This discreet, smart boutique hostel is located under the casted shadow of the magnificent Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore or what the locals call "Il Duomo". On the same street you will also find the Museo dell' Accademia or which houses some of Michelangelo's masterpieces, such as the famous David. One the greatest symbol in the history of Florentine renaissance. This hostel is totally embraced by the history that surrounds it, as it resides inside an early 17th century palace, Making our Hostel the ideal venue for a true Florentine vacation.
For those who think Ibiza is in Florence, (WE ARE NOT A PARTY HOSTEL), our clients choose our accommodations because it's a home away from home, a place where you can sit and read a book, relax after walking the streets. We are not a youth hostel, we embrace every traveler, the young and the young at heart. We create the ambience to allow people to meet , talk over wine and embark on their own adventures together.
Our rooms feature elegant and welcoming interiors, essential modern designs and the best amenities we can offer. Unlike other hostels most of our facilities are free. If you are looking for a bed that truly cradles a traveler in the heart of the Italian rebirth, then you have found a place to lay your head down.
Our staff are composed of young and lively locals that can introduce you to all you are looking for and more. Offering great tips and suggestions to enjoying this city to the fullest.
You will find that we have NO BUNK BEDS, making it a very comfy, familiar and friendly environment.
All rooms are air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter, we provide our clients with big lockers equipped with lock and key for their valuables. You will find a free WI-FI hotspot in the common room as well as free usage of our computers in the lobby.
All the bed linens are provided for free of charge, along with a bath towel. Comfortable couches in the lobby with a LCD wide screen TV for those who want a kick back and relax allowing our clients to meet an eclectic selection of people from all over the world.
The only rules we have are: to leave empty the hostel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. so we can clean the hostel; we also ask to not make any noise after 11 p.m. so we can let our guests rest. Since we hold the security of your belongings in high regard, we provide you with big lockers, a lock and a key and would appreciate it if you do not lose the keys, if not we are forced to fine you ( 5 euros ).
Cheap accommodation in Florence shouldn't compromise on comfort. The city is a busy and hectic place so it's important for us at Academy Hostels to do as much as possible to ensure our guests can get a comfortable night sleep. You will find the Academy Hostels amazingly quiet for being located in the center of Florence but at the same time, for the ones who want to enjoy Florence nightlife, you will find restaurants, bars, clubs and the best spots in town within a few minutes walking distance. We encourage our clients who are looking for a good time to wonder the streets with your new found friends and not make the hostel a bar, if we wanted a bar in the hostel we would have put one up
CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be notified directly to the accommodation provider at least 72 hours prior to arrival; unless otherwise stated above. If a cancellation is requested, your card will be charged for the first nights accomodation. In the event of a NO SHOW, your card will be charged for the first nights accommodation total.
PAYMENT : The outstanding amount is payable to the property directly upon your arrival.
Credit cards are accepted but only over 150.00 € of accommodation costs.
*** According to the City Council resolution n. 230/33 of 06/20/2011, from July 1st the City of Florence will introduce the tourism tax, applied to non-residents overnight staying, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights.
The tourism tax rate is Euro 1,00 per person per night, and it is not applied to:
• children (up to 10 years old);
• people, who provide assistance to patients in hospital, max one each patient • people/family, who provide assistance to underage patients in hospital, max two each patient
MODIFICATIONS TO BOOKING:
For any changes to an existing reservation, please contact the accommodation provider directly. Modifications to the booking will not be allowed upon arrival unless it enters the 72 hour period. If any changes will be made there will be a fine , the cost of a days accommodation.
MINIMUM 2 NIGHTS POLICY : Please be informed that the hostel has a minimum two nights policy. Cancelations on the first night will not be allowed as a modification to your booking.
Expiration of credit card : Should your credit card expire or your credit card details change prior to arrival, please contact the accommodation provider directly with the amended details.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR CHOOSING ACADEMY HOSTELS !
What we Offer & our free Services
* Free Internet, Wi-Fi for our guests traveling with their laptop
* We provide a nice common area for our guests with TV. , big
LCD wide screen - with cable TV, play station
* One locker for each bed in the dormitories
* You can borrow our iron, ironing board, hair dryer
and international AC adapters.
* Security night guard
* Free linens, towels, and housekeeping
* Friendly & knowledgeable local multi-lingual staff
* Nice terrace
* Complimentary maps and tourist brochures
* Free luggage storage rooms until 8pm
* Heated and air-conditioned rooms
* Free safe storage for valuables
* Soap and Shampoo dispensers in bathrooms.
* Reading light
* Free pod-cast with information about the highlights of
Florence to walk around with your
own portable media player or I pods in English and Spanish
* We provide a self service breakfast with possibility to sit out on
our terrace to eat.
* There is always sandwiches, cakes, coffee, tea and other
drinks available upon payment.
* Internet station/service available for our guests traveling without l
* Fax service available at the front desk.
* Laundry facilities with free detergent on premises
* Possibility to get an extra locker
* Possibility to store your luggage even after 8pm
* Parking facilities in a closed garage, near to the hostel. 24h. prices: 30eu. cars, 20eu. motorbikes
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Instalaciones & Políticas de Albergue
- Recepción 24 horas
- Seguridad 24 horas
- Aire acondicionado
- Estacionamiento de bicicletas
- Intercambio de libros
- Desayuno incluido
- Televisión por cable
- Sala común
- Servicio de fax
- Mapas de la ciudad gratis
- Acceso gratuito a Internet
- Wifi gratuito
- Secadores de pelo
- Secadores de pelo para alquilar
- Duchas de agua caliente
- Acceso a Internet
- Incluye ropa de cama
- Terraza al aire libre
- Luz de lectura
- Caja fuerte
- Mostrador de excursiones
- Toallas incluidas
- Máquinas expendedoras
Política de cancelaciónEsta propiedad cuenta con una política de cancelación de 3 días. Si no se realiza la cancelación dentro de ese plazo se aplicará un recargo de anulación igual a la primera noche de tu estancia.
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Coming out from the central station of Santa Maria Novella you fill come face to face with a pharmacy , exit left. leaving the station cross the street towards a McDonald branch then right walking down the left side of that street which is called Via Panzani, it will lead you to a square called piazza dell' Unita d'Italia in the center of it is a big obelisk if you see this your on the right track, if not please stop and ask ' IL DUOMO?'.
Continue along Via Panzani, in the direction of the Giant marble cathedral, il Duomo. After a bit, the street will curve to the left and will change names to Via de'Cerretani.
Keep walking on Cerretani and you will see the biggest church you have ever seen in your life. As soon as you reach the corner of the baptistery ( thats the building infront of the Cathedral) almost parallel to the doors of the cathedral you will see a clothing store and big sport store called UNIVERSAL SPORTS turn left and you will find the street Via Ricasoli.
Walk for another 30 meters. ( No we are not the abandoned building you see with a number 9 on it ) We are at number #9 in blue . The Huge Wooden door to your left , just beside the another sport store.
To the right of the big wooden door you will find a bronze plate with our name on it, ring the buzzer and it wil open . !
If you find the door open, walk towards the end of the courtyard and take the stairs on the far end right we are on the first floor.
P.s. You will find the big door close on SAT. & SUN ring the buzzer and walk to the end of courtyard, take the stairs on the far end right we are on the first floor.
TAXI : ,You will find the taxis stationed outside the railway station. It will cost around 10 euros to get to the hostel.
Taxis are stationed in front of the Arrivals terminal or can be called by radio taxi (Phone +39.055.4242/4390/4499/4798).
Taxi journey time from the airport to Florence city center is about 15-20 minutes. Journey cost is calculated by the taxi meter (average cost is 20 Euro).
FROM THE FLORENCE AIRPORT:
There is a bus every half hour that leaves from Florence airport to Florence station.
They start to go at 6am and the last one 11:30pm.
For more information visit http://www.aeroporto.firenze.it
In case you are to arrive by car please contact us by phone or email, indicating from where you will come and we will help you with good indications.
CAR/ MOTORCYCLE - PARKING I FLORENCE : click here for the closest parking to the hostel :
Please when you come into the hostel give us your plate number and the time of your entry into the city. This information is crucial because we have to declare your entry to the motorization of Florence.
Remember that Florence is one of Italy's most heaviest fined city. Don't park inside white lines because those are for residence owners, and for private business. If your gonna park inside any lines make sure its in the blue space and that you pay the parking fee and display the payment and time on the dash board of your car.