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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 December 2013

One of the best. Everything was superb, location, service, security, comfort, atmosphere. The service was outstanding, no request too much, not only friendly but extremely helpful.Use this as a training hostel for others, they can work here for a month to learn what service looks like. The lockout in the early afternoon can be a problem. Recommended highly, anytime for...

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Goettingen, Germany
Reviewed 9 December 2013

A clean and tidy hostel with a really nice staff called Keisi! A friendly receptionist means a lot in one's journey! And I like the vending machine, comfortable sofas and bar which make things convenient.

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Lulea, Sweden
Reviewed 9 December 2013

This is an amazing hostel. It is not only the great location or how clean is everything. It is about the quality of their attention. My flight leaving Florence was cancelled and even before I was able to fin alternatives to this problem, the staff was quick to offer me support and assistance to solve this problem. When visiting Florence,...

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Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

nice receptionist with beautiful smile. modern decoration in triditional building. offer wine and simply food about 6:30pm, it saves me because I m hungry after 9hrs in train. bathroom with enough space and facilities, very clean. It is a warm place to stay. Hi, strong recommendation for you guys.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2013

This place was the best hostel we have ever stayed in and I’m not remotely surprised that they were voted the best small hostel in the world! You can tell that the owner and the staff have really gone above and beyond to make sure Academy has all the best things about hostels. It has the best atmosphere of any...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Excellent location, walking distance from train station, galleries, restaurants, shops, main square, Ponte Vecchio. Clean with comfortable dorm in a well maintained older building. Free munchies and wine in early evening and basic continental breakfast in the morning. Self caterers may find the kitchen facilities somewhat limited. Three hour lockout at midday is a problem if the weather is bad.

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New Jersey United States
Reviewed 8 November 2013

I stayed here with my friend back in July as we backpacked through Europe. It had a convenient location and was in the center of Florence. My friend and I decided to splurge and get the private bedroom with two beds. First thing we noticed was that the room stunk of mosquito repellant (which was a bit of a turn...

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Excellent location: 10sec walk from Duomo and 10min walk from train station. Helpful staff and great atmosphere: free wine and appetizer every night for guests to chat and mingle. 3 free computer stations, clean and non-crowded room, and no bunk bed! Stayed in a 6-bed dorm with ensuite bathroom for 4 nights. Can't think of anything to complain about.

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Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2013

I stayed in a private room with shared bathroom. The facilities are basic, but it had everything l needed.The Academy hostel is so close to everything awesome in Florence. It had a great vibe, and as a first time solo traveller, it was great to get the opportunity to meet new friends.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

This newish hostel is located a block from the Duomo, the heart of Florence. One of the employees took about ten of us out for an amazing panini and to a few bars. We saw the beautiful underbelly that most tourists miss. The rooms were very cozy (no bunk beds!) with spacious lockers. Free simple-breakfast and wifi. The booklight was...

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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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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: $54 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Choose room with 4 beds.”
 of 5 bubbles RamachandraKuravi, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room with own toilet, the difference of price is not that much”
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“Ensuite would've been good”
 of 5 bubbles 610bethm, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“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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