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Academy Hostel
Ranked #37 of 333 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Pros:
Fantastic location - basically right next to the Duomo.
Extremely clean
Lots of space!
Free breakfast and OK wifi
Best thing: The other people in the hostel were of the non-in-your-face sort who just did their own thing and didn't keep you up all hours with their partying.
Cat motifs on the walls.

Cons:
Bed was not very comfortable

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank lishesque
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Academy Hostel is the place to stay in Florence.

The rooms are spotless, and it's nice to not stay in bunks for once. Breakfast is wonderful and included. The staff is friendly and exceptionally helpful. And being a block away from the Duomo is unbeatable.

My friends and I had an incredible experience here! The only thing I might add is that this is definitely not a party hostel, so if that's what you're looking for, go elsewhere. But they do have pasta and wine appetizers that are great for mingling.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Midori P
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were very happy with Academy. Very laid back environment, very helpful staff, a nice snack area and a quiet patio. Great location near the Duomo and only a 10 minute walk from the train station. Great value - I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank swegs
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Everything about this hostel was great. The staff was extremely helpful, funny, and cheerful. The place is really relaxed and makes you feel at home. Location could not be better. Two minute walk down the street to the duomo so you're very centrally located. The rooms are clean and you get a locker to put your things in.

Stayed: January 2014
Thank 930briank
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

An absolutely fantastic experience. Stayed there for 8 nights, and was more than comfortable. It is in the best location (30 secons from the Duomo, 15 minute walk to the train station - with 3 pieces of luggage!), breakfast was decent, the wifi was unfailing and the staff were super friendly and helpful (and funny too!). The snacks and wine out on the balcony are really great as well - as a solo traveller it was the perfect way to meet new people. The rooms and bathrooms are super clean and... It hardly costs anything. Couldn't ask for more, really!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Millie M
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The location of this hostel is great. So close to the Duomo, you can pretty much walk anywhere in Florence from here. The rooms where clean and spacious and the bathrooms where great too. The staff where great, and they offer free wine and nibbles every night for happy hour. A great place to meet people. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Samantha O
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The location of this place right near the Duomo, plus the friendly staff & it's cleanliness make this hostel unbeatable. They offer a nightly happy hour with wine & a snack (pasta salad, pizza, fresh mozz & tomato) on the terrace, which is a great way to meet other travelers. The kitchen was used by a bunch of people, including myself, during my stay & while the breakfast is basic, it's enough to get you going. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about 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 #37 of 333 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range: £34 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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