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Ostello Villa Olmo

Via Bellinzona 2, Como, Italy
#3 of 32 hotels in Como
26 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Biberach (Riss), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Como this summer and had a wonderful experience. The staff were so friendly and helpful, we really felt at home there. We were very grateful to find that good English was spoken by the staff there, and they were able to recommend activities in the area for us, as well as give essential information on local bus times... More

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of few hostels in Como that was available and the location was great to/from the main station, the lake and the town of Como. The staff was wonderful, extremly helpfull and very patient with all my questions about the lake and the surroundings. We ate the restauant food one night which was much better than the pizza we ate... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The lady at the front desk is a one of the most helpful, smart, and friendly I've met! She spoke English, Italian, French, and German (I'm sure more) and knew how to get anywhere you wanted to go, and some places off the beaten path, like the beautiful section of Lago di Como near Bellagio, where you can swim for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It doesn't look like much and the lockout time is a bit annoying, but it really is worth it! Breakfast is included in the price (bread, coffee, juice, cereal) as is wifi in the garden and dining room. It it literally 2 mins around the corner from some of the most gorgeous buildings on Lake Como and the staff are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

If you dou don't mind the male-female dorm seperation, this place is just perfect. The staff is nice, the rooms and showers are clean, and the breakfast is great, with full of aroma Italian coffee. We recommend it with all our hearts.

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is one of the best hostels that I stayed in during a recent trip to Italy - clean rooms with lots of air, lockers, garden, good showers, food on offer very good. Very friendly, trusting and patient staff with a wealth of info and tips. Seems to be a family-run hostel. 25 minutes walk from downtown Como, Lago di... More

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Lincolnshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was our third visit and the first time we had stayed in the family room. Very quiet, clean, spacious, but what makes Villa Olmo Hostel so special is the incredibly lovely family running it. The husband is a terrific chef, his delightful wife (or another lady, possibly their daughter?) is the first point of contact for guests. They are... More

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Rye, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I have stayed at this place twice now, once in 1998 and once in 2009. Same owners. The lady that runs the place is very helpful and friendly. She has a wealth of info on touristy things to do. The rooms were clean. Off street parking is available fortunately. Nice place. Unfortunately had to sleep in the men's dorm and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Villa Olmo Hostel is a great place to stay in Como on a budget. The staff is very helpful for sightseeing, and super friendly. The beds are in single-sex dorms, and my fellow travelers were very considerate while I stayed there. The hostel is located a pleasant walk to and from town, or the local bus stops right in front... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Ostello Villa Olmo is family owned, and a nice, friendly hostel. There are two single sex dorms. The female dorm consists of about 32 beds (8 beds are in a seperate room with a door). There are low dividing walls to make it feel more private. There are three showers and three toilets for the whole dorm. The male dorm... More

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Address: Via Bellinzona 2, Como, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
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