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Hotel Giovannina
Ranked #172 of 228 Speciality Lodging in Venice
Reviewed 13 May 2014

For a 1-star budget hotel it rated an Excellent. Great location close to easy and frequent train/bus access to and from Venice. Super friendly and helpful staff. Hard price to beat so close to Venice. 24h desk for those checking out really early. Clean cozy rooms, we had a double.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed for three nights just for somewhere cheap to see Venice. We opted for a shared room, as it was the cheapest option, and only had to share for one of the nights. Private bathroom, friendly reception staff, good location, reasonable bed. Spthe nearest supermarket is a bit far walking, however it probably feels like less time when it's not in the driving rain! Haha. No WiFi in rooms, and there isn't to much to do in Mestre. Very close to the station, which is really convenient. Never claims to be 5*, and isn't, but for a cheap, comfy stay, perfectly adequate.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We were two american girls traveling through, and this place was great for just coming back to relax and then sleep. Everything was clean, the shower was nice and hot, the worker made the bed in front of me so it was clean as well. A great location as well, we were able to walk our big luggage all the way to the train station, as well as straight across the street is a good little super market where you can get a cheap breakfast and then catch the number 2 bus which is right in front and go to venice. Get a bus pass for 36hr it's worth it and it also you can get on the water bus and a water bus to burano and murano. worth the risk, good for a budget.

Room Tip: We had a private room, not sure about shared, good deal for private
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Stayed here on our way back through Italy on our way home. We had just gotten off the overnight ferry from Split, which was a terrible night, so we were looking for somewhere last minute. Lots of bad reviews, but we were at the point of just wanting a bed and a shower. So we took the risk, and it paid off!

The gentleman at reception when we arrived was humourous, and helpful, and tremendously Italian. Travelling as 2 single females, we got a twin room, with comfy single beds, no ensuite, but a shared bathroom at the end of the hall. Bathroom wasn't anything special, but after 6 weeks of backpacking it was definitely not the worst I'd seen. Our windows faced onto the street which was a little noisy at some ridiculous hour of the early morning, but nothing to really complain about.

A short walk to the train station, and a nice town area heading the other way, with shopping and restaurants. We chose to dine both nights at the hotel's partner restaurant, Historia Dante (perhaps, I can't remember) also on Via Dante. Good value deal when staying at Giovannina.

A pleasant Hotel, with mostly wonderful staff. I would stay again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We definitely had some problems with the room itself, but the staff was pretty friendly, and we were glad to have the hotel so close to the Mestre train station. Just a one-minute walk to the hotel, and when we wanted to go into Venice itself, it was only a couple euros to take the train. We were only staying one night, so it was fine for us. You might be very disappointed if you're expecting more than barebones accommodations.

Room Tip: If you choose an ensuite for a couple, make sure the beds are together. Ours weren't. : /
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

The single room had sheets, a pillow, a towel, a sink with soap and a mirror, a closet, a table with a fan (it was very hot at night) and a radio clock.
I needed to look for a hotel that day so I was searching for something just available, so in the end this was one of the only places that had a room last minute. To not even be in the center of Venice and then provide customers with a dirty single room for an expensive price is appalling. The man at the front was nice to me though, the staff were friendly. It was right next to the train station which was the only good thing, not far of a walk once you get back from the center of Venice. But honestly to spend that much on a room that cheap and far from the center, make plans and go to the youth hostel in Guidecca which I hear is a lot nicer from people I met and it is in Venice, it is also 5 euros cheaper than this hostel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

You can't expect more for that price. All you need is there: tiny (but private) bathroom, big bed, towels, soap, shampoo. The only thing we were really missing was the air conditioning at night. There was a fan but when it was working it wasn't that quiet. The staff were really nice, helpful and speaking English. Location is very good. It's very close to Venice (and that's why it's cheaper than in Venice), to train and bus station, and also to Ryanair bus stop.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Via Dante 113 Mestre, Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
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Ranked #172 of 228 Speciality Lodging in Venice
Price Range: £19 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Giovannina 1*
Number of rooms: 25
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