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“Best Hostel In Italia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ostello Villa Olmo

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Ostello Villa Olmo
Ranked #26 of 32 Hotels in Como
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Hostel In Italia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

The lady at the front desk is a one of the most helpful, smart, and friendly I've met! She spoke English, Italian, French, and German (I'm sure more) and knew how to get anywhere you wanted to go, and some places off the beaten path, like the beautiful section of Lago di Como near Bellagio, where you can swim for free, grab a treat or meal, and walk in to town.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank wanderlustDan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

It doesn't look like much and the lockout time is a bit annoying, but it really is worth it! Breakfast is included in the price (bread, coffee, juice, cereal) as is wifi in the garden and dining room. It it literally 2 mins around the corner from some of the most gorgeous buildings on Lake Como and the staff are SO lovely. The husband and wife are so caring and lovely - the man acts as chef/bar person/all rounder and it was like having a family looking after you in Como! In terms of the price of other accommodation vs location and cleanliness - this really wins out. It is about an easy 15 minute walk to the main Como S Giovanni station. Would definitely come back here and recommend!

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

If you dou don't mind the male-female dorm seperation, this place is just perfect. The staff is nice, the rooms and showers are clean, and the breakfast is great, with full of aroma Italian coffee. We recommend it with all our hearts.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank bionicpig
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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is one of the best hostels that I stayed in during a recent trip to Italy - clean rooms with lots of air, lockers, garden, good showers, food on offer very good. Very friendly, trusting and patient staff with a wealth of info and tips. Seems to be a family-run hostel.

25 minutes walk from downtown Como, Lago di Nord Como train station and Como bus station, 15 minutes from Como San Giovanni train station. Bus stops outside hostel - costs €1.25 into town

No charges for wi-fi, 50c for 15 minutes to use their computer.

Drawbacks are almost incessant traffic noise, hostel closed with no access between 10 and 4 and no cold food or drink storage.

Room Tip: North West side is noisiest.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank cannonballdaze
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Lincolnshire, England
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was our third visit and the first time we had stayed in the family room. Very quiet, clean, spacious, but what makes Villa Olmo Hostel so special is the incredibly lovely family running it. The husband is a terrific chef, his delightful wife (or another lady, possibly their daughter?) is the first point of contact for guests. They are both extremely welcoming and the food is terrific and extremely well priced. This year they have expanded on the free breakfast and now offer even more. The evening meal is a must have option.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ourmaminhavana
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Rye, Australia
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

I have stayed at this place twice now, once in 1998 and once in 2009. Same owners. The lady that runs the place is very helpful and friendly. She has a wealth of info on touristy things to do. The rooms were clean. Off street parking is available fortunately. Nice place. Unfortunately had to sleep in the men's dorm and couldn't be with my partner, no exception to this rule.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank l1ves2travel
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

Villa Olmo Hostel is a great place to stay in Como on a budget. The staff is very helpful for sightseeing, and super friendly. The beds are in single-sex dorms, and my fellow travelers were very considerate while I stayed there. The hostel is located a pleasant walk to and from town, or the local bus stops right in front if you have luggage. I would recommend Villa Olmo if you like the camaraderie of a hostel, and don't mind giving up some privacy for a bargain price.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stubby6
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Additional Information about Ostello Villa Olmo

Property: Ostello Villa Olmo
Address: Via Bellinzona 2, 22100, Como, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 32 Hotels in Como
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Ostello Villa Olmo Hotel Como
Ostello Villa Olmo Como, Italy - Lake Como

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