This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Malpensa.
Malpensa, Lombardy, Italy, is not the name of an actual town. When talking about hostels in Malpensa, Lombardy, Italy, it is a collective name for hostels in small towns that are close to the airport, such as Cardano al Campo and Saronno. Getting from the airport to central Milan by train takes thirty to sixty minutes, depending on the type of train, and excluding waiting times and connecting transport within Milan to get to your final destination.
Milan Malpensa Airport is the largest airport in the Milan metropolitan region, serving the provinces Lombardy, Piedmont, and Liguria. It sees twenty-two million passengers annually, making it the second-largest airport in Italy (after Rome’s Fiumicino Airport) and the twenty-sixth-largest in Europe. It is not the only airport serving Milan; the others are Milan Linate Airport and Bergamo airport, which is not in Milan but used by most budget airlines targeting travelers to Milan.
If you fly to or from Malpensa Airport and you are just in Milan for one night and if your goal is not to explore Milan, you may be better off with booking a Malpensa, Lombardy, Italy hostel. Malpensa, Lombardy, Italy hostels are basic, but are fine if you only need a place to sleep. They are not frequented by international travelers -- you are more likely to find Italians staying there and the hostels in Malpensa, Lombardy, Italy, may not have the same social vibe as elsewhere, but again, they are fine for one night and places to eat are normally cheaper than in Milan. Not all Malpensa, Lombardy, Italy hostels have twenty-four-hour reception, so check carefully if you have a later arrival or early departure.
There are both direct and stop trains between Malpensa airport and central Milan. The stop trains stop also at some of the towns with a Malpensa, Lombardy, Italy hostel. Also if you are self-driving in Italy, a Malpensa, Lombardy, Italy hostel may be more convenient than finding your way around hectic Milan.
Written by local enthusiast for Malpensa hostelsMartin Straatman