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Address: San Rocco 3082, Venice (Venezia), Veneto, Italy
Ostello Domus Civica is listed on the following booking sites:Not listed at Hostelworld Ostello Domus Civica at Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub
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Good price and fantastic location! Hostel is clean and quite. Only problem is there just has a microwave for warm food. But you have nice food around hostel.
We had an excellent stay at Domus Civica. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, airy and sunny, with a sink in the corner. Towels were provided and the bathrooms were comfortable and clean, as well as being impersonal like those of a gym. The few negatives were no kitchen/breakfast and the curfew of 12:30 a.m.
Domus Civica is very conveniently situated -- only ten minutes' walk from Santa Lucia train station and the Piazzale Roma coach station. Follow the detailed instructions that are sent to you when booking. This imposing building is easy to get to in an otherwise complex city.
From October to May, it is a hall of residence for girls. From June to September, backpackers of both sexes are warmly greeted under a large crucifix -- and let's face it, that is not an everyday experience
The hostel boasts more than eighty high-ceiling rooms, from single to three beds maximum. Toilets and showers, situated in the middle of each corridor, are well looked after. Some rooms have a view on the canal, so you get to sleep to the boats’ noises. Common rooms are not conducive to mingling but in line with the rest, they are functional. There is a free Internet connection and satellite TV and space to leave your luggage. There's a place to have a discounted breakfast across the street.
Some might find it all a bit grim, especially the doors closing at 12:30 a.m., but nightlife in Venice is not especially buoyant. This no-frills place definitely gets the thumb up for being a sure value for money.
really good hostel. but online reservation is irrational. because if you have venice card (if you will stay here you should buy one because ticket to vaperotto is 5 euros and entrance to museums are expensive). one night accommodation is 24 euros instead of 27 but not valid for online bookings. and you can find a room without reservation.
We stayed here in June of 2006. This is a fairly clean, well-kept hostel. We stayed in an end room, and had beautiful views of a canal out the windows. There is a nice rooftop area to hang clothes to dry or to sit and enjoy the view. There was a sink in the room, but it kept clogging up and was a little gross. The only cautionary note, if you leave the windows open (and you'll probably want to, because it's hot), beware the mosquitos. There are no screens or mosquito nets on the windows, and I received some big, nasty bites all over my body. One more note, there is a strict curfew. I can't remember how late -- I think it was midnight or so, but in the morning you can't leave until seven a.m. Overall, a fairly solid hostel in terms of cleanliness and facilities, a good value, and a great location.
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Open Dates: 01/07/06 till 31/08/2006