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“Good hostel”
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Central Hostel
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“Good hostel”
Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the better hostels me and a friend stayed in whilst on an inter railing trip around Italy. The room was clean, comfortable and inviting, with a good sized ensuite bathroom (which was a bonus, as we didn't specifically book an ensuite room!) There was a well-equipped computer room for free usage and there is also free wifi. The breakfast was varied, offering good coffee, bread, cereal and other things. It was also easy to reach from the train station. The only negative thing I have to say about my stay in Bergamo is that there is literally nothing to do in the evenings, as the hostel isn't in a particularly nice area. The upper city was beautiful, but the lower city where the hostel is based is mostly ugly and modern, and there were no bars or restaurants anywhere near, so we got quite bored in the evenings. We stayed for three nights, and I would have enjoyed it much more if we'd been there one or two. But that's beside the point, as I'm reviewing the hostel, and it's a really good one.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

This is my second stay here, rooms are basic, single beds are small, but has everything you need for a stopover, including limited free parking. 10 minute walk from central station where there are busses to the airport every 15mins. Take or leave the continental breakfast. Make use of the free Internet and phone. Avoid the bar which is also the smoking area. This is an internal area without ventilation so smoke inevitably drifts into the corridors.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Poznan, Poland
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I spent one night in Central Hostel and for this period of time I think it's a pretty good choice. My room and bathroom were clean and trim. The location of this hostel is excellent, near to the centre of Bergamo which is a charming city and also near to a bus stop what is really helpful. The service was ok. Next time I'd expect a bigger room (this one for 4 persons is quite small) and better breakfast because it could be more varied. Generally ok ;>

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Kotka, Finland
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I did stay there twice in December. Location and cleanliness were perfect. Breakfast was very basic, but including the room price, can be considered as satisfied.
Luggage storage was the only thing to complain. I was assigned an open room, which was not controlled by reception. I was not told about the possibility of secure storage by hiring a padlock.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Athens, Georgia
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This hostel was one of the nicest on my European trip. It is newer with large rooms and large halls. There are large common areas. The free breakfast was very good. The cleanlinest of the hostel was excellent. It is a 10-15 walk from the train station or a quick cheap bus ride. I will always choose to stay at this hostel when I return. It is an easy walk to upper Bergamo. The staff was pleasant and efficient. The trip to the airport is also very easy. The staff sells tickets to the airport also. There is a cheap grocery store near the train station with really amazing prices for downtown. It is hidden but bottles of wine can be had there for 3 €. And there were lots of choices at this price. And also liters of beer for a 1€.
I had two double beds with a private bath for €36 a night. They also let me store extra luggage for a week and helped with my boarding pass for my return flight. There was a TV in the room. It had one channel and the volume was not adjustable. Mostly Italian news. Bergamo is a nice newer clean Italian city with plenty of shopping and charm. Not a bad place to spend some time. I would not mind spending more time my next visit exploring the surronding countryside.I would think that those that like inexpensive Lombardy wine or winter sports might want to spend more time here. Although the hostel was not busy this time of year there were all age groups and nationalities represented.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Close to the train station, not so easy by car to much of one way by car but manageble. The staff speak well make clear statement every thing is neat and well organise. The room are super clean, the hot water is abondant and the wi-fi work in every room so a good place to stay. The upper city is nice and the bus to go to the airport is easy but do not forget to buy your ticket to billetery not like Milan or Monza were you pay in the bus, different city different ways.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

The hostel is located in 10 minutes walking distance from the central train station. The bus stop (Porta Niova) is very close is you want to go to the upper city (Cita Alta) which is less than 15 minutes bus ride away. The room that we stayed at was clean and quiet, but cold. It was quite difficult to warm up the room and the bathroom using the air conditioner. It was also quite dark due to the shutters which were not easily opened and even then you would be facing the courtyard and the wall from the other part of the building. The staff were friendly and helpful. They were also prompt and courteous when replying to our emails prior to booking. Breakfast is very basic, consisting of machine-made coffee, teabags, sugary juice, bread rolls, some cereal, butter and jam. There is also a bar and a couple of vending machines in the lobby. You can also store luggage on the ground floor for 2 Euros (if you rent a padlock). Overall, our experience was quite OK and would recommend staying here if you are visiting Bergamo, Milan, or nearby.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Central Hostel
Address: Via Antonio Ghislanzoni 30, 24122 Bergamo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Bergamo > Bergamo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Bergamo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
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