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You are looking for hostels in Veneto? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Veneto hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Veneto.

All Cities in Veneto

We list every single hostel in Veneto and the world. In total, we have 63 cities in Veneto for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Veneto hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Veneto. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Veneto

Veneto is a region in the northeastern part of Italy. In a word, this Italian region can be best described as a fantasy. This area will remind you of fairy tales and seem separate from the reality of the rest of the world.

The capitol of Veneto is Venice, which is also the largest tourism destination in the area. The city built on water absolutely cannot be missed, even for those who abhor typical tourist activities. The lagoon is pedestrian only, which in a way equalizes the rich and famous with backpackers, and every socioeconomic status in between. The streets form a maze, and travel experts actually recommend getting lost in Venice, since you're on an island and will eventually find your way back. Popular activities include taking a gondola ride along the canals, visiting Saint Mark's Square to enter the cathedral and see the view from the top of the bell tower, and shopping for items such as Venetian masks. Other activities include visiting the limited parks, checking out all the museums and churches, and people-watching. Several hostel options are offered in Venice proper, and it's highly recommended to spend at least a night there. The atmosphere is different once all the day trippers load on the water taxis and ride away.

If you do want to visit Venice but don't want to pay Venice hostel prices, you can consider staying in Mestre instead. Mestre is on the mainland just across the bridge from Venice. While you won't be sleeping in a room with a view of Venice canals, you can find very nice hostels and accommodation for a much cheaper price, with easy access to Venice a 10 minute train ride away.

Veneto includes (part of) the stunningly beautiful Lake Garda. The very large lake is surrounded by picturesque mountains and numerous small towns ("communes"), including the town of Garda itself. It's something that many foreign hostel travelers aren't aware of, but it's worth including in your itinerary.

Other cities in Veneto are also just a train ride away. One notable city is Verona, the city that served as the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Many of the city's attractions center around the story. Even though Juliet is a fictional character, you can still visit her home and tomb. The the monastery where the tomb is located and the house do both date to the 13th century, but have been modified in the 20th century to better fit the Romeo and Juliet story. Shakespeare wrote two other plays based in Verona, although the city does not reflect these quite so much. Literature aside, Verona offers other attractions that are more based in reality, such as castles, ruins, and piazzas. Verona offers upscale lodging and accommodation, but you can find good deals, including hostels.

While Verona, and especially Venice, are the two largest cities in Veneto, you can also find Padua, Vincenza, and other cities and countryside along the same train route. Hostels in these areas will vary, but you can always take a day trip to one of these places and stay the night in a larger city.

expert for Veneto hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Veneto hostels Jessica Lippe

Destination Areas

Travel Tips for Veneto - from the Community

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When you arrive in Venice go to the tourist info booth and get a "Rolling Venice" card. It's worth the price just for the money you save on vaporetto passes alone.

If you're in Verona in the summer don't miss the "Arena di Verona" summertime outdoor operas. Even if you're not into opera, it's an experience.

FAQ on Hostels in Veneto

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Veneto?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Veneto here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Veneto safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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