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Viale Antonio Paolucci, Venice Mestre, Italy

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552 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 64%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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There was no air conditioning so I had to sleep with a cold damp towel wrapped around my head or else I think I would have passed out


The toilet in our room stank of urine, like it hadn't been cleaned in a while. The toilets down stairs by the reception were poor as well, both men's and women's toilets didn't have toilet paper in them, there was no bin in the ladies toilet; some one had stuffed their sanitary towel in the toilet paper holder. The staff weren't friendly, or that helpful, we didn't feel we could ask them any questions or really approach them.


nice plan if you want to go in venice and don't pay lot's of money in vaporetto (7,5€ per trip). The hotel is just next to the train station of Mestre. The train ticket for santa Lucia-Venice is 1.25€ and there is a train almost every 5 minutes (trip of 15 min). Also there is a big supermarket (Aliper) with normal prices not like in the center of Venice. If you are taking the boat for Greece or another ferry from Fusina Terminal Port the bus station is just outside the Hotel. Have a nice stay!


The hostel's off the island, but for the price this was worth it. Since it was so close to the Venezia Mestre train station it was really easy to get from there to the island. The staff seemed kind of unfriendly--more or less helpful, but they didn't seem too happy about it. Wi-fi only worked in the common area, which was a bit of a pain. Rooms weren't anything fancy, but definitely sufficient.


Don't stay here unless you're desperate, I only did cause I knew I'd be getting into Mestre late and didn't want to have to navigate Venice in the dark. There was water dripping from the ceiling because the air conditioner broke so the floor was flooded and there were no window screens so I got tons of bug bites. I was told I would be in an all female dorm, but when I woke up the next morning there was a man in one of the beds! I could also hear some sort of animal in the bathroom ceiling.


The Hostel is hard to find, especially when youre there for the first time. There is no information how to get into the city, no maps on the reception. Unfriendly and strange reception staff. You're asked to leace the key on the reception, where everyone can just take it and get into your room. Rooms are spartanic. The bed is clean though.

  • 10th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice place close to the veince train station walking distance


Didn't actually end up staying here- on arrival they asked for a cash payment (previously we had been emailed with a warning that they don't take cards in hostels) and send us here there and everywhere looking for cash points. Had no idea where we were/where we were going and the only bank we saw was shut. Wasting our time so booked a hostel quickly actually in Venice.


nice staff and location


Close to the Venice Mestre train station, about a 10 minute walk. Neighborhood is not the safest looking place, but it was clean, bed were a bit shaky but for a price at this rate clean and good location was what I was really looking for. Very quiet hostel, not many people were there when I stayed there.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


They give you a towel! So nice...


The staff was nice when I arrived and had a welcome feeling. In our 4 bed room there was wifi and it was good. Location was perfect not so far from the train station and the sign of the hotel is huge you won't miss it other than you didn't read the name of the hotel like I did.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The place was nice enough and Venice can be easily reached by bus. However, the room left a lot to be desired and the bathroom was pretty poor. The staff were helpful and there's a nice restaurant attached to the hostel, but there wasn't much of an atmosphere (not sure if this was just because of the time of year I was staying there).


It is very basic so do not expect your normal hostel atmosphere or facilities. If you are there only to sleep then it is good for money and not a problem. The staff aren't as friendly as others I've encountered but not rude either. Could do with a lick of paint but other than that nothing horrid.


Does the basic when you wanna visit gorgeous Venice. Clean more less, but not comfy. Perfect location by the bus stop, from where the bus takes you to center of Venice in 10 min. Not much more, internet was bad for me and no bar, common room or kitchen can be problematic to someone traveling low budget.

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