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Via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy

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856 Total Reviews
  • 56%Value For Money
  • 55%Security
  • 55%Location
  • 52%Staff
  • 51%Atmosphere
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 52%Facilities

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Mosquitoes in Summer, one of the staff deliberately disable wifi while i am using it, said no wifi before 8am


Very disappointed by this hostel, booked into a 10 bed mixed dorm for 2 nights, to be told when we got there that we were staying in separate rooms! The staff were not at all friendly and rude and there were no locks on the bedroom doors, making us feel very uneasy about leaving our stuff while we went out. The location isn't very good either as it took half an hour to get there from the station. I would avoid staying here

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel was very far away from Central Milan and was a bit of a pain to find. No real hostel atmosphere, was basically a shell of a building for you to sleep in. Worst thing was the hidden costs on arrival for sheets and tax (I realise these were on booking but not including them in final price meant we were disappointed to find our stay in this remote, very-lacking hostel was about €18 more than we thought). The toilets were not amazing either, with the floors filthy and showers partly broken.


I stayed in a standard 10 bed mixed for one night. The biggest drawback the dirty restroom inside the dorm. The most positive was the willing and helpful service

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I would like to thank the Hostelworld stuff for your great service, but the Hostel was not good. We had a reservarion of 8 beds in a mix bedroom and we had to sleep in different bedrooms, or pay more. Thats was not the reservation that we did, but we didnt have other option. At the end, everything was more expensive than in the reservation.


everything was fine!! the only negative is that there is no space to rest. The kitchen is not small but is not the appropriate place to rest. The beds are ok, the area is great! it is close to the metro station.


Don't choose this hostel. The staff has bad attitude. And the location is bad. Far away from the city centre.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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