Best hotel in Milan for: stylish comfort that won’t break the bank
In a 19th century residential building, this charming B&B mixes vintage and Art Deco and is a short distance from the financial district of Porta Nuova. The apartment is brimming with character, decorated with finds that owners Marco and Fabio have acquired on their travels over the years (Indian rugs from Darjeeling; a Mexican statue of La Catrina; a palm-shaped lamp and chairs in Barcelona wicker), as well as furniture items passed down from family members. Rooms have charming touches with playful patterns, including ocher floral wallpaper and hand-painted Sicilian tiles in the bathrooms. We particularly like the charming terrace where breakfast is served during the warmer months of the year.
Address: LaFavia Milano, Via Carlo Farini 4, 20154 Milan, Italy
10. Ostello Bello
Best hotel in Milan for: budget night owls
This bustling inn is brimming with character, with trinkets and trinkets unearthed at antique markets, giving the interiors a warm feel. It’s decidedly laid-back, with some guests lounging around playing board games and others strumming tunes (there’s a piano and a few string guitars banging). Guests can sleep in private double rooms or cozy dorms, all with en-suite bathrooms, while the kitchen is stocked with goodies – fruits, greens, pasta – for guests to prepare a meal when the hunger arises. The bar is hugely popular, hosting a myriad of regular events, with quiz nights, poetry slams and live music concerts attracting a local international crowd.
Address: Ostello Bello, Via Medici 4, 20123 Milan, Italy