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The place was a bit hard to find, but everything was really nice. Would definitely come again.
Nice hostel. No air conditioning and no screens on the windows. We both got countless bug bites during our stay. Great location after you find it for the first time, google maps put us on the wrong side of the canal, but easy to get most places!
After a month long trip through Europe, this was by far the WORST place I stayed. Although the website advertises laundry facilities, there are none, and none nearby either. The private double room I booked was two tiny dorm beds shoved together, no air conditioning, no fan available, windows large enough for a person to climb through and connected to a walkway, so privacy was impossible. The shower flooded completely after ten minutes. When all of this was mentioned to staff, they didn't care.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
There are very few hostels on the canals, so I am trying not to be picky, but this hostel left a lot to be desired. It was nice because it had a kitchen you could use and a large courtyard to hang out in, but it also had a curfew of 12:30. The worst was that the bathrooms didn't have toilet paper for a whole day, and when we mentioned it they said the cleaning staff would stock it the next day but didn't give us any in the meantime! It was cool to stay on the canal but maybe try a different one.
It seems as though this hostel also functions as university dorms, large rooms that aren't cramped with beds but have cupboards and desks too. I was lucky to get put in a 3 bed even though I had booked in a bigger dorm and heard a few other people say that also. The staff are friendly and helpful, the accommodation is good, bathroom is basic, a little smelly, kitchen is big but basic with not many utensils or plates. I enjoyed my stay here and met other travellers easily in the courtyard :)
The shower doors where oy frosted glass which was fine except that you could see into the showers perfectly but from the inside you couldn't see out so looked like they were put on backwards. The cupboards in the rooms didn't look despite being given a key. Facilities were very Good however, and the wifi was brilliant and the staff very friendly and helpful. Location was good and the rooms were spacious.
For the most part the staff is really friendly and approachable and willing to answer any questions that you might have. There were just a few things that I think are important to note about this place. First, is that it's quite difficult to find this hostel and that might be because the Venice doesn't understand the concept of addresses. Second, and probably the most important is that there is a set curfew. You need to be back by 12:30AM if you aren't they will not open the doors for you at all
Okay hostel in a quiet part of Venice, yet still quite central. Room was big, no bunk beds so that was nice too. Not much atmosphere though. It's a big hostel that also hosts big groups of school kids.
Seemed more like a hotel than a hostel, as there didn't seem to be a common area for people to hang out. But all together, a wonderful location with (local kids playing on their bikes in the evening when the walkways were not as crowded.
Facilities were a bit in disrepair. Broken toilet, door handles falling off etc.. Also not the cleanest, which led to bugs. A lot of little things could be done to make the hostel a little nicer.
The best staff in the world. The breakfast is excellent :)
Nice and quiet. But they close The doors 12.30
The hostel campus is large, spacious, and tranquil, tucked away along a canal just off of one of the main streets near the train station. The bathroom facilities functioned well and were ample and clean, my roommates were always interesting and easy to talk to, and there's a kitchen, refrigerators, and clotheslines available for guest use. No pesky insects (at least not that I encountered), and ceiling fans in the bedrooms (in the yellow dorms). I would love to stay here again!
The room I lived in was room 20, which was the room next to the entrance. It was a bit too dark, and the room could not receive the wifi signal so I had to go to the lobby/ common room all the time if I wanted to use the wifi. It would have been better if these 2 aspects could have been improved.
- Novice Nomad
- Hong Kong
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very good atmosphere, welcoming. Only one problem with cleanliness: one of my roommates was sick to her stomach on our floor, the mess was still there the next day although the windows were open to air out the room. It was a special circumstance but they could have been more careful in cleaning.
everything is good especially the helpful stuff. big kitchen. but you need to pass through about 5 bridges with stairs from rail station to this hostel on foot. it was quite hard if you were carrying heavy luggages.
Really beautiful buildings, great part of town. Fantastic staff, comfortable beds. Wifi doesn't work in rooms, or for iPhones (although the staff tried their best to help). Think I got bed big bites from here though..
Nice staff and nice twin room with good facilities (shared WC). Located near a main street that will allow you to explore the city easily. Wireless connection is a plus.
A pretty decent hostel. Everything was good. Kitchen is big and big a wardrobe for you to lock your stuff. Just the shower room lacked privacy for girls as the curtain is transparent. Good for guys but bad for the girls (if you know what i mean) . Joke aside the girls should try to get all females room if you can or you need more privacy.
Beautiful place! Charming! Very friendly and helpfull staff, and great location! Very close to SL Station, next to a little canal and close to the big canal and the vaporetto! Will come back.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)