Ostello Santa Fosca




The Hostelz.com Review

Ostello Santa Fosca is a really great hostel, but you need to make sure to see if you can adhere to their conditions, as some of them can be quite restrictive (especially the check-in times). You absolutely cannot check in after 10:30 p.m., as nobody will be there; if you are arriving late, this place may not be a good option for you. Early check-out is less of an issue, but you still have to leave the key or you will be fined. There are a few other rules and fines that you should read about as well.

The Location

Ostello Santa Fosca is located in the "ghetto" part of Venice's Old Town. It is about a fifteen-minute walk from the main bus and train station, and not too far from the excitement of the Venetian streets. It is tucked away in a quiet area, though, so you will get a peaceful night's sleep. There is also a supermarket a five-minute walk down the road from the hostel, too, which is great for anyone on a budget -- as Venice can be quite expensive.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms here are quite large and spacious and the beds are really comfortable. Each bed is designated a really huge locker (with an allocated key) that you can use to store all of your stuff. The rooms also have an attached bathroom. These bathrooms are clean, however some have issues with drainage in the showers.

Common Spaces

There is a large reception area with couches where you can chill out. There is also a large, industrial-style kitchen with large fridges, so you can cook any meals that you want to cook here. Then you can take your food outside and enjoy it in the large dining table area in the outside garden. Most people choose this area to socialize.


You can leave your luggage if you arrive before the 2 p.m. check-in. They also do free boarding-pass printouts if you need one for airport travel. The staff are super friendly and helpful, and if you are arriving in the mid-afternoon, this is a great place to rest for the evening and from which to enjoy Venice.
by Globetrotter
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Ostello Santa Fosca" at Fondamenta Canal, Cannaregio 2372.)


Fondamenta Canal, Cannaregio 2372, Venice (Venezia), Veneto, Italy
45.443895, 12.331303 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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+39 041 715775
+39 041 715775
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Quiet Place, Spacious Space, Nice People
In a costly city like venice, ostello santa fosca is welcoming travelers with a cheap price and good living quality. It's spacious, clean, and quiet. The location is great! Very close to the main street and Ca'd'Oro where you can get the waterbus. The only problem might be the fact that the locker is broke. I guess that I was a student dorm for the pastoral university (From what I've read at the gate, but I can't speak Italian so I could only assume it!), so you could get such a tranquil yet spacious area to stay in.
Age 24, Taiwan
A very good place to stay in Venice
Clean, helpful staff, near the station and the vaporetto, near markets, there's the kitchen.
Nice Place
I stayed at female dorm. I love this hostel. Room was clean, smell good, and they always clean the room everyday. not far from St. Lucia train station, its only 15 mins by walking. Recommended place!!
Age 25, Indonesia
The staff were really nice as were the people I shared a room with (2 girls from LA and a girl from Mexico City). It was around 80-90 degrees the two days I was in Venice though and the fan in the room was not enough to keep us cool. It was incredibly hot, uncomfortably so. Also two of the lockers were broken but the staff fixed them the morning after we told them about it. Really good location in the city. Bathrooms were a bit dirty. Also be aware you have to be back to the hostel by 12:30 at night and they clean between 10:30 and 2 or something like that so you can't be in your room during that time either. Also Wi-Fi worked on and off. Definitely not consistent. Overall average experience.
Age 22, USA
Bad service
I have traveled extensively and never have I been treated so rudely or disrespectfully. On the practical side, I paid an obscene amount of money for a dorm room badly in need of renovation. I had a hard time reconfirming my reservation as multiple emails and phone calls went unanswered. And the office hours are very restrictive. Plus, the internet is unreliable in the rooms so many times I found myself sitting outside to get online.
Age 41, Israel
Great place, recommended
Comfortable and very friendly place, great location once I found it, WiFi works in rooms fine, clean and quiet, had a great stay and would go back.
Age 23, australia
  séjour debut fevrier 2013 ... quelle déception pour le prix payé -- faut déjà trouver cet hôtel, le nom n'est pas inscrit dehors. pas de petit dejeuner, pas même un café quand on se lève ... ils pourraient au moins offrir ça! surtout qu'on ne peut rien prévoir (bien sûr ils ont installé un distributeur de boissons!!!!) lit à faire en arrivant (arrivé piazzale roma à 22h trouvé cet hôtel, qui n'est pas du tout dans le centre comme indiqué sur leur pub, à minuit passé , seulement grâce à la gentillesse d'un vénitien sinon on chercherait encore!!! beaucoup de venitiens ne savaient pas du tout où le trouver non plus) chambre monacale dépourvue de TOUT , mm pas un tapis de bain dans la salle de bain!!!! LES PHOTOS EXPOSEES SUR LE SITE NE REFLETENT ABSOLUMENT PAS LA CRUE REALITE! Très bruyant -- on entend des jeunes courir et parler jusque tard! je ne recommande pas cette auberge, on peut trouver MIEUX qualité prix!!!
R. Maggiotto
(Arras france)
Very high level!
Very good location and very good atmosphere, an amazing place to be in Venice.

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