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Reviews of Hostel California Milan Hostel

Via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy

Atmosphere 43%

Cleanliness 46%

Facilities 42%

Location 55%

Safety 52%

Staff 42%

Value 52%

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen Not Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 96.04USD
  • Breakfast 2.13USD
  • Linen 2.56USD
  • Towel 0.53USD

Important Information

**Cancellation requests must be sent via email **

Please note that after your booking the Hostel California will do a pre-authorization on your card.
If the credit card is not valid or not working the reservation will be cancelled automatically and your deposit won't be refunded.
Bed linen and city taxe are n't included in the price :

- linen, sheets, maps, and internet are included for prices more than 17 euro per person [prices lower than 17 euro or 17 euro per person per night have to pay 2,40 Euros per night for linen, sheets , map and it will be added automatically at the price

- city taxe : 2 € per person per night ( obligatory )
Special Policy for Milan Furniture Fair 2015 : Reservations made for the exhibition (Salone Internazionale Del Mobile) in April 2015 ( from 13 April 2015 till 19 April 2015 included ) and the EXPO ( FROM 1ST MAY 2015 TILL 31ST OCTOBER 2015 ) are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled or changed. We have the right to charge the total cost before your arrival. The Booking is not refundable.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Milan?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 43%

Cleanliness 46%

Facilities 42%

Location 55%

Safety 52%

Staff 42%

Value 52%

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43% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 80%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Cheap place to stay, but nothing else good about this place.

Disliked: The hostel was really poorly designed - we stayed in a kind of loft room, which was accessible through another bedroom so we woke people up if we wanted to leave/come back. The kitchen was disgusting, so don't plan on cooking here. To get into the hostel, you have to ring a bell, but no one checks who is coming in so anyone can come in, making it a little unsecure. The bathroom was really awkward as you couldn't shower standing up - you have to kind of squat so you don't hit your head against the ceilng. I also heard people arguing with the staff about how much to pay, because I guess the online description doesn't make it clear that you have to pay 2 euro for a blanket and 1 euro city tax. Also, if you want to pay with a credit card they charge you 7% more.

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Liked: Good location

Disliked: too noise

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 100%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Cheap Stay, 24 hour reception.

Disliked: hidden costs!!!You have to add 2,30€ for sheets per night!

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Big kitchen with kettles, cups, cutlery, plates, fridge and freezer. You get easily in contact with other travellers. Good hostel for people who are travelling alone! Had fun :-).When you arrive they give you a map of milano an give you recommendations for the sightseeing.There are an expensive Carrefour and big Simply supermarket (good prizes, good food) near the hostel.

Disliked: The price for the bed was not obviously described, when I booked in internet. When you arrive, you pay your bed + 1 Euro Taxes for the Government per day + 2,40 Euro for the linen per day, even if you brought your own sleeping bag or linen. If you book one of the more expensive rooms the linen is included and you don´t have to pay it extra. You can read this while you are booking and finally in the booking confirmation that you get per email.They closed the Kitchen every day at 12 p.m. or 1 a.m.They cut the WiFi every day at 12 p.m. or 1am.Recommendation: always book in the Internet, also if you decide spontaneously to spend one more night . In the internet you pay less!

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Was not able to stay a the property because of the over booking problem.

Disliked: I was frustrated that there was an over booking problem. Even though another accomodation for me was made, the new place didn't have some of the things that Hostel California offered....such as free wi-fi.

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: nothing

Disliked: nothing

20% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
20% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Horrible! Don't go here!

31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Solo che ha il wifi e la posizione.

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: I thought the room was of an exeptional standard and surprisingly quiet. Also I really loved having a bathroom in the room.The best bit for me though was just how secure it was. Security access, no keys required and camera's everywhere.Its the first time staying in hostels that I actually left my very expensive guitar unattended and felt like it was safe, which was a real treat :)

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

20% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
20% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Visiting friends or family, Work / volunteering

Liked: Leaving!

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