3 Best Hostels in Venice, Italy
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Come on then, let’s dive in and discover the 3 best hostels in Venice. After all, you must be in the stages of planning if you’ve landed on this page.

Venice is awesome. Where else in the world can you ride in a gondola and walk the streets of a floating city?!

Your Shortcut:

  1. Combo Venezia – perfect for digital nomads, families and couples
  2. Anda Venice Hostel – top pick for female solo travellers
  3. Generator Hostel Venice – great for couples

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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.

For the lovers of 5 star hostels, we have a real treat for you. Our only 5 star hostel in Venice is Combo Hostel and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

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.

Want even more details on hotels and apartments in Venice? Read this detailed guide on where to stay in Venice for first-time visitors.

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.

Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

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 Venice; no doubt!

Venice Tourist Tax: Be aware that not all hostels include tpaax 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 reading:

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:

  1. Combo Venezi – perfect for digital nomads, families and couples
  2. Anda Venice Hostel – top pick for female solo travellers
  3. 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!

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Combo Hostel
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Anda Venice
🥳 Party Hostel:Generator Hostel Venice
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Combo Hostel
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Combo Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Combo Hostel
🧘 Cozy Hostel: ao Hostel Venezia Mestre

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  Venice. This is the best hostel Venice has to offer!

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.

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Book Combo Venezia here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Official Website | Booking.com | Hostelworld | Full Review

Best Hostels in Venice: We Crociferi is for sure the ONLY 5 Star Hostel

Stepping in COMBO Hostel in Venice

Coolest Hostels in Venice: We Crociferi is a romantic Hostel you will LOVE

Aside from the beauty of the building, you can enjoy:

  • Communal kitchen
  • Decent library
  • Study hall – great for students and digital nomads
  • Auditorium

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
Book Combo Venezia here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Official Website | Booking.com | Hostelworld | Full Review

Orange Trees in a former cloister; a perfect setting for staying in Venice as a backpacker

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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?

Book Anda Venice Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Anda Venice one of the best hostels in Venice, Italy

Anda Venice one of the best hostels in Venice, Italy

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 California is in a prime location, just minutes from the Mestre 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:

  • Groups
  • Female Solo Travellers
Book Anda Venice Hostel here

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Anda Venice one of the best hostels in Venice, Italy

Anda Venice one of the best hostels in Venice, Italy

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.

Read: Generator Hostels – a complete guide

Book Generator Hostel Venice here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Generator Venice one of the best hostels in Venice, Italy

Generator Venice one of the best hostels in Venice, Italy

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 Backpackers Venice 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:

  • Couples
  • Friends
Book Generator Hostel Venice here

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Generator Venice one of the best hostels in Venice, Italy

Best Hostels in Venice for Solo Travellers

If you’re heading to Venice solo then you’re about to discover some great hostels  in Venice Italy designed with the solo traveller in mind.

As already mentioned we recommend:

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 haave 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.

Book The Silk Road here

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The Silk Road one of the best hostels in Venice for Solo Travellers

Best Party Hostel in Venice?

Right then, party hostel lovers it’s time to put the spot light on you. So, we are giving you party hostel Venice Italy has to offer.

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.

Book Generator Hostel Venice here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

#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.

Generator Venice one of the best hostels in Venice, Italy

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:

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of where to stay in Venice cheap
  2. 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 Venice Italy hostels 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!

Best Hostels in Venice: COMBO Hostel is for sure the ONLY 5 Star Hostel

More Venice Hostels worth a mention

If you are still looking fore more options where to stay in Venice Italy, here’s more!

  • Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre
  • ao Hostel Venezia Mestre
  • Il Veliero Romantico

Hostels are indeed the best option compared to Venice hotels because they are more affordable.

If you are not into hostels Madrid, have a look at best hotels in Venice Italy but we promise you hostel is worth a try!

Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

Update: Sorry readers, this hostel permanently closed its doors in 2020.

Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre is a Venice youth hostel. They have a bar that they call womBar that serves affordable drinks, cocktails, snacks and offers happy hours and regular events.

The room and all the facilities are new and clean. There iss a nice kitchen where you can cook.

This is great for solo travellers and couples.

Hostel Highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Bar

Location: Located in Mestre, 2.1 km from M9 Museum. Ferretto Square is 2.8 km from the Wombat’s Venice accommodation, while IUSVE Mestre is 4.1 km away. The nearest airport is Venice Marco Polo Airport, 17 km from wombat’s CITY HOSTEL Venice Mestre.

wombat's CITY HOSTEL Venice Mestre

ao Hostel Venezia Mestre

Another one, we are adding on the list is ao Hostel Venezia Mestre.

The rooms are clean, modern and cosy and there’s also air conditioning for the warmer months! They have private rooms and dorm rooms. The biggest is 8 bed dorm.

Hostel Highlights:

  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pets allowed
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar

Location: ao Hostel  is located in Mestre. From the train station nearby, guests at the a&o Hotel Venezia Mestre can reach Venice, a 10-minute train ride away. Venice Marco Polo Airport is 8 km from the property.

Book ao Hostel Venezia Mestre here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

AO Hostel Venezia Mestre

Il Veliero Romantico

Venice is a classy city and we feel Il Veliero Romantico reflects that.

It is extremely secure and you even get your own locker and key for your valuables. It was spotless.

They have more private rooms than dorm rooms so this is great for couples and families.

Hostel Highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  •  Family rooms
  •  Non-smoking rooms
  •  Lift
  •  Heating

Location: Il Veliero Romantico offers accommodation in the Santa Croce district in Venice, within 2 km of St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, and a 20-minute walk from Rialto Bridge. The Piazzale Roma Vaporetto Waterbus Station is a 6-minute walk from the property.

Book Il Veliero Romantico here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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:

  1. A great restaurant to eat admiring S.XVII painting
  2. A bar with a lively atmosphere to taste an Italian Aperitivo with locals (like in our short travel story)
  3. Hang out with Casanova at the oldest Osteria in Venice
  4. A cheap bar to taste awesome Cicchetti (Italian finger food)
  5. A traditional family-run restaurant with delicious seafood
  6. A game to discover the city and his many faces!

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Piazza San Marco in Venice - sitting down, but no picnic at least at night

All Top Hostels put on a map + 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:

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Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best places to stay in Venice Italy?

There are a lot of hostels Venice has to offer but you can find the best Venice hostels in this article! Venice hostels best!

1. Combo Venezia – perfect for digital nomads, families and couples
2. Anda Venice Hostel – top pick for female solo travellers
3. Generator Hostel Venice – great for couples

What is Venice best known for?

Venice is one of the best city in Spain. It is known for a lot of things but we have listed the top sights to visit for you..

- Saint Mark’s Basilica
- Doge’s Palace
- Burano
- Rialto Bridge
- Bridge of Sighs
- San Marco
- Saint Mark’s Campanile
- Gallerie dell’Accademia
- The Phoenix Theatre

How much are hostels in Venice?

According to Hostelworld.com, a hostel in Venice costs $15 per night.

Prices may vary depending on season.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

If you are looking for the best place to stay in Venice Italy, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels Venice has to offer.

Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld.

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.

Get Lost

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.

Read: 22 Restaurants and Tricks to Venice on a budget

Ice cream in Venice

Flights to Venice?

There are actually two airports in Venice:

  1. Marco Polo Airport – international and 8km from Venice city
  2. Treviso Airport – popular for Ryanair flights and 14km from Venice city

The best way to reach Venice from either airport is by Express Bus. Book tickets for Treviso Airport and Marco Polo here.

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 Skyscanner, Omio.com and 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.

We also recommend flying with Qatar Airways. If you’d like more information about this company, including pros, cons and first-hand experience, read our full review of Qatar Airways.

We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.

Our Step-by-Step Guide to Skyscanner

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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, check out:

Find here our huge guide to best hostels in Italy with map.

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Finding peace at Piazza San Marco

Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Venice guide.

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 will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

Safe travels,
The Hostelgeeks

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