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Kenwood, California
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

This was a great place to stay with clean rooms, a small portion of hot water and good food in ample portions. We were in a room with 3 sets of bunks and our roommates were a bit older, like us. We managed the showers but like others have said, it's a short bit of hot water--ok if you're just... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Rifugio Bonatti is on the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) and was my night stop on my recent hike of the TMB. The Refuge is a modern design and was rather comfortable and very clean and organized. I was assigned to a room of about 20 single beds (not bunk beds) which was well designed. Bathroom facilities are standard/adequate although... More 

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Virginia
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

As the other reviewers have already described, this is a great refuge - very clean, spacious dorm, delicious food and very friendly, helpful staff. I tried to take a shower and the water was ice cold. I went to reception and was told that there was occasionally a problem with one or another shower not putting out hot water. They... More 

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San Francisco
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Rating Bonatti isn't like typically rating hotels on Trip Advisor - you have to have different expectations going into the experience. Having a great time at Bonatti isn't about excellent showers and a fancy room, but a comfortable bed in a clean space and a really special community experience. I stayed in the biggest dorm, but it was quite spacious... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

During our TMB, we wanted to experience one night in a mountain hut, so our guide booked us in the Bonatti. I cannot confirm this statement since we only stayed in this one hut, but other hikers told us it is the nicest hut on the TMB. We had a large enough group that we were able to reserve the... More 

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Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Our first experience with dormitory sleeping. Not my first choice, but it turned out to be just fine. For all the people going in and out of here this place is very well run and efficient. The level of cleanliness in bathrooms is remarkable. You get one coin for the shower so you must take military shower. Get wet, turn... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

When I arrived at the refuge on Sept. 2, 2016, I did not know that I had a bad infection in a wound on my arm from a fall several days earlier on a leg of the Tour du Mont Blanc hike The staff at the refuge went into action quickly, particularly the female manager, and I was helicoptered off... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Always busy and justifiably popular in a tremendous position with the Alpine scenery all around. The doitour rooms are spacious enough not to feel claustrophobic, clean and bright. The evening meal was good with a varied menu and solid breakfast. Watch the showers and heed the notice or you can end soaped up but only cold water left.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 reviews
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We spent a night during TMB trek. The place is clean, well maintained and in a great location. The dinner and breakfast were OK, nothing special. We had hot water in the shower only for 1minutes! An awful experience after a long hike.

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Rifugio Bonatti is a highlight of the TMB. The staff are incredibly efficient, friendly and helpful; food is good and plentiful; fixtures are all pretty modern. Everything is clean and comfortable. Shared dorms are shared dorms and can be noisy. The beds were comfortable though and there are private rooms available which might be a better option for a light... More 

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Address: Loc. Malatra | Val Ferret, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
Location: Italy > Valle d'Aosta > Courmayeur
Number of rooms: 18
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“Rooms are assigned by the staff”
 of 5 bubbles billp404, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Try for private room if available”
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“Private rooms are available and good for light sleepers”
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“Besides the dormitory-style rooms there are a few private rooms available”
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“ask for a private rom.. much quieter.”
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