€30 per night
€30 per night
Houston Hotel Italia, Livorno, Italy

Houston Hotel Italia

Livorno (Leghorn), Italy - Viale Francesco Petrarca, 134
4.1   

3 Total reviews

  • Notably safe
  • Delightfully clean
  • High quality accommodation
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Most recent review

On first day nobody opened the door ... When we arrived to this hostel about 11 p.m was nobody inside...i reserved this hostel by "Hostel Traveler", i payd something and i wanted to rest for 4 days.....but was inpossible. Nobody opened the door, nobody answered the telephone. We had to ...

Description - Hotel

Unlike other small Italian hotels, this one is unique in every way. It's extremely clean, colorful and friendly atmosphere puts us in a class by itself. The primary language in the hotel is English, although Italian is spoken as well. The albergo is designed to make you feel as if you are staying in the apartment of a relative. We aren't a hostel but we do have rooms requiring a shared bathroom which is kept clean.

We are an anti-racist environment where everyone is welcomed and treated with respect. We expect the same in return. All of our rooms are nonsmoking and no alcohol is permitted in the rooms.

We keep adventurous backpackers in mind by assuring that brochures for sites are available. We can provide information on things to do and see and we are happy to assist you. We know how difficult it is to travel through Italy, and we try to help you feel comfortable.

We are a 15 minute walk away from Livorno Centrale station. The location of the albergo is on a major through way near grocery stores, cafe's, and restaurants. From this location, you can hop on a train and be in Pisa within 30 minutes, Florence within 1 hour 15 minutes, Luca, Siena, Vada and many more places. We are the least expensive of all of the albergo's in the Livorno area because we are a relatively new establishment. We took over ownership in 2010. Prior to that, the place didn't have a great reputation, which is why we put in a ban on locals and have certain regulations.

It's a diverse community of people but safe. There are elementary schools within walking distance so we uphold our responsibility of maintaining a respectable environment by hosting friendly respectable people. The place is often referred to as, "little America" which is a good thing.

The building is rumored to have been a place where people hid during the holocaust. We are respectful of this history.

Please have passport available for identification. We do not hold passports but all information is faxed daily to the police. There is one small registration form to fill out and sign upon arrival.

This is not a shmaltzy place. It's a one star hotel owned by a Native New Yorker. Please don't come expecting to find the Trump towers or Wilford Plaza, it's not here. We're artists living in the birthplace of Modigliano! Also, check any racism, sexism, antisemitism, or homophobia or privilege at the door.

The space
  • Property type: Hotel
  • Guest rooms/units: 8
  • Year built: 1865
  • Renovated: 2010
  • Public classification: 1
Hotel accommodations

Lowest price available: €30

Double Queen Single Standard Twin
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 12:30pm

Hotel amenities

Television, Free Wifi access, American TV stations in reception

24-hr front desk BBQ area Children permitted Elevator/lift not available Historic site Linen included Multi-lingual staff Newspapers/magazines No curfew Restaurant on site Smoking not permitted Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance Voltage converters WIFI (free)

Room amenities

We are a small boutique hotel, comprised of 8 rooms. We use disposable sheets and linens, and areas common areas are kept free of dirt and debris.

Some of our amenities include WiFi internet access, free coffee, television and English speaking American channels in the reception area. Our main news channel is Fox News.

Pets such as cats, or dogs, as long as you clean up after them. It is owner operated. Housekeeping is included in the price and performed daily in the morning.

Bidet Coffee/tea maker Hairdryer Iron/ironing board Maid service daily Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Shared bathroom Showers without bath Television Television (cable/satellite) WIFI


Neighborhood

The neighborhood ranges from working to upper middle class Italians whose families have lived here for generations, but they are relatively friendly. It is very diverse so it's not uncommon to see people from other parts of Europe, and Africa in the stores etc. The area has somewhat old looking buildings but it's safe.

Points of interest
  • Pisa 20 minute train ride
  • Florence 1 hour and 15 minute train ride
  • Livorno Centrale train station
  • Loads of museums
  • Isola d'elba
  • Sardenia
  • Corsica
  • Ferries

Food and drink
Eating in house
Il Grillo Cafe
Bar for coffee, breakfast, small meals
Eating out

Policies
Price details

€30 - 40 per night

35 per room w/shared bath; 45per w/private bath

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Available discounts

American Veterans of the US Military

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

All guests must pay in cash upon check-in. We do not accept credit cards but if you wish to book online, it is possible to pay using paypal.

Location - Hotel

Viale Francesco Petrarca, 134
Livorno (Leghorn)
Livorno, Provincia di Livorno
Toscana (Tuscany)
Italy  57124

Latitude: 43.54412, Longitude: 10.32653

How to get there

Gray building on the corner of Viale Petrarca on the top floor. Ring the bell once and wait for a response. The owner has a few stairs to climb.

Bus, train, 15 minute walk.
Avis

Nearest airport: Pisa