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Fondamenta Canal, Cannaregio 2372, Venice, Italy

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894 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Quite difficult to find the place and if you got heavy bags it just makes it worst by the time you can get there its quite deep in.

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dear areena, very sorry, we are not very difficult to find! many clients arrive easily to our hostl following the indications we provide! we are just 10 min walk from the train station s lucia! probably you had too much luggage to carry and it was your first time in venice.... and you lost orientation! the manager


The 12:30am curfew was a problem for us. After staying in many hostels around Europe, this was the first with a curfew and we felt it was completely unnecessary. If anything it made the hostel more noisy as people continued drinking and socialising after the curfew. It was our last night of travelling and we would have loved to explore Venice later at night. The bathroom was also dirty as it wasn't cleaned regularly enough. Aside from this, a nice hostel in a good location.

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dear jessica thank you for the positive comments please let us underline you knew before making the reservation that our hostel had a curfew... so this cannot be considered a negative aspect! you could have checked other accomodation before booking with us if the curfew matter was so important to you! the manager


The hostel wasn't great for socialising. There was a common area but we share the hostel with some Italian students who stay there who aren't very social and spend there time talking about is in Italian in front of us. It was a 15min walk from the train station and in a pretty good location. The rooms have lockers which is great and made me feel more comfortable about leaving my things behind. The staff are friendly. The wifi is not great and temperamentle

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dear claudia thank you for your positive comments reguarding our location, the lockers we offer to all guests and staff members. please let us underline we cannot be considered a non socialising hostel because some guests didin't interact with you..... the manager


Great stay at the hostel. As a note for finding the hostel, it is actually within the church courtyard area. There are, however, signs when you get close.


Staff were brilliant, excellent location. Will visit again some day.

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We had quite an enjoyable experience at this hostel, good location and the private room was lovely overlooking the courtyard and the river. Reception staff were lovely and helpful, and the general common room was open and clean. The biggest area for improvement would be the kitchen as it was the dirtiest I have seen in 10 months so far of staying in hostels around the world - providing that is improved, or you are prepared for it, you will have a lovely stay.


Only here for one night, close enough to walk everywhere in Venice. Price was cheap, room was massive.


The staff was so nice! We got a two persons dorm so I don't know how the bigger dorms are, but there were definitely enough bathrooms for our hallway. Nice location on the actual Venice island, and there were a lot of people.


This hostel was the worst hostel we stayed in on our whole trip. The staff are lovely but it's so dirty and unclean. You can hear everything in your room from rooms above and below and the kitchen is so disgusting and not equipt to book.

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dear katie, how can we offer lovely staff and at the mean time give hospitality in such an unclean hostel? in hostels the basic word is "sharing" with many other guests common areas, kitchen bathrooms.... we take good care of cleaning every day, but cannot be responsable if other clients don't respect the building, our efforts to keap clean or use unproperly the services offered.. we must deal with this matter every day, and it s not easy... thr manager


Pretty cool place and spacious for Venice. Not the nicest staff but not awful. A little far from the main stuff but it's a small city so that wasn't too important. Pretty clean and nice rooms.


It is extremely hard to find this hostel, so make sure to look up detailed instructions before arriving. The staff was friendly and our room was great, but there was only one shower for our entire hall. That part was terrible. People in our hall also flooded the bathroom. Great location though.


The hostel is run by really friendly staff and the insides are modern and attractive. There's loads of seating outside and a good kitchen. Location is good however the entrance was slightly confusing due to signs all saying different things, and none actually saying the name. Huge lockers and lovely rooms. Showers however; shocking. The coldest shower I've ever had in my life with doors completely see through. But generally an decent stay


The location was perfect for a short stay in Venice! Everything was close and the place was easy to reach from the train & bus stations. The biggest minus was the time limit of coming back to hostel around midnight. So it wasn't possible to stay longer in the city.. The staff was really nice and helpful, though the rooms were quite basic and super hot without air condition. Also the kitchen was quite poorly equipped and dirty. In terms of the price range in Venice the price of the room was ok.


Lots of Mosquitos. Be ready! Great facilities, easy to get to be a lot of bridges, looks close but it was a 20-30 min walk from the station for me (with luggage). People were nice. Beds and shower was great. Lockers were huge.


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.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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dear jessica WE DON'T OFFER OR ADVERTISE LAUNDRY FACILITIES... AND YOUR ROOM 208 IS LARGE WITH REGOLAR SINGLE BEDS... our question is stupid but normal in this case, are you sure you are writing a comment reguarding our hostel???!! the manager


A good hostel with big rooms and nice kitchen, but it is a bit expensive compared to what it offers.


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.

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dear kelly thank you for the positive scores we cannot believe the toilet paper story you mentioned; our staff answear to a guest "no toilet paper untill tomorrow", and you didin't have any reaction? you didin't ask again? we have at least 4 members working every day.. nobody helped you? impossibile. the manager


Good experience overall. My closet did not lock and so the front desk offered me a security cube in the lobby for free. I thought that was good service. Wifi only works in the lobby

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