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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

Via Montarina 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

As a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids aged 7, 5 & 3), we required overnight accommodation that was near the train station. The hostel's Mansarda room perfectly catered to our needs. The reception was warm and welcoming. The common room was family friendly, the room and bathroom was exceptionally clean. We did hire sheets as we weren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Amazing staff- friendly, helpful and warm! Very clean room and comfi bed. The whole hostel complex full of palm trees so holiday feeling is guaranteed The pool area with small bar very clean and lots of possibilities to chill out and relax All in all super impressed and surprised how good it was and I am already planning my next... More 

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1 Thank Anna R
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place, next to the bus station and train, so no need to walk with suitcases, many trees like a forest, swimming pool, clean bathroom. They give you also a small map of the area. There is a mashine for water, coca, something to eat etc in good prices. Negatives are that you have to wait till 15:00 (i think)... More 

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

While the building and room looked nice and clean, our stay was ruined by beds crawling with bedbugs! The staff didn't seem too surprised. At least we got a reduced fee but this didn't really compensate for all the bites.

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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The best thing about this hostel is the location: 1 minute from the station and 7 minutes to the city center. We stayed in the 16 bed mixed dorm, which was in the basement. The dorm itself was ok. There were by far not enough electrical outlets though. Although there were only two showers and two toilets for four dorms... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This hostel should be great: a near brand new lower level for backpackers, great location and a lovely building. However this is the worst hostel I have ever encountered. The staff simply did not seem to care for our problems, they seemed irritated! The 'kitchen' is an exaggeration, it is a broom closet at best - dreadful. The decor in... More 

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New York
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Lugano wasn't my favourite town but that doesn't mean the hostel should get a lesser score! The staff were very friendly, the lockers were free with a refundable deposit and the showers had the best water pressure out of my whole trip! I stayed in the room of 16 coed; there was a high school from Germany so they took... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The hotel and hostel is located just across the train tracks up a little hill, took no more than 5 minutes to get there. I stayed alone in one of the Hostel rooms. The room was very clean and despite having 16 beds it never felt busy. Lockers are deposit only, so it's nice not having to actually spend money... More 

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Basel
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109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

of Lugano. Clean and friendly. This time I stayed with a friend in an antique hotel, which is clean and functional, good beds, but ancient style - almost original from "old times". Not at all shabby, but "shabby look" which is enchanting. POOOOL!!!! Palm garden, shades, kitchen.... in short: do not tell others.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Pros: It's quite close to the train station, about 5~10 minutes walk distance. With a small but well-equipped kitchen, which allows you to make a dinner by yourself. Cons: Very thin wall, as you can even hear people snoring from the other side of wall. Small double bed, even for two Asian girls(private room), and room amenities are very limited,... More 

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