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Reviews of Star Hostel Milan Hostel

Via Varesina 63, Milan, Italy

Atmosphere 64%

Cleanliness 58%

Facilities 61%

Location 58%

Safety 68%

Staff 78%

Value 67%

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Not Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Linen 5.92USD
  • Towel 1.78USD

Important Information

FULL BOOKING FEE WILL BE CHARGED FROM YOUR CREDIT CARD ON THE SAME DAY OF BOOKING

20 days prior to arrival for you can cancel for free and payment will be refunded
10 days prior to arrival incurs a 50% cancellation charge and any balance will be refunded
cancel less than these 10 days the payment is non-refundable.
(see cancellation policy)

linen and sheets cost an extra 5.00 euro per person per night (OBLIGATORY) payment upon

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Milan?

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Atmosphere 64%

Cleanliness 58%

Facilities 61%

Location 58%

Safety 68%

Staff 78%

Value 67%

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69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Balcony

Disliked: not very good to reach

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: The atmosphere, you immediately feel as though you are at home due to the friendliness of the staff. The beds were comfortable, rooms and the interior were spacious, clean and well heated(I stayed during Winter so this was an important factor). Coffee, tea and juice were always on offer at no cost at all which was great. A good balance between having your own privacy but always having someone to chat to, if not other customers , Bob was always available to help out or talk about anything under the sun. Also, the bus stop is literally right in front of the hostel so getting around was easy.

Disliked: Nothing, really

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
14 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The owner was extremely welcoming and helpful!

Disliked: The property is kind of far from the city center, but it was very close to a bus stop that goes into the center of town.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: it was easy to meet people because of the coziness of the hostel. Bob, the owner, tried hard to bring everyone together.

Disliked: no air conditioning or fan, kitchen didn't have a stove. A bit hard to get to from Milano centrale, but only one bus to the center of milan. Don't forget that you have to pay 5 euros per person for linen if you book through hostelbookers

Customer would recommend this property

20% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
20% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: UncleanUnfriendlyBugs and Ants on bedFull of MosquitosTrying to get extra money for everything from Air conditioner to Water, even was reluctant to pay my change back. wanted to charge more for bed linen fine. but then wanted to charge more for towel and lastly even pillow ! so 15 euro more for linen, towel and pillow. Wifi doesnt work.

37% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
37% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The balcony was welcome, as was the large doors, letting cool air on a hot day. The location was good for us, as we were getting a train from the station close by. The free wifi was also great.

Disliked: It wasn't anything special, we were happy to have somewhere to sleep after a long day getting to Milan. Bob on reception was nice enough even after the misunderstanding on our arrival. He is a heavy smoker and smoked in the lobby/communal area (despite the no smoking sign on the door). The smell of it found it's way to our room, and as both of us are non-smokers, it was very unpleasant. It would have been good if our upgrade to a better room included the bathroom that came with it, but it was kindly locked. So we had to use the communal one. I've had to use some filthy hostel bathrooms before, but this takes the cake. We took this hostel because of the price (and location to train), but add on the extra linen cost and it makes it about average.

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff was nice

Disliked: It was a little hard to get to

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Bob was very nice and helpful. Although he smokes in the lobby and he might come off as a little cold to some people at times, I personally liked him a lot and he was very helpful when I asked him questions. He even gave us a free cup of coffee/hot chocolate.I didn't find the location to be very bad. Because of Milan's public transportation system, you can take the bus, tram, and metro unlimitedly for 90 minutes for only 1.50. Buy a a 24 hour ticket for 3.50 and you can never get lost in Milan if you're savvy with public transportation. The hostel was about 17 minutes away by bus from Castello Sforzeco and from there you can take the metro anywhere you want.

Disliked: Bob offered us a nicer room with its own bathroom for a 5 euro per person upgrade and while the bathroom and the room itself were nice, the bathroom floor would become flooded whenever water landed on the bathroom walls and not directly into the tub while showering. The door knob of the bathroom would also come off. In addition, the room was rather cold at night in December and there was no heat or radiator. The sheet provides was very thin.

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

Anonymous
22 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Good directions to get there from trains downtown. Owner shared wine and conversation and cigarettes.

Disliked: Location was far away from city center. I was cold at night, difficult to sleep. Owner is kind of pushy, I didnt enjoy his company. Separate mandatory charge for linens is tricky and it is blamed on the customer for not reading the fine print, when clearly we chose that hostel for its low price...actually its not that different, just not advertised honestly.

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

Anonymous
14 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff was friendly enough, offered help to the best of his ability though his knowledge of the city was not extensive.

Disliked: The reviews on the website are very misleading. It is much, much farther from the city center then stated, the majority of the services listed are not actually offered. You had to pay for linen, which he did not mention, even when providing the total cost. All guests had to share one bathroom, and there were no locks for any of the doors or lockers, just cupboards. The TV does not work, we got told to be quiet in the middle of the afternoon (it was just two of us on the patio chatting), the Internet was extremely slow, towels were not offered and the bathroom was not very clean. I would not recommend this property, unless you only need a place to sleep for one night.

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