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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. It is very difficult, it is dirty, there is nothing to do at all and the staff is aggressive and they don't care about you. To begin with, they charge for the sheets separately to save money from paying the hosteworld commission. Apart from the touristic fee that is charged...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The title really speaks for itself here. My trip to Milan was a very impulsive, last-minute decision. Hence, finding a good hostel was unlikely. We only booked this hostel because it was cheap, and it seemed 'close' to the centre. In terms of location, it is not really that 'close' to the centre of Milan. Luckily, my friend and I...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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...

1Thank DaiaraMelo
Reviewed 13 November 2016 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....

1Thank CharleneAC
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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...

1Thank JanieHuang
Reviewed 1 November 2016 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....

1Thank Ali Rasim K
Reviewed 20 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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Wroclaw, Poland
Reviewed 18 September 2016

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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...

3Thank Carissa A
Hersonissos, Greece
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...

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Additional Information about Hostel California

Address: via Lambrate,18, Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Price Range: $20 - $1,198 (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 :)”
437bartekw, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you book a private room you won't catch cold and get sick”
962baldvinb, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“SCAPA LONTANO. run far from the hostel”
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.”
lajosr855, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Wifi only works in the common room.”
616genevievek, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
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