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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was reading some reviews, trying to convince myself that it was an exception but I see it wasn't. We arrived at 3pm on a monday and we had to wait until 4.30pm to do the check-in without any explanation. The guy who let us in didn't spoke any English or he played stupid. We waited in a common room... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worst place I've ever stayed!!! In short: Rude and aggressive staff - verbally and one physically. Dirty blankets Overcrowded rooms No safety - no locks and lockers can be pulled open. Full story: I checked in around 5pm and was told that my room wasn't ready yet as it hadn't been cleaned. So they offered me a different dorm.... More 

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our parents and an infant arrived in the morning and told them that we would be back at the hostel at 2 pm. The problem is, we ended up waiting at dirty and smokey common room from 2.30pm until 6pm without getting a room or any explanation. At 6.30pm, hostel staff told me that they didn't have available room, and... More 

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Thank JanieHuang
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have nowhere else to stay and found a bed here, it is ok, i would not say to avoid it at all no matter what, but it certainly is not the optimal hostel experience. The location is ok, you can walk to the center in an hour, or take the metro for 1.50, which takes about ten minutes.... More 

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Thank Ali Rasim K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

looks like someone had a dream but run out of passion / the rooms are really packed, you don't get a key and the showers are disaster they are trying to create a cool atmosphere but we didn't feel it.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I am currently on an Interrail trip around Europe and staying in the cheapest hostels in 15 different cities, this being the cheapest in Milan. To clarify, I do not expect much and just want a basic nights sleep - which I have received in every other city. The security is non existent, the staff are extremely rude and the... More 

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Hersonissos, Greece
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The first hostel we visited during our trip, great location with an affordable pizzeria at one end of the street and decent sized supermarket at the other. Staff were as you'd expect in any standard hostel, we had the luxury of a double bed in a shared room, this was not expected! Overall the only significant negative was the undeclared... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

When you are drunk you don't need towels, shower or comfortable bed. Hostel is easy to reach by walk from central station, but its the last positive. In their offer are towels, but you dont get them, because towels doesn't mean towels but beddingclothes. Rooms are spatial, its guiet, but stuff are bored and not nice.

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Myszkow, Poland
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

It was probably the worst hostel I ever visited. We had to pay at the counter more than we expected. There was no shower, just a bath. Staff was not kind. Beds was not comfortable. Really bad experience. Fortunately, we spent just 6 hours in.

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Address: via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Price Range: $13 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“I would suggest you to reconsider the choice of being in 14persons room specially when you have valuable things :)”
 of 5 bubbles 437bartekw, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you book a private room you won't catch cold and get sick”
 of 5 bubbles 962baldvinb, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“SCAPA LONTANO. run far from the hostel”
 of 5 bubbles abimbolaa433, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the main floor. Upstairs the rooms are really heatened up by the sun, at least in the summer.”
 of 5 bubbles lajosr855, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Wifi only works in the common room.”
 of 5 bubbles 616genevievek, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
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