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“Easy and great place to stay!”
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Ostello Bello
Ranked #2 of 261 Specialty Lodging in Milan
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“Easy and great place to stay!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Easy to find, great ambience, great staff, breakfast+apertivio, rooms are clean and comfortable, price absolutely worth it! Had a lovely stay, def coming back! Hostel for backpackers AND weekend travellers!

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Felt compelled to give this a thumbs up as it is a cracking hostel.

Free beer when you check in and the apertivo+breakfast is a nice touch.

I've been in many hostels across the world and this one is up there. They put up with 7 drunken Scottish guys which is no mean feat!

Recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

There are not that many cheap and value for money hostels in Milan. This place is the exception, it is excellent. Everything was great from the free welcome drink, the guided tour of the hostel, the friendly and welcoming staff right through to the aperitivo. Ostello Bello does welcome locals too which is great as the bar area/reception has a great vibe to it. It is located literally 10 minutes walk from Duomo Square. I stayed in a mixed ensuite 8 bed room, it was clean and did exactly what it said on the tin. Staff are always on offer to provide advice and tips. I've stayed in many hostels around the world, this is in my top 3!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We had been recommended to stay at Ostello Bello by friends - with good reason, it is number 1 of hostels in Milan!
We stayed in a private room. We could only book one night initially but were lucky enough to make use of a cancellation for night 2.
Rooms are small as you would expect in a hostel. Reasonable cleanliness, not amazing.
Beds are firm as i have come to expect in Italy. Security is very good.
We didn't have hot water night one, but i don't think that is the hostel's fault (it happens to us all sometimes!)
I didn't have a good night sleep on night 2 (a tuesday) due to excess noise after 11pm as the common kitchen is right outside the private room doors (and walls are thin)- i suppose you can expect this from a hostel at times.
The best assets are the location, the wonderful staff, the apertivo (buy one drink and eat pasta for free!) and the locals visit the bar which is fun to be a part of.
A fun, well-run hostel overall with good facilities (free wifi).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Stayed there for just one night and the rooms are new, clean and comfortable. The location is about 10-15 minutes walk from Duomo station along a main shopping street - Easy to locate. The staff was very friendly and we were offered drinks at check in. Breakfast was free.
We were there on a Saturday and it had the Aperitivo / Happy hour in the bar, with lots of young people (both guest and outsiders), gathering to mingle and spend the Saturday evening - something like a pub but with free finger food.
There is also a modern kitchen, dining table and rooftop at the top floor. Free wi-fi.
Would definitely go back when I visit Milan again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

I only had to stay for a day there but i will definitely come back! People were amazing and i felt like home! I arrived a bit late and tired and they offer me a welcome drink that was fantastic and they were helping me with all the questions i had:)Even in the room my roommates were really nice! A really convenient location only few minutes from Duomo! Congratulations to all the people that are working there!

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

When you see a hostel with as many good reviews as this place, its easy to be disappointed with what you actually see, but Ostello Bello definately lived up to my expectations.
Good location, easy check in, lovely decorated and all the little things covered too.

I agree with the other poster about the flashing light- i was on a top bunk and it made it a little harder to get to sleep, though didn't keep me awake.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Ostello Bello
Address: Via Medici 4, 20123 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Navigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 261 Specialty Lodging in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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