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Lake Como Hostel La Primula Reviews

Via IV Novembre 106, Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy

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84%

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733 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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100%

My time spent at Lake Como Hostel La Primula was awesome! This is by far one of the greatest hostels I have stayed at yet. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. If coming from the ferry, the hostel is only a short walk away from the dock and is in a great central location. A great place to stay!

  • 28th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great location for all activities. You can find hostel easily if you're going from Bergamo or from Milano, directions are detailed and understandable. Staff is helpful and enthusiastic:) Such a nice view from balcony and terrace! And yeah, downstairs there is a bar with cheap and tasty food and wine. So it's defenitely worth staying in.


91%

We stayed at the temporary location due to the filming of the reality show - yet everything worked well, we were very very pleased with our stay. Such an amazing and helpful staff, great shared meal and lots of communal fun! Many hiking possibilities near-by. Definitely will stay here again if I visit lake Como in the future!


71%

Let's put some locks on the doors and find some showers that don't flood, and you'd have really improved your score. Other than those problems with the facility, this was an AWESOME place to stay. I loved mannagio.

  • 11th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This hostel is great. It's not super fancy or super clean but if you're looking for a great atmosphere and great staff with an amazing view of the lake this is the place for you. Breakfast is simple but free. Loved the ping pong tables set up outside!


80%

Only thing was that the door to the room didn't lock andninfoundbitnodd rhat reception closes at 2 and reopens at 5.


89%

We loved it here. The dinners each night were pretty cheap which was good. And it's right in one of the towns which a bus stop and ferry point right out the front. Great staff, thanks to mike for all your help you're a legend. If you want to be near Como you are possibly a bit far out. Definitely recommend.


89%

Fine hostel overlooking Lake Como with a very homey feel to it. Staff was very accommodating and willing to mingle with guests. Great hub for meeting other like-minded travelers and organizing day-trips and activities. Would stay here again.


89%

Great people made the place. Very social. Accommodations were fine.

  • 29th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

amazing time at this hostel, great vibes and staff (particularlparticularly Mike McKayak!). Good value and location and comfortable spacious rooms. Very social. Big fan.

  • 29th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Staff was amazing. Go above and beyond. Location is great. In Menaggio, right off of city center with stunning views. Common area for breakfast and dinner. Rooms were fine. Bathrooms ok. Since it's the only hostel in Como tends to be a party hostel but they shut it down around 12am.


89%

Great atmosphere in the lobby ! The hostel really seems to care for its guests!

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

For an affordable price, at La Primula you get "expensive Lake Views" from your room and common areas. The staff was very welcoming, helpful and patient. In the shared. dorm style room you get a taste of how different people's manners are. Some are courteous and whisper, others are inconsiderate and loudly stomp and talk as if no one else is there. The social tables are always lively with conversation and everyone eats dinner together at the same time. Perfect location, easily reachable!


80%

Great location and view, awesome atmosphere, met lots of really cool people. Lake Como is such an amazing place!


80%

Great location, food was great, the hostel had a great atmosphere but the girl behind the desk was a little quiet sometimes... But on the whole a great stay and would definitely return


89%

This place was just perfect for us! It felt like a home and everyone was super friendly. My favourite hostel experience to date!


80%

A solid hostel for the price I paid. It's a bit bare bones in terms of amenities but the atmosphere and food absolutely makes up for it. The view from the balcony puts it in perspective of what you really need to enjoy a place. Overall, just enjoy the amazing scenery and order the pizza!


54%

At least the view was amazing. Reception closed until 5 is a bit ridiculous, they then had no clean sheets & I had to move two large bags of dirty laundry out of the way to get my bag upstairs. No keys to doors, just codes to enter the building & the lockers had no backs. It wasn't terribly dirty, but the showers & toilets definitely weren't cleaned for at least over 24 hours. Staff were mostly unpleasant (except Mike!), the bartender was particularly awful. I'd give this place a miss.


94%

The hostel is in a great location, with beautiful views of the lake. Great value for money and had a great weekend!


54%

The location and view are the saving grace of this below par hostel. The "lockers" are backless so if you pull the unit forwards you have access to all lockers. Very little keeping your stuff safe in general. Signs asking you not to use shower facilities between 12-3 due to cleaning. Yet everyday for 4 I used the same shower, and the same old funky hairband was in the drain. Anyone 5ft 8 will not be able to sit on the toilet. Mike that works there is great, everyone else unpredictable. Beach 👎


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