Casa Per Ferie

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Address: Castello 3701, Calle della Pietà, Venice, Italy

Star rating:
1 star hotel

3.5

Basic and bright with amazing views, this budget hostel is round the corner from St Mark's.

Located on the top floor (with splendid views) of the former orphanage where Vivaldi trained his all-girl choir in the 18th century, the church-owned Casa per Ferie is very basic, very clean and unbelievably convenient.

Location
4.8
90%
Eating/drinking
2.5
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
2.5
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
3.5
90%
Public areas
3
90%

Location

Narrow Calle della Pietà leads to the lagoon-side Riva degli Schiavoni. St Mark’s Square is no more than five minutes’ stroll away.

Bedrooms

There are bright and clean single, double and dorm rooms, all with air-con and an adequate breakfast thrown in. Accommodation is basic but comfortable.

Public areas

Large sitting rooms have a decidedly institutional feel, but the views over Venice’s rooftops and the domes of St Mark’s basilica from here and from the terrace are quite stunning.

Eating and drinking

A rather spartan breakfast is included in the room price, and there’s a little bar which serves refreshments all day.

Service

                                                                                 

Who stays there

Backpackers, students, pilgrims and anyone seeking a very inexpensive base right at the heart of Venice.

Price advice

Doubles start to become worthwhile in mid-to-high high season when prices at more comfortable options elsewhere in the city soar; singles are a slightly better deal. If you’re travelling on a shoestring, however, the year-round tab for a bed in a dorm room is difficult to beat.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Cheap rates year-round
  • Extraordinary position right at the heart of the city
  • Very basic accommodation
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