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Hostel | Via Lambrate, 18, Milan, Italy 20131

56.0% Overall Rating

410 out of 723 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/03/2014)

Daniela Albuquerque thinks…

"Its a hostel for persons that just want a place for sleeping. There are only 2 bathroon, so you need to adapte on this situation. Its a good place."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 2.21
  • Linen USD 3.32
  • Towel USD 0.69

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Important Information

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 2014 : Reservations made for the exhibition (Salone Internazionale Del Mobile) in April 2014 ( from 07 April 2014 till 13 April 2014 included ) are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled or changed. We have the right to charge the total cost before you arrival. The Booking is not refundable

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56.0%

Overall Rating

410 out of 723 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel California'

Atmosphere
54.4%
Location
55.2%
Facilities
54.4%
Cleanliness
51.2%
Staff
58.4%
Value
54.4%
Safety
64.0%
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Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Marzena Klepacka

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway
Shopping

23 November 2010

Liked: 1.price2.quite good location (15 minutes by metro to the city center)

Disliked: 1. The dog uses kitchen as his toilet, it was really disgusting! (It is not a puppy!) 2. Cold shower. 3. Freezing rooms (even staff wore jackets and scarves inside). 4. Problem with cleanliness. 5. Problem with communication in English (staff tried to be nice, but it was not enough to get all needed information).

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

hanna walkin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2010 hanna would recommend this property

Liked: it is cheap, clean, secure and friendly :)

Disliked: hanna left no negative feedback.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 November 2010

Liked: I liked nothing!

Disliked: I didn't like this place, not at all! First of all, the location is not good. It's really difficult to find this place. And The Stuff are not so friendly, even they try to be. There was no towel personally! Place was really cold! And there is no good place around this hostel to have fun. I do NOT definitely recommend this hostel!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

21 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and good enough for just 2 nights. One of the attendants was quite friendly and both were helpful. The beds are comfortable too!

Disliked: The beds were not ready upon arrival. Cold shower for the first couple minutes. FREEZING rooms.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, staff friendly givin us great tips about the city, specialy the dog Diablo.

Disliked: Kitchen not really clean.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

17 November 2010

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Toilets poor Cleanliness of room and bed the climate in room(cold) the type of room is not as we requested. not secure, no lock room. poor internet connection.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very nice. It had big rooms an a real space to function as a kitchen. It is really super...

Disliked: I don't think that I have something to blame this hostel for.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Patrick Kidd

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2010 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great and fun to spend time with in the evenings. The place was a bit dingy but if you take it at face value and don't expect the earth you will have a really great time. Also, the cutest dog in existence lives here.

Disliked: No locks on the room doors was a concern, but nothing was stolen as staff about 24/7. Other than that, the shower room was a bit dirty, but not disgustingly so, and was cleaned during the day. Was a bit hard to reach if you had no map.

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Ruengkiat Ruengpreechavech

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2010

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Many things

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

11 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: not so clean all the time bathroom wise

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Daniel Skaftouros

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

10 November 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, Relaxed, Free Internet, management very generous.

Disliked: Showers, It was always very cold at night, Common room closes after about 12, common room not very hygienic and not the best place to meet other people.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We can park for free, in the street next to California.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 November 2010

Liked: cheap

Disliked: inconvenient place and one of a reception he can't speak English.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price was good, and the location

Disliked: It was a little bit cold at night

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Amanda Buthe

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2010

Liked: Cheap, good place to stay if you just need to crash for the night in milan, very clean.

Disliked: Far from the center, kind of in a sketchy area at night, we couldn't figure out how to turn on the heater so our room was absolutely freezing, the common room is more like an unfinished attic filled with random stuff they found on the streets.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 November 2010

Liked: staff, if anything...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 November 2010

Liked: Got to meet some nice people, city map was useful and info about good aperitivo and drinking places

Disliked: Most aspects were unpleasant... The kitchen/common room and floors were dirty, there were no locks and/or keys for the bedroom doors, fair distance from the centre, but well connected bus bus and metro systems

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 November 2010

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: This property probably should not be open for use yet. The proprietors were extremely disorganized and it was very uncomfortable to stay.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Daniel Webb

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 October 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: The dude behind the counter was really helpful and did everything he could to give us a bed when we asked for a second night. Enjoyable stay, with no curfew.

Disliked: Daniel left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

31 October 2010

Liked: Nothing!

Disliked: I really didn´t like it at all, the heating was not working so it was quite cold in the end of October and they did not give us additional blankets when asked. The room and bathroom were also quite dirty and you had to sit in the shower in order to be able to wash yourself. The location was really difficult to reach from the subway and there is nothing nice in the neighbourhood.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's just a place where to spend the night, don't expect to be able to spend the day at the hostel without getting bored.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jiapei Wang

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Backpacking / gap year
City break

27 October 2010

Liked: it's clean,bathrooms are big,sheets are provided.atmosphere around the hotel is lovely,it makes me feel really safe.

Disliked: there is no hot air,although it's not the right season,but it's under 10degree,so I think it should provide hot air. no places for hanging clothes,it's too bad,and it's really hard to find a place can hang wet clothes.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price is reasonable. accordingly it's very far away from the center. you have to walk 10mimutes to the metro. but the receptionist is really nice and he clicked all the sightseeing on the map for us, and recommended a buffet which was fabulous to us!!! clean and comfortable. bathroom is very well decorated.

Disliked: the bathroom in my room has no way to expel the water. so after my friend's bath, the floor is all wet. and there is no wifi in my room. only when you go downstairs can you get throught the internet. all in all, quite worth the cheap price.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

22 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice, smiling and helfpfull staff, we met on the street, and came togheter to the hostel :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Morgan Hall

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 October 2010

Liked: it had a roof

Disliked: No kitchen or communal areas


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