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Academy Hostel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For a place that states they have air conditioning it's a lie. There isn't any air conditioning nor is it possible to have air condition because there is no venting system. So you want to try to cool off so you open a window which doesn't lead outside but leads to there small anti outside area which is infested with... More 

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For a guest that states that there's no air conditioning after 7 years of good reviews and no complaint about this, I would not say it is a lie but , maybe , a bad experienced ? some issues uring his/her stay? Maybe an unexpected maintenance ? , we cannot know if we do not know when the guest was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This was a great place to stay for our short trip to Florence. The location is unbeatable, literally just steps away from the Duomo. We stayed in the private room, which was clean and quiet. The staff was also helpful giving us recommendations on restaurants in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I always recommend this place to everyone! The staff is great, all of the places are very clean (bathrooms and bedroom), it's incredibly close to Duomo and breakfast was really good. I was positively surprised and would definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

I am the leader of a study-abroad course with 16 American college students and an assistant, and we always stay in Academy Hostel. We love the relaxed and funky decor, the excellent music selection, the clean, safe, and unfussy surroundings, the good rates, and most of all the staff - Rosa, Totto, and others - who are unfailingly resourceful, efficient,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I was travelling solo in Florence for 5 nights in January. Decided on this hostel as had a perfect location! Room was clean and great facilities. The staff at this hostel are amazing, treating you more like friends rather than "just another traveler"! Very hospitable and working out of hours to make sure guests had a great experience. Thank you... 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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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: $43 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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