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Residenza Santa Croce Reviews

Santa Croce 598a, Santa Croce, Venice, Italy

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539 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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It was a good experience, although I had some reservations about staying in a shared room. The location is fantastic, the bed linen was clean, so were the toilet and bathroom.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uzbekistan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Was happy with accommodation. Was great for us because we had our own travel plans. Not a good place to stay if you want to meet other people. Also, you check in at the address stated which is nice and close to the station but then you are directed to another location of where your rooms will be. This worked out better because our rooms were more central.bit tricky if you have a lot of heavy baggage. Staff were very helpful at check in, giving clear directions to rooms, supermarkets etc


We were instructed how to find our single in a mass of buildings being given 4 keys to open four different doors. We had to walk with luggage for many blocks to find our room. We had to get help finding the street and the location. We were told by other hotels that this was an illegal operation to rent out single rooms from private apartments. There were no signs at all, except on the actual door. The room had a drape covering the ceiling as if to hid something. The office hours were limited.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel seems to have doorms spread out around the city which made us have to walk back and forth with heavy lugage. Otherwise it was a nice and calm hostel.


I didn't recommend this hostel, the hostel is at 20 min walking from the check in reception, I had a very heavy luggage so to go there, it was the worst experience in a hostel. Very expensive for the real prestation ! Very noisy room and bathroom with their bad air fan and dry conditioning ! The rooms looks like not a hostel !


The 6 bedroom hostel is far away from where you check in, but the room is very large and spacious with a mini fridge! The location of the room is also closer to the center of town, so once I got through the whole checking in process I was happy with the situation. A little expensive overall, but a good place to stay.


i have never seen like this hostel in my life. they explained their location on hostel world. that place is right location. but if you stay at that hostel you should move to other place to stay in that place is far away from the check in office. and the dormitory isn't served to connect on the wifi But you can use the wifi in the middle of hall with inconvenient pose i dont recommand here to stay


It's a very nice place with very kind and helpful staff! I'd surely return to this hostel when I go to Venice again.


The check-in place and real hostel was different. We had to walk all the way through the bridges. It was irritating to go back and move in hot weather. The room was nice, though. It was very close to the station, San Marcoula. It was located in the narrow, dark street, so it was little scary to move at night. It is great hostel for short staying. It had water-boiling machine, and refrigerator.


check in office and room both within 5 min. walk from train station Santa Luca. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Baggage deposit after check out at office free of charge. Small room


Good location, although had some trouble finding the reception, to then be told our room was on the other side of Venice however it was situated right next to the supermarket, 10 min walk from st marks square and 5 min walk from train station. For the price this is an ideal location and would stay here again.


They've got a strict "No Guest policy" with a 500 euro fine which was unfortunate. Also the main lobby is a mile away from the apartment where the 6 person mixed dorm was.


The check-in office is in a different place than the room, something that is not stated anywhere as far as I am concerned. The staff was not friendly nor not-friendly. There was no internet during my whole stay of two days. The location of the room is good, near to a super-market and not very far away from San Marco's square. Apart from that, the room was clean enough as well as the bathroom.


Nice enough room but not a hostel vibe at all, more like a shared hotel room. There are a lot of rules and it's incredibly irritating that the directions they give are for the office, and the actual room where you stay is on the other side of town in a completely unmarked building.


I only stayed one night at this hostel before going to another one in Venice. I was disappointed with the lack of facilities (mainly the fact that there is no wifi). If you're looking for just a place to sleep and shower and nothing else at all, this place is fine - it's clean and quiet, but if you want a hostel atmosphere and any staff assistance or anything of the sort, this isn't the place to get that. The fact that 5 keys were required to get into my room was also a tad irritating.


The biggest issue i had was the check in desk being across town from the actual hostel. Even this wouldnt have bothered me very much if i hadnt gotten lost for an hour before finding the check in desk. Also any time i needed to ask a question the only option was to call unless i wanted to walk back over there and with my luggage that wasnt happening. The room was clean though, and very secure because you needed three keys to get into your room.


EVERYWHERE in the hostel(!), inside and outside the room, there were threatening signs, very offensive for the guests, assuming that the guests were thieves, vandals or just idiots. The signs exibited sentences like "if you do this or that we will find out and we will immediately fine you/ take a certain amount of money from your account". Gives you a kafkian feellng. In sum, you pay for a room and have this constant fear of being punished for doing something wrong, of being the next sign...


Fantastic location, however it isn't stipulated prior that the location outlined on the map is actually the office for the booking which you need to go to, only to be told the hostel apartments are a further 15-20minyte walk over the water. Great but were frustrated at being mislead especially with heavy bags x otherwise fab, and adore the local bars. Want to go back, miss Venice already, beauts 💕 x


Venice is expensive, so this was a good value in that respect. it is close to the train station, rooms were away from front desk if you are simply looking for somewhere just to sleep, this is the place security was good, 3 different keys to get into room beds were semi-comfortable


Some of the rooms are a bit of walk from the check-in center, but I didn't have any problem finding the location, and the walk was acceptable. The facilities are very clean and new and they provide a water kettle as well. However, the Wi-Fi didn't work and for me this was a huge problem--I was traveling alone and I believe there were only three other guests in total (no manager). I would have liked more security measures or at least a phone when there were so few people around.

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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