Hostel California

Via Lambrate18Milan20131Italy
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About Hostel California

Offering a mix of private and dormitory rooms, Hostel California is among the best value options in Milan. The property is laid out across two floors to incorporate large areas for the communal use of all guests.

Dorm rooms featuring bunk beds are available in varying capacities with female-only options possible. Both private and shared bathroom choices are on offer and certain rooms also include balconies.

The spacious common room allows for large dining tables and wooden benches, complete with a TV. Free Wi-Fi is supplied throughout the hostel.

A fully equipped kitchen permits guests to cook their own food, breakfast is offered at a surcharge. The location of Hostel California does also allow guests the opportunity to enjoy a variety of nearby dining options.

The popular nightlife district of Corso Como is just fifteen minutes away, meanwhile it is less than five km to Milan Cathedral and the city centre.


Via Lambrate18, Milan, 20131, Italy
Telephone: +390(2)36509737 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Located close to city metro

The hostel is positioned close to two metro lines providing easy access to the city centre and all areas of Milan. This proximity and convenience is listed by many guests to be the key factor in choosing this property over others.

Individual lockers in rooms

The dormitories are supplied with individual lockers for each guest, adding a useful security measure. With reasonably large occupancy rooms, guests mention the access to lockers to be an important aspect of a stay in this property.

Guest kitchen available

Having access to a guest kitchen complete with an array of utensils and equipment, proves to be very useful and convenient for a number of guests. There is also praise for the opportunity to socialise in and around the kitchen and meet fellow travellers.

Negative Reviews

Additional costs on arrival

Dozens of guests are disgruntled at having to pay extra costs on arrival, such as linen costs, city taxes and key deposits. Reviews remark that many of these costs are not well communicated in advance, leaving guests to feel taken advantage of.

Poor cleanliness standards

A multitude of reviews comment upon poor cleanliness standards at this property, with many guests stating that they failed to see any cleaning taking place in the whole duration of their stay. The bathrooms and dorms are repeatedly criticised by a host of reviews for being dirty and poorly kept.

Unfriendly and rude staff

The overwhelming majority of reviews mention the staff of this hostel in a negative light. Guests report receiving animosity on arrival from disinterested staff and many reviews state staff to be rude and inflexible when questioned over billing, check-out times and other issues.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2684 reviews across the web
5.2 /10
  • hostelbookers
    5.9 /10
  • Expedia
    4.4 /10
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  • Other Sources
    5.7 /10
5.2 out of 10 based on 2684 reviews