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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A promising hostel in a perfect location, but so many strange features let this place down. Firstly, you can't stay in the hostel during cleaning hours, 11-14:30. If this was just in the rooms I'd understand, but I literally mean the doors of the hostel are locked and you can't get in. Really strange attitude and totally unnecessary. Hostel was... More 

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Thank lpjeeves
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel was in an absolutely amazing location, a quick walk to the station and duomo. The staff were incredible, they can offer you help with anything, they want to show you a good time. The hostel is super clean as they have two cleaning ladies that do the 40 bed hostel between the hours of 11 and 2.30. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: - Rooms were very spacious - Hostel was right next to the Duomo and walking distance from other major attractions - Free breakfast was delicious -Air conditioned Cons: - Reception area, loungue, and kitchen close each day for cleaning for a few hours in the middle of the day.

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Thank Harry W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a hotel but you're on a hostel budget look no further! This is RIGHT next to the Duomo, and in the middle of everything! The rooms are new and clean and everything about this place was awesome! The rooms are a little more expensive than other hostels, but it is really worth it. The culture is... More 

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Garden City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location cannot be beat. Steps from the Duomo and in the heart of this gorgeous city. Accommodations were clean and comfortable. We were able to share in a big group meal one evening complete with authentic home cooking and great wine. Great value and great stay.

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Thank Winston75
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in, it also has a GREAT location. Price was good too. My only complaint is that only had 2 bathrooms (toilet and shower) for the whole hostel, but I didn't really run into any problems with having to wait. Met some great people there. Keep the lock out hours from.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with a friend for two nights. This hostel is in a great location, right outside the Duomo!! It is super clean, the beds are comfortable and individual single beds with privacy screens, not bunk beds! The staff are very friendly and helpful, they give everyone a torch so you don't have to turn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Best location 2 minute walk to the Basilica, close to shops, bars, restaurants, all main sites! There is a great little gelato place on the same street I definitely recommend Air conditioning was great after a long day in heat outside Would definitely stay here again!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Overall- excellent location and facilities, we especially enjoyed the outdoor seating area. However, at times the staff were rude, the room had a few flaws and the breakfast was very poor. Also the use of signs was tedious. I understand that you want to have a clean and great communal hostel but the signs were childish, and rather confusing! Being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. Very impressed with how clean and organized the place was. Everyone was very friendly. Overall, I would absolutely recommend staying here!! I would like to give the place 5 stars, but they didn't have air conditioning in the rooms, or if they did, it didn't work at all. It's was 95 degrees outside and... More 

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Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Academy Hostel

Address: Via Ricasoli 9, 50122, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Price Range: $42 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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