Hotel & Hostel Montarina, Lugano

532 Reviews
How to book...

Hotel & Hostel Montarina is listed at the following booking sites: Hostelworld

We just compared for you all availability and prices!

So get the best deal, save money and travel longer.

How is Hotel & Hostel Montarina rated on booking websites?

Hotel & Hostel Montarina Reviews

Good Location with fantastic facility

The place enjoy a good view of Lugano lake and near the train station. No lift makes luggage moving a laboring task. The room is a little crowdy and kitchen space too small. Howerver, the clerk is very friendly and helpful and add colors to our trip there.

Age 49

Very good

After arriving later than planned, it was incredible to have such a friendly staff welcome me. The room was clean, well-furnished and had everything you'd need overnight. The property itself is gorgeous, actually looks just like the pictures. Additionally, the location is perfect as it is central Lugano, literally right next to the train tracks. I'd recommend this to backpackers looking for touches of home.


Pleasant Surprise!!

We shot up to Lugano from Como to bungee jump and desperately needed a place to stay as most accommodations in our price range were booked up. Fresh off the El Camino in Spain, we weren't initially keen on sleeping in a large dorm room. Boy, am I glad we took a chance! Montarina is such a beautiful place, hostel and grounds, The staff were remarkable pleasant and extremely helpful. We were amazed at how fluent they each were in numerous different languages. The location was ideal. Don't worry, the proximity of the train is nothing to fret. I had some of my best night's sleep here and we typically book private rooms. The pool and pool area are so lovely, it's hard to leave to check out gorgeous Lugano. The place is extremely clean and although the kitchen is small, it's very well equipped and only once did I ever find myself waiting to use the stove, if you call 5 minutes waiting. We are sad to leave and definitely plan on not only recommending this hotel/hostel to our friends, we look forward to returning some day again in the future.

Age 35 | U.S.A

Great time!

I had a great experience at the Montarina. It was in a beautiful, convenient location, it was clean, and my room and the attached bathroom were nice. Had a great time by the pool, too!


Beautiful, Affordable, and Accommodating.

The room was very affordable (important for a family of 5) but breakfast was separate and optional. Beautiful surroundings like stepping into another world. Personnel was friendly. we made an error with our booking date but they were very accommodating and changed it for us. It was near the train station and we could hear the train but it was quieter than my husbands snoring. We didn't hear other guests at night. Parking wasn't a problem. The pool was clean and very tempting. Next time we stay in that region Montarina will be the place we stay at.

Age 34 | USA living in Switzerland


Nice hostel. swimming pool. good rooms with air condition. small kitchen. breakfast for 12 franken, good.


Good value

Good hostel, well run and clean. Beautifully located in lush green gardens, five minutes' walk from Lugano train station. 3 unisex dorms, 2 good showers, 2 clean toilets and a long wash basin to share among them but we didnt experience a queue when using them. Recommend ear plugs as popular hostel, lots of people coming and going. Overall, excellent value for money with good facilities, pool great for families.


Great hostel

Hostel Montarina is super close to the train station, the front desk clerks were friendly and helpful, the rooms and showers were clean. The front desks closes but there is no lock-out nor curfew. The door to the room was always unlocked but we didn't have any issues with security. We locked up our valuables but left our suitcases out and had no issues. A++ would buy again.


More reviews...


Relax with a book or meet new friends in the cosy lounge with log fire. Nearby you will find an automatic drink and snacks dispenser, kitchen corner with self-catering facilities, laundry, free car-parking, card telephone. We will also provide you with tourist information, organisation of guided excursions and adventure sports.Internet corner.


with running water or bathroom
with air conditioning, shower/WC, refrigerator, color TV
from 4 to 16 beds


Spacious breakfast room
Large swimming pool, children's playground and chicken farm
Large, verdant gardens

Location and Contact




Address: Via Montarina 1, Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

Hotel & Hostel Montarina is listed on the following booking sites:

Hostelworld Not listed at HostelsClub


Website Hotel & Hostel Montarina Lugano (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +41 (0) 91 966 72 72
To add or correct information for this listing, please use the Listing Correction Form.

Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Cable TV

Credit Card Payments

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Swimming Pool

Table Tennis


Rate Hotel & Hostel Montarina

Have you stayed at this accommodation? Help your Hostelz Community by leaving a detailed review.

Create your free account to keep track of your hostel portfolio.

Did not find the hostel you are looking for?

See all 2 cheap places to stay in Lugano
Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Sign up with and get access to exclusive hostel content and much more.

Do you already have an account? Login
Home Wishlists Login