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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and girlfriend stayed at the hostel for 4 days in July. Pros: The staff were helpful and spoke very good English. Everywhere was very clean. We were given lockers and keys for the outside gate to allow us to come and go whenever we wanted. The hostel was only 5 mins from the metro. You get a free breakfast... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Not a good neighborhood. Trash after saturday market on the street. Welcoming and helping people in the reception. Could not sleep because of a ceremony in the garden (it was still going on when we left in the morning).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

While visiting milan with our school, they booked us rooms at ostellolinda. It certainly wouldn't have been my choice when booking a stay in Milan, and after reading previous reviews I was scared of staying here. It was however, not that bad at all. The hostel is situated in an old mental hospital, and there's even still a mental hospital... More 

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OstellOlinda, Direttore at OstellOlinda, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy you had a good time at OstellOlinda and appreciated our social purpose, which has a great importance in the we do. Hope to see you again in Milan. All the best More 

Regensburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was super happy when I arrived at the hostel. The staff was super-friendly, even that I didn't know any Italian. The room was big, clean and even had it's own sink. I couldn't imagine any better place to stay. But when I came back from my first walk trough the city, with all the other people staying in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The staff were very helpful. The rooms and bathrooms nice and clean. Even the private room with shared bathroom has one bathroom for two rooms right next to it so it is as good as having it ensuite. Nice common space. It's far from the city centre but very close to the metro station. My main feedback is that they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The thing that frustrated me most about Ostell Olinda was how unhelpful/bemusingly confused the staff seemed to be. One lady, possibly in her late 20s with dark brown hair, checked me in and gave me NO information whatsoever. I had to go down and ask her for a blanket as well as a towel. Any queries were met with a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I can see this was a functional hostel, and some might have had an enjoyable stay. the bathrooms are good and the staff are ready to help. The hostel is quite far out, but the metro is close and convenient (10 min to centre), but this info was not provided in booking confirmation so we had to get an expensive... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Well to start with the only directions they give you on booking are by car but we arrived from the station. The taxi driver had a really struggle to find it because it had no number 45 on the outside like it should have done. Just OstellOlinda in tiny writing on a huge wooden yellow arch on the front of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

So I booked this hostel simply because it was one of the cheapest that I could find. Trust me its cheap for a reason and you're much better off finding a nicer place to stay than a creepy former mental hospital in the middle of nowhere. The absolute worst hostel I have ever stayed in and it was also on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is literally in the middle of nowhere. Its the second last stop on the metro line. It is also not easy to find-hidden in an old hospital complex with no signs! The rooms are okay, spacious, but youll have staff members walking in and out for no reason and the rooms arent cleaned everyday. There is a communal... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Would you fancy sleeping in a park? Why not booking a hostel plunged in a lush green park and, maybe, having dinner a la carte at Jodok restaurant that suggests Italian dishes such as marinated anchovies, lamb ragout tagliolini, steak tartare, strawberry cheesecake... After dinner...Theatre shows! In June and July from Tuesdays to Sundays "Da Vicino Nessuno e normale" festival offers a review of the best Italian theatre productions: Teatro la Fortezza, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, le Albe... All this in one square mile! Strolling along alleys lit beautifully by garlands of lamps under linden trees, sycamores, centennial oaks... All this is Olinda! But that is not all... Come and meet Maria and Andrea who live all year round at the OstellOlinda and who share their life experiences with backpackers, tourists and actors. This is what we mean by an integrated hostel. A mix of different experiences. Actors, clowns, university students and teachers, adventurous backpackers, refugees and immigrants mingle themselves with persons who have been living in the past in psychiatric structures and who have a deep understanding of life and who gladly share their sympathy (for free!) You can also meet Roberto, Giovanni, Eva, Alessandra, Barbara and Davide of the reception or Pino and Marco of the housekeeping staff, all satisfied workers of "La Fabbrica di Olinda" a social firm that, from 1999 develops production activities and social economic structures to find employement for fragile and disadvantaged people. Besides, every Thursday you can enjoy an excellent aperitif with high quality live music with JODOK STORIES. You can find too a countryside corner in the city wandering about the urban vegetable gardens located in the park; among hens, chickens, rabbits and luxuriant medicinal plants at IL GIARDINO DEGLI AROMI. ... more   less 

Additional Information about OstellOlinda

Address: Via Ippocrate 45, 20161 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Price Range: $38 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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