I arrived around eight in the evening and was dropped off in the alley way beside the hostel. I was a little disoriented because I could not locate the reception. I did eventually. It is on the second floor and resembles a police station in Texas. The people working at the hostel are very down to earth and helpful. I was very thrown off by the reception area, because it is quite old and not very well kept. Before I paid for my private room I asked to see it. A friendly woman kindly obliged and I was happy to see that the room looked exactly like the photograph. It was, in fact, more spacious. However, the towels that were left on my bed to use were stained. I do highly recommend bringing your own towels instead of risking it with towels that smell clean, but are not cleaned properly. The room felt very safe. Now for the good part: the hostel is located SECONDS from the beach and the area that surrounds it is amazing. There is an incredible restaurant across the street where you can bring your own alcohol, a burrito place beneath the hostel, and a great vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurant around the corner from the hostel.There is also a GREAT vintage store and coffee shop across the street. This hostel is located spectacularly and that is ultimately what you are paying for. I walked to and from the beach to the hostel whenever I needed to use the bathroom or take a nap and it was absolutely lovely. If you can afford to pay 500/ night for an Air BNB in the same location then obviously do that, but if you are low maintenance and can afford a private room at this hotel then bring your own towel and enjoy Venice.
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