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Academy Hostel Reviews

Via Ricasoli 9, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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

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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.

  • 20th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • 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.

  • 19th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • 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.

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