AddressVia Ricasoli 9 FlorenceSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Cheap accommodation shouldn't compromise on comfort is the much-appreciated philosophy of this modern 10-room hostel, snug on the 1st floor of Baron Ricasoli's 17th-century palazzo with dreamy interior courtyard and terrace. The reception area was once a theatre and 'dorms' sport maximum four or six beds, high moulded ceilings, brightly coloured lockers and chic flower-adorned screens. No credit cards for payments under €150. Rates, unusually for a hostel, include breakfast.
Our independent authors have visited Academy Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Florence.
Services & facilities
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Bicycle Parking
- Book Exchange
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Breakfast Included
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Towels Included
- Washing machine
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
Description provided by property
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 ).
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 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
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
* 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
* 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
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