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Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

This hostel is literally in the middle of nowhere. Its the second last stop on the metro line. It is also not easy to find-hidden in an old hospital complex with no signs! The rooms are okay, spacious, but youll have staff members walking in and out for no reason and the rooms arent cleaned everyday. There is a communal...

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1Thank kfaith90
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 August 2012

The beds are old hospital beds. The area is really remote with tons of misquitos. The grounds don't look like that picture. It isn't awful but I am still itching from the experience and I had a private room. Def find another option and use this as a last resort. The people with the 5 stars must be employees because...

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4Thank trackingscreen
Lyon, France
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Yes! Finally i find a different place in Milan. Green, with nice people. When i was there in june there are theatre and cinema. 4 beds room very clean, beautiful bathroom near the room. A few minutes from underground yellow line, direct in Duomo and central station. There is a coffee machine in living room but is better the coffee...

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Thank Sebastian G
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Nice hostel just a few stops away from the city center. The staff was kind and most helpful, we asked for some advice on best spots to be visited in Milan and nice pubs and restaurants and the guy at the reception printed out some maps and explained us everything, he was so kind! The hostel was clean and quite...

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Thank Amina A
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 July 2012

An intimate hostel in a green park, out of the city noise, but very close to subway: only 15 minutes and you are in the centre. Everyone is kind and welcoming. My room was silent, confortable e clean. In addition there's a very good restaurant.

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1Thank Eleonor Unfer S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 6 March 2012

10 subway stops away from the center of town, this hostel located inside an old hospital for the mentally ill was the worst stop in the eurotrip me and 2 friends made. First off, if you're looking to have fun, this is the worst option possible for you. The hostel is empty most of the time, most of the staff...

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11Thank luis c
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I enjoyed the different environment in this re-purposed psychiatric hospital. I lived the kitchen, we cooked there one night, and it was a nice spot to hang out. The bathrooms and room seemed very clean. The location was not best, but it was not unmanageable, just bear in mind that you will be paying a couple metro tickets a day...

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2Thank aavalos
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2012

After getting severely lost attempting to find the hostel, it was a relief to finally find it. Located within an old psychiatric hospital, it is an interesting experience to stay here. The staff were friendly and spoke reasonable English - we had no communication misunderstandings. Our room was basic and mostly clean. The beds were old and rickety - seriously...

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2Thank Courtenay M
Curitiba/PR Brasil
Reviewed 27 January 2011

Unique experience, this hostel is located inside a psychic hospital so the timetable is limited and so is the people that are on the front desk. If you are going to stay only for a night is not recommended because is too far from the centre of milan... you have to get 02 types of metro and also a train...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Would you fancy sleeping in a park? Why not booking a hostel plunged in a lush green park and, maybe, having dinner a la carte at Jodok restaurant that suggests Italian dishes such as marinated anchovies, lamb ragout tagliolini, steak tartare, strawberry cheesecake... After dinner...Theatre shows! In June and July from Tuesdays to Sundays "Da Vicino Nessuno e normale" festival offers a review of the best Italian theatre productions: Teatro la Fortezza, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, le Albe... All this in one square mile! Strolling along alleys lit beautifully by garlands of lamps under linden trees, sycamores, centennial oaks... All this is Olinda! But that is not all... Come and meet Maria and Andrea who live all year round at the OstellOlinda and who share their life experiences with backpackers, tourists and actors. This is what we mean by an integrated hostel. A mix of different experiences. Actors, clowns, university students and teachers, adventurous backpackers, refugees and immigrants mingle themselves with persons who have been living in the past in psychiatric structures and who have a deep understanding of life and who gladly share their sympathy (for free!) You can also meet Roberto, Giovanni, Eva, Alessandra, Barbara and Davide of the reception or Pino and Marco of the housekeeping staff, all satisfied workers of "La Fabbrica di Olinda" a social firm that, from 1999 develops production activities and social economic structures to find employement for fragile and disadvantaged people. Besides, every Thursday you can enjoy an excellent aperitif with high quality live music with JODOK STORIES. You can find too a countryside corner in the city wandering about the urban vegetable gardens located in the park; among hens, chickens, rabbits and luxuriant medicinal plants at IL GIARDINO DEGLI AROMI. ... more   less 

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Address: Via Ippocrate 45, 20161 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Price Range: $35 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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