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 enjoyed our time here, it was even better than we expected!
We stayed at COMBO Venezia (here is our full review of COMBO Hostel), and had an amazing time.
Brand new: complete guide to the best hostels in Venice Italy.
We have to confess: we from Hostelgeeks are no experts of the city.
Luckily, we have friends living here.
They introduced us the hidden Venice during our stay. And we are proud to share with you this our secret travel tips for Venice – by friends for friends – to make sure that you will love the city as much as we do.
You can get those for free as well – highly recommended to travel off the beaten path.
Update: Wanna eat out in Venice? Here are 22 restaurants to your question where to eat in Venice on a budget.
Discover the Hidden Venice:
If you are bored by regular tourist guides, this is for you!
This guide will show you the local side of Venice.
Alright then, excited to discover the Hidden Venice?
Just type in your name and email, we will then send you the Geeky Guide Venice via email straight away!
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
- 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!
We even added 6 smart, basic recommendations to Venice.
Because Venice is such a touristic city, that it can be disappointing if you fall in its tourist traps.
Another highlight is Venice through Hemingway’s eyes, a guide with a different angle to look at the city.
5 Star Hostel in Venice?
We reviewed the COMBO Venice, and it is the only 5 Star Hostel in town.
A former monastery and hidden museum. The rooms even come with a canal view.
Check out our full review of COMBO Hostel here.
Here’s our detailed guide comparing the 3 best hostels in Venice Italy.
And if you are a frequent traveler staying at Hostels, the full guide to European Hostels is a must-read.
Traveling around Italy? Check out:
- Best hostels in Rome
- Best hostels in Florence
- our 5 Star Hostel in Bologna, We Bologna
- Backpacker guide to best hostels in Italy put on a map
Who showed us the hidden Venice?
We have good friends living in Venice.
They know Venice over all the bridges around! During our stay in Venice, we had the chance to explore the city and surroundings thanks to their recommendations.
And we are keen to share them with you!
No boring museums, or overrated tourist bars.
Just exploring the city as locals do. And discovering the hidden Venice!
Known as the floating city, Venice is actually the city of Refugees!
As the original population of Venice consisted of refugees from Roman cities. The city of Venice is a major tourist destination, thousand of visitors go to Venice every day, all year long!
But, you can always find a quiet hidden place to chill and relax.
Keep calm, get lost, and discover the hidden Venice – with our 5+1 recommendations, you will love this city as much as we do.
Hostel 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