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accommodation in venice question help please

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1. Posted by wildkat984 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

looking up accommodation for us to stay at in venice - dont want to spend too much.. we will be flying in from paris and arrive in venice treviso airport at 8:20.. there is a shuttle that gets us to venice mestre that apparently runs in conjunction with the ryanair flights so i was thinking maybe we should just stay at venice mestre so we dont have too far to go that first night.. and apparently mestre is only like ten minutes from the city centre anyway

i am thinking of booking this place
http://www.hostelbookers.com/booking/index.cfm?hostel=4854&fuseaction=hosteldetails

but then i get nervous about whether it will be easy to find and close to public transport..
eeek

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 11, 2008, at 10:38 PM by wildkat984 ]

2. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 8y

Are you looking only to rent double rooms? If not, there are very few hostels in Venice, as most accomodations are found in B & Bs, hotels and apartments. Most people who can't afford these stay @ campsites (There are a few of them) and cheaper places outside the lagoon in Mestre (and beyond). I don't recommend the campsites. I mean, it was manageable but after spending a day in the stunning confines of Venice, leaving to come home to a campsite is kind of a letdown. Maybe it's just me. (Although I paid a little extra to stay in a room w/terrible bed). On my first night in Venice, I found and stayed @ Residenza Santa Croce (I wanted to extend, but it was already booked up, hence my stay at a campsite). If you don't mind having 4 other roomates, it'll cost basically the same as the B & B you're looking at now. What I love most is that it's located RIGHT on the Grand Canal. From the room, there's a view down to the Canal. The train & bus station is literally a 3 minute walk away and there's a COOP grocery store across the canal right next to the station and cheap food within 2 minutes of walking down the canal. There are vaporetto stops in front of COOP. To me it's the perfect spot to be in.

http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/ResidenzaSantaCroce-Venice-10203

Check it out, it also helped that I had a wonderful time with the roomates there. We even had a nice, intimate dinner with our legs hanging over the canal waters. It just so happened that I spent most of my time in Venice with the people @ the hostel during my duration at Camp Jolly Querce. This is just a personal story though! Maybe it'll help

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2008, at 1:17 AM by NantesFC ]

3. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 8y

Are you looking only to rent double rooms? If not, there are very few hostels in Venice, as most accomodations are found in B & Bs, hotels and apartments. Most people who can't afford these stay @ campsites (There are a few of them) and cheaper places outside the lagoon in Mestre (and beyond). I don't recommend the campsites. I mean, it was manageable but after spending a day in the stunning confines of Venice, leaving to come home to a campsite is kind of a letdown. Maybe it's just me. (Although I payed a little extra to stay in a room w/terrible bed). On my first night I found and stayed @ Residenza Santa Croce (I wanted to extend, but it was already booked up, hence my stay at a campsite). If you don't mind having 4 other roomates, it'll cost basically the same as the B & B you're looking at now. What I love most is that it's located RIGHT on the Grand Canal. From the room, there's a view down to the Canal. The train & bus station is literally a 3 minute walk away and there's a COOP grocery store across the canal right next to the station and cheap food within 2 minutes of walking down the canal. There are vaporetto stops in front of COOP. To me it's the perfect spot to be in.

http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/ResidenzaSantaCroce-Venice-10203

Check it out, it also helped that I had a wonderful time with the roomates there. We even had a nice, intimate dinner with our legs hanging over the canal waters. I so happens that even while I was at the campsite, I spent most of my time with the people back @ the hostel. This is just a personal story though! Maybe it'll help