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Reviews of Hostel California Milan Hostel

Via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy

Atmosphere 46%

Cleanliness 45%

Facilities 46%

Location 52%

Safety 52%

Staff 44%

Value 50%

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

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 46%

Cleanliness 45%

Facilities 46%

Location 52%

Safety 52%

Staff 44%

Value 50%

Showing 131-140 of 323 reviews

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was warm and clean and had a nice communal space.

Disliked: I found the directions they sent me a bit tricky (had to take a bus and then walk). In fact it is just a twenty minute walk from the central station, pretty much down a straight road. This would have been easier for me.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: There was a very nice company, the bed was comfortable. Shower and toilet was shared only with roommates.

Disliked: Like always in Italy. There was city tax which was not mentioned in the advertisement. Also, I was charged addtional tax for the linen. For these addtional 3Eur they could at least had given me some towels. The kitchen was not too clean, but there were some dishes.

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was nice and clean. Friendly people.

Disliked: Its location probably. Was hard to locate.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
18 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The common room (dining place quite enjoyable)

Disliked: The dorm, the toilet, the receptionist. He is not friendly at all and even take more money from me. He force me to pay for the mis date booked full amount and service tax for the hostel. Even the linen should be paid in advance. Overall, the honesty of this hostel not good and the accomodation is on average value.

26% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
26% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Remote location and poor facilities like the wifi signal is very poor and even not available in the room. If you want to use it, you would have to stand in the lobby.

26% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
26% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Nothing

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: big kicthen

Disliked: cold, during the day.

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 100%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: it had everything you needed to survive and we weren't paying a lot for it. there is a supermarket down the road with cheap food to cook if you can't afford to eat out everyday, and is a ten minute walk from two stops on the metro which is good to navigate your way around the town.

Disliked: they had no spoons! we got cereal for breakfast and had to eat with forks. the bathrooms weren't especially clean and there was a man (who seemed rather permanent) in our room snoring as loud as he possibly could.

Customer would recommend this property

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


04 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: The hostel is pretty close to all that You might need during Your stay - communication (buses, metro), small restaurant of any cuisine (Chinese, Thai, Italian, Arabic, Indonesian, Capo Verde, McDonald and so on.:), even at the corner there is a very well stocked and damn cheap SIMPLY market. Just a short walk from Loreto square, where You can get with buses or the tube. Common area is a good place to organise some hot food for Yourself plus You can interact with other travellers/guests if You feel it is worth it.:) People at the reception know all the answers and are quite nice and smiling.:)

Disliked: OK, just like always - You get what You paid for.:) So if You`re paying peanuts for You stay in a dorm room with 14 beds do not expect luxury. People are coming and going out all the time. No intimacy. At night they come totally drunk, sing or shout or quarrel. Some of them get phonecalls at night, sometimes their mobile alarms will wake You up in the middle of the night. They also snore like hell and fart all night long..:) Just a warning for a delicate souls who might feel embarassed, cause personally I do not mind - we are all humans.:)

Customer would recommend this property

29% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
29% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Leaving! DO NOT GO THERE!

Disliked: Toilets were disgusting lots of mold on the wall shower makes the bathtub accumulate water , costumer service was a shame, their hidden charges, the entrance is very confusing there is no signs or banners to identify it, only a A4 print with California on it, the "lockers" are in plastic, they open the door for anyone without check it before. Heating was very low even with -2*c outside.

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