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L' Imbarcadero Reviews

Santa Croce, 1268, Calle Zen, Venice, Italy

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899 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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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)


Positives: Tatiana is so sweet and helpful, location is perfect, there is a kitchen. Negatives: Old building that in winter is absolutely freezing. It was unbearable in the bedroom at night.


Staff were really friendly and helpful. Kitchen facilities were good as was the supplied breakfast. A little cold at night unless you were fortunate enough to have a bed next to the heater. Good location near the train station. Just make sure you know where the place is on a map before you attempt to find it as Venice is like a maze


L'Imbarcadero was clean, the location central but a little hard to find in a typically Venetian way. The dorms were spacious but the fact there were only two bathrooms and no separate toilets made strategic bathroom planning a necessity. The breakfast provided was, for me personally, disappointing as there were no options for breakfast that didn't involve highly processed white bread or biscuits/pastries, aside from the precious few oranges. Overall, very good value for money.


Was surprised at lack of security into dorm rooms (anyone could enter and did), wifi was basically nonexistent (we asked about it and the receptionist had no suggestions), breakfast was basic (think white bread, packaged croissants), only two bathrooms for a large amount of people. However, the location was great and it was easy to find. We could walk to all major attractions from here so it's a good base. Just basic.


The place is small but awesome at the same time, the price was worthy for the breakfast, and i'm serious the breakfast included for me is the most important thing...


A cozy hostel, where the staff makes you feel right at home. Kitchen and free breakfast is a bonus. Only two bathrooms can be an issue if both were in use and no additional toilets. Beds I found were uncomfortable and no locks to the bedrooms. However, I found the lockers were a good size to lock any valuables. Overall we had a nice stay.


Great location nearby grand canal. Everything is perfect in this hostel. Great value for money. Tatiana was very helpful and knowledgeable. If I should return to Venice. I would definitely go back to the hostel.


Great place, really nice staff. Award for best hostel breakfast and good kitchen facilities. Comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and showers. Strong wifi!


This was a very nice little hostel - very close to the train station and within short walking distance of the main square. Everything was clean and the staff was very friendly. The free breakfast is always a great addition too! My only complaint is about the layout of the hostel. There are only 2 bathrooms for the entire place. It makes it pretty difficult in the morning when everyone is trying to get up and out for the day! They could definitely use more because it just isn't enough!

  • 2nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The best hostel I've stayed in thus far! Close to the train station, easy to find, clean, safe, and overlooked the Grand Canal. Tatiana at the front desk was the sweetest, most helpful, interesting person. Of course the people always affect your experience, but we felt like this hostel had a great sense of community. Everyone had breakfast at the table together in the sun and we all stayed and talked well after it was over (and they had drip coffee!! Which I personally haven't seen in 3 months).


Tatiana is a really Nice lady. Funny and helpful. Very easy to find, considering it's Venice. Close to bus and train station. Internet doesn't work well in the back room. Good breakfast included.


Excellent place to stay in Venice, it's well located, near to the train station. 20min walk to the Cathedral. Lots of places to eat near by. A supermarket is really close! And the staff is super cool! Thanks Tatiana for being so great!


Hostel is in a great location close to train station and looks right over the Grand Canal. Place is a little pricey but it's to be expected in Venice. The facilities and rooms are kept tidy and the provided breakfast was great.


Nice staff :) I have an early check-out on the last day and they reserve a bag of biscuits and jam as breakfast for me nearby my bed - that's so considerate. The location is nice if you want to stay near the train station - but it's a bit far away from the attractions like San Marco, etc. Some tools are provided out of my expectations like locks and hair dryer. That's nice!

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