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Reviews of Generator Venice

Hostel | Fondamenta Zitelle 86, Venice, Italy 30133

87.1% Overall Rating

169 out of 177 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/06/2015)

Mick Lorusso thinks…

"Generator is ideally located, with an easy Vaporetto ride over to San Marco and to the Giardini del Biennale, a great view of Venice across the lagoon, and a very hip downstairs bar. The staff were…"

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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 5.03
  • Towel USD 3.92

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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87.1%

Overall Rating

169 out of 177 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator Venice'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
88.8%
Value
81.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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Ariba Siddiqi

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2015 Ariba would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, good atmosphere

Disliked: Airconditioning is turned on for only an hour or so, so sometimes the rooms can get quite hot and stuffy.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Yi?it aydemir

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2015 Yi?it would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place.close to touristic places.Room was great.

Disliked: breakfast terrible.Dont buy.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2015

Liked: Clean comfy beds

Disliked: No atmosphere and it was very hard to meet people. Staff were not at all friendly

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay - Hotel on hostel budget

Disliked: The only negative which really isn't that bad, is it takes at least 40 mins to get there but once you're there it's really easy to catch the ferry on to the main island

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything it was in such a stunning building

Disliked: That I had to leave

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

Emma Kendrick

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2015 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Staf are very helpful, rooms are dark and good temperature. Close to st marcos

Disliked: buffet breakfast was average recommend just buying their upgraded breakfast instead. Bathrooms didn't have any spare rolls of toilet paper. Getting home after 11pm takes a while due to the way the boats go but during the day very fast

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2015

Liked: It was clean, good bunks, good common areas

Disliked: I thought it was overpriced and anything extra is an extra cost, even a map. May have just been unlucky timing but wasnt the best atmosphere

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Mick Lorusso

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 June 2015 Mick would recommend this property

Liked: Generator is ideally located, with an easy Vaporetto ride over to San Marco and to the Giardini del Biennale, a great view of Venice across the lagoon, and a very hip downstairs bar. The staff were extremely nice, accommodating. Beds comfortable, and everything very clean.

Disliked: The breakfast was a bit expensive and really quite poor, even for an Italian breakfast, just some canned fruit, yogurt, fruit, bread, butter, and a machine that makes coffee or tea.

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

Mark Hill

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2015 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: The view as you walk out the door is spectacular. I am travelling by myself and had an easy time meeting people, but I am a really out going person. The best experience was sitting right out front of the Hostel eating a pizza drinking wine watching boats traverse the lagoon in front of us. The view is worth the price tag.

Disliked: The floors weren't the cleanest and the breakfast buffet should NOT be purchased.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a very clean, well run hostel. It is definitely for the young with lots going on in the bar area, though there were some older guests as well. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We stayed in an 16 person dorm but it was much quieter than we expected, though we were on the second floor. The room was very spacious, each bed had its own light and outlet, there were large lockers for every bed, and there were divisions between the beds. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and this is not surprising as we saw them be cleaned frequently. The transportation to and from the main island was very easy with the boat taxis. I would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: They did ask up front if we wanted to prepay for our breakfast. We decided not to and were able to find cheaper breakfast elsewhere. After talking to others who ate breakfast there, it seemed we made the right choice. Though the vaporettos were super easy to use and came frequently, there is a cost to pay for them. We got a 4 day pass, though we probably could have easily walked on to every boat without one.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing view over San Marco, super comfy bed, clean and modern sanitary facilities, discreet guests...

Disliked: Guest kitchen would have been better, also that you could rent locks instead of buying them.

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

Lisa Hackett

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 May 2015 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Very lively and has a cool vibe. The staff are great and people are getting drinks and sitting outside chatting and looking out at Venice well into the night

Disliked: The boat is 7 euro to get to it and the multiple day pass is also quite pricy. Unless you are already planning on visiting the islands around Venice the boat cost is frustrating but the quality of the hostel also pretty much makes up for it. Also the food isn't great. Probably better to just buy something at a trattoria or market.

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

Corrine Pelletier

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2015 Corrine would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere. I was there during FIFA and I met a bunch of people hanging out watching the game. There was a REALLY delicous restaurant right next door. The location can seem far as it is on another island, but the boat bus things were fun, easy and quick (unless you get sea sick, then AVOID!)

Disliked: Sometimes it was too secrure. I had to bring my key with me when I went to the washrooms as even they were locked and the rooms automatically locked behind you even if my freind was still there with all our stuff. Had to wear my baithing suit in the shower as the stalls were glass (not frosted glass, just see-through) No real nightlife as it all happens on the main land and the boat buses only go until a certain hour. Tried to make up for it as the hostel and it wasn't as good.

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

Juliana Izabel Polydoro

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 May 2015 Juliana Izabel would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great place to stay, the staff is very nice and friendly and the common areas are great!!!

Disliked: Just could have more bathrooms... the location is very nice but you have to take a boat to get there..

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is really good, it's only a stop or two away from San Marco. There isn't much on the island itself though. The beds are comfy, and bathrooms pretty clean. The bar is great too.

Disliked: You can hear the music blasting from the bar downstairs for most of the night.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, we we're upgraded rooms free of charge. Great value for money, really modern clean rooms. Nice comunial bar and lounge area, with good food.

Disliked: Internet wasn't as strong in the rooms but no problems in the bar. You have to get water bus to and from the main island, not a problem, just bare in mind if your on a budget. Also would recommend bring your own hair dryer if you need one.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely position from the island overlooking the water and the city - its a pretty nice place to sit and eat a pizza while you watch the sun go down.

Disliked: Breakfast was a total rip off. And from other guests reports the food from the restaurant was pretty dodge too. Just get your food from the cafes and restaurants in the area - there are some nice reasonably ones close by.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and vibrant atmosphere

Disliked: Far from other destinations

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


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