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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first hostel I stayed in and was pretty good. Friendly and helpful staff. Lots of communal spaces. Decent rooms and comfortable. Good bathrooms. Generally a good but not exceptional hostel. Big plus is the location. Florence isnt huge so location isnt a big issue but this place is in a great spot. Right in the middle of everything.

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Ireland
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91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The hostel is on the first floor of a courtyarded building located on a side street beside the Duomo. Its location is perfect for a visit to Florence and the rates are very competitive. The hostel was busy putting some pressure on the bathrooms in the morning but if you are an early riser you can get around this. The... More 

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Girona
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196 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Best of this hostel was its location, just a few meters from Duomo Square and Academy. There's also recepcionist 24 h. Breakfast was good with juice, cereals, cookies and tea. Some rooms have their own toilet. Free pc and good staff, very helpful. It is quite clean considering is a hostel, they provide free towel and make your bed everyday,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I stayed at the Academy Hostel for 2 nights in September. Location wise, this hostel was great as it was right next to the Duomo and easily walkable distance to all the major sights and galleries. Other than location, there is nothing else to recommend this hostel. It clearly states that this is not a party hostel, which is why... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is far better than some hotels I have stayed in! It is absolutely spotless from floor to ceiling, this makes a much more comfortable stay. Rooms are great, they are laid out with privacy screens and individual bedside tables. Air conditioning was fantastic, room was a great temperature given how hot Florence is in the summer. Bathrooms again... More 

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Ireland
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6 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel's location cant be beaten...its 200 metres from the Duomo which is the middle of the city. Breakfast is fruit, cereal, crossants & florentine sweet cake...tea coffee or juice. Outside court yard...quiet hostel..good to get a sleep...clean & friendly staff & free wifi.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Short walk from the train station, right beside the Duomo and set between the Duomo, Galleria Academia and Piazza San Lorenzo. Plenty of great restaurants nearby, very quiet locations and incredibly helpful and friendly staff. There's free wifi in the common areas. Most attractions are less than 15 mins walk away from the hostel. Prices are decent, but I'd really... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A promising hostel in a perfect location, but so many strange features let this place down. Firstly, you can't stay in the hostel during cleaning hours, 11-14:30. If this was just in the rooms I'd understand, but I literally mean the doors of the hostel are locked and you can't get in. Really strange attitude and totally unnecessary. Hostel was... More 

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Academyhostel, Responsabile reception at Academy Hostel, responded to this review

Boom - destroyed. we're sorry you wrote the worst review we ever had. I'll try to find a reason for that, try to be us for a second. Cleaning time: it is necessary if you want to make the place clean as you described it, we cannot have cleaning staff 24/7 so we picked that moment of the day when... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This hostel was in an absolutely amazing location, a quick walk to the station and duomo. The staff were incredible, they can offer you help with anything, they want to show you a good time. The hostel is super clean as they have two cleaning ladies that do the 40 bed hostel between the hours of 11 and 2.30. They... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Pros: - Rooms were very spacious - Hostel was right next to the Duomo and walking distance from other major attractions - Free breakfast was delicious -Air conditioned Cons: - Reception area, loungue, and kitchen close each day for cleaning for a few hours in the middle of the day.

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Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This discreet, smart new hostel is at the most central location in Florence, beside the Duomo on the start of the street that leads to the Museum dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery where Michelangelo's David is housed). The hostel is an early 17th Century Palace, a gem of sober architecture and refined atmosphere.Academy Hostel Florence are the ideal venue for a vacation in Florence. The rooms feature elegant and welcoming interiors, wenge essential-design furniture, and the best amenities offered by Hostel Florence Academy. he entrance lounge room of Hostel are a combination of elegance and style where art and design contribute to the guests tailor-made experience of good taste. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Academy Hostel

Address: Via Ricasoli 9, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Price Range: $51 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Pick a room with own toilet, the difference of price is not that much”
 of 5 bubbles Jhvx, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ensuite would've been good”
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“All of them are great! I booked in the "M" room for 4 persons.”
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“I recommend 4 bed mixed dorm.”
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“Go for the four bedded dorm - you get a private bathroom!”
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