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“Good rooms/ facilities. Poor breakfast & staff not helpful.”

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Generator Hostel Venice
Ranked #6 of 226 Speciality Lodging in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Asked to speak with general manager regarding a lost wallet, spoke to an Operations Manager - was the only slightly helpful person but said the rules were rigid & that I had to wait speak to nobody landed up helping in any way after waiting for hours. No contact details were taken. Also the staff were generally disinterested in speaking /generally helping other guests too - my friend thought the same.

FYI... Another hostel here helped me within minutes & sorted me in an hour. I had to go to another place for help... shame. Definitely needs huge improvement! The best things in life are free... So also a genuine feeling of wanting to help & give advice.

Disappointing Generator, your rooms/facilities are ok but service & details let you down.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Very clean and good looking rooms and bathrooms, cool atmosphere in the pub/common area with nice music and cool parties (ie. Halloween). Each bed has seperate light and electrical socket, rooms accesable by magnetic cards. Guideca island is a peaceful and deluded place in comparison to the main island, nevertheless it's nice to not see any crowds for a change after the whole day. About 5 minutes west there's a really nice restaurant with great pizza in the right price. The only problem may be you need to take the water tram to get there and there are only 7 euro tickets (contains one piece of luggage and valid for 1 hour) or 18 euro ones for 12 hours or 1 day tickets. Still, it's just one stop from St. Mark's square with all the museums and shopping area or you can take the water tram from Ferrovia stop - St. Lucia train station. Be careful with water tram lines because some go clockwise and one goes counterclockwise.

Room Tip: On the 3rd floor you can practically here no music from the pub/common area, even during party.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Really good location, staff superfriendly ( a special thanks to Alberto), amazing view on San Marco from our room, clean and in case they can offer a meal!
Giudecca Island is really quite and easy for restaurant.
A great location also for a family like us!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank simona t
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

The hostel was easy to arrive to, it was right in front of san Marcos square. The staff was super friendly and helpful, the room and the place in general was really clean and everything looked new. The bathroom in the girls room was always clean.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

This is an amazing place to stay in Venice, what I liked most in addition of central location are the communual areas, great lounge and bar all with great wifi, affortable drinks, dinner menu best than I ever expected a 5* hostel. The accomodation and other facilities are average.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

This hostel was great value, it was comfortable, safe, clean, efficient and had a fabulous interior that instantly made you feel like it was much more than just a hostel equipped with a restaurant and cocktail bar by reception. The location was ideally situated on Guidecca island just overlooking St. Marks Square with a bus/boat just metres away. Will definitely be staying here again when visiting the wonderful floating city of Venice.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stay there!!
The windows open onto the canal looking over at Saint Mark 's Square. All beds are privacy appointed, all mod cons supplied, knowledgable and kind staff, clean with fabulous interior decor - he only all hostels were like this! And so cheap!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Address: Fondamenta Zitelle, 86, 30133 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Giudecca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 226 Speciality Lodging in Venice
Price Range: £21 - £269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Generator Hostel Venice 1*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Generator VeniceSo you fancy a date with a suave Venetian? well you’ve come to the right place. I’ll make you feel right at home in this floating city of bridges and canals. I open my doors in June to the great and the good, so make sure you navigate your way here soon my little friend. I’m about to show hostels in Venice what a Renaissance really is. See you on my little Island of Giudecca, close enough to see it all happen, far enough to avoid the crowds. Just the way I like it. I am Generator hostel in Venice and I am much, much, much more than a hostel. ... more   less 
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