Hostels in Lombardy Hostels in Lombardy

You are looking for hostels in Lombardy? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Lombardy hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Lombardy.

All Cities in Lombardy

We list every single hostel in Lombardy and the world. In total, we have 42 cities in Lombardy for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Lombardy hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Lombardy. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Lombardy

As the country’s largest region, Lombardy stretches across the northwest of Italy, and is one of the richest and most populous regions not only in Italy, but in Europe. Its capital city, Milan, is of course an iconic destination for fashion conscious travellers, and is the largest metropolitan area in the country.

Lombardy shares a border with Switzerland, giving the country a diverse range of different landscapes, from the peaks of the Alps to the flats of the Po Valley. You will find everything from lakes and mountains, perfect for winter-sports enthusiasts, to breathtaking expanses of hills and vineyards, ideal for wine connoisseurs.

The region is definitely a destination for those who like the finer things in life, but visiting does not have to break the bank. Staying in Milan can be reasonable if you stay in one of its tiny but stylish hostels, most of which provide the experience of a hotel at a fraction of the cost. Milan is full of artistic heritage, providing you with a tour of the Roman era within its museums, religious buildings, and glorious palaces. It is by far one of the most popular destinations for travellers in Italy.

For a more expensive but much more inspiring tour, hostels can be found in Como, on the coast of Lake Como. The scenery here is magnificent, and has attracted travellers and creatives such as Flaubert and Bellini for centuries. This area is mostly one of raw beauty and relaxation, but it also provides entertainment in the form of water sports, air sports, or mountain climbing, the landscape being as varying as the rest of the region.

Although it is the perfect place to experience the best of Italy, Lombardy is still not often visited, in competition as it is with more well known cities. The best time to visit any of Lombardy is in the summer, between May and August, but as a mountainous area, it is still excellent in the winter months. Hostels do not hugely vary in price throughout the year, just watch out for any local traditional festivals that could raise the cost.

You will find everything you dreamed Italy could be in Lombardy - the food, the wine, the culture - but the jaw dropping landscapes and romance of the regions will make you want to stay in your little hostel, living the dream, forever.

expert for Lombardy hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Lombardy hostels Jakob Lombardi

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Travel Tips for Lombardy - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Lombardy. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lombardy. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Lombardy

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Lombardy?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Lombardy here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Lombardy safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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