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Foresteria Valdese Venezia

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 June 2007

This place is billed as an old convent converted into dorm/hostel style accomodations, however, our accomodations were not like a hostel at all. My boyfriend and I had a private room with 2 beds and our own bathroom. The room was very bare bones but contained the essentials (even had a small TV) and was clean. The location was great,...

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2Thank Erica_from_NY
Bath, UK
Reviewed 19 September 2006

We had a fantastic stay at this hostel last week. Although quite basic - our room had a TV and the bathroom looked brand new. Everything was spotlessly clean. This hostel was fairly quiet - no huge socialising oppurtunities, but it was nice to escape the noisyness of the touristy areas of Venice. Only slight complaint would be that it...

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7Thank Rose888
London
Reviewed 6 September 2006

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was brilliant. We had to book a long time ago and it felt a little touch-and-go as to whether we had made a proper reservation because its done via fax but when we got there we were not disappointed. The hostel is very central - you can walk to St Marks sq...

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4Thank LucyElizabeth
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 June 2006

My husband and I travelled to Venice as part of our honeymoon in May 2005. Our stay at the Foresteria Valdese Hostel was one of the most memorable parts of our jouney across Europe; for positive reasons. Check-in is restricted to certain times in the day; however, you are able to leave your luggage in a storage room if you...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 May 2006

This must be the best deal possible for lodgings in Venice. Some hostel/dorm style rooms but also a number of private rooms (book well in advance!) Our room was small but delightful--twin beds, a television and a wardrobe pretty much filled the space. But the walls were frescoed and we enjoyed a balcony overlooking the canal. It is a little...

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9Thank TheophaniaSeattle
Jacksonville, FL
Reviewed 10 April 2005

Our college group stayed in this hostel the week before Easter. It was simple, clean, comfortable. Quite difficult to locate but walking distance to everything. The bathrooms were clean and well furnished. Recommend it to anyone looking for simple, affordable and comfy. The reception area is only open a few hours a day, though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 June 2003

This was quite possibly the most beautiful place I stayed in in Europe. The ceiling frescoes in the mens dorm were definitely a highlight. Located well within walking distance to many of the attractions in Venice it was a bit hard to find the first time.The accomodation was very cheap and they supplied breakfast.They also have classical concerts in the...

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Staying in Castello

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Castello
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
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $138 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Book Early!”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles RomeAnita, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Reserve a room far in advance, with the windows you can open”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles m0bleyb, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
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