Are you looking for somewhere to stay in Venice with a great location, but you’re on a tight budget? Well, consider staying at Hotel San Geremia or it’s sister accommodation, San Geremia Rooms. Though it’s a short river bus journey from St Mark’s Square (Piazzo San Marco), it’s an especially good option if you’re travelling to Venice by train, as I did when I went interrailing through Italy. The reason being that Hotel San Geremia is literally just a 5-minute walk from Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia train station. You can get straight off the train in Venice, turn left, and easily drop off your suitcase or heavy backpack at the hotel in Campo San Geremia (the square). Then you can start exploring the minute you arrive in this breath-taking city.
What is Hotel San Geremia Like?
Hotel San Geremia offers basic, 2-star, no-frills, accommodation but it’s set in a great location for a reasonable price. The hotel comprises of 2 buildings (expect shabby chic on the outside!) which stand in a charming little square, Campo St. Geremia. Many rooms look right out over the square. The hotel is literally a minute’s walk from the Romanesque Chiesa di San Geremia church with many rooms boasting a direct view.
We booked through Hostelworld (where it is listed as San Geremia Rooms), and we chose a Premier Twin. Premier rooms cost a little more, but we were delighted with the view we got. Plus, we could sit in the evening sun by our window at the little table and chairs provided.
The room itself was fairly basic. I thought it could very easily have been improved and made a little more homely simply by hanging a few pictures on the walls. However, that is really a minor criticism considering everything this place has to offer. I thought the bathroom was of a particularly high standard considering the low-cost nature of the accommodation. It was really quite nice and exceptionally clean. The best feature by far though is the location of the hotel, which really is excellent. This was the main thing I was concerned about when I went to Venice. I always think that you’re not going to be spending much time in your room anyway so why waste money on it. There’s too much to see and do!
Hotel San Geremia Overview
Hotel San Geremia is clean and comfortable, and the dorms and rooms have either shared or private bathrooms. Some have fantastic views over the square as ours did, and some rooms have balconies. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and the hotel also has a computer for guests to use at a small fee. One small thing to note is that there is no elevator, so if this is a concern for you contact the hotel before booking to see if you can get ground floor accommodation. Breakfast was not included in our stay, which was a shame. However, there is a lovely place to eat a low cost breakfast right downstairs. We had juice, coffee and a pastry right there in the piazza while we enjoyed the morning sunshine.
What Can You Expect To Pay?
We stayed for two nights in high season (August) and paid around £150 in total (2 persons, 2 nights, Premier Room with view). However, looking at currently advertised prices on Booking.com and Hostelworld it seems you can get some really great prices and deals at the moment.
I’d certainly recommend this hotel as a great budget option. It offers comfortable yet basic accommodation, without compromising on location or cleanliness. Perfect for those looking to visit the incredible and beautiful city of Venice.
Hotel San Geremia not a glamorous hotel if that’s what you’re looking for, but if you’re looking for low-cost accommodation in Venice and price and location matter more to you more than anything else, then this is a great option.
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