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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a private triple (actually quadrupple) room in the hostel, that consisted of 3 matrasses, tightly joint together in one big bed and a 4th bed on top of one of the beds. It slept okay. There was no room for much else. This suited us fine, since we were only passing through on our way to Italy... More 

Thank Sterres12
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is welcoming, the rooms are clean. I loved the palm trees surrounding the hotel and the area where the swimming pool is, is very nice. Of course, if you like to stay a lot a the hotel I don't recommend this place; it is more for sleeping and swimming (:

Thank Marie L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I spent two nights in a 16 bed dorm in Montarina Hostel. The room was big enough for so many people, but it was noisy and too clear. There weren't enough outlets in the room for all guests, so it was difficult to charge mobile phones and cameras during the night. In addition, there is only one... More 

Thank marcelasantos
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting Lugano and it was a pleasant experience. The hostel itself in located right next to the train station and in a beautiful building and setting. An added bonus - it had a swimming pool! From the moment we checked in staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed in one of the dorms... More 

Thank Sara S
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The best thing about the place is that it has a park - with a lot of grass and trees all around. And it also has swimming pool. But it is too crowded. The rooms for the hostel have only small lockers.

Thank Ilian Y
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have stayed only one night. I needed to be near to the train station and this was ideal. I had my own room, which had nice view of Lugano and the lake. It was clean and with nice, old-style, authentic furnishings. Much nicer than the boring, chain hotels. I usually hate shared bathrooms, but it was clean and very... More 

Thank Maja013
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Hotel & Hostel Montarina as her name says is a combination of a hostel for backpackers and hotel for those who prefer a more private accommodation. The location is very convenient as it is just a short walking distance from Lugano train station as well as the town center and Lugano Lake. If you are exiting the station at the... More 

Thank wanderfoolife
Onancock, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The location is very convent to the train station. The rooms are very simple but comfortable. There is no air condition but as high up on the hill so the breeze makes it comfortable. For a restaurant you have to travel down the mountain and you should consider a good pair of walking shoes.

Thank Joe V
Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a very simple and old fashioned room for only 68 Swiss Franks a night. For this price you need to share toilets and bathroom with the other guests (on the floor). Never the less the sanitary is always very clean. A nice add on is the pool that can be used from the enclosed hotel. The hostel is... More 

Thank BerryvanD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

The hotel staff was friendly and welcoming. the place is right next to the train station and has a very good location. The rooms are neat and clean, we were a group of 4 students and got a very small room though-the beds weren't even seperate . But the room depends on your booking.

Thank Bhavya C
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

Address: via Montarina 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $58 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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