Bergamo has a beautiful old walled city on a hilltop overlooking the modern city beneath, and it’s a popular day trip for people based in Milan. It’s also a great base from which to explore other parts of the Lombardy region – especially for anyone who’s not interested in staying right in Milan.
Bergamo can be expensive, but there are budget hotels as well as hostels in Bergamo that can make your wallet much happier. Keep in mind that many of the places that call themselves hostels on these listings aren’t traditional hostels – you won’t find dorms in most of them. Instead, they’re often very small family-run hotels or B&Bs. If you’re most focused on price rather than hoping for a hostel common room where you can meet people, these can be ideal.