5 budget hotels in Milan

1) Ostelzzz

Ostelzzz was established by ZZZleepandGo, a start-up founded by three 26-year-olds, which offers sleeping cabins in the Malpensa and Milan Orio al Serio airports. At Ostelzzz you sleep in ‘capsules’, but you’re in the city centre. They also have a common area for socialising. There are 100 cabins as well as a few standard rooms.

sleep cabins Ostelzz

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2) Ostello Bello

There’s a second branch, at the Central Station. But this hostel is a stone's throw from the Duomo and Colonne di San Lorenzo, one of the liveliest places around aperitivo time. Hang around at the hostel, where you can have a drink and tuck in to a rich buffet. Named Best Hostel of Italy.

interior Ostello Bello

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3) Babila Hostel

This hostel has a furnished terrace with a view over the rooftops of Milan. This hostel was inaugurated in 2017, after a thorough renovation of an institute founded in 1896 by the then Cardinal of Milan. This modern facility also has private rooms. Concerts and events in the bistro.

interior Babila hostel

4) Madama Hostel & Bistrot

A former police station, transformed in 2015 into a hostel near the Prada Foundation. In an area that still lacks bars and restaurants, it serves good food, at shared tables, and welcomes non-guests. Frequented by musicians: the club downstairs, managed by the same team, hosts live music events.

terrace madama hostel

5) Gogol’ Ostell & Caftè Letterario

Not just a modern and colourful hostel, with designer objects and modern antiques, but also a venue for meetings, exchanges and friendships in the literary cafe, where book presentations, exhibitions, theatre performances and literary aperitifs are organised. It has four bedrooms with bathrooms and two dormitories.

outside Gogol' Ostello

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