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Alessio

Student's Hostel Gowett

TopBnB Very good 8.7 / 10 (37 reviews)
Via Benedetto Lippi, 5 - Campiglia Marittima (LI) - Area: hills | Map

Student's Hostel Gowett


Category
Hostel

Rooms
6

Breakfast
included

Bathroom
Ensuite
Guests in this venue liked
  • Spectacular view
  • Cheap
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Swimming pool
  • Charming property
Description
Hostel In the heart of Val Di Cornia Parks.

Student’s Hostel Gowett is located in a prestigious building of the last century, built from the English administrations of Val di Cornia mines.

The property boasts a strategic position that allows visitors to enjoy an enchanting area of Tuscany, where nature and history merge in a stunning landscape.

Today it is a modern Youth Hostel ranging 100 beds available either in double rooms or 4/6 bed dorms.

All rooms are ensuite and suitable for all travellers.

The Restaurant Della Rocca, inside Gowett Hostel, offers you the delicious food specialities from the typical regional cousine of Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Sicily, prepared by our Chef Bollito, ready to delight the most refined tastes with his culinary art.

Situated in the St. Silvestro Archaeominenary Park, where the homonymous Medieval Rock and Temperino Mine are set, it is less than 5km far from the seaside of San Vincenzo and Donoratico.

Val di Cornia naturalistic-archaelogical parks (Baratti and Populonia) are easily reachable from the hostel
Rooms and Rates
Conditions
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Conditions

Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

The penalty varies depending on the time of cancellation
- from time of booking to 7 days before the check-in date, no penalty is charged;
- from 6 to 1 days before the check-in date, you will be charged a penalty of 30% of the total cost of the booking;
- A penalty of 100% of the entire cost of the stay is applied for failure to show or cancellation on day of arrival;

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-in
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM- If you're late you may be charged for an extra night
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Municipal tax of €1.00 per person per night is applicable. Children aged under 12 do not pay municipal tax
Fresh towels every 3 days
Fresh sheets every 7 days
Extra towel changes, if requested, cost €5.00
Extra sheet changes, if requested, cost €5.00
Rooms are cleaned every 3 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 9:00 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
Extra room cleaning is available at a cost of €5.00
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
Guests allowed in rooms

Pets

Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
- pets of any size for short periods
- Well-behaved, not aggressive or noisy, kept on a leash, pets may not sleep on beds, pets may not be left alone at the facility, pets should be with owners at all times
- Garden, bowl
- Pets stay free of charge

from 65 € (1 night / 2 guests)
Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
Pets of any size for short periods
Well-behaved, not aggressive or noisy; kept on a leash; pets may not sleep on beds; pets may not be left alone at the facility; pets should be with owners at all times
Garden, bowl available
Pets stay free of charge
Features
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
24
  • Disabled Access
  • Pets Allowed
  • Historic House
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Smoke Friendly
  • Heating
  • Restaurant
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Near cycle paths
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker
  • French speaker
  • German speaker
  • Spanish speaker

House features

  • Historic house
  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions
  • Automatic fire extinguishers
  • Smoke and fire alarms

Services of the house

  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Access for the disabled
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Laundry
  • Bicycle, boat, horses / sports equipment
  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • Panoramic view
  • Spa
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 24
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 24

Size of rooms

  • Over 30 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Internet connection or telephone

Furnishing

  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view

Cleaning services

  • Every 3 other days

Services

  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests
  • Shuttle service

Holiday themes - the place

  • Sea

Holiday themes - town size

  • Small town - between 5000 and 25000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Historic centre
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Spa
  • Gardens and landscapes
  • Seaside

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Garden
  • Family
  • Romantic atmosphere
Breakfast
Breakfast is served on the ground floor and in the garden during the summer, from 7:30 am to 10:00 am. You will find espresso, cappuccino, hot milk, butter, jams, biscuits, snacks, cereal, at least two fruit juices of your choice, and mineral water.
Restaurant
The Santa Barbara Restaurant is located in an architectural building, which has been restored, dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. It served as a service building for mining activities that were experiencing a renewed expansion at that time. The current bar-restaurant Santa Barbara (along the Temperino ditch) was once a long building used as a stable and warehouse (you can also see a water tank), built in the late 1800s. The restaurant has 70 indoor seats and around a hundred more in the new outdoor seating area covered by shaded sails.
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Hey from Alessio

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Dear guest,
We thank you for choosing us. Thanks to you, our Cooperative is able to continue cultivating the dream of a sustainable and solidary economy, capable of producing full and good employment and therefore freedom for individuals.

Our enterprise began in 2003 when we were a group of university students eager to break free from the social blackmail that suffocates young Sicilians. With the collaboration of the Regional Office for the Right to Study at the University of Palermo, we experimented with the management of student housing under the brand "Student's Hostel" to offer hospitality to thousands of young travelers visiting the city during the summer.

Since 2008, after winning a public tender for the management of the municipal hostel in the city of Ferrara, the Ballarò cooperative has arrived in Emilia Romagna and the following year in Tuscany, managing the hostel of Palazzo Gowett in Campiglia Marittima (LI).

In 2011, we also took over the management of the Ghiara Hostel in Reggio Emilia, to which we soon added a restaurant activity in the homonymous cloister, opening it to the city as a meeting place for culture and among cultures.

Today, the Coop Ballarò also manages the Casa Senza Frontiere (bio-architectural structure) of the Municipality of Ferrara and the Residence "Le Benedettine" under concession from the University of Pisa.

Over the years, our cooperative has enriched itself with new members from the different territories in which it operates and works: we have associated four new cooperators residing in Reggio Emilia and we employ other young and less young non-Sicilians in each of our offices.

We hope you have a great stay and we look forward to welcoming you back on other occasions.

Sincerely, the guys from Coop Ballarò.
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Conditions
Check-in from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM - If you're late you may be charged for an extra night
Area hills
Student’s Hostel Gowett is located in a prestigious building of the last century, built from the English administrations of Val di Cornia mines.
The property boasts a strategic position that allows visitors to enjoy an enchanting area of Tuscany, where nature and history merge in a stunning landscape.
Today it is a modern Youth Hostel ranging 100 beds available in double rooms and 4/6 bed dorms.
All rooms are ensuite and are particularly suitable for families and school groups.
Situated in the St. Silvestro Archaeominenary Park, where the homonymous Medieval Rock and Temperino Mine are set, it is less than 5km far from the seaside of San Vincenzo and Donoratico. Val di Cornia naturalistic-archaelogical parks (Baratti and Populonia) are easily reachable from the hostel. Close to the hostel you’ll find the Documentation and Education Centre “ Villa Lanzi” with pili-functional areas, classes, libraries and internet rooms.
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Very good

Overall Rating 8.7 / 10
37 reviews
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Cleaning
Host
Location
Price/Quality
Breakfast
attila
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 7
Extremely kind staff (receptionist, waiters, kitchen staff, cleaning staff), authentic building in a beautiful and peaceful location, within easy reach of the sea and beautiful mountain cities. We really want to come back!
stayed from 07/30/2023 to 08/05/2023
laura
Property: 6 | Cleaning: 6 | Host: 9 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 7
Pleasant and strategic place to visit the beautiful places of Maremma. Definitely worth coming back.
stayed from 08/08/2022 to 08/09/2022
diletta
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Excellent clean and well-managed structure.
stayed from 07/02/2022 to 07/03/2022
giulietta
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
In its kind, a very nice, well-kept, clean structure, managed by very kind and helpful staff. We will come back!
stayed from 06/04/2022 to 06/05/2022
alessia
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 7 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 7
alessia rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/03/2022 to 06/04/2022
michela
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 7 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 7
michela rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/02/2022 to 06/03/2022
pier luigi
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 6 | Host: 8 | Location: 5 | Price/Quality: 7
I used a hostel for the first time, but this structure is very close to a hotel as well. The double bed room is very spacious with an equally spacious bathroom. I couldn't have breakfast only because I had to leave at 05.30 in the morning. Overall, the judgment is positive.
stayed from 09/03/2021 to 09/04/2021
massimo
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 7 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 7
Nice location, I was traveling by motorcycle so even though it's a bit out of town, it didn't cause me any problems.
stayed from 09/03/2021 to 09/05/2021
anna
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Excellent reception, delicious dinner.
stayed from 08/06/2021 to 08/07/2021
luigina
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 7 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
The location of the hostel allows you to fully enjoy a pleasant climate even during the month of August. During the stay, you benefit from peace and tranquility. The room is essential but comfortable and bright with the advantage of a balcony from which you can enjoy the view of the beautiful surrounding landscape. Excellent choice to include fresh cakes made in the structure's kitchen in the breakfast.
stayed from 08/02/2021 to 08/06/2021
patrizio
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Charming place, convenient for visiting the area and reaching the beautiful nearby seaside spots; it offers what is needed and everyone is very kind.
stayed from 08/15/2021 to 08/16/2021
silvia
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Generous hospitality in a place inspired by nature. Recommended for those who love simple and authentic hospitality. Thank you.
stayed from 07/19/2021 to 07/22/2021
alessandro
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Posto un po’ fuori mano ma molto carino!
stayed from 06/26/2021 to 06/27/2021
jessica
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 5 | Breakfast: 4
Da migliorare il Wi-Fi. Per fortuna non ho avuto necessità ma in caso di bisogno, non avere i dati e la Wi-Fi in camera potrebbe creare dei disagi.
stayed from 06/19/2021 to 06/20/2021
The answer from the host:
Gentilissima, purtroppo ci sono cose che è possibile fare e altre che non lo sono. Ho visto dai suoi giudizi specifici che ha assegnato un punteggio basso alla colazione e al wi-fi: 1 - Nel caso della colazione, ahimè, con le norme anticovid non è possibile fare di più. Stiamo già facendo un grossissimo sforzo. Abbiamo una persona ad assistervi e un buffet di dolci freschi. Purtroppo la fila è obbligatoria e le quantità in prima battute sono limitate al vassoio. Potevate tornare indietro e rifare la fila. Capisco la scocciatura, ma non so davvero come ovviare. 2 - Il wifi. Pure se avessimo una rete capillarmente diffusa in tutto l'ostello ci sarebbero grossi problemi. A monte di qualsiasi rete ci deve essere un accesso ad internet e nella posizione in cui si trova l'ostello possiamo solo avere una Adsl di Telecom a 4mb. Avere un wifi diffuso e capillare peggiorerebbe solamente la situazione. Non vi sono altre soluzioni. CI troviamo in un cono tra monte Calvi e la Rocca di San Silvestro per il quale anche le connessione satellitari o via radio, purtroppo non arrivano. Unica soluzione e Telecom adsl a 4mb. Spiacenti!
massimo
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 5 | Price/Quality: 6 | Breakfast: 6
massimo rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/19/2021 to 06/20/2021
lisa
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 6
Un'oasi di pace dove ci si sente a casa. Posto bellissimo con qualità/prezzo eccezionale. Abbiamo anche cenato nella struttura, la cena buonissima!
stayed from 06/03/2021 to 06/04/2021
The answer from the host:
Grazie, mi dispiace per il voto della colazione e mi scuso con voi. In genere le nostre colazioni sono sempre state un punto di forza, ma il nuovo personale e le norme anticovid non ci hanno permesso di lasciarvi soddisfatti. Chiediamo scusa!
ilenia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Bellissima esperienza. Gestore simpatico e disponibile. Struttura immersa nel verde del Parco Archeominerario di San Silvestro. Facilmente raggiungibili San Vincenzo e Campiglia. Colazione abbondante, pulizia delle camere ottima.
stayed from 09/11/2020 to 09/13/2020
sara maria
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 5 | Host: 7 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 5 | Breakfast: 9
Vista la bellissima posizione e le notevoli potenzialità della struttura, curando meglio alcuni dettagli si migliorerebbe di molto la piacevolezza del soggiorno. Alcuni esempi: migliore illuminazione dei bagni e della camere, pulizia più accurata, fornitura di comodini e tappetini per la doccia. Detto questo, le colazioni sono buone e abbondanti, il personale è simpatico e disponibile, e anche la cena serale è ottima.
stayed from 08/15/2020 to 08/23/2020
michela
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Ostello posizionato benissimo, vicino a tutti i paesini dei dintorni. Pulito, ospitale e con personale disponibile e accogliente!
stayed from 08/23/2020 to 08/30/2020
gabriele
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Struttura bella e personale accogliente. Consigliato. Suggerimento: Prestate attenzione alle indicazioni stradali in quanto maps vi porta erroneamente su una strada sterrata. La strada per raggiungere la struttura è totalmente asfaltata.
stayed from 08/29/2020 to 08/30/2020
soniacampatelli
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 9
Un posto particolare per chi non ha grandi pretese e ama la tranquillità, fresco, immerso nelle cave. Alessio e tutto lo staff sono molto gentili e inoltre sa consigliare ottimi posti per mangiare.
stayed from 08/26/2020 to 08/29/2020
stefania
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
La struttura molto bella, immersa in un parco stupendo, di notte si possono vedere le stelle benissimo! Vicino alle principali spiagge e borghi della zona. I gestori sono molto gentili e disponibili. La colazione é veramente abbondante, l'unica pecca forse, per noi che siamo sensibili, é l'utilizzo di tante monoporzioni usa e getta, magari dovute alle nuove norme anti Covid. Ci siamo trovati benissimo! Consigliato!
stayed from 08/23/2020 to 08/27/2020
massimo
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
massimo rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/03/2020 to 08/08/2020
daniele
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 10 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
daniele rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 07/28/2020 to 08/01/2020
The answer from the host:
Grazie per il commento positivo. Ci dispiace che, nonostante i nostri sforzi, abbia giudicato la nostra colazione appena sufficiente. Speriamo di poterla avere nuovamente nostra ospite quando l'emergenza Covid sarà finita!
eleonora
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
eleonora rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 07/23/2020 to 07/24/2020
franco
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Buona struttura ben gestita da personale disponibile e preparato, consigliato.
stayed from 07/20/2020 to 07/23/2020
The answer from the host:
Grazie.
pierluigi
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Alessio & Antonella persone squisite e sempre disponibili, conducono con professionalità e attenzione la struttura ricettiva. Ottima la prima colazione per qualità e quantità, le stanze sono essenziali ma funzionali. Rapporto qualità prezzo esagerato. Il soggiorno a palazzo "Govett" è sicuramente una esperienza da rifare e da consigliare
stayed from 07/10/2020 to 07/13/2020
The answer from the host:
Grazie.
paola
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Posto meraviglioso e tranquillo, immerso in un grande parco e a pochi chilometri da tante bellezze. Gestori accoglienti e simpatici, con sempre qualcosa di interessante da raccontare. Colazione ottima, fatta in una pace assoluta!
stayed from 07/07/2020 to 07/12/2020
The answer from the host:
Grazie.
marta
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 6 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
marta rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/27/2020 to 06/28/2020
lara
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Ero già stata loro ospite e la scelta è stata ripagata positivamente dal luogo magico dove riposare e godere del panorama tra il verde e il suono degli uccellini al mattino. Accoglienza gentile e disponibile. Ottima colazione. Tornerò per i prossimi soggiorni in zona.
stayed from 07/14/2018 to 07/15/2018
lucia
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Sono venuta con due amiche per un fine settimana, e ci siamo trovate molto bene, è molto spartano (come del resto dev'essere un ostello) ma confortevole. Magari sarebbero da curare di più alcuni particolari, tipo il tappetino per la doccia, per non allagare tutto. Ma, appunto, sono particolari. Ci tornerò senz'altro.
stayed from 06/22/2018 to 06/24/2018
sebastiano
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Ho soggiornato una notte assieme ad altri 10 amici. Ottima struttura in zona con panorama spettacolare, in mezzo ad una valle mineraria. Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo. Ci tornerò.
stayed from 08/19/2017 to 08/20/2017
monica
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Ottimo ostello. Pulito e confortevole. Stanze grandi con bagno in camera. Buona colazione. Bellissima la posizione ma occorre la macchina. Personale gentile.
stayed from 06/02/2017 to 06/03/2017
giuseppe
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Ambiente accogliente, semplice e pulito. Letti comodi e bagno privato in camera ben accessoriato. Bella posizione nel verde del parco di San Silvestro e vicino alle famose località di Campiglia Marittima e San Vincenzo. Bella accoglienza e disponibilità del gestore. Veramente una piacevole esperienza.
stayed from 04/28/2017 to 05/01/2017
emanuela
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Consigliato per chi porta con se l'amico a quattro zampe. Grazie a tutto lo staff.
stayed from 08/24/2015 to 08/29/2015
patrizia
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
La posizione della struttura è spettacolare: immersi nella natura e isolati dal resto del mondo (ma raggiungibile in soli 10 minuti d'auto, se proprio se ne sente la mancanza). Ottima l'accoglienza del gestore: ha compreso le nostre esigenze (due bambini piccoli) e ci ha dato consigli e indicazioni, su posti da vedere e locali da frequentare, davvero graditi.
stayed from 05/31/2014 to 06/02/2014
giulia
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Ci siamo trovati bene, in un posto pulito, accogliente e molto particolare dal punto di vista paesaggistico, infatti il posto è davvero particolare, per la posizione e la storia della struttura. Da tenere presente.
stayed from 05/31/2014 to 06/01/2014