Babila Hostel & Bistrot


Our story

The new Babila Hostel & Bistrot Milano was inaugurated on the 15th of September 2017. The elegant and sophisticated building is located in the heart of the Milan fashion quarter, just a short walk from Piazza San Babila. Babila Hostel is a result of a deep restructuring of the west wing of the Victory Column Institute, founded in 1896 by the then Cardinal of Milan, Andrea Carlo Ferrari, who has decided to open a Catholic school in the city.

It fits in the tradition of the most modern European Hostel: smart solution for backpackers and dynamic travellers, measured on the needs of both young travellers and families (solutions with 4 beds) or traditional travellers (with private rooms). Beside the accomodation, the Babila Hostel welcomes everybody to concerts, programs and cultural happenings in the Bistrot area and offers a delicious variety of food wines and cocktails! Check out our monthly program and join us!

How to get to Babila Hostel

FROM LINATE AIRPORT: you can get the urban line 73 that takes you near the hostel. You just have to get off from the bus at Corso di Porta Vittoria and walk for 4 minutes.

FROM MILAN CENTRAL STATION: you can get the underground line M3 (yellow line) to Duomo and then change line M1(red line) until San Babila square. it takes only 6 minutes walk to our hostel.

FROM MALPENSA AIRPORT:  the fastest way to arrive in the center of Milan is with the train “ Malpensa Express”. you can get off at Cadorna Station and from there take the underground line m1 (red line) to San Babila. There are also buses that bring you to milan central station and from there take the underground.

FROM BERGAMO AIRPORT: there are buses companies (“Terravision” written on) that goes at Milan Central Station and from there take the underground.

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Rooms


Mixed dorms Book Now

Stylish 4/6 bed dorms!

  • We have 9 rooms (6-bedded dorm), that are mostly used for groups and parties, so everybody can stay together
  • 1 familiar 4-bed room
  • 1 disabled friendly 4-bed room

From:

€ 30

per bed per night (breakfast included) for the 6 beds dorm

Girls-only dorms Book Now

Girls-only (no guys – sorry!)

  • We have 3 rooms (6-bedded dorm) for girls-only
  • All girls dorms have the same clean and cosy decor and facilities
  • A good value option for girls on a budget, helping you save money and giving you the opportunity to meet fellow travellers, without being surrounded by snoring boys

From:

€ 32

per bed per night (breakfast included)

Private rooms Book Now

Private rooms offer you a bit more intimacy

  • 3 Private rooms
  • Private facilities
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Mobile hanger
  • Desk

From:

€ 89

per room per night (breakfast included)

Team


Michele
Receptionist and Bartender

Maryann
Receptionist and Bartender

Elisabetta
Receptionist

Stefano
Receptionist and Bartender

Jefferson
Coffee bar and waiter

Ayoub
Chef Assistant

Ezio
Chef

Emanuele
Chef Assistant

Services


Central

Located in the heart of the city

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in every room and common area

Private bathroom

Private bathroom in each room + hairdryer

Pet

Pet-friendly accomodation

Air Con

Air Con in all rooms and common areas

Rooftop terrace

Equipped Rooftop terrace with view

Multimedia

Videogames, TV area for our guests (and iPad as well!)

Laundry

Self-service washing and drying

Gym

To stay in shape while traveling

Bar/Bistrot


Bar Book Now

As the evening draws in, the hostel comes to life, with the bar creating the perfect ambiance for night owls to sample a few local and draft beers, signature cocktails and excellent Italian wines.

Happy Hour is from wednsday to sunday from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm!

Bistrot Book Now

Our Bistrot serves up home-cooked Italian and international dishes, all made from scratch by Ezio, the resident Neapolitan chef – the carbonara pasta and aubergine parmigiana are especially delicious.

January events


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Next events


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Reviews


Instagram


Babila's Blog


What's Up in Milan
By Michele Colangelo / February 8, 2018

“Mars and Martians”: a “red experience” to the Science Museum of Milan

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February, on the occasion of the exhibition Close Encounters with the Red Planet, the Museum...

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What's Up in Milan
By Michele Colangelo / January 26, 2018

Festival “Il mondo in un raviolo” Vol.2

The most "cosmopolitan" Festival ever returns! The last weekend of January, do not miss the "Il mondo in un raviolo"...

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What's Up in Milan
By Michele Colangelo / January 23, 2018

A “cult” night at NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF MILAN

CULT NIGHT XVIII century edition, featuring Maria Gaetana AgnesFriday, January 26, 2018, from 7 to 24 | ticket price €...

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What's Up in Milan
By Michele Colangelo / January 18, 2018

Salone del libro usato Milano 2018

SALON OF CULTURE The Salone della Cultura is born from the heart and reaches the heart. Or rather, it springs...

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Faq


Babila Hostel is located in Milan City Center (“The Heart of the City”), a great choice for travelers interested in foodluxury brand shopping, arts and history.

This is our guests’ favorite part of Milan, according to independent reviews. In this area you can shop ’til you drop for popular brands like Prada, Burberry, Armani, H&M, Zara.

Getting around in Milan is very easy and cheap if you take advantage of their readily available public transportation. There are many different lines: you can find your Tram and Bus Routes and Timetables on: ATM Web Site (in english)

Tickets can be purchased at metro stations and some shop.

To reach Malpensa airport takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
The bus stops in both terminal 1 (main terminal) and terminal 2.
The cost is about 10€ for one way and 16€ for a return.
It is also possible to catch the train from Cadorna to Malpensa.

www.malpensashuttle.it

YOU CAN GET THE URBAN LINE 73 THAT TAKES YOU NEAR THE HOSTEL.

YOU JUST HAVE TO GET OFF FROM THE BUS AT C.SO P.TA VITTORIA AND WALK FOR 4 MINUTES.

You can reach the airport of Bergamo Orio al Serio with the shuttle bus from Central Station.
The time is about 50 minutes depending on traffic.

www.orioshuttle.com

You may check in to the hostel any time. Rooms or beds are ready for you by early afternoon. If you arrive before your room is ready, you are welcome to store your bags in the luggage room and use the common facilities. Check-out time from the room is until 11am, after which you may store your bags in the luggage room.

Yes, they are but it is necessary to notice at least 24 hours by reception which reserves the right to accept or not depending on the availability of the facility. The cost of this service is 10€.

Yes. We offer free internet Wi-Fi in every room and common area!

Of course, Babila Hostel is a pet-friendly accommodation.

Of course!

Linen/towels change is made for periods of staying from 7 days onwards (long stay). If you wish to change your linen before this 7 days is possible but you need to contact the reception (this service has an extra cost).

Cleaning starts at 9.30 a.m.

Yes there is a hairdryer in every room.

We are a strictly non-smoking hostel but our terrace (with a nice view!) is available to guests who wish to smoke.

In case of loss of the badge, a penalty of 5€ will be charged.

Our chef offers traditional and revisited Italian cuisine, burgers, salads.

You can also find excellent Italian wines, draft beers and cocktails.

Happy Hours is from 6 pm to 8.30 pm!

We’ve done our best to create ways for you to interact with us. You can share your stories, advice and travel tidbits with fellow Milan explorers and be the first to know about events, special offers, recent press buzz and more. So follow us on Instagram and ‘like’ us on Facebook. There are heaps of ways you can get involved: share your travel story, review your stay, upload your favourite Milan photos, and more. And, if you’re happy with your stay, don’t forget to share your experience at Babila Hostel!

FROM LINATE AIRPORT:
YOU CAN GET THE URBAN LINE 73 THAT TAKES YOU NEAR THE HOSTEL. YOU JUST HAVE TO GET OFF FROM THE BUS AT C.SO P.TA VITTORIA AND WALK FOR 4
MINUTES.

FROM MILAN CENTRAL STATION:
YOU CAN GET THE UNDERGROUND LINE M3 (YELLOW LINE) TO DUOMO AND THEN CHANGE LINE M3 (RED LINE) UNTIL SAN BABILA. IT TAKES ONLY 6 MINUTES WALK TO OUR HOSTEL.

FROM MALPENSA AIRPORT:
THE FASTEST WAY TO ARRIVE IN THE CENTER OF MILAN IS WITH THE TRAIN
“ MALPENSA EXPRESS”. YOU CAN GET OFF AT CADORNA STATION AND FROM
THERE TAKE THE UNDERGROUND LINE M1 (RED LINE) TO SAN BABILA.
THERE ARE ALSO BUSES THAT BRINGS YOU TO MILAN CENTRAL STATION AND
FROM THERE TAKE THE UNDERGROUND.

FROM BERGAMO AIRPORT:
THERE ARE BUSES THAT GOES AT MILAN CENTRAL STATION AND FROM THERE
TAKE THE UNDEGROUND.