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Istituto San Giuseppe

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

I stayed for 9 days when I had only planned for 7 nights. The room was simply furnished but super clean. It was very central and although they did not serve breakfast there were many cafes and bakeries close by. There was kitchen facilities that you could also store and heat food. The staff were absolutely lovely and very friendly....

1Thank Michaela p
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The guest room was predictably austere. Two twin beds with a larger bathroom than other convents we stayed in, yet still a small shower. The radiator for heat was centrally controlled and ran for set times during the day. This made for a chilly room in late December when overnight lows were near freezing. We used the additional blankets provided...

1Thank jeffreytd
Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 17 October 2015

A simple but perfect location for any trip to Venice. The staff were very helpful. Location was perfect. I spent two nights and would go again. It is not a luxury hotel, but good, clean, simple accomodation for time in Venice. If you want pampered American style hotel space this place is not for you. If you are there to...

1Thank Andrewknelson
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and two children stayed at the Instituto San Giuseppe in Venice, Italy in late summer of 2014. It is challenging to find affordable, comfortable lodging for a family, so when I noticed the working monastery's availability and price, I booked it. It was an excellent move. This is a wonderful, simple and quiet, clean monastery run by super...

1Thank stinkpirate
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This was our second visit to Venice this summer and we wanted to experience what it might be like to stay with a religious order in Venice. We resided here on the nights of 26th and 27th August 2015. We were not disappointed as Instituto San Giuseppe is centrally located between Rialto and St Marks Square in the Castello Sector...

2Thank DFD1303
Paphos, Cyprus
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This monastery building dates from the 16th century and is a short walk to San Marco square. There is a lovely calm atmosphere there and it was nice to come home after a day surrounded by hundreds of tourists. Venice is very crowded in July! Our quad room was a good size & the aircon quiet & efficient. There was...

1Thank Lazer123
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stayed at Istituto San Giuseppe on a short weekend trip to Venice. The nuns and staff working in the front desk area were very friendly and helpful, which was great, and the location was impressive -- very close to Piazza San Marco, and the price was also fantastic for Venice and the convent's location. Note that the convent can...

1Thank Ciliegio_8
New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The location of this working convent cannot be beat. The rooms, while simple, are clean, but certainly could use some TLC (peeling paint, etc). The major down side for me was the number of mosquitoes in our room. we spent an hour killing over a dozen of them. I guess the first clue was the citronella plug in we were...

1Thank VTSAM
Houston, TX
Reviewed 5 July 2015

My family and I had reservations for approx. a year in advance but on the day of our arrival they couldn't locate our reservation. They stated that they'd switched email addresses since we made our reservations and would work with us since I had my original email from them confirming our reservation. The first night they were able to put...

1Thank lsullivan68
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 July 2015

My wife and I stayed at Istituto San Giuseppe for four nights. After disembarking from the Rialto Vaporreto stop, we had to cross only one bridge. The receptionists were very friendly. They gave us a triple room since we each had a checked luggage and a hand luggage. There is an elevator which helped with the luggage. The room and...

1Thank LalSam

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Staying in Castello

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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Additional Information about Istituto San Giuseppe

Address: Ponte della Guerra 5402, 5402 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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“All rooms are allocated so you are not able to choose except by capacity.”
beyond5th, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A lift gives access to upper 4 floors”
Deka42, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We liked rooms 16 and 17 - newer rooms”
DFD1303, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on a higher floor”
Ciliegio_8, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Great location in proximity to St. Marks and the Rialto Bridge (which is under construction)”
lsullivan68, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
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