Ostello Villa Olmo is set in a beautiful lakeside location, where guests will have a wonderful experience in this warm and friendly hostel. The town is within easy reach as frequent ferries cross Lake Como and there are lots of things to see there, including the beautiful art galleries and quaint shops.
Ostello Villa Olmo provides free breakfast and extra meals are available that taste delicious and are reasonably priced. The hostel also has a TV room, common room, Wi-Fi and Internet access, a garden and a cycle rental store.
Como is in Lombardy, 45km north of Milan and in the Province of Como. Como is only a few miles from the Swiss border and 20 minutes from Lugano. The mountains around the lake are 2000m high and Lake Como is up to 1350 feet deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
What travellers think
The hostel offers lots of discount vouchers for local attractions, such as the villas, the pool in Villa Olmo, the cliff railway in Como etc. There are also many hikes in the area, or you can take the ferry to other villages further up the lake. Seaplane tours are offered from Como. The historic centre of Como is quite pretty, and the lake front is always lovely for a wander.
Mon 09 Sep 2013
Budget meal tip
The hostel was cheap, but the food was basic, nothing exceptional. Some bars on the main road from the hostel into the town centre offered pasta from €5 but watch out for the cover/drinks charge. On Borgo Vico there was a nice Birreria where they did great burgers for reasonable prices. There were also a couple of more expensive places there and an Indian just down the road from the hostel. The food was good, but the prices were a bit high for the amount you got (buffet on Sunday eve was better value).
Mon 09 Sep 2013