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Via Ricasoli 9, Florence, Italy

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94%

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2420 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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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!


91%

The hostel was in a great location! Literally a minute walk away from the Duomo. The rooms were very clean and stylish. Everyone had their own individual bed and privacy wall which I loved. The only downside was that there wasn't as much of a social vibe as other hostels. The bathrooms were very nice and clean. There could have been more bathrooms though. I also enjoyed the free pasta and wine they were serving Saturday evening! Nice touch.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Located very close to the main Cathedral (Duomo), this is a very nice hostel with helpful staff who are happy to provide suggestions on places to visit, bars to go to and eating options. The only drawback is that they ask you to vacate the rooms between 11.00 am to 2.00 pm when they clean the hostel. But that's a trade off between having a clean hostel versus the convenience of sleeping in after a late night out.


97%

This place was awesome. Loved that they offered free breakfast and pasta/ wine for happy hour around 6:30 pm! The people that worked at the hostel were great and the location was definitely the best in the city compared to other hostels. It was within a 10-15 min walking distance to anything, and literally down the street from the Duomo. The rooms were really cool, and I loved we got free towels. This is not a party hostel, so it's a great, chill atmosphere and easy to sleep. Stay here!

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71%

It was a clean hostel with free breakfast and evening snacks/wine. There is air conditioning in the room but they didn't have them running and there were no outlets by the beds, they were only by the door which is uncomfortable to let your phone sit by the door charging over night.


100%

My best friend and I stayed at Academy Hostel in a 6 bed dorm and it was fantastic! The hostel is pristine, has great facilities - we found the computers especially useful for booking tickets for all the museums/galleries. The terrace is lovely for sitting out and having breakfast. It's great for socialising and meeting people from all over the world. A very good, central base for exploring Florence. Literally 30 seconds from the Duomo. All staff were friendly and very helpful.


83%

It was a good hostel, strangely there were many mosquitos in the room even though the windows remained shut.


97%

If you looking for the things below then you must take this hostel ! 24 steps to Duomo Quiet area Free breakfast Free apitizer around 6.30 pm(make friend) Free map Free towel Free locker in the room with the key And Free strong WiFi everywhere *I was traveling alone but i've never felt alone in this hostel.(5 mixed) *You could easily get some new friends there but only if you want to. Hahahaha Ps: This review is up to my opinion. Take a look around First. ^^

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This was a pretty cool hostel. The beds were nice, the rooms were clean, they had wifi everywhere. You can tell they weren't trying to shove as many beds as possible into the rooms which was nice. However there is a lock out from 11-2 which is very annoying and would be annoying at any hostel. Other than that is was great! Not a party hostel. Nice and quiet!


86%

The first thing to note is probably its excellent location. A mere five minute walk from the Duomo, this is an ideal base for exploring Florence. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Two toilets might be too few considering how many people it needs to serve, but otherwise it is fantastically equipped, most notably with laundry facilities.


100%

Stayed in the six bed mixed dorm for five nights. One of the best hostel experiences I have ever had. The location is great - about 2 minutes walk from the Duomo. Receptionist staff had plenty of helpful advise. Thank you guys! Loved that the room had single beds as opposed to bunk beds and was spread out on two levels so there was enough space and privacy. Secure locker for personal items. Highly recommended!


94%

Great hostel less than a minute walk from the Duomo. Staff was friendly and helpful and helped myself and other guests when it looked like we wouldn't have a place to stay, even calling other hostels for us. Great comfortable beds (no bunk beds!) and great bathrooms and showers. Breakfast included, early evening appetizers and wine included, and some World Cup games on TV. Great security and 24hr staff at the desk.


97%

Great hostel, lovely people who run it. They have a meet and greet every evening with wine and nibbles which is useful for meeting people currently staying there and the rooms are very spacious too. Wifi is great and everything is extremely clean. Really lovely place would definitely recommend it and go back again too!


97%

I like the thoughtful touches such as offering free wine and nibbles in the evening and a soft torch to use at night so as not to wake your sleeping roomies when looking for something in your bag. The bathroom facilities were very good and this might be the first hostel I've ever stayed in to offer towels. Very friendly and helpful staff too. Very impressed overall.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Great location. Staff can be hit or miss depending on who is manning the desk. The atmosphere was lackluster but that is the fault of many of the patrons while I was there, not the hostel.


86%

I was very satisfied with my stay! The hostel was very clean, staff were really helpful and friendly. The food and wine at 6.30 is a great opportunity to meet others from around the world. The Academy Hostel is located right by the beautiful Duomo, perfect for sightseeing. Overally, definitely excellent value for money!


94%

Very comfortable and friendly hostel - not a party hostel.


100%

Most probably the best hostel in Florence. Never had such a good sleep thanks to the beds and the silence in this hostel. They really effectively stress their ambition to be a very comfortable place that is perfect to recover from an exhausting day walking around Florence. The staff is very nice and helpful and there is also cheap drinks, plus a breakfast included. They even serve italian food in the evenings which helps you to save money.


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