5 budget hotels in Milan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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