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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, very clean hostel. Pool and close to centre. Would definitely recommend. They even found a space to keep our bikes locked up. View from room was incredible and common room very friendly. Kitchen fully stocked.

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Netherlands
Reviewed August 20, 2016

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...

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 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 (:

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Reviewed July 22, 2016

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...

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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...

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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.

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London
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...

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Singapore, Singapore
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...

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Onancock, Virginia
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.

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Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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...

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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $56 - $122 (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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“I think all are good - backpackers, family, singles.....”
 of 5 bubbles Chatouli, May 29, 2015 | Read review
“Try to get on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles LORRAINES656, Sep 3, 2013 | Read review
“Just remember this is a hostel and you'll share a large room with others.”
 of 5 bubbles BobB3664, Jul 30, 2013 | Read review
“If you are worried about train noise, ask for a room on the side opposite the station. (We faced the station, though, and were not bothered.)”
 of 5 bubbles NebraskaLobo, Jul 26, 2013 | Read review
“Antique Rooms have shared facilities & old, worn-out furnishings. Comfort Rooms with ensuite facilities have air-con, TV & a modern decor. Choose according to your needs & budget.”
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