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Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, very clean hostel. Pool and close to centre. Would definitely recommend. They even found a space to keep our bikes locked up. View from room was incredible and common room very friendly. Kitchen fully stocked.

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed in a private triple (actually quadrupple) room in the hostel, that consisted of 3 matrasses, tightly joint together in one big bed and a 4th bed on top of one of the beds. It slept okay. There was no room for much else. This suited us fine, since we were only passing through on our way to Italy... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The staff is welcoming, the rooms are clean. I loved the palm trees surrounding the hotel and the area where the swimming pool is, is very nice. Of course, if you like to stay a lot a the hotel I don't recommend this place; it is more for sleeping and swimming (:

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Thank Marie L
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

My sister and I spent two nights in a 16 bed dorm in Montarina Hostel. The room was big enough for so many people, but it was noisy and too clear. There weren't enough outlets in the room for all guests, so it was difficult to charge mobile phones and cameras during the night. In addition, there is only one... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting Lugano and it was a pleasant experience. The hostel itself in located right next to the train station and in a beautiful building and setting. An added bonus - it had a swimming pool! From the moment we checked in staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed in one of the dorms... More 

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

The best thing about the place is that it has a park - with a lot of grass and trees all around. And it also has swimming pool. But it is too crowded. The rooms for the hostel have only small lockers.

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Thank Ilian Y
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

I have stayed only one night. I needed to be near to the train station and this was ideal. I had my own room, which had nice view of Lugano and the lake. It was clean and with nice, old-style, authentic furnishings. Much nicer than the boring, chain hotels. I usually hate shared bathrooms, but it was clean and very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Hotel & Hostel Montarina as her name says is a combination of a hostel for backpackers and hotel for those who prefer a more private accommodation. The location is very convenient as it is just a short walking distance from Lugano train station as well as the town center and Lugano Lake. If you are exiting the station at the... More 

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Onancock, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

The location is very convent to the train station. The rooms are very simple but comfortable. There is no air condition but as high up on the hill so the breeze makes it comfortable. For a restaurant you have to travel down the mountain and you should consider a good pair of walking shoes.

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Thank Joe V
Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We had a very simple and old fashioned room for only 68 Swiss Franks a night. For this price you need to share toilets and bathroom with the other guests (on the floor). Never the less the sanitary is always very clean. A nice add on is the pool that can be used from the enclosed hotel. The hostel is... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

Address: via Montarina 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: £45 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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“I think all are good - backpackers, family, singles.....”
 of 5 bubbles Chatouli, 29 May 2015 | Read review
“Try to get on the first floor.”
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“Just remember this is a hostel and you'll share a large room with others.”
 of 5 bubbles BobB3664, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
“If you are worried about train noise, ask for a room on the side opposite the station. (We faced the station, though, and were not bothered.)”
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