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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Via Montarina 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
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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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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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Turin, Italy
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Bathrooms and rooms are very clean. The dorms are very numerous (mine was 16 people) but the atmosphere is very pleasant because it is quiet and relaxed, a good way to meet travelers. Beautiful garden with access to the pool. The location is excellent and well served by public transports, but if you're a light sleeper the noise of trains... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Montarina was the only place in Lugano that fit my friends and my college backpacking budget. The staff was friendly, the pool and lounge area was awesome, and it's all very clean. Don't plan on getting breakfast here unless you want to pay 15 francs. We never checked it out, but it's a hostel so it couldn't be that great,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stayed one night in this hostel and liked it for several reasons: very clean, really nice and genuine staff, lots of space (not crammed into a hole like most hostels) and lots of sitting areas, especially outside. Lockers are 2CHF deposit and returned when key is returned, didn't actually try them but I was impressed they didn't cost money. Drying... More 

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Address: Via Montarina 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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