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Menaggio Youth Hostel La Primula

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Via IV Novembre 106, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beds were not great, lockers in the room were flimsy. Bar was good, showers were ok. Breakfast wasn't great, the coffee always was funky tasting. Views were good, the restaurant food was pretty good. Outside space was good. If arriving on foot, get the train to Varenna & ferry across. Rather than the train to Como, then the hour long... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We're a family of five and we were looking for a room near lake Como. The hostel and terrace had a great view over lake Como. The hostel was easy to find, but we had a small moment of confusion, since iT is actualiteit located above the road listen in the address. The staff was very kind and helpfull. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly place, friendly staff, amazing view, a place to meet new friends, they give you the main door code, good breakfast, very good music, good localization, staff speaks english, portuguese. Small room and bathroom, bathroom without window, the pizza and apple cake are not good.

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our time here! The staff were helpful, the views from our dorm's balcony were amazing and the overall vibe and feel of the place was great. We stayed in the 8 person mixed dorm and we felt we had enough space even though we were sharing with 6 others. The bathrooms were clean and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found out bikes could be hired through the youth hostel. Three of us hired mountain bikes for half a day. The cost was very reasonable €35 for all three bikes. Unfortunately they were in serious need of servicing and I reject the first one offered as the brakes were questionable. The second one was only slightly better. We had... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I left the hostel with a poor flavor in our mouths. The location is great, the views are amazing and the staff is generous. However those are the nicest things I have to say about L'Ostello. First the cleanliness is questionable. We stayed in three different rooms here and each one got worse. The beds were spotty,... More 

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Morisset, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent time staying in the hostel. Well placed for walks in the area. Staff were very helpful and one staff member put in a lot of effort helping organise our difficult onward travel connections. Good hearty meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Clean, good food, quite cheap drinks. Isn't the party hostel that some are, but this region is about enjoying the area, not the night life. Would highly recommend, and would return. 3 min walk from boats to Varenna and Biagio. Had social areas, and places just to relax.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Can't say enough good things about our stay at La Primula! We booked the studio apartment attached to the owner's home. The room was affordable, clean, had a full kitchen, was charmingly decorated and had garden access to boot. The owner was gracious enough to pick us up and drive us there - it's a bit of a winding, uphill... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was supposed to stay here for four nights, but only stayed for one. They put me in an 8 person female dorm room that only had six small lockers, of course all taken, so there was no where to lock up my laptop and other important stuff. The bathroom that was attached was super tiny and the floors were... More 

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