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Lake Como Youth Hostel La Primula Reviews

Via IV Novembre 106, Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy

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513 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Feel like being home, warm and cozy. The staff is so nice and absolutely helpful. Dinner is good value for money. Highly recommend to do canyoning if you visit there in the summer time.


I have been here twice now and this is my favourite hostel. Location is set in the middle of Lake Como and the views are breathtaking. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is amazing. The food here is delicious too. Would recommend!


Overall we enjoyed our stay here. The boss was very kind to upgrade us from a 6 bed dorm to a private room which was sweet! Staff were super helpful and friendly. The American girl working there was particularly awesome. Bar and restaurant a great addition too - food pretty basic but reasonable. Our only complaint really was that the bathroom facilities were VERY basic - very little privacy and nowhere to put your stuff! We would stay again.


I booked one night here and ended up staying for 3! Fabulous and stunning location, staff are so friendly and helpful. Such a awesome vibe I miss this place already! Been backpacking on and off for last 7years and this is my favourite hostel that I've ever been in 😊


The greatest hostel I have ever stayed at. Don't think twice, a no-brainer. Amazing value for money. Hugely sociable

  • 12th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel was confusing. They have odd reception hours. Although the staff was pretty nice, they were not very helpful. We did however like the hostel bar and the pizza was pretty delicious and priced well. Views were also amazing out of our balcony.

  • 7th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay, in a good area, food is delicious from the hostel restaurant and for very good value. The only issue we had was that the showers don't have any room to put your stuff and the rooms are all open unless you book a private so your stuff isn't secure at all and there's only small lockers to put some stuff in.


Everything you could need in a at numbing location and filled with the most beautiful people. Only complaints would be the bedroom doors don't lock, bike rental is expensive, and a microwave and guest fridge would be soo good


Everything was good until at 1 in the morning, a staff member came in and turned the light on letting in two people. Not cool


Was great, really enjoyed myself met interesting and fun people.


The room was overcrowded - I booked beds in a 6 person dorm and was instead placed in an 8 person dorm, which had too many beds for its size. The facilities were very basic and not very nice.


Staff was really helpful, and the hostel ha canoes and bikes to rent which was awesome. About an hour from Como train station but a bus station was only 5 mins away. The meals from the kitchen were really tasty and reasonably priced!


Facilities/linen were basic, but I loved this place! Fabulous staff, atmosphere & tours/advice available. Will definitely recommend!


The staff here are so lovely- it feels like home. They also love to belt out Xavier Rudd from the common room speakers- perfect place to chill and enjoy a beautiful area.


Best hostel experience so far, def worth the trip from Comp. Good vibes and great food. Very good value. Cheers!


The location is perfect. Close to the ferry and bus stops. The dorm rooms do not lock so you have to lock all valuables in the locker since the entire hostel can potentially walk in your room. There were a lot of spiders in the bathroom.


The view was amazing and the dinner is great value for money and tastes great, however I wouldn't recommend getting the bacon and eggs in the morning as it is not worth the additional money. Overall a great experiance here, it couldn't be in a better location.


This hostel is in an amazing location and that's pretty much all that saved it. It says that they supply linen , all the pillow cases had holes in them. We got put in a different room than we booked, one at the back of the building, with no view. Right next to the security light for the door below leading into the hostel. So we had that light clicking on and off all night. The breakfast is average and it's full of children.


Room doors don't lock but on the other hand, nothing was stolen during my stay. Great views but long commute into main part of the lake (more of a public transport issue). Staff sometimes helpful, sometimes not. A bit of a hippie vibe to the place. Building has moved due to location, so doors don't shut properly. Overall, a no frills hostel except for the views.


It was a wonderful hostel. I had a great time and met really cool people.

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