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Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa

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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had a wonderful stay in the hostel with my family. Best breakfast with a lot of variety of food including fresh fruits. Wonderful location with private swimming pool with well kept garden. Nice staff and lovely weather.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in July. We have stayed in a few youth hostel so we knew only to expect the basics however what we did not expect to get was bed bugs. You have to pay five Swiss franks per night to use the kitchen. So even if you just wanted to make a cup of tea...

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Roland M, Direttore at Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Little, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to read our hostel might not have lived up to your expectations. However, we would have prefer if you would have come to the reception to point out all these important issues. Our receptionists are always happy to assist guests with anything as long...

Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

As a youth hostel, expect to find basic rooms, furniture and breakfast. Everything is very clean and the hosts are very kind and accommodating. Travel to Lugano center is easy by bus and relatively cheap. However, it is the garden that is truly wonderful. Expect to find a nice pool, lots of different corners to sit, lay down, play or...

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Dornach, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Rude staff. Made us leave a 200 Swiss Frank deposit in case something got broken or our group was too loud. The only people who were loud was the staff pounding on room doors with flashlights and entering rooms without warning until 2 am! We had no choice but to stay out until the last bus went that direction the...

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Roland M, Direttore at Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Kocher, the Youthhostel staff only intervene if absolutely necessary, for example, in this case, when the teacher is unable to prevent their students from letting the other Guests sleep. Regards Majek Roland

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I've stayed at several hostels in my day, and this one left me utterly unimpressed. Rude staff, no atmosphere of camaraderie (one of the best things about staying in hostels is meeting fellow travelers!), and no sound proofing. The hostel is also really far out from the center of the city, so your only options after a night out are:...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We chose to stay in this hostel due to them offering an "Autumn Special" at the time which made the stay good value for money. The hostel is about 15/20 minutes away from the central train station by bus, however there are 2 buses that run very often and take you to the end of the street, a few minutes...

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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The outdoor facilities like the garden and the pool were nice and well maintaided, but our room was really small and had spider nets on the walls. WiFi was not working at all indoors, and we needed to go out if we wanted to use it. As Tripadvisor says the breakfast is free, it is not and the prices are...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2015

While the hostel itself was clean and well maintained, unfortunately the shared facilities were not great. I wasn't able to get hot water and had difficulty charging my electronics. However, there is wifi throughout. The location was not ideal. A 15 minute walk uphill to the hostel from the train station - if you have luggage, take the bus. From...

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Cavite City, Philippines
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Warm welcome, good room, nice amenities (kitchen, pool), wonderful surroundings and a nice location on the outskirts of Lugano. The Bus takes you to the city centre in about 10 minutes. Breakfast is good and nearby is a good pizzeria. We stayed as a small family with a baby and a baby-bed was provided in a studio bedroom with shower....

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We stayed in the Youth Hostel lugano-Savosa during eastern 2012. The hostel is nicely located on the sunny side of a hill, with a large enclosed garden containing comfortable seats, a small swimming pool and lots of (small) attractions for children. It is a quiet place (at least when we visited) because it's not in the city centre and this...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hostel is located just 3 km outside of Lugano, the southern-most international city of Switzerland. Lugano boasts an enchanting landscape and takes pride in its beautiful golf which is framed by the hills and mountain ranges of San Salvatore and Bre. The Hostel is situated at a perfect departure point for numerous cultural and scenic excursions that our lake region has to offer. Each year the city of Lugano offers a full calendar of cultural and recreational activities -- The Modern Art Museum, numerous athletic tournaments, Long Lake Festival and the Jazz Festival, just to mention a few. Night owls also benefit from a diverse array of attractions. The premises are easily accessible by public transport. The Hostel is situated in a vast subtropical park surrounded by marvelous vegetation. Our premises is outfitted with a swimming pool with slide, etc… and open grill area which allows our guests to enjoy their meals under our brand new outdoor canopy! The rooms and apartments of the Hostel were newly renovated in 2015 and offer plenty of comfort, so that you can enjoy relaxing holidays. The breakfast buffet is rich with local organic products. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa

Address: via Cantonale 13 | Savosa, Lugano 6942, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $74 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Youth Hostel Lugano Savosa 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Youth Hostel Lugano-Savosa Ti Hotel Lugano
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“Since there are no busy streets in the near vicinity of the hostel, I think all rooms are fine. The size is small though, bringing in multiple large suitcases might form a bit of a problem.”
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