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VivaVenezia Reviews

Santa Croce 1149, Lista Vecchia dei Bari (Santa Croce) 1149, Venice, Italy

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152 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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AMAZING!!!!! had a confusion with reservations (booked for two but eight were going) Franco was really helpful and cleared everything up. Brought breakfast every morning for everyone. Made sure we were comfortable. First hostel i stayed in and there are no complaints!

  • 22nd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had a wonderful stay at the hostel. It was a nice quaint apartment with three rooms, all with a lock, and our double bed was spacious and comfy. We had everything we needed! There was one clean toilet to share as well, and a nice kitchen for us to peruse! The host Franco went out of his way to provide additional amenities like food tea and drinks in the kitchen for his guests, so that was very nice :) It was very worth the money. It was near Saint Lucia, but 30 mins to the main Saint Mark's!

  • 9th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had an amazing stay at Viva Venezia! Franco was really lovely, meeting us late at night and providing us with lots of information as well as doing laundry for us! Great location, close to train station and could walk everywhere from there. Place was really clean! And we were able to store our luggage on the day of leaving which was very handy! Would definitely recommend this place to others!! :)


I really liked staying at VivaVenezia. The only thing that bothered me was the smell of cigarettes when we arrived (also the towels smelled a bit like this). But otherwise I was really happy. It was clean, the beds comfortable and the small appartment where we stayed was spacious and had everything we needed (even WiFi, computer, kitchen...) The owner was very happy and friendly all the time. Thanks for everything!


My mother, sister, and I stayed in a charming 3 bedroom. Although a bit tricky to find at first, it was actually a great location, just 6 minutes from the train and bus stations and a beautiful 20 or so minute walk to San Marco's Piazza. Franco was attentive, reliable, and very pleasant to do business with. The accommodations were spacious, clean, and relaxing. There are several delightful restaurants nearby, that aren't jam-packed with tourists. Highly recommend this location.

  • 6th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was fairly easy to find, it is located relatively close to the Santa Lucia train station. It was a bed and breakfast we got our own room and own bathroom, there was a kitchen where you could cook. It was a few meters away from the Grande Canal. I found the keys in Italy are always difficult so we had a hard time getting into the doors sometimes but always got in. The man who owned the property was nice but also a little weird. Overall we had a nice stay.


Our room was spacious and clean, we had a very good first impression after a friendly welcome. The disappointment started the next morning when there was a queue for the bathroom: One toilet in the same room with the shower for at least 3 bedrooms. The day continued with a very disappointing breakfast: Cupboards offer dirty dishes and dirty cutlery, toast, packaged sticky croissants and cornflakes with UHT milk, nothing fresh. The kitchen table is decorated with doilies that used to be white.


The place is very close to train station and 15 minutes walking to bus station. If you need something there is not staff. It is practically a home for you so that is great. The wifi is excellent the bathroom has hot water. I recommend


Lovely B&B in a good location - right near the train station, accessible by bridge. But follow the emailed written directions which are excellent, if you try to follow a map you will get lost! Nice room with air conditioning, shared bathroom between 3 rooms in the apartment, kitchen with waging machine. It's not a hostel so don't expect hostel atmosphere. Franco was very helpful providing a map when we arrived.Kitchen well equipped. Some space for hanging washing out the window which was helpful

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