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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 3 weeks ago
Kla_Rich Victoria, Canada
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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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Victoria, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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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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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Good location - but walking up to the property with lot of luggage will be a sweaty hike. Beautiful property. Since there are lot of plants, trees etc you run the risk of mosquitoes entering your room if you leave the windows open. Only comfort rooms are with attached bath, albeit small. Fully equipped common kitchen. A nice swimming pool.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I stayed in Montarina Hostel for many times over the years and this place has the best value for money for young backpackers. You can use the kitchen to save money since the restaurants in Lugano are quite expensive. There's a wonderful terrasse where you can sit and relax. There's a table tennis table, a big swimming pool you can... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The old villa areal is a very nice place. We booked a comfort room. The room is small but nice. If you look for a quite hotel the near train station and nightly trains might not be for you. But overall we slept better than expected. It can be difficult to park your car. But you can be very creative... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a good hostel at a good price for Lugano. Being a hostel one doesn't expect hotel privacy or ammenities but you'll be okay. The rooms are large- upto 20 or so in a room in bunk beds. The showers and toilets are clean and suitable. The grounds are beautiful and include an incredible swimming pool. Security Lockers on... More

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Hotel Montarina And Backpackers Hostel
Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Lugano
Hotel Montarina & Backpackers
Address: Via Montarina 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel 2.5*
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