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Foresteria Valdese Venezia

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 27 August 2011

My last trip to Venice lasted one week and I divided my accommodation into three different places in order to have a richer experience of the different areas -or sestieri- of the city. Foresteria Valdese is in the Palazzo Cavagnis. It is run by the Waldesian Church that took over the building around 1868 and since then it is being...

8Thank Poligeo
Reviewed 5 April 2011

Many people opt to stay outside of central Venice because it is so expensive. This 16th century palace hostel run by the Waldensian church is a great find - 10 minutes from San Marco but in a non-touristy area. Some of the rooms are quite updated, some are older but have frescoes on the ceilings and walls (it is a...

6Thank Craig B
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2010

We had a great experience with the Foresteria Valdese. I found it easy to make the reservation, initially by phoning from Canada then confirmations by email. Our check-in went well and we were able to leave our bags as we arrived early. Found staff very helpful. Breakfast basic but enough for two teenagers to get started - cereal, yogurts, coffee,...

6Thank Anne-Marie D
Reviewed 25 August 2010

We stayed here for a week and really enjoyed the accommodation except for the very rude woman who was boarding there who continuously critised us for sitting in the wrong area, for opening a window and the for eating food at the wrong table. I previously stayed here on two other occassions but after the harrassment I will not be...

1Thank Roo-Mac
South Florida, Florida
Reviewed 28 January 2010

I stayed at the Foresteria Valdese in late July 2009 and found it to be a great price performer for a family of three. I simply don’t know how else we could have afforded to stay in Venice otherwise. We had a family-size room on the second floor that held a bunk bed and a single. Plenty of space to...

4Thank ccrock08
Wilmington, NC
Reviewed 22 September 2008

Hotter than Hades itself. Mold, mold, MOLD. Showers were shocking. I really expected more from a church run establishment.

3Thank brassnuts2003
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Reviewed 3 July 2008

Venice is a notoriously expensive city. So, if you are looking for affordable accommodations, check this place out. We got a triple room with private bath, and a canal view for 100 Euros. It was a lovely room, with 2 levels, but there is no air con and it was STIFLING -- esp. on the upper level. Also, the people...

2Thank Claire55812
Reviewed 7 February 2008

We were 4 couples in our 60s, spending 3 nights. We had 3 doubles with private bath and 1 kitchenette unit w/bath; all were spotlessly clean with TVs. One dble was in the old section of the building; it looked out only onto another building less than a foot away, but was large and comfortable and very quiet. Other 2...

6Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 28 October 2007

This is a wonderful and efficiently run place. It is basic but has its own beauty. The location is a knockout.

1Thank rose2929rose
Reviewed 21 July 2007

This hostel was run by the Methodists in Venice and is so classy and charming you can hardly believe it is so cheap. Positives: We first had a double because the dorms were full of school groups. We were in a double with shared bathrooms. The room had loads of charm with cracking frescoes and a window that opened up...

1Thank The_Tembas

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Staying in Castello

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Foresteria Valdese is one of the guest houses of the Waldensian and Methodist Church in Italy. We are a non-profit making guest house: our mission is to create value to our customers and the income is used to fund and sustain social projects in Italy and in the world for youth and elderly people. The house is just few minutes away from St. Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge. It offers to its guests a warm and welcoming environment in a typical eighteenth century palace and it is a perfect starting point to visit such a magic city as Venice is. The Foresteria offers bed and breakfast accommodation for singles, couples, families and groups. No AC, we have fans in the rooms. Some rooms are with canal view and some are decorated with frescoes. We have bedrooms for 2/3/4 people and family rooms for 6/8/9 people. They all have either ensuite or private bathrooms. Breakfast hall is also available for your own picnic, you can use 2 fridges and 1 microwave. Concert hall is also available for conferences. Every 5 days we change the linen. Some rooms have TV, and there is a TV in 2nd floor near the children corner. Hairdryer and other accessories are available in reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Foresteria Valdese Venezia

Address: Castello 5170 - Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 30122 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Price Range: $145 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Book Early!”
bryanr2015, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The canal view is really nice (room 10 has beautiful freskoes). If you need it quiet: Don't choose the canal view rooms!”
MonikaS213, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our frescoed room was on the first floor. the rooms near the dining hall are more appropriate for a group of young people.”
  • small but comfortable bedroom with painted ceiling
RomeAnita, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Reserve a room far in advance, with the windows you can open”
YuliyaSaratoga_ca, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room #10 or a room with a canal view”
  • Clean Bathroom
  • Two terraces, One room
  • view from our terrace
m0bleyb, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
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