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Live Like A Venetian: Top 20 Airbnb In Venice

Verena
Updated Jun 09, 2016

Even though Venice is a dream vacation for many, the cost of a trip there is less than ideal. Everything, from the food and transportation to hotels, is expensive. This is where Airbnb comes in handy. With the increasing prominence of Airbnb properties, it is easy to find accommodation for a fraction of a hotel’s price. And Venice is no exception.

As a major tourist destination, Venice has countless Airbnb rentals spread out all over the island. Not only do you get the benefits of lower cost, but you also get the full experience of living like a local Venetian. But it is important to note that most Airbnbs listed below do not include Venice’s tourist tax of 1.50 EUR (1.70 USD) per person per night for up to 5 nights (no tax from 6th night). The hosts will most likely ask for this fee to be paid in cash at check-in. Some of the apartments listed below are rare finds (i.e. it they usually booked), so if there is one you like available on the dates you plan to visit, book it as soon as possible!

For 1 - 2 people

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1. Cozy Private Room in the Heart of Venice (From 111 USD)

"This place was very cute and traditional. We felt like we lived there. We met our fellow guests and it felt like they were friends. Breakfast was great too. Emiliano and Anna were great hosts." Reinier

This is a private room (i.e. not entire apartment) with breakfast provided every morning by the hosts. It is located in the heart of Venice, between St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge. While you will get the privacy of your own bedroom, you will have to share a bathroom with guests in the other bedroom. If you’re arriving extremely late, 24-hour check-in is available for an additional 25 EUR (27.80 USD) after 10:00 pm. With this Airbnb, you won’t have to worry about finding your way there, because the host will meet you at the waterbus stop.

Cozy Private Room in the Heart of Venice

Neighborhood: Cannaregio

Price: From 111 USD

Room Type: Private room

Number of Guests: 2

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2. Ca' dell'Arco sul Rio (From 113 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"The apartment was spacious, very clean in a quiet neighborhood but at walking distance to all the main attractions. And the view on the canal when you wake up in the morning was just amazing. Antonello was a very attentive host and took the time to show us everything in the apartment even if it was late in the evening. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back." Emilie

This is a 1-bedroom apartment renovated to Venetian style with modern influences. The window in the apartment faces a canal, where you can see gondolas ride by throughout the day. If you are unsure of what to do in Venice, the host will provide suggested itineraries and restaurants upon arrival, which will make your trip a lot easier and more relaxing. Even though check-in is not 24-hour, the host will be happy to meet you any time from 9:00 am - 2:00 am on your day of arrival.

Ca' dell'Arco sul Rio

Neighborhood: San Polo

Price: From 113 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 2

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3. B&B All'Antiquario- Room Battista (From 114 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"We had a wonderful stay at All'Antiquario. It was a fantastic location right near the vaporetta station, and we had a warm reception with some great hints on where to eat and visit. The room and bathroom were clean and had everything we needed." Kylie

A mesh between a bed-and-breakfast and an Airbnb, this listing is located on the 2nd floor of an ancient Venetian building, just steps away from the Grand Canal. Note that you do not get access to the entire apartment. It is a private room with a bathroom located just outside the room, perfect for 2 people. Boasting original furnishings from the Carrer family (antique Venetian dealers), you will be enlightened by Venice’s history and traditions, and truly feel like you have become a local. Breakfast is served daily between 8:00 am and 10:00 am in the lounge.

B&B All'Antiquario- Room Battista

Neighborhood: San Polo

Price: From 114 USD

Room Type: Private room

Number of Guests: 2

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4. St Mark's Square Apartment (From 115 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"Rachele is very hospital, helpful and friendly landlord. The apartment is newly renovated, small but cosy, 5 minutes to St. Marco and with a supermarket nearby. Everything is perfect!" Sergey

This listing allows you to have the entire studio apartment to yourself. A newly-renovated modern apartment located just 250 meters (830 feet) away from St Mark’s Square and 5 minutes away from Rialto Bridge, this Airbnb is perfect if you want to be close to the tourist attractions. Surrounded by restaurants and cafes, you won’t have to worry about any of your meals. There is even a nearby supermarket if you wish to pick up groceries to cook your own food back in the apartment. The host has listed the apartment as not being suitable for infants, so bear that in mind if you’re traveing with a young baby or toddler. 24-hour check-in is also available for a fee of 30 EUR (33.40 USD).

St Mark's Square Apartment

Neighborhood: San Marco

Price: From 115 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 2

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5. Nest of Love (Near Rialto Bridge) (From 126 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"Everything was completely fantastic. Paola, her sister, their mother, the neighborhood and the apartment. It was the perfect place to come home to. Thank you so much!" Joanne

This apartment is great for a small family. Even though the listing states that this apartment is for 2 people, the host will allow 2 adults and 1 child to stay. Apart from providing the basics (including tea and coffee), the apartment also includes a washing machine and a whirlpool shower cubicle in the bathroom. With a flexible check-in and check-out time, you won’t have to worry too much about your flight arriving or departing at odd hours. However, do note that there is an additional 21 USD charge per night after the first guest. With a 5-star average from 326 reviews, you can almost certainly assume that this listing is amazing!

Nest of Love (Near Rialto Bridge)

Neighborhood: San Polo

Price: From 126 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 2

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6. Venice Comfortable Apartment along the Grand Canal (From 136 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"The apartment is very clean and very comfortable. The location is ideal, just one minute walking from the vaporetto stop, with also a stop of the Alilaguna boat to the airport. And Giovanni is a very good host. Perfect!" Roel

This place is a cozy and modern apartment along the Grand Canal. Apart from the canal, all the other main points of interest (Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Square, Venezia Santa Lucia train station) are within a 15-minute walk away. It is also easily accessible with no stairs. Located just a few steps away from a vaporetto stop, it is extremely convenient in terms of its location. It is the ideal relaxing environment to come back to after a long day of exploring Venice.

Venice Comfortable Apartment along the Grand Canal

Neighborhood: San Polo

Price: From 136 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Residence Canal Grande - Venezia (From 172 USD)

"Corina was very welcoming and even let us check-in an hour earlier. She gave us great tips on where to eat and things to do around Venice. The appartment is great, very spacious and clean. It is ideally situated in Venice. We had a great stay and definetly recommend Corina's appartment." Camille

Located on the 4th floor, Residence Canal Grande provides excellent views of traditional Venetian canals. The apartment is not only spacious and clean, but also ideally located between the train station, St Mark’s Square, and Rialto Bridge. Spend some time on the private outdoor terrace, which is directly connected to the living room, for a relaxing vacation. You can even enjoy the stunning Venetian sunrise and sunsets right from the apartment.

Residence Canal Grande - Venezia

Neighborhood: San Polo

Price: From 172 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 2

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For 3 - 4 people

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8. Cozy, Quiet Apartment in City Center (From 108 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"Fantastic time in Venice. Cecilia was a perfect host. Apartment was clean, comfy and perfect location. Great communication from Cecilia helped us plan our weekend. Thank you!" Adam

This apartment strikes a good balance between its proximity to tourist sights and the serenity of the quiet street it’s located on. Round the corner from it is Calle della Mandola, one of the most famous shopping streets in Venice. There is much to explore in terms of shops and restaurants right in the area. The extra fee for a third guest is 46 USD per night. There is also a washing machine, dryer, and iron in the apartment if you need to do laundry during your stay there.

Cozy, Quiet Apartment in City Center

Neighborhood: San Marco

Price: From 108 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 3

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9. Zobenigo Apartment (Appartamento Zobenigo) (From 112 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"A cozy apartment close to the ferry station. The apartment was clean and had all the required amenities. I would recommend a stay here!" Spoorthi

A 1-bedroom apartment that sleeps 3 people, this listing is an inexpensive accommodation option given its proximity to St Mark’s Square. It encapsulates the notion of simplicity, and its minimal amenities are ideal for anyone who plans to spend little time in the apartment. There is an additional 17 USD per night charge after 2 guests, but despite that, this Airbnb is still at a lower cost than most hotels or apartments in the heart of Venice. The apartment is on the 3rd floor in a building with no elevator, so be prepared to climb stairs.

Zobenigo Apartment (Appartamento Zobenigo)

Neighborhood: San Marco

Price: From 112 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 3

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10. "The Small Home" (From 127 USD)

"Great location and very nice apartment. Irene was incredibly held and suggested great restaurants. A perfect stay and a perfect apartment in which to explore Venice!" Alex

Furnished with dark woods and brightened with soft lights, this modern sophisticated apartment provides a cozy feeling that will make you feel as though you are right at home. Just steps away from St Mark’s Plaza, Teatro La Fenice, and Rialto Bridge, it is housed on the site of an ancient Venetian palace in a quiet and safe neighborhood. It can sleep 3 people with one person in the living room, but there is an additional charge of 23 USD per night after 2 guests.

"The Small Home"

Neighborhood: San Marco

Price: From 127 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 3

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11. Ca' Rosa Delux - San Marco (From 137 USD)

"Fantastic time in Venice. Veronica was very helpful and made our stay a perfect experience sharing her tips about her city. The flat cannot be more central and is spacious and calm; a treat after long walks across Venice." Guillaume

Despite its central location, this apartment is on a fairly quiet street. It is located on the 3rd floor of the building, which is accessible by an elevator. There is only one bedroom, but extra beds can be put in the living room to sleep up to 4 people in the apartment. The fee for extra people over 2 guests is 17 USD per night. The huge full kitchen comes with a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, over, and toaster, everything you could possibly need to whip up a meal.

Ca' Rosa Delux - San Marco

Neighborhood: San Marco

Price: From 137 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 4

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12. Beautiful Apartment in Castello (From 171 USD)

"Andrea met us at the vaporetto stop and made our trip to the apartment into a short tour. The apartment was easy to find and as promised. Watching the gondolas in the morning was great!" Michele

A beautiful apartment located just 50 steps from St Mark’s Square, this Airbnb listing is ideal for a family. Right outside the window is “Doge’s Palace Canal” that the Bridge of Sighs crosses, so you will be able to see one of Venice’s most historical attractions without leaving the apartment. There is also a gondola stop right in front of the main door, which is convenient if you wish to ride a gondola during your trip. A welcome breakfast is provided for all guests to unwind in the morning and enjoy the beauty of Venice.

Beautiful Apartment in Castello

Neighborhood: Castello

Price: From 171 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 4

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13. Luxury Apartment near St Mark's Square (From 172 USD)

"This place is beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. Central location and beautiful place. The Nespresso machine was very nice." Chris

With 1 king-sized bed and 2 single beds all in one bedroom, this luxury apartment is perfect if you are traveling with several friends. You can have a sleepover every night not just in the same apartment, but in the same room. It blends traditional and modern features with its ancient architecture and high-end comforts. The apartment overlooks a gorgeous Venetian courtyard where you can venture down any street and explore the city. Extra people after the first 2 guests will cost 40 USD per night.

Luxury Apartment near St Mark’s Square

Neighborhood: Castello

Price: From 172 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 4

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14. Private Apartment in San Marco (Former Giustiniani Family Home) (From 227 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"The host was very welcoming and was kind enough to pick us up from the train station on their boat and gave us a free little tour around the area. The apartment was lovely! We enjoyed it a lot." Erica

This property was once owned by the Giustiniani family, one of the richest families in Venice from the 14th–17th century. Decorated Venetian-style with gold accented furniture, Murano glass decorations, and exposed ceiling beams, the apartment will give you the experience of living in a traditional Venetian house. It is only 21 steps away from St Mark’s Square, an ideal location to be close to the main tourist attractions. Welcome breakfast is provided by the host, so that is one less meal you have to worry about.

Private Apartment in San Marco (Former Giustiniani Family Home)

Neighborhood: San Marco

Price: From 227 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 4

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For 5+ people

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15. Modern Apartment beside Rialto Bridge (From 81 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"Really great apartment in the heart of Venice. I loved that the location was close to restaurants, Saint Mark's square, and water taxi ports. It was perfect for four people and all amenities were included." Kimberly

Located within walking distance from St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge, this modern apartment is on the 3rd floor in a building without an elevator. Be prepared to climb some stairs. Other than that, the apartment has a great air-conditioning system that you can keep cool in during the summer. Facilities include a washing machine, hair dryer, iron, and a map of the city. This place is great for families with young infants because a baby’s cot can be provided upon request. The fee for additional people after 2 guests is 17 USD per night.

Modern Apartment beside Rialto Bridge

Neighborhood: San Marco

Price: From 81 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 5

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16. Typical Venetian Apartment (From 165 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"We loved our stay in Patricia's apartment! She gave us a great recommendation for drinks and grocery. Great location and size. A nice walk from the st marks square." Natasha

With its classic décor and warm tones, this traditional Venetian apartment lets you feel as though you are a local. The apartment is very close to the Grand Canal, but on a quiet street away from the crowded tourist areas. If you’re looking to have some fun at night, the Casino of Venice is located right in front. And if you’re not keen on that type of fun, you can spend a relaxing night in the apartment, where the kitchen and living room overlooks a private courtyard. The extra fee for having more than 2 guests is 17 USD per night per person.

Typical Venetian Apartment

Neighborhood: Santa Croce

Price: From 165 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 5

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17. Ca' Sant' Angelo (From 229 USD)

"The host was warm and inviting. The apartment was beautiful and everything you imagine a Venetian to be." Maureen

Overlooking the Rio Menuo o de la Verona canal, Ca’ Sant’ Angelo lets you wake up to beautiful serenades sung by gondoliers as they row pass your window. This Airbnb encapsulates the definition of traditional Venetian-style décor with its elaborate prints, gold details, and antique-looking wood furniture. Right in the center of Venice’s liveliness, this apartment is convenient for all the major attractions. There is also a private terrace, where you can get refreshing views of the neighborhood gardens if you need a pause from the chaotic city. An additional 57 USD per night is charged for the 5th guest.

Ca’ Sant’ Angelo

Neighborhood: San Marco

Price: From 229 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 5

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18. A Wonderful & Big House at Zattere Promenade (From 171 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"Anna made us feel very welcome and answered any questions we had. It was a very nice place in a beautiful neighborhood which helped make our first trip to Venice a great experience!" Amy

Accommodating up to 6 people without any fees for extra guests, this house is suitable for a large family with kids. Located near to Zattere Promenade, you get the best of both worlds. You get the joys of peace and tranquility in one of Venice’s quietest areas. Yet, it is still conveniently only 10 minutes away from St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge. With many restaurants and shops around the promenade, you will have access to everything right there without having to head into the city center.

A Wonderful & Big House at Zattere Promenade

Neighborhood: Dorsoduro/Accademia

Price: From 171 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 6

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19. Cimesin Apartment near Rialto (From 113 USD)

"Nice house! 10 mins walking from railway station which is very easy for carring luggage. Clean and warm decoration." Min

Venice is full of small apartments that are perfect for small groups of people. But it is not easy to find places big enough to accommodate more, especially when there are more than 5 people. This house is one of the rare finds, making it a great housing option for a large group of friends traveling together. Despite being further away from the tourist attractions, it is very close to Venezia Santa Lucia train station, which is useful if you are arriving by train and have lots of luggage with you. Even with the additional 29 USD per night charge after 4 guests, the cost for 8 people to stay here is very inexpensive, perfect for a budget-friendly vacation.

Cimesin Apartment near Rialto

Neighborhood: San Polo

Price: From 113 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 8

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20. Spacious Apartment with Park View (Venetian-Style) (From 149 USD)

Source: Airbnb
"Beautiful Venetian house with high ceilings and lots of character in walking distance from the station. Very quiet & peaceful and overlooks a park. Highly recommended, great apartment." Sander

This listing is a huge 3-bedroom Venetian house with retro furnishings that will give you a sense of comfort and make you feel more at home after a long day. It is also located in a neighborhood where only local Venetians live and that tourists rarely visit. The neighborhood environment, along with the interior décor of the house, is the most local experience you could possibly encounter during your visit. But note that even though the starting price is low, there is a 37 USD per night charge after 2 guests, which may add up if you are traveling with a huge group.

Spacious Apartment with Park View (Venetian-Style)

Neighborhood: Cannaregio

Price: From 149 USD

Room Type: Entire home

Number of Guests: 8

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Seeing Venice through a Venetian's eyes

If you would rather experience Venice as a local than a tourist, book an Airbnb property for your trip. Because almost all these listings are located in more residential areas, you will get to experience the city through the eyes of a local. Not only will you get to see the city from a unique perspective, you will also most likely save money as compared to choosing a hotel. So unless you are seeking a luxurious vacation, an Airbnb property is the way to explore this beautiful city.

This article was originally published on Jun 09, 2016

Verena is currently a journalism student in New York City. Having to move around a lot throughout her childhood triggered her passion for traveling at a young age. She believes that exploring new...Read more

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