A fresh influx of newly arrived study abroad students to Florence this fall means many new visitors to the city. Students from abroad bring not only a new culture, language and perspective, but also their visiting friends and relatives from back home, all of whom use the opportunity to see Florence for the first, second, and sometimes third time. But let's face it, travelling to Europe is expensive, especially right now. A hostel is an affordable alternative for visiting friends and relatives who need lodging. Florence boasts a variety of hostels, with some of the best just minutes from Michelangelo's most-dazzling marble and Botticelli's best brush strokes. TF sent David Wheeler around Florence to check out the city's top-rated hostels, and here's what he discovered.