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Generator Venice Reviews

Fondamenta della Croce, 84-86, Giudecca, Venice, Italy

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86%

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1068 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

Loved the generator. It was a bit loud when I was there with the kids from a school trip but thats the pple not the hostel. Absolutely would return. Easy to get to by boat (1 stop from st marcos and a 1-2 min walk). Absolutely loved it here. But it would be nice if they had coat racks. And laundry was 3.50€ wash and same for dry and 0.75€ for soap. At least they had a dryer. Most of Italy doesnt!


97%

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Generator Venice. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, offering advice on the best way to travel around the islands of Venice and the best sights to see. I felt very secure in the hostel, although I wish they would have offered more clearly a place to lock valuables. One of the cleanest hostel facilities, in which I stayed. I would highly recommend anyone in Venice to stay here, although you will need to take transportation from the main island.


97%

Awesome hostel in Venice, really nice and great staff. Being picky the only "issue" is the location because there is no walking access to Giudecca but the vaporettos are running all day & night so you can move to the main island easily.


97%

The place was very well renovated and clean. Very good value for money. One of the best hostels I've stayed.

  • 23rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Generator is very stylish and pretty swish considering it's a hostel. There's a bar when you walk in which was great for socialising, although it was advertised there would be a Latin night which never happened. Sad times. Considering Venice is so expensive, this hostel was quite reasonably priced. The buffet style breakfast was pretty average, but for €4,50, it was a cheap option. Opposite the hostel, the view of St Marc's Square is beautiful. I would stay here again just for that!


97%

I thought this was an excellent hostel especially for the price. It was very clean and the atmosphere was good. They were doing renovations during my stay but that kind of stuff doesn't bother me at all. The location could be inconvenient for some, since its across the water but that didn't bother me a bit. I knew that prior to booking. The only thing I didn't like was the breakfast buffet. It was was pretty terrible. I wouldn't even have wanted it if it was free. I would definitely stay again!

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind feedback. It's amazing hearing from you that you really enjoyed your stay with us. We will share your review with our F&B Manager in order to focus on your thoughts Our team is looking forward to welcome you again soon Best wishes Venice Team

91%

Neat location - 5 minutes to St Marco by boat, super comfy beds, practical dorms, and most of all really nice staff, very helpful and friendly ! The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, great to meet other travellers and chat. The breakfast buffet, although basic, is a good & practical way to start the day. A bit of agitation early in the morning, but that's dorms for you ! I'd come back & recommend.

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review after your recent stay with us We are glad to read all your positive comments, we will share your feedback with the whole team, they will be thrilled Thanks for choosing and our hostel and for reccomend us, we do hope to see you in Venice soon Best wishes Venice Team

86%

Having to take the boat every time to get to the hostel is sort of inconvenient. Staff was great though, and I met some really cool people. The main room is a nice place to chill out, eat, and have some drinks. Biggest complaint was the fact that the entire floor had just one bathroom. For the price having bathrooms in each room would be nice. Also, Wi-Fi wasn't very good.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review after your stay in Venice. We appreciate your comments both positive and negative as it really helps us to make our guests have an enjoyable stay and they will be shared with the team. We would love to welcome you back in the near future Safe travels Venice Team

91%

This is a very clean, very nice hostel. It's really easy to get to from the train station - you just need to take the line 2 or 4.2 water bus headed away from the grand canal bridge. It's right across the water from San Marcos plaza, which is also super easy to get to. The rooms are really neat and clean. The doors do slam and there's no way to prevent it. The music in the common area is very loud sometimes making it difficult to talk to people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your recent feedback Our hostel is located 5 minutes away by boat from the city centre and is overlooking St'. Mark's basin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and and we hope to welcome you back in the near future Kind regards Venice Team

91%

Overall stay was good. The hostel is located on a side island that was just a short water bus ride away from the mainland. Our only complaint was the room (we booked 8 bed mixed ensuite but it was actually 7 beds). The beds were very close together, and we were practically on top of our neighbors' beds in trying to get to our under bed storage. The rest of the facilities had a very cool atmosphere, and it's definitely a good place to meet other travelers.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience after your recent stay in Venice We appreciate all you comment cause they really help us make our guests have an enjoyable stay and they will be shared with the team We hope to welcome you again in Venice in the near future Best wishes Venice Team

63%

A place to sleep and go as soon as possible. Maybe it's ok if you re a big group. But as backpacker this place is just way too unpersonal and staff is quite cold. Never again ;)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for your thoughts after your stay in Venice We are sorry to heat that we do not matching your expectation.Our staff are trained to make guest welcome and are sure if you got anything other than warm greetings it was not intentional. It will be great if you could get in touch with our Ops Manager by email on keti.camillo@generatorhostels.com to have more details We hope will allow us another opportunity for a memorable stay with us Kind regards Venice Team

91%

Excellent hostel and the bar downstairs is magnificent. Although they charged me extra 2 euro for some stupid hostel card. The 4 euro breakfast was ridiculously not worth it.


100%

We stayed for 3 nights and were amazed by the style and cleanliness of the hostel (it felt like a hotel) plus the friendliness of the staff. It had a very relaxed atmosphere, music in the background and there was a great diversity of people staying there young (18ish) to 60/70's. Arrived on a Saturday and there was an 80's night happening in the bar and that was a brilliant start to the holiday - when next visiting Venice we will not be staying anywhere else! Location was fab too!

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Dear Guest, Wow! Let us thank you for your review and happy to hear your appreciation on our location, events and staff Your encouraging words will certainly give us lot of new energy to continuously strive on our commitment to guest satisfaction’s Look forward to welcome you again to our lovely city Best wishes Venice Team

91%

The place is clean and has a very good presentation. The personal and reception was kind also. The view is pretty good from the outside of the hostel. The only problem is you have to ride a boat to ghet there, not really a big problem, was not one for me, but it can be a problem for some visitors.

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Dear Guest, Thanks for your lovely feedback We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back to Generator Venice again soon Best wishes Venice Team

86%

My first hostle experience. Can't fault it. Comfy beds, clean rooms and bathrooms. Friendly helpful staff especially Daryl. Good location.

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Guest, Thank your for your kind feedback after your stay in our structure We are delighted to see all your positive comments, we will share your review to the whole staff, they will be thrilled We would love to welcome you again in Venice or in other location in Europe Best wishes Venice Team

86%

Great Location , Nice hostel , 20-25 mins boat ride from railway station . Perfect for youngsters , if you are in 30's and want a peaceful place , this is not for you . You can have breakfast by paying 4.50 euros , i stayed in 10 Bed dorm , Very suffocating room , specially when you have just one window, same with bathrooms , No vents. only one toilet for Men on third floor . They have resident DJ and a Bar and prices are quiet affordable

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Dear guest, Many thanks for sharing your feedback after your recent stay with us We are glad to hear from you that you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to welcome you again in Venice in the near future Safe travels Venice Team

89%

Very good hostel. Lot of travellers and a bar where you can spend time. Perhaps a little bit expensive, however is Venice and the price was reasonable. Just 5 minutes away by vaporetto to San Marco, convenient location. I enjoyed my stay there.

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Thank you for sharing your review after your recent stay with us We appreciate all your comments and we will be delighted to welcome again in Venice in the near future Best regards Venice Team

89%

Great place overall. A little annoying to have to take boat from train station to hostel every time. Definitely think they should get a barback or second bartender as the bartender was working so hard but couldn't possibly keep up. Overall quite a decent place.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for having shared your experience after your recent stay in Venice We are great to hear from you that you enjoyed your stay and we will share your comments concerning the bar with out F&B Manager in order to improved our serivce We will glad to welcome you again in Venice soon Best wishes Venice team

100%

Great location. Great staff.


89%

The location of the hostel and the staff were excellent. However I thought the shower facilities could be improved. No privacy and nowhere to change properly afterwards.

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Dear guest, thank you very much for sharing your impressions following your stay. we will take on board your comments concerning the showers in order to improve our services. Hope to welcome you back to Venice in the near future. Venice Team

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