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Beautiful building, super cool lobby and kitchen area, Wonderful location, and friendly staff. Excellent hostel!
Loved staying here! Loved Florence and wouldn't even think to stay anywhere else for the next time I visit! :D My only possible complaint was that there was no form of protein at breakfast, but free snacks and wine made up for that, I think. Keep up the good work!
Great location, great staff, good atmosphere and clean!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good : 1. Near Duomo, about 50m away 2. Quiet atmosphere, free computers to use internet. 3. Friendly staff, simple breakfast Bad : 1. Quite far from Santa Maria train station, if you have heavy luggage, unrecommend! 2. Room door makes super noisy sound and you can hear other room door closing everytime it's open or closed.
Spacious, super clean, and generous the Academy Hostel is simply the best in every way and the staff are exceptional. Go there!
First, Rose is most friendly of staff I have ever met. Second, Academy Hostel has excellent location. Close from train station, Duomo and Galleria dell'Accademia (you can see the original David here).
I rate the Academy Hostel....a high 5-Star!! I have traveled all over the world and stayed in hundreds of different hostels. The Academy in Florence is ranked No.2 on my list now. To the owners/management of the Academy Hostel.... Now, if only the Wi-Fi in the hostel is improved and upgraded, then, you will be ranked No.1 and you will be. 6-Star hostel!! I highly recommend the Academy Hostel.
Great atmosphere, girl at the front was extremely friendly. Amenities were perfect.
I think this hostel has staged everything perfectly. The staff and atmosphere earn 200% in my opinion; Rosa you're wonderful, thank you for such an enjoyable stay in Firenze!! I would give this Hostel 100% across the board but the 11-2:30 lock out for cleaning needs to change. Every other hostel I've stayed with has no such rule. Otherwise this Hostel really sets a new bar for Service and Vibe. The location is unbeatable, Thank you!!
Clean well located hostel, easy walking distance to train station, galleries, main square. Kitchen and dining area is limited, a concern for self caterers. Wine and munchies [pizza, pasta salad] provided for free in early evening. Free basic continental breakfast. Three hour midday lockout is an unwelcome throwback to earlier hostelling days; a problem in bad weather.
Entry involved going through a locked gate before heading upstairs to a keyed room. Our double private had 2 separate beds, 4 lockers for our belongings if we needed, a lamp and powerpoint at each bed side and also a caninet to put stuff in beside the beds. Location wise it was walking distance to a lot of attractions, to the Duomo it's like a 2 minute walk. Free beakfast was nice with cereals, croissants and tea and coffee. Sufficient amount of bathrooms with good water heat and pressure.
It's a great hostel and I enjoyed staying there. The location is great and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the breakfast and the free wine and appetizers every day at 6:30pm. The only downside and inconvenience was that there is no WIFI in the rooms, only in the common areas and in the common areas it's also not stable. Also, you are not allowed to be in the hostel 11-2. But, overall it was a great hostel and I would definitely stay there again!
Had an amazing three nights here! Ask Dennis anything, he knows it all (seriously). The staff is great and the breakfast is awesome! When we come back to Florence we will not stay anywhere else
They made trip to Florence perfect ! Highly recommend it !! It clean and te staff is si friendly !
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Security was excellent to the building but just so so for the actual room. Breakfast was meager. WiFi was great. Bathrooms where excellent.
great hostel, with really great location, the only downside is that they kick you out for a few hours each day for cleaning.
Fantastic hostel. I couldn't fault the place. The free wine each night is a great way to meet people.
Its a very good hostel - No.1 accomodation for the location (50m to the Duomo) and for the free flow FOOD = breakfast (amazing range) and free evening appetizers (wine and pasta or sandwiches). But, the Wifi is weak, especially on the 2nd floor where its non-existent (I single room). And the hot water takes at least 2 minutes to start (more than the 1 min they claim) and strangely turns cold after abt 3 min. The heaters are not used till Nov so its chilly in October.
One of the best hostels. Fabulous location. Staff is very good. Dennis is too much fun. great breakfast.
1 minute to the Duomo, less than 5 minutes to Galleria Academy. Perfect location. Computers free to use,