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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For you


Reception 24h

Our staff available 24 hours

Bar and Bistrot

Bistrot with international cuisine & bar

Events

Live music, karaoke, aperitifs, dj-sets, theme parties

Private bathroom

Private bathroom in each room + hairdryer

Laundry

Self-service washing and drying

Elevator

Historical elevator

A/C

Air Con in all rooms and common areas

Pets

Pet-friendly accomodation

Rooftop terrace

Panoramic terrace with bar and barbecue area

USB plug

USB port next to each bed with electrical socket and lamp

Common bathroom

Shared bathroom with 2 showers and independent services

Bike Rent

Bikes rental per hours or throughout the day

Free Services


Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in every room and common area

Lockers

Personal lockers with key for each bed

Towels & sheets

Towels and sheets included in the cost of bed / room

Welcome drink

Free welcome drink alcoholic or non-alcoholic

Shower gel & shampoo

Dispenser with shower gel in each shower

Multimedia & games

TV, videogames, I-Pads, board games and foosball table

Luggage storage

Luggage storage with loaning padlock on deposit

Print service

Print your boarding pass or train ticket

Maps and city guides

Maps and city guides with tips

Earplugs

Latex "better-sleeping" earplugs

Gym

Gym available to guests all day

Music instruments

Guitar, piano, cajon and ukulele for the guests

Bar/Bistrot


Bar Book Now

The Bar del Babila Hostel is open to everyone starting in the morning with coffee service and italian breakfast, while when night falls and the Hostel starts to animate, it turns into the ideal place where you can enjoy a draught beer, an excellent Italian wine or a delicious cocktail, including the brand-new "Babila Spritz".

How it's done?

Come to visit us and find out by yourself!

Download our new Drink list!

Bistrot Book Now

The Bistrot del Babila Hostel's kitchen is composed of a young and multi-ethnic staff that offers every day, for lunch with a set menu and dinner with a la carte menu, a delicious variety of classic Italian cuisine with "fusion" and international reinterpretations

A protagonist of the spring-summer season is also the Aperi-sunset on the terrace with barbecue, whose sandwiches and mixed grills have become the favorite dinner of "backpackers" and locals searching for a new and exciting food experience.

October events


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Next events


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Rooms


Mixed dorms Book Now

Stylish 4/6/8 bed dorms!

 

  • We have 10 rooms (6/8-bed dorms), that are mostly used for groups and parties, so everybody can stay together
  • 1 disabled friendly 4-bed room
  • 2 large 4-bed rooms

Girls-only dorms Book Now

Girls-only (no guys – sorry!)

 

  • We have 2 rooms (6-bed dorms) 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

Private rooms Book Now

Private rooms offer you a bit more intimacy

 

  • private double rooms
  • 1 family 4-bed room
  • Private facilities
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Mobile hanger
  • Desk

 

Team


Mick
Manager

Michele
Receptionist/ Head of Marketing&Communication

Elisabetta
Receptionist

Stefano
Receptionist and bartender

Maryann
Receptionist and bartender

Luca
Receptionist

Gerry
Receptionist

Atif
Chef

Emanuele
Chef Assistant

Zico
Bistrot supervisor

Gina
Bistrot staff

Marianna
Bistrot staff

Sofia
Bistrot staff

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Reviews


Airport Transfers in Taxi and Minibus


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Babila's Blog


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Faq


Babila Hostel is located in the heart of the city, a 5-minute walk from the Piazza San Babila Metro and 10 minutes from Piazza del Duomo.

An ideal choice for travelers who want to stay in the city center and be able to walk to the most famous area of Milan for food, shopping, art and history.

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 can check-in from 2 p.m (14:00) and, from there on, when you want (our reception is h24).

If you arrive before your room is ready, you are advised to store your luggage in the special locker located on the floor – 1 (available while spaces last) or to use the space at the reception side.

Check-out is until 11:30 a.m; afterwards you can leave your luggage in the spaces above.

No, late check-out (after 11.30 am.m.) is not allowed, except for extraordinary cases, but the reception must be notified in due time. As a rule, however, it can not be granted more than half an hour late.

In case of check-out more than half an hour late, and without having notified the reception, a fee of 10 € will be charged.

Early check-in (before 2 p.m.) is allowed only with prior authorization from the reception, after having checked the availability of the bed / room with the cleaning service.

Late check-in, if you intend late in the evening or even after midnight, is absolutely possible as our reception is open 24 hours a day.

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

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

Of course!

Sheets and towels are changed for periods of stay from 7 days onwards (long stay). If you want to change the linen before 7 days is possible, but you need to contact the reception (this service has an additional cost of 5 euros).

Room cleaning starts at 9.30.

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 electronic badge, an amount equal to € 5 will be charged.

If you lose the key to the locker, the penalty will be € 10.

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.