Finding a room in Milan (let alone a cheap one) isn't easy, particularly during trade fairs and fashion weeks, when rates skyrocket. Services you'd take for granted elsewhere, such as breakfast, sometimes command an extra fee. There may not be a public area such as a bar or lounge, and wi-fi and bar fridges are never a given. Also, don’t forget to consider location. The city’s sprawl means what constitutes ‘the centre’ can be highly subjective.