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Campo de la Maddalena, Cannaregio 2205, Venice, Italy

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2646 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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This was one of my favourite hostels during my trip. The staff were the best fun and would go way above and beyond all the time. If you're an easy going traveller and don't mind a party this is definetly your place.

  • 22nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A venice Fish was a great hostel to stay in. Really great people and fantastic location!!! There was no lockers but for me I did not find it to be a problem because everyone was very friendly and I did not worry about anyone in the hostel. Nick the guy running the place was very friendly and directed me to some really cool off the path kind of places where I was able to enjoy authentic Venetian life. I highly recommend A Venice Fish!

  • 19th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


İt is not like hostel. İt is only for sleeping. İts atmosphere is so energic and staff is so close. But it is cold for winter and if you have more money you can choose anothers but for one night it is ok. :)


I think this hostel is just for young people because there was a little noisy. The room was clean but ıt was cold. Otherwise, it was great ! :) the staff was helpful and crazy :)


We cant use the kitchen and sell the guests a pasta for 5 euros. The pasta isnt good.


Really nice hostel in the heart of Venice! The staff is really friendly and they really make you feel like home. There is pasta for dinner very cheap with wine included, really good! I recommend this hostel for sure!


This hostel is terrible. When I arrived there have no reception. Openning time is 9am but staff sleep until afternoon. And this hostel very very cold. And in the night staff and his friend played so long time, made a big noise. Just terrible.


Some young guys are running there. Great atmosphere but too bad for getting rest(too much noise after midnight 00:00).


It was good for you if you need to save money. I am a backpacker so it's pretty nice to me. But it's cold in the common area and no kitchen provide for the guest. The position is really good to you start your trip in Venice.


This informal home type feel with really friendly staff is the type of place I go for. Really well located and easy to find, was super easy to meet other cool travellers, the staff was awesome and had great suggestions of places to go. Everything was great except one thing: there was no heat! It was the middle of the winter with absolutely no heat source and paper thin windows. It was so cold I could see my breath. The staff said the heat turns on at 10 and it never did. This is unacceptable.


This hostel is more suited for younger travellers who don't mind filth or noises. Blanket smelled horrible. No heating which made it quite impossible to sleep.


This place is rough around the edges and isn't as clean as some but has an amazing set up with a big central room. Very easy to meet other travelers and the staff are awesome. If you are looking to meet people and have a good time this is a brilliant hostel. It was very cold, but it was January


We were expecting the worst when we got there because of all of the terrible reviews, but The Fish was rad! It's definitely no 5 star hotel but it's a place to sleep in the heart of Venice with some cool people running it. They have a fun little common area where you can hang out and listen to music, store your stuff in the fridge and cook food in a microwave. They also have free wifi. The only thing was that the heaters don't work so it was pretty chilly at night. Definitely no bed bugs though.


1. I could not paid with credit card because they just receive cash. They must tell the customers they will only accept cash. How did they debit the reservation? 2. The room has only old beds and without calefaction. 3. The only thing was good it was they did not charge for using lockers but you have to bring your own lock.


Excellent location, but the water was from warm to freezing cold. The rooms weren't good looking, and the kitchen utilities were very poor and dirty. The staff was very good, though.


The location was good, I had a good time there. The only inconvenience was the shower, because the sink was clogged, but it can be easily fixed, I just point it out so that the staff pays more attention to these details.


The hostel was well placed but the rooms had really bad smell as well as the linen. Also, it was realy annoying to have to wait for the recepcionist to wake up until more than 11 am because he was sleeping. That was disrespectfull. If you are a tourist you want to take advantage of all the time that you have and it is not possible to wake up early and have to wait for the luggage room or to give back the keys. All the guests had the same problem and were annoyed.

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


No place to lock bag or small valuables. Nice common area and community vibe.


The staff and the atmosphere were good, there were a lot of travelers to talk, share experiences or even go out for a beer or a dance club. But the hostel is very dirty, very very dirty. The sheets and the beds were ok, but in general the hostel wasn't clean at all. I didn't spend a lot of time in the hostel but I didn't see anyone who was supposed to clean it, mainly the bathrooms. I hope the staff will improve it because they were cool, the location is great and it's a nice place.

  • 18th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I really like this place .staff is amazing. There is no bedbug.u should try

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