Best Hostels in Venice Among Palaces And Canals

How to find the best hostels in Venice for your trip

Admit it, you’ve always dreamt of going to Venice. One of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Italy and probably in the world. With its canals, dimly lit streets, gondolas, palaces and the museums it feels like going back in time. Venice is an archipelago of tiny islands in Northern Italy all connected by bridges (400 to be precise). It’s the second most visited city in Italy, second only to Rome, with 20 million tourists every year and, as you can imagine, it can be a very expensive destination to visit. Venice is Venice though and everyone should go a least once in their lives. Therefore, we are here, to help you find the best hostels in Venice, so you can save some money on accommodation and use it to sip some extra Spritz 😉

Disclaimer: in Venice the only means of transportation are boats and your feet. I’m Giulia and I’m from Venice, and I always suggest walking through the city rather than hopping on one of the public boats (which are VERY expensive for tourists: €7,50 per ride, doesn’t matter if you have 1 stop or 10) because, the best way to enjoy the city is to get lost in it.

If you are planning to visit Venice and you don’t know where to stay yet, we’ve got you covered with this list of the best hostels in Venice. You’ll find my top picks in the historical centre and also in Mestre, the closest city on the mainland – which is a 20 mins bus ride away. Depending on your needs, this list of the best hostels in Venice has a hostel for every kind of traveller.

Jump straight to:

    1. Best hostels in Venice for solo travellers
    2. Best hostels in Venice for couples
    3. Best party hostels in Venice
    4. Best hostels in Venice with private rooms

Best hostels in Venice for solo travellers


Best Hostels in Venice - WeCrociferi

This incredible hostel is located right beside one of the most magnificent churches in Venice (and my favourite of them all): Chiesa dei Gesuiti, 15 minutes walk from St. Mark’s square, a real Rococo masterpiece where green, white and gold are the predominant colours. Inside this church, you’ll also find paintings from famous Venetian artists like Tintoretto!

One of our customer reviews says: “AMAZING HOSTEL! After travelling to various hostels around Italy, this by far was the best hostel we stayed at. The rooms were great and Mattia at the front desk was SUPER helpful! It was definitely worth the extra money. I would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Venice for at least a night.” WE_Crociferi has easily earnt its place in our list of the best hostels in Venice.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi in common areas
  • Free toiletries
  • Events and cultural activities

🏠 Address:  Campo dei Gesuiti – Cannaregio 4878, Venice, Italy

🏘 NeighbourhoodCannaregio

🚊 Nearest station: F.te Nove

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Ao Hostel Venezia Mestre

Best Hostels in Venice -Ao Hostel Venezia Mestre

This brand new hostel is located in Mestre, the closest city on the mainland, 15 minutes bus ride from the historical centre. The reason why we think it’s one of the best hostels in Venice is not only because of its amazing and modern interiors but also for its unbeatable prices starting from 40€ for a twin private and 15€ for a bed in a dorm! From this hostel, it will be very easy to get to other Italian cities as well, like Florence (about 3hrs by train) or Milan (2hrs) or the close Padua (20 minutes by train).

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Packed lunch service
  • Free toiletries

🏠 Address: Via Ca Marcello 19, Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: Stazione Mestre

🚊 Nearest station: Stazione Mestre

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Generator Venice

Best Hostels in Venice - Generator Venice

This is one of the best hostels in Venice for its incredible view of the city. Situated on the Giudecca island, right across St. Mark’s Square, Generator Venice is everything you need when you like to socialise with fellow travellers. In this hostel, every bed has its own USB port to charge your devices and a LED light for all the bookworms out there, plus, the staff are super friendly and always willing to help you with tips about Venice’s hidden gems.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Linen included
  • Guided tours

🏠 Address:  Fondamenta della Croce, 84-86, Giudecca, Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: Giudecca

🚊 Nearest station: Zitelle

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Best hostels in Venice for couples

Dimora il Veliero Romantico

Best Hostels in Venice - Dimora il Veliero Romantico

Are you coming to Venice with your loved one? Dimora il Veliero Romantico is one of the best hostels in Venice to escape from the daily routine with your partner. This hostel has amazing en-suite private rooms and it’s located in the neighbourhood (Sestiere, if you want to be Venitian 😉) Santa Croce, hence you’ll be very close to the train station! The hostel is tiny and intimate, and the staff will make sure you have a wonderful stay! The hostel location is pretty strategic: you can visit the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, one of the oldest buildings in the city which interiors are decorated by the renowned artist Tintoretto. My favorite time of the day to see this beauty is when the sun comes down: the building is lit in a way that makes the whole area a little more magical.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Linen and towels included

🏠 Address: Santa Croce 328 int 1, Santa Croce, Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: Santa Croce

🚊 Nearest station: Piazzale Roma

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Ca’ dei Fuseri

Best Hostels in Venice - Ca' dei Fuseri

Located in the heart of the historical centre, it’s pretty clear why we decided to put Ca’ dei Fuseri in our list of the best hostels in Venice and this customer review speaks for itself: “Epic location! Quiet hostel, great for couples. Plenty of room in the private room with en-suite, shower was hot, bed was comfortable, air conditioning in room worked well. Breakfast was standard European breakfast but yummy – it was also served to us in the room. We were provided great instructions to get to the place and had no issues on arrival!”. Nearby, you’ll find one of my favourite landmarks: Scala del Bovolo – in my opinion, it has a better view overlooking the city than the St. Mark’s bell tower.

Hostel highlights:

  •  Free WiFi
  • Linen and Towels included
  • Free Breakfast

🏠 Address: San Marco 4344, Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: San Marco

🚊 Nearest station: Rialto

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Best party hostels in Venice

Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

The newest addition to Venice’s hostel scene is bringing modern design, incredible atmosphere and cheap drinks to the borough of Mestre. And you’d better believe they know how to party too, with daily happy hour deals on beer and cocktails and plenty of huge social spaces, including the buzzing Wombar where there’s never a dull moment. With over 500 beds, the vibe here is always lively and you can count on meeting cool people from around the world. And the best part? You’re only ever a short train ride away from the cultural gems of the historic centre.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast
  • Happy hours

🏠 Address: Via Ca’ Marcello 8C, Mestre, Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: Mestre Stazione

🚊 Nearest station: Mestre Stazione

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Anda Venice

Best Hostels in Venice - Anda venice

If you came to Venice for the culture during the day and for parties at night, you are in the right place: beer pong tournaments and board games nights. Located in Mestre, it will take you around 15 minutes to get to the historical centre, and it’s also very close to Mestre train station. I also would love to pause for a moment and focus on this hostel’s interior: I mean, isn’t it absolutely gorgeous?! This beautifully designed hostel is also a great place to make new friends!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Linen included
  • Cool events

🏠 Address: Via Ortigara 10, Mestre, Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: Mestre Stazione

🚊 Nearest station: Mestre Stazione

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Best hostels in Venice with private rooms

Al Palazzo Lion Morosini

Best Hostels in Venice -Al Palazzo Lion Morosini

Located in the oldest part of the city, this hostel is in a historical building which dates back to the 13th century. Just a few minutes away from Rialto Bridge, it’s hard to find a better location. If you get swept up in the Venetian romance, worry not, as the private rooms are equipped with all the comforts you might need! Not too far from this hostel, you’ll find my second favourite church: Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli, a tiny hidden gem that no one knows about with few seats and rich in details with its characteristic stairway that takes to the altar.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Linen included

🏠 Address: Cannaregio, 5700, Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: Cannaregio

🚊 Nearest station: Ca’ d’Oro or Rialto

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Locanda Ca’ Le Vele

Best Hostels in Venice - Locanda Ca’ Le Vele

This super cute hostel, with a vintage touch, is in the heart of the city and it’s perfect for a weekend away! And you know what? They have rainfall showers and breakfast served in your room… is this a dream?! The hostel is located in the sestiere of Cannaregio, the oldest area of the city and here you’ll have plenty of things to see. Nearby your hostel, you’ll find Strada Nuova, with loads of restaurants, bacari and shops – it will take you directly to Rialto and St. Mark’s square.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Linen and towels included

🏠 Address: Calle delle Vele Cannaregio 3969, Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: Cannaregio

🚊 Nearest station: Ca’ d’Oro

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The Silk Road

Best Hostels in Venice - the silk road

Beautifully decorated and with amazing views of the city from all the rooms, The Silk Road hostel is located not too far from the Gallerie dell’Accademia, one of the most amazing museums in Venice! Why is this hostel on the list of the best hostels in Venice? Well, it has a perfect location, it’s spotlessly clean and affordable compared to the average cost of accommodations in Venice! From this hostel, after a 4 minutes walk, you’ll find one of the most interesting places in Venice: lo Squero di San Trovaso – which is basically one of the last gondola factories!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Linen included

🏠 Address: Dorsoduro 1420/E ,Venice, Italy

🏘 Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro

🚊 Nearest station: San Basilio 

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