This hostel is extremely close to the Leaning Tower and pretty much all of the main attractions in Pisa. The city itself is very walkable and quite small. You probably would only need to spend one full day here to soak it all in but it is a lovely place to just meander about or use as a home base between other nearby cities. There are some lovely beaches nearby, accessible by train, if you have the time or inclination to take a day trip.
I actually stayed at a second property that Under the Tower runs. It is about a two minute walk from their main property on Santa Maria and it was good. There were two single beds in the room that I stayed in with a large armoire to hang clothes etc...There were no lockers and there wasn't really anywhere to lock up valuables. This wasn't a big deal for me but may pose a problem for others. There did appear to be a hidden safe in the wall but I don't think that it was operational. My room also did not have any windows which would have been nice but not really necessary. A fan was provided because it was incredibly warm and complimentary biscuits, tea and coffee are available. Also, there is a computer with internet access.
This hostel was clean and tidy. The bathroom is not overly spacious nor was the room that I stayed in but I think that others may be larger. At any rate the price is right! I would recommend staying here when in Pisa~
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Very nice hostel!!
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Nice and clean place!
Fantastic location, just steps away from the leaning tower. It also had access to a kitchen with free tea, coffee + a pay for fully stacked fridge and a free to use internet point. Room was clean and spacious and the owner was helpful.
I booked one night in Under the Tower in March 2009.
When I arrived the guy who runs it ( I think his name is Fernando ) asked if I would like to stay in next door place so I didn't actually stay in Under the Tower itself.
However my overall impression is very positive, my substituted place was much better than the one I originally booked for same price ( hotel called Helvetia ) no difference in price, Fernando even provided me with free access to internet.
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Under the Tower is the first hostel situated infront of the famous Leaning Tower in two buildings in Via Santa Maria, the most important street in Pisa.Step out of the Relais Under The Tower and you will be right in the Court of Miracles, where you can appreciate the unique view of the world-famous Leaning Tower.Each of the flawless rooms at the Relais Under The tower are provided with every amenity for your convenience and comfort. Some of the rooms offer a magnificent view over the tower.It is no more than 5 minutes walking distance from the most important attractions in the city; museum, historical monuments, central square, shopping area, restaurant, pubs are all really close to the Hostel Under the Tower.It's 15 minute walking distance from the railway station 'Pisa Centrale' and 5 minute walking distance from Railway 'Pisa San Rossore' but if you prefer you can take a bus to go to there, the journey will be no more than 5 minutes.By car or bus you can reach the Pisa international Airport Galileo Galilei in about 10 minutes.Included in the price:- bed linen - Towel are included in the price.- Internet- Free international calls in several countries!!- Coffe, toasted bread, milk, jam- Air Conditioning- Heating
Tourist tax 1,5 euro per person not include in the price.Reservation/Cancellation Policy:- Payment is due in cash upon arrival. - Check-in after 13.00 until 01.00- Check out before 10,30.- Breakfast is not included in the price of the room.- If a reservation is canceled with less than 3 days (unless advice otherwise) prior to the arrival date, the amount charged will be equivalent to the total amount of the first night's reservation. - Cancellations or alterations are accepted only via email or fax. -
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 81% for this property is based on ratings provided by 53 guests.