So I booked this hostel simply because it was one of the cheapest that I could find. Trust me its cheap for a reason and you're much better off finding a nicer place to stay than a creepy former mental hospital in the middle of nowhere. The absolute worst hostel I have ever stayed in and it was also on the last night of my trip in Europe so talk about ending on a sour note. So lets get started the bathroom I used to take a shower has a lock that jams and will literally lock you inside the bathroom. I had to climb out the window and buzz the reception to let me back in so less than an hour of being in the hostel things started on shaky ground. The keys that they gave me didn't work so when I returned to the hostel at 10pm I had to buzz the front door and pound on it for 10 minutes but nobody answered I tried the cafe entrance (they have a sign that says to go there for late arrival) and what do you know can't get I'm there either. So once again I had to climb back into the hostel after whih I promptly wrote this review to warn fellow backpackers coming to Milan to think twice about staying here. There reception closes at 8 and the staff is incredibly unhelpful hopefully you find a nicer hostel and enjoy your night in Milan more than I did!
- 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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