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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel & Hostel Montarina, Lugano

2-star2 stars
Via Montarina 1, Lugano, TI, 6900, Switzerland

Hostel with restaurant, near Lake Lugano
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
More comfort would be nice

Hotel & Hostel Montarina, Lugano

from $132 CAD
  • Comfort Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Private Dormitory, 3 Beds, shared bathroom
  • Private dormitory 5 beds, shared bathroom
  • Private dormitory 6 beds, shared bathroom
  • Single Bed in mixed dormitory (1 bed in 16 dorm)

What’s around Hotel & Hostel Montarina, Lugano


  • Lake Lugano - 12 min walk
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli - 6 min walk
  • Via Nassa - 7 min walk
  • Piazza della Riforma - 9 min walk
  • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura - 10 min walk
  • Cantonal Art Museum - 11 min walk
  • MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 7 min drive
  • Malpensa Intl. Airport (MXP) - 60 min drive
  • Lugano Station - 4 min walk
  • Lugano-Paradiso - 25 min walk
  • Melide Station - 8 min drive
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 4 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 35 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Playground on site
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 1883
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Hotel & Hostel Montarina, Lugano’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Hostel Montarina Lugano
  • Hotel Hostel Montarina
  • Montarina Lugano
  • Montarina
  • & Hostel Montarina Lugano
  • Hotel & Hostel Montarina Lugano
  • Hotel & Hostel Montarina Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hotel & Hostel Montarina Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Lugano


  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.55 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

    Optional extras

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 15.00 per person (approximately)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Hotel & Hostel Montarina, Lugano

    • Does Hotel & Hostel Montarina offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Hotel & Hostel Montarina does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is parking offered at Hotel & Hostel Montarina?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Hotel & Hostel Montarina?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
    • Are pets allowed at Hotel & Hostel Montarina?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel & Hostel Montarina?
      You can check in from 4 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel & Hostel Montarina?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include AnaCapri (4-min walk), Snack Bar Espresso (4-min walk), and Stazione di Lugano (6-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.4 From 95 reviews

    Very Good 8.0
    Great place to stay in Lugano
    Great location and lovely pool. All clean a spotless and very central. Complimentary travel tickets were great too Had a very communal feel
    Andrew, gb1 night family trip
    Poor 2.0
    Deceptive service / unable to sleep / no hot water
    I wrote a detailed complaint about the deceptive service and unsatisfactory condition of our room, and have received no reply. Until there is substantial improvement avoid Hotel Montarina, Lugarno.
    Derek, au1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Not bad at all
    Good location. Close to the train station. Nice place. Just one thing is that my room doesn't has toilet.
    Rocky, us1 night business trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Good location near Lugano station.
    Clean and comfortable rooms. We had a room with private bathroom accessed in a house separate from the main building only a short walk away. A small kitchen is available and closes at 9pm. There is also a spacious dining room with microwave and fridges although we had a small fridge in our room as well. The location is a short walk from the station with quicker access from platform 4. This was ideal for catching the Bernina coach and we had very accurate directions from the recption desk on how to locate the coach stop.
    Javed, gb1 night romance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Nice Property next to Train Station
    Overall, we liked the place and would stay again. It was very clean and the staff was helpful. Wifi worked great and we had a nice view. This property is located directly behind the Lugano train station (just walk to the end of Platform 4, through the parking lot, and turn right to walk up 1/2 block up the hill). Our only significant complaint relates to the temperature inside our room. the room was uncomfortably warm when we checked in. We turned on the AC on max and left for a few hours. Upon returning, the room was downright hot. We ended up turning the system off and leaving the window open overnight to stay cool. Unfortunately, we then had to listen to trains and other outside noises all night. That, plus the lack of shades/curtains/blinds made sleeping somewhat difficult. We learned upon check out that the AC had been turned off for the season.
    robert, us1 night romance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Very friendly and helpful staff. The room was very spacious, and ceiling high, which helped compensate for no a/c or fan. Very close to train station, but not too noisy after midnight. Beautiful grounds! Go for the a/c if you can.
    Dave, us1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Pleasant stay before gotthard panoramic train
    Lovely park setting and breakfast at the sister hotel was worth the price. Don’t use google maps walking directions. Use driving directions with suitcases.
    Suanne, us1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    I liked it
    great old historic manor house right beside train station, super clean, pillow could be a bit bigger, lol other than that, A+ :)
    Donald, gbOther trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Charming hotel set in lovely garden.
    Charming, nicely appointed room, friendly service, lovely garden and swimming pool.
    us1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Excellent place to be!
    We enjoyed our stay, love the fact there is a swimming pool. Definitely will stay here again if we are in Lugano again.
    gb1 night romance trip

    Hotel & Hostel Montarina, Lugano

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