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Sofia Hostel Reviews

Viale Abruzzi, 70, Milan, Italy

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66%

Rating
112 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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74%

Though not the best location in the city, I had a great time at Sofia Hostel. Peter, who was on the front desk, was an absolute hero and we all loved him very much. I would strongly recommend.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The overall experience is okay. The bar is not very clean. The flush and door for the private bathroom were broken, though the staff took immediate action to recover.


71%

Breakfast not included, my room was facing inside of courtyard where there was a lot of scaffolding and the curtain was missing so I felt visible to everyone in the reception and anyone else looking in from the center of the building. Wifi was good and free. Close to Milano Centrale station and corso buenos aires for shopping. Just stayed here one night because of its proximity to train station. Would not recommend it for more than one night because it's away from all the main attractions.


43%

The staff working on weekend was very rude and had a bad verbal english skills. He asked me for a hostelworld booking print again and again even though i said i have a confirmation number in my mailbox in my phone. Additionally, he didnt accept the payment separately in a really rude way again. On the other hand almost everything in the rooms requires an extra charge except doors and windows fortunately.


63%

The hostel was basic and the staff were helpful enough. It's fine if you just want a bed but there is no atmosphere. At the time I was there, they were doing renovations to neighbouring buildings. A little loud.


100%

Great value for this price

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

It was nothing special. It was comfy and the rooms not to crowded. It's not a bad place. But not a special one. No facilities and a staff policy that's ask us anything! We just don't know the answer.... I had to look it up to remember it for the reveiw


57%

Best avoided

  • 29th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


54%

The room was not clean and no lockers in it. Also only there was only one bathroom.


66%

ok place for the money


54%

No power sockets near the bed. Bathroom never had any toilet paper. You had to walk through the reception to get to get to the bathroom. On the beds there were no mattress protectors and instead of two sheets there was only one double folded over! Very poor. Quite a noisy room. Buzzing for the door all night. Basically not a good choice. The only redeeming feature was the shower pressure.. But the shower head was broken.


54%

Very hard to locate, no mention that it is in a security block with a looked door and no mention of having to buzz a number On The gate. Walked passed it twice as it only had a little sign above the door that could only been seen from across the road. Bathroom was dirty and had no lock, anyone with a key could come straight in the door and would be walk in on you in the shower or toilet. Only plus was it was 10 min walk from main train station.


100%

Really good hostel, clean and confortable!!


51%

Quite bizarre place, just to crash one night near the station. Wifi doesn't work at all in the upper floor were most rooms are. The kitchen is just a microwave that is ment to the staff. In the main floor where I heard crazy fights and noises from people staying there and girls crying. One toilet for the whole floor, quite. dirty. People checking in at 2 or 3 am into the room with the guy from recepcion without even knocking the door (we were all girls). Noises from the outside. Take credit card


80%

Staff is really nice to us. They are really helpful. The place is good,too. Beds are comfortable.


43%

The facilities were in a bad condition. For a towel you have to pay extra. Depressive atmosphere - all in all not worth for the money.

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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94%

Very close to the center of milano , big clean room

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Armenia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Hostel is clean and the rooms are large, but the hostel is not located very centrally at all


54%

The hostel only has one single toilet for all the rooms. So, basically around 25 guests have to share same toilet and same shower, which are in the same bathroom, causing endless queues. In the 6-bed room there were actually 7 beds (and, clearly, 7 guests) and only 4 lockets (to be bought by giving a deposit, which is not included in the price to overnight).


37%

I didn't like staying in this hostel at all. Things that were OK were just Wi-Fi (that actually didn't reach the room) and location near metro station Loreto and Corso Buenos Aires. That's all! First of all I should mention the awful smell, that was in the room. In the locker box it was even stronger. Most facilities, that I've chosen this hostel for, were not included , so I had to pay for all of them. Smbd always used my soap and other thing. As for people, I was afraid to sleep in my room.

  • 31st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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