Top 10 Hostels for Solo Women Travellers in Milan, Italy

You made the right choice of staying in a hostel in Milan as a solo female traveller, as hostels are comparatively more reasonable than hotels and Airbnb in Milan. Since you have made the best choice by choosing hostels, let me tell you the top ten hostels for solo women travellers in Milan. So, the top ten hostels in Milan are Ostello Bello, Gloria hostel, Combo Milano, City Center Best Hostel, Ostelzzz Milano, Madama Hostel & Bistrot, Babila Hostel & Bistrot, Mio hostel, YellowSquare Milan, and the Milano hostel.

1. Ostello Bello

I have mentioned Ostello Bello in my blog post “Top 20 Hostels/Dorms for Solo Female Travellers in Italy“. So, definitely, Ostello Bello tops the list of top ten hostels in Milan for solo female travellers. The salient attraction of Ostello Bello is it is just about 100 metres from Milan Central Railway Station. That way, all historical attractions are easily accessible from Centrale Railway Station, thanks to the subway lines. Piazza Duomo is a short stroll from the Porta Venezia neighbourhood, Garibaldi, and the Isola district. They have board games, ping-pong, musical instruments, live music and events, BookCrossing, movie room to elevate your stay there.

Cost: 40 USD to 147 USD

Address: Via Medici, 4, 20123 Milano

2. City Center Best Hostel

City Center Best Hostel is the cheapest hostel to stay in Milan on your solo travel. The overall lodging is excellent, with well-maintained rooms. The room service was polite and helpful. Guests of this hostel have the advantage of being only 5 minutes away from hot and delicious coffee, as one of the best cafes in Milan, Osonero is located near the City Center Best Hostel. Even though the food is not arranged in the hostel, you can head to the Osonero coffee shop whenever you feel like grabbing a bite.

Cost: 42.48 USD

Address: Via Alvise Cadamosto, 6, 20129 Milano

3. Ostelzzz Milano

Ostelzzz Milano hostel is conveniently situated near the Central Station and opposite Corso Buenos Aires, a busy main street. Since it is in a prime location, almost all necessities, like grocery shops, are at a convenient distance. In the morning, they provide free breakfast. Apart from that, what’s likeable about the Ostelzzz hostel is they have private rooms of various sizes. Hence, even if you are travelling to Milan on a budget, you can find a private room and enjoy privacy.  

Cost: 108 USD

Address: Via Giorgio Jan, 5A, 20129 Milano

4. Madama Hostel & Bistrot

To begin with, I like the names of the rooms in this hostel. Based on the ambience and the accommodation facilities, they have named rooms Paola, Camilla, Jackson Llyod Brown, and Mumble Mumble. Nice, right? That said, they don’t offer free food. Only coffee and water are provided for free, but you can get paid meals. Breakfast starts at 5 euros. Compared to breakfast, lunch and dinner are quite expensive, but they have 10% to 20% discounts on the price. If you ask me, eating outside for lunch and dinner is better.

Cost: 48.32 USD

Address: Via Benaco, 1, 20139 Milano

5. Gloria Hostel Milano

If you have read my blog post “15 Non-touristy things to do as a solo female traveller in Milan“, you must be fairly aware that San Siro stadium is one of the beautiful off-beat places in Milan. Having said that, the hostel I will tell you about is close to the San Siro stadium. Any guesses? Yes, it is Gloria’s hostel. Gloria’s hostel, located near the Bande Nere metro station, is one of the top hostels in Milan. Although located in a congested area with minimal features, the hostel is just okay for everything. Note that food is not prepared in the hostel.

Cost: 72 USD to 96 USD

Address: Via Tommaso Gulli, 15, 20147 Milano

6. Mio Hostel

Continuing the list of top hostels in Milan is Mio Hostel. Mio Hostel is near the Città Studi, home to several cultural and educational institutions like Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan) and Università Degli Studi (University of Milan). It is situated near the Lambrate metro station. Recently, travellers have been favouring this hostel above others because of its lovely atmosphere and spacious indoor and outdoor areas. The closest metro stop to the hostel is Stazione di Milano Lambrate.

Cost: 84 USD

Address: Viale delle Rimembranze di Lambrate, 14, 20134 Milano

7. Milano Hostel

Milano hostel is just perfect for a decent stay in Milan. You cannot expect luxury treatment. Of course, they provide free breakfast, but it only consists of coffee, a croissant, and a biscuit. If you need more, then you will have to pay extra. Nevertheless, people choose this hostel because it is just decent for money and located a minute’s walk from the Loreto metro station. Not only that, you can find all the local transportation in Milan in this locality. 

Cost: 98 USD

Address: Via Nicola Antonio Porpora, 26, 20131 Milano

8. Babila Hostel & Bistrot

Babila Hostel’s neo-gothic building will capture the attention of travellers. It is located 10 minutes walk from the San Babila metro station. Babila Hostel & Bistrot is developed with the motto that people can make new friends and share their ideas and life experiences. It has such a friendly atmosphere. Further, the hostel welcomes visitors to live music events, jam sessions, karaoke, art exhibitions, aperitifs, competitive table-football games, and laid-back evenings with a few drinks while savouring chef Atif’s mouth-watering creations. Specifically, they have three women-only dorms, which makes it not only a place to have fun but also a safe place to stay as a solo female traveller in Milan.

Cost: 79 USD

Address: Via Conservatorio, 2/A, 20122 Milano

9. Combo Milan

Combo Milan hostel, located in the Navigli district, is one of the finest hostels in Milan. As a solo female traveller, you shouldn’t miss exploring Navigli, a.k.a canal neighbourhood in Milan. That said, Combo Milan hostel featuring its charming bannister house touching the canal, brings a wonderful sight of the city. Only a few private rooms are available in Combo Milano. They have rooms of 3, 4, or 6 sharing. Every room has everything a traveller might possibly need. Your reservation includes access to our common lounge, a shared area where you may cook, eat, read, do your laundry, use Wifi, or relax.

Cost: 82 USD

Address: Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 83, 20143 Milano

10. YellowSquare Milan

YellowSquare hostel in Milan is quite a famous hostel among travellers. It is located just three blocks away from the Porta Romana metro station. A must-visit destination of Milan, Teatro Alla Scala is only a 5 minutes drive from YellowSquare hostel. This hostel encourages people to get out of their comfort zones. Their activities include:

  • Hosting parties
  • Shopping tours with locals
  • Learning how to cook gourmet meals
  • Participating in local live concerts
  • Partying in their deconsecrated Chapel

The best thing about staying in the YellowSquare hostel is that there is a hair salon nearby called ContestaRock that services tourists who want a new look for their hair.

Cost: 84 USD

Address: Via Serviliano Lattuada, 14, 20135 Milano

Top ten hostels in Milan

Nearest metro station

Check-in time in hrs

Check-out time in hrs

Ostello Bello


From 14:00 hours

Until 14:00 hours

City Center Best Hostel


From 15:00 hours

Until 11:00 hours

Ostelzzz Milano


From 15:00 hours

Until 11:00 hours

Madama Hostel & Bistrot


From 14:00 hours

Until 11:00 hours

Gloria Hostel Milano

Bande Nere 

14:00 - 20:00

01:00 - 10:00

Mio Hostel

Milan Lambrate

From 14:00 hours

Until 12:00 hours

Milano Hostel


14:00 - 00:00

Until 10:30 hours

Babila Hostel

San Babila 

From 14:00 hours

Until 11:30 hours

Combo Milan

Porta Genova

15:00 - 00:00 

01:00 - 11:00

YellowSquare Milan

Porta Romana

15:00 - 00:00

00:00 - 10:00

hostels in milan

For further information, check out my blog post, “My Ultimate Solo Female Travel Guide to Milan, Italy.”

Happy travelling!


An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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