Academy Hostel

Via Ricasoli 9, Florence, Italy, Distance from city centre: 1km
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Rating: 93%from 3 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 100%Facilities
Academy Hostel is a stylish new hostel in a central location in Florence, next to the Duomo and close to the Museum dell'Accademia. We are housed on the first floor of a seventeenth-century palace, within a short walk of all the city's attractions, as well as bars, clubs and restaurants.

We are a small property with accommodation for just 24 guests in private rooms and dormitories, all equipped with air conditioning, lockers, WiFi and linen. Facilities include a lobby with LCD television, a terrace, luggage storage and laundry. Breakfast is included in the rates.

Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Elevator
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Playstation
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.


Check-In / Check-Out
Check-In is between 2:30pm to 12pm, NO EARLY Check-In before 2:30pm. You can use lounge and store your luggage until your check-In with no additional charge. If you are going to be late, please advise us or your reservation could be can canceled. We require valid passport for all guests from outside the European community upon check-In. (Id-card for European countries)

Check-Out is strictly before 11am. You can use lounge and store your luggage until 8pm with no additional charge. For check-out bring to front desk your night lamp and key of the locker


For your protection and for the protection of fellow travelers

- No guests are permitted inside the rooms.
- No food is allowed in the rooms and it is forbidden to bring any
food or drinks from outside.
- Our facilities are all NO SMOKING, except on terrace
- Common areas are open from 7am to 11 a.m. and from 14 :30 p.m.
to 23 p.m.
- The hostel CLOSES from 11 a.m to 14 p.m for cleaning, all
guests are asked to leave during that period.
- Please refrain from making loud noises
- Keep your valuables on your person or leave them to us and
we can assure them in our safe.
- Common areas and rooms must be left as they were found.

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 2,50 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

PAYMENT : The outstanding amount is payable to the property directly upon your arrival.

Credit cards are accepted but only over 150.00 euros of accommodation costs.

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.

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.


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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).

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.

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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 :,11.245708&spn=0.060721,0.154324&z=13&msid=104592482421867653563.000485c55579f6b77a893

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.

Located Near

Central Train Station: 800mt
Galleria dell' Accademia: 300mt
Cathedral, Duomo: 120mt
Piazza della Signoria: 800mt
Galleria degli Uffizi:900mt

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