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“Good value accommodation in Venice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Generator Hostel Venice

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Generator Hostel Venice
Ranked #5 of 210 Speciality Lodging in Venice
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good value accommodation in Venice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

In Venice, I learned, good value accommodation is hard to come by. This hostel is very good because it is stylishly designed, has big common areas, has a beautiful view out the front door, and is new (and therefore pretty clean). I stayed in an 8-person dorm that was pretty full. My only gripe is that people tended to hang out in front of the building chatting until the well into the early hours, which made it hard to sleep even with ear plugs.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 777flyer
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Fabio M, Direttore at Generator Hostel Venice, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear 777flyer,

Thanks for the review and positive feedback.

Happy that you enjoyed the design of the ground floor, the cleanliness of room, facilities and the great view that we have from our rooms.

Sad to hear that your sleep was affected by other guests chatting outside, as you know the hostel is a great place to socialize but your feedback will be discussed with the team.

Wishing you safe travels

Regards

Fabio Moccia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

great hostel, quite small compared to London's generator. But big enough for Venice. Views from our bedroom were fairly spectacular. Common area (bar/cafe/chillout) were all joined into one, but still good. Only downfall (minor) unfortunately kitchen wasn't open all day and wi-fi tended to cut out every now and again.

other than that great hostel, easy to get to Venice's San Marco's by taxi boat (only a couple of stops) and friendly staff :)

Room Tip: we were in a room of 10, with a private bathroom, better to go for shared bathroom with this many pe...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Samantha O
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Fabio M, Direttore at Generator Hostel Venice, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Samantha,

Thanks for the top marks review, that's what we aim for!

Happy you enjoyed yourself here and we look forward to see you back in Venice soon!

Stay in the loop with all our social channels to discover more offers and promo #GenLove

Safe travels

Fabio Moccia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is a great place for students and backpackers. Its clean, the beds are comfortable and the place has got a lot of personality. We shared a room with a loud sleeper which affected our sleep quality quite abit but as with all hostel stays, our luck had more to do with it. My only problem was the lack of privacy that the shower in our unisex bathroom provided. This place is on the slightly pricier side as far as hostels go but you won't regret choosing the Generator. We opted for the buffet breakfast and dined here some nights, good food at great prices. Dining and entertainment options are scarce within the vicinity of the hostel. You have to take the vaporetto to get to the restaurants and sights and these accumulated trips can get quite expensive so i'd suggest you purchase the pass. But on the whole if you're not too fussy, you'd find little fault with the generator.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Christy L
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Fabio M, Direttore at Generator Hostel Venice, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Christy,

Thanks so much for the review. Yours comments are extremely nice and I am really glad to hear you had a good stay.

Hopefully see you in the future.

Kind regards

Fabio Moccia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

The generator hostel is a nice clean place to stay in Venice. While is rather expensive the beds are comfortable and the common areas are great. The bathrooms were clean and I never had a problem getting a shower when I needed one.

The only downside is that you have to buy a full vapparetto pass which will set you back about 30 euro for a 48 hour pass.

Overall the generator is in a nice place, overlooking the main island and St Marks Square

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Thor888
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Fabio M, General Manager at Generator Hostel Venice, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Hey Thor888,

thanks for the positive review and for sharing the travelling tip with other travellers. The 48hr Vaporetto ticket does allow everyone to hop on/off as many time as you wish and to travel to all the nearby small Island of the Venetian laguna.

it'd be great to see you back again at Generator Venice. Keep of spreading the #GenLove.

Best regards

Fabio Moccia
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Everything was clean and tidy. The people at reception were really helpful and I had no problem communicating with them in English. There's a luggage room you can stash your stuff in if you arrive before check-in. It's not very well secured, but the front desk will check your valuables into a safe for free. The hostel is right next to a vaporetto stop, so it's very easy to get to anywhere you want in the city. I would recommend buying a vaporetto pass for the length of your stay (they have ones ranging from 12 hours to 7 days) and a map of the city because the hostel doesn't provide a very good map. There's a bar on the ground floor that was mostly frequented by surly sunburnt youths in the evenings, but there were always one or two interesting people willing to strike up a conversation with a lonely solo traveler. The rooms are air conditioned, which is a blessing because there were crowds of loud drunk teenagers hanging out in front of the building so keeping a window open wasn't really an option. After a solid day of walking around the city and a few spritzes in the bar downstairs I didn't have any problem sleeping.

Room Tip: The women-only dorm was quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank raquel9e
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Fabio M, Direttore at Generator Hostel Venice, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Hey Raquel9e,

Thank you for taking some time out to share your comments with us after your recent stay.

It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and that we met your expectations when it comes to value.

Thanks again for choosing Generator Venice and we hope to see you again very soon, #GenLove

Best Wishes

Fabio Moccia
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Love the location of the hostel. 24 hours accessible by vappereto. Buffet breakfast is excellent on affordable prices. Guy at the reception was very helpful. I left my charger back home, he lended me his own cable to charge my phone at reception.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank malay_rajdev
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Bath, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I stayed here with my family in a private four bed room. It was very clean and tidy with towels and private bathroom. The views were amazing from the room, you look straight across the basin towards venice (stunning). The breakfast is great value, especially the coffe and croissant / pastry option. The bar and seating areas are also clean and tidy. This place is excellent. The bus stops very near by and is very regular and five mins to venice.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank drobo12000
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Property: Generator Hostel Venice
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 #5 of 210 Speciality Lodging in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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