Hostels in Milan, Italy

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Get to know Milan (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Milan. To help you make friends with Milan before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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Milan is the capital of the region of Lombardy in Italy, has a rich cultural heritage, a vibrant nightlife, and is recognized as Italy’s fashion capital.

If you are looking for a hostel in Milan, it is best to stay in the city center or one of the surrounding boroughs (around Porta Magenta, Porta Genova, Porta Ticinese, PortaVigentina, or Porta Vittoria), since this is where most of the sights are located. Be aware that Milan is a quiet expensive city and hostel prices can be pretty steep.

Getting around in Milan is not a problem, there is an extensive public transport system consisting of trams, buses, subway, and trolley buses. Milan is served by three airports. Malpensa Airport is about 50 km from the city and is served by the Malpensa express railway service. Linate Airport is within city limits and is mainly used for domestic flights. Bergamo Airport is mainly used by low-cost carriers and can be reached by train.

Once you are there and settled in your Milan hostel, be sure to walk around the city center, admire the stunning Dome of Milan, and visit one of the excellent museums such as Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea (Gallery of Contemporary Art), Museo Bagatti Valsecci which displays Italian Renaissance art, or Pinacoteca di Brera which shows paintings by Tintoretto, Caravaggio, and others. See Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” on display in Santa Maria delle Grazie. Try to catch a performance at the famous La Scala, go shopping on Via della Spiga, and eat some traditional Panettone.

Written by local enthusiast for Milan hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Milan hostels Mona

FAQ about Milan Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Milan. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Milan. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Milan costs on average $46 for a dorm. A hostel in Milan with private rooms costs on average $154. shows all 42 Hostels in Milan. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Ostello Bello is the best hostel in Milan for couples.
Combo Milano and Babila Hostel & Bistrot are the best rated hostels in Milan for female solo travellers. compares prices for 42 hostels in Milan, Italy. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Milan such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Milan.

Ostello Bello is the best rated hostel for partying in Milan.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Milan

Your Packing List for Milan

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Milan and Italy.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Milan Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Milan, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
42 Total number of hostels
$46 Average dorm price
$154 Average private room price
$26 Cheapest hostel in Milan
Hi! Ostello Milano is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in Milan
Ostello Bello is the best rated
Most Milan hostels are located in
Casoretto, Loreto, Zona Buenos Aires
6.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Saronno (22 Km / 13 mi.)
Gerenzano (24 Km / 15 mi.)

Travel Tips for Milan - 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 Milan. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Milan. 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!

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