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Reviews of Hostel California Milan Hostel

Via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy

Atmosphere 46%

Cleanliness 47%

Facilities 39%

Location 54%

Safety 55%

Staff 44%

Value 54%

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 101.97USD
  • Breakfast 2.27USD
  • Linen 2.72USD
  • Towel 0.57USD

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?

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Atmosphere 46%

Cleanliness 47%

Facilities 39%

Location 54%

Safety 55%

Staff 44%

Value 54%

Showing 141-72 of 72 reviews

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Nice atmosphere and common room. Location was good.

Disliked: Toilets were quite dirty.

Customer would recommend this property

26% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
26% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Not much... It's the worst hostel I've ever been to!

Disliked: Very dirty hostel, very unfriendly staff. They let you know about the additional cost of 2.40€ for sheets straight away (not able to decline them) at the desk letting every sinlge traveller in a bad mude. I'd say all the guests are there because the online price was fairly cheap and with the additional cost it is far from that. Not mentioning you hardly get any sheets on your bad.

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Its quite near to station

Disliked: The room on the 10 bed is so crowded, poor lighting, extremely hot in summer. They charge a compulsory linen of 2.40. My friend who arrive without reservation is overcharge.

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 100%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Cheap price, wifi ok

Disliked: Not that clean, specially bathrooms

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
24 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: easy going and flexible :)

Disliked: No lock on doors, only small lockers for your personal items

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
14 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good value for money, clean beds, big common room, helpful staff...

Disliked: Bathrooms in the dorm could be cleaner, but not disgusting.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
11 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: This hostel had a big fridge, big kitchen and open communall area. Good place to cook your own meals and meet new people.

Disliked: The staff were not the most helpful people and often seemed quite uninterested in your enquires. The shower and sink clogged up twice in our stay of 4 nights.

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
11 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: not alot. close to a very large supermarket so good to get food from.

Disliked: very dirty. the bathrooms were constantly dirty - hair everywhere. the bathroom overlooked a children's play centre which is made to look like party of the hostel in the photos like an outdoor area but its actually children playing at 8 am. the staff were very unhelpful and rude. we were staying three nights and they moved our stuff whilst we were out on the 2nd day and left it piled up in the reception without asking us. so we had to move rooms. it is not made clean about the linen charge on their decription and the linen was SO dirty that we used our own sleeping bags so hat was a waste of 2.50 a night for linen that we didnt even touch. The location is bad and badly explained directions on the website. bad cooking facilities including dirty broken plates old food left in trays in the oven and an overflowing fridge with rotten food. nothing to do in the evenings except sit in the boiling hot kitchen on broken tables. very rude service and ruined the end of an amazing trip. would definitely not go back.

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

Anonymous
06 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Convenient pricing

Disliked: quite a lot of walking from lambrate, the door was very difficult to be found as only doorbell had tiny printing referring to the hostel

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The price

Disliked: The bathroom has the ceiling at a very short height; it is allowed to smoke in the kitchen.

Customer would recommend this property

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