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San Tomaso
Ranked #396 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hotel has two advantages: good price and a perfect location. It is just 50m from the metro station (Porta Venezia), close the the nice shopping street and just behind the corner there is a very good cafeteria/pub/restaurant (Pandenus) with reasonable prices. With just 3 metro stations you are in the city center (Duomo station). Visiting a city like Milan I usually spend at the hotel no more then 6 - 8h a day. The only place I need is a clean place to sleep. And this is exactly what I got in this place.

This is just "one star" hotel so, rooms are very basic with below medium quality furnitures. They are anyway very clear, having in mind this is not a new building, and cleaning is done daily (including Sunday). Staff is very friendly and understand basic English. Wifi is working fine, and is free, just need to get the login/passwd at the reception.

There is no restaurant, at the reception it's possible to buy a coffee as well as cold drinks. There are anyway some regular shops close to the hotel, so it's possible to buy what you need at reasonable prices. It's in the center of the city so, some noise during night will happen. It's possible to pay by credit card (what can be sometimes an issue in Italy…). For a next visit in Milan will, most probably, select this place again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Considering the nice location of the hotel and the price per night in a city like Milan, I'd say it's worth for its value. The room is spacious. Staff were ok. Location really easy to reach by public transportation. We stayed in a room for 3, there was a restroom inside our room. Enoug bathroom in the hall.
Cons: room was a bit cold but it was ok since the blanket was good

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Yenney210
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Upsides: Good location, close to shopping on Corso Buenos Aires, the train station, and a metro stop. Easy to find, affordable, free WiFi, three bathrooms to a hall. Drinks and some food available for purchase at the front desk. Free towels. Elevator.

Downsides: Terrible, terrible mattress. Beds are uncomfortably close together. No air conditioning. In between Reppublica and Corso Buenos Aires, so it's really, really loud outside, all night long. WiFi, while free, is highly unreliable.

Other things to be aware of: There isn't an age limit here, so know that you might be sharing a room with creepy middle-aged men, if that sort of thing bothers you.

Room Tip: The less people the better.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank melanonce
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Positives:
Staff were pleasant but their English was poor (Chinese/Korean, I guess)
Bed was excellent, shower worked. Excellent position 10 minutes' walk from Central Station
2 minutes from C.SO Buenos Aires (main shopping street) Everything else close at hand - internet cafe, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks etc

Negatives:
Hotel was not clean - room especially so
No tea/coffee, hotel/city guide
Poor value for money - for 30 euros more there were fine tourist hotels nearby.

No a/c and room far too hot (even in May!) Had to sleep with window open - rained overnight and this would have drenched all my belongings if I had not had them next to bed.
Internet was dial-up slow (free of charge)

It was OK for a one night crash for one person but otherwise I'd avoid.

Room Tip: Without being sarcastic ..... there are no good rooms.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank thisisspain
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Free high speed WiFi and great location (walking distance to either Milano Centralle or Porta Venezia Metro stop) are two main reasons to stay here.
Staffs are Chinese who speak good English (women) or at least sufficient English (man).
It's also clean and safe enough, at least for me.
However, the price is quite high for a 4 beds shared room with no breakfast included.
It's also quite noisy (of course, it's located on a main artery) if you aren't used to sleep with some noise.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Thank ampra2
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

The location of this hostel is good, it's some minutes walk from Central train station, the staff is very friendly and nice, I found the price a little high for a 4 beds shared room with shared bathroom and no breakfast. I felt that the bed I slept on was not the cleanest one, and the room was very very hot with no a/c and just a little fan that didn't help at all.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled solo
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Thank AninhaCo
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Reviewed May 25, 2009

Big noise you can not avoid, because it's on a main artery, full of cars, busses, trams, trucks. One can't close the windows in the summer because the hotel has no A/C.
We are very frugal travelers, want only a decent place to sleep and shower, but this was way under par. Little more than a shack, management seems to be really greedy.
For the same price get a much better deal at Euro Hotel, by Porta Venezia, a couple hundred meters away, very quiet, shick, clean, with a delicious buffet breakfast included and manned by really nice people.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Radu O
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Additional Information about San Tomaso

Address: Viale Tunisia 6, 20124 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale , Porta Venezia
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Bar / Lounge Room Service
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Ranked #396 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Price Range: $34 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — San Tomaso 1*
Number of rooms: 30
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