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Reviews of The Monastery Hostel

Hostel | Via Bertoni, 3, Milano, Milan, Italy 20121

71.2% Overall Rating

283 out of 340 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/10/2014)

John Bohle thinks…

"Was a little bit hard to find in the dark and on foot, but it's location isn't bad at all. About a 10 minute walk from the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and there are some nice little…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 5.06
  • Towel USD 6.33

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Cancellation Policy : Free until 30 working days prior arrival date 50% of the total amount 10 days before arrival date

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71.2%

Overall Rating

283 out of 340 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Monastery Hostel'

Atmosphere
57.6%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
61.6%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
59.2%
Value
77.6%
Safety
81.6%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John Bohle

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Was a little bit hard to find in the dark and on foot, but it's location isn't bad at all. About a 10 minute walk from the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and there are some nice little cafes there as well. We (my girlfriend and I) shared a 6-person room, and it was clean and the shower and bathroom were great. The 6-person room has a main room with two sets of bunk beds, and a room off to the side with another set of bunk beds.

Disliked: Upon payment, the employees stated there was no tourist tax since we were under 25, yet I was overcharged by about 1.50 euros. Not a big deal, but just the principle of it. Also, he didn't give me my receipt stating he would bring it to me later and then sort of scoffed at me when I requested it upon leaving. Also, my girlfriend and I book together, so theoretically we should have been placed above one another (right?). However, they placed her off in the small room and me in the large room, and I just thought that was kind of strange. It was alright, though, because we worked it out with the other travelers, but I thought that was strange.

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

Tik Bing Poon

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2014 Tik Bing would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is good and nice location. Good for backpackers

Disliked: The bed sheet and kitchen were dirty

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was ok. Good wifi, lockers, location near the cathedral (15 min walk).

Disliked: Big hostel so didn't feel any sociable friendly atmosphere. It is situated near the city center but in rather calm district so it didn't feel very safe to come back late at night as there weren't any people walking around.

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

George Curtis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2014 George would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel has large, cool rooms with big lockers and private bathrooms which was good. The staff are ok, one of them can across a bit bipolar, shouting at us in the day and accusing us of not actually staying in the hostel, then chatting and flirting with us later that night and giving us directions.

Disliked: You have to pay for literally everything, the kitchen isn't good at all and the staff can come across rude at times.

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

Matt louie Caspe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2014

Liked: Staff: I only met 2 staff and they are okay- helpful but not the approachable type. Location: The hostel is in quite an okay location if you want to visit Milan. It's about 20 minutes walk away from the Duomo di Milan. and there's a grocery shop 10 minutes away. It's about 20 minutes walk away from the train station. Atmosphere: Sad. The place look sad. There is nothing interesting inside the hostel aside from the Bull in the lobby but aside from that, the hostel is a sad place to stay. but as a hostel, it serves it's purpose. My experience: Arrived in the hostel 2 hours early than the check-in time. My original plan was to leave my luggage in their luggage room and go for a walk but sadly, you can't leave your luggage without paying- it costs 4 Euros per bag. This is one of the drawback of the hostel. After waiting for 2 hours, I got my key and got into the room. There is a bathroom inside the room and they do have a wifi but sadly the range isn't enough and you can hardly get a coonection if you're inside the room.

Disliked: 1. You need to pay for just leaving your luggage. 2. Wifi doesn't have good range and can't reach the rooms. 3. The kitchen is unorganize. 4. The whole hostel has a sad and plain ambiance.

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

Soraia Cardoso

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2014 Soraia would recommend this property

Liked: First of all we were very well received. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very nice. They have air conditioning, nice beds, clean sheets (given at the desk), a mini fridge to keep your food, a clean bathroom and a private closet for you to keep your stuff. Also there is a pc that you can use near the reception with internet.

Disliked: They don't have cutlery (knifes, fork, spoon) in the kitchen for safety purposes. You'll have to bring from home or buy a kit (cutlery, cup and plate) at the desk for 3 euros.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2014

Liked: The location is good - about a 20 min walk to the city centre.

Disliked: The awful smell in the room - it smelt stuffy and like the window hadn't been opened in months. The kitchen - there are about 50 plates, 2 saucepans, and one wooden spoon on offer but no knives, no forks, no spoons, no kettle, no cups, no bowls, and no glasses. Basically the provision of a "kitchen" is pointless because you can't use it. Wifi only works in reception. Soundproofing between rooms is awful - I could hear the people in the next room into the early hours of the morning. While most of the staff were pleasant and friendly, one male worker was incredibly rude. I asked where the supermarket was and because I didn't understand the directions he gave me immediately (I'm a tourist not familiar with Milan after all!) he openly complained that I was annoying him to another guest!! Save yourself the hassle and do not stay here.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 June 2014

Liked: It was clean and close to a metro station.

Disliked: The staff was extremely immature, unhelpful and rude. I understand that a hostel is mostly just a bed for most travelers but I think it's also important to have a good atmosphere and friendly environment. This was the worst in that aspect out of all the hostels I stayed in, and I have been traveling for half a year in Europe. First of all, the wifi was basically non-existent at the hostel. The staff was very unwilling to help and rude in answering my question. I asked about "Internet" instead of wifi and he rolled his eyes and made fun of me to his colleague right in front of me in Italian (He didn't know I speak Spanish, therefore can understand a good deal of Spanish). The hostel also had a flow of foreign tourist throughout the night and he was also teasing their accent and broken italian and jjoking with them in a way that was not funny at all and very unprofessional. I could tell the guests were so uncomfortable. Right at the guest leave he would then talk about them behind their back in Italian. How I know all this? Oh the only area you can get semi normal wifi in this place is the few tables above the reception desk. And did I mention he yelled at us to SHHH! several times even though we were simply talking in the tv room?? Meanwhile he had music blasting all night and singing at the top of lung. He sounded awful by the way. Sorry for the long complain but please, fire this kid. Anyone who has stayed there will know who I'm talking about.

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

Jessica Buck

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2014 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best dorm layouts I've seen. Plenty of space, a secure locker big enough for the largest suitcase with powerpoints inside to charge your stuff without leaving it out. 8 bed dorm had 3 ensuite bathrooms and 2 fridges.

Disliked: Advertises breakfast but no longer provides it. Same with the laundry. Kitchen doesn't even have cutlery or cups for you to eat with.

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

Karla Mantilla

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2014 Karla would recommend this property

Liked: I loved that it is close to everything, great location and place. Ruled by Franciscans and friendly staff. I loved it.

Disliked: Karla left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

18 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: we booked an 8 bedroom dorm, but what you get is more a 3 bed dorm with your own bathroom that is connected to another 3 bed dorm

Disliked: staff wasnt very helpful

68.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Gabriela Goelzer bacelar

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 February 2014

Liked: Good price and good location. The room for 8 people is divided in smaller, so it was really better.

Disliked: The atmosphere is terrible, breakfast is terrible. Not clean...

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

27 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: quietness, location, design

Disliked: potential extra charges for any additional services: left luggage, prints

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

25 February 2014

Liked: It was very clean and there was a lot of space in the rooms.

Disliked: It might be that i was there during off-season, but the hostel atmosphere was very chilly. You barely saw any people anywhere and it was super quiet. Also i didn't like the fact that you had to use the elevator.

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

Kaitlin Butler

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 February 2014 Kaitlin would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely clean, nice kitchen, very friendly and helpful staff. Bonus, a free croissant and coffee every morning for breakfast !

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were extremely helpful and had lots of extra services to offer

Disliked: Not overly aesthetically pleasing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 December 2013

Liked: good location

Disliked: not good for meeting with other travellers, no buffet breakfast even if there had to be

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location!

Disliked: no hot water in the shower and the breakfast is just a croissant.

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

Hyunji Kim

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 November 2013 Hyunji would recommend this property

Liked: Nice private double room

Disliked: Second floor bed without fence

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

bahar kaya

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2013 bahar would recommend this property

Liked: Location is very good and also very clean.

Disliked: Atmosphere is very cold... There is no breakfast at all, even the coffee was very bad, I had the worst coffee in İtaly:( They charge money for nearly everything, expecially It's not fare to charge money to keep the luggage for a few hours.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

SYLWIA GAC

Alone

City break

28 September 2013 SYLWIA would recommend this property

Liked: stayed one night only, but had pleasant stay, friendly staff, great location and prize, no issues

Disliked: none

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: The staff were rude. Everything had to paid in exact change even though they had a cash drawer; go out and buy something to get correct change. No toilet paper in the bathrooms; none available at the desk; told to wait until housekeeping comes at 8 a.m.. The place overall was dirty. The second worst hostel I've encountered in all my years of hosteling. The worst in Europe.

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

Kenny Li

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 September 2013 Kenny would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to yellow line metro station, Carrefour express 2 min down the road (West on Moscova st.)

Disliked: Luggage storage fee for 4 euros, even though there were rooms unused (i.e. ready to checked in) in the morning.

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

Khaled Zaidan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2013

Liked: Location was good, very close to the train station. Bed sheets were clean. There were PC's for use for free.

Disliked: Common room has a curfew at midnight. "Breakfast" is actually just a meal at a bar next door, which is over-priced. No Wi-Fi in the rooms. No lockers in the rooms, only small (really small) boxes available at the reception. Shower water temperature is always either super cold or super hot, and the shower heads are attached to the ceiling, so it's difficult to avoid the water while balancing the temperature. Bunk bed ladder aren't fixed to the bed frame, which is a bit scary!

65.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2013

Liked: Easy to get to on and from Metro. Decent wifi.

Disliked: Disappointing. No atmosphere at all. I think the property was quite full but saw very few guests around the hostel. They charge for printing, keep cutlery at reception where you have to pay a deposit to use it and the breakfast is terrible. One croissant which they keep at reception and hand to you (so you can't have more) and tea/cofee. No juice. Some of the staff are nice and helpful, others not so much. Bathroom in my dorm was cleaned but mouldy walls and just a grimey feeling.


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