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Reviewed 18 July 2015

We reserved a private room a month in advance only to show up and find out they could not find our reservation. We were then told to go wait in the common room while they sorted out the situation. After 2 hours of waiting we went back to the front desk only to find out they forgot we were there...

2Thank Stephan R
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This hostel is just okay, but I wouldn't personally stay here again. The hostel is not close to the city centre but there are good transport links nearby. The directions the hostel give you to find it are absolute rubbish, we were lost for about an hour in the boiling heat trying to find it, which was really irritating. The...

1Thank Katie R
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 9 July 2015

First, let me say that I have stayed in a lot of cheap hostels in my life, dirty and noisy ones also, so I have the experience and I am used to bad conditions, but this hostel was the WORSE in my life. We booked 2 beds in a 3 bed room via booking.com. When we got there, the guy...

Thank bboorrii
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

First of all do not try to check in before 14:00, and when you doo, be prepared to wait at least an hour. We waited about one and a half. The room was crouded and dirty but ok, lockers (bring your own lock!) and bathroom was dirty. Rude staff and a public area with some cind of kitchen.

Thank Andreas V
Bodø, Norge
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

I arrived with my friend. We had a booking from hostelbookers. The price was cheap, but they took 4,5 euro extra for each night each person because of tax and we booked a 14 bed mixed doorm , but we got 12 bed girl dorm. And it was much more expensive. When we told the one in the reseption they...

Thank beaols
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

I had to book a hostel in Milan fast and cheap. This was my best option. For less than 9€ (plus sheets and taxes!) I got a shared room, with an old mattress (the one that blend when you lie on), the bathroom was smelly and dirty. The hostel hasn't all the facilities I was used to (no directions for...

1Thank Yessy R
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend we are doing a backpacking and we always look for the cheapest option in each city, we always had good experiences except for this one ! It's my first night at the hostel and I already can say this is the worst hostel i have ever stood. To begin, we booked the hostel at a price...

Thank Gabriel F
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Please do yourself a favour and DO NOT stay here. I wish I had just paid just a few extra euro to stay at a different hostel. I would write about the extra fee on arrival/ the terrible staff/ the disgustingly dirty rooms but everyone else seems to cover that pretty well. So instead I'll just tell you what happened...

Thank Genevieve K
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 May 2015

i was in milano for 36h, needed a roof over my head and a place to store my luggage for the time being. got there, slept, showered in the morning then spent the day in milano, got back and slept for 3h and was off to catch my flight. so for the 2 brief sleeps i was there for it...

Thank crzy a
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Please don't chose this place, staff are rude and instead of being at the reception the guys are always drinking in the kitchen. The place is dirty and the bathroom looks like was never cleaned before.

1Thank gpasetti

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Additional Information about Hostel California

Address: Via Lambrate 18, 20131 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Price Range: $15 - $64 (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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