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Academy Hostel

Via Ricasoli 9, Florence, Italy, Distance from city centre: 1km

Rating: 89% from 12 reviews

  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 83%Value for money
  • 95%Facilities

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  • Academy hostel was really nice, I would surely be there again when I visit Florence in the future. Location is perfect, like 30-second-walk from Duomo and 10-minute-walk from the station. Breakfast, which was free, was way better than other international hostels I've been to, with fruit salad and bread and coffee and etc. Staff was nice too, and the rooms were very spacious. The price was a little, tiny bit heavy for us college students, but it was definitely worth it. :)
  • 97%
  • 12 May 2016 Anonymous South Korea
  • This hostel is in a great location and is probably the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. When reading previous reviews, I read that the atmosphere at the hostel wasn't that great, but I found the staff to be incredibly friendly and had a great time staying in this hostel.
  • 94%
  • 21 Dec 2015 Carrie USA
  • Super close to the Duomo right in the city center! Very clean an tidy, the only thing that had bothered me was sometimes the attitude of the stuff..
  • 86%
  • 30 Nov 2015 Anonymous Israel
  • Although this isn't a "good time" kind of hostel, it does offer all the makings of one. Aside from the great building, staff, and amenities, the location is superb – literally around the corner from the Florence Cathedral.
  • 94%
  • 27 Nov 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Fantastic stay! Unbeatable location, quiet and dark room for sleeping, clean and modern bathrooms, met heaps of other great travellers. Definitely would recommend.
  • 86%
  • 12 Oct 2015 Brittany Italy
  • I found this to be a stifling atmosphere. There were signs posted everywhere reminding you to be aware of other guests or the many rules (no food or drink in your room, no outside guests can enter your room, etc). This is not something I have seen in other hostels because it typically isn't necessary to remind people to be decent to each other. After an off-putting interaction with a staffer (she was just a bit rude/short right as I arrived), I asked for a refund for my two other booked nights.
  • 77%
  • 26 Sep 2015 Cara USA
  • Wonderful hostel! Being my first hostel I would highly recommend it, perfect location (center city), clean, fully staffed, and tons of amenities. They have everything you need as a traveler (washer/dryer), breakfast, computers, and stuff to do. Great for the price.
  • 83%
  • 17 Aug 2015 Anonymous USA
  • Location could not be beat, and the free breakfast in the morning was a definite plus. Felt pretty nice for a hostel... was just disappointed by the greeting I got from the woman who checked me in, who was pretty curt and unfriendly. The two men working the checkin/out desk the next morning were much friendlier-- and smiled much more!
  • 74%
  • 26 Jun 2015 Meg USA
  • I loved this hostel! It's a 10 minute walk hauling luggage from the train station and a 5 minute walk to the San Lorenzo market, the duomo, gelaterias, shopping, museums, and a 20 minute stroll to Ponte Vecchia. It was my first time traveling alone when abroad, and Academy easily felt like home. It's housed onside an ancient building but is still comfortable with all amenities. Toto was the BEST at making suggestions and helping me get to where I wanted to go. I cannot recommend more highly!
  • 100%
  • 13 Jun 2015 Anonymous USA
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