Probably the cheapest place to stay in a town where everything is expensive. Compared to any other city this hostel would be extortionate, but for Switzerland it's value for money.
Rooms were basic - I stayed in a twin with bunk beds and a sink - it would have been nice to have the option of a double bed at this same price.
However it was quiet at night and the buffet style complimentary breakfast was excellent.
For budget travellers it would be nice to have an option to prepare your own food and drinks, plus access to a fridge etc, as eating out in Switzerland doesn't come cheap!
Staff here were really friendly and multi-lingual. I would definitely stay here again.
Good location not far from the Piazza Grande.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Because the Canton of Ticino is located almost at sea level (at an altitude of 192 metres), it is possible to enjoy a Mediterranean climate from springtime until the end of November. It also means that a large part of life at the "Palagiovani" is spent outdoors - for example at a "Grigliata" in the inner courtyard surrounded by the building's three wings. Naturally, nearly all the modern double and four-person rooms have a balcony. And it's also pleasant to get together on the veranda or under the pergola. ... more less
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