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Ostello di Verbania

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The WORST hostel experience EVER!!!! Granted arrived late in the night, but hostel accepted booking after 9pm when reception closed at 7pm. No contingency and no preparation. Woke me up with nothing but verbal abuse, and when receptionist started to get physical and I tried to get her to stop touching me, she grabbed me by my throat!!!! Luckily the... More 

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La cliente, la sera del suo arrivo (oltre l'orario di check-in), trovando la reception chiusa pensò bene di entrare in... More 

Lipany, Slovakia
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

The building and garden are just great. We have arrived late, when reception was closed, but it was no problem to get entrance code in advance. Modest breakfast, but enough for start of the day. For internet access some registration was needed what I have found a bit strange. To see the building I would stay here again.

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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Dormers are quite big but never too crowded. Everything is clean (especially the toilets). The location is great (an ancient building); it offers a large garden with an amazing view upon the lake. Prices amazing re very convenient!

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

I spent two nights at the Ostello di Verbania together with my boyfriend. We had a room with an own bathroom. It was clean, but very simple. Especially the bathroom reminded me of my last school trip. But well, it was also very cheap. The lock of the room is very simple, too, so you can not leave valuables in... More 

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Sweden
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

Two friends and I stayed at this hostel for one night. The room was clean, friendly staff and breakfast had good variety. But make sure you bring your towels and also slippers/flip-flops. The floor was cold and also when going to bathroom, they are quite handy. The room I stayed was co-ed and there were 8 beds. Since we were... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Perfect location, for everything and everyone - 5min to the local restaurants and burs, 10min to the park, 20min to the port. Parking for free, wi-fi for free and was working really nice. Variety of the rooms, from double to 9 persons. Bathrooms were clean and big. I will not risk and leave the expensive and important thing in my... More 

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West Sussex
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This hostel is within a beautiful old house within a large plot of land on top of a hill in Verbania. We had a private twin room booked but for some reason we were given a double room with two additional twin beds. The rooms were basic and the decor was very tired and this was the same for the... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We were in a private room and for the price the quality was poor. Badly lit room, terrible shower (you can't control the temperature, it's a button like in public toilets. The pressure of water is so high that it hurts). No internet in the bedroom, only in the lobby. We had 2 separated beds too.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed for 4 days in late July. Despite the busy time we managed to book 4 nights the morning we arrived (since we didn't have a credit card). For the first night, we got a nice and spacious double bed room (shared bathroom). For the following 3 nights, we had to switch to a dormitory (shared bathroom). - very... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

The location is perfect - just a short walk to the waterfront. We went to Jambalaya Cafe and it was a fun place to get drinks and food. We were the only people staying at the hostel on a Friday night, but we had a blast. There is Nintendo and game stations, a book trade, and an amazing breakfast in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel was born in the town of Verbania Verbania in a luxurious villa of the early twentieth century, set in 3,000 sqm of parkland, overlooking Lake Maggiore, a stone's throw from the historic center, the tourist hub and commercial center of Verbania . A totally renovated and offers all the comforts for an unforgettable holiday. The Hostel in Verbania is the ideal place for those who want a relaxing holiday close to nature, for those who want to play sports, for those wanting a bit of healthy relaxation. The town of Verbania offers its guests many opportunities to have fun through sports, culture, culinary arts, family fun all in the extraordinary natural setting of Lake Maggiore. You can spend your vacation by choosing from a trip to the Monte Rosa and the Val Grande National Park, guided tours of the Natural Parks of the Devero and Veglia, boat trips to the Borromean islands and the nearby town of Stresa, you can visit the nearby Switzerland and skiing at nearby ski resorts. Our professional staff aims to make guests' stay pleasant with information, help and tips about the city and events. The hostel is open to all groups, families, couples, backpackers of all ages .. choose the formula that best suits your needs. The Hostel in Verbania is a partner of AIG and the Hi Hostelling Internationa "Italian Youth Hostels Association" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ostello di Verbania

Address: Via delle Rose 7, 28922, Verbania, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Verbania
Price Range: $41 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Ostello di Verbania 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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