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Academy Hostel Reviews

Via Ricasoli 9, Florence, Italy

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94%

Rating
2435 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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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.


97%

What a lovely spot to stay. So relaxed and refreshing after the hectic crowds of Florence, I felt relief on walking inside the spacious entrance. The staff was welcoming and everything was molto bene. Thank you very much for providing a haven for travelers in your beautiful city. The information at the hostel was helpful in finding some things I would have missed, such as the central market which was like going to accademia of food. Bought produce and was able to make a meal back at the hostel.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Fantastic, super central loc'n. Wine and appies every night great for getting to know other travellers. Super clean. Bonus... laundry right in the hostel . There really were no negatives. Great stay:)


83%

Pretty good place to stay. Only real problem I had was the wifi was pretty bad. It mostly didn't work.


100%

This is a great hostel, right next to the Duomo, in the heart of Florence. Everything is within walking distance. The hostel is very clean and secure and has a great atmosphere, with an outside terrace to meet people from all over the world. I would definitely stay here again.


100%

My 18yr. old son and I traveled to Italy staying at Hostels for the first time. I have to say that Academy Hostel was the BEST hostel ever!! Honestly, it was better than quality hotels I've stayed in, and as a mom, I'm picky! The location was amazing, right down the street from the Duomo, the security was perfect and the best part was Rosa, the staff person! Cute as can be, and helpful about everything. Rooms were big and clean, and breakfast was great!! Definitely stay there!!!!


94%

This place gets high ratings for a reason. It's a fantastic hostel! The only possible negative is if you have bad roommates, but that's not the hostel's fault. Highly recommended!


100%

Excellent location and facilities. Clean and modern bathrooms. Individual beds with partitions between them which offer some privacy. Friendly atmosphere with "happy hour" on weekends: free wine and munchies, usually pizza or cheese and crackers. Not a party hostel, best for anyone looking for a comfortable, clean and safe high quality hostel right in the heart of Florence. Highly recommended!


91%

Great hostel! The location is fantastic, literally right in front of the Duomo, less than a 10 minute walk from the train station. Florence is one of the easiest cities in Italy to navigate by on foot and again the location of this place is superb! If your spending a few nights in Florence I highly recommend this place, its clean and very easy to find!


83%

Location is great! Felt very safe the whole time, and the free desktop computer access was great as it allowed me to skype call my parents! I did get mosquito bitten quite a bit though. It was a little over priced compared to hostels in other cities I had visited for what I got for the price. The breakfast was good!


100%

Extremely friendly and helpful staff. It was my first time in Europe and they helped make my trip a memorable one and for that I am truly grateful. Will definitely be coming back here.


66%

The staff was terrible.. If you need some help, they don't do anything.. But the hostel has a good location


100%

We loved our stay in academy hostel! There is a great free breakfast every morning, and free pasta and wine served at night, so if you play your cards right you won't have to spend hardly anything on food in Florence! Each person had their own locker which was wonderful and very secure. Rooms, sheets, bathrooms are cleaned on a daily basis. You're required to leave the hostel during the day so they can clean, and there is no stove for cooking, but otherwise it's an amazing place!


86%

Fantastic location and very friendly staff. The happy hours are great for meeting fellow hostellers. Couple drawbacks, the forced leaving time at 10:30 every morning is a bit of a pain while you're on holiday, especially if you're hungover. Also the lack of power sockets in each room makes charging anything a bit of a pain. Minor issues, but still issues. All in all, more than worth it for the location and atmosphere.


94%

Academy hostel was great- really clean, helpful and friendly staff, good location and breakfast, couldn't ask for much more!


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