Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Milan, Italy. You can choose from 39 Milan hostels. In total, there are 229 cheap places to stay in Milan such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $15 for a dorm.
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.
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Casoretto, Zona Buenos Aires, Loreto
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Milan? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Milan alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Milan. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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!
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 Mona
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 $38 for a dorm. A hostel in Milan with private rooms costs on average $90.
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Ostello Bello Grande is the best hostel in Milan for families.
MEININGER Milano Lambrate is the best hostel in Milan for groups.
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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!
Milan is a city, not a big tourist trap/fairytale. It's no Rome and no Florence (luckily), and as such it'll just collect the same kind of comments that cities like Berlin would also receive. There are many reasons for which Milan can't really be classified as an Italian city, and it's by no means a Latin city. Nor is it more dangerous than any big city would be. There are so many downsides there too, but it really depends on your cup of tea.
I went to Milan twice to do some shopping and found out that you can shop at the market, it's like an outlet. I found some great bargains, suits and shoes for a very low price. It's open on Sarurdays. Just ask anyone for directions to it. Plan on coming back just to shop for that one day.
I am Milanese and reading all those negative comments made me sad, but I must agree that you won't have a good impression if you're coming to see Milan expecting Rome. You can't compare them, but not because Rome's nicer; they're just different. Milan's beautiful, but you need time and a Milanese to show you. Also, I've never had anything stolen, you have just to pay attention, like in any other big city!
Well... I live in Milan too and I must agree with most comments: it's a boring city to visit if you are not totally obsessed with fashion.
I found plenty to see in Milan. The Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco, an array of museums, galleries, exhibitions. I stayed 2 weeks in Milan, and still didn't have time to see everything. I advise anyone planning to visit Milan to allow at least 5 days if they want to see the majority of the sights. Book Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper painting viewing well in advance (before your trip). Plenty of shops, fashion outlets, parks, gardens. I went to the Planetarium too. There's also the San Siro Football Stadium.
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.