Cheap hotels in San Polo, Venice
North of the Rialto Bridge, Venetian life is a bit more relaxed in San Polo. Streets are not as packed, restaurants have more local flavor, and prices tend to be more affordable in general. By day you’ll find open-air markets and fish markets ("herbaria"), decked out in frescoed porticos. By night the area is home to local hipsters enjoying late-night "cicchetti" and great wines by the glass. You can easily walk to and from the area around the Rialto Bridge to San Marco in 10 minutes.
Sleeping in San Polo: Like its neighbor, Santa Croce, hotels in San Polo can be some of the best deals in the city. It might take you a little longer to find them, as streets can be confusing, but they’re worth finding. The area is also quite nice to come home to at night, with more locals and fewer tourists hanging out in the restaurants and bars. Favorite budget hotels from our list below include the Pensione Guerrato (lovely, antique spot near the Rialto Bridge) and the Locanda Ca’ San Polo (charming spot with a rooftop terrace).