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Academy Hostel Reviews

Via Ricasoli 9, Florence, Italy

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93%

Rating
2413 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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91%

Breakfast was good but wished there was more fresh fruits. Could have more power outlets by the beds.


83%

This was a beautiful hostel in the perfect location and felt very safe. However, it wasn't the best place for meeting people.


94%

good but no power sockets near bed


97%

My stay at Academy Hostel was great! Location is great - in walking distance of everything and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. I was traveling by myself and everyone at the hostel, staff and other travelers, were awesome. The hostel provides food and wine every night for the guests to mingle and get to know each other, which is a nice touch :)

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Only spent one night there but the staff was very helpful and nice. GREAT location about 50 meters from the Duomo. Also very close to the museums and other sites of a very walkable city. Had a great time.....should have stayed longer. Room was a little overcrowded but was OK.


94%

We stayed in Florence for four days and had a great time. The location is amazing and the facilities are great. No bunk beds!! Each room is large. The staff are fine, a few of them seemed annoyed when we asked them anything. I also wish they offered free walking tours like other hostels I've stayed at. They did a free pub crawl thing and had free snacks and drinks every afternoon! Overall a great clean hostel I would recommend to everyone.


63%

This hostel was just ok. Overall, average. The positives- It is right by the train station so it's convenient to come and go between cities and they put together a pub crawl every night which allows you to meet other travelers. The negatives- the staff mostly seemed somewhat bothered and just answered your questions without proactively suggesting other ideas. The night shift guy was great though. I was woken up every morning at about 7am to them cleaning and clanking bottles outside my door


97%

This is a wonderful hostel! The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the rooms and bathrooms (mine was an ensuite) are clean and comfortable with AC. There is a locker (lock included) in the room as well as a tall nightstand for additional storage right next tot the bed, which was very convenient. Great location and cute aperitif in the evenings! Would recommend!


91%

Dennis and Theresa were very helpful when checking in ,useful tips on advance tickets , where to eat and visit etc .nice to have a little get together at 6.30 for newcomers , helps to break the ice .


83%

After staying in a few different hostels, was surprised that for once this hostel was not comprised of bunk beds but single beds with dividers between the beds, and bedside tables too! The rooms however did not have locks, but there were lockers in the rooms that were more than adequate with large locks supplied and at no cost. I stayed in a 5 bedroom mixed dorm, was very roomy and quite comfortable.


91%

Stay was great - staff were very helpful! It's a quiet hostel and they ask that if you're going to be rowdy to go downstairs on the street or to some of the bars. It's very clean and has air con. Was a great stay and so nice to have an ensuite. I stayed in a room with three other people and there were partitions between the beds so you don't have to see other people sleeping!


97%

Need some plain toast bread for breakfast.


100%

Perfect for our family of four. No frills but all you need - a cool, spacious room with comfortable beds. Excellent all round - I would recommend this hostel to anyone and it is only a few metres from the Duomo! Sue. Taunton, England.


94%

Great clean hostel. Awesome location. Little bit pricey but alright. Breakfast is what it says it is, simple. Great that they put on a little food and wine each night. Would recommend to someone who wanted to get as close to a hotel without paying for one. Internet was poor in specific areas and not others. Not enough tables to use computers on. Might stay somewhere else next time only if I wanted to save money. Lock out each day was a bit annoying since I wanted to use the facility during then


63%

very bad temperature staff in night, very impatient. Location is good, door and bathroom has no locker LOL, only 2 electricity chargers alone the door, extremely inconvient for charging your phones in night.


100%

Academy Hostel was a fabulous treat after a long travel day. Couldn't ask for a better location, Rosa was fantastic, and the laundry facilities were a wonderful luxury. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.


86%

Nice and clean Hostel with all the facilities a backpacker can ask for. Especially the big lockers are a plus.


100%

This has to be the best hostel that I have ever stayed in. 2mins walk from the Duomo. Helpful staff. So so clean. Great staff. Friendly atmosphere. Great place to meet great people. Food and wine for no extra charge. Paying that little bit extra is well worth it. Love this place! ❤


89%

Great Hostel! helpful staff...100% recomendable


91%

This hostel was awesome. Probably the cleanest most well maintained hostel I have ever stayed at. Located in the heart of the city, within walking distance to all the major attractions. Yes it's true, this is not a party hostel, but I met really substantive people here and the bar crawl hostel scene didn't even feel necessary. The staff here is so kind and are all really interesting people who are excited to help and connect. Free breakfast and snack/ wine in the evening! Highly recommended!


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