Hostels are an affordable, fun and flexible way to arrange your accommodation for a trip to Milan. Ideal for backpackers, budget travelers, couples and students who are looking for laidback city center accommodation that doesn’t cost the earth, hostels often have shared kitchens, on-site restaurants and bars as well as comfortable private rooms and dorms.
European hostels have come a long way in the last few decades, transforming themselves from an extremely basic accommodation option into what is effectively a mid-range hotel with a variety of communal facilities and a friendly, easygoing atmosphere. If you’re traveling solo, you can meet new people in the hostel but there are also private rooms available and single-gender dorms for female travelers.
The following are some of the best hostels in Milan.
Situated near the city’s central university district, QUO Milano is a top-quality hostel and coworking space that has its own onsite cafe and bar. With more than 100 beds, there is a good selection of dorm rooms that all have WiFi, air conditioning and USB ports for your devices. Linen and towels are also provided for your convenience and female-only dorms are available.
There’s a super friendly atmosphere in the QUO Milano hostel where you can meet fellow travelers and foreign students, work in the relaxed coworking space or simply make the hostel your base during your vacation in Milan. The hostel has its own student accommodation making it an ideal place to stay if you’re a student visiting from abroad. The QUO Milano complex also has its own tattoo studio and a trendy events space where you can celebrate private parties with your group.
The YellowSquare hostel is perfectly situated in central Milan, just a stone’s throw from the Porta Romana metro station and the Piazza Medaglie D’Oro. The hostel is clean, neat and tidy and has a range of 4, 6 and 8-person dorms as well as private double rooms on offer. Both the dorms and private rooms have en suite bathroom facilities, WiFi, air conditioning and a personal security locker for valuables. Linen is freely available for guests whereas you will need to rent towels if you forget to bring your own.
The hostel has a 24-hour reception where you can always get help with making travel arrangements, booking tickets or reserving a seat in a nearby restaurant. If you’d like to relax in the evening then you can let your hair down in the outdoor courtyard where you can enjoy live music in a fun international atmosphere.
YellowSquare has an on-site coffee bar and its own indoor music venue where you can watch local bands while having a drink. At lunchtime, the coffee bar serves soups, bread and other light snacks and there are coworking facilities in a common area with free WiFi access.
Babila Hostel & Bistrot.
Right in the heart of Milan’s fashion district, you’ll find Babila Hostel & Bistrot in a lovely neo-Gothic building that dates back to the late 17th Century. Babila Hostel provides excellent accommodation at hard-to-beat prices as well as a spacious coworking common area, a bar and bistro that has a fantastic menu and a lively events space.
All of the rooms are bright and airy with private en suite bathrooms that include a walk-in shower. The hostel has 4, 6, 8 and 10-person mixed dorms and several female-only dorms. Each bed has its own set of electrical outlets so you can charge your devices at night while sheets, soap and shampoo are also provided free of charge. After a good night’s sleep you can partake in a full buffet breakfast that runs every day from 7 am until 10 am.
Ostelzzz is an innovative hostel in Milan that provides its guests with private capsule rooms. There is a 24-hour bar and cafe and a delicious free breakfast each day that is served from 7 am until 10.30 am. Bed linen and towels are provided and there is a 24-hour reception where you can make travel arrangements, book tickets and get tips about the best things to see and do in Italy’s fashion capital.
There’s a range of different capsule rooms at the Ostelzzz including standard single, economy single and standard double capsules. The capsules are cozy and give you a great deal of privacy compared to other hostels that you may have stayed in and with prices starting at just 29 Euros per night, Ostelzzz is extremely good value for money. Each capsule has a surprising amount of storage space, a curtain for privacy and charging ports for your electronic devices.
Located in the trendy Lambrate district, best known for its art studios, galleries and repurposed post-industrial warehouses, Mio Hostel is the ideal place to base yourself in the historic heart of Milan. The Mio Hostel is close to the Città Studi, the Università Degli Studi and the Politecnico di Milano as well as the Stazione Lambrate MM2 subway station.
The hostel has a selection of 4 and 6-person mixed dorms and 2 private rooms with en suite bathrooms. Mio Hostel also has a lovely outdoor space where you can organize private parties and an indoor common area for the colder weather. If you need any assistance with your travel arrangements or booking tickets there is a 24-hour reception and a great team of staff with valuable local knowledge at their fingertips.
Ostello Bello Grande.
Just 100 meters from Milan Central Station, Ostello Bello Grande is ideally situated to explore the city’s remarkable historic center. Surrounded by famous local attractions including the Piazza Duomo and districts such as Garibaldi, Porta Venezia and Isola, all within walking distance, Ostello Bello Grande is the perfect home from home for visiting tourists and backpackers in Milan.
The hostel has lovely shared and private rooms which all have air conditioning, security lockers, en suite toilets, showers and USB sockets next to each bed. There are also 4, 5 and 6-person family rooms available and if you’re traveling with pets they are more than welcome in the private rooms.
The hostel boasts a delightful outdoor terrace with a barbecue where you can relax after a day in the city and a 24-hour bar with free water, tea and coffee that’s available at any time of the day or night. The bar also provides free fruit and pasta for its guests as well as a daily buffet breakfast but if you’d prefer to cook for yourself there is a fully equipped communal kitchen.
Ostello Bello Grande has its own movie room, board games, musical instruments and an events space where you can enjoy live music. With a super friendly atmosphere and an incredibly thoughtful range of facilities, Ostello Bello Grande is one of Milan’s premier hostels for visitors to the city.
Located in the very center of Milan within easy walking distance of the city’s top attractions including the Duomo, the main shopping district and some of the best-loved nightlife and vintage shops, Ostello Bello was recently voted the Best Hostel in Italy by Hostelworld.
Ostello Bello has a range of rooms including shared dorms, family rooms and private rooms, all of which have en suite toilets and shower facilities. Each room has air conditioning, security lockers and a USB port beside every bed. Pets are welcome to stay with you in the private rooms as well. Guests are also provided with towels, earplugs, a hairdryer, shampoo and soaps as well as access to an iron and a laundry room.
Ostello Bello has a 24-hour bar where you can always get free water, tea and coffee as well as free pasta and fresh fruit. All guests have access to a shared, communal kitchen although there is a breakfast buffet available each day too. There are shared coworking stations if you need to catch up on your emails and there is a foosball table, ping pong and board games to play if you want to unwind in the evening.
Central Hostel Milano.
Central Hostel Milano is located just 10 minutes walk from Milan Centrale station and has a great selection of 4 to 6-person rooms. Each morning, breakfast is served in the dining area and afterward you can hire a bike to explore the city in style. There’s free WiFi available throughout the hostel and all the rooms are air-conditioned with private bathroom facilities. The hostel has its own free parking, a laundry service and pets are always welcome.
The vibrant Milano Centrale Hostel is well situated in Corso Buenos Aires for discovering Milan’s leading attractions and is a short distance from several local public transport links. As well as offering guests a great experience in the hostel, you can also benefit from numerous discounts in the nearby shops and restaurants.
Madama Hostel & Bistrot.
Madama Hostel & Bistro is a super chic designer hostel that combines the best of a hostel and a living art gallery. Located in a beautiful Art Nouveau-styled building, the hostel is nestled amongst some of the city’s most exciting districts, close to the Prada Foundation and Porta Romana where you’ll be spoiled for choice of restaurants, boutique stores and cafes. With mixed dorms, female-only dorms, quadruple and double rooms, the hostel’s motto is ‘It feels like home’, so you’re guaranteed a warm welcome when you arrive.
One of the highlights of staying at the Madama Hostel & Bistrot is the on-site museum where you can see the art of writers, artists and fashion designers. In fact, the museum is such a local treasure that it was featured as part of the expo route of the 2017 Museum of Augmented Urban Art of Milan. So if you’re looking for a truly unique experience in the trendiest part of Milan, then look no further than Madama Hostel & Bistrot.
Camplus Guest Turro.
Located around 5 km from the city center, the Camplus is just a few minutes walk from the Turro metro station. The elegant, modern hostel has a large free gym, a buffet dining room and a lounge with daily newspapers. Every morning, you can enjoy a full continental breakfast that includes a lovely selection of savory delicacies and pastries.
The rooms are smart, comfortable and spacious with a TV, private bathroom, air conditioning and sometimes even a balcony. More like a hotel than a traditional hostel, Camplus has 2, 3 and 4-person rooms. Camplus has an on-site restaurant and a 24-hour reception. A great option for business travelers, couples, families and tourists visiting Milan, Camplus provides its guests with superb facilities at an extremely competitive price range.
Milan’s Has Great Hostels.
If you’re looking for friendly, laid-back accommodation in Milan then the city’s hostels are just waiting to greet you on arrival. With a fantastic range of establishments to choose from, including some of the best hostels in Italy, there’s bound to be something that will perfectly suit your travel requirements and personal tastes.