles from $98
Rooms at the Albergo Firenze offer comfort and style at a budget. Your dollar stretches even further here, as Wi-Fi and breakfast are free, and the hotel offers perks like incredible views — some rooms even have balconies! Welcoming common areas, air conditioning, and a location in central Florence round out the list of perks. Read the full review
Doubles from $117
The Hotel Locanda Orchidea is a calming oasis in the center of Florence. This family-run hotel has welcoming rooms with views of either the pedestrian street below or a small, quiet garden. Costs stay low thanks to clean shared bathrooms. While you won’t find televisions in the rooms, there is a TV lounge and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Read the full review
Doubles from $78
Editor’s Note: Currently under renovation and scheduled to re-open in October 2020.
There’s a lot for a Cheapo to love at the Tourist House Ghiberti, where breakfast is free and perks like a hot tub, spacious bathrooms, luxurious toiletries, and a DVD library really make guests feel at home. Tuscan accents and light-filled rooms give guests a warm welcome. Read the full review
Neighborhood: San Marco
Doubles from $84
The Johanna I B&B exudes character with dark molding, glass panel doors, and canopy beds. While rooms have a classic, antique feel, amenities are modern and include private bathrooms, flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi. The neighborhood is ritzy, but the B&B’s rates are low for the area. Read the full review
Neighborhood: San Marco
Doubles starting at $102
The Antica Dimora Firenze wows guests with its grandeur, from luxurious bedding on four-poster beds to silk curtains to balconies with sweeping views. There’s even a delicious (and free!) breakfast. Fresh flowers in each room add an extra special touch. Read the full review
Doubles from $122
Open for business since 1895, the Pendini is a popular hotel with staff who know how to treat guests! While rates are more of a splurge, the beautiful rooms, modern amenities, bustling location in the heart of Florence, and panoramic views make it worth every euro. Read the full review
More Florence cheap hotels
Need more hotel recommendations? We have a list of 5 super cheap hotels in great locations and 5 charming stays next to the Duomo. Or check out our guide to Florence for even more options. And if you have a favorite place to stay in Florence, let us know in the comments below!
Source: Euro Cheapo