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L' Imbarcadero Reviews

Santa Croce, 1268, Calle Zen, Venice, Italy

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927 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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The staff was cool, somewhat helpful getting me places. They were unorganized though, scrambling to put things together. Breakfast is always a plus at a hostel, it wasnt too hot for not having AC. Hardly a common area to meet people. Somewhat difficult to find but its doable. A pretty average hostel, really. Its venice though so everything is expensive


After reading the reviews I was very worried about my stay in Venice, however this host exceeded my expectations. My bedroom window looked onto the grand canal, and was so close to the train station which is what you want. I wouldn't recommend staying if you are looking to make friends, good for groups. Good kitchen facilities.


Simple to find with directions provided. BEST breakfast I have seen in a hostel - table covered with food! Female staff was lovely :) Dorm was spacious. Small basins outside of my bedroom was great. I received some helpful tips for sightseeing and had a great stay !


Esta cerca de la estación de trenes lo cual es muy bueno, al frente tiene la parada de bus en barco, buen ambiente , bastante sencillo y simple, Tatiana es muy amigable .


One staff member, a woman, was fab but the man was consistently grumpy and a little bit rude. However easy to find in difficult Venice and a good kitchen/living area.


If only the man who worked here was the smallest bit nice or friendly or helpful I could give an excenllent review. We asked him simple questions such as if there was a laundry mat and he just points at a map of the whole city. Very short tempered and rude. Everything else was pretty good. Good directions and location.


I stayed there for 3 nights and will probably return to the hostel (unless I'll be able to afford a hotel in Venice ;)). The staff were really nice and helpful, they will tell you everything you need to know about Venice and how to get around. Getting to the hostel from the main station is really easy, and for me the location was great.


A little pricey but in central Venice on the island so great location. Staff was good and breakfast included so overall not a bad stay. Bathrooms were decent, could use a little maintenance but as expected for a hostel.


Loved that this hostel was on the island. Free breakfast was good and staff was helpful. Downsides - only two showers for the whole hostel (~15 people?). Also the doors to the room do not lock, but you can get a pretty large locker to secure everything.


Great location. Easy access to bus and train station. Not safe though. only two closets to lock your stuff up , so if you aren't lucky to get one, you have to leave your stuff in the open. Had one of my items stolen and the staff is not helpful because they don't speak English. The guy at the front desk made me type what I was saying into Google Translate, still couldn't help me. no locks on room door.Bathroom is not clean. No door on shower so the floor gets extremely wet and very slippery.


I was very happy to stay here:))


Very thoughtful staff. Prepared breakfast for me and my friend when we checked out earlier. Here are some things that could be improved: - Some cabinet are worn out, locker breakable easily - There were mosquitoes around at night which disturbed my sleep. I'm not sure if there were netting for the windows - The mixed room dorm is directly facing the sea so it's pretty noisy throughout the night - Internet is pretty slow


Great location and rooms were nice, they provided a padlock and locker and an okay breakfast. Not the most helpful staff (no free map!) but were friendly enough. Only 2 bathrooms in the whole place which was a pain and they were always really wet as could do with better bath mats. Didnt see a lot of cleaning going on but my bed was made in the mornings. Overall nice experience and would stay again next time im in Venice:)


Had a great experience- there was a good atmosphere. The staff were helpful and friendly. We had a great chat and they gave us good advice. There are only 2 bathrooms but I didn't find that delays were significant. It's really close to the train station. Advice- if you have a big suitcase, buy a waterbus day ticket in front of the train station when you arrive and take the waterbus to Riva di Biasio. Then you don't need to climb the stairs over the bridge.


Wonderful, interesting, fun employees made my visit much better than it would have been otherwise! It was like a low-pressure stay at a friend's house.


We had a great time staying here. A great location, however Venice is small so walking is very easy. The staff are great and very friendly. Only thing is that the wifi only works in the common/kitchen and dining areas and that there are only two bathrooms/showers for the entire hostel. Otherwise, it was great and compared to other hostels in Venice good value for money.


Excellent location! Less that 10 minutes from the train station and easier to find than most things in Venice. Given the sloth-like pace and behemoth expense of the vaparetto staying right in Venice, at the L'Imbarcadero is definitely the right decision. Very friendly, helpful, and welcoming staff. Very clean and welcoming hostel. The breakfast is substantial and filling. L'imbarcadero is outstanding! Lockers and locks provided for you belongings and rooms with incredible views.


Very expensive but still the best price in Venice. Hostel staff were wonderful friendly and helpful. Hostel provides lock and chains to use cabinets as lockers which was better than nothing, but not the most secure feeling place for my valuables. The hostel is conviently located near the train station and Venice is a compact city so you can easily get anywhere you want to be. Hostel atmosphere was very mellow with people only being in the hostel to eat breakfast and occasionally cook dinner.


I enjoyed my stay here. Very friendly and welcoming staff that know how to create a friendly community. They made it very easy to get to know other people staying in the hostel. The room was loud at night due to its proximity to the water, but still a peaceful stay.

  • 4th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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