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Academy Hostel
Ranked #24 of 301 Speciality Lodging in Florence
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Guangzhou, China
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“Good location”
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Great location!it's really near the cathedral church!also not far from the smn station. Nice reception and service. Breakfast provided.the price is worth for backpacker.if have any dorm just for female will be great.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Literally 1 minute from Il Duomo, it is in the absolute best location you can hope for. Everything within walking distance. The place itself on the inside was wonderful--clean, definitely felt like a home, I was actually EXCITED to go back every night because it was so great. Smelled nice inside too haha.Out of all the hostels I've stayed in in Europe, this was one of the top. Breakfast provided (Though it was all really sweet stuff), helpful people to tell you where to go and tips on places to go. Overall it was just really great.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

This is a modern hostel, the rooms and bathrooms are neat and clean. There's a locker to keep your bags in. The hostel is great but the location is amazing. Literally footsteps from the duomo and from there you can make your way around Florence very easily. The train station is about a ten minute walk and pretty much in a straight line the whole time. The only downfall is the lockout during the day, however it's easy to keep your days full exploring Florence.
There was a great atmosphere at the hostel and it was very easy to meet other travellers.
I had an amazing stay here and will definitely stay here again the next time I visit Florence.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

I stayed at this hostel in August, this review is way over due. This was my first hostel experience and it was amazing. Keep in mind Im the type of person who goes to Manhattan and will not stay in a hotel that is less than a 4 star, I have high standards. But when your in Europe for 4-7 weeks your kind of on a budget. This hostel gives you the best bang for your buck. The beds were very comfortable and very clean. The sheets were crisp and white "which is what I look for". We were in a 5 bed - private bathroom room. Usually bathrooms are gross is hostels but this one was very modern and very clean. Just not the best colour scheme. It was great. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast wasn't much, however theres a grocery store down the street. They had the meet and greet every day at 6 with a snack and wine, this was fantastic for meeting new people. We were two girls travelling alone so it was important to make friends. The location was central. I have 0 complaints about this hostel. I wish every hostel could be like this. The culture in this hostel is to respect other peoples personal space and belongings. Absolutely fabulous!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Had a great stay at Academy Hostel - totally understand why this is consistently top-rated. Clean, centrally located, helpful staff. Cool, non-party, atmosphere, easy to meet other travelers. The only drawback was the wifi sometimes a little spotty, and can only be accessed from the common room.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I really enjoyed staying at Academy Hostel in Florence. The staff was awesome, especially Rosa! The room was very spacious and comfortable with single beds, lockers and nightstands. The best thing about the place was the evening gatherings with a free appetizer and wine. It gives you a great opportunity to gather around and meet the other travelers staying there. Also, the place is kept very clean! I highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

lovely hostel, very nice!!!!!!!
the hostel was located near the duomo. clean and comfortable. staff are friendly. bleakfast is satisfactory. snack time is at 6:30pm and free.
I want to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Academy Hostel
Address: Via Ricasoli 9, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 301 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This discreet, smart new hostel is at the most central location in Florence, beside the Duomo on the start of the street that leads to the Museum dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery where Michelangelo's David is housed). The hostel is an early 17th Century Palace, a gem of sober architecture and refined atmosphere.Academy Hostel Florence are the ideal venue for a vacation in Florence. The rooms feature elegant and welcoming interiors, wenge essential-design furniture, and the best amenities offered by Hostel Florence Academy. he entrance lounge room of Hostel are a combination of elegance and style where art and design contribute to the guests tailor-made experience of good taste. ... more   less 
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