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Ostello S. Fosca Reviews

Fondamenta Canal, Cannaregio 2372, Venice, Italy

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686 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Female reception lady is lovely but male was a little grumpy. Facilities good but wifi kept dropping. Other than that lovely and welcoming hostel.


We loved this hostel. Just far enough out of the main part of Venice it was quiet and peaceful. The facilities were nice, and the size of the room was great. They also offer free luggage storage after you check out and the location is close enough to the train station to make this useful. The two negatives were that wifi is iffy in the rooms and that the 1 euro breakfast isn't worth it. Overall though we had a great experience here!


There were bugs in the showers and in the rooms and some sheets were dirty. But, overall it was decent.


The location is very good and the shared rooms include a bathroom. Reception is not open 24 hours.

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel staff were very kind and helpful. Rooms and bathroom were both clean, and cleaned daily. They let us leave our luggage after checkout at the reception - only downside to this is that reception is closed and locked between 12 (noon) and 3pm so we had to rush back in order to get our things without having to wait until it reopened at 3pm. The location is very central to the main road in Venice which is full of shops and restaurants. Follow the directions they send, google maps was incorrect


The hostel is in a nice and quiet residential neighborhood. Close to everything and staff was friendly. Besides that, its a basic hostel. Would stay here again.


Very nice place, location is great, it was easy to find, walking distance to all main destinations, there is Billa supermarket very close. You have to keep in mind working hours of the reception. If you leave your luggage there it will be not possible to pick it up when reception is closed (12:00-15:00). Otherwise, they give you a key to your building and you can come/leave any time including late night. Easy to get to/from the airport using water bus Orange line, get off at the stop Guglie.


This hostel was really cool, being part of a building that is also student accommodation for a nearby university. The location was great (close to the train and bus stations, but not too far from the main attractions like St Mark's Square). The staff were friendly, the beds were comfortable. Only improvements that could be made would be free personal lockers (you have to pay for them) and wifi that you don't have to re-log in to all the time.


Best hostel in venice, the location is near to everything and the atmosphere inside is exactly what i was looking for: students and travelers. Is very clean all the services work perfectly the internet works fine and there is tee and coffe for free


This hostel was great! There's really nice courtyard with grass to relax in the sun, staff was friendly (the owner is so sweet). The location is great, it's pretty close to the station and isn't far from a busier street but it's tucked back in a quieter section. Feels very safe and for venice it's really great price! I'll definitely go back! (The only problem I had was with the wifi not being great but there's a mcdonalds not far that has free wifi along with a few other places nearby)


good organization, calm and communal parts clean, good adress to stay in Venice


Difficult to find, you might want to add more instructions on how to get there.


Unfortunately no kitchen available, WIFI connection varied depending on which room you were in, no lockers inside the rooms was a concern at first but had no issues during our stay. Overall we had a very pleasant stay.


The stay here was awful. The only thing good about this hostel was that it was on mainland Venice, not a further away Island... There were bugs, big ones, centipedes to be exact. the WiFi was terrible, which isn't a necessity but you shouldn't claim you have WiFi throughout the building if you don't.. also the cleaners stole my bloody shampoo. I don't know why they can't buy their own. I would not stay in this hostel again if I was getting paid to. the staff was also very disrespectful.


Good quiet place if you need a place to sleep-n-rest. Rooms are cleaned daily. Staff is very helpful. Microvawe in a hall (which you can use from 9:00-12:00, 15:00-20:00) and supermarket close by is a BIG plus for budget traveller. Breakfast for 1 euro includes juice and croissant. Free tea and coffee till 11:00. And the obvious value is its location - it is 15 minutes afoot to the railway and bus terminal with only couple of bridges on a way - you will know what I mean with a BIG HEAVY BAG.. ;)

  • 10th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


If you want to stay in the heart of Venice and avoid transport costs this is a good hostel. You will be compromising on things like atmosphere and service though. The office hours are very short, my husband and I were put in different rooms and everyone is kicked out of the common area around eight. The wifi is terrible. The rooms are large with clean bathrooms but you arent getting much for your money.


Nice staff, good location, however not the safest in terms of locking up luggage. Luckily none of my belongings were stolen or missing, however could have had lockers to feel safer.


One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Perfect location, extremely clean.


Stuff was great, excellent to visit Venice by foot.

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Located next to a student dorm in Venice (which is a VERY expensive city) and five minutes' walk from a street filled with restaurants and convenience stores, so you'll never have to worry about shortage of food; I went during carnival season so the prices were greater than usual; there wasn't much of an atmosphere since the environment here was quiet in general; go during low season!

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