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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We only stayed one night in this hostel. We were able to store our bags before check in, and they allowed me to use the bathroom to get changed. We found the place user-friendly and not too busy. The kitchen was good for basic meals, and the reception staff were friendly. We had booked a mixed dorm, but were moved to a private twin for the same price which was really good. The light was a bit of a pain as there didn't seem to be any way of switching off the one lamp in the room other than unplugging it, but it was fine overall.
We made friends with some of the other residents and ended up out rather late (or early depending on your view). The reception staff member on duty was good at making sure we left before we made so much noise as to disturb the neighbours!!
We left too early for breakfast, but were overall very happy with our stay!

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emma P
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

The place is right near the Saint Mary of the Flower Cathedral, in the heart of the city. It is great for people without kinds, if want to be close to the city sightseeng places, shops and crowds. You have to wait a little bit for the hot water, but otherwise the facilities are fine.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Thank Krasito
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

AVOID, this is NOT a family hostel and we definitely would not recommend at all. The showers take at least 10 minutes to warm up and then go cold virtually straight after, the bathmat was brown and sodden every time we went to use the bathroom, there was toilet paper all over floor and toilet paper bin full next to the toilet also we shared two bathrooms with toilet and shower in between at least 10 people which meant queuing for the toilet and waiting sometimes up to half an hour for a shower or to go to the toilet. We had one lamp in our room, no main light so the room was pretty dark whenever the curtains were closed or the sun was down, this also left us with one plug socket for two people in a large room to charge phones, cameras etc. A final warning the people on reception blast their music all night and seem to shout when talking to guests and walls are paper thin, there seems to be no curfew or even any sign of anyone being reminded to be quiet or considerate when returning or handing around in the reception area considering there is 24 hour security and reception, especially considering the common areas supposedly close at 23:00, they don’t close and the porter seemed to have no idea until we went and complained and showed the receptionist the ‘hostel rules’ people were sat shouting in the reception until early hours of the morning even after we had been and complained. This meant a major lack of sleep as there never seems to be any quiet time and there is constant conversation or music blasting around the hostel. Overall, we were really disappointed with the hostel as a whole other than the location which was near enough perfect. However, I would not recommend to anyone if you want to be able to have a decent shower, a decent nights sleep or a decent stay in general - we booked a private double room with shared bathroom and it was far from private as we were right next to the reception and in the centre of all the noise. I fully regret not booking somewhere else slightly further out of the centre as this would have ruined our holiday had we not been so impressed with the city of Florence itself. Definitely not the family hostel it is described as. Wholly unimpressed and would encourage people to look elsewhere for accomodation if you want to have a pleasant experience.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank midlander1998
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I only spent a night in the Academy Hostel but I had a great time. I was travelling solo for the first time but I had the chance to meet people and had a great time. The workers were really friendly and the rooms were big and comfortable.
The location was perfect, only one minute from the Duomo, it is located in the centre of the city so it was really close to almost everything.
The breakfast is included in the price, so every morning they offer to you coffee, milk, juices, cereals, cookies and others. Also, they keep for free your luggage before the check in and after the check out, so you don't have to worry about it during your visit.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Thank sand8mp
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy my experience there.
Clean place, comfy beds, good atmosphere.
I highly reccomend it.
Staff was friendly, good location, people from everywhere. I had a great time. Looking forward to come back soon

Stayed: April 2018, travelled solo
Thank janvenschroder
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