Any trip to Italy is simply incomplete without a visit to Milan.
The city is one of the most populous in the country, with over 8 million Italians hustling and bustling throughout its twisting roads and towering skyscrapers.
Home to Italy’s Stock Exchange, you might want to pack a suit if you want to fit in with the sharply dressed businessmen and fashion designers that flock the concrete streets everyday. If you’d rather save some money then avoid the swanky areas and have a look at a few cultural things to see in Milan.
When the end of the day comes, you’ll need somewhere comfortable yet affordable to stay. Luckily, Milan has played host to travellers for decades and now boasts a truly competitive ecosystem of hostels and guesthouses, catering to all tastes.
These are our top 5 picks for Hostels in Milan:
Ostello Bello Grande
Although Ostello Bello’s little brother resides in a much more desirable location, in the centre of the city, Grande’s spacious communal areas, including peaceful rooftop garden and ultra-chic dining area, make this an absolute for any traveller looking for a comfortable break from the norm.
El Paso Milano
Just a short walk from Piazza Loreti – a transport hub for the city, this is a guesthouse that has been consistently rated for it’s cleanliness and helpful staff, The rooms are all tastefully furnished and you’re never far from a quick bus or train into the city – perfect for couples travelling.
Sometimes all you need from a hostel is a clean bed and a place to hang out. Queen Hostel is the latest establishment to adopt this simple credo, with an emphasis on creating clean, light areas for travellers to socialise. A particular highlight is the gorgeous open plan kitchen with complimentary board games!
New Generation Hostel Urban Navigli
There are 3 New Generation Hostels in Milan and they all uphold the same high standards for cleanliness and security. Whilst the decor may feel slightly too clinical at times, the beds are affordable priced and the locations are all fantastic, with Urban Navigli being a particular highlight.
Gogol’Ostello and & Cafte Letterario
Whilst centrality might not be high on your agenda if you choose to stay at Gogol’Ostello, you will be rewarded by a comfortable night’s stay in one of the chicest new Hostels the city has to offer. Rustic Italian furniture blends with a modern colour scheme to create a truly unique place to stay.