Run down, dark, gloomy, poor area. All of this is bad enough, but book when there is a fair in Milan and it could cost you 150 euro a night. Look on google earth for a picture of the front of the hotel, murals by a blind, deficient graffiti artist it seems. Don't expect breakfast even if you have paid for it .
Pros.. The whole earth experience:
You get that African (or Asian or South American etc.) shanty town experience without paying the air fare, and slightly less chance of contracting some exotic disease!
When the trams start running you can experience an earth quake with only small amounts of debris dropping on your head.
When anyone turns on a tap, you get the sound of a monsoon on a tin roof
There is no lift so you get to do some mountaineering carrying your baggage
There is a lot of wood in the rooms, some of it intentional, some of it where paint has long given up it's foot hold
Instead of conventional towels you get a white cotton sheet, which you can use for a toga for a fancy dress party.More