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Top 5 Airbnb Vacation Rentals For Solo Travellers In Milan

Eunice
Updated Oct 16, 2016

Milan is city that’s just bursting with people and it’s the most populous metropolitan area in Italy. It’s a city that is rich in both culture and history, and it’s constantly changing to keep up with the rapidly progressing world. Milan is a great place to visit, with many fantastic sights, from the iconic Duomo, the cathedral located in the heart of Milan, to Teatro alla Scala, the world-famous opera house where you can watch a ballet or opera performance. And the best way to know more about the Milanese culture is to immerse yourself in it completely. So here are 5 Airbnb vacation rentals in Milan that are perfect for solo travellers:

1. Away from the hustle and bustle (43 USD)

This single-bedded room is perfect for solo travellers who want to be within travelling distance of the city centre, but wish to be away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. However, if you wish to head out to do some sightseeing, the city centre is relatively easy to access, and is only 20-30 minutes away!

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The living room is a common area that you’ll be sharing with the hosts. Its large, spacious, and well-lit because of the balcony doors. The shelves are adorned with books, and feel free to just sit back, relax, and enjoy a good read. As it’s a common and shared space, you’ll inevitably bump into your hosts. But don’t be worried, because they’re extremely friendly, so don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations because they’re local and probably have some good insights! You might even make a lifelong friend.

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The bathroom is long and narrow, but don’t worry if you think it may be a little cluttered; you’ll be able to navigate without any hassle. It’s loaded with everything you’ll need on a short trip to Milan, and it even comes with a washing machine, which you can use if necessary. It’s also the perfect place to just have a nice soak after a long day.

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The kitchen is decked out with rich and dark browns, giving the space a very modern vibe. The streets of Milan have so many good eats, but just in case you want to save a bit on money, you could always make use of the kitchen to whip up a small meal. But don’t skimp too much, because the best way to immerse yourself in the local culture is to have a taste of local cuisine.

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And, this is your private bedroom. You can either keep to yourself in the room or interact with your hosts; it’s really up to you, because this is a private space. The room is large enough for a single traveller to comfortably stay in, and has enough things to make it feel like home. You’ll also be connected to the balcony via a door, so head out and get some sunshine and fresh air. Live and breathe the gorgeous city of Milan. Also, if you find yourself here in summer, the room is air-conditioned.

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From the main balcony, which you can head to via the exit in the living room, if the skies are clear, you’ll be able to see the Alps standing proud and strong in the distance.

Cozy, Green, Safe and Linked area!

Address: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Price: from 43 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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2. A novel accommodation (45 USD)

This private room is located within the host’s library, so you’ll be surrounded by their broad-ranging reading material and will definitely be entertained throughout your stay. Public transportation is extremely accessible and will take you to the city centre. This apartment is a 2.5-kilometre (1.6-mile) walk away from the world-famous Milan Cathedral, so, if you’re craving a quiet stroll, you’re in the best place.

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The room you’ll be staying in is well-lit, and the white walls help it to look bright, clean, and welcoming. The sofabed is big for one person, so it’ll be perfect for solo travellers. In the day, lie back and have a read of the host’s eclectic collection of books. And, when it’s time for bed, it’s just a simple pull out to turn it into an extremely comfortable double bed.

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The room looks small and it may feel as though you won’t have enough space to store any of your belongings. However, the wardrobe is hidden from sight and you can store your belongings there. It makes for a clean living space that lacks clutter, making the room feel more spacious and ordered.

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The home is very nicely decorated and the host’s passion for books really shines through. The geometrical bookshelf really adds a bit of quirky personality to the home.

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Enjoy full-access to the state-of-the-art kitchen. It has all the kitchen equipment you’ll need to make a proper meal. It’s large and bold but very welcoming, and a perfect place to start the day off just right. And, if you’re very lucky, your lovely host may just prepare a tasty Milanese breakfast for you.

The books' room

Address: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Price: from 45 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. Like home away from home (63 USD) (from 64 USD)

This private room is more of a small independent suite that is part of the host’s property. You’ll truly feel right at home in this space. It’s a perfect rental for solo travellers who would like a larger space for themselves. The apartment is also conveniently located close to public transport, such as the metro and some tram stops.

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Within the small suite, there’s a brightly lit living room. It’s extremely welcoming and has everything a typical living room needs. From there, you’ll also have access to your sleeping quarters: a loft bed.

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A short climb from the living room will bring you to your loft bed. It’s pretty much the perfect size for any solo traveller to have a restful sleep, so just sink into its soft embrace. And, even better, didn’t every kid have the fantasy to sleep on the top bunk of a bunk bed? Relive a forgotten childhood dream and enjoy the feeling of sleeping above ground.

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You’ll also have access to a private bathroom. It’s clean and classy, and, since it’s private, you don’t have to worry about taking up your host’s bathroom time.

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If you’re here for a longer stay and you’re worried about storage, rest easy. There’s a sizeable walk-in closet where you can store your belongings. Keep them out of sight and reduce the clutter in your living space.

Lovely independent suite + bathroom

Address: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Price: from 64 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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4. Modern on the inside (69 USD)

Here’s a charming double bedroom that’s located within a classic, old-style building. If you have an interest in culture or architecture, this private room is ideal. Also, it’s located conveniently near Piola Metro Station and is about 15 minutes away from the city centre, so you’ll still be able to head out to sight-see with ease.

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The bedroom is spacious, well-lit and nicely decorated. There are several bold colours that catch the eye, like the red dresser or the colourful curtains. This just adds to a very welcoming feeling. You’ll definitely sleep comfortably in this room after a long day of tourist activities.

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The bathroom was newly renovated and you can definitely tell because it’s modern and clean looking. Small decorative wall stickers are placed on some of the tiles, giving the bathroom a textured appearance. The bathroom is not private though, and you’ll be sharing it with the hosts, so be aware of how much time you spend in there in the morning!

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The living area is roomy and there are plenty of comfortable surfaces for you to sit on. There’s also a range of ways you can entertain yourself, from reading the hosts’ books to fooling around on the piano. The hosts allow guests to use the piano, but just be sure not to ruin it. Just surrender to the urge and play a little tune.

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The kitchen is spacious and so immaculately decorated. It follows the theme of being colourful, like all the other rooms. It’s a space that just beckons for you to enter it and stay, because it’s just so inviting. The hosts may offer you some breakfast so feel free to join them for a meal.

Cozy double bedroom in nice area!

Address: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Price: from 69 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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5. Cosy and bright (88 USD)

This private room is spacious and well-decorated, and would suit the needs of any solo traveller just fine. Travelling to this apartment would be a breeze too because there is direct transportation from Malpensa Airport and Orio al Serio Airport. The city centre is also within easy access as the apartment is located near to stations. Or, if you fancy a slow, calming stroll to Milan Cathedral, it’s only a 20-minute walk away.

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This home is just so beautifully decorated and colourful. It seems to have a very vibrant vibe, making it cheerful and welcoming. Everything from the chair to the books seem to be welcoming you to this humble abode, which is always nice!

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You’ll have access to a spacious room with a comfortable bed. It’s decorated minimally, but the framed pieces above the bed add focal points of interest. You’ll also have access to the terrace from this room.

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The kitchen is filled with all the equipment you’ll need to come up with a delicious meal. Take your time to cook and enjoy meals at your own leisure.

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After a long day out in busy Milan, head out to the terrace and just enjoy the tranquil environment around you.

Cosy room with private bathroom

Address: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Price: from 88 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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Don’t settle for less

Hotels can be pricey and might burn a hole in your pocket, which might be detrimental to the small budget solo travellers normally try to keep, and dormitories don’t offer much privacy. Airbnb rentals are an excellent choice for those who want a local experience at affordable prices and with a decent amount of privacy. Many times, you won’t only be isolated to a room; sometimes you might have access to the host’s entire home, and you might even make a new friend! The residents of Milan are friendly and are always open to helping new travellers out. So, if you’re planning a trip to Milan, don’t hesitate to book a private room on Airbnb!

This article was originally published on Oct 11, 2016

Eunice is an introvert and is most comfortable snuggling in her bed and reading a book. However, mention travelling to her and she's always willing to jump out for a new adventure!

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