The Best Cheap Hotels in Venice

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Updated: September 9, 2020

Venice Cheap Hotels – Tips & Advice

  • The best cheap hotels in Venice are GeneratorB&B San MarcoB&B Allo Squero
  • Where to Stay in Venice: Traditionally, Venice has been divided into six sestieri (districts) plus Giudecca as the unofficial seventh sestiere: San Marco (home of Venice’s most iconic sights), Dorsoduro (museums, palaces, good cheap food, local vibe), Cannaregio (where most Venetians live, authentic vibe, near the train station), San Polo (historic district with art, churches, and the Rialto Market), Santa Croce (least touristy area, near the bus station and cruise port, great musuems and casual restaurants), Castello (quiet, family-friendly, with botanical gardens and a historic shipyard), Giudecca (relaxed, artsy area with city views and gorgeous churches). Santa Croce, Giudecca, and Cannaregio tend to be the most affordable sestieri for accommodations and dining.
  • Most hotels in Venice are in historic buildings and subject to strict guidelines for renovations, meaning that many hotels do not have elevators or ADA rooms. If you have limited mobility or will be using a stroller, be sure the hotel has an elevator or book a ground floor room.
  • Smoking is still allowed in some hotels in Venice, though usually confined to a particular floor in the hotel. If you are sensitive to smoke, request a non-smoking room or find a non-smoking hotel.
  • Tourist Tax: Hotels in Venice are required to collect a city tourist tax that is charged separately from the room rate. The price is equal to €1 per star of the hotel, plus 50 cents, per person per night for the first seven nights. For example, two adults staying at a two-star hotel for three nights will pay €13. Children under twelve are exempt. Many hotels require this tax to be paid in cash rather than credit, and some require its payment at check in.
  • Getting around in Venice is easiest on foot. The city is fairly small and most of its islands are connected by little bridges. Most hotels within five to twenty minutes’ walk of the city’s most popular attractions.Vaporettos (water buses) are great for getting from one side of town to the other, but for destinations inside the historic center, it’s usually faster and always cheaper to walk.

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1. Generator – Giudecca

Generator Hostel in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 877 8288
Upscale hostel with private rooms for up to 5 guests with en-suite bathrooms, in addition to shared dorm-style rooms. Located a 2-minute walk (180m) to the Zitelle ferry and water bus terminal, the Casa dei Tre Oci gallery (200m, 2-minute walk), and several restaurants, the property also has a bar, and all-day cafe onsite.
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2. B&B S. Marco – Realvenice – Castello

B and B San Marco in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 522 7589
Quaint guesthouse located an 8-minute walk (600m) to Piazza San Marco and a 9-minute walk (650m) to Doge’s Palace, with historic decor, complimentary breakfast, and private or shared bathrooms. Numerous restaurants, churches, landmarks, and water bus stops are also within close walking distance.
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3. B&B Allo Squero – Cannaregio

B and B Allo Squero in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 523 6973
Cozy accommodation offering complimentary breakfast, a courtyard, and rooms with private bathrooms. Located an 8-minute walk (600m) to the Rialto Bridge, a 5-minute walk (400m) to several water bus stops, and a 14-minute walk (1.1km) to Piazza San Marco.
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4. B&B Le Terese – Dorsoduro

B and B Le Terese in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 523 1728
Family-run pet and kids-friendly bed and breakfast with 2 guest rooms, a shared bathroom, air conditioning, and complimentary breakfast daily. Situated less than 10 minutes (750m) on foot to the restaurants of Campo Santa Margherita, 15 minutes (1.1km) to the Gallerie dell’Accademia, and 600m to the San Basilio (7-minute walk) and Santa Marta (7-minute walk) water bus stops.
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5. B&B Al Palazzetto – Cannaregio

B and B Al Palazzetto in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 275 0897
Cozy guesthouse located a 6-minute walk (500m) from Campo della Maddalena, a 3-minute walk (210m) to the Ca’ d’Oro water bus stop, and within minutes of many restaurants, churches, and landmarks. All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, safes, and historic furnishings, and free continental breakfast is available daily.
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6. Ai Tagliapietra – Castello

Historic guesthouse featuring ensuite bathrooms and located a 5-minute walk (350m) to Piazza San Marco and the famous Bridge of Sighs (450m, 5-minute walk) and an 8-minute walk (650m) to the Rialto Bridge. Guest rooms include traditional artwork, TV, kettle, and refrigerator, and several restaurants and water bus stops are within a short walk.
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7. Hotel Falier – Santa Croce

Hotel phone: +39 041 710882
Quaint hotel located less than a 10-minute walk from Giardini Papadopoli Park (280m, 4 minutes), the Piazzale Roma bus station (400m, 5-minute walk), the Santa Lucia train station (800m, 9-minute walk), and several water bus stops. Amenities include private bathrooms, air conditioning, complimentary continental breakfast, and a courtyard garden, and Grassi Palace is 1km away (10 minutes, including a short ferry ride).
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8. Hotel La Residenza – Castello

Hotel La Residenza in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 528 5315
15th-century mansion converted to a hotel offering free continental breakfast, concierge service, and Victorian decor. Located an 8-minute walk (600m) to the Doge’s Palace, a 12-minute walk (900m) to Piazza San Marco, and less than 5 minutes to several water bus stops.
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9. Ruzzini Palace Hotel – Castello

Ruzzini Palace Hotel in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 241 0447
Historic, centrally-located hotel with an on-site bar, elevator, and free breakfast, and rooms featuring minibars, air conditioning, and desks. Located a 4-minute walk (350m) to the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, a 6-minute walk (500m) to Piazza San Marco, and a 6-minute walk (450m) to the Rialto Bridge.
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10. Albergo ai Tolentini – Santa Croce

Hotel phone: +39 041 275 9140
Budget hotel located a 3-minute walk (240m) to the Piazzale Roma bus station, 4-minute walk (350m) to the Constitution Bridge, and a 11-minute walk (850m) to Campo San Polo. Rooms have wardrobes, air conditioning, and private bathrooms; discounted continental breakfast is available at a nearby cafe.
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11. Alloggi Barbaria – Castello

Alloggi Barbaria hotel in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 522 2750
Cozy, pet-friendly hotel just a 3-minute walk (230m) from the Ospedale water bus stop and 6 minutes (500m) from Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, with free continental breakfast and a private bathroom in every guest room. The hotel has a terrace, stair lift for the disabled, and concierge services, and Piazza San Marco is a 12-minute walk (950m) away.
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12. Arcadia Boutique Hotel – Cannaregio

Hotel Arcadia in Venice, Italy
Hotel phone: +39 041 717355
Boutique hotel with an on-site bar within walking distance of many historical landmarks, churches, water bus stops, and restaurants of the Cannaregio district (200m, 2-minute walk). Free breakfast is available daily, and every room has air conditioning, a minibar, and a private bathroom.
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