Please sign in to post.

venice - cheap place to stay?

any suggestions on where to stay in venice? where not to stay? any good websites? thanks!

Posted by
1127 posts

Venice is always more expensive than other cities but it deserves the price. You'll never find another city like Venice.

Try to the Hotel Acca: http://www.accahotel.com/. Don't let the 1-star rating steer you away. It's great!

Posted by
13 posts

We stayed at the Fondazione Levi as well, just last month. Good location, reasonable price.

Posted by
226 posts

See Rick's book. I've found the Fondazione Levi to be reasonable, convenient (right near the Accademia Bridge), and comfortable (although institutional).

Posted by
468 posts

My sister and I stayed at Domus Orsoni in March. We really liked it. It is in the Canareggio and is very convenient to a couple of vaporetto stops.

She saw it on the Samantha Brown shoe on the Travel Channel. They only have 5 rooms, and they are very nicely done. It was 60 euro per person per night and included breakfast.

Posted by
466 posts

try the website cross-pollinate they run a booking service for B&B's and apartments in rome, venice and florence. They are very reasonable. It is also run by an american couple living in Rome. They have offices there and are great to deal with. give them a try..........cross-pollinate

Posted by
160 posts

We stayed at the Hotel Arcadia. It is located in the Canneregio section of Venice. Very clean, quiet, and nice staff. HotelArcadia.com

Posted by
72 posts

Don Orione Artigianelli Religious Guest House. 75 euros for single; 130 for double. Next door to Hotel Belle Arti, an RS tour hotel. This guest house is spartan, but immaculately clean and quiet I stayed here in May before starting the VFR tour at the Belle Arti the next night.

http://www.donorione-venezia.it/ing/home.htm

P.S. It's in the Rick book.

Posted by
3551 posts

if suggestions already listed are too expensive consider Mestre a city adjacent to Venice and many lodgingsare accessible by bus to Venice train station
then walk thru the streets of Venice. However I suggest at least one night in magical Venice it is unsurpassed.

Posted by
5463 posts

If you are really on a budget, consider staying in Padua, 20 to 30 minutes by train, and lots to see there as well.

Posted by
689 posts

Try Hotel Mercurio. http://www.hotelmercurio.com/en/

We stayed there two years ago and it was great. It was the least expensive hotel we stayed in during a 2 week road trip. Off the main streets yet close to Piazza St. Maroco.

Posted by
215 posts

I would second Hotel Tivoli as a nice place at a
reasonable rate.(for Venice)

Posted by
2 posts

We just stayed at the Hotel Orion - It is in Rick's book. Very clean and an ideal, perfect location near St. Mark's square. Great air conditioning, no elevators.

Posted by
466 posts

Try www.cross-pollinate.com This is a bed and breakfast booking site run by an american couple living in Rome. I have stayed with them every time I have been in Italy (which has been 5 times). Very reasonable prices