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Reviews of Zebra Hostel

Hostel | viale Regina Margherita 9, Milan, Italy 20122

61.7% Overall Rating

192 out of 274 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/08/2015)

Aoife Sands thinks…

"All the people who were staying here were so nice and friendly. The three nights I was there I managed to feel at home and welcomed."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 4.47

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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61.7%

Overall Rating

192 out of 274 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Zebra Hostel'

Atmosphere
65.6%
Location
71.2%
Facilities
57.6%
Cleanliness
53.6%
Staff
68.0%
Value
58.4%
Safety
57.6%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Knut Anders Gjersøe

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

26 March 2013 Knut Anders would recommend this property

Liked: Concept, atmosphere, people, kitchen.

Disliked: Knut Anders left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

23 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's Clean and friendly place!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Karina Gilmour

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2013

Liked: common area was spacious.

Disliked: there is no security once inside the hostel - there isn't even doors (or full walls) into the dorm room! it was constantly freezing cold - the heating did not work sufficiently. There are bed bugs and the beds do not seem very clean. the staff are unfriendly and do not seem too willing to help.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2013

Liked: At least the wifi worked

Disliked: It was sooooo COLD!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GOOD BREAKFAST. HELPFUL, CHEERFUL STAFF.

Disliked: 1 COMPUTER WAS A PROBLEM, MOVED TO ANOTHER AND HAD A DICKY MOUSE - SOME CHECKS WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Paulo Carvalho

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2012 Paulo would recommend this property

Liked: It´s a funny place, te location is notthe better, but is well conected by bus and subway, the friendliness of staff and the simple (but practical) breakfast included.

Disliked: The bathroom is not good, doesnt have keys for the safe-deposit box in the room, internet very expensive.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was friendly, free breakfast, great common areas :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Elizabeth Viney

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2012

Liked: Large socialising area which meant you were able to meet other travellers. There was also a bar selling cheap alcohol and a well equipped kitchen. Great ice cream palour across the road.

Disliked: BED BUGS!!!!!!!!!! On our first night at this hostel staying the the 24 bed dorm, i was eaten alive by bed bugs. When we consulted the staff the following day all they offered to give me was a clean duvet cover and did not seem in the slightest bit concerned. Needless to say i spent the second night sleeping on the tiled floor. The rooms are huge and with many beds packed in close together. There is no aircon and the windows offer little ventilation so it got very hot and sticky. We had to walk down 3 flights of stairs just to get to a toilet or shower. This meant walking through other dorms that were partitioned with draped material as opposed to doors. There was a lack of plugs throughout the whole hostel. Only 1 in the dorm and 4 in the main socilaising area. The whole hostel had a fusty damp smell to it. Including the seating areas and "zebra bed" in the main room. This hostel seem to think they are "cooler" than they really are. With a sign up saying "No gang bangs" really?!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast and the common area was good too

Disliked: It was run down in places and the showers were particularly difficult....not much nightlife while we were there either

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

22 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's relatively easy access to hostel, friendly stuff. Before to come, they send you a city plan.

Disliked: It's quite old and dirty...rooms, kitchen, but for the price you pay, it's ok.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

14 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cool hang out place, location is very good, good connection by metro

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient location metro and tram very close, ideal for sightseeing and return just for a sleep, some of the staff is very helpful, some other just go by the book. It's a pro that has a 24h reception and you can buy drinks and food in very good prices. All included in price (linen,breakfast) is also honest.

Disliked: Toilets could have more room, Breakfast could be better.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Katrin Workert

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 October 2012

Liked: There was a bar and space for activity and the bathroom was quite clean.

Disliked: We booked a 6 bed girls dorm and got a 6 bed mixed dorm, which unfortunately wasn't a room. It didn't have a door neither real walls. They walls didn't go up to the ceiling so that it was actually like you were living with the people of the rooms next to you together. You could hear and smell them, but fortunately not see them. PLUS: They had bed bugs. Not only me, but two others persons as well were bitten by these aggressive things. I complained while checking-out. The personell told me that they will contact the manager and then write me an email, but until now almost one week later, I haven't heard anything!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2012

Liked: location

Disliked: Staff, Atmosphere, rooms, beds, and so on..

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very large common areas, access to supermarket and trams to the centre.

Disliked: Rubbish showers, large common areas mean everyone is spread out. Not much atmosphere.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 September 2012

Liked: Great communal area, plenty of space to socialise, bar reasonably priced, table football and table tennis on offer. Good sized, modern kitchen.

Disliked: Check-in took an age. Staff weren't very welcoming, they didn't tell me breakfast was included. Staff could have given me a map of the local area and told me what events were on. A pity the staff let this hostel down, a few basic hospitality issues, however clearly a hostel with potential.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

13 September 2012

Liked: Good atmosphere

Disliked: staff only speak italian. we had to pay euros in cash and the conversion rate from pounds to euro wasn't accurate thus we paid 104 euro when the booking was 76 pounds for 2 nights. the staff said it was nothing to do with them. it is overpriced for what you get

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I did like the common room, very nice and comfortable.

Disliked: The showers are not very good, the water spreads everywhere, there is no place to hang the close and the door to the shower is only half of the wall so you need to pay attention so that no one sees you half naked. I also hated all the advises hanged on the walls so that we won't do this or that. Is very negative, they are EVERYWHERE!!

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

Alana Karathanasis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 August 2012 Alana would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were fantastic... Really helpful and went out of their way to make things easy for you.

Disliked: The bathrooms weren't great. Water pressure sucked and they didn't seem all that clean but perhaps they were just a bit old. Location was a little inconvenient too, but it was ok.

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good. Only 15 minute walk to the centre.

Disliked: The shower cubicle was small and made washing with all my items tricky.

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

Steven Astbury

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2012 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: Zebra hostel was generally a decent place to stay staff were helpful when required but i

Disliked: Steven left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large and sociable common area, with a bar and lots of soft furnishings. It was nice to be able to chill out in the evening and swap stories with other travellers.

Disliked: The bathrooms weren't very clean, which is partially to do with other people staying who can't clear up after themselves,but a regualr check of the facilities wouldn't hurt. The air conditioning in our dorm was pretty useless if you weren't right underneath it. It was one small machine which probably kept 4 people cool out of 24! It was one of the most uncomfortable nights sleep all holiday, as it was just too hot and sweaty to sleep properly. People in the other dorms didn't have this problem. I'd highly recommend that they put another air conditioning unit the the 24 bed dorm!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere and great place to meet new people. We met a very friendly Aussie staff member who worked really hard to keep everyone pleased.

Disliked: No aircondition - just fans.

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

Brooke Chudleigh

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2012 Brooke would recommend this property

Liked: It had a great atmosphere and a great common room area. Everyone was so friendly and because it was so hot and the olympics were on everyone was pretty keen to chill out.

Disliked: It was so hot on the top floor the aircon was not efficient. Everyone was constantly sweating

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

krystle larkin

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2012 krystle would recommend this property

Liked: Really good atmosphere, pool table, bar, games etc, brilliant way to meet new people. Free wifi was brill and it`s only a 15 minute walk from all the main attractions and a few metro stops from the train station.

Disliked: The showers were a bit shabby


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