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Hostel California Reviews

Via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy

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874 Total Reviews
  • 47%Value For Money
  • 55%Security
  • 53%Location
  • 47%Staff
  • 43%Atmosphere
  • 45%Cleanliness
  • 43%Facilities

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The management here is irrefutably corrupt and unrepentantly rude. Hidden fees everywhere, they scolded me when I requested for toilet paper and capitalized on every opportunity to extract money and demean their residents. Location is out of the way and not in the least charming; common rooms in hostel shut down at 10, and there are no alternative places to socialize. Luckily my friend and I made amazing friends in Milan, but hostel california was awful and full of complete douches.


They ask money for everything, towels, blanket, luggage room and if you get early to the hostel, before check in, you have to wait and the don´t give you wifi password untill check-in.

  • 28th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is quite a long way from the main train station and even farther from the city centre and in a rather sketchy-looking neighbourhood. However, the hostel itself felt very safe and the staff were friendly and at the desk 24/7.


The internet access is very slow and sometimes I cant access to the internet. There is no ladder to climb the high bed.


The staff were amazing. They were friendly and even cooked me dinner twice. I am glad I stayed here. Thsnks you.

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Rooms were dirty, wifi was not working well, the place overall was bad.


Nor recommended!!!


Room was open all the time, no keys, no nothing. It was a 8 bed women dorm but the guy from reception was coming in to show newcomers their bed. The wifi doesn't work in the room. Bathroom was extremely dirty, with hair on the wall and skidmarks in the toilet :(((( Awful really. Exactly what you can expect for a place for 15 euros per night.

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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