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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this place! The hostel is located 5 min walk from the ferry ( you can see it as you arrive). It is 5-10 min walk from Menaggio. We arrived right on siesta time and had to wait a couple hours to check in (even though staff were there), it's their thing in Italy and we were cool with it.... More 

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Naples, Campania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Primola for over a month, in succession, (very home like place) and the thing I noticed the most was the friendliness of the staff which gave me the encouragement to stay for as long as I wanted, besides enjoying the lake, the staff weeper comfortable in giving me convenience to change rooms, etc., when needed, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is fantastic. The staff is friendly. The wine is cheap and like most places in Italy.... it is really good. Nice BBQ area out in the porch. Also great place to meet people. Only draw back is Menaggio is small and not happening generally. But perfect if you like the peace.

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really disappointed in this place. I had heard lots of good reviews and about how friendly the staff were. However, when we asked for pillow cases or to buy food the staff seemed annoyed, as if we had put them out. It made us feel very uncomfortable. We stayed in a room of 4 where there was only... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Such a fantastic place to base your trip to Lake Como! It’s a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal and has everything you need. I came as a solo traveler and upon my arrival, the staff were quick to introduce me to other guests having dinner on the balcony. They were always on hand for suggestions and advice which... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed there just for one night. We came very late, but luckily the hostel was not far from the bus stop(that is one of the advantages ). Tha staff was friendly but little bit annoying. Rooms a very tiny and very cold inside, so be ready to sleep in outerwear. WC as well as a bathroom is also so... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I spent in the hostel 7 days therefore I had a chance to establish warm relations with people working there at that time, enjoy my time while meeting locals who drop by very often and meet a lot of friendly people. The location is perfect thanks to proximity of lots of attractions, great communication with nearby towns and access to... More 

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Vilnius
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here 4 nights and I hated there everything except the location which was very good starting point for discovering all mounrIn trails. The food was as for pigs, impossible to eat and even not chaep! I couldn't believe every meal we tasted, it was worse and worse.... The rooms very tiny and pure, just small small window, black... More 

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London, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Ok if you want to go for the location it is 5 star. The hostel itself is only ok, the staff cant really be bothered and the rooms are tiny and cramped. The showers are worse than cramped, think 2.5 x 2.5 feet and having to fight with a thin plastic shower curtain from rubbing up against you when your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Reasonable price and a great location make this hostel a wonderful way to visit Lake Como. The staff was helpful and friendly which made our stay very enjoyable. We arrived a little late and dinner was nearly over. The staff graciously took care of us and we are still able to get a delicious dinner. We had a private room... More 

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