This hostel is not the worst hostel in the world, but it is pretty darn close.
I loved the staff (Michael and Beatrice, you're great); however, from the second I walked into the door, the owner (Fabio or something) ruined my experience. What an [--]. He was incredibly rude to both me and all of his staff. I will never, ever stay at that hostel again--unless they change owners.
That being said, the rules are incredibly strange and strict... e.g. You are not allowed to buy drinks from the nearby grocery store and bring them back to the hostel (their logic: the whole hostel is a "pub" and that somehow prohibits anyone from buying a bottle of wine from outside their venue). There is no kitchen to speak of, and the food they serve is mediocre at best. And, the rooms are awfully cramped and (at least when I was there) overbooked.
If you want a kind of cheap place to stay, go ahead and stay there. But, again, I sure as hell am never coming back.
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- Menaggio Youth Hostel La Primula Hotel Menaggio
- Menaggio Youth Hostel La Primula Italy - Lake Como