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A Venice Fish

Campo de la Maddalena | Cannaregio 2205, Venice, Italy
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Ranked #74 of 170 Specialty Lodging in Venice
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Venice Fish is located centrally in Venice-it's only a short walk to the train station and you can walk everywhere else easily. The hosts are awesome-they go out of their way to make sure you're satisfied and provide for an awesome local experience by taking you out to some nice bars at night and giving suggestions for the daytime.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While, as other reviewers have noted, this is not the fanciest of places, it is absolutely one of the friendliest. The staff make everyone feel very welcomed and it really feels like you are a part of one big family. Every night they cook up a giant pot of pasta and buy wine, and everyone sits along a long table... More 

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Davis, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stayed here for a few nights over Carnival since most other budget options were already booked. The staff is friendly and the location is great but that's about it! Honestly, I've stayed in many types of hostels and don't mind if things are basic or it's somewhat messy but the Venice Fish was one of my worst experiences yet!... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stayed at the Venice Fish last April for two nights and it was a quick 7-ish minute walk from the train station in a beautiful square. People stopped to take photos of the outside of our historic-looking building and I loved the canal around the hostel. Basic amenities and bunks but everything was clean and we had our own... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We booked this hostel since the one we were staying in didn't have space for us on our last night in Venice. I'm glad we were only here for a night. The experience was weird to say the least. The staff were actually really accommodating and made sure the six of us were all put into one room together, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stayed here with a friend on a whim. Great hostel with large chilled common area great for meeting people. Arrived early in the day and they let us drop our bags so we could go and explore the town. The guy running the place took us to the uni square in the evening to check out the nightlife. Definitely a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I went travelling with friends in July and our final stay was at A Venice Fish. We arrived early to what previously planned, and the people were very welcoming! even though it was 'shut out' so they could do the cleaning, they let us in and chill on the sofas until our rooms were ready. They gave us all the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

All the hostels we looked at in venice were this price (20 euro a night) so I guess its just expensive. We booked our beds aswalk-ins but there was a good number of people already staying. Clean- it looked lived almost by sime hippies but clean enough to be comfortable sitting around and sleeping. The bathrooms could use some work... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I usually don't write reviews- being a pretty seasoned backpacker, I've stayed in my fair share of crappy places, but this one TOPS THE CHARTS. I walked in and within five minutes spotted three bed bugs on the bed. There were even small blood stains on the sheets. I was SHOCKED when the couple next to me said they just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Despite the other reviews complaining of bed bugs, me and my friends didn't spot any or suffer any bites. Sure, it wasn't the cleanest hostel - but it certainly wasn't very dirty. Staff were all very welcoming, especially Nick! The €5 pasta dinner with wine was a bargain too, and a great way to meet other travellers. Wifi a plus.... More 

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Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.

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