Stayed for three nights, and if there had of been rooms available elsewhere would have moved.
Luckily had a bed in a female dorm, and while there the room and bathroom were not cleaned. When eight people are sharing a room that's just a little bit disgusting. The bathroom was tiny, and every time someone went in the shower the floor was soaked. Although this kind of helped to drown the ants that came out of the shower tray.
The food was basic. Breakfast was bread and cereal, with juice that was so watered down they might as well not bother. The evening meal was cheap. If you were vegetarian there limited options.
The rooms didn't have locks, someone who had been in the room but was now sleeping in a tent, came back to use the locker they had been using. There weren't enough lockers for the number of people in the rooms either!
One the website they advertise hire of bikes and kayaks. Hiring the bikes was an experience. They are death traps, and they shouldn't be advertising this unless they are prepared to maintain them.
When a girl in the room I was in was moved by the staff (she had moved voluntarily into the room to allow a girl and boy friend to be in the same mixed dorm already), this highlighted the total disorganisation. Added to this the previous night a girl came back to her bed to find a male in it, and her possessions thrown on the floor. This resulted in the girl sleeping on the beach, as a bed was not immediately available. After a conversation with a staff member, I found out the hostel was owned by past guests and every time one of them visited they made complaints about how things were been run. Seriously this hostel is in a beautiful location, but the management of it is truly lacking. Even the cheap wine doesn't make up for this
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- Menaggio Youth Hostel La Primula Italy - Lake Como
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