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This hostel is amazing! Great location near attractions and train station. Staff was so nice. Actual beds, not bunks. Lockers for your luggage in addition to your own little unlocked cabinet next to your bed. Toilet seat covers! Wifi works at a decent speed. Free breakfast AND free wine and snacks for dinner. Two negatives-only 3 outlets near the door and no room door lock. The door leading to the rooms are locked but once inside the main area your room itself is not locked.
No bunk beds here whooop whoop! And bruchetta and free wine to meet other travellers. very classy! Location couldnt get better, hang out areas and the breakfast! Negatives, staff could be a bit more friendly and hostel closing from 11-2pm seems a bit much for those that want to chill. Thank you, would recommend to friends xx
I really enjoyed staying at Academy Hostel. It is in the perfect location in Florence right in the middle between the Duomo and Accademia. The Duomo and its plaza were maybe 70 meters away from the hostel and the Accademia was about two blocks away. The Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, and anything else you want to see are no more than a 10 minute walk away. Plus free wine on the terrace every night is maybe the greatest thing ever. Met some great people and had a great time!
Great location and very clean hostel, I would say the only inconvenient part is the lock out from 11-2:30 but it didn't bother me so much because I made plans during that time and you could tell they actually clean. The wine and appetizers at 6:30 is amazing met awesome people that way and brings everyone together. They guys at the front desk also very friendly and helpful.
Showers were clean but cold! Everything else about the stay was perfect. Excellent facilities.
Very clean and excellent location. breakfast was not good but everything else great.
Nice and clean hostel and located close to the major sites which is convenient. Like their free appetizers and wine at dinner, but there wasn't much of an atmosphere of meeting other people.
The wifi connection was quite poor in the rooms and water was unbearably cold in the shower. Other than that everything was perfect!
Having to share one bathroom/toilet with 7 people can be tricky. But there are also public bathroom/toilets available. The location is perfect! Right smack in the centre, 30 seconds from florence cathedral! Te staff are great, very helpful and friendly. Although the breakfast can only be caled mediocre
Beautiful hostel in the most perfect location, steps away from the Duomo!! The staff were welcoming and helpful. I stayed in 6 bedroom dorm and I really appreciated how each bed felt like it had its own private little space with a nightstand, nightlight and locker, separated from other beds. I will definitely stay here the next time I am in Florence.
Great location, and so easy to find because it's right by the Duomo. Very clean because they make you leave between 11 & 2:30 everyday. The staff was very nice and helpful, not a party atmosphere.
This hostel was great! Reception was ready and helpful to check you in. They provided a good breakfast spread as well as dinner, drinks, a towel, and you own flashlight. The lockers were big and the beds were spread out into single beds so it was pretty private even in the 6 person room. Laundry was only €6 and the location is right outside of the Duomo. It's definitely worth the extra cash!!
Great hostel! Excellent location, very close to sights in Florence. Staff was very helpful and even went out of their way to provide breakfast for us when leaving way before designated breakfast time. Have to share a bathroom with most of the floor, but it wasn't much of an issue during our stay.
Mosquitos everywhere!!! I was literally bitten alive. They do supply the rooms with a plug in repellant which did seem to help a bit but they were still everywhere. There was only 1 outlet for a room of 6 people. But the location is amazing, 10 minute walk from the train station and it is next to the Florence Cathedral. Free breakfast was a great bonus. Very simple but it's free! They also have free wine everyday in the evenings.
Amazing place! Cheap laundry available in the hostel, wonderful breakfast, very clean bathrooms and bedrooms. I would always recommend this hostel for everyone that goes to Florence. Excellent staff.
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- Male, 25-30
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Great location! Centrally located between all the major sites. Only a 10 minute walk from the train station. Staff was super friendly, especially Rosa, who gave us some great recommendations on places to eat.
The hostel was Great in every way except our room was facing the street and we were woken up repeatedly by ambulances and garbage trucks and other street users at night. helpful and friendly staff, very nice hostel but the windows in the rooms have no sound proofing at all.
Amazing location, staff and room. Was so impressed at the size of the 8 bed dorm and that there were no bunk beds. Breakfast was also descent and free. Only downfall for me was that there wasn't enough charging points in the room but you could charge in a secure locker at the reception.
Fantastic hostel that was super clean and the location is ideal!