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Academy Hostel

Via Ricasoli 9 , Florence, Italy

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Academy Hostel is a small and nice Hostel in the center of Florence, his unbeatable location is in an important and old Florentine Building at literally two steps from the magnificent Duomo, practically the symbol of Florence and four steps from the Galleria dell Accademia which houses the David of Michelangelo, landmark of the Florentine renaissance.
Warm and comfortable, this is not a party hostel. It is designed for whoever is looking for a quiet place to stay chill and meet other traveler from all over the world.
Rated every year in the top ten hostels in Europe, this is the place to be in Florence!

For those who think Ibiza is in Florence, (We are not a party hostel), our clients choose our accommodations because it's a home away from home, a place where you can sit and read a book, relax after walking the streets. We are not a youth hostel, we embrace every traveler, the young and the young at heart. We create the ambience to allow people to meet , talk over wine and embark on their own adventures together.

Our rooms feature elegant and welcoming interiors, essential modern designs and the best amenities we can offer. Unlike other hostels most of our facilities are free. If you are looking for a bed that truly cradles a traveler in the heart of the Italian rebirth, then you have found a place to lay your head down.

Our staff are composed of young and lively locals that can introduce you to all you are looking for and more. Offering great tips and suggestions to enjoying this city to the fullest.

You will find that we have NO BUNK BEDS, making it a very comfy, familiar and friendly environment.

All rooms are air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter, we provide our clients with big lockers equipped with lock and key for their valuables. You will find a free WI-FI hotspot in the common room as well as free usage of our computers in the lobby.

All the bed linens are provided for free of charge, along with a bath towel. Comfortable couches in the lobby with a LCD wide screen TV for those who want a kick back and relax allowing our clients to meet an eclectic selection of people from all over the world.

The only rules we have are: to leave empty the hostel from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. so we can clean the hostel; we also ask to not make any noise after 11 p.m. so we can let our guests rest. Since we hold the security of your belongings in high regard, we provide you with big lockers, a lock and a key and would appreciate it if you do not lose the keys, if not we are forced to fine you ( 5 euros ).

ROOMS
Cheap accommodation in Florence shouldn't compromise on comfort. The city is a busy and hectic place so it's important for us at Academy Hostels to do as much as possible to ensure our guests can get a comfortable night sleep. You will find the Academy Hostels amazingly quiet for being located in the center of Florence but at the same time, for the ones who want to enjoy Florence nightlife, you will find restaurants, bars, clubs and the best spots in town within a few minutes walking distance. We encourage our clients who are looking for a good time to wonder the streets with your new found friends and not make the hostel a bar, if we wanted a bar in the hostel we would have put one up

Cancellation: Cancellations must be notified directly to the accommodation provider at least 72 hours prior to arrival; unless otherwise stated above. If a cancellation is requested, your card will be charged for the first nights accomodation. In the event of a NO SHOW, your card will be charged for the first nights accommodation total.

*** According to the City Council resolution n. 230/33 of 06/20/2011, from July 1st the City of Florence will introduce the tourism tax, applied to non-residents overnight staying, for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.
The tourism tax rate is Euro 1,50 per person per night, and it is not applied to:
- children (up to 10 years old);
- people, who provide assistance to patients in hospital, max one each patient people/family, who provide assistance to underage patients in hospital, max two each patient

Payment: The outstanding amount is payable to the property directly upon your arrival.

Credit cards are accepted but only over 150.00 € of accommodation costs.

Modifications to booking:
For any changes to an existing reservation, please contact the accommodation provider directly. Modifications to the booking will not be allowed upon arrival unless it enters the 72 hour period. If any changes will be made there will be a fine , the cost of a days accommodation.


Expiration of credit card : Should your credit card expire or your credit card details change prior to arrival, please contact the accommodation provider directly with the amended details.

Thank you very much for choosing academy hostels !


What we Offer & our free Services

* Free Internet, Wi-Fi for our guests traveling with their laptop
* We provide a nice common area for our guests with TV. , big
LCD wide screen - with cable TV, play station
* One locker for each bed in the dormitories
* You can borrow our iron, ironing board, hair dryer
and international AC adapters.
* Security night guard
* Free linens, towels, and housekeeping
* Friendly & knowledgeable local multi-lingual staff
* Nice terrace
* Complimentary maps and tourist brochures
* Free luggage storage rooms until 8pm
* Heated and air-conditioned rooms
* Free safe storage for valuables
* Soap and Shampoo dispensers in bathrooms.
* Reading light
* Free pod-cast with information about the highlights of
Florence to walk around with your
own portable media player or I pods in English and Spanish
languages

Other Services

* We provide a self service breakfast with possibility to sit out on
our terrace to eat.
* There is always sandwiches, cakes, coffee, tea and other
drinks available upon payment.
* Internet station/service available for our guests traveling without l
laptop.
* Fax service available at the front desk.
* Laundry facilities with free detergent on premises
* Possibility to get an extra locker
* Possibility to store your luggage even after 8pm
* Parking facilities in a closed garage, near to the hostel. 24h. prices: 30eu. cars, 20eu. motorbikes

Check Availability

Wed 20 Jun 2018 - Sat 23 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Wed 20th June 2018 - Sat 23rd June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Jun 2018
    Very clean and staff are friendly. Location is ideal, essentially in the middle of Florence but not too loud at all. Slightly difficult to find from the street but no complaints about the hostel itself, good place to stay if you want somewhere clean and quiet.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    10 Jun 2018
    A hostel should be a place to connect with other guest, but almost here everyone was only connected with their phones. restrict the area were you can get on the Internet. And the breakfast is very unhealthy. Where is the wholemeal bread?
    Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2018
    The WiFi by the rooms didn't work so you had to go down to the lobby to use it. When the staff was informed about it, nothing was done to fix it. There was no lock to get into your actual room, so anyone could've gone into any room. On the plus side there was functional AC! Overall I'd say it was fine - I wouldn't shy anyone away from this place if they're considering it, but it wasn't my favorite place I've stayed at.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    11 Jun 2018
    Very decent place. Cons: showers/bathrooms were pretty dirty, there was a keyfob to get into part of the hostel where all the rooms were but it was hardly ever locked or closed and there were no locks for individual rooms. Lockers were on the smaller side so almost everybody had to leave stuff out in the open. Only wifi in common area/lobby not actually wifi in your room. Pros: very good location with lots around within walking distance, and price.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • PlayStation

Awards

  • 2013

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Florence

  • 2012

    6th, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Italy

  • 2011

    4th, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Italy

  • 2011

    Best location

  • 2010

    4th, Worldwide

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Italy

  • 2010

    Best location

  • 2010

    Cleanest hostel

  • 2009

    7th, Worldwide

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Italy

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

CONDITIONS :

Check-In / Check-Out
Check-In is between 2:30pm to 12pm, NO EARLY Check-In before 2:30pm. You can use lounge and store your luggage until your check-In with no additional charge. If you are going to be late, please advise us or your reservation could be can canceled. We require valid passport for all guests from outside the European community upon check-In. (Id-card for European countries)

Check-Out is strictly before 11am. You can use lounge and store your luggage until 8pm with no additional charge. For check-out bring to front desk your night lamp and key of the locker

RULES OF THE HOSTEL -

For your protection and for the protection of fellow travelers

- No guests are permitted inside the rooms.
- No food is allowed in the rooms and it is forbidden to bring any
food or drinks from outside.
- Our facilities are all NO SMOKING, except on terrace
- Common areas are open from 7am to 11 a.m. and from 14 :30 p.m.
to 23 p.m.
- The hostel CLOSES from 11 a.m to 14 p.m for cleaning, all
guests are asked to leave during that period.
- Please refrain from making loud noises
- Keep your valuables on your person or leave them to us and
we can assure them in our safe.
- Common areas and rooms must be left as they were found.
- NO CURFEW


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According to the City Council resolution n. 230/33 of 06/20/2011, from July 1st the City of Florence will introduce the tourism tax, applied to non-residents overnight staying, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights.
The tourism tax rate is Euro 2,50 per person per night, and it is not applied to:
- children (up to 10 years old);
- people, who provide assistance to patients in hospital, max one each patient people/family, who provide assistance to underage patients in hospital, max two each patient

PAYMENT : The outstanding amount is payable to the property directly upon your arrival.

Credit cards are accepted but only over 150.00 euros of accommodation costs.

CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be notified directly to the accommodation provider at least 72 hours prior to arrival; unless otherwise stated above. If a cancellation is requested, your card will be charged for the first nights accomodation. In the event of a NO SHOW, your card will be charged for the first nights accommodation total.

MODIFICATIONS TO BOOKING:
For any changes to an existing reservation, please contact the accommodation provider directly. Modifications to the booking will not be allowed upon arrival unless it enters the 72 hour period. If any changes will be made there will be a fine , the cost of a days accommodation.

MINIMUM 2 NIGHTS POLICY : Please be informed that the hostel has a minimum two nights policy. Cancelations on the first night will not be allowed as a modification to your booking.

Expiration of credit card : Should your credit card expire or your credit card details change prior to arrival, please contact the accommodation provider directly with the amended details.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR CHOOSING ACADEMY HOSTELS !


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