Where to Stay in Venice and Mestre
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ABOVE: The living room of
a vacation apartment in
Alternatives to hotels
Religious hostels. For information about
religious hostels that offer low-cost rooms and dormitory beds to visitors,
request a printed list of
at the Venice Tourist Office. The headquarters office is in a white building on
the San Marco waterfront (near the main San Marco vaporetto stop). You'll also
find smaller branches in the railroad station, on the Piazzale Roma, and in the
passage at the narrow end of the Piazza San Marco.
Youth hostel. The Ostello della Gioventù
Venezia is located on Giudecca, several minutes by water bus from Venice's
main attractions. The view is great and the prices are reasonable, but the
hostel is jammed in summer--and the short vaporetto ride across the
Giudecca Canal isn't cheap. (Read our
Venice Youth Hostel article, which includes boat directions.)
for links, or visit the tourist office for a current list of campgrounds.
Unfortunately, most camping around Venice is in the suburbs. The best location
is on the Lido at San Nicolò, but you'll need an international camping card or a
Rolling Venice card to stay there.
An apartment. If you're staying in Venice for
more than several days, you can rent anything from a sleeping room to a palazzo.
The price for an attractively-furnished apartment is comparable to what you'd
pay for a double room in a three-star hotel. See our
Venice Vacation Apartments article for help in deciding whether a rental is
right for you, and go to our Venice
Apartments/Self-Catering page for listings of specific properties.
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