Travel to Venice
CANNAREGIO AND SANTA CROCE
The station area, around the Lista di Spagna, has some of Venice’s best budget accommodations. Although a 20min. vaporetto ride and a 30min. walk from most major sights, at night the streets bustle with young travelers and students.
Ailoggi Gerotto Calderan, Campo S. Geremia 283 (041 71 55 62; www.casagerot- tocalderan.com). 34 big, bright rooms. Check-out 10am. Curfew 12:30am for dorms, lam for private rooms. Reserve at least 15 days in advance. Dorms ‚21; singles ‚41, with bath ‚46; doubles ‚7593; triples ‚8493.
Locanda Ca San Marcuola, Campo S. Marcuola, Cannaregio 1763 (041 71 60 48; www.casanmarcuola.com). From the Lista di Spagna, follow signs for S. Marcuola. 2 stone lions flank the entrance, next to the San Marcuola vaporetto stop. This salmon- colored 17th-century abode has completely refurbished rooms and colorful glass lamps lighting the halls. All rooms have bath, AC, and TV. Free Internet. Singles ‚70-80; doubles ‚120-125; triples ‚150-160; quads ‚185-200. AmExMCV.
Hotel Bernardi-Semenzato, Calle dell’Oca, Cannaregio 4366 (041 522 72 57; mtpep- firstname.lastname@example.org). From vaporetto: Ca d’Oro, turn right on Strada Nuova, left on tiny Calle del Duca, then right on Calle dell’Oca. Antiques decorate a renovated annex. Curfew lam; exceptions made. Singles without bath ‚30; doubles with bath ‚95; triples ‚115; quads ‚130. 10% Rolling Venice discount on larger rooms. AmExMCV.
Hotel La Forcola, Cannaregio 2353 ( 041 524 14 84; www.laforcolahotel.com). From the station, turn left on Lista di Spagna, which is directly left after 2nd bridge. 23 stately rooms decorated in cream and mahogany in this former Venetian palace. All rooms have bath, AC, TV, and minibar. Wheelchair accessible. Elaborate buffet breakfast included. Prices vary seasonally. Singles ‚80-100; doubles ‚130-165; triples ‚180- 215; quads ‚200-250. AmExMCV.
Hotel Tintoretto, Santa Fosca, 2316 (041 72 15 22; www.hoteltintoretto.com). Head down Lista di Spagna from the station and follow the signs. Cheery rooms with bath, A C, TV, and minibar, some with canal view. Breakfast included. 24hr. reception. Prices vary seasonally. Singles ‚41-120; doubles ‚74-175. AmExMCV.
Ostello Santa Fosca, Fondamenta Canal, Cannaregio, 2372 ( 041 71 57 75; www.santafosca.it). From Lista di Spagna, turn into Campo S. Fosca. Cross the 1st bridge and turn left on Fondamenta Canal. Student-operated, church-affiliated, and quiet July-Sept. 53 beds available; Oct.-June 31 beds. Internet access available; pay at reception. July-Sept. reception daily 7:30am-noon and 3pm-lam; curfew 12:30am. Oct.-June reception 8am-noon and 5-8pm; no curfew. Singles ‚21; doubles ‚42. Dorms ‚18; ‚2 discount with ISIC or Rolling Venice. MCV.
Hotel Rossi, Lista di Spagna, Cannaregio 262 (041 71 51 64; email@example.com).
14 rooms with high ceilings and fans in older hotel that shows its age. Currency exchange and drinks available in lobby. June-Sept. reserve at least 1 month ahead. Singles ‚52, with bath ‚67; doubles ‚7590. Extra bed from ‚20. 10% Rolling Venice discount MCV.
Albergo Adua, Lista di Spagna, Cannaregio 233a (041 71 61 84; fax 244 01 62). 22 basic rooms with AC and TV come at a price. Singles ‚50, with bath ‚90; doubles ‚70 ‚100; triples ‚130 with bath. Cheaper rooms are available through the hotel at a different location; inquire at reception or call for more info. AmExMCV. O
Ostello di Venezia (HI), Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca 87 ( 041 523 82 11; www.hos- telbooking.com). Take vaporetto #82, 41, or 42 to Zitelle. Turn right alongside canal. Large and efficient, with a sweeping view of the water. Must book through website; do not call to reserve. Reception 7-9:30am and 1:30-11:30pm. Lockout 9:30am-l:30pm. Curfew 11:30pm. HI members only; cards for sale. Dorms ‚17. MCV.
Istituto Canosiano, Ponte Piccolo, Giudecca 428 (041 522 21 57). Take vaporetto #82 or 41 to Palanca, and cross the bridge on the left. Women only. 35 beds. Sheets included. Reception 3pm-curfew. Lockout noon-3pm. Strict curfew 10:30pm; in winter 10pm. Large dorms ‚15. O
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