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Istituto San Giuseppe

Ponte della Guerra | Castello 5402, 30122 Venice, Italy
Istituto San Giuseppe
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The convent was a wonderful place to escape the crowds yet still be in the midst of everything Venice has to offer. It has everything you need: private bathrooms, opening windows, air-con, a meals room where you can eat plus keep food/drinks in the fridge (coop around the corner to buy goods) and has a microwave and kettle. The Wi-Fi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Staying in Venice is not cheap but one can moderate their costs by staying in a Convent.This is the first C to remember when looking for digs in the city of water. The next Three will bring one to an A- experience in Venice. 1) Convenient: The convent is about 3 Venice blocks off of St. Marks Square.This would be... More 

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las vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Istituto June 2014. We were able to get a quad. The rooms are basic and very clean. The beds are single with firm comfortable mattresses. There is no tv available. WIFI is almost non existent. The nuns do not speak English but they have a clerical assistant who speaks English and is very helpful. The location is conveniently... 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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