Venice is awesome. Where else in the world can you ride in a gondola and walk the streets of a floating city?!
This romantic destination is ideal for soppy couples and history-loving solo travellers.
We, the Hostelgeeks, have explored Venice a few times. Have a look at our top tips and restaurant tricks further down.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
- you want an EPIC hostel here in Venice
We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Venice.
In the guide we cover:
- 3 Best Hostels in Venice
- Best Hostels for Solo Travellers
- Best Party Hostels
- Hostel Location in Venice (Must Read!)
- Our best 6 Tips for hidden Venice
- Promo Codes
- City Map of hostels + sights
- Venice Flights
Quick Introduction to Venice Hostels
Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 15€ up to 35€ per night. A private room in a hostel in Venice starts from 60€ up to 150€ per night.
This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays.
Hostel Location: In this guide we give you 3 fantastic places for where to stay in Venice on a budget. However, all three Venice hostels have different locations. The absolute best location has Combo Hostel; no doubt!
Venice Tourist Tax: Be aware that not all hostels include tax in the room price. Combo Venezia, for example, adds on 2€ pp per night. Be in the know and check your chosen hostels terms before arrival.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- How to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
3 Best Hostels in Venice, Italy
Camera at the ready and stomach rumbling for pizza; let’s check out the coolest hostels in Venice.
In the article you will find detailed information about each hostel to make your planning easier.
Here’s a quick overview of the chosen Venice hostels:
- Combo Venezia (former We_Crociferi) – perfect for digital nomads, families and couples
- Anda Venice Hostel – top pick for female solo travellers
- Generator Hostel Venice – great for couples
UPDATE: WE Crociferi is now Combo Venezia. It is still the same hostel with same location and great vibes! Our #1 choice where we always stay!
1. Combo Hostel (5 Star Hostel)
To kick start we have this awesome 5 star hostel housed in a renovated 12-century convent: Combo Hostel in Venice.
Remember, Combo Venezia is the former hostel We Crociferi. This is exactly the same hostel, just a new name!
Read: Check our full review of Combo Venezia
The rooms here are modern and functional, with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. Some rooms even have a small kitchen and living areas!
There are in fact 255 beds to choose from! With a range of shared dorms, twin rooms and studio apartments, we doubt you’ll need to look elsewhere.
Good to know: COMBO Hostel offers the cheapest rates on their official website. Be smart, book there!
Quick favor: Say hello from Hostelgeeks when you stay here, they are friends of us 🙂
Aside from the beauty of the building, you can enjoy:
- Communal kitchen
- Decent library
- Study hall – great for students and digital nomads
If you’re hungry, head to the Caffe ai Crociferi at the atmospheric cloister. Yummy breakfast, lunch and drinks are sold here.
Other little perks include 24/7 reception and included bedding, towels and toiletries.
Not to mention the many cool weekly events including live concerts and art exhibitions. A great way to mingle!
Combo Venezia is located in the Cannaregio district, just 15-minutes from St Mark’s Square and around the corner from the district’s nightlife.
We recommend Combo as the best hostel in Venice for:
- Digital nomads
- Solo Travellers
Very Smart: Again, Combo Hostel is cheaper when booking on the official website.
You can save 10% on all types of beds and rooms at Combo Hostel. Sweet deal right?! Please say HELLO from Hostelgeeks when booking with them 🙂
2. Anda Venice Hostel (modern, spacious + social)
Landing firmly at the #2 spot is the beautiful design hostel Anda Venice.
There’s a lot to explore here over 8 floors and 119 rooms.. all with their own private bathroom!
No doubt then that this is a super duper choice for solo travellers looking to mingle. In fact, female solo travellers will also be happy here, especially with the female dorms.
Read: Overview of hostel room types – what are the Differences?
It’s important we mention the array of bright and spacious social spaces on offer here:
- Large communal kitchen
- Design bar
- Indoor seating areas w/ hanging plants
- External patios
Note: under 16s are not accepted here, with or without an adult. But you can bring a small pet with you!
Anda Venice hostel is in a prime location, just minutes from the train station. You can be in the heart of Venice in 10 minutes to enjoy fine attractions such as the Piazza San Marco.
Anda Venice is the best hostel in Venice for:
- Female Solo Travellers
3. Generator Hostel Venice (fancy yet budget accommodation)
The interior at Generator Hostel Venice is so gorgeous and modern that it’s easy to forget you’re travelling on a budget.
We’re talking chandeliers and stone fireplaces!
Originally a warehouse, this hostel stands on the waterfront of the Giudecca Island one short stop on the Vapporetto from Piazza San Marco.
The sky suite is luxurious, affordable and some of the best rooms to stay in. And yes, you can see the stars from your bed.
Private rooms are available here at Generator Hostels. Shared dorms are also available from 5-16 beds, female dorm included.
Kick start your day with a buffet breakfast (for a small extra fee) and barista-style coffee in an over-sized armchair.
When the moon comes out, head to the bar for happy hour and sample some social beers or signature cocktails. Heck, you may as well grab some dinner whilst you’re at it.
The staff here knows their stuff and will gladly answer your travel questions. They love to go the extra mile.
Generator Hostel Venice is the best hostel in Venice for:
Best Hostels in Venice for Solo Travellers
If you’re heading to Venice solo then you’re about to discover some great hostels designed with the solo traveller in mind.
As already mentioned we recommend:
- Best Hostel in Venice for Solo Travellers: Combo Venezia
- Coolest Hostel for Female Solo Travellers: Anda Venice Hostel
Are you eager for one more option? Well sure, we’re one step ahead of you.
If you prefer a bit of space and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere we suggest staying at The Silk Road hostel.
The shared dorms have just 4 beds, all of which are single – say goodbye to bunk-beds! There’s also a 2-bed female dorm option.
As you wander round you’ll question whether you stumbled upon someone’s home thanks to the cosy spaces and decor.
It’s the staff that really stand out at The Silk Road as caring and welcoming.
Best Party Hostel in Venice?
Right then, party hostel lovers it’s time to put the spot light on you.
Although not technically named a party hostel, we have to recommend Generator Hostel Venice as the best place for a party atmosphere.
The bar is lively, friendly and un-missable.
Head here to enjoy ample chill out spaces, a game or two of pool and delicious, affordable drinks. Don’t miss the everyday Happy Hour!
There is also a dedicated event space so be sure to ask the staff about what’s on when you’re around.
#2 on the best party hostels in Venice you find once again Combo Hostel.
We hostel team loves to host fun events in their huge former monastery. Keep an eye on the events of Combo Venezia. You can join some of the events even when you are not staying here.
Cheap Lodging in Venice
It can be tempting to opt for the cheap places to stay in and only look for a Venice cheap stay.
Keep in mind a bad location – or seemingly cheap areas to stay in – are often away from the city centre and top sights.
Yet, if you are set on finding cheap places to stay in Venice it’s possible.
There are of course cheap hostels in Venice. Here’s how to find them:
- Open Hostelworld with full list of where to stay in Venice cheap
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Hostels Location (please read!)
By now we shared with you our recommended where to stay in Venice on a budget. You see, there is some serious cool options.
If you happened to search for ‘places to stay in Venice cheap’, you’re sorted!
However, please give this next part a read. It is important for you to understand the location of all the different hostels.
First of all: Main Venice is basically an island, divided by its canals and connected by thousands of tiny bridges.
If you want to go to the mainland Italy, you can take a quick train. You can also take a boat bus over to other islands.
The most important part: All 3 hostels in Venice are located in three different locations:
- Main Island: Combo Venezia (former We Crociferi)
- Giudecca Island: Generator Hostel
- Main Land: Anda Venice
Please refer to the map below to see details.
While we think ALL three hostels here are seriously cool, our absolute favorite for location is Combo Hostel.
Simple: You can go out at night and just walk back. With Generator Hostel you will need to take a bus boat and check the schedule. Same goes for Anda Venice.
Again, both are fantastic hostels. Yet, we think the location of Combo Venezia is more practical.
Good to know: Combo Hostel is also the only hostel with Canal Views!
Any Discounts or Promo Codes?
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Venice. So for now you can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.
We also do have a 35€ discount for Airbnb here.
Here you’ll find places up there with comfort and design of affordable hotels in Lisbon.
Forget searching for ‘Venice hotel cheap’ (and boring); Airbnb is a hostel hotel hybrid.
6 Tips for a Hidden Venice
Let us guess: You are TIRED of all those tourist tips you found all over the web?
Welcome to your solution, and to the hidden Venice!
Here we share our best 5+1 tips to discover the hidden Venice – outside the tourist box. Sounds good? Even better: It is for free. You can download the guide right to your inbox.
We show you following 5+1 local secrets:
- A great restaurant to eat admiring S.XVII painting
- A bar with a lively atmosphere to taste an Italian Aperitivo with locals (like in our short travel story)
- Hang out with Casanova at the oldest Osteria in Venice
- A cheap bar to taste awesome Cicchetti (Italian finger food)
- A traditional family-run restaurant with delicious seafood
- A game to discover the city and his many faces!
Fill out of the box below and we’ll send the Geeky Guide Venice straight to your inbox!
Map of Venice Hostels + TOP Sights
Right then, time to pinpoint all of our best Venice hostels on a map.
We’ve gone one step further and included the following top sights of Venice:
- Saint Mark’s Basilica
- Doge’s Palace
- Rialto Bridge
- Bridge of Sighs
- San Marco
- Saint Mark’s Campanile
- Gallerie dell’Accademia
- The Phoenix Theatre
Looking for awesome things to do in Venice? We found these options just for you:
- Boat trip to Murano, Torcello + Burano islands
- Visit the La Fenice Opera House
- Explore the Peggy Guggenheim Museum
- Shared Gondola Ride along the Grand Canal
- Skip-the-line at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
Tips for Exploring Venice
We’ve explored Venice and had a great time. Here are a few ideas to help you make the best of your time in this beautiful romantic destination.
No, no we don’t mean clicking the X button of this article. We’re not quite finished yet!
What we mean is; get lost in Venice. Don’t be afraid to walk down that alleyway no one else is going down and don’t fear getting lost.
Venice is unique because it’s basically a maze and you’ll no doubt go round in circles once or twice.
Top tip: There is no need to grab a map from the tourist information centre. The map costs a few EURs anyways.
However, make sure you know when the bus, train or boat is leaving.
Have fun and only use a map when absolutely necessary, such as when you’re running late for the bus!
Be Price Aware
It’s no secret that Venice is a tourist hotspot. With tourism comes high prices, especially with sought after goodies such as pizza and gelato.
If you’re travelling on a budget it’s worth spending that extra time to locate a fairly-priced restaurant.
Honestly, it’s impossible to find bad pizza in Italy, but it is possible to spend a fortune if you’re not careful.
Swap a quiet alleyway restaurant for the popular one in Piazza San Marco, for instance.
Even better: pack a lunch for the day, treat yourself to an ice-cream on the islands and head out for dinner on the mainland to avoid crowds and high prices.
Flights to Venice
There are actually two airports in Venice:
- Marco Polo Airport – international and 8km from Venice city
- Treviso Airport – popular for Ryanair flights and 14km from Venice city
Good to know: Every time we visited Venice we actually took a flight to Bologna. It is a cheap airport hub. From here you can stay 1 night in Bologna and then take a quick train to Venice or even Florence.
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Europe including Venice and London.
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Italy and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
More Epic Hostels in Italy
By now we hope you’ve have found your coolest hostel in Venice, Italy! We should have answered your question on where to stay in Venice on a budget.
You know what, we have written even more Italian guides for you.
We at Hostelgeeks are here to help you to stay in safe and epic hostels around the world. Check out the finest hostels in the world, the 5 Star Hostels.
For more cool hostel guides around Italy, check out:
- 3 Best Hostels in Florence
- 3 Coolest Hostels in Milan
- 3 Best Hostels in Rome
- We_Bologna Hostel in Bologna
- The Hostello in Verona
Find here our huge guide to best hostels in Italy with map.
Find all our hostel guides around the world here.
Over to you
So there you have it; our handpicked hostels, including budget accommodation in Venice, brought to you in one big, helpful article. Are you impressed? We sincerely hope so.
Are you left with any questions, doubts?
Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Venice hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.
Your question(s) will help me to understand what I have missed to mention. You will have your questions answered and help me and your fellow travellers by improving this article further.
Therefore, do not be shy, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!
Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries