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Menaggio Youth Hostel La Primula

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Via IV Novembre 106, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first piece of advice would be to choose the ferry option to arrive (the hostel sent a helpful email with travel instructions). We spoke to people who had chosen to take the bus and had a terrible journey: we on the other hand took the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna and then the ferry from Varenna to Menaggio.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly Menaggio on Lake Como is beautiful. Visit here! Secondly stay at this youth hostel. The owner genuinely cares for his guests. He was always popping in to make sure everyone was happy. The staff here were super friendly and helpful and made you feel really welcome. The hostel is clean and well maintained with free wifi and plenty of... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hostel really is unbelievable ! The view from the breakfast room and off our balcony was stunning !! It is also very close to the lake the town centre of menaggio which has nice shops and cafes . We visited bellagio on the ferry which was lovely . Hostel is clean and breakfast included - staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed in many hostels and felt really disappointed with this one. The location and the view from the hostel are great and Menaggio is a nice town to stay in. We were really excited that the hostel was so affordable and were looking forward to staying here. However we didn't feel that even at the low price this hostel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the windy bus ride from Como, this hostel feels like a paradise. The view is breathtaking. I stayed in a dorm-style room with several other solo travelers. Very friendly and helpful staff. They offer a BBQ each week during the summer, which is a great way to get good food and meet other people. They also have kayaks for... More 

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Midi-Pyrénées
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know gites and youth hostels and I found this one very disappointing. The first thing I was told when I arrived is to make sure to give rating on Tripadvisor, nearly before greating us. So, this is what I do now. I did not find the staff very friendly. Some maintenance was necessary: no hot water in shower, blocked... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stopped here for three days now and don't want to leave. It's a friendly hostel with a community feel and so much to do on the doorstep - kayaking, hiking, trips around villas and boat hire to name but a few. You get lockers, a fan and a balcony in the dorm that's perfect for photos. The hostel is... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 July 17, 2015

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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