Academy Hostel, Florence, Italy
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.
For those who think Ibiza is in Florence, 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.
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 ).
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
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.
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. 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.
Via Ricasoli 9, Italy.