Hostels in Venice, Italy

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Get to know Venice (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Venice. To help you make friends with Venice before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Venice is also named and spelled Venezia - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know Venice (no more

Venice is a truly magical city. It is always bustling with tourists, especially in summer, however the city is so beautiful that somehow this does not detract from the overall experience. It is renowned for its architecture and the beautiful canals, which make the city what it is. Known as the Floating City, it is easy to see why, as the buildings just seem to float and the only way to travel is by boat, water taxi or gondola.

There are quite a few Venice hostels to choose from. If you are looking to stay in dorm style hostels, there are a few hostels near the train station. Or there are hostels that provide mainly private room style accommodation. Most offer a deal on dinner, or a small free breakfast. The main train station is called Venezia-Santa Lucia, which is on the historic part of the island, whereas the other station, Mestre, is located a bit further out.

The Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco are major tourist attractions that you cannot miss. Piazza San Marco is the main square in Venice and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The square is comprised of St. Marco's Basilica, and the Campanile, a prominent clocktower overlooking the open square. If you want to enter St. Marco's Basilica make sure you cover your shoulders, as they will not let you in otherwise. You can shop for at some of the beautiful shops for Murano glass items or jewellery, eat a gelato, or enjoy the architecture. Watch out for lions statues and lions adorning the buildings, it is the symbol of Venice.

Venice has something for everyone. Seafood is the traditional food of Venice and can be quite expensive, however pizza and pasta is generally not too expensive and quite delicious. Ask your Venice hostel about suggestions for where to eat cheaply.

The shopping and souvenirs in Venice are quite excellent. Genuine Venetian mask stores occupy every corner, they will have a seal on them if they are made in genuine Venetian style and technique. You can take a water taxi or water subway to the nearby island of Murano, if you want to view some glass being made. The glassmaker heats silica to a high temperature and you can watch as he shapes it. If you have a bit of extra money on hand, you can barter with a gondolier for a 30 minute or hour long gondola ride. It is an amazing experience, and your gondolier will act as a tour guide pointing out famous houses and bridges. If you're a romantic, rumour has it that if you kiss a loved one on a gondola at sunset under the Ponte di Sospiri (The Bridge of Sighs) you will be together forever.

Venice hostels tend to fill up quickly, especially during the summer, so be sure to book your bed or room in advance.

Written by local enthusiast for Venice hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Venice hostels Shannon Neuber

FAQ about Venice Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Venice. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Venice. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Venice costs on average $47 for a dorm. A hostel in Venice with private rooms costs on average $174.
Hostelz.com shows all 17 Hostels in Venice. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Combo Venezia is the best hostel in Venice for families.
Combo Venezia is the best rated hostel in Venice for female solo travellers.
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Your Packing List for Venice

Your Packing List for Venice

Pack smart, not hard

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Venice and Italy.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Venice Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Venice, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
17 Total number of hostels
$47 Average dorm price
$174 Average private room price
$25 Cheapest hostel in Venice
a&o Hostel Venezia Mestre 2 is the cheapest
Most Venice hostels are located in
Mestre, Giudecca, Cannaregio
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Venice-Lido (4 Km / 3 mi.)
Mestre (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Tessera (7 Km / 5 mi.)
Marghera (9 Km / 5 mi.)
Cavallino-Treporti (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Noghera (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Zelarino (13 Km / 8 mi.)

Travel Tips for Venice - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Venice. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Venice. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Venice comments only. Don't discuss the hostels here, post a review on the hostel's page instead.

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