I always head for luxury hotels, but this time I wanted to try something different. I thought a trendy hostel would be an interesting option and so I found myself booking in a Milan design hostel called Atmos Luxe. It is situated in a beautiful part of the city as well.
Who would have believed that Milan is a city of water much like Venice? I heard about canals known locally as naviglis and decided to find out for myself what they were about. I am not sure how many visitors would end up here, but this district rocks! The Milan Naviglio Grand canal is lined with restaurants, bars, live music, design shops, galleries and beautiful people. It is the perfect spot to watch the world go by as you sip an aperitivo and enjoy la dolce vita.
Getting to my Milan design hostel
I arrived by train so the easiest way to get to the hostel was by metro, and then a short walk of about 15 minutes. I received very clear concise instructions making it easy to find.
When I arrived the road was closed off with a boom so I was already living in hope that it might be quiet and it sure was! I arrived in a heat wave and was delighted to be presented with an ice cold bottle of water as I struggled up the stairs red-faced, hot and bothered from lugging a suitcase. I never knew that water could taste quite so good.
Sonia the owner and her daughter were at the reception. They were extremely helpful with advice on the area. Once again the instructions were clear and it was easy to head for party central, Navigli, a little later. Another 15 min walk through a park in the opposite direction from the station brought me to the canals.
There are 4 types of rooms available. Premium rooms, boutique rooms, Luxe hostel rooms and a Luxe special room that all come with different price tags to suit all budgets. For more information on the pricing contact Atmos Luxe directly.
My room was The Milano and the contemporary décor matched the name with a large black and white print of the Duomo above the bed. The room was beautiful, complete with a four poster bed and a leather sofa. A great deal of thought had gone into the décor and the care in selecting items was evident throughout the property. I loved the textured silver wall next to the bed.
There is also a wonderful dog that appears from time to time. His name, however, escapes me. I was over the moon to find a sociable dog to talk to as I miss my dogs so much when I travel.
The main area is well laid out and the inclusive continental breakfast is delicious, once again beautifully displayed. It being Ital, of course,e the coffee is fabulous as well.
There is a comfortable seating area in the reception with a vending machine. There is also free WIFI throughout.
All in all this is a hostel you won’t go wrong with. It ticked all my boxes. You will arrive as a stranger and leave feeling part of the family. Why not give it a try and I am sure that you will feel the same way when you leave?
Via Privata Paolo Cezanne, 1, Milano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 3297324764
Email: [email protected]
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Review of Milan’s trendy hostel