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La Pescheria Backpackers Reviews

San Polo 1699, (calle dei Boteri), Venice, Italy

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70%

Rating
2094 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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69%

I checked-in at around 8pm and the staff member on that shift was not at all welcoming. He was very cold, curt and did not have the courtesy to give me a map of the Venice (till I asked for it). He seemed really uninterested and overall a bit frustrated (for what reason I have no idea!). But then the next day, the staff member in the morning shift was a really nice guy who gave some useful tips. Apart from this, the hostel is very well located and the facilities are good as well.


60%

This hostel is excellently located and the staff are helpful but it's not worth the price. The bathroom was pretty disgusting, mould in the shower etc, and we were bitten by something in our room. We also had a basin that didn't work in the room which was pretty unhelpful.


66%

Entomologists will love this hostel! We had to brush away some dead bugs when we lifted off the cover, and received many bug bites throughout the night. While the facilities are not so nice, the location is great.


57%

Location was good. Rooms were really hit. Shower was tiny and no place to hang your stuff. Bathroom doors did not lock. Staff weren't that helpful either. I was glad to have friends in a Venice around the same time I was staying there or would've been bored. No social atmosphere. No wifi in rooms


43%

I would not recommend staying here at all. The hostel claimed to have a kitchen. By kitchen, it had one pot, 6 utensils, and a gas lit stove. Being backpackers, my friend and I do not travel with knives, pots, dishtowels, etc. on us. One night we made chicken for supper, and when we went to wash our dishes there was no soap. The fellow at the front desk angrily replied that there was no soap and that's something we needed to bring on our own. All other hostels have soap? Rooms, bathroom GROSS.


57%

The staff was not too eager to help (e.g. forgot that I have breakfast included, didn't have any map of the city, didn't give concrete enough information when asked). The facilities are in a rather poor state: the door handle just fell off for example.

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Perfectly located in SUPER CENTRAL Venice this hostel gives you what you need for a pleasant stay in Venice. The staff was at sometimes a bit unhelpful but not at all something that bothers you that much.


46%

The bathroom smelt and was always in use as there were two dorms sharing it. The room was dusty and while the linen was clean, it wasn't worth the money we paid.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

There was nowhere for you to lock any of your important items up, so you had to get acquainted with your hostel-mates pretty quickly. The wifi only works in a particular room, but that actually gave us all a reason to meet and hangout! The rooms were clean for such an old building..the bathrooms aren't gross but they aren't brand new. Venice is a very historical town, and this hostel gives you a taste. You CANT BEAT the LOCATION. Right in the middle of markets and bustling Venezian life. A- :)

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Make sure to ask about the breakfast. They will give you a coupon for the restaurant next door.


83%

Great location and good price for Venice, one or two qwerks but would definetly stay there again.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks Dear see you again.

34%

This hostel is located just a 2 minute walk from an amazing seafood market, but this hostel has a no seafood rule. The kitchen is only open a few hours a day and not for lunch at all. There was a no alcohol in the rooms sign posted, so our group took some beer in to the kitchen / patio are and were kicked out of the hostel and told to come back when we had no drinks. So in affect a no alcohol rule. This place also did not wash all of the blankets between guests.


91%

Everything was great except for the bed bugs and ticks in Room 5 on the top floor. They got us good.


77%

We got bed bugs on our first night here. We were very upset and wanted to leave however the staff were very accommodating and updates us to a private room at no extra cost that was very clean and bed bug free.


57%

Expensive , internet wi fi is very slow and bad reception ,can only get wi fi in the common room Kitchen is OK but no toaster or stove Common room not inviting no sofa only chairs scattered and no music in hostel

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Next time we will call Vasco rossi for you

74%

Wifi was only available at or near common areas. There was some room assignment weirdness that was eventually straightened out, but it was a hassle. Also, no hot water in shared bath meant a very perfunctory shower, which after a long sweaty day of walking was unfortunate.

  • 24th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

there is no blanket/conforter cover for conforter. they give bed lining/sheet. and beds are very soft and old.and staff is not italian malesian or something... but stuff is helpful


91%

This hostel is perfectly located in Venice. It is not to far from the train station, Rialto Bridge or Piazza San Marco. The staff were very helpful in telling up how to get around and about different restaurants to look into. Overall a great place to stay at a fair price on the island of Vines.

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thanks guys, see you soon..best

43%

Heater in room was broken so it was on full heat the whole time. Really annoying as it was right next to the bed. There was one bathroom and it was really dirty. No towels supplied.the main front door was broken and was really hard to open. Stafff was never there and had to be called. No inteenet in rooms. Was 15euro a night and to be honest I would not pay anymore. Only recomend if you want a place to stay and are not going to spend any time there other than sleeping.

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks to say 15 euro you paid!!

69%

there is a wifi, but only reception. wifi is not connection in my room.

  • 7th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)




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