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Hotel Giovannina Reviews

Via Dante 113, Venice, Italy

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1236 Total Reviews
  • 62%Value For Money
  • 61%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 50%Atmosphere
  • 54%Cleanliness
  • 50%Facilities

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Found numerous cockroaches all over the room, broken furniture, disgusting shower, sketchy area. The front desk didn't know what they were doing, poor service, poor wifi. Only good thing was being close to te station. If you can avoid, do so.


Terribly worn, some things broken (sheets, blankets, shower), not very good smells in corridors and room. I wouldn't get back.


i like the place

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very usefull if you are looking for a place near the train and bus station. We got there in less than 5 minutes. Wifi was not working and they are lack of services... Don't have towels, breakfast or kitchen. You get what you pay for. Obtienes lo que pagas.


Don't expect the room pictured in these photos on hostelworld. The place is a little more messy and disorganized.


Hostel is so bad. Operators aren't İtalian and they aren't respectful. I don't ever seen bad operator. We payed all price of reservation, it wasn't problem fisrt entrance but later they wanted extra money, they told us 'we wrote wrong price'. they have to tell more before but we didn't tell anything. they are so dishonest

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The bathroom, inside the room and outside the rooms are absolutely disgusting. The mold and fungi that grow in them is ridiculous and the shower is all cold water, the location is excellent but everything else is awful. The staff are not polite and to get wifi you have to stay in the very small main lobby, but it is impossible to make a call to anyone due to the staff skyping their friends and being unspeakably loudy. Overall i would say if its a last resort stay here. Otherwise go elsewhere.

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is very far from the touristic part of the city which makes it pricey for what they offer.


It's perfectly placed just 2 minutes away from the Mestre train/bus station, which is a huge advantage, especially if you have a lot of luggage. Definitely the cheapest hotel for that area, so if you're on a budget it's the best solution. Rooms were clean enough and rather spacious, though the bathrooms were pretty small.The staff were helpful and friendly, though not as proficient in English as one would hope. Overall it's a great choice for budget travelers and surely my go-to hotel in Mestre.


Great location near train station, with trains to the old Venice every 10 minutes. Good facilities in the room and good beds, however there were no lockers. There was no-one at the reception when we checked out, despite saying there was a 24 hour reception, so we had to just leave our key and go. Fine for what we needed for a one night stay though!


It was SO UGLY, SO DISGUSTING, SO SMELLY, SO DIRTY that I could NOT sleep there. And... it's in Mestre, you should be explicit about it. Venice is Venice, Mestre is Mestre. Is it hard to make a little bit of maintenance? To paint the walls? Man, that was the worst I've seen in my life.

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