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Academy Hostel

Hostel | Ricasoli, 9, Stairs B, First Floor Florence, Tuscany, Italy 50122

93.9% Overall Rating

573 out of 582 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/01/2014)

Yilu Zhou thinks…

"Clean and lovely place, nice people. And wine and appetizer in the evening for free!"

Read all Academy Hostel reviews

Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

*** 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 1,00 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

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Visitors Tax EUR 1.00

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Florence?

Contact us directly

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Overview

** HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2010 - Ranked top 3 for 'Best Location' in Europe **

This discreet, smart boutique hostel is located under the casted shadow of the magnificent Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore or what the locals call "Il Duomo". On the same street you will also find the Museo dell\' Accademia or which houses some of Michelangelo\'s masterpieces, such as the famous David. One the greatest symbol in the history of Florentine renaissance. This hostel is totally embraced by the history that surrounds it, as it resides inside an early 17th century palace, Making our Hostel the ideal venue for a true Florentine vacation.

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 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 ). Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

About Academy Hostel

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.

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.

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 !


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

Accommodation Information

The Academy Hostel is a rather small place and can welcome 28/30 guests. Our well-maintained dormitory rooms, with just three to six beds and no bunks, create a familiar and friendly environment.

All rooms are air-conditioned and have lockers for your valuables. Wi-Fi connection, usage of computers in the lobby and all bed linen is provided free of charge.

Here you will find a comfortable lobby with an LCD wide screen TV for those who want a little relaxation and to meet people from all over the world.

Free Services:
- Internet, or Wi-Fi for guests traveling with their laptop;
- Breakfast;
- Common area with LCD wide screen cable TV and play station
- Locker for each bed in the dorms;
- Use of iron, ironing board, hair dryer and AC adapters
- Security night guard;
- Free linen, towels, and housekeeping;
- Friendly, knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff;
- Terrace;
- Maps and tourist brochures
- Pod-cast with information about the highlights of Florence, in English and Spanish;
- Luggage storage
- Heat and air-conditioned rooms;
- Safe storage for valuables;
- Soap and shampoo dispensers in bathrooms;
- Reading lights

Other services:

- There are dispensers at cheap prices with water, coffee, tea, drinks, cakes and sandwiches;
- Internet station/service available for our guests traveling without laptops;
- Fax service available in our office;
- Laundry facilities on premises;
- Possibility to get one more locker
- Possibility to store your luggage

Check-in and check-out:

- Check-in is from 2pm, check-out is before 11am.

CONDITIONS & PAYMENTS:
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. 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 day’s accommodation.

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!

Location Information

Central Train Station: 800mt
Galleria dell' Accademia: 300mt
Cathedral, Duomo: 120mt
Piazza della Signoria: 800mt
Galleria degli Uffizi:900mt
Supermarket : 200 mts