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 is mentally challenged, there are no pool tables football tables or games of any kind, there is a living room with a TV that doesn't work except for 5 channels that show cooking shows. Since there was nobody and nothing to do, me and my friends wanted to go out at night. There is no staff left after 8 pm until 10 am in the hostel. If you want an extra towel, tough luck. We left the hostel and were leaving the hospital premises, and the guard at the entrance refused at first to let us out!!, we had to fight him into letting us out and convince him to stay and do his job and open the door at 4 am when we were thinking of returning. He let us out, we got to the subway (that's a long walk) and to our surprise, the subway closes after 11:30 pm, and the taxis from that far from the center cost a fortune, we returned to the hostel defeated. The next day, we asked for our money back for the second night and went to another hostel called "ZEBRA HOSTEL", this is the place to go if you want to have fun. I hope I save someone's trip to Milan with this information, Good Luck!
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- 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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