Venice is one of the hottest places in Italy to visit. Alas, that also makes it one of the most expensive ones to boot. But nonetheless, you don’t have to break the bank traveling to Venice, where the accommodation can be outrageously expensive. We’re here to bring you some potentially budget options for you to stay in as a traveller on the cheap so you can comfortably roam Venice without fear of running out of cash.
Literally just outside Rialto Bridge, Pensione Guerrato is ridiculously convenient to get around Venice and offers classically furnished rooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms, as well as apartments set within a 15-minute walk from the main building. St Mark’s Square is less than a 10-minute walk away, and there’s a kind of rustic charm about the apartment in a 13th-century building, with 24 hour reception and free Wifi in public areas.
The Locanda Silva is a small, cosy hotel managed by the wonderful Perut family and located right in the heart of Venice, near Saint Mark’s Square. If you wake up in the morning, you can just skip on over and find yourself right in the city centre! All rooms are air-conditioned, and there’s a wonderful sense of history in this old building, where there are visible wooden beams on the ceiling and in the breakfast room and lounge. Either way, it’s perfect for people interested in exploring, or simply seeing the main sights of the city, convenient and full of tasty food on every corner.
Casa Sant'Andrea is a former monastery that was renovated and underwent quite the transformation, now looking rather much like a Venetian Palace. It overlooks Santa Chiara canal, close to Piazzale Roma, and you can walk right over to Santa Lucia Train Station to use the nearby water-bus stop to visit the rest of Venice. Rooms here are perfectly functional and very comfortable, with a couple of en suites amongst the shared bathrooms. There’s also a shared lounge area where a TV is a available to relax at and chat with other guests.
We Crociferi has a bar and a 24 hour reception, and mostly features dormitories, but also has a few private rooms and apartments right in central Venice. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk away from St Mark’s Square, and all units are air conditioned, with both private and shared bathrooms. Simple and functional, We Crociferi is perfect for tourists interested in catching local scenery and admiring the sights of Venice.
Just a stone’s throw away from the Gallerie dell’Accademia Museum, Casa Accademia offers a perfect accommodation in Venice for art and culture lovers and lovers of the city. The property features a terrace and shared lounge for relaxation once you’re done with your day, and all the rooms have marbled floors; simple in furnishings but fully equipped with all your basic amenities, including a wardrobe, work desk and private bathroom with a shower. There’s even free luggage storage, and the all important free Wifi in public areas. All it takes is a 15 minute walk to get to St. Mark’s Square, so it’s pretty convenient for getting around to central Venice too!
Set in the Cannaregio district, Hotel Leonardo is just an 8-minute walk from Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station, while the Jewish Ghetto and San Marcuola Vaporetto Stop is literally a stone’s throw away. Although the rooms are simple in furnishings, some of the rooms do include a private bathroom equipped with hairdryer and toiletries. The entire Cannaregio district in fact is perfect for travellers interested in scenery, walking and photography.
Stay in the heart of Venice without breaking the bank! The Academy is a simple bed and breakfast located just off Palazzo Grassi and the Rialto bridge. A hostel, it offers spacious accommodation with free Wi-Fi, and the famous Saint Mark’s Square is just 2 water-bus stops away. Each guest room at The Academy features tiled floors, a fan, and central heating. There’s also a communal living room to hang out and a storage room for your convenience. Over at the dining area, there’s even a fridge, microwave, electric kettle and kitchenware. Perfect and friendly (wallet friendly too) for any traveller!
Address: Calle Corner Sestiere San Marco 3389
Free breakfast is provided with every room, and for a change of pace, Il Lato Azzuro is located just 3 minute’s walk away from the beach! Although not precisely on Venice itself, it’s actually on the island of St. Erasmo, but it does offer up a private garden with spectacular views of Venice Lagoon. All have free Wifi and a private bathroom, and if you do want to get to Murano or Venice, a water bus stop (10 minutes away) will take you there within 30 minutes, while there are free bikes that can be used to travel around.
Simply furnished and functional, this is a good place to stay away from the tourist centre and good value for money, especially if you come in groups. Not to mention, the restaurant is open for dinner and serves a la carte Venetian dishes too!
The Venice dream on a budget
You don’t have to break the bank or your wallet when traveling to Venice, even if it is one of the more expensive Italian cities to visit. Check out these options and live comfortably within your means when traveling through these ferrytastic, gondola ridden canals and free money from your mind as a budget traveller!
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