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Reviews of Zebra Hostel

Hostel | viale Regina Margherita 9, Milan, Italy 20122

71.0% Overall Rating

181 out of 253 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/10/2014)

Nathan Nichols thinks…

"Had a cool vibe and was well decorated. Had a lot of potential to be a rocking place but this wasn't actualised."

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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
  • Washing machines
  • 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 5.06

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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71.0%

Overall Rating

181 out of 253 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Zebra Hostel'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
60.8%
Staff
67.2%
Value
69.6%
Safety
72.8%
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51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2011

Liked: Not much

Disliked: there are no doors on the bedrooms. You get the noise from all the other rooms & it echoes quite loudly! Not secure, anyone can come in your room as its open all the time 24 hours & security at front desk is not good. If you want to party and not sleep then its ok. Dont plan on getting any sleep though. Showers are bad. Nowhere to get undressed or dressed. Nowhere to hang your towel. They are also renovating. Very noisy. Not recommended.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was aok and the location was good for the trams and you could walk into the centre in about 15minutes

Disliked: there were no plugs in the bedroom for you to be able to charge. The showers didnt have any room for you to hang your clothes or towel. You had to pay for the Internet, unless you access to wifi. Only one light bulb in the room with 24 beds It was a good hostel just a few things need to change for it to be great

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

Emily Wallace

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 October 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, live music some nights. great kitchen to use. Pretty decent wifi. friendly staff and its really close to lots of things you need and not that far from the city center either. beds and sheets are clean and cosy.

Disliked: Currently being rennovated so theres bits and pieces that arent finished. No doors on some of the rooms.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast and wifi, nicely decorated and fun atmosphere.

Disliked: Although free wifi, had to pay to use internet at their computers. Large dormitories with lockers than required padlocks.

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

ibrahim onur kocasli

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2011 ibrahim onur would recommend this property

Liked: comfortable beds

Disliked: there is not toilets at every floor

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 September 2011

Liked: The music and atari...

Disliked: computers are very slow and there are no fun things to do in this hostel. I didnt like the crew too...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty much everything! If you had the right staff they were really helpful, great atmosphere after 7pm as there was happy hour - we met so many people! Kitchen had really good facilities, plenty of pots, pans and cutlery and the free breakfast was really good too. Beds were the best we've slept in and the bathroom was always clean. Great place and would recommend it and stay again!

Disliked: some of the staff were rude. Even though the kitchen facilities were good some of the stoves didn't work. Showers were really small but it's a hostel - so expexctations shouldn't be too high. The room we stayed in didn't have a door, which didn't bother me too much but for those who wouldn't you can pay a bit more and get a room with a door. You could here everything that people were doing in other rooms but that's not the hostels fault it's rude arrogant people.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: No complains

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - near the center, good located!!!! - breakfast is good and kitchen too - very friendly - clean bedrooms

Disliked: - seemed to be not finished, workers were still painting and in some rooms the doors missed (but they worked discrete, it wasn't disturbing) - the bathroom was ok, but not as clean as the rooms

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2011

Liked: Free wi-fi.

Disliked: Dirty bathrooms, some of them were under construction. There were lots of stairs and with no elevators. In the kitchen only 2 of 8 stoves were working, that was very poor.

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

Katrina Henderson

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 September 2011 Katrina would recommend this property

Liked: The large common room and kitchen made for a very sociable environment

Disliked: The showers could be greatly improved. Rooms with doors and walls going up to the ceiling would be great.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

13 September 2011

Liked: The location.

Disliked: Rude staff, rooms without a door and open to everyone, extra mattresses put on the floor because of overbooking, no locker.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was here for just one night on a Sunday, paid 14e. The atmosphere seemed okay and I was able to meet other young travellers. The staff were nice and give you a map to show you the main areas of Milan/give advice how to get to the train station at 5 in the morning. I really just came to sleep for cheap and it was fine for that, but I could see on other nights it may be difficult to sleep in the bigger dorms, as the walls are thin and there are a lot of people. But on those nights it may also be a party hostel, so a plus for that. The Zebra style was interesting. I missed the breakfast but was told it was free. Lockers to lock your things, but anyone can walk into the dorm. There are wristbands so they can identify people not from the hostel.

Disliked: No showers from 12pm-6am, probably due to noise. I needed to leave at 5, I still had a shower though. Thin walls with gap at the top for maximisation of noise between dorms.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was OK. Free Wifi on common spaces. Nice atmosphere and cheap drinks.

Disliked: Bathrooms and showers are very small and not very clean. Dorms have too many beds.

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

Rodrigo Sebastian López Torres

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2011 Rodrigo Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: El caracter y atmosfera es de un verdadero hostel. Podes conocer gente, hay ping pong, bar, metegol, cocina, heladera, recepción las 24 horas, el common room es grande y amplio, hay biblioteca, internet y te dan las sábanas (lino) y el lugar está bueno. Tenés el tranvía a una cuadra y te dan toda la información de la zona como pizzerías, ATM, farmacia. Gente que conoce de backpacking.

Disliked: El baño podría estar mejor y mi habitación era un poco cálida, como todo Milán.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

31 August 2011

Liked: It was in an okay location and the kitchen faculties were very good. If you dont mind roughing it, this hostel will do

Disliked: Bed bugs!!!! Also the general atmosphere wasn't very fun, they had the set up but I guess there were not enough people during my stay. The showers only worked on one level and the cubicles were very awkwardly designed. It was very rundown and safety was a big issue (they only give you wrist bands, no keys or magnetic card). During my stay the 1st level door was always open. Anybody could have walked in off the street. I probably wouldn't stay here again

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

25 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmospere was very good, there is a space for meeting people, they have games, guitars etc. So I had fun. Good free breakfast

Disliked: Staff have to learn english more. I had some problems and it was hard to explain the situation.

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

Daniel Schwab

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2011 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel, good atmosphere in common room, lockers available, internet

Disliked: nothing in the neighbour hood to do, but good tram connection, showers were broken and too hot, but the broken one's that weren't "fully hot" yet were ok :)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, nice hostel bar, great location.

Disliked: Water in showers was very, very hot.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A bit more variety for breakfast which is good. No there aren't doors and the walls don't reach the ceiling but they have lockers which makes it okay. The bathrooms are separated by genders. This makes it a lot easier to dress re: door and wall issue

Disliked: Pervy old men that work there..bad instructions to find the place...

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

10 August 2011

Liked: The internet and wifi with printing facilities and the underground basement

Disliked: The cold showers were not the best, sleezy staff, rooms were uncomfortably stuffy all the time

57.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Matthew Knight

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere in the common area is superb - we never had to leave the hostel because everyone was having such a good time. There's table tennis, foosball tables and arcade machines to play for free! Good large kitchen, well stocked with utensils and pans.

Disliked: Unclean, often broken toilets and showers. The room we stayed in didnt have a door and there was an incomplete wall between rooms so you could hear everything going on across your floor. The information maps provided of local supermarkets, laundrettes etc were incorrect and so sent us on wild goose chases before we found what we were actually looking for.

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

XUJIE YAN

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2011 XUJIE would recommend this property

Liked: very big & nice breakfast

Disliked: looks dangerous!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Klyne Jeffreson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2011 Klyne would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, great communal area and facilities on offer

Disliked: No lock on room, VERY noisy, not particularly clean, communal shower area, 4euro for towel hire!

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

Alvin Lee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2011 Alvin would recommend this property

Liked: it has lockers.

Disliked: the breakfast is just a bread. wifi cant be access from room. need to be in the main area.


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