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Reviews of Hostel California

Hostel | Via Lambrate, 18, Milan, Italy 20131

61.3% Overall Rating

418 out of 739 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/10/2014)

Vandini Pathak thinks…

"The staff was very nice and helpful. They were good people who received me at reception and also they have a good and clean rooms."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • 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

  • Airport Pickup USD 113.85
  • Breakfast USD 2.53
  • Linen USD 3.04
  • Towel USD 0.63

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

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 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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61.3%

Overall Rating

418 out of 739 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel California'

Atmosphere
56.8%
Location
57.6%
Facilities
59.2%
Cleanliness
62.4%
Staff
62.4%
Value
63.2%
Safety
67.2%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2011

Liked: The sheets were clean

Disliked: Bad location. They were repairing and dust was everywhere. Crowded. The smke was bad in the kitchen so I had to stand near an open windoe.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really clean for the price

Disliked: far from the underground

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: You get what you pay for and cheap.

Disliked: Reconstruction is still ongoing, and this causes some inconvienience. Didn't like that kitchen closes at 23.00.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wi-fi free with good speed.

Disliked: Staff forget to smile to guest... Nothing kindness.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2011

Liked: Had a kitchen

Disliked: The staff were pretty useless and not very accomodating or organised.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Elena Anishchenko

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2011 Elena would recommend this property

Liked: i like a lot of this hostel)

Disliked: bed was not so cosy

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Danielle Steinman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2011

Liked: It's the cheapest I could find in Milan, and considering the price it wasn't awful. It was pretty bad though. The staff was moderately helpful, and the shower had good water pressure and there was free wifi. All around it was a pretty average experience.

Disliked: It was in an incredibly inconvenient location. It was hot and loud. I stayed in a room with 10 beds and there was one outlet and one toilet for all of us.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: there are internet and kitchen.

Disliked: no boxes for private things

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Torbjörn Lindahl

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2011 Torbjörn would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: There was always water around and about the toilet.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

26 September 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: staff, location and the lie they told us. they did not give us what we had reserved.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Shynar Dyussenbenova

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2011 Shynar would recommend this property

Liked: I loved staying in this very hostel. I will reccommend this place for those who r easy going and not so picky:). Don't demand too much... for such prices. After all its not a 3 or 5 star hotel. Its a hostel that is reccommended itself as the good one in terms of atmosphere, prices and helpful staff.

Disliked: They need to change utensils:)

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Tobias Andersson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

19 September 2011 Tobias would recommend this property

Liked: the staff was very friendly,

Disliked: hostesllet would need to be renovated

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like that its open 24 hours, the bed was pretty nice, youve got free WiFi...its a good hostel, but of course, ive been to better places

Disliked: The fridge is horrible - its full and smells terrible, they made me pay for 2 beds, althouhg Im sure I made only one reservation

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Anton Lyubomirov

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 September 2011 Anton would recommend this property

Liked: Stuff, kitchen, location and price)

Disliked: Toilets

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

Dragana Antic

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2011 Dragana would recommend this property

Liked: the price

Disliked: some guests didn't follow the rules

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everyone is really nice and helpful.

Disliked: bho.

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

Petr Kohut

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2011 Petr would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness

Disliked: We have to wait for roam one hour although it was after check in hours

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nothing

Disliked: Everybody was smoking even in the kitchen, and I didnt like it. There is no a big common room to speak to other people, and I was in one room where I heard the bell all the time during all the night, i wouldnt recommend it.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: see number 2

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

Tiago Almeida

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 August 2011 Tiago would recommend this property

Liked: the rooms are clean ,it's easy to find this place

Disliked: it was very hot in the room

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

claire cretel

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2011 claire would recommend this property

Liked: automatic door, good security, large kitchen, friendly staff

Disliked: far from the center of Milan, but for the price is normal

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

FARAZ FARHANG

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2011

Liked: The Free WiFi internet availability.

Disliked: No AIR CONDITION! in the humid hot weather of Milan, no air condition, just a very small fan on the ceiling. and beds were some how lose and shaky specially on the top.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really loved our stay here. There are great kitchen facilities with a communal lounge which is great for meeting other travellers. The dorms were spacious and clean, as were the bathrooms. The staff were helpful and the metro is close.

Disliked: We didn't have keys to the dorm so it probably wasn't the most secure of places but we felt safe staying there anyway. There's always a member of staff about so as long as you keep your valuables with you, everything will be safe.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2011

Liked: Place to sleep for the night, location was alright especially as I was using the metro

Disliked: Luggage left in the hostel didn't feel very safe, no locks on the dorm doors. Was charged for the room as well as the deposit I already paid

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is cheap to stay and doesn't locate in a noisy neigbourhood, so you can rest well. Also rooms were confotable.

Disliked: It is hard to find the hostel with its tiny label. Also the bathrooms were vey dirty and there weren't any soap neither in the toilets nor in the bathrooms.


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