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Cheap hotels in Castello, Venice

The largest of the six "sestieri", Castello borders San Marco and becomes more residential (and, we think, interesting) the farther away from the packs of San Marco’s tourists you go. The district is dominated by its naval shipyards, the Arsenale, which were once the largest on the continent (and today has an excellent museum). Other sights include the impressive Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, the tranquil Campo Santa Maria Formosa, and the Biennale Gardens. We find the district’s biggest draw, however, to be the tranquility of its narrow streets and hidden courtyards, and the clusters of locals chitchatting on the street and corner bars.

Sleeping in Castello: Hotels in the Castello district are often a better value and a bit more relaxed than those in the dead center of Venice, and this is especially true the farther you get into Castello. Note that most of the picks below are located on the border with San Marco, and thus they’ll be convenient to central sights, although more expensive and busier. However, we think that the charms of Castello really become apparent the deeper you get into the district. Even if you don't sleep deep inside Castello, try to visit it during your stay—you'll be surprised how suddenly you escape the crowds.

Our favorite hotels from the list below include the Albergo Doni (cheap, with character), the Al Leon (a lovely splurge), and the Locanda Silva (art-filled and simple), all located near the border with San Marco. Another interesting option is the Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, a mouthful and former orphanage with large rooms.

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Locanda Al Leon, Venice

Address Calle dei Albanesi 4270 (Castello)

Friendly owners Giuliano and Marcella run the charming Locanda Al Leon, a pristine guesthouse overlooking a small square just minutes from Piazza San Marco.

9.0 Guest Rating

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$89

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Locanda Casa Querini, Venice

Address Campo San Giovanni Novo 4388 (Castello)

Set on a small and tranquil square, the six-room Locanda Casa Querini is a tiny charmer with classic Venetian style.

8.9 Guest Rating

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$114

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Albergo Doni, Venice

Address Calle Del Vin 4656 San Zaccaria (Castello)

The Albergo Doni is pure cheapo, a modest, family-run pension, situated in a 16th-century building very close to St. Mark’s Square.

8.1 Guest Rating

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$63

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Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

Address Castello, Barbaria Dele Tole, 6401 (Castello)

The intimate Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo is a six-room guesthouse situated in a classy 18th-century palazzo along the romantic streets of Castello.

8.0 Guest Rating

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$101

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Cà Del Dose, Venice

Address Castello 3801 (Riva degli Schiavoni) (Castello)

This cozy joint, a short walk from San Marco, is a real DYI operation. There's not much service to speak of, as you have your own key, and breakfast is the only provided meal.

7.8 Guest Rating

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$75

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Locanda Silva, Venice

Address Castello 4423 (Castello)

A friendly, family-run hotel situated near San Marco that offers clean and simple rooms, with or without private bath, at low rates.

7.7 Guest Rating

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$63

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Rio Hotel, Venice

Address Castello 4356 - Campo SS. Filippo e Giacomo (Castello)

Situated a minute away from St. Mark's Square, the two-star Hotel Rio offers comfy rooms and reasonable rates.

7.4 Guest Rating

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$127

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Bed and Breakfast Corte Campana, Venice

Address Castello 4410, Calle del Rimedio (Castello)

Situated in a fabulous palazzo with more than 600 years of history, the Bed and Breakfast Corte Campana feels like a real home, complete with a friendly owner who grew up in the place.

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$95

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Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice

Address 3701 Castello, Calle della Pieta (Castello)

Situated on the top floor of a 14th-century orphanage, the Casa per Ferie Santa Maria della Pieta offers 15 simple guest rooms and a truly unique experience.

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$127

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