Hotel Montarina & Backpackers Hostel

Via Montarina 1, Lugano, Ticino, 6900, Switzerland
#12 of 75 hotels in Lugano
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Switzerland's Worst Customer Service

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 23, 2010

This hotel & hostel has the worst customer service of any accommodation I have ever stayed at. They truly do not care about their guests and the quality of their stay with them. I have never been so disgusted by an accommodation to write an online review before, but I felt it necessary to spread the word of how terrible my stay was. The women at the front desk are rude and unhelpful and the cleaning service is poorly timed and lax in quality. Do not stay at this hotel & hostel!

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Beds in beautiful Lugano

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 16, 2005

The hostel is in the basement of the hotel and is made of 3 large dorm rooms and one small bathroom for everyone to share. The beds are large and fairly comfortable. Each bed has it's own large locker (you'll need a 2 SFr coin as a deposit) and a lamp. Access to the hotel is locked at night so each dorm room has direct access outside. The showers cannot be used after 11pm. Sheets not included, so bring a sleeping bag or sheet. Excellent location though!

Unique Quality: You can use the pool at the hotel next door. And there is a small, but well equipped kitchen too.

Directions: Right behind the train station

Nice Lugano Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 10, 2005

We stayed in the hotel, not in the hostel. The room was huge, even by American standards. It was clean and comfortable, with a lovely view. The bathroom was modern and clean.

Breakfast was a large buffet, and the pool was wonderful.

Directions: Behind train station (up hill). Climb two sets of stairs, turn left. It's the pink building at the end of the block. (There's no sign on this side of the building.)

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A perfect stay

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 9, 2004

It has been a wonderful stay. We had a very big room with 3 windows looking at the lake.
The furniture is very nice and it has been recently refurbished.
The breakfast is served in Hotel Continental, nest to Hotel Montarina and it has a very good variety of food

Hotel Montarina

by written on August 26, 2002

25CHF, one off 4CHF charge if you need sheets.

Unique Quality: There are two buildings, the ground floors of which are hostel dorms and the upper floors are hotel rooms. I can't comment on the hotel section as I havn't stayed there but the hostel is fantastic. It is cheap for Swiss hostels, extremely clean, friendly staff, free use of a really nice swimming pool, some rooms are air conditioned, no curfew. Only down side, which may not be considered a down side by some, is that they are VERY strict about silence after 10pm. There are a couple of very scary security guards who enforce this rule to the letter. They have escorted people to the train station in the middle of the night because they were too noisy, or there is a 200CHF fine!

None of the hostel rooms lock, though there are lockers in the two big dorms if you want to use them. They have had an open door policy for many years and never had any problems.

The picture is of the largest of the dorms, rooms range in size from 4 to 16 beds.

Directions: 5 minutes walk behind train station. Come out of the station, turn right, walk about 150-200m till you get to the level crossing over the railway. Cross the railway and walk about 100m up the hill and

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Montarina Hotel & Backpackers

by written on August 25, 2002

This place doubles as a Hotel and a Backpackers. You'll have to specify which you want when you make your reservation. I stayed in the hotel part and found it to be excellent and very affordable. As a guest you have access to the pool at the hotel next door. There is a full kitchen if you want to cook your own meals.

Unique Quality: My brother and I shared a double room here and were very happy with it. It was spacious and we had a small terrace overlooking the garden. The hotel and hostel are in seperate buildings but both in a nice setting.

Directions: Make a right out of the train station and cross the tracks at the first opportunity. Go up the hill and the entrance to the Hotel is the first on your left.

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Address: Via Montarina 1, Lugano, Ticino, 6900, Switzerland

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