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Menaggio Youth Hostel La Primula

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Via IV Novembre 106, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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90 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Below I have rated them on individual attributes: Cleanliness: (3.5/5) - The hostel dorms, common areas, downstairs lounge, restrooms are well kept, maintained and clean. Comfort: (3.5/5) – Good, clean and comfortable dorm beds. Decor: (4/5)-Colorful, fun, unique, hand made, lively, exuberant, bright – this is how you would define the décor of the place. Facilities: (3.5/5)- It offers a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful view. Good location. You need to take the bus into como. The 8 person room was smelly and the bathroom seemed like it hadn't been cleaned for weeks. One guy on the staff was nice and the rest were disinterested.

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you don't have a huge budget for sleeping accomodations, but hate those run down, seedy hotels, La Primula is ideal for getting a relaxing, clean, basic bed and roof over your head. The added bonus is outside: Every room has stunning views of beautiful Lake Como. It's a view you would pay a fortune for at a hotel, but... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great location and nice views. The best aspect of the hostel is that it is the most affordable place with easy access to the waterfront. Parking can be a hassle: the locals fill the on-street parking during the day, and the parking beside the hostel is limited and also not restricted to hostelers. Nice common room with lots of useful... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Revisited hostel based on an excellent cycling break two years ago. Best hostel I've ever stayed at. Perfect location and all the staff give 100% to make stay enjoyable. Regardless of age (I'm 65) everyone is made to feel welcome and to feel they are getting individual attention. As long as you appreciate that this a hostel and not a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Our Busabout tour dropped us in Como but we chose to take the hour bus trip out to the hostel further up the lake. It was well worth it!!! Much less tourists on this city. The hostel overlooks the lake and surrounding mountains with each dorm having a balcony. It is beautiful. The downstairs restaurant and lounge area is quaint... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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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