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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 !
Amazing place, the staff was nice, really clean, I got to meet really cool people there because of the evenings they make, which are pretty awesome way to meet new people, overall an amazing stay and very pleasant! would definitely go back there!
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,
The perfect hostel for Florence! Half a block from the Duomo, very close to the other sites (Uffizi, etc.) also to train & bus stations. Staff are exceptionally friendly & helpful! Spotlessly clean, quiet, nice breakfast & snack in the evening. good place to meet people. Also however, sleeping areas are quiet. Doesn't get much better!
Loved it. First time as a solo traveller and was nervous about staying here in mixed dorms but it was great. Clean bathrooms, best location. Only thing was in the morning there was construction work outside that was very loud.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I enjoyed my stay at this hostel. Everyone was very respectful and the staff was friendly. My only complaint is the amount of bathrooms and the amount of electrical sockets available in the room. Other than than it's great! P.s. just a heads up, you have to leave the hostel from 11 am to 2 pm while they clean~
Great location, spacious rooms, and good shower pressure. Wi-fi was not available in the bedrooms (only the common area), and there were very few power outlets available in the bedrooms.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
I loved my stay at Academy Hostel. The location was perfect and next to everything. The staff was extremely helpful and wonderful. The rooms are clean and very safe. Best of all is that they serve wine and a little tapa in the evening so people can meet and mingle. I would absolutely stay here again or recommend it to a friend.
Great hostel!! Nice terrace and facilities. Free wine and snacks in the evening are superb too.
This is a great hostel, and you could do far worse than staying here. It is a stone's throw from both the Duomo and the Accademia. The staff here are very helpful and friendly. They answered all of my questions, and even helped to make sure I could get out of Florence during the recent transport strike!
This place is awesome. Not being in bunks is a bonus! The only thing that didn't 'cut the mustard' was the cooking fascilities. Only a microwave and no cook tops.
What a great hostel! One of the best I've stayed in anywhere in the world. The staff are fantastic, the facilities are fantastic - most importantly it is so so clean! The entire hostel is shut between 11-2 for full cleaning and they do an immaculate job. Everything works, the location is excellent and the team there couldn't do enough to help me. I was so impressed and would have been happier to stay a lot longer (it was a short overnight stay only). Definitely recommended!