Hotel Al Gallo, Venice

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We stayed here for three days and two nights. Unfortunately there was a three-night minimum but we had to catch the late evening train to Vienna the third night, and the super nice owner and his son would not give us a refund for the last night. That was bad planning on my part. We couldn't find a hostel that wasn't booked so we ended up getting this place. It's on the expensive side but super nice. It's a really nice small hotel although really hard to find, in a very quiet neighborhood.

This is the place to go for a romantic getaway, but not if you're backpacking across Europe and looking for an inexpensive place to stay. This place was the most expensive hotel we stayed at in all of Europe (seven weeks in Europe, four in Western and three in Eastern).

The owner and his son were super helpful and suggested all kinds of restaurants and places to see. Make sure you take the water bus across the way and visit the beach. :)

Mike, Caroline, Kuba

Al Gallo has a great central and quiet location, friendly staff, and it's well priced, with a quaint, home-like atmosphere. It's not too difficult to find once you make sense of the Venice address system and use the map provided by the hotel at THEIR Web site. I'd certainly stay here again and have no hesitation recommending Al Gallo!

Christine Wise and Michael Haines

This was a very nice and reasonably-priced hotel. It was clean and friendly, and a free breakfast was included in the price. The room had (very welcome!) air-conditioning and a TV. It was quite difficult to find, and I would recommend asking someone at the tourist information office to show you where it is on a map!


Hotel Al Gallo Reviews from the Web

Fantastic little bed and breakfast. Very comfortable and neat, they clearly care for you to have a good experience. Very recommended, will be back!


location location location!!! Prime location and 7min walk from bus station for easy access to airports.


Liked: Location Didn't like: Room and bathroom were really dirty. After check in there was no one at the reception to ask for to clean the room, so we did it ourselves with the towels who were provided.Bathroom was shared but real dirty as well, black hairs on the floor, mould etc.Such a shame, as the hotel looks nice. Would come back if they pay much more attention to cleaning. Great location though


intresting ideal for venice


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Liked: Sehr nettes Personal und tolle Lage (nicht mitten im Touristen-Viertel). Didn't like: Das Bett hat seine besten Zeiten hinter sich.


Liked: N/A Didn't like: The bed was very uncomfortable! We booked a double sized bed and as a matter of fact when we were there, it was a big bed made by two small beds which was very uncomfortable to sleep on as a couple. The crack between two beds constantly slumps when one tends to turn to the middle of the bed.There were mosquitos at night and we were constantly waken up.We left our luggages at the reception after we checked out as our departure was in the late afternoon. When we came back to fetch the luggages and asked for the wifi password again before leaving, we were being declined with some shakey grounds which I think is very unfriendly!Also, nowhere had I seen that I had to pay the local Venice tax when I was booking the hotel on the hotelbooks, but we were asked to pay 2.5 euro per person per night for the local tax which I think is very unreasonable as we were not being informed before hand. It was def a mis-charging!!!!


Liked: Great location. You can easily walk everywhere. The bathroom was clean and had everything we needed. Didn't like: At night and sometimes durin the day there is nobody at the front desk, so when we arrived we had to wait 30 min till the person came. However, since they gave us a key from the front door this was no longer a problem. Also, sometimes in our room we had water falling from the ceiling.


Liked: It was close to Piazzo Roma Didn't like: Could do with new stair carpet


la chambre est grande et tres bien quipe ,le Mesieur de cet hotel est tres sympa et gentil;il y a aussi du caf libre;location tres bien


Liked: Not in the middle of the tourist area. Didn't like: NO HEAT, NO HOT WATER, NO ENGLISHWe checked into the hostel and were greeted by a woman that spoke no english. We were placed in an attic room but it was freezing so we were moved to a room on the first floor which was warmer but still cold enough that I didn't take my coat off. We asked the woman at the desk if she could turn the heat on since it was 42 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Somehow in my broken Spanish I understood that a man had to come and turn the heat on but that he could only come the following day. Hoping for the best, we asked for more blankets and left to see the city. That night the room was absolutely an ice box (no one at the front desk to talk to) and we slept in our coats, scarves and gloves under 3 blankets and were still freezing. The next morning I woke up sick with a cold and sore throat. I got up and went to take a shower but 5 mins in with shampoo in my hair and suds on my body, the water went ice cold. My husband went down to inform the front desk and the lady said to wait 20 mins. So I sit on the toilet with a towel and wet hair in a freezing room waiting for hot water. After 30 mins of waiting there is still no hot water. At this point I have had enough of the cold and we pack up and left. At the front desk there was now a man who spoke English, he returned our money (except the cost of one night which he would not give us a discount for even though the website stated heat and hot water were provided) but didn't seem to care too much about our discomfort.


Great little guesthouse 5 minutes walk from Campo San Margherita and St. Toma Vaporetto stop. Very handy to the main bus stop at Piazzale Roma also. We initially had trouble finding it however as there are 10+ "Calle del Forno" streets in Venice and hostelworld had marked it incorrectly on the map. Apart from this i'd recommend it to friends and family. It's in a nice area, and quiet (from loud noises) at night.


I would advise this hotel: it is clean, pretty and well situated (In Venise, it is convenient to be close to the train station). Otherwise, the bed was not comfortable and we could hear the people of the other room. I have however seen worst for a one star hotel.


Pino, the owner, was very welcoming and made our stay a pleasant one. The location wasn't touristy (a positive thing for us) and we really enjoyed the selection of restaurants, bars, and cafes around the hotel. After traveling throughout Italy, Venice was by far our favorite destination. If we go back, we would definately stay at Al Gallo again.



Until 1300 Venice was the most important merchant port in Europe.
There were regular sailings from Venice to just about everywhere, especially for the ports of northern Europe and the Black Sea.
The 'Albergarie' grew up in order to accommodate the travellers to and from Venice's shores, amongst them the hotel then known as the 'Albergaria Al Gallo'.

A famous travel guide of 1495 recorded the Al Gallo as one of the best guesthouses in Venice at that time. It was here that Ambassadors, Nobles and the Courtiers to the King would stay, along with Heads of Government, when visiting the Republic of Venice.

The Al Gallo you find today is a newly renovated family guesthouse , the decor in typically Venetian style; perfect for a quiet and long-planned vacation, equipped with all the comforts.
The rooms are spacious and each has bathroom, colour tv, hair dryer, telephone, safe, air conditioning, and minibar.

The Basile Family and in particoular Serena and Alessandro will be at your disposal to give you all the information that you need to visit Venice the Venetian way...
We are conveniently located near the bus terminals and the railway station.
Venice Marco Polo airport is about 20 min.away.

You must check in before 20.00.

We can accord an arrival later but for NOT less than 3 nights and in every case you MUST agree with the reception.

POLICY CANCELLATION: our policy cancellation is 3 days before the arrival day and we cash the total stay.

If you book for a '5 beds room' , if we can, will be a possibility to have a very nice and big apartments that consist of: corridor, bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and a big bathroom.
For the FLAT the minimum stay will be not less than 3 nights.


Location and Contact


• We are conveniently located near the bus terminals and the railway station. Venice Marco Polo airport is about 20 min.away.
• FROM THE AIRPORT: you have the bus(no water bus!)that come directely to
• Venezia Piazzale Roma and from there 5 minutes on foot following the map that you see on the website.
• If you decide to catch a taxi-cab(no water taxi)from the airport,it's easy also to find someone that share with you, the price is about Euro 19 to Venice Piazzale Roma.
• FROM THE RAIL-WAY STATION SANTA LUCIA: you must come to Hotel walking, it will takes about 10 minutes following the map.



Address: Santa Croce 88, Calle del Forno, Venice (Venezia), Veneto, Italy

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Website Hotel Al Gallo Venice (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +39 041-523 67 61
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Facilities and Amenities




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Air Conditioning

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Lounge Area

Curfew: No Curfew


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