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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

Via Montarina 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to connect our backpacking trip and ended up in Lugano after the Bernina Express. Let's just say it's the best value and absolute hidden gem. The staff are friendly and helpful. The place is very very nice from the outside and a mere 5min walk from the train station. The rooms (big dorm) are spacious considering how... More 

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a reservation by phone the morning of the day I was to arrive. I was told I had a room and was given a confirmation. I selected the place based on a Rick Steves recommendation. When I arrived, I was told they did not have a room but would put me up in their sister property next door.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great hotel, very short distance from the train station and great connections. Possible to walk to the centre and also by public transports. Lovely view to the city of Lugano. Great staff, clean rooms and very comfortable. Totally recommend.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a nice hostel, a some fifteen minutes from the city centre, near the station. To the centre is going down a bit, so back to the hostel is going up, remeber before drinking too much wine. It's in a nice building, and everything is very Swiss and decent, except for the bunkbed i slept in, because that was... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This hostel was okay, the room was large and had a nice view of the lake. There were no curtains on the window which was weird, the walls were paper thin and you could hear everyone moving around and was woken up at 5am by neighbours having sex. The kitchen area appeared to just be a microwave. It was cheap... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This lived up to our expectations, no complaints whatsoever. Would definitely go back. We stayed in one of the family rooms and there was a beautiful view from the window of the mountain overlooking the town. We had the breakfast at the Continental next door which was superb though expensive. This is a beautiful part of the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a very nice hotel to stay at if you don't want to spend a fortune on living while travelling. It is clean and the staff is friendly. The view from the terrace and balconies are great and you can see a large part if Lugano from the hotel, since it's located on a hill. The rooms have everything... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

i stayed here for four nights with my two teenagers. i booked a private hostel room with four beds and shower/wc in the hall. the photo of the room on the homepage looked like it was pretty spacious, so i thought, why not. saddly, it was a tiny room, with three beds cramped together and the fourth as a bunk... More 

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Stratford, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived last Saturday without reservations but received a welcome referal for Hotel Montarina. What a wonderful surprise. The staff were friendly and were able to communicate in both German and English, booking us for our stay and guiding us around the spotlessly clean facility to get settled. This place over delivers! A super place for singles or families travelling.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed there for two nights while roadtrippin in Switzerland. This was the best hostel we stayed at with best value for money. The private 2 beds dorm was very small but comfy. We even had AC. The pool area is awesome, lots of chairs and a bar with drinks and snacks. Very clean showers and wc (all marble) and the... More 

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