This hotel is a step above a hostel, and it's a real bargain given the location. Rooms overlook the lake in beautiful and quiet Varenna. The rooms and bathroom are kept fairly clean, though they smelled of strong cleaning products.
Despite the great deal and phenomenal location, I wouldn't return. Aside from the girl who checked us in, staff were unpleasant and failed to provide basic information, like how to access the hotel when the bar is closed. Mattresses are in terrible condition and very uncomfortable, wallpaper is peeling, and we even stumbled on a cockroach en route to the bar from the hotel room. The shared bathroom is located far down the hall. Noise comes through from the bar even when staying on the second floor. If you can afford it, stay elsewhere. Almost all the hotels near Lake Como have amazing lake views anyway.More