The 7 best cheap hotels in Venice for 2017

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The Grand Canal in Venice. Photo: Mike H.

There’s nothing we love more than a visit to Venice. It’s hard to beat the canal views, incredible cultural sites, and decadent food. But like many other iconic European cities, Venice can be an expensive adventure, especially when it comes to booking a hotel.

You can save by scouring the internet for budget-friendly accommodations, but it might take you days to find a clean, comfortable place to stay. To save you time and money, we’ve picked some of our favorite Venice hotels of the year from our guide, so you can rest easy knowing you booked one of the city’s hidden (and affordable) gems.

More tips for saving in Venice
• Island hopping in the Venetian Lagoon
• 5 Cheap and charming hotels in Venice


You’ll have plenty of euros left over when you book a room at one of these hotels. None of these cheapo picks will cost you more than $80 per night!

Albergo San Samuele

Enjoy a dose of old-world charm at Albergo San Samuele.

Neighborhood: San Marco
Doubles from $51

If you’re looking to stay somewhere with style, the Albergo San Samuele is your spot. The hotel mixes boutique and antique for a bold and budget-friendly atmosphere. Outside of the décor, the rooms are pretty simple (read: no televisions or air conditioning). Book a shared bathroom for extra savings. Read the full review

Hotel Ai Do Mori

You’ll find unforgettable views at rock-bottom rates at Hotel Ai Do Mori.

Neighborhood: San Marco
Doubles from $65

Great location near Saint Mark’s Square? Check. Incredible views and cheap, tidy rooms? Check. Fun and friendly management? Check. The Hotel Ai Do Mori meets our Cheapo standards by offering all of these things, plus amenities like televisions, safes, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Read the full review

Hotel Galleria

Hotel Galleria has an amazing location right at the base of the Accademia Bridge.

Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
Doubles from $69

The Hotel Galleria is an endearing, old-fashioned place with antique furnishings and simple amenities. Rooms have minibars (with complimentary beverages) and free Wi-Fi, and breakfast is included in the nightly rate. The best part of booking a room at the Hotel Galleria? The incredible views of the Grand Canal. Read the full review

Albergo Doni

Rooms look right onto a Venetian canal at Albergo Doni.

Neighborhood: Castello
Doubles from $71

A classic Cheapo pick, the Albergo Doni is your home away from home. The hotel sits on the side of the canal and is close to St. Mark’s Square. Rooms offer either canal or garden views and feature an eclectic mixture of furnishings and decorations. Amenities are limited, but free Wi-Fi is available in common areas. Even better? Breakfast is included with your stay. Read the full review

Locanda Silva

You’ll love hanging out on the sunny terraces at Locanda Silva.

Neighborhood: Castello
Doubles from $71

The canal-side location, original artwork, and friendly proprietor make the Locanda Silva another Cheapo favorite. Rooms are clean and simple. Guests can enjoy the two terraces that overlook the canal, along with modern amenities like air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Read the full review

Hotel Della Mora

Hotel Della Mora has very low rates for such a prime location right on a canal.

Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Doubles from $76

The Hotel Dalla Mora offers rooms with canal views and a location just off of one of Santa Croce’s main shopping streets. Original art decorates the place, and the hotel remains peaceful thanks to a lack of televisions throughout. Read the full review

Locanda Al Leon

You’re surrounded by antique style in the 15th-century building of Locanda Al Leon.

Neighborhood: Castello
Doubles from $79

The Locanda Al Leon is a charming family-run guesthouse that boasts perks like spacious bathrooms, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Add luxurious décor and select rooms with stunning views, and you have quite the deal. Read the full review

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