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Reviews of Generator Venice

Hostel | Fondamenta Zitelle 86, Venice, Italy 30133

88.8% Overall Rating

146 out of 152 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/02/2015)

Cara Sandys thinks…

"The most spectacular location on the waterside overlooking Venice. Stunning decor with antique furniture, atmospheric lighting, spotlessly clean bathrooms and dorms. Excellent value for money at the…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.04
  • Towel USD 3.92

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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88.8%

Overall Rating

146 out of 152 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator Venice'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
91.2%
Value
88.8%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Cara Sandys

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

25 February 2015 Cara would recommend this property

Liked: The most spectacular location on the waterside overlooking Venice. Stunning decor with antique furniture, atmospheric lighting, spotlessly clean bathrooms and dorms. Excellent value for money at the moment.

Disliked: No guest kitchen or even a place to make a hot drink. Very odd for a hostel. I did buy a disappointing meal, cheesy nachos...but where was the sour cream and salsa as listed on the menu? Slamming dormitory door. It was possible to close it quietly but most people just let it slam and even with ear plugs it was hard to sleep. Maybe the hostel can adjust the mechanism on the door.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Michelle Riley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2015 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel decor is really nice, right on the waterfront overlooking the main square, beds really comfy good quilts, light and plug next to each bed and it was clean we were happy with all these elements.

Disliked: Considering the amount we are paying for the hostel surely they could throw a measly map in for free instead of charging you. The bathrooms are a complete let down, regularly cleaned but the light is on a timer so after less than 2 minutes of being in there you are showering in the complete dark. The shower cubicle doors are completely see through and anyone walking to the toilet can see literally everything. They have a good selection of paninis and cakes, on our last day we wanted to buy something with a a coffee before our long trip down south, and was told rudely by the man on reception he can't sell us anything at all?!? They were right there but for some reason for the whole of the day they can't sell anything from the counter or make any coffee until 6pm??? Absolutely crazy, especially considering there are adverts throughout the whole hostel saying they sell coffee and sandwiches? Think management needs to sort that out as it definitely tainted our stay.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

16 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There are individual lockers, lights, and outlets for each bed. The cafe and bar are minimally stocked, but probably the best thing about the hostel. A great place to mingle and meet other backpackers or get late night snacks when everything else is closed.

Disliked: Seems understaffed. There was usually only one person running the cafe and bar and another checking people in. Not ideal for busy nights, even on a holiday weekend.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very fun atmosphere. Safe and clean. Great for solo or group travel.

Disliked: The location isn't optimal when drunkenly coming home in the early morning hours.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Danielle Franco Macedo

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 February 2015 Danielle would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really friendly

Disliked: No wifi on the 3rd floor.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kelvin Chen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2015 Kelvin would recommend this property

Liked: nice facilities, clean.

Disliked: see-through showers. the other comments are not joking. the showers are literally see through. there is no point in the glass door.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

dasom kim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 January 2015 dasom would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and so nice If u stay in this hostel you can see beautiful view! And staffs are friendly and kind.

Disliked: Far from s.m.v trainstation

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean (well, the private bathroom was). Staff helpful and most of them friendly. Dark and quite rooms at night.

Disliked: Wifi didn't work in room. Broken shower head.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: facilities are so nice and clean.

Disliked: its location is on island so 2-3 days transportation card must be needed

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sarah Hickey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2014 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The location is awesome - two boat stops from St Marco. Rooms are clean, interesting decor in the reception and bar. Free WiFi and luggage storage. You are staying on an island in Venice! Great price (by Venice standards!) for the location (I moved from another place in Mistre which was hardly cheaper and was rubbish - pay the extra and stay here, saving travel time to get to Venice each day, and being able to step outside the hostel to be at the edge of a Venetian canal!)

Disliked: No kitchen - of you are on a budget go down the quieter streets around St Marco to get pizza for as little as €3.50. The showers have clear glass, so people walking past to brush their teeth or use the toilet can see you. Just hang your towel over the glass and have a shower at a time when no one is around. Or don't be shy lol.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Simone Hardinge

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2014 Simone would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were easy to deal with, I arrived in Venice at 2pm and checked in straight away. I love that you can just dump your whole bag in the roll-away lockers.

Disliked: Location isn't awesome - would be annoying if you were popping back and forth to the hostel to have to get the boat each time. Great view though. I was in room 304 which was very crowded and got quite warm at night even with windows open. The bathroom is very poorly set up, no lockable door to the shower and the whole area gets very wet. Didn't think it was very social - I was travelling alone and didn't day more than a few words to anyone.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Travis Parolin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2014 Travis would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was awesome

Disliked: Travis left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2014

Liked: Everything about this hostel is fantastic, APART FROM THE BED BUGS

Disliked: GETTING BED BUGS . I slept in the 16 bed dorm and woke up the next morning with bed bug bites everywhere. CLEAN THE SHEETS

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Paul Dutton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, good location, safe and friendly staff

Disliked: Breakfast

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location to st. Marcos square

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is very professional.

Disliked: The light in the bathroom was broken and nobody felt responsible to repair it.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Samantha Wileman

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2014 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! Had the best stay at the Generator!

Disliked: The bathrooms are quiet small but they are pretty clean so not really an issue!

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

lindsey concra

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014 lindsey would recommend this property

Liked: The lounge and entry way and bar is beautiful and everyone is down there hanging out. The rooms are very nice and clean as well as the bathrooms. Water pressure is perfect and nice and hot.

Disliked: Literally the only possible con I can think of it the water didn't drain well in the shower so it just filled up but other then that loved everything here!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was located conveniently inbetween two ferry stops, with a couple restaurants and shops inbetween. The staff was very accomodating and helpful with any questions that I had, I.e. they had wonderful recomendations and pointed me in the right direction of my desired destination!

Disliked: N/A

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff and clean

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: At first, it might seem like the location is inconvenient being located on Giudecca Island. Actually, I think it is a positive. You have the unique experience of getting to and from the hostel by boat. The hostel is very easy to find as it is right near the boat stop - you don't need to navigate Venice's streets. By boat it takes 6 minutes to Piazza San Marco and 35 minutes to Santa Lucia station. It is 24EUR for 72 hours on the boats if you are under 29 - ask for Rolling Venice. The hostel is modern and secure. Laundry is 7EUR for washing and drying, but easy to use.

Disliked: Due to the commercial nature of Generator Hostels, the bar is rather expensive.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, helpful staff. good and affordable bar food and breakfast. good wi fi.

Disliked: Not enough space in the room for the price of the hostel.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful, beautiful location. There is the extra cost for the water bus, but I got the discounted 3-day pass and it was really great. The hostel was clean, modern, comfortable, and the bar/restaurant was good food for a very reasonable price. I met some fantastic travellers, too, and we all had a great time.

Disliked: The showers were unpleasant. They didn't drain properly, the doors were see-through, there was no lock on any part of it, and the light would go on and off. Just kinda one of this yolo moments. I also wish the hostel had done a little bit more in the way of events, but can't complain!!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Huge dorm rooms are a plus. Awesome bar/common area to hang out in downstairs. Loved the location away from Venice's crowds but within 5 minute ferry of S Marco.

Disliked: Bathrooms were not very clean or well stocked and there's no private shower cubicles. Staff could have been a little more helpful/friendly.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sophie Morshuis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: The location was just amazing, the hostel is overlookig the water and venice. The atmosphere was every good aswell, alot of young people who are traveling just like we did, so that makes it very cool! We enjoyed the happy hour very much and the rooms were clean and bed were nice.

Disliked: Unfortunatly this hostel doesn't have any facilities to cook for your self... And the lights in the bathroom we based on activity. While standing under the shower the light turned of as there was no activity in the rest of the bathroom, that was a bit sad..


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