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Babila Hostel & Bistrot
Design Hostel in Milan
Babila Hostel & Bistrot is a design hostel located in the heart of Milan in the fashion district, in a charming neo-Gothic building from 1895; a great place to relax after a reckless day walking around the shops in the city center and a quiet spot to rest from the chaotic city noise. But it is just a corner away to getting in the middle of the frenetic and energetic Milanese life!
Babila Hostel is the ideal solution for all types of travelers, from backpackers wandering around the world, to businessmen and businesswomen looking for a place to stay and get inspired for new ideas, to families seeking comfort and privacy and to solo travelers hungry for new friends.
Babila’s Bistrot & Bar has grown as a place where to meet new friends and exchange each own ideas and life experiences; it welcomes everyone, tourists & locals, to live music events, jam sessions and karaoke, art exhibitions, aperitifs, hard fought table-football matches and relaxed evenings over few drinks, enjoying the delicious dishes of chef Atif.
Among skyscrapers and modern buildings, Babila’s neo-Gothic brick building is a dive into the past of Milan’s history. It was built in 1895 on the initiative of Cardinal Andrea Carlo Ferrari and has hosted a Catholic school for many years; despite the blackest periods of the city, it has maintained its original shape until today.
The Babila Hostel & Bistrot was born in August 2017 following a profound renovation of the historic building, transforming it into a place of design and a cozy and relaxed atmosphere!
A young, elegant and minimalist place, managed by a multicultural team who have made of travel and hospitality their passion, who day after day give the best of themselves to offer guests of all ages and backgrounds a positive experience of stay and to leave a pleasant memory of the days spent in Milan.
Our team is young and dynamic with different cultural background and life experiences. At Babila Hostel & Bistrot 18 people work including receptionists, bartenders, bistrot and kitchen staff, cleaning service, revenue&booking and management.
Sustainable Hospitality: our commitment
At Babila Hostel & Bistrot we try to be as green as possible.
We are just a drop in the ocean … but we believe that many drops together can make a difference.
For this reason since our first days we decided to put into practice small steps to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. Just as example, the bathrooms are equipped with soap dispensers to reduce the use of disposable containers, we do not use plastic straws at the bar or disposable tableware of any kind, we use a water dispenser for the use of the bistrot, we pay close attention to the separate waste collection both in the areas dedicated to guests and in our service areas, we provide our guests with a digital map created by us to minimize paper consumption and we choose partners and suppliers who share our same mission.
How to get here?
FROM LINATE AIRPORT: Get the urban bus line 73 that takes you near the hostel. Get off the bus at Corso di Porta Vittoria and walk 4 – 5 minutes.
FROM MILAN CENTRAL STATION: Take the underground line M3 (yellow line) to Duomo and then change line M1 (red line) until San Babila square. From there, it takes only 6 -10 minutes walking to reach us.
FROM MALPENSA AIRPORT: Take the train Malpensa Express. Get off at Cadorna Station and change to the underground line M1 (red line) to San Babila.
Or use the shuttle bus, that take you to Milan Central station. From there take the underground M3 to Duomo and then switch to M1 (red line) to San Babila.
FROM BERGAMO AIRPORT: There are bus companies (“Terravision” or “Orio Shuttle”) that take you to Milan Central Station. From there take the M3 underground (yellow line) to the Duomo, change line and take M1 (red line) to San Babila.