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Chiostro delle Monache - Hostel Volterra - Volterra

Viale del Teatro, 4 Localita San Girolamo - Volterra

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Not so far from the attractive Etruscan walls of Volterra, The Chiostro delle Monache is an ancient Franciscan convent, that was built together with the Church of San Girolamo in 1445 a.C. by the municipality and then assigned to the Franciscan order. Restored as a Hostel, The Chiostro delle Monache offers now some agreeably furnished private rooms, all with private bathroom and shower, and facilities, that you can find in higher hotels. Our aim is to propose a new idea of Hostel, closer to a low cost Hotel, perfect for families, study trip, business trips, groups, friends…

Situated at only one km from Porta a Selci and the Etruscan Museum, this Hostel is situated in a quiet position, far from the city chaos and traffic, with the possibility to park the car free of charge. From her you can reach the most important cultural cities as Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and the seaside.

Without structural barriers, this facility is well characterized by the internal marvelous cloister surrounded at the four sides by an open gallery, built respecting the drawing of Michelozzo (sculptor and architect in Donatello’s laboratory), where you can sit and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the ancient Franciscan Convent, just a good stop.

We offer a small caffetteria, a tv corner and a reading room, but also a beautiful frescoed hall, where breakfast is generally served. By reservation it is also available for dinners, brunches, business meetings, ceremonies and parties.

At the back of the Chiosco there is a wide free parking available for all our guests and free of charge.
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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 26 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Overall very comfortable with very interesting surroundings. We did suggest on the...

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Facilities at Chiostro delle Monache - Hostel

  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 3 PM and 8 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 3.00 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

9.3

Clean

8.2

Location

9.2

Quiet

9.0

Spacious

9.0

Service

Chiostro delle Monache - Hostel reviews

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We stayed in Volterra for 5 nights. The hostel was good value. The double room was quite spacious and a very good bathroom. The staff were fantastic. The buffet breakfast was substantial. The hostel is a 20-30 minute walk to the centre of Volterra - some walking uphill - which helps to burn off the pasta. One downside were the school groups that arrived every 2-3 days. Sometimes they were very noisy until late. Overall a great base for exploring the area.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Just before setting off for Tuscany, we very nearly cancelled our stay at this delightful place as all the opinions were so negative. I am so glad we didn't and am sorry that so few people until now have done it justice. Admittedly, it was a little difficult to find in the dark, but once we had entered "Borgo san Lazzero" instead of "Via del Teatro" into the SatNav, all was okay. Our rooms were clean and spacious, and we each had a separate bathroom and excellent shower. The breakfast buffet was more than generous, staff very friendly and the dining room had the most beautiful paintings on the walls, which I will try to upload when I return from my holiday. I thoroughly recommend this hostel. Without a car, it is about 15 minutes' walk from the town.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Very nice place to stay. The breakfast in the cloister is a great experience. Warning ! not so easy to find : watch the little sign just before ESSO.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

The hotel is very pretty. The antique paintings in the dinning room are beautiful. The breakfast is standard but abundant. The room was a surprise because is a modern room contrasting with the commune areas and the surroundings of the Hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Accomodation was fine. A short walk from the centre of Volterra. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast could be improved. There was a good choice of cereals and yogurts etc but they were of the cheaper variety. Avoid the nearby sister restaurant de le Foret- food there was disappointing. Overall an enjoyable stay and good value.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The hotel location was very good, just a short walk outside the city walls. The parking was free, easy to access, level and ample.

7.6 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Belgium

Very nice staff, quite surroundings, excellent breakfast. Excellent choice for families.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Not far from Volterra's centre. Very quiet and peaceful place. Easy to find as Ostello della gioventu' and not Chiosco delle monache. rooms are big and comfortable. Godd value for money. Breakfast was good with wide selection. Rooms are hostel style the same for the bathroom.

7.7 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

no possebility fore ventilation cause off safety .

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

7.3 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.8 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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Room Details

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Accommodation Services

  • Extra beds

How to reach Chiostro delle Monache - Hostel Volterra

By car
From North
Highway A15 Parma/La Spezia, Direction La Spezia - Exit“La Spezia”
Highway A12 Genova /Livorno, Direction Livorno - Exit “Pisa Centro”
S.G.C. FI/PI/LI, Direction Florenz - Exit “Pontedera”
SS. 439 toVolterra
otherwise
Highway A15 Parma/La Spezia, Direction La Spezia - Exit “La Spezia”
Highway A12 Genova/Livorno, Direction Livorno – Exit “Rosignano Marittimo”
SS. Aurelia, Direction Grosseto - Exit “Cecina”
SS. 68 to Volterra
Highway A1 Bologna/Florenz, Direction Florenz - Exit “Florenz Certosa”
S.G.C. Florenz/Siena, Direction Siena - Exit“Colle Val d’Elsa Nord”
SS. 68 toVolterra
From South
Highway A12 Roma/Civitavecchia, Direction Civitavecchia - Exit “Civitavecchia”
SS. Aurelia, Direction Livorno - Exit “Cecina”
SS. 68 to Volterra
Highway A1 Roma/Florenz, Direction Florenz – Exit Val di Chiana
SS. 326, Direction Siena
Motorway Siena/Florenz, Direction Florenz - Exit “Colle Val d’Elsa Sud”
SS. 68 to Volterra


By train
From North
Railway Genova/Pisa, Direction Rome – Stop at “Pisa Centro”
Bus Pisa/Pontedera/Volterra
otherwise
Railway Genova/Pisa, Direction Roma - Stop at “Pisa Centro”
Railway Pisa/Firenze, Direction Florenz - Stop at “Pontedera”
Bus Pontedera/Volterra
Railway Bologna/Firenze, Direction Florenz - Stop “Florenz S.M.N.”
Bus Florenz/Colle Val d’Elsa/Volterra
otherwise
Railway Bologna/Firenze, Direction Florenz - Stop “Florenz S.M.N.”
Railway Florenz /Pisa, Direction Pisa - Stop “Pontedera”
Bus Pontedera/Volterra
From South
Railway Rome/Florenz, Direction Florenz - Stop “Florenz S.M.N.”
Bus Florenz/Colle Val d’Elsa/Volterra
otherwise
Railway Rome/ Florenz, Direction Florenz - Stop “Florenz S.M.N.”
Railway Pisa/ Florenz, Direction Florenz - Stop “Pontedera”
Bus Pontedera/Volterra
Railway Rome/Genova, Direction Genova - Stop “Cecina”
Bus Cecina/Saline di Volterra
Bus Saline di Volterra/Volterra


Distances from Chiostro delle Monache - Hostel

Roman Theatre - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Etruscan Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Medici Fortress - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Piazza dei Priori - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Palazzo dei Priori - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Cathedral of Volterra - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Porta all'Arco - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Monastery of San Vivaldo - 13.8 km / 8.5 mi
Museum San Gimignano 1300 - 15.3 km / 9.5 mi
San Gimignano Communal Palace - 15.4 km / 9.6 mi
Podesta's Palace - 15.4 km / 9.6 mi
Torre Grossa - 15.4 km / 9.6 mi
Collegiata di San Gimignano - 15.4 km / 9.6 mi
Piazza Duomo - 15.4 km / 9.6 mi
Piazza delle Erbe - 15.4 km / 9.6 mi
The preferred airport for Chiostro delle Monache - Hostel Volterra is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 50.3 km / 31.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Chiostro delle Monache - Hostel Volterra

  • Free parking