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Friendly Venice

#149 of 457 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
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Sestriere San Marco 2947, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My friend and I take a long boat route to get to the address. We arrive at check in time and ring the door bell a thousand times, no answer. We decide to come back an hour later and still no answer. We tried to call them, the phone was disconnected. They also never responded to my previous email about... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had a reservation for this October 2015 and I received notification that FV has since lost their license and my reservation has been cancelled! FV has also taken $$ from my Visa and I am now faced with trying to get my money reimbursed. I wouldn't recommend booking here.

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It's female hostel,but staff is boy,they are realllllllly cute, In the hostel you will feel more like a home,location is super great . I check out early in the morning so I feel maybe I will miss the breakfast ,but the staff was soooooo sweet ,they package the bread cookies and fruit for me in the refrigerator,so I can take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I spent a week in this amazing B&B with other friends. We rented a room and it was a very nice room. The location is amazing but what I liked most, are the people: Giacomo, Luciano and Alina are absolutely amazing. I think that this is one of the nicest B&B for women that I have ever seen in my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The hostel was extremely clean all the time and the beds were really comfortable. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Location was excellent, very close to San Marco square and other main attractions. Although the bedroom was big, there was no lockers for the belongings and few places to plug a charger. Lights were really dim. Hard to find at... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

t is hard to review this hostel ( b&b) because it is not just a hostel it is a complete experience! But I will review it as objectively as I can. The rooms are large, with high ceilings and very airy. The rooms and bathrooms are spotless. Breakfast is available each day around a big table where guests can share... More 

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Friendly is a girls only hostel which is more like a cosy home with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, showers, and a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove, microwave, and refrigerator (also a cute house cat which like the place is well, Friendly). The location is in the serene Campo Santo Stefano which is very easy to get to from the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I had booked 2 nights in this Hostel but I had all of my belongings stolen in Germany so I had to cancel my trip and return back to the UK. I contacted Friendly Venice to ascertain if they could perhaps allow a cancellation of the room I had booked due to my circumstances but they have never had the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The hostel really can only take a little of the blame for the bad night sleep I had at Friendly Venice. The room lights were left on till after 11 and people were pretty noise and inconsiderate so not much sleep could be had although I don't think the reception staff talking loudly outside the door at 10.45 helped (if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place is a real find, absolute treasure – it’s a lovely spacious hostel over the bridge from the academia bridge in a really lovely square with places to eat and drink on the doorstep but no noisy at night. There’s no bunk beds, the rooms are spacious and kept really clean and fresh. There are loads of loos, bathroom... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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