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Istituto San Giuseppe

Ponte della Guerra | Castello 5402, 30122 Venice, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A simple but perfect location for any trip to Venice. The staff were very helpful. Location was perfect. I spent two nights and would go again. It is not a luxury hotel, but good, clean, simple accomodation for time in Venice. If you want pampered American style hotel space this place is not for you. If you are there to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and two children stayed at the Instituto San Giuseppe in Venice, Italy in late summer of 2014. It is challenging to find affordable, comfortable lodging for a family, so when I noticed the working monastery's availability and price, I booked it. It was an excellent move. This is a wonderful, simple and quiet, clean monastery run by super... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This was our second visit to Venice this summer and we wanted to experience what it might be like to stay with a religious order in Venice. We resided here on the nights of 26th and 27th August 2015. We were not disappointed as Instituto San Giuseppe is centrally located between Rialto and St Marks Square in the Castello Sector... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This monastery building dates from the 16th century and is a short walk to San Marco square. There is a lovely calm atmosphere there and it was nice to come home after a day surrounded by hundreds of tourists. Venice is very crowded in July! Our quad room was a good size & the aircon quiet & efficient. There was... More 

Thank Lazer123
Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed at Istituto San Giuseppe on a short weekend trip to Venice. The nuns and staff working in the front desk area were very friendly and helpful, which was great, and the location was impressive -- very close to Piazza San Marco, and the price was also fantastic for Venice and the convent's location. Note that the convent can... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The location of this working convent cannot be beat. The rooms, while simple, are clean, but certainly could use some TLC (peeling paint, etc). The major down side for me was the number of mosquitoes in our room. we spent an hour killing over a dozen of them. I guess the first clue was the citronella plug in we were... More 

Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My family and I had reservations for approx. a year in advance but on the day of our arrival they couldn't locate our reservation. They stated that they'd switched email addresses since we made our reservations and would work with us since I had my original email from them confirming our reservation. The first night they were able to put... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Istituto San Giuseppe for four nights. After disembarking from the Rialto Vaporreto stop, we had to cross only one bridge. The receptionists were very friendly. They gave us a triple room since we each had a checked luggage and a hand luggage. There is an elevator which helped with the luggage. The room and... More 

Thank LalSam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was our first convent/monastery stay. We learned that this was not a good fit for us. The shower was just too small for my 6 foot husband. The bed was too short for him. Mosquitoes came in the windows and my face was a mass of swollen bites. The sisters could not have been nicer but my little bit... More 

Thank Stephen E
County Sligo, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Spacious, airy room with ensuite in the heart of Venice. You press a buzzer for staff assistance to exit as well as to enter. But perfect location and great value. We didn't need to use the kitchen. There is a curfew which adds an element of civility. Not hard to find. Wifi not great so teens might complain. We would... More 

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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