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Campo de la Maddalena, Cannaregio 2205, Venice, Italy

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2511 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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Fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff and felt at home right away. Although this is not the cleanest and fanciest hostel out there, there is an unbeatable fun, relaxed and chilled atmosphere. We really enjoyed our time here and would definitely consider staying again :)


It is a cheap hostel, if you are on a budget it's ok. But it has no facilities at all. It's a big house, not clean at all, no lockers or any kind of security ( though nothing at all happened to us ), and the staff are ok, but no more than that. On the other hand, full of young people, good atmosphere for getting to know people, and not expensive.


No hot water, two bathrooms for 40+ guests. I'm convinced my pillow case was not washed. 5 euro pasta for dinner was pretty good. Great social atmosphere. Staff was a little too laid back and not personable enough. Average hostel at best.


Had a great time here, cheap dinners and drinks offered at the hostel was just what we needed. Free washing machine and knowledgeable and friendly staff who will take you out to the good night places. Best place we have stayed so far!


The Venice fish is a great hostel to meet people if you're a solo traveler. For females it is less than ideal with only 2 bathrooms and no mirrors anywhere to do makeup. The rooms are always unlocked (mine didn't lock) and other hostel-goers would walk into my room, including staff without knocking. This can either add to the open atmosphere or invade privacy. The facility itself isn't the cleanest, and 2 bathrooms for ALOT of people--you can imagine. Meeting people is the plus here.


The positive aspects: great location, beautiful building with a comfortable common room where everyone hangs out, and friendly, helpful staff. The negative aspects: only two showers (which were broken/dirty) for way too many people, no kitchen area or plates/cups/cutlery, and the staff are not available sometimes in the morning (I guess they're sleeping?). I had a really great time and the shower situation was no problem for me, but for some people it might be too uncomfortable.


After traveling throughout Italy for 9 weeks, this hostel is the best hostel I've stayed at. The location is not too far from the train station (important for heavy bags) and not too far from the Rialto as well. The staff members are more than accommodating and are very knowledgeable of Venice. Every night, they cook a traditional Italian pasta meal and serve it with wine to all of its guests for only €5. In a city where spaghetti and shrimp can be around €20, these dinners are a luxury.


if you want to save money stay at this hostel, but dont expect anything good... Very bad place.


This hostel has a very chilled communal vibe, great for a solo traveller looking to have a bit of a rest from going out every night. The hostel is basic, but clean. Communal dinner and wine €5 every night..staff are happy to point you in the right direction of what to do/see and may even arrange to take you there too. This hostel was different from any other I stayed at...lots of guitar playing and lounging with fellow travellers.


Loved Venice Fish SO much. Louis and Nick were amazing!! Helped us with so much. Coolest location, very central, walking distance to everything. Rooms were good, clean, felt super safe. The best part was the atmosphere, we only stayed a night and still felt like a family with everyone there. The communal 5 euro dinner was to die for. Nick made us pasta and gave us some great wine too. Everyone ate together then they took us all out to a little Irish Pub. Recommended Spossa, best,cheapest coffee!


Shower was dirty, the beds in a bad condition. It was loud. But really friendly stuff. I liked to option of a dinner all together. And the location is good. All close by.


Excellent location and the $5 dinner is great!


Loved Venice Fish!! Perfect location


You absolutely cannot ask for a better hostel in Venice! The location was perfect; right in the heart of the city 5 minutes walk from the train station. This is a steal for the price you pay as the beds are actually extremely comfy and it's a non hectic hostel. The staff was amazing and the owner cooked a delicious dinner for all of us staying, then took us all out to the best local bars. Really great atmosphere because so much is done in a group that you really get to meet and know the people.

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