I arrived early to the hostel after taking a night train. The staff were unhelpful, unfriendly and borderline rude. Their attitude was 'leave your bag go away and come back later'. I came back much later in the day. A different receptionist had much the same poor attitude. City maps seem to be given to guests periodically. With not all guest receiving one.
The hostel is very difficult to find from the train station. Once your their the location ok on one of the main islands and about 30minute walk from St. Mark's Square. The Wi-Fi only worked in reception.
The hostel is decorated with many patronising signs telling what you can and can't do. One of the signs details the 00.30 curfew which seriously limits your options. These signs make you feel as if your still at school and detracted from the hostel. The hostel is also very strict on rules many of which are dictated to you through signs on the walls.
I stayed in a 4 bed room which was ok. Set in a fairly run down outbuilding. The room had a bathroom, the shower wasn't wall mounted and flooded the bathroom within minutes of being in use. The room was equipped with two lockers (for four people) which didn't lock. The rooms could also do with air-con as it was hot and sticky at night. The hostel did have a nice garden to sit in at night and there is a supermarket close by to buy beer and food.
The value of money wasn't great considering the quality of the hostel and the payment of city tax (extra €2.50 per night). I definitely won't return and would encourage others to seek other places to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for a cheap accomodation in the center of venice? Ostello Santa Fosca is the property for you! We offer basic double rooms and dorms ( mixed or only female) at very affordable prices. Walking distance: 10 min from Rialto bridge 15 min from SMark Square 10 min from train station SLucia 15 min from Piazzale Roma ( bus terminal) 3 min from big supermarket FREE WIFI CONNECTION FREE CITY MAP FREE LUGGAGE DEPOSIT FREE BOARDING PASS PRINTING WINTER TIME SCHEDULE ( from half September to half june) Reception time table 9am-12 3pm-8pm No curfew Breakfast service 1 euro No kitchen available 8 euro extra cost for arrival after 8 pm SUMMER TIME SCHEDULE ( from half june to half september) Reception time table from 8am to half past midnight non stop Curfew at half past midnight Big courtyard Kitchen available 8am -10am and from 1.30 pm to 11 pm 8 euro extra cost for arrival after 8 pm ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ostello Santa Fosca Hotel Venice