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Very nice big and airy room overlooking the water and the other island. Despite the breeze, electric fans are provided. Nice clean and cozy hostel. Locked cabinets are provided. Bathroom is not the communal type. It is like a regular house turned into a hostel. Only 10-beds in all. Very homey. Breakfast is included although selection could be better. A little hard to find from the Santa Lucia train station if you decide to walk instead of taking the vaporetto. Take the vaporetto, if I were you.
We liked how spacious our room was, and we enjoyed the view of the water from our window. We found the Location to be slightly on the edge of town, so it was not the best location. The place is closer to a Hotel than a hostel, so there are not any organized outings in the city to meet people or other guests.
Although it is a bit far away from the main attraction, however, it's nice and quiet. There is a waterbus station next to it which is very convenient to travel to any place in Venice. Alex is really nice and you can watch world cup in living room. There is also a supermarket next door. Very clean and tidy. Strongly recommended! 很不错的！
If I ever come back to Venice, I will make sure to stay there again. Alex and Meghan welcome you like an old friend and they make sure that you get to experience the city like a true Venetian. The B
The couple who run the place were so friendly and helpful. The place was immaculate and breakfast was great. I loved the location as it was close to everything but on the quieter side of the canal so not too noisy.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
Alex runs a friendly, clean and homely hostel come guesthouse. It's not a party hostel which was fine by us and the rooms are big and light, definitely the biggest four bed dorm we've stayed in. Breakfast was good and the accommodation is next door to a supermarket and water taxi. Would have liked access to the washing machine though. Definitely recommend
The location was great (although difficult to find with the current directions), right on the water, beautiful view, and quite close to St. Mark's Square by water b. Alex, the owner, is just fantastic - he's so helpful and accommodating. The hostel was beautiful too; it felt more like a hotel. Loved the bedding. The breakfast was pretty good, better than I've had in a lot of places - there's bread to toast, a selection of cakes/biscuits, jams, apples, juice and coffee. I would definitely return.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Cozy hostel and nice view of the shore. The price is a little bit high among hostels, but respectively OK in Venice I think. The owner is helpful and the breakfast is nice.
The hostel was very clean. Good location, grocery store next door. The staff was helpful. The beds were comfortable and nit bunk beds, which was a nice change.
Breakfast is perfect. Very clean rooms and bathrooms. Perfect location by the size of the grand canal. Alex is helpful. Will stay again when in Venice. Good value for money
Friendly, clean, secure and easy to find. Convenient for water bus connections and major sights. Really pleasant stay, thanks.
Great hostel! Great location and the owner is really worried about you being comfortable, really nice place, complete breakfast and great view!
Very warm welcome and always given help with any questions about the city. Conveniently next to water taxi, close walk to main tourist areas, quiet and clean. Beds were comfy, heat and lockers in room. Delicious free breakfast (sweets included!). Seemed a bit expensive but it was a really great place so I'd say it was worth it.
There is the supermarket near by the hostel, it is good, you can save much money to buy what you want!
Alex is a very friendly person, the view in the room is nice too
I feel very at home and seems that I've known the staff for sometime. He is very funny, accomodating and cool. I will defintely comeback!
It is definitely an expensive hostel (Venice is expensive in gerenal) but it totally worth the money. Alex (the manager) is a super cool guy. I loss the key for my own lock and Alex helps me to find it so I don't have to break down my lock. He even make an event for all the people staying in hostel to go take night photos in Venice.
The rooms were large and clean. It was very easy to walk anywhere and very easy to find. Supermarket right next door was a plus. Alex was lovely, very inviting and made you feel at home!