Here’s how a hostel can save you money when visiting Venice

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  • Hostels in Venice are a great way to save money
  • Hostel Anda – The trendy hostel in Venice

Hostels are all over Europe and Europe is arguably the best place in the world to backpack. There are hostels in even the fanciest European locations – like Venice in Italy. Hostels in Europe can be cheap and basic accommodation, they can be trendy and stylish accommodation, and they can even be boutique accommodation.

Venice is a lovely city to visit and one that everyone should visit if given the chance. But Venice is also a very expensive destination – especially during the summer months. Hostels are normally the most affordable form of accommodation that can be booked anywhere, including Venice. Hostels are generally the accommodation of choice for backpackers and are important for anyone trying to see Europe on a budget.

Hostels in Venice are a great way to save money

There are a few hostels in the old islands of Venice – like Generator Venice and other B&B style accommodation listed on Hostelworld.com like Ca Dalisera B&B. But most hostels in Venice are located in Venezia Mestre – the modern part of Venice on the mainland.

Thanks to excellent trains, it is very easy to get from Venice Mestre to the classic island of Venice. The train ride takes only 10 minutes and costs only around $1.40 each way.

  • Location: The most on the modern continent in Venezia Mestre
  • Advantage: Much cheaper dining options

One of the benefits of having a hostel on the mainland is that it’s also the cheapest (and non-touristy) part of town. Here, one can choose between having a drink and dinner in the historic (aka touristy and expensive) part of town or enjoying a meal and drink for half or less the price on the mainland. If one is on a budget, one can dine for as little as 5 euros ($5) and then drive to Venice and simply enjoy a wine or a cocktail there.


There are a number of hostel accommodation options. While Hostelworld.com usually lists many of the best hostels around the world. It also lists bed and breakfasts, hotels and homestays for people wishing to visit Venice. It’s entirely possible to visit Venice on a budget – there’s no reason to break your budget by visiting this romantic Italian city.

Related: Visit St. Mark’s Square: The Heart of Venice

Hostel Anda – The trendy hostel in Venice

Hostel Anda is one of the best hostels in Venice. Anda Hostel was awarded the most popular hostel in Venice in 2020 and is located in a large modern building with very comfortable rooms. They have taken care to design contemporary dorms, private rooms and social spaces.


  • Laundry: 3 euros ($3) washing, 3 euros ($3) drying
  • Breakfast: Buffet – Extra 7 euros ($8)
  • Kitchen: Shared kitchen
  • Maximum stay: 14 nights (sometimes also minimum stay of 2 nights)

Anda Hostel is very spacious and has many common areas to relax. They even have Apple computers available to people. The atmosphere of the hostel is industrial hipster with old elements (like old chairs and suitcases) decorating the hostel. They have a private courtyard with an urban garden.

Related: 10 Reasons Why Venice Is The Most Beautiful City In The World (10 To Avoid It At All Costs)

Low season is much cheaper

It is worth planning and booking in advance. Come in low season and a dorm bed can be as cheap as 15 euros or $16.00 per night. In high season, prices can go up to 43 euros (or $45) per night for a dorm bed in a 9-bed dorm. In high season, a private double room can cost up to 230 euros ($240) per night.

  • Dormitory price: $16-45 (depending on season)
  • Private double room: $240 per night (high season) – Has a private bathroom

Dorms at Hostel Anda offer female and mixed options with a choice of 6, 7 and 9 bed dorms. Other accommodation options are twin rooms, double rooms and family rooms. Italy can be hot in the summer and all rooms have air conditioning and a private bathroom.

Great location (but outside of historic Venice)

Can’t say it has the best location because it’s not on the island of Venice with the many canals. Instead, it’s on the mainland in a fairly regular part of town. But where its location is excellent is that it is right across from the main train station with constant trains that run directly to historic Venice.

  • Location: Right next to the main train station towards Venice

Historic Venice is just 10 minutes by train from the hostel.

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