Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Ostello S. Fosca Reviews

Fondamenta Canal, Cannaregio 2372, Venice, Italy

Reviews & Ratings Explained


992 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Hated the early morning lockout and you have to relogin to wifi every 30 mins. Very very hard to find. Basically walk out of the train station and take a left. Follow the main road (15 mins) You will cross a small brown bridge and after will be a square with a statue. Take a left and cross the first bridge and immediately another left. Its average, but seems like they don't care about being a hostel because of the hours, policies, and lack of atmosphere. Also the breakfast is bad. Don't bother.


Average hostel. Okay location for a cheaper option hostel. Pillows were the worst. Also wifi was pretty much non existent and the staff didn't seem to care or want to help. Big lockers in dorms is a positive!


This hostel was very hard to find. Had to ask for directions from a number of stores and restaurants, but barely anyone knew of the place. Towels are not provided, but can be rented for 2€. Unfortunately, reception closes around 8PM, so if you haven't gotten a towel by then you are out of luck. No handsoap in the bathroom. A bit chilly and a few mosquitos. Overall it was an okay stay, but I probably won't repeat the visit.


this hostel wasn't designed as a hostel(the room I stayed feels like used to be a nursing room), and the wifi is not working. everything is wired with lots of rules...but the people who stayed there that I met are awesome!


Not bad.Cheap,the staff is kind,linen is so clean.


This Hostel was fantastic! It was a little bit more than some other options out there for Venice but it was definitely worth having a location right on the island. They have everything you need in a hostel figured out for the most part. You're provided with a locked cabinet/closet, a key to get in the gate after the desk closes, and they have breakfast for a Euro in the morning. There is plenty to do around the hostel and its an easy walk to both the train station and Piazza San Marco.


Great location and safe. However, for the price, the facilities were worse than I had expected.


Very dirty toalets and rooms dirty also

  • 8th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Serbia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
dear marija we are sorry to read your comment and scores: we take care of cleaning every day and as you can see from the other comments our clients are normally satisfied. if the situacion was as terrible as you write, you could easily come to the reception and tell our staff! the manager


I was there 3 days. It was very nice stay. Area is very quiet and green. And it just few minutes away from crowdy streets and 5 minutes from supermarket. It is convenient that all attractions of main Venice island can be reached by foot from the hostel. Room was clean, with big lockers. Also I haven't found area for cooking, but I didn't need it.

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Wanna sleep inside an ancient glorious Venetian church that was shot down by the destiny and now came back to a new life as haunted and fascinating accomodation? Great, choose Hostel S. FOSCA. It's a refurbished ruin made of brick with all the facilities for your comfort... it will help you to think about Venice and to start in the best way the exploration of this fragile and astonishing City.

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I absolutely loved this hostel! The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, and the the garden outside our room was very inviting. Our only issue was that it was a little difficult to find, we followed the directions but it should be noted that it is in the pastoral school because we thought we were in the wrong spot. Would definitely recommend and stay again!


The staff is great (they stayed on the phone with me for 20 min while I was lost), the lockers are huuuuge, and it's really clean with nice bathrooms. Great central location in Venice. Only things that were annoying were the wifi being really slow/unreliable and there's a lockout at 9:30AM so you can't sleep very long :( Other than that, great hostel.


The bathroom was a little weird, but mostly backpackers are just all boring now because they are always on their smartphones and never interacting with each other.


Easy to get to off the train, easy to walk anywhere in Venice. No social atmosphere but there is a pub just down the street we liked. Bathroom was pretty dirty, but there was hot water atleast. Wasn't too bad price-wise especially for being in Venice. For that reason, I would recommend if you want to be able to explore the city to it's full potential. Hard to find cheap hostels in Venice, this one suited our needs. Only major complaints were the hours of reception and wi-fi didn't work.


Nice and quiet hostel..was a bit hard to find the place for the 1st time..great location with supermarket n restaurant around..


Wonderful hostel so close to waterbus, St. Lucia train station, bus station and the Grand Canal , Great value for money, especially in Venice. In an atmospheric area away from the main tourist strip, close to the Jewish Quarter, with souvenirs, eats, etc. cheaper than central Venice.


Location is 10 minutes walk from the st Lucia station and near the centre. The only poor thing about this hostel are the reception opening times. We arrived after 8 pm and the reception was fully closed. We had luck that a student who lived there found someone who worked in the hostel. So we got our roomkeys after all but the check in was the next morning. Reception is also closed till 9 am and from 12/15.


The only good aspect of this hostel was the location- as it's actually on the island of Venice. Albeit hard to find. Terrible wifi that you have to constantly resign in to. Poor atmosphere, and rooms that rarely locked. Good lockers that you can fit all your stuff into. Cleaners come into your room at 9.30 in the morning, only one shower between many people and you are expected to check out between 9 and 9.30am. Would not come back here


Great location


This was probably the best value accommodation we could find in Venice during our time there (September). We loved the fact that we could have our own room. The shared bathrooms were very good, although the showers may need a bit of work - fix doors & seals, but this didn't spoil our stay. We found the place to be very clean and neat. We didn't use the kitchen, but this looked tidy and well kitted out. The wi-fi access was erratic, but i don't know if this was due to proximity to the router.

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

« first « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
(143 results)

View all Venice Hostels

Please give us your feedback