Milan is a cosmopolitan city that offers something for everyone, and those travelling on a budget can still stay in a stylish hotel without breaking the bank. With lots of options to choose from, find your next home away from home with Culture Trip’s guide to the best cheap hotels in Milan.
Aparthotel Casa Mia
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Aparthotel Casa Mia is a trendy hotel in the heart of Milan, steps from Piazza della Repubblica. The hotel has stylish and tasteful decor, complete with fashionable monochrome wallpapers, authentic exposed beams, and quirky and colourful finishings. The guest rooms feature a colour palette of grey and brown and come in different sizes, accommodating everyone from solo travellers and couples to large groups.
If you’re looking for a luxury aparthotel complex at a budget-friendly price, then Zambala Luxury Residence is the place to be. This stylish hotel features a bright-white palette in a contemporary, minimalist space and lies in Porta Garibaldi, a lively and cosmopolitan district that is home to lots of theatres and live-music venues. Its small classic studios are perfect for solo travellers and couples, while the large family apartments can sleep up to five. Guests can utilise the fitness suite and have a hearty breakfast that includes a wide selection of pastries.
Hotel Bogart is a welcoming accommodation just a short walk away from the Monumental Cemetery of Milan. A breakfast buffet featuring bagels, cereals, eggs and more is available daily, and guests can pick up snacks in the on-site shop situated in the hotel lobby. The modest yet modern rooms are suitable for individuals, couples and families (children stay for free). Located in the sophisticated area of Porta Garibaldi, the hotel is close to historical landmarks and attractions like the Arco della Pace and Corso Como.
Hotel Bogart 2 is a traditional guest house in Porta Garibaldi, the perfect area for visitors who want to soak up Milan’s vibrant cultural scene. The family-friendly hotel allows children to stay for free, and guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet (additional surcharge). Besides a garden, the hotel also has an on-site bar and lounge, a computer station and a deli. While some of the hotel’s decor has a rustic feel, the 15 rooms come with minimalistic interiors, complete with yellow walls and wooden floors. Surrounding attractions include Fiera Milano City, Arco della Pace, Teatro alla Scala and Castello Sforzesco.
Hotel RossoVino (Hotel Red Wine) greets guests in a very fitting manner – with a free glass of red wine upon arrival. Some rooms have views of the hotel’s sun-drenched outdoor garden and terrace, perfect for relaxing on sunny days. The pet-friendly lodging is situated in Porta Vittoria – where the eastern gate of Porta Tosa of the Spanish walls of Milan once stood – and near Piazza Cinque Giornate. All guests can make the most of the free outdoor parking, making it a great spot if you’re looking to rent a car during your stay.
This family-run hotel lies in Città Studi, a budget-friendly and popular neighbourhood in Milan well known for its cafés and parks. While rooms are on the smaller side, they provide a comfy space designed to make you feel at home. The decor is bright and colourful across all 10 guest rooms, which boast views of the city and are great for everyone, from solo travellers to families. One child stays for free, and pets are also welcome at no extra charge. A breakfast buffet is available daily at an extra cost, and guests can also enjoy tea and coffee in the common area.
Hotel Star is just a two-minute walk from Piccolo Teatro Grassi and Piazza Cordusio in a charming 19th-century building with period features such as a fireplace in the lobby. The small hotel boasts a quirky style with bold animal murals and rich wood panelling. A total of 30 rooms are available here, from economy to superior rooms, all of which include a complimentary breakfast buffet.
This traditional and authentic family-run hotel lies in the heart of Milan, steps away from Santa Maria delle Grazie, where Leonardo Da Vinci painted his famous The Last Supper mural. This historic 19th-century stately home boasts high ceilings, pretty tiled floors and rooms decorated in a modest yet classic style. The picturesque terrace is the perfect place for guests to enjoy breakfast among the flowers, and the bar-lounge area is a great spot to unwind after a day of exploring. Its central location means that guests are close to some of Milan’s most popular attractions, including the Duomo di Milano and Teatro alla Scala.
Starhotels Ecological Contemporary Hotel (E.c.ho) is elegant and stylish and has its ecological ethos at its heart. Beautifully designed and flawlessly finished with a delightful garden and terrace, the hotel also has a fitness centre, restaurant and bar. Eight room and suite types cater to different group sizes and budgets, while all guests can enjoy an American breakfast buffet for a daily charge. E.c.ho is also home to the Orto Green Food & Mood by Eataly restaurant, which serves organic, vegetable-based dishes. Located steps away from the Milano Centrale station, the hotel is near numerous bars, restaurants and attractions, including Piazza del Duomo, Pinacoteca di Brera and Museo del Duomo.
Hotel San Francisco is a smart, stylish 28-room hotel in the budget-friendly area of Città Studi. Inside, the modern hotel features glossy, stone floors and grand metallic four-poster beds in the bedrooms, some of which have terraces overlooking the pretty private garden. Guests can enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet, including fresh fruits, meats and cheeses, and hot dishes. Corso Buenos Aires (a major shopping street) and Porta Venezia (a historical gate from the 19th century) are within walking distance.