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Hostel California

via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't except it, since the comments on trip advisor on this hostel are very bad. We read about bugs, booking annulations, unpleasant staff... But we discovered a recently re-painted hostel, very pretty with a lot of colors. The staff cooked us pastas for free and helped us when we lost earings in the tub. Nice surprise !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here for one night and from the start it was fabulous. All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Wifi was good. Free DINNER AND WINE The kitchen was brilliant for socialising and the staff were keen to let us know where the best bars were. Close to the metro and lovely clean rooms to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Hostel California is ok if you look at the rooms, beds, the bathroom(was really clean) and electric. However, it was pointed out that no drinks/snacks are allowed in the room (why? Not that anyone would care but still?) and for some reason they wanted a deposit of over 100 Euro from us, which was not pointed out at any given... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We reserved a private room a month in advance only to show up and find out they could not find our reservation. We were then told to go wait in the common room while they sorted out the situation. After 2 hours of waiting we went back to the front desk only to find out they forgot we were there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This hostel is just okay, but I wouldn't personally stay here again. The hostel is not close to the city centre but there are good transport links nearby. The directions the hostel give you to find it are absolute rubbish, we were lost for about an hour in the boiling heat trying to find it, which was really irritating. The... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First, let me say that I have stayed in a lot of cheap hostels in my life, dirty and noisy ones also, so I have the experience and I am used to bad conditions, but this hostel was the WORSE in my life. We booked 2 beds in a 3 bed room via booking.com. When we got there, the guy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First of all do not try to check in before 14:00, and when you doo, be prepared to wait at least an hour. We waited about one and a half. The room was crouded and dirty but ok, lockers (bring your own lock!) and bathroom was dirty. Rude staff and a public area with some cind of kitchen.

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Bodø, Norge
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I arrived with my friend. We had a booking from hostelbookers. The price was cheap, but they took 4,5 euro extra for each night each person because of tax and we booked a 14 bed mixed doorm , but we got 12 bed girl dorm. And it was much more expensive. When we told the one in the reseption they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had to book a hostel in Milan fast and cheap. This was my best option. For less than 9€ (plus sheets and taxes!) I got a shared room, with an old mattress (the one that blend when you lie on), the bathroom was smelly and dirty. The hostel hasn't all the facilities I was used to (no directions for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Me and my friend we are doing a backpacking and we always look for the cheapest option in each city, we always had good experiences except for this one ! It's my first night at the hostel and I already can say this is the worst hostel i have ever stood. To begin, we booked the hostel at a price... More 

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