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Fantastic hostel. Friendly staff, if a bit intimidating at first. Very clean, decent wifi, loved the free aperitivo they do in the evenings. It's a great way to socialize in a relaxed situation. I wish the hostel didn't need to kick everyone out from 11 am-2:00 pm for cleaning because it can be a little tough for everyone in a dorm to get showered and out by 11 a.m, but it did give an added incentive to go out and explore Florence. Really enjoyed my stay here
The place has an amazing location, and the free wine/food was much appreciated. However, the rooms have no locks, which is a bit strange.
Absolutely lovely hostel with large rooms in an amazing location. Would go back in a heartbeat!
I spent 3 days there in mid-December, and I was impressed with the knowledge and attitude of one of the night receptionists, Elton, from Albania. He is one of the best receptionists I've ever met, as he has a unique personality and approach towards life. He was professional but warm, and I could share a very interesting conversations with him. Thanks to him I felt as If I was at home. Many thanks Elton, you made my trip doubly better!!
Best location in florence and a great staff. Only thing inconvenient is that they close the entire hostel every mid-day for 3 hours to clean. Other than that, a great spot.
Staff especially Elton the Albanian is friendly and the best bit about the place, ready and happy to assist you in getting oriented. Breakfast, reliable wifi, and location in the vicinity of the Duomo were a bonus. Would go back!
Very nice hostel, clean, friendly staff and so close of the Duomo. Free towel, padlock, light... nice breakfast and also free aperitivo, I would recommend it 100%
This was a very enjoyable stay. Met many travelers there. It is in the center of the center of the city. Everything is 15 minutes away by foot. The staff was awesome and very helpful. The rooms clean and with a large locker and a nightstand with storage and individual lamp. Good coffee and bread in the morning. I would love to stay here again.
It was an excellent place to stay in my first trip to Florence. The staff was amazing and I really couldn't ask for more.
The receptionist was soooo kind!! And their happy hour food was good:) Location was perfect. So close to Duomo!
Nice hostel, well located. Helpful staff. Though a little overprized (like most hostels in florence). Wifi signal not so good, and imposible to get hot water in the shower
First hostel i have seen without bunk beds and spacious rooms. Facilities are spanking new if not, very well maintained. Staff are very gregarious, very genuine in dealing with my queries. Free breakfast and dinner really makes your day, brings together people especially for solo travelers if you dare venture. Located near most restaurants and shopping arcades. Everything you can find and ask for in a hostel even comparable to a hotel. Would definitely recommend to anybody visiting florence.
Very good hostel. Location couldn't be better, really close to the main cathedral in Florence. The free food they offer at 6:30pm is a good way to sit and socialize with other travellers. Very organized and clean, staff always at desk to help with whatever is needed. It is a but pricey, but honestly, one of the best hostels I've stayed in.
great hostel. centrally located. It is a bit noisy to sleep though with loud buzzers on doors however some good ear plugs can solve this!
Really great hostel ! I've stayed in many hostels, but academy was undoubtedly one of the best ever (if not the best). The location was perfect, only some meters form the Duomo. The staff was really helpfull, the room and the lockers are really big with strong Wi-fi signal. The facilities are brand new, the bathroom and the room were ver clean and the atmosfere overall was great. I would definitely recommend it. It's not the cheapest hostel in the city, but definiteley it is worth the money.
Incredible hostel that really felt like home for my week in Florence. I kept booking more nights because of the great atmosphere. Was easy to meet friends here due to the free aperetivo every night with delicious homemade pasta and wine. Amazing staff - Edwin and Rosa really made my trip special - along with so many other friendly staff members. Facilities are clean & great although the kitchen is a bit small if you want to do your own cooking. Only thing I would change is the lockout from 11-3.
Best hostel i've stayed in Italy. Excelent location, good food, fantastic people, it's clean, amazing place!