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Hostel California

via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy
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Ranked #112 of 134 Specialty lodging in Milan
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

absolutely lousy hostel. booked beds for 9 people a week or two in advance and on the actual day of check in, i received an email that the reservation was cancelled. I have already paid 50 singaporean dollars (30 euros or so) as deposit. The hostel refused to refund me the deposit till now. It has been more than a... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not only did we get charged for some city tax we weren't informed about previously, we were also charged a fee for clean sheets. However, the sheets were neither clean at the first place, nor were they changed during our stay. We got a room on the top floor, which was right under the roof, so getting out of bed... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Do not stay at this hostel. First they charged us 2 eu a night for sheets that were not that clean in the first place. Then, the bathroom in our (11-bed) room was awful. There wasn't a taoilet seat and if you wanted to take a shower you had to bend down because the ceiling was too low. The lights... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Although booked at price of EUR 13, we had to pay + 2.5 eur city tax AND 2,5 eur PER NIGHT for sheets. No, they don't change the sheets daily for that price. They also took 10 Eur per person for a deposit. The place could be cleaner, but it is not the biggest deal. The mattresses of the beds... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was great, except for these "minor" things: I was there along with 10 other friends of mine. We booked two rooms, one for 5, and the other one for 6 persons. The price that was mentioned in the "ticket" so to say was 12 euros per night for 1 person. Buuut, when we arrived, the guy at the reception... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Bad service, extra charges (especially 2.4 euros per sheet per night, and the sheets weren't even washed, let alone changed every night). It is not near any metro station, which means that you would most likely have to walk at least for 25 minutes to the nearest one. Not worth your money and patience.

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Le Mans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My first and best hostel experience in Italy. Friendly, helpful staff, clean bathrooms, good atmosphere and really comfy beds. Location is fine and the all-female rooms are great. I highly recommend!!

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Castellanza, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The hostel itself was adequate and clean, however upon arrival I was handed a receipt of the total amount due as the staff had just taken the money out my account automatically, and I had no knowledge that that was going to happen, it was a large sum of money as it was for 9 people so I was not... More

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

the place actually is a nice place, however the service is extremely rude, the people are harsh and not helpfull at all, you fell like they are doing you a favor for letting you pay to stay here, if you are male and talk to females staying there is even worst, cause the guy from the front desk on the... More

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Address: via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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