Ostello Bello Grande is the big brother of the Milanese gem of hostel accommodation, Ostello Bello. Ostello Bello Grande opened a couple of years after OB, and while OB has won the Best Italian Hostel Hoscar for a few years in a row, OBG is the winner of the Best Large Hostel Worldwide as well as the Most Popular Hostel in Milan Hoscars. Much like any hostel in the family, Ostello Bello Grande is a very warm and welcoming space for both guests and the local people who just want to hang out.
Much bigger than its little brother, OBG is located super close to Stazione Centrale and for that reason it’s the ideal spot to meet or to move quickly around town. I often meet my friends here if we need to catch a train and only have a short time to catch up.
A new entry to the top-level facilities (OBG offers the essential services, a great bar, free walking tours and such) is the lovely dehor situated in the internal yard of the building, where you can enjoy the OBG aperitivo, even if you’re not a guest. That’s where you’ll easily find a Milanese giving Italian lessons to exchange students, somebody strumming their guitar, or simply people blowing off some steam.
All in all, Ostello Bello Grande is a very chill place, the perfect spot to strike up a conversation and make new friends: isn’t feeling at home what we all love about traveling?