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Academy Hostel Reviews

Via Ricasoli 9, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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94%

Rating
2296 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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94%

Awesome location, awesome room!!! Great !!!

  • 8th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

It's a nice hostel, really near to Piazza Duomo (Florence's centre), has a nice but small kitchen (would be better if it had some stoves), common area is spacious and big, and there's a nice terrace to hang out. They serve 'aperitivo' everyday which is great. Bedrooms are spacious, with big lockers, could have power outlets near the beds, but it's not a big deal; bathrooms are great: spacious, luminous, nice shower, they have soup and everything you could need in a bathroom.


89%

Simple decoration but enough for a low price night. With Breakfast and staffs are friendly. The church is just 50 meters away and good for walking around.


94%

The hostel was VERY clean. Also, it is perfectly located. I really recommend this hostel : you will have no bad surprises. We had a lot of fun at the hostel, we met awesome people! However, as a youth hostel, they should try and organize more events : pub crawls, excursions, etc.


100%

Awesome Hostel!

  • 19th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The location was super convenient, although the loud church bells every morning did lose their novelty. The non-bunk beds were a welcome change and the rooms were clean. Breakfast and food in the evening were a great bonus. The day time lock out seems a bit ridiculous and outdated, but wasn't too much of a hassle. Definitely worth staying at.


94%

All was ok, I'll go at the same hostel the next time I'll visit Florence.

  • 16th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

The Hostel is really expensive. The kitchen is really excellent, the hostel is perfectly clean. Location is good, but its quite far away from the river. The morning stuff is really bad, not friendly at all and extremely rude. But the guy that is there during nights is really friendly and ok. Dont expect party, you cant make any noise during night. Wifi is not good at all. There is no wifi in the rooms


94%

Just a few steps away from Duomo Square, Academy Hostel is a very good place to pass a holiday in Florence. Staff are very helpful. Breakfast is good and every afternoon, at 6:30, you can eat something for free (pizza or pasta) and drink a glass of red wine. Rooms are big (I spent a night in a five-bed-dorm). Excellent value for money


94%

Unbeatable location. Friendly, helpful staff. Free tapas every evening and breakfast in the mornings. The only down side was that the common area is quite small and that wifi only works in the common area (not the rooms). Overall a hostel I definitely recommend to anyone wanting a great location in Florence.


97%

Great hostel, helpful and kind staff, clean hostel, confortable bed, good breakfast.


100%

My experience here was wonderful. I loved staying near the cathedral and walking by it everyday. Academy Hostel pays attention to all those details that make your stay comfortable in a hostel. They provide a towel, personal torch, locker, lock, non-bunk beds, hair dryers, computers, and they have complimentary wine and pizza or pasta every night. Dennis is ready to offer itinerary suggestions and is also a foodie who is ready to point you to places that your mouth will never forget!


97%

Nice stay there! I stay in a mix room and meet other single travellers as me. Hostel staffs are quite nice and helpful. There might be some informal bar gathering at night, leading by hostel staffs. Rooms are clean and well equiped. Like the locker design also bedstand. Location is super, in the middle of city! only one thing below expectation is the breakfast, but considering the price, still recommende!!!


100%

I think is the Best hostel in Italy, that's all folks! :D however the y could improve wifi connection to rooms. I hope come back!


100%

This is an awesome hostel! The location is excellent, right next to the duomo. The rooms and bathrooms are clean, modern, and spacious. The receptionist, Dennis, was really cool and he took us out for drinks and sandwiches at night. They also offer free wine and apertifs each night which was a great way to meet other guests. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Florence!


94%

One of the best hostels I have ever been. Is just really clean,modern and convenient. The staff is really friendly and helpful.

  • 20th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

This hostel is what I think of as a new age of hostel. It's kind of a cross between a hotel and hostel and it's great! Obviously, you are also paying a bit more than your traditional hostel but it's well worth it. The atmosphere and common area lead to friendly conversations between everyone staying there. The offered food and wine at 6:30 pm is also welcomed and a great way to get everyone to come together.


77%

I couldn't sleep till 1 AM on both days I was there due to noise from the hostel guests. There were no eggs for breakfast. Other than these two, its a fine hostel.

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
It's not fair to judge the hostel based on the other guests presence, if it happens that they are noisy during late night, first by choosing to be in a hostel in a mixed dorm these situation are expected , second who works during the night tries to keep the hostel as quite as possible. On our webpage is specified that we offer a Free Continental Breakfast , in Italy there are only a very few places that may offer eggs for breakfast and they make you pay for it..

100%

One of best places I stayed in... Hope u have Dennis at the reception, cos that guy believe me will make it happen...


94%

Absolutely great location (just a few meters from the cathedral), the staff was very welcoming, the rooms are very clean and quite nice. It's the best standing I've seen for a hostel with dorms. The breakfast is a little basic but having it for no additional charge is nice anyway. The only reproach one could make is that it is a bit calm, with no bar, but it could also be considered an advantage...


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