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#3 of 57 hostels in Venice
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.1
Value
3.9
Generator Venice stands on the waterfront of the island of Giudecca, one shortstop on the Vapporetto from Piazza San Marco. Our Venice hotel was originally a warehouse, so the building blends history and character with contemporary design features. Inside the hotel, you’ll find luxurious mosaic floors, a glass chandelier, and an imposing stone fireplace. Public spaces are subtly split into intimate and open-plan areas – all surrounding the bar and cafe. Every room has a view of either the gardens, Lido, Grande Canal, or the iconic San Marco. Not bad, eh? -- Please note that due to the global pandemic, some venues, amenities, and services may have been eliminated or scaled down for the safety of our guests and staff. Please contact the hotel should you have any questions or concerns.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Darts
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Patio
Raquetball offsite
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Walk-in shower
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
1.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,771 reviews
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Generator Venice boasts a tranquil setting with beautiful vistas, favored by guests for its proximity to local attractions despite its distance from the city's heart. While the hostel's cleanliness and stylish design receive applause, visitors have called out the costly extras and absence of conveniences like complimentary towels and kitchen space. The lively social scene is a hit, though noise levels can detract from guest comfort. Service quality varies, with reports of both commendable and disappointing encounters. Rooms are often described as snug and stuffy, and unexpected charges contribute to concerns over value.
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Expensive
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Clean
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jufreelancer wrote a review Mar 2024
Paris, France1 contribution
+ proximity of st Marc place and vaporetto station Few restaurants around the hostel Ideal to stay close to main places of interest The Alilaguna (airport shuttle) stops here Will book again if I come back to Venice
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind review! It's really nice to see that you had such a great experience at our property! Generator Venice
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Daria_zhdnv wrote a review Mar 2024
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It was so good!!! You have very friendly staff, beautiful design and comfortable rooms (my room was very good) The food at the bar is very tasty and reasonably priced Your key system is a bit strange.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the positive review. We would love to welcome you back again soon! Generator Venice
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svetavv16 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Clean room with stunning view to Venice and canal. Suitable for short trip. They have their own cafe, but we did not visit it. Near the hotel there is a stop of vaporetto and you can easily get to the city. Staff is very friendly. Internet connection was very slow.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review, we're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you soon in one of our locations! Generator Venice
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Ceci A wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great hostel. I have stayed there three times now, the first time I was solo, the last time was with my 84 year old father in law. Don had never stayed in a hostel before and was a bit apprehensive about it. The staff were more than helpful in ensuring that he had a single bed in our five-bed mixed dorm and once he had seen the facilities he was most impressed. His first stop was the comfy armchairs, where he sat down with a cuppa and sandwich, looked around and asked me in an incredulous voice "are they all like this?" He soon fell into the hostel vibe, chatted to our fellow guests, and by the end of the holiday he was joking that he'd "slept with two thirty year old women" in his dorm. :D He wants to come back again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: You need a vaporetto pass to get here, which to my mind isn't a problem as having one means you...
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Responded Mar 6, 2024
Thank you so much for the positive review. We would love to welcome you back again soon! Generator Venice
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aersha747374 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Expensive hostel, breakfast not worthy for the price , you must check the location before booking to not make my mistake as you need a bus boat to go to the tourist and worthy part of Vince Hot water costs half euro. Stuff is very nice and helpful
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Responded Feb 28, 2024
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't find our property being good value for money. We always try to offer great experience at competitive prices. We hope you still enjoyed your time in Venice. If you stay with us again, we will make sure we leave a better impression. Generator Venice
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Emilio G wrote a review Feb 2024
Paris, France2 contributions
A young man who serves coffee gave us excellent advice about places to go in one day at Venice, another man also advised us how to get to the airport early in the morning allowing us to stay more hours than we thought we could stay. Men are friendly, I think the ladies need to be more friendly. I will come back in the future only if I don't find a better option.
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Responded Feb 23, 2024
Thank you for your review. It is great to see that you enjoyed your time with us. 🕺💃 Generator Venice
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helenacharl0tte wrote a review Feb 2024
Leipzig, Germany1 contribution
I stayed at Generator Venice in 2021 and when I planned my next trip to Venice in 2024, I didn't even have to think twice about where I was gonna stay, as I had such a good time at Generator last time. The hostel is amazing, the staff is super nice and I felt very safe there. The only thing I missed were curtains on the beds for a little more privacy. But still I would 100% recommend staying here, it was a great experience both times.
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Responded Feb 23, 2024
Hi There, Thank you so much for the positive review. We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you soon here in Venice! Best wishes, Generator Venice.
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SincaiCristian wrote a review Feb 2024
Brasov, Romania1 contribution
Remember it is all about sharing the bedroom with 11 other people. some noisy, some snoring etc. Except that, the place is clean, staff is helpful. BEWARE : you need to buy a vaporetto pass, because the place is not reachable from station by foot.
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Responded Feb 15, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. 😀 We hope you also had a nice time in Venice. 🤳 Generator Venice
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lennartrm wrote a review Feb 2024
Roma5 contributions
Common room too packed with beds. No kitchen, no microwave,no kettle to heat water. Nice common room and pub. Nice atmosphere in the bar and pub. They don't provide any towel, which is very annoying for the price they charge
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Responded Feb 7, 2024
Hello! We would like to thank you for sharing your experience. We can assure you that your feedback is very important to us and it has been shared with our management team in order to improve our level of service. We do our best to make our guests' experience as pleasant and memorable as possible. Looking forward to welcoming you soon, Kind Regards, Generator Venice.
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zainjamil524 wrote a review Jan 2024
Messina, Italy1 contribution
The location is incredible for those mindful of their budget, with convenient ferry connections to the city center. The vistas outside the hostel are quite pleasing. Additionally, the staff at the reception, particularly the lady, are extremely courteous and welcoming."
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Responded Jan 27, 2024
HI! Thank you so much for the positive review. It is always makes us happy to read a special mention of one of our staff. We hope to see you soon here in Venice! Best wishes Generator Venice
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ostello venezia hotel venice
LOCATION
ItalyVenetoProvince of VeniceCity of VeniceVeniceDorsoduro / Accademia / Giudecca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Generator Venice
Which popular attractions are close to Generator Venice?
Nearby attractions include Casa dei Tre Oci (0.1 miles), Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore (0.2 miles), and Fondamenta Zattere (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Generator Venice?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Generator Venice?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, an additional bathroom, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Generator Venice?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Generator Venice?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lineadombra, Bar da Monica, and Cip's Club.
Are any cleaning services offered at Generator Venice?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Generator Venice?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Generator Venice?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Doge's Palace (0.6 miles), Scuola Grande di San Rocco (0.9 miles), and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo) (1.0 miles).
Does Generator Venice have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Generator Venice accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.