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It was a nice hostel no problems with cleanliness or those types of things where its located is a disaster it would be fine for families or people who plan to be out of Venice before 11:30pm as that is the last bus and when you do get it you have a nice bit of a trek back to the hostel, other than that it was fine but you are better off paying a couple more euro for someplace on the island as it works out the same when you have to pay for the bus.
The A/C made noises all through the night, and the whole room shakes when the neighbors moved around their room. The shower knob was not really attached to the wall and the door was also broken. The place is a twenty minute walk to the nearest bus stop to the island. One night, walking back from the stop, my sister and I got stopped by local cops who asked for our papers then told us to be careful. That was a refreshing thing to tell two women in a foreign city at night.
Not great security, anyone can walk in to the camp and the door handles on the huts are broken or weak. The location is not great as it is not actually on the mainland of Venice and you have to get transport to anywhere. The staff were not very helpful in regards to which transport to take and where bus stops are. Floor in the hut was dirty when we arrived. Facilites in the hut are okayish. PLEASE NOTE, DO NOT LET THEM CALL YOU A TAXI it is 10 cent every 4 seconds and is a complete rip off!
Great value for money. A little hard to find at first, but super easy once you learn the bus routes of the city. Some good pizza places are nearby.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The hostel is far from the bus stop where you have to walk over 15 min. Need to take bus to go to Venice and cost 1.5 euro each time. The staff are not helpful enough. No hair dryer provided and the temperature of water for shower in room is difficult to adjust. Extremely hot or cold will be your only choice. No staff come to clean the room and change bed linen everyday.
The location is so far from the center but the staff is really nice and the room is a little bit small but it's really nice. Good for party, they have swimming pool and supermarket and restaurant also.
Shuttle bus didn't actually drop us off in the city. We had to take another 'People Mover' trolley to Venice which costed extra. Was cheaper to take public transportation but it wasn't the easiest to find the campsite from the nearest bus stop (about a 10-15 min walk). Good value all around though.
Didn't seem really clean. Got lots of bug bites. Could have been bed bugs or Mosquitos, not quite sure. Confusing to get to. Nothing fun happening at night. Breakfast was nothing special.
If You want To camp this place is great! But if you want a hostel don't do it. We went in October and our bungalow was wet all the time. The bed, our clothes....it wasn't pleasant. But if I was planning on camping this place would be great! The location is a little far but that doesn't matter if you take the shuttle which was Very convenient .The breakfast they offer is a great deal too.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
Room was very clean, facilities were nice but wi-fi was really slow. And I didn't like the location, in Venice they have busses like 6 and 6/ and we got in 6/ because we didn't know they were different. So, we had to walk our way back for one hour in the middle of nowhere. And also due to some marathon bus system was not working, so I had to wait for literally 2 hours for a bus. So if you don't mind location, you should take this one, considering there is no cheap hostels in there.
I've just typed a description but it's just gone up in to the ether. So here is an abridged version. Every thing at Camping Jolly, Venice, is excellent.
Cheap hostel, located away from the main city areas, however buses do depart to old Venice at stops within 15 minutes walking distance from the hostel & the hostel offers transport to the city at times throughout the day.Even though I stayed at an off peak time, the atmosphere was great & I'm sure its even better in the summer with the swimming pool & bar area.The bedroom & bathroom was clean.I would definitely recommend this place for backpackers.
On arrival to Venice we took advantage I the free shuttle bus to the site. Check in was quick and the staff were really helpful. Private bungalows were average size but clean and had everything you need. Wifi didn't work here though. The restaurant was a good place to go for food and seemed reasonable priced. There was an outdoor pool but we never took advantage of that. Shuttle booked up quick so we took the bus into Venice. 10 minute walk and then a 15 minute bus ride. Easy.
They were very helpful with all my questions, helped me with directions. It was a very short stay but while i was there I enjoyed it.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
This hostel's great if you want a party, not so great if you want to sleep really well. It's hard to find, but they are super nice. If you're going to stay in venice for less than 2 days, I'd opt to stay in the city instead so you don't waste so much time going back and forth to the hostel.
Waiting for 40 minutes to check in because of so many People. BecauseI had not the Identity Card of all travelers I had to wait again some minutes.
The caravan facilities were very basic, but the restaurant is good, they have convenient store in the camp. Wifi didn't work normally.
This was by far the best value for money if your happy to travel in and out of venice! It's a bus ride and at least a 15min walk (very confusing) to get to your destination. But once you do, the camping grounds are really nice. Pool, spa, pool table, kitchen, mini supermarket, laundry, etc. The cabins are small but comfortable you can feel movements from the opposite cabin if you sleep lightly! Wicked bar so totally up to you if this suits you? Luggage storage is very unsafe however!
A great place to lay your head. close to Venice with a regular shuttle run by the campsite, or close to the bus station if you miss the shuttles. the bar is well stocked and restaurant really knows how to cook pizza.
It's quite a long walk from/to the public bus stop that takes you to the city. And it was really difficult to get an "ok" temperature on the shower (it was either too cold or too hot). Besides those things, it was ok.