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Academy Hostel

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is far better than some hotels I have stayed in! It is absolutely spotless from floor to ceiling, this makes a much more comfortable stay. Rooms are great, they are laid out with privacy screens and individual bedside tables. Air conditioning was fantastic, room was a great temperature given how hot Florence is in the summer. Bathrooms again... More 

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Ireland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel's location cant be beaten...its 200 metres from the Duomo which is the middle of the city. Breakfast is fruit, cereal, crossants & florentine sweet cake...tea coffee or juice. Outside court yard...quiet hostel..good to get a sleep...clean & friendly staff & free wifi.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short walk from the train station, right beside the Duomo and set between the Duomo, Galleria Academia and Piazza San Lorenzo. Plenty of great restaurants nearby, very quiet locations and incredibly helpful and friendly staff. There's free wifi in the common areas. Most attractions are less than 15 mins walk away from the hostel. Prices are decent, but I'd really... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Academyhostel, Responsabile reception at Academy Hostel, responded to this review

Boom - destroyed. we're sorry you wrote the worst review we ever had. I'll try to find a reason for that, try to be us for a second. Cleaning time: it is necessary if you want to make the place clean as you described it, we cannot have cleaning staff 24/7 so we picked that moment of the day when... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Beth M
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 July 25, 2016 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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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Internet
  • 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: $39 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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