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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Via Montarina 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stratford, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife, our 2 children (4 and 7) and I stayed in one room. Stayed here March 19/20 in 2014. We would stay here again because: Definately one of the nicest grounds one can find. Loads of space, Palmtreegarden, big 25m Pool with plenty of space to chill and for the children to play. The room we had was pefect... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We have stayed here twice and would stay again, hopefully next year for the jazz festival. We stayed in a double room in the other building, we also had a little balcony. Ok the kitchen could be larger, and there is sometimes a queue at meal times, but there is a large dinning room, and a outside balcony with tables... More

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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed just two nights in Lugano and were looking for somewhere to stay that was both inexpensive and in a convenient location. The Hotel Montarina isn’t particularly cheap but, this being Switzerland, it costs less than most other places we looked into in Lugano. Rooms are provided in two buildings. We stayed in the building housing the comfort rooms... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very nice staff in the hostel, they were friendly and helpful. The hostel itself is nicely situated above the city, so nice views and first of all it's close to the main Lugano train station. There's plenty of trees and plants around the hostel building, so you feel like in a jungle actually ;) The bathrooms were very clean. Very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This hotel is steps from the train station but is quiet and secluded. The grounds and the pool are beautiful. Our room had a stunning view. Well priced but don't get the breakfast included. It's way overpriced. There are plenty of places to eat in Lugano. Our room was comfortable but there is no elevator and there are three floors.... More

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