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Cheap accomodation in Venice?

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1. Posted by TomK (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am heading off to Venice for 3 nights next week and am hoping it is possible to find some cheap'ish accomodation? Has anyone got any places to reccomend or places to avoid?


[ Edit: Edited at May 28, 2006 1:19 PM by TomK ]

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Well, if you want it cheap, stay in Mestre. Venice is nothing but a tourist trap when it comes to decent hotels/hostels, you pay double just for the honour of having slept in Venice.

Mestre is just 30 minutes by train.

3. Posted by TomK (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks! Do you have any idea of the cost of the train from mestre into Venice? Also what is the service like for times etc?

[ Edit: Edited at May 29, 2006 7:55 AM by TomK ]

4. Posted by sarahd (Budding Member 96 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


We recently stayed in BB Al Soar booked in Hostelworld. it was clean and cheap by Venice standards and there's a great pub/bar round the corner. I think we paid about 260 Euros for three nights, there was cheaper available but I tend to up the budget a bit for a good review.

You may have gone already but there is something about wandering around in Venice afer all the day trippers have gone.


5. Posted by Anca (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Actually, the train from Mestre to Venezia Santa Lucia (the "real Venice") is only 12 minutes. People do it all the time as a commute. You can check out the Italian train website:

If I had to guess (I was there a long time ago), it would be max 10Euros.

Have fun and don't forget to visit the island of Murano, where all the famous mouth-blown glass comes from.

6. Posted by Rish_n_Ben (Full Member 32 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I found the HI hostel on Giudecca in Venice terrible, so I wouldnt reccomend there, although it did have a fantasic view right from my bed of Santa Maria Della Salute. But I would defiantly reccomend staying somewhere in Venice, taking a vaporetto down the grand canal with just the locals at 11pm at night was something that made my experience there.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

We just stayed in an absolutely fantastic apartment called Ca'Maria, near the San Marcuola vaporetti stop. It was beautiful, brand new, filled with everything imaginable that you could possibly need (the electrical sockets fit European as well as North American plugs). They even stocked the fridge with water, beer, a bottle of aste, and some coolers - plus whatever we'd need for breakfast. The owner met us and showed us around, and was extremely helpful (and cute!). It was about 100 Euro a day for two, which is pretty decent for Venice. Best place we stayed the whole trip, hands down.

8. Posted by PLUSCREW (Budding Member 28 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hi there,

Venice is great during the day to explore, all those bridges and narrow streets, but if you want to stretch the dollar a bit further you can try Camping Village Alba D'Oro, which you can book through this site, with beds from €12.50 per person per night. they have cabins, private twins and shared accom, plus some other cool stuff like a bar, DJ, swimming pool, restaurant and a regular shuttle bus into town. loads of backpackers stay there so you're bound to make some new friends.