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Via Dante 113, Venice, Italy

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1206 Total Reviews
  • 64%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 64%Staff
  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 54%Facilities

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Staff does or speak very little English and not all reception team members so be aware plus twice they walk in the room without knocking. Location just few minutes off the main train station-Venice Mestre Security well anybody could just walk in and not been questioned where the person is going to... therefore Atmosphere is quite hindered. Cleanliness well could be better for an hotel, as for hostel acceptable. Quite pricey so not the best value for money but the cheapest option I found.


there was a safty parking (important in venice), but it was very small and we must have given our car keys to the reception.


should put mosquito net on windows 'cos i was bitten by mosquitoes


This is one star hotel. Bathroom required a restoration (big time), wasn't too clean. Room needs a restoration too. Staff barely speaks in English (they are from India). Internet was barely working. Parking is in backyard, quite tight but secure, cost 10e/day, which is cheaper than on the street. Close to train station.


Mold on the ceiling, dirty bathroom,, parking was not included even though it said it on the page


Just what you need: bed and shower. Not specialy clean nor wekcoming. But next to the train station linking to venesian island.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Man behind the counter doesn't seem to like his job much which is not very welcoming nor does it give the guest a good impression of Venice. No lift, hard job carrying heavy suitcases up to the 3rd level. very impersonal place.


Not very bad, didnt have any problems, if u want a cheap stay this is a suitable place. But dont expect much ;)


The hostel is very easy to find, short walk from the Mestre Station. This hostel is a little inconveniently placed. You will have to buy a train ticket (to and from) the Mestre station to get to Santa Lucia Main Station, which is where all of the action is. If you want a hostel that is away from all the chaos, I suggest going here. The room was clean, the bathroom was clean and the service was exceptional.


The guy on reception was not particularly welcoming, and he wasn't happy when I only had a note to pay tourist tax instead of change, as that wasn't convenient for him. Room was far too hot, so we didn't sleep at all hardly. Quite close to Venezia Mestre station though.


For the money you pay this hotel is an utter shambles! We were on the top floor and somehow found a cockroach in crawling across the bed! The room is so hot that sleeping isn't an option! The toilet leaked and flooded the bathroom and Wifi only works in the lobby. I wouldn't stay or recommend this place to anyone.


The hotel is vey close to the train station, but not on the islands of Venice--so you had to take the train to get anywhere near the places you wanted to see. There was no lift, but the wifi was ok. There was a sink in the room, which was nice. The shared bathroom was a little frightening and could be cleaner, and there was no hot water the first night.


I loved it there, but at first I was disappointed that it was not in Venice properly. But I got used to being in Mestre after a few hours.


Really simple and near the Mestre rail station.


Great location, 5 minutes from train and bus to Venice (10 min away). They have done renovations recently though not everywhere. Some of the bathrooms are nicer than others. Small shower.


in general was good, considering that in italy is very difficult to find good hotels for a good price. but the room was very hot and the toilet was very small. and staff didnt speak a good english.


The first night I was there, I was so bothered by the mosquitoes that I couldn't sleep. The 2nd night was a little more bearable because they gave us the electric mosquito repellent. The room was just dark and gives me an eery feeling when I enter. At night, it was really noisy until quite late because the shop opposite operates 24/7. Anyway, I just will not stay here ever again!


it was very dirty in the rooms and the bathroom. We had ordered a room for 3 and we only got 2 beds. Great location to easily take the train to the old Venice.


Nothing special at all. Not he cleanest not he most comfortable, but for the price u pay, it's worth it to save some money and stay here and not overpay in venice. It's conveniently located by the mestre train station to catch a short bus or train into venice or onto your next city!


Out first room was smelly but the staff changed our room for us.

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